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September 17, 2014

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Cindy Clark plays a slot machine at Dotty's near Eastern and Serene in Henderson on Thursday, March 24, 2011.
Clark County to turn focus to slot parlor curbs
Sept. 16, 2014
After a summer-long hiatus, the Clark County Commission is returning to the issue of tavern gaming in an effort to stamp out slot parlors that have proliferated across ...
Chief operating officer leaving Boyd Gaming, won’t be replaced
Sept. 16, 2014
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 departure of ...
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.
Wynn’s $1.6 billion resort wins Boston casino license
Sept. 16, 2014
Wynn Resorts has bested Mohegan Sun for the lucrative Boston-area casino license, based largely on the strength of ...
A sign seen early Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, announces the closing of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes
Sept. 16, 2014
Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it ...
Gaming Control OKs license for Irish-themed taverns
Sept. 11, 2014
Golden Gaming cleared a regulatory hurdle today on its way toward operating four more taverns in the valley. The Gaming Control Board approved ...
A view of the casino floor at The Riviera, May 16, 2012.
Riviera could be in line for a $100 million facelift
Sept. 11, 2014
The Riviera, one of the oldest resorts in Las Vegas, is due for a substantial facelift. An executive from the company that operates the Riviera told state regulators ...
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.
New Jersey lets MGM keep half of Borgata casino
Sept. 10, 2014
New Jersey casino regulators on Wednesday let MGM Resorts back into the Atlantic City casino market. The Casino Control Commission voted to let MGM reclaim its 50 percent ownership of ...
Four things to know about Nevada's infamous 'Black Book'
Four things to know about Nevada's infamous 'Black Book'
Sept. 10, 2014
With the recent addition of Gary Frederick Young to Nevada’s “Black Book” for gambling-related fraud and cheating, here are a few things you should know about the list, courtesy of Karl Bennison, chief of enforcement for the ...
Odds are posted at the LVH sports book during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014.
No need to be intimidated, rookie: Here’s a beginner’s guide to placing sports bets
Aug. 31, 2014
Sports betting can be mystifying to those who've never wagered on a game. But for those who want to get off the sideline, here's a basic introduction on how to start. The first step: Either position yourself in front of the betting board or grab a line sheet to find the team you want to wager on. To the left of the team name, there ...
An aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Nevada casino revenue up slightly in July
Aug. 28, 2014
Nevada casino revenue increased less than 1 percent in July from the same month last year, partly due to continued gains on the Las Vegas Strip. The state Gaming Control Board reported today that ...
This Aug. 25, 2014, picture shows the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. The casino opened its doors Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, and it's the last of five to open in Maryland after lawmakers legalized gambling in the state.
Baltimore’s first casino highlights gaming trend toward urban areas
Aug. 27, 2014
At the Horseshoe Casino's grand opening, showgirls adorned in gold glitter, beaded loincloths, feather headdresses and fuchsia false eyelashes stood atop pedestals in the courtyard, while VIP patrons in high heels and higher hemlines downed glass after glass of champagne. The glitz and glamour Tuesday ...
The neon sign at Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino is shown in this, July 1, 2013, file photo.
Former Caesars exec named CEO of Affinity Gaming
Aug. 26, 2014
Affinity Gaming, a Las Vegas-based casino company with properties in Nevada, Colorado and the Midwest, announced today that it hired a Caesars Entertainment veteran as its new CEO. Michael Silberling is succeeding David Ross ...
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.
Only one sure way off the black book
Aug. 24, 2014
John Mealey Jr. wasn’t around to celebrate his recent removal from Nevada’s “black book.” Mealey, who was convicted of cheating at slot machines and card games, was taken off the List of Excluded Persons on July 25 only because he died almost a full year earlier. His case is ...
Boulder Station employee Pat Hadlett atop her ATV which she loves to ride when not a guest services ambassador for slots on Friday, August 15, 2014.  She is pleased to be helping the casino in celebrating its 20th year anniversary.
As Boulder Station marks 20th anniversary, a look at three key employees
Aug. 23, 2014
When Boulder Station opened exactly twenty years ago today, it was down the 515 from a very different Las Vegas: The city was home to less than half a million people, there was no Downtown Project and no one ...
The Fourth of July from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. SLS Las Vegas, set to open in August, is pictured here.
SLS signals better times for Las Vegas Strip, broker says
Aug. 21, 2014
The opening of SLS Las Vegas this weekend signals better prospects for development on the Strip, although it probably won’t usher in a pre-recession craze. That was one message delivered Wednesday by ...
Progressive slots link Nevada, New Jersey casinos
Aug. 21, 2014
A long-planned initiative to create bigger jackpots by linking casino slot machines in New Jersey and Nevada is up and running. The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division says the progressive slots system links ...
MGM's Gold Strike casino in Tunica, Mississippi recently opened a non-smoking area.
Will Nevada ever see smoke-free casinos?
Aug. 20, 2014
MGM's Gold Strike casino in Tunica, Miss., recently opened a nonsmoking area.
This Wednesday July 23, 2014, photograph shows casinos along the Atlantic City, N.J. boardwalk, from left, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino, with its Chairman Tower, the Showboat Casino Hotel, and the Revel Casino Hotel.
Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore
Aug. 18, 2014
Before summer ends, Revel, Trump Plaza, the Showboat and the Atlantic Club will be shuttered ex-casinos, leaving Atlantic City officials looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk. Analysts and entrepreneurs ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

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 ...
Spending war over online gaming rages among Nevada casino companies
Online gaming remains a divisive issue for Nevada casino companies, which are pouring money into lobbying on the issue while they joust over a potential ...
Boyd Gaming sees slight dip in quarterly revenue
Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming, whose local properties include Main Street Station, Gold Coast and the Orleans, announced its second quarter earnings ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Strip Scribbles: ‘The Naked Magicians,’ Liam Payne, Wynn, Adelson, Murren
It’s an eye-grabbing title, among other body parts, and, yes, three close-up magicians and an improv comedienne could lose their clothes while performing close-up magic ...
Singing, joking and grooving to the end, Cook E. Jarr closes with a flourish at Harrah’s
What is to become of Cook E. Jarr, whose name brings to mind the heyday of Las Vegas lounge schmaltz? He arrived more than 30 ...
‘Defending the Caveman’ star Kevin Burke: My year away from Las Vegas
It’s been a year since Las Vegas and I broke up and I said goodbye to your sweet sexy neon and scenic vistas in infinite ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Spending war over online gaming rages among Nevada casino companies
Online gaming remains a divisive issue for Nevada casino companies, which are pouring money into lobbying on the issue while they joust over a potential ...
Nevada Supreme Court reverses Adelson defamation ruling
The Nevada Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, has ruled that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson can be sued for defamation for calling one of his ...
Sands president to retire at year's end; Adelson to remain as CEO
As Michael Leven, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands, prepares for retirement at the end of the year, CEO Sheldon Adelson says ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Strip Scribbles: ‘The Naked Magicians,’ Liam Payne, Wynn, Adelson, Murren
It’s an eye-grabbing title, among other body parts, and, yes, three close-up magicians and an improv comedienne could lose their clothes while performing close-up magic ...
Strip Scribbles: Big & Rich, Tiesto, Channing Tatum and Niall Horan
Hakkasan at MGM Grand resident DJ Tiesto took over the hotspot for a Gold Party edition of his “Club Life” as he celebrated two of ...
Tiesto wades into new spectacle with show at Bellagio Fountains
On Wednesday, a customized medley of three songs from “A Town Called Paradise,” the new release by Tiesto, will be unveiled along with a new ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Three things we learned about Las Vegas and the gaming industry in the second quarter
Though casinos did mostly well in Las Vegas during the second quarter this year, it wasn’t because of any nationwide gambling surge. In fact, it ...
Station Casinos earnings rise dramatically
Station Casinos, a Las Vegas locals-oriented gaming company whose properties include Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Resort, announced its second-quarter earnings today.
Ultimate Gaming to run online poker for the El Cortez
The historic El Cortez casino, a holdover from Las Vegas’ mob days, is now lockstep with 21st century gambling. Real-money poker website Ultimate Gaming has ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Strip Scribbles: Big & Rich, Tiesto, Channing Tatum and Niall Horan
Hakkasan at MGM Grand resident DJ Tiesto took over the hotspot for a Gold Party edition of his “Club Life” as he celebrated two of ...
Strip Scribbles: Elaine Wynn honored in NYC; Keep Memory Alive 5th anniversary
It’s National Preparedness Month, and the team members at the Venetian and Palazzo want hundreds of volunteers to join them in an ambitious undertaking from ...
Strip Scribbles: Caesars denies Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert $1 million reports
Officials at Caesars Entertainment and AEG Live have officially denied reports about country superstar husband-and-wife Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert turning down a $1 million ...

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