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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...
The login screen of the CG Technology's sports-betting app is displayed on an iPad.
CG Technology’s sports-betting app gets an upgrade
Aug. 12, 2014
CG Technology already gets most of its wagers from a mobile sports betting application, and it hopes a new version will bring in ...
An exterior view of the Red Rock Resort in Summerlin Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Station Casinos earnings rise dramatically
Aug. 12, 2014
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.
The Revel casino is seen Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City.
Atlantic City’s Revel Casino to close in September
Aug. 12, 2014
Atlantic City’s newest casino is shutting its doors just over two years after opening amid high hopes of turning around the the crumbling seaside resort’s ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Caesars earnings suffer big-time despite Linq boost
Aug. 11, 2014
Caesars Entertainment, the Las Vegas-based casino and resort giant, announced its second-quarter earnings today. In prepared remarks to shareholders, CEO Gary Loveman said Las Vegas spending ...
A man plays an "Avatar"-themed video slot machine by International Game Technology (IGT) during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
Gtech-IGT buyout passes initial regulatory hurdle
Aug. 11, 2014
Italian lottery operator Gtech and Nevada-based International Game Technology say they've cleared one regulatory hurdle in a multi-billion-dollar buyout that ...
An undated aerial view of the Foxwoods Resort Casino on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation in Ledyard, Conn.
Las Vegas gambler, 2 others suing Foxwoods casino for $3 million
Aug. 11, 2014
Three gamblers have filed a lawsuit against Foxwoods Resort Casino alleging the eastern Connecticut casino failed to pay them more than $1.1 million that they won in a table game in 2011 and didn't ...
Casinos want customers to stop leaving kids in cars while they gamble
Aug. 8, 2014
The casino industry is partnering with child safety advocates to try to stop casino customers from leaving children unattended in cars while they gamble — an issue all over the country, including in Maryland, where a 4-year-old was left alone in a parking garage for...
Gamblers try their luck with slot machines 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.
Slot-machine science: How casinos get you to spend more money
Aug. 7, 2014
The next time you find yourself in a casino, pause for a second to appreciate the architecture. Casinos put an enormous amount of thought into their designs — they're all explicitly engineered to ...
This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, file photo of an artist rendering provided by MGM Resorts International via The Republican shows part of a proposed casino complex in Springfield, Mass.
Sides in fight over Massachusetts casino law ready to raise their voices
Aug. 7, 2014
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A view of SLS Las Vegas as seen from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014.
SLS Las Vegas gets preliminary OK for gaming license
Aug. 6, 2014
The Nevada Gaming Control Board today gave preliminary approval for a gaming license for SLS Las Vegas, which is set to open later this month on ...
This July 24, 2014, photo shows several lights burned out in the illuminated facade of the Trump Plaza Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, Tuesday Aug. 5, 2014.
Donald Trump sues to get his name off casinos
Aug. 5, 2014
Donald Trump has a message for the two Atlantic City casinos that still bear his name, five years after he gave up anything to do with ...
Gary Loveman, president, CEO and chairman of Caesars Entertainment, delivers a keynote address during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Las Vegas Convention Center Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
Caesars Entertainment, creditors trade lawsuits
Aug. 5, 2014
Caesars Entertainment’s ongoing financial troubles escalated this week with two lawsuits, one from the casino company alleging that some creditors are trying to force a default and another from creditors alleging Caesars transferred assets fraudulently. The first lawsuit was filed Monday by...
Tourists pose in front of the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
Why Las Vegas has recovered better than Atlantic City since the recession
Aug. 5, 2014
The recession hit gambling destination cities Las Vegas and Atlantic City especially hard, but though Las Vegas has been able to recover, Atlantic City has not, due in large part to ...

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