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January 25, 2015

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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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Mohegan Sun joins lawsuit challenging Wynn casino license in Massachusetts
Jan. 21, 2015
Mohegan Sun is suing Massachusetts gambling regulators over their decision to award the Boston-area casino license to a rival. The Connecticut-based casino company ...
The California Noodle House recently opened at the California in downtown Las Vegas. Boyd Gaming officials say the opening is part of a companywide effort to revitalize nongaming offerings at its properties.
New restaurant at the Cal reflects broader nongaming trend
Jan. 17, 2015
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 of a larger strategic focus on nongambling amenities. “What we’re trying to do is update our restaurants and bars, because there’s so much more nongaming that is important in ...
Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, delivers the keynote address at Colliers International Annual Seminar at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Wynn says his $1.6 billion resort on the waterfront across Boston will offer the largest hotel rooms outside of Las Vegas.
Wynn touts $1.6 billion casino in Boston appearance
Jan. 15, 2015
Steve Wynn says his $1.6 billion resort on the waterfront across Boston will offer the largest hotel rooms outside of Las Vegas and echo ...
This July 11, 2014, aerial photo shows the Atlantic City, N.J. beachfront with many of its Boardwalk casinos.
Almost half of Atlantic City’s casino revenue lost in 8 years
Jan. 14, 2015
Atlantic City has lost nearly half its casino revenue over the past eight years as competition in nearby states cannibalized its market and drove four casinos out of business. Figures released Wednesday by the state's Gaming Enforcement Division show the casinos took in ...
In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Caesars Entertainment division to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday
Jan. 14, 2015
Lawyers for the operating division of Caesars Entertainment say the company will file Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Northern District of Illinois on Thursday. The move is intended to ...
Catskills developers want to bid for fourth N.Y. casino
Jan. 13, 2015
Developers behind a proposed casino in the Catskills want to be included if a New York state board reopens the bidding process for a fourth casino license. Investors behind the Nevele Resort Casino wrote to the state's Gaming Commission Tuesday asking to submit a proposal. A board appointed by the commission will vote Tuesday evening on whether to ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Junior creditors try to halt Caesars restructuring plan
Jan. 12, 2015
Junior creditors of Caesars Entertainment filed court papers today seeking to prevent the debt-ridden casino company’s financial restructuring plan from taking effect. In documents filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, the junior creditors are attempting to force Caesars’ operating subsidiary into bankruptcy before ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace, June 6, 2013.
Caesars clears threshold for creditor support of bankruptcy plan
Jan. 9, 2015
Caesars Entertainment has cleared a critical threshold of creditor support for a bankruptcy restructuring plan in its operating subsidiary, the casino company announced today. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Caesars said that more than 60 percent of first-lien bondholders have signed ...
In this Nov. 6, 2014, file photo, Wei Seng Phua walks into federal court in Las Vegas.
Poker not in the cards for defendants in FBI ruse case
Jan. 8, 2015
A judge says a Malaysian businessman and his son can't play poker at Las Vegas casinos while they await a ruling on whether the FBI illegally entered their hotel suites to investigate what prosecutors say was a $13 million illegal Internet gambling ring. U.S. Magistrate Judge Carl Hoffman said ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Caesars nears threshold for creditor agreement on bankruptcy plan
Jan. 8, 2015
With the deadline for a bankruptcy agreement fast approaching, Caesars Entertainment said today that more than 50 percent of first-lien bondholders signed on to a financial restructuring plan for ...
This undated photo provided by the University of Alberta shows University of Alberta researcher Michael Bowling and team member Michael Johanson. A computer program that taught itself to play poker has created nearly the best possible strategy for one version of the game, showing the value of techniques that may prove useful for real-world challenges, according to a paper released Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, by the journal Science.
Self-taught computer program finds super poker strategy
Jan. 8, 2015
A computer program that taught itself to play poker has created nearly the best possible strategy for one version of the game, showing the value of techniques that may prove useful to help decision-making in medicine and other areas. The program considered 24 trillion simulated poker hands per second for two months, probably playing more poker than ...
KT Lim, chairman/CEO of the Genting Group speaks during a news conference at Steelman Design Monday, March 4, 2013. The Genting Group announced plans for Resorts World Las Vegas, a multi-billion dollar resort to be built on the site of the stalled Echelon project.
Genting plans for Miami site still a mystery
Jan. 7, 2015
It’s been three and a half years since Malaysian casino group Genting bought the Miami Herald’s 14 acres for a then-eye-popping $236 million, and shortly after unfurled plans for a grandiose gambling resort on the site that chairman and CEO KT Lim promised would become

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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’
During an appearance on NBC’s “Today” on New Year’s Day, Marie Osmond told affable co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford that she and brother ...
Strip Scribbles: ‘Pawn Stars,’ Mac King, WSOP, ‘MDQ’ and new restaurants
Magician Mac King celebrates his 15th anniversary at Harrah’s next month, and he’s the cover star of the New Year’s edition of Magic magazine. Mac ...
Flowery praise for Bellagio Conservatory; Andrea Bocelli asks for tender love at MGM Grand
During his chilling performance at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, the great tenor Andrea Bocelli was backed by singers from one of the ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

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 ...
Las Vegas Sands 3Q revenue dips, profit grows
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that runs the Venetian and Palazzo resorts on the Strip, announced its third-quarter earnings ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Strip Scribbles: Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada dazzles in national costume
There were raves Wednesday night at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant preliminaries for our hometown beauty Nia Sanchez, who after winning Miss Nevada USA went ...
No ‘Mr. Roboto’ for Santana; Brad Garrett turns cool in ‘Fargo’; ice follies at Sin City Theater
Carlos Santana, given the Key to the Strip during a ceremony at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay on Wednesday, said work is continuing with ...
Calvin Harris to get $400K a night at Hakkasan, Omnia? Pharrell at Hakkasan, too?
Las Vegas insiders are agog this morning with rumors that in the continuing war among rival Strip nightclubs, The Hakkasan Group is about to announce ...

Stations Casinos coverage

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
The vice president and general manager of Santa Fe Station talks about how her experience in the military translates in the hospitality industry, the most ...
Las Vegas history test: Do you know former names of city’s casinos?
The history of Las Vegas is peppered with second acts. Third acts, fourth acts and even more acts, too. Resorts come and go, either being ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Wynn redesign of Massachusetts casino has a familiar look
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 ...
Steve Wynn’s base salary reduced from $4M to $2.5M
Casino mogul Steve Wynn is taking a salary cut from the company that bears his name. Wynn Resorts disclosed in a filing with the Securities ...
Monday By the Numbers: Wynn and Encore’s half-billion profit haul; what ‘Sexxy’ jams into an hour
The latest data culled from our scrambling around the scene in Las Vegas. It’s a column called Monday By the Numbers. Enjoy these statistical synapses:

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