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January 29, 2015

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A Black Book, a State Gaming Control Board list of people excluded from Nevada casinos, is displayed at the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. At right is a page on former mobster Tony "The Ant" Spilotro, who was removed from the book only after his death.
Another name added to Nevada’s casino ‘black book’
Jan. 29, 2015
Gaming regulators have added another name to Nevada’s famous “black book,” a list of people barred from entering any of the state’s casinos. The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved ...
The grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip.
Griddle Cafe out, Northside Cafe in at SLS
Jan. 29, 2015
Less than six months after opening, the Griddle Cafe at SLS will close this weekend. A new 24-hour diner, Northside Cafe, will take its place starting Feb. 1. The new restaurant ...
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino opens at Lake Tahoe
Jan. 29, 2015
Owners of the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Lake Tahoe say thousands of people crowded onto the property for their much-anticipated grand opening in Stateline. Wednesday night's celebration included ...
Las Vegas Sands casino sits behind the Fishermans Wharf in Macau in this Feb. 7, 2006, photo.
Las Vegas Sands has tough 4th quarter in China, but profits still up
Jan. 28, 2015
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that controls the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip, reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings ...
4 buddies did unheard of in ‘World Series’ of NFL betting
Jan. 28, 2015
If there's a secret to how four buddies managed to beat the house 76 percent of the time during the NFL's regular season to win a record-setting ...
Meet the top 5 donors to Nevada state political campaigns
Jan. 28, 2015
A well-connected Republican PAC, casinos and a gun control group funded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were among the top five entities that ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace, June 6, 2013.
Judge says Caesars bankruptcy case will proceed in Illinois
Jan. 28, 2015
A federal judge in Delaware ruled Wednesday that the Chapter 11 case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. will proceed in Illinois, denying a motion by several ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...

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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’
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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
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MGM Mirage coverage

Q+A: DJ Jazzy Jeff talks Hakkasan Group, traveling, Seahawks and Bonnie Raitt
From “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star to being a much-sought-after DJ and producer and multiple Grammy Award winner, Philadelphia’s DJ Jazzy Jeff is thankful ...
Q+A: Rock in Rio’s Roberta Medina: ‘We’re going to bring something different to Las Vegas’
Since its inception in 1985, Rock in Rio with 1.38 million concertgoers has been a cultural phenomenon. Thirteen festivals have taken place in three countries ...
Confirmed! Calvin Harris signs three-year deal with The Hakkasan Group
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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
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Wynn Resorts coverage

Monday By the Numbers: NBT’s live-music outlay; ticket targets for ‘Showstoppers’ and ‘Frank’
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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
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