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April 23, 2014

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A movie clip plays on a "Jurassic Park"-themed video slot machine by International Game Technology (IGT)during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
Slot-maker IGT reports slide in quarterly earnings
April 22, 2014
Las Vegas-based IGT, a manufacturer of slot machines and casino game management systems, reported earnings today for the quarter ending...
Caesars making bid for casino in upstate New York
April 22, 2014
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A couple plays an electronic craps machine during the opening of the casino floor at the Cromwell, formerly Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, on the Las Vegas Strip and Flamingo Avenue, Monday, April 21, 2014.
Cromwell’s casino floor officially open for business
April 21, 2014
Caesars Entertainment, owner of the renovated resort at Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, opened the Cromwell’s 40,000-square-foot casino floor at 4 p.m. today. The casino has 434 slot machines and 66 table games. Some of the hotel’s 188 rooms also ...
Dealer Joe Carrion waits inside the high-limit baccarat room in January at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Crimea seeks to become the next Las Vegas
April 21, 2014
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/crimea-seeks-to-become-next-las-vegas/498607.html
Henderson casino settles complaint over cash shortfall
April 17, 2014
The state Gaming Commission today approved an agreement to settle a complaint that the Klondike Sunset Casino in Henderson repeatedly failed to keep enough cash on hand. The casino at 444 West Sunset Road could suffer...
The Rampart Casino is shown, Monday Sept. 26, 2011.
Rampart Casino ready to open new bingo room
April 16, 2014
Rampart Casino’s new bingo room is opening Saturday, with six one-hour sessions every day. The 300-seat room next to the buffet will include...
In this June 6, 2013, photo, a dealer waits as a gambler places chips on a roulette table at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City N.J.
Casino reimburses players in tourney marred by fake chips
April 15, 2014
A New Jersey casino is reimbursing players in a poker tournament that was suspended after counterfeit chips were discovered. More than 2,100 entrants who finished ...
Confessions of a casino host: Tales of high rollers, comps and hookers
Confessions of a casino host: Tales of high rollers, comps and hookers
April 13, 2014
When high rollers come to Las Vegas, they expect to be treated like royalty, to spend a weekend living out a hip-hop video — all comped, and all in exchange for laying down bets. And they expect these perks to be delivered by ...
Phil Ivey Jr. competes during the opening day of the World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship tournament at the Rio Sunday, June 24, 2012.
NJ casino sues poker pro Phil Ivey for $9.6 million, alleges cheating
April 11, 2014
An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme. The Borgata filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against...
An IGT video slot machine promotes Power Bucks during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.  Power Bucks is a "bolt-on" progressive, meaning casinos can digitally connect it to any IGT slot machine to make it a progressive. When Power Bucks is enabled, a progressive tracker appears at the top of the screen.
Boyd Gaming, IGT team on progressive jackpot network in Nevada, New Jersey
April 10, 2014
Las Vegas-based slot maker IGT this afternoon announced it was rolling out the nation’s first multistate progressive jackpot network. Powerbucks is being released at Boyd Gaming properties in Nevada and New Jersey. It will be expanded …
The official weigh-in for undefeated boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Mayweather tweets about $75K in winnings with bets on UConn in Final Four
April 10, 2014
“Money” is at it again. Boxing champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather took to Twitter this week to brag about winning a combined $75,000 in two Final Four bets …
Bettors stand in line to make their wagers at the LVH sports book during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Baseball losses the story in Vegas on Championship Monday
April 8, 2014
http://linemakers.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/2014-04-08/baseball-losses-the-story-in-vegas-on-championship-monday
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.
After scandal, Atlantic City poker tourney gets high-tech chips
April 8, 2014
A cheating scandal at a casino poker tournament has led to new security measures, including chips that are more intricate, have more colors and include an authentication element that can be checked under ultraviolet light. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa told The Associated Press it was using...
A sample poker game is played on the Ultimate Gaming website, in Las Vegas, April 29, 2013. Ultimate Gaming began offering Internet gambling in Nevada in early 2013.
Internet poker revenues outgaining only bingo, Nevada regulators report
April 2, 2014
Internet poker hasn’t proved so far to be the bonanza some had hoped for. The first monthly report on online poker gaming win showed it exceeded only bingo compared to other casino games, slot machines and …
Cindy Clark plays a slot machine at Dotty's near Eastern and Serene in Henderson on Thursday, March 24, 2011.
Commissioner floats idea to rein in slot parlors: allow fewer slot machines
April 1, 2014
Currently, a tavern or bar is allowed to have up to 15 machines under state law, so long as the revenue from gaming is “incidental” to the primary business of ...
A late-afternoon view of Venetian Macau from a Crown Towers suite
Macau reports strong 1st-quarter gambling revenue; Wynn, Las Vegas Sands win
April 1, 2014
http://www.forbes.com/sites/samanthasharf/2014/04/01/macau-reports-strong-q1-gambling-revenue-wynn-and-las-vegas-sands-win/
Gaming regulators say Henderson casino was short of cash
March 31, 2014
The state Gaming Control Board has filed an eight-count complaint against a Henderson casino that failed to keep enough money on hand to pay off potential winnings by customers. The Klondike Sunset Casino was cited for...
Cindy Clark plays a slot machine at Dotty's near Eastern and Serene in Henderson on Thursday, March 24, 2011.
County commission to consider slot-gaming locations — again
March 30, 2014
Clark County commissioners will continue wrestling with how available to make slot machines at bars, convenience stores and other locations in neighborhoods in valley when they meet Tuesday. Specifically, they'll discuss licensing of locations that have ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd Gaming, IGT team on progressive jackpot network in Nevada, New Jersey
Las Vegas-based slot maker IGT this afternoon announced it was rolling out the nation’s first multistate progressive jackpot network. Powerbucks is being released at Boyd ...
Boyd Gaming narrows loss to $47.3 million in 4th quarter
Boyd Gaming, a Las Vegas-based company, reported its fourth-quarter earnings today.
Boyd CEO demolishes myth that regulated online gambling will cannibalize land-based casino revenue
http://www.onlinepokerreport.com/10901/online-gambling-does-not-hurt-land-based-casino-revenue/

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Jason Alexander’s new one-man show at Harrah’s reveals ‘Seinfeld’ secrets, pokes fun at Las Vegas
Producer Seth Yudof told me: “He also does a Q+A session with the audience about the 14 years of ‘Seinfeld.’ It’s really funny. He’s really ...
Chefs Week: Kerry Simon to open downtown Las Vegas restaurant next month
Kerry has taken over the old John E. Carson Hotel for his innovative cuisine at Carson Kitchen: “I have long wanted to open a true ...
Sales tax slice: The house really does always win — Las Vegas casino purchases airplanes, escapes sales and use taxes
http://www.bna.com/sales-tax-slice-b17179889155/

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Is Las Vegas Sands poised for spot on the S&P 500?
http://247wallst.com/investing/2014/04/22/deutsche-bank-identifies-next-sp-500-candidates/
Las Vegas Sands donating $7 million to bolster UNLV hospitality program
UNLV officials this morning announced a $7 million donation from the Las Vegas Sands Corp. to help build a new academic building for the hotel ...
Major GOP donor tests his influence in push to ban online gambling
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MGM Mirage coverage

MGM Resorts, Cirque to build 33-acre, open-air venue to host Rock in Rio in Las Vegas
Rock in Rio, one of the world’s largest music festivals, is set for Las Vegas in May 2015 and is a partnership among MGM Resorts ...
MGM, Hakkasan form partnership to build, manage luxury hotels worldwide
MGM Resorts International and Hakkasan Group are partnering in a joint-venture to develop luxury hotels around the globe. Formation of MGM Hakkasan Hospitality was announced ...
Photos: Alex Pettyfer re-creates ‘Magic Mike’ at Beacher’s Madhouse minus supermodel ‘wifey’
Hunky British actor Alex Pettyfer, who stripped down in “Magic Mike” alongside Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, re-created the same hi-jinx while celebrating his 24th ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Station Casinos ends year strong but still loses $104 million in 2013
Station Casinos, a Las Vegas-based operator of 15 locals casinos in Southern Nevada, reported its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings today.
Online poker starting to pad companies' bottom line
It’s still too early to tell how profitable online poker will be, but trailblazing gaming companies are beginning to generate revenue from their Internet investments.
Station Casinos says payroll taxes, Obamacare drag on Las Vegas economy
Las Vegas-based Station Casinos, operator of 15 locals casinos in Southern Nevada, reported its third-quarter earnings today.

Wynn Resorts coverage

Strip Scribbles: Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jerry Lewis, Wolfgang Puck and Criss Angel
I’ll be filming today a version of my old show “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” touring unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s three Las ...
Celebrity preview: Country’s biggest stars, ACM Awards, Michael Jordan, Rob Thomas and Teller’s ‘Tempest’
If country music and its superstars are not your cup of tea, then you’ve got a cornucopia of comedians and illusionist Teller’s magical version of ...
Strip Scribbles: Teller’s ‘Tempest’ triumph; Michael Jordan’s golf benefit; George Clooney’s tequila
Teller hosts his star-studded premiere and celebration Saturday at the new 500-seat tent theater in Symphony Park outside the Smith Center, and even with “The ...

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