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January 28, 2015

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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
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: Boston declined to take $1 million casino payment
Jan. 7, 2015
The city of Boston refused to accept a $1 million check to help offset the impact of the resort casino planned for neighboring Everett, gambling giant Wynn Resorts said Wednesday. Boston sued the Massachusetts Gaming Commission earlier this week, seeking to ...
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 completes land deal for Massachusetts casino
Jan. 5, 2015
Wynn Resorts has finalized its $35 million purchase of a contaminated property along the Mystic River in Everett on which it plans to build a $1.6 billion casino. The company owned by Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn said Monday the purchase of the former Monsanto chemical plant site is a key step toward starting cleanup of the 33-acre parcel and eventual construction. The deal had been ...
The grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip.
After stormy start, do better days lie ahead for SLS Las Vegas?
Jan. 2, 2015
For evidence of just how important Sam Nazarian was to the creation of SLS Las Vegas, look no further than the iconic starfish-like silver sculpture that looms large at the front entrance. It's reportedly a caricature of Nazarian himself. Nazarian has been the face of the property since he purchased it when it was still the Sahara in 2007. He closed the Sahara four years later, then ...
Players compete on the first day of the World Series of Poker main event Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Las Vegas. Players are vying for the $10 million first-place payout at the poker tournament. (AP Photo/John Locher)
More than 13,000 expected in new poker Colossus event
Dec. 23, 2014
World Series of Poker organizers say the 49-day tournament returns to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas May 27 to July 14. Organizers announced the dates Tuesday and a new event ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Caesars Entertainment to buy affiliate
Dec. 22, 2014
Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it will buy an affiliate as it tries to smooth the reorganization of a struggling division and balance its debt load. The Las Vegas casino giant says the merger with Caesars Acquisition Co. will give it $1.7 billion in cash it needs to guarantee loans in a proposed bankruptcy deal it's pitched to creditors of ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace, June 6, 2013.
Caesars subsidiary to file bankruptcy, restructure finances
Dec. 19, 2014
Casino giant Caesars Entertainment, which for years has struggled with massive debt, announced today that its largest subsidiary reached an agreement with key creditors on a financial restructuring plan. The subsidiary ...
An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
Gaming regulators OK $1.73 billion sale of Cosmopolitan
Dec. 18, 2014
The sale of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas cleared its last regulatory hurdle today when the Nevada Gaming Commission approved the $1.73 billion transaction. The sale was ...
Sam Nazarian, CEO at SBE Entertainment, speaks during a press conference at SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
SLS visionary Sam Nazarian gets limited gaming license
Dec. 18, 2014
Sam Nazarian, the Los Angeles nightclub tycoon and visionary behind SLS Las Vegas, was awarded a limited gaming license from Nevada regulators today. But under terms of the license ...
This Oct. 24, 2014, photo shows the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City N.J.
Carl Icahn promises Taj Mahal casino $20 million to stay open
Dec. 18, 2014
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn pledged $20 million on Thursday to keep Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino open indefinitely, eliminating a plan to shut it down early ...
Judge to decide evidence issue in gambling case
Dec. 18, 2014
A federal judge said Thursday she'll rule soon on whether the FBI improperly entered suites at a Las Vegas Strip casino without a warrant during a probe of what prosecutors say was ...
John Unwin, CEO of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, stands atop the resort-casino's marquee.
Former MGM executive named next CEO at Cosmopolitan
Dec. 17, 2014
William McBeath, a former MGM Resorts International executive, is the next chief executive officer of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The resort announced McBeath’s appointment ...

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