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March 1, 2015

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Rep. Dina Titus renews push to repeal sports wagering tax
Feb. 27, 2015
Seeking to save as much as $11 million in taxes paid by some Nevada companies each year, U.S. Rep. Dina Titus today reintroduced legislation that would roll back a federal handle tax on sports wagers. In a letter to the leaders of ...
A view of the Las Vegas Strip taken from a helicopter May 21, 2012.
Gaming revenue up on Las Vegas Strip, statewide in January
Feb. 27, 2015
Nevada gaming revenue rose notably in January, thanks to a particularly good month on the Strip, the state reported today. The Gaming Control Board said Nevada casinos won ...
Gold medalist David Wise of Reno celebrates with silver medalist Mike Riddle of Canada and bronze medalist Kevin Rolland of France after the men's ski halfpipe final at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
Nevada Gaming Commission approves betting on Olympics
Feb. 26, 2015
State gaming regulators approved a request from the South Point to alter regulatory language that prohibits wagers on amateur sports, which previously included ...
Harley Davidson-themed slot machines are displayed at the IGT booth during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Center Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.
Regulators OK merger between lottery operator, slot maker
Feb. 26, 2015
Nevada gambling regulators say a $6.4 billion merger between an Italian lottery operator and U.S. slot machine maker can ...
A view of the stalled Fontainebleau resort, right, on Las Vegas Boulevard South on Dec. 30, 2014. Fontainebleau Las Vegas filed for bankruptcy protection in June 2009. Carl Icahn assumed part-ownership of the project in 2010.
Bank of America reaches $300 million settlement over Fontainebleau
Feb. 26, 2015
Bank of America Corp on Wednesday said it reached a $300 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by lenders that helped finance construction of the failed Fontainebleau Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, which filed for ...
The Revel resort, right, is shown next to the closed Showboat on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlantic City.
Revel sale resurrected; $82M price agreed on for former casino
Feb. 24, 2015
A Florida developer agreed to buy Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel for $82 million Tuesday, a week after a bankruptcy judge declared his former deal to buy it at a higher price dead. Glenn Straub's new contract gives him a discount from the $95.4 million his Polo North Country Club would have had to pay under ...
Gaming towns not exactly three of a kind
Feb. 22, 2015
While gambling cities are affected by some of the same trends, their casino industries differ significantly. Las Vegas long has been the pre-eminent gambling city in terms of name recognition and historical identity. Over the past decade, however, Macau has sprinted far ahead of Las Vegas in gambling revenue ...
MGM looking to hire more than 500 employees
Feb. 20, 2015
If you missed earlier rounds of local job fairs this year, you’re in luck: MGM Resorts is hiring for more than 500 permanent positions at its properties along the Strip. The company’s career fair will be ...
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority plans to use the site of the Riviera as part of a $2.3 billion Las Vegas Global Business District project, which includes a 1.8 million-square-foot expansion of exhibit and meeting space, shown here.
Tourism authority OKs $182.5 million purchase of Riviera
Feb. 20, 2015
Las Vegas tourism officials today agreed to pay $182.5 million to buy the Riviera, paving the way for the closure and demolition of the nearly 60-year-old resort. At a special meeting ...
The Revel resort, right, is shown next to the closed Showboat on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlantic City.
Second deal to sell Atlantic City’s shuttered Revel casino falls through
Feb. 20, 2015
Another deal to sell Atlantic City's former Revel casino is dead. A bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved Revel AC's request to terminate a deal to sell the shuttered gambling resort to Florida developer Glenn Straub's Polo North Country Club for $95.4 million. The sale of the casino ...
An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
Cosmopolitan’s new owner, Culinary signal strife is over
Feb. 18, 2015
It was perhaps a bit early for champagne, but reps from both the Cosmopolitan and Culinary Union Local 226 raised a toast in hopes of ...
An exterior view of the Red Rock Resort in Summerlin Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Station CFO optimistic about Las Vegas economy after strong 2014 performance
Feb. 17, 2015
Locals gaming giant Station Casinos, whose properties in the valley include Palace Station, Red Rock Resort and Green Valley Ranch, reported its fourth quarter and full-year earnings ...
An exterior view of the Bellagio, June 6, 2013.
MGM revenue and losses worse in 4th quarter, better for year
Feb. 17, 2015
MGM Resorts International, the casino company that operates such Strip properties as the Bellagio, MGM Grand and Aria, reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings today. As with other casino companies that operate in Macau, MGM felt the effects of ...
An exterior view of the Riviera on Monday, July 15, 2013.
Tourism authority plans to buy, tear down the historic Riviera
Feb. 17, 2015
What began as a rumor this month is now official: the Las Vegas tourism authority is moving forward with plans to purchase the Riviera so it can be demolished to make room for more convention space. The LVCVA board of directors will meet ...
Court won’t revive Caesars lawsuit against Mass. gaming regulator
Feb. 17, 2015
A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Caesars Entertainment against the state's top gambling regulator. The Las Vegas company said Massachusetts Gambling Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby violated ...
In this June 26, 2013, photo, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is seen in Atlantic City, N.J., with the nearby Water Club reflected in its gold glass facade.
New Jersey allows physical skill-based gambling
Feb. 13, 2015
An Atlantic City casino is about to redefine casino gambling by introducing a new style of wagering: competition based on a physical skill rather than luck. Executives at ...
The Golden Nugget Atlantic City, pictured here in 2012, won the latest in a series of rulings in a New Jersey court regarding $1.5 million won by a group of gamblers who realized that the cards had not been shuffled.
Judge: Unshuffled cards void game, winnings must be returned
Feb. 12, 2015
Gamblers who won $1.5 million at a casino after realizing the cards hadn't been shuffled have been ordered to return the money. State Superior Court Judge Donna Taylor has sided with the Golden Nugget casino in its long-running dispute with 14 gamblers who say the fault wasn't theirs and ...
Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International and chairman of the American Gaming Association, discusses key points after announcing the launching of a "national voting initiative in key presidential election states," during a press conference at Aristocrat Technologies on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.
Gaming industry aims to be heard in next presidential election
Feb. 12, 2015
If a Washington, D.C.-based casino trade group has anything to say about it, 2016 presidential candidates campaigning in battleground states with casinos won’t be able to avoid ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Locals casinos, Borgata shine for Boyd in the latest quarter
Boyd Gaming, the casino company that operates several Las Vegas properties including the California, the Orleans and Suncoast, announced its fourth quarter ...
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 ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Las Vegas comedy musical gem ‘Idaho’ to be rooted at the Smith Center
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Vegas DeLuxe has learned exclusively that KGB in at Harrah’s and his popular Simon Restaurant & Lounge in Palms Place will be shuttered shortly. Carson ...
Strip Scribbles: Downtown tourist scams warning; Andre Rochat’s 35th anniversary; Oscar chefs
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Las Vegas Sands coverage

Las Vegas Sands has tough 4th quarter in China, but profits still up
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that controls the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip, reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings ...
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 ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A to headline second-annual Route 91 Harvest
Jake Owen, A Thousand Horses, Frankie Ballard, Mark Chesnutt, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Brett Eldredge, Gloriana, Joe Nichols, Jon Pardi, Chase Rice, The Cadillac Three, ...
Nude pics of Calvin Harris; Mayweather-Pacquiao ticket$; Elvis sites, Aerosmith run at Westgate?
Calvin Harris, who is the latest body and face for Emporio Armani underwear, has hired lawyers to stop nude photographs of him being sent to ...
Three decadent Chinese New Year meals: Andrea’s, Hakkasan and China Poblano
Three of the best restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip — Andrea’s, China Poblano and Hakkasan — are celebrating Chinese New Year — and the ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Station CFO optimistic about Las Vegas economy after strong 2014 performance
Locals gaming giant Station Casinos, whose properties in the valley include Palace Station, Red Rock Resort and Green Valley Ranch, reported its fourth quarter and ...
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, ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

New PBS doc features Meryl Streep, Steve Wynn’s collection of Monet
TV viewers will get an intimate look at Steve Wynn’s extraordinary art collection when PBS has its national pledge campaign this spring. The ”Monet’s Palate” ...
A ‘proponent of spectacle,’ director Philip William McKinley goes organic in ‘Showstoppers’
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Three decadent Chinese New Year meals: Andrea’s, Hakkasan and China Poblano
Three of the best restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip — Andrea’s, China Poblano and Hakkasan — are celebrating Chinese New Year — and the ...

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