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This Wednesday, July 23, 2014, photo 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.
Judge approves sale of Revel casino to Toronto firm
Oct. 7, 2014
A federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved the sale of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel for 5 cents on the dollar to a Toronto asset management firm. Judge Gloria Burns approved the sale to Brookfield Asset Management for $110 million. She turned aside numerous objections from ...
Dotty's near Eastern and Serene in Henderson is shown Thursday, March 24, 2011.
Clark County pitches new rules to regulate Dotty’s, slot parlors
Oct. 7, 2014
The battle over how much money taverns can make from bartop slot machines is shaping up with a new ordinance set to be ...
Phil Ivey Jr. competes during the opening day of the World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship tournament at the Rio Sunday, June 24, 2012.
Poker star Phil Ivey says he didn’t cheat at baccarat
Oct. 6, 2014
Poker star Phil Ivey says he didn't cheat when he won nearly $22 million playing baccarat at casinos in New Jersey and London. Ivey told "60 Minutes Sports" for an interview to be broadcast Tuesday that ...
New casinos could be banned on Reno’s north edge
Oct. 2, 2014
The city of Reno is considering a plan to ban any new casinos or unrestricted-gambling licenses on the north edge of downtown as part of an effort to ...
Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks at the Global Gaming Expo, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Sheldon Adelson interested in northern New Jersey casino
Oct. 2, 2014
Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson says he's interested in building a casino in the northern New Jersey Meadowlands if the state allows the expansion of gambling beyond Atlantic City. Speaking Wednesday at a casino industry forum in Las Vegas, the chairman ...
Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men performs on opening night of Boyz II Men's residency at The Mirage on Friday, March 1, 2013.
Boyz II Men, Jeff Dunham win casino awards
Oct. 1, 2014
Boyz II Men has been named the musical artist of the year at the Casino Entertainment Awards. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony Wednesday night. It was part of the week's G2E Global Gaming Expo for ...
Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks at the Global Gaming Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.
At G2E, Sheldon Adelson reiterates disdain for Internet gambling
Oct. 1, 2014
Sheldon Adelson continued his crusade against online gaming on Wednesday, passionately opposing its legalization during an appearance at a major gaming industry ...
The Revel resort, right, is shown next to the closed Showboat in Atlantic City, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos have closed this year.
Deep discount lures buyer for Revel casino
Oct. 1, 2014
As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city's 12 casinos since January was actually ...
Linda and Walter Misco of Chester, N.H., won the $2.4 million jackpot from the legendary “Lion’s Share” slot machine at MGM Grand on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip. The jackpot had not been won in 20 years.
History, legend of ‘Lion’s Share’ slot machine come to a close at MGM Grand
Sept. 30, 2014
The “Lion’s Share” was the oldest mechanical-reel machine in the casino. Custom made for the resort’s opening, it slowly gained a cult following as it held onto its top jackpot as the years went by. It grew to become the most popular slot machine.
Steve Wynn gives a keynote address during the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
Wynn says gambling not key to casinos’ success — it’s everything else
Sept. 30, 2014
Wynn delivered a keynote address to a packed crowd at the first full day of the Global Gaming Expo, or G2E, at the Sands Expo. Much of his remarks focused on revenue sources aside from gambling, an area to which the casino industry has shifted attention ...
Lynda Carter takes a selfie in front of the Wonder Woman slot machines during the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
‘Wonder Woman’ star Lynda Carter takes on L.V. slot machines at G2E
Sept. 30, 2014
The world’s most powerful woman takes over the Strip today. No, it’s not former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama or former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. It’s Wonder Woman!
The Revel resort, right, is shown next to the closed Showboat in Atlantic City, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos have closed this year.
Revel auction still taking bids, did not adjourn
Sept. 30, 2014
The bankruptcy auction of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel ground into its third day early Wednesday as lawyers for the bankrupt resort continued ...
Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp.
5 Nevadans on Forbes list of the nation’s richest
Sept. 30, 2014
Nevada is home to five billionaires, and even nongamblers could wager where the money comes from. Four of the state’s billionaires made their money in ...
Tapanee "Jib Jib" Songsee deals blackjack at the Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, April 21, 2014.
Study: Gaming contributes $240 billion to U.S. economy
Sept. 30, 2014
The gaming industry contributed $240 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013, as much as the state budgets of New York and Texas combined, according to a study released today. The American Gaming Association announced the results of the study at ...
Steve Shannon, left, and Frank Smolinski, visiting from Ohio, play a hand of blackjack during the opening of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Nevada gaming revenue dips 3.6 percent in August
Sept. 26, 2014
After steadily increasing all summer, Nevada’s gaming revenue declined 3.66 percent in August from the same month last year, the state reported today. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said ...
A view of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore taken from a Maverick Helicopter on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, above the Las Vegas Strip.
Wynn hosts back-to-school fair at casino for employees
Sept. 25, 2014
Ana Zaragoza browsed education booths amid a crowd of co-workers during her lunch break today at Wynn Las Vegas, collecting pamphlets about resources she was learning about for the first time. She had no idea about a tutoring website that her 16-year-old daughter could ...
An exterior view of the Riviera on Monday, July 15, 2013.
Gaming commissioner calls Riviera turnaround ‘pretty incredible’
Sept. 25, 2014
Riviera managers shed more light on likely future renovations of the casino today when they appeared before state gaming regulators. The Nevada Gaming Commission today finalized approval of ...
This Sept. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the Revel resort early in the morning in Atlantic City. Attorneys for Revel say that a Florida developer has offered $90 million for the Atlantic City property that closed this month.
Lawyer: Shuttered Revel has offers ahead of Wednesday auction
Sept. 23, 2014
The lawyer for a Florida developer who has offered $90 million for the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City says multiple offers have been received for it, and an auction will be held ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

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 ...
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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 ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Strip Scribbles: Ri Ra record; Felice Garcia album; Bobby Flay; Chef Artist Dinner Series; EDC
Pending final review by Guinness World Record accountants, Ri Ra Irish Pub hosted nonstop live music with no more than 25-second breaks between songs and ...
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Las Vegas Sands coverage

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 ...
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 ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Celebrity preview: Kim Kardashian, Brody Jenner, Steve Aoki, Joe Jonas, Jimmy Buffett, LIB
Weekend highlights include Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, who celebrates her birthday at Tao. There’s Five Finger Death Punch at the Joint and another NBA ...
International Model Search winner Angela Byrd has lived in L.V. for one month
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Justin Timberlake’s ‘20/20 Experience’ winds back to MGM Grand for New Year’s Day
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Stations Casinos coverage

4 arrested in Culinary protest near Red Rock Resort
Four protesters were arrested tonight during a demonstration against Station Casinos in which hundreds marched from a local high school to Red Rock Resort. Organized ...
Clark County pitches new rules to regulate Dotty’s, slot parlors
The battle over how much money taverns can make from bartop slot machines is shaping up with a new ordinance set to be ...
myVegas app makes deal with Station, adds blackjack
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Wynn Resorts coverage

Face-off: Ghostbar Dayclub vs. Lavo vs. Marquee’s DayDome vs. Encore dome
Can tourists and locals still have daytime weekend party fun now that the pools have closed for the season? You bet! And two dayclubs are ...
Strip Scribbles: Twenty of 100 top-grossing U.S. restaurants are in Las Vegas
Twenty of America’s 100 top-grossing restaurants are located here in Las Vegas and only bested slightly by those in the Big Apple. Sales of menu ...
Wynn Buffet takes it to the street with tacos and ramen
The new fare only available at dinnertime — ramen and tacos — is decidedly non-fancy for one of the fancier, higher-end all-you-can-eat options on the ...

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