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September 16, 2014

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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 ...
The Revel casino is seen Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City.
Revel casino to close 8 days earlier than planned
Aug. 15, 2014
The $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's flagging casino industry will close a week earlier than ...
An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel tower Monday, March 11, 2013.
Cosmopolitan benefits from gaming revenue boost
Aug. 14, 2014
The company that operates the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas saw year-over-year increases in casino, hotel, entertainment and food and beverage revenues ...
This Dec. 27, 2013, photo shows the exterior of Caesars Atlantic City in Atlantic City N.J., with the Wild West facades of Bally's Atlantic City in the foreground.
8 arrested in daring New Jersey casino heist
Aug. 14, 2014
A recently fired casino security guard used his knowledge of when and where large sums of money would change hands to help plan and pull off a daring robbery that netted more than ...
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’s Revel casino still talking with potential bidders
Aug. 13, 2014
A day after announcing it will shut down next month, Revel Casino Hotel told a bankruptcy court judge it is still negotiating with potential buyers. In a notice adjourning an auction of Revel thatt for Thursday, its lawyers say they are engaged in "ongoing negotiations" with...

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Boyd Gaming 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 ...
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 ...
Boyd to get $88 million tax refund from Atlantic City for Borgata
The Borgata's parent company, Boyd Gaming, announced the settlement Tuesday in a filing with securities regulators. The settlement covers tax years 2011 …

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Singing, joking and grooving to the end, Cook E. Jarr closes with a flourish at Harrah’s
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Four years ago, I was plying my trade around the world on cruise ships dreaming of hitting a big stage like the one on which ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Spending war over online gaming rages among Nevada casino companies
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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: 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 ...
Tiesto wades into new production with Bellagio Fountains show
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 ...
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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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