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January 28, 2015

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An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Judge ready to rule on venue for Caesars bankruptcy case
Jan. 27, 2015
A Delaware judge is set to rule on whether the Chapter 11 case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. should proceed in Delaware or in Illinois. After hearing final arguments Tuesday, the judge said he would rule on Wednesday. Several creditor groups want the case to proceed in Delaware, where they filed ...
President Barack Obama listens at right as U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, where the president announced he would nominate Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric Holder.
Gaming lobby entering debate on Obama’s pick for attorney general
Jan. 27, 2015
Seeking a federal crackdown on illegal gambling, the gaming industry’s leading Capitol Hill lobby is wading into the debate over President Obama’s pick to be ...
Scientific Games moving headquarters to Las Vegas after Bally merger
Jan. 26, 2015
Gambling technology company Scientific Games said today that it’s moving its corporate headquarters from New York to Las Vegas. Nevada gaming regulators approved ...
Blake Sartini in the Gold Bar, a private enclave in Golden Gaming headquarters, on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012.
Golden Gaming to take over Maryland casino in merger with Minnesota company
Jan. 26, 2015
Golden Gaming is growing again — this time beyond state lines. The Nevada tavern and slot route operator announced ...
In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Attorneys battle over venue for Caesars bankruptcy case
Jan. 26, 2015
A court battle over whether the bankruptcy case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. should proceed in Delaware or in Illinois was postponed Monday because of a snowstorm bearing down on the East Coast. The judge presiding over ...
A floor supervisor trains the craps table dealers at the Margaritaville casino inside the Flamingo on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.
How casino games are created
Jan. 25, 2015
Anyone with a good idea for a table game and a bankroll can pitch ideas to regulators.
Hershey’s Chocolate World opens at New York-New York on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Las Vegas. Former Mayor Oscar Goodman is pictured here.
Goodman: Black Book is unconstitutional
Jan. 25, 2015
Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman will dedicate the next of his dinner series talks to the infamous book that bans people from casinos in Nevada.
Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson to lead China subsidiary
Jan. 23, 2015
Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson will take the same title at his company's subsidiary in Macau, Asia's gambling mecca near Hong Kong. Sands China Ltd. announced Friday that ...
Vietnam allows new casino, may allow Vietnamese to gamble
Jan. 23, 2015
A recently announced government decision to allow a casino on Vietnam's biggest island drew mixed reactions Friday from citizens, who weighed its potential economic benefits against its perceived social vices. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung's approval in principle of ...
Fans cheer a play by the Seattle Seahawks as they watch Super Bowl XLVIII from Scooters Pub, 6200 S. Rainbow Blvd., Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
Gaming group: Illegal bets on Super Bowl will total $3.8 billion
Jan. 22, 2015
Americans will illegally wager 38 times more money on this year’s Super Bowl than they will legally in Nevada, the only state with full-fledged sports betting, according to ...
Wynn Resorts unveiled a new tower design for its planned Massachusetts casino on Thursday,  Jan. 22, 2015.
Wynn redesign of Massachusetts casino has a familiar look
Jan. 22, 2015
Wynn Resorts unveiled a new tower design for its planned Massachusetts casino today, and it should look familiar to anyone who’s seen the Wynn or Encore in Las Vegas. Massachusetts gaming regulators awarded the Boston-area casino license to Wynn’s $1.6 billion project last year, but they requested ...
This artist's rendering released Wednesday, March 27, 2013, by Wynn Resorts shows a proposed resort casino on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett, Mass.
Mohegan Sun joins lawsuit challenging Wynn casino license in Massachusetts
Jan. 21, 2015
Mohegan Sun is suing Massachusetts gambling regulators over their decision to award the Boston-area casino license to a rival. The Connecticut-based casino company ...
The California Noodle House recently opened at the California in downtown Las Vegas. Boyd Gaming officials say the opening is part of a companywide effort to revitalize nongaming offerings at its properties.
New restaurant at the Cal reflects broader nongaming trend
Jan. 17, 2015
Boyd Gaming celebrated the debut of a new restaurant at its flagship downtown Las Vegas casino on Friday, one that company officials say is part of a larger strategic focus on nongambling amenities. “What we’re trying to do is update our restaurants and bars, because there’s so much more nongaming that is important in ...
Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, delivers the keynote address at Colliers International Annual Seminar at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Wynn says his $1.6 billion resort on the waterfront across Boston will offer the largest hotel rooms outside of Las Vegas.
Wynn touts $1.6 billion casino in Boston appearance
Jan. 15, 2015
Steve Wynn says his $1.6 billion resort on the waterfront across Boston will offer the largest hotel rooms outside of Las Vegas and echo ...
This July 11, 2014, aerial photo shows the Atlantic City, N.J. beachfront with many of its Boardwalk casinos.
Almost half of Atlantic City’s casino revenue lost in 8 years
Jan. 14, 2015
Atlantic City has lost nearly half its casino revenue over the past eight years as competition in nearby states cannibalized its market and drove four casinos out of business. Figures released Wednesday by the state's Gaming Enforcement Division show the casinos took in ...
In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Caesars Entertainment division to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday
Jan. 14, 2015
Lawyers for the operating division of Caesars Entertainment say the company will file Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Northern District of Illinois on Thursday. The move is intended to ...
Catskills developers want to bid for fourth N.Y. casino
Jan. 13, 2015
Developers behind a proposed casino in the Catskills want to be included if a New York state board reopens the bidding process for a fourth casino license. Investors behind the Nevele Resort Casino wrote to the state's Gaming Commission Tuesday asking to submit a proposal. A board appointed by the commission will vote Tuesday evening on whether to ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Junior creditors try to halt Caesars restructuring plan
Jan. 12, 2015
Junior creditors of Caesars Entertainment filed court papers today seeking to prevent the debt-ridden casino company’s financial restructuring plan from taking effect. In documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, the junior creditors are attempting to force Caesars’ operating subsidiary into bankruptcy before ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

New restaurant at the Cal reflects broader nongaming trend
Boyd Gaming celebrated the debut of a new restaurant at its flagship downtown Las Vegas casino on Friday, one that company officials say is part ...
Boyd Gaming launches mobile sports-betting app
Boyd Gaming announced today the launch of its new mobile sports-betting application. Called B Connected Sports, Boyd’s app is available ...
Chief operating officer leaving Boyd Gaming, won’t be replaced
A top executive at Boyd Gaming is leaving the casino company and will not immediately be replaced. Boyd, based in Las Vegas, announced today the ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

J.T. plays to cameras at MGM Grand; Marie Osmond announces D&M world tour; Felice Garcia leaving ‘MDQ’
During an appearance on NBC’s “Today” on New Year’s Day, Marie Osmond told affable co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford that she and brother ...
Strip Scribbles: ‘Pawn Stars,’ Mac King, WSOP, ‘MDQ’ and new restaurants
Magician Mac King celebrates his 15th anniversary at Harrah’s next month, and he’s the cover star of the New Year’s edition of Magic magazine. Mac ...
Flowery praise for Bellagio Conservatory; Andrea Bocelli asks for tender love at MGM Grand
During his chilling performance at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, the great tenor Andrea Bocelli was backed by singers from one of the ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson to lead China subsidiary
Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson will take the same title at his company's subsidiary in Macau, Asia's gambling mecca near Hong Kong. Sands China ...
Adelson’s alleged probes of Macau officials may be revealed in court
Sands China Ltd. (1928)’s secret investigation of Macau government officials, allegedly ordered by its Chairman Sheldon Adelson, is fair game in the feud between the ...
Las Vegas Sands 3Q revenue dips, profit grows
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that runs the Venetian and Palazzo resorts on the Strip, announced its third-quarter earnings ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Confirmed! Calvin Harris signs three-year deal with The Hakkasan Group
Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris will hold down residencies at three Hakkasan Group venues in Las Vegas: Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand, nearby Wet ...
Strip Scribbles: Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada dazzles in national costume
There were raves Wednesday night at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant preliminaries for our hometown beauty Nia Sanchez, who after winning Miss Nevada USA went ...
No ‘Mr. Roboto’ for Santana; Brad Garrett turns cool in ‘Fargo’; ice follies at Sin City Theater
Carlos Santana, given the Key to the Strip during a ceremony at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay on Wednesday, said work is continuing with ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Judy Alberti, popular longtime entertainment exec, splits with Station Casinos
One of the most influential behind-the-scenes figures in Las Vegas entertainment over the past two decades is stepping down.
More than 200 jobs open for summer pool, restaurant workers
It’s not exactly pool weather in Las Vegas, but resorts already are gearing up for the summer with a number of hiring calls for pool, ...
Santa Fe Station GM: Be a go-getter, but be a ‘go-giver,’ as well
The vice president and general manager of Santa Fe Station talks about how her experience in the military translates in the hospitality industry, the most ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Monday By the Numbers: NBT’s live-music outlay; ticket targets for ‘Showstoppers’ and ‘Frank’
The latest data culled from our scrambling around the scene. This week’s Monday By the Numbers column touches on ballet and a helicopter. Enjoy this ...
Wynn and Encore ink residencies with 27 DJs in Las Vegas
The nightclub wars on signing top global DJs intensified this morning when Steve Wynn revealed an amazing slate of no less than 27 sultans of ...
Star Surveillance: Steven Seagal, Eric Church, Chauncey Billups, Lance Bass
Action-film star Steven Seagal dined at Barry S. Dakake’s N9NE Steakhouse in the Palms in a party of 25. He stuck to seafood, though, with ...

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