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November 27, 2014

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Medical marijuana a recurring theme at gaming law conference
Nov. 7, 2014
Medical marijuana and the Nevada casino industry don’t mix, gaming officials said at a conference today, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon.
November Nine
Sweet November: Nine battle for glory in WSOP’s Main Event
Nov. 7, 2014
A rich pot doesn't hurt in bringing out poker's luckiest players year after year.
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.
Regulators finalize MGM and Wynn casino licenses
Nov. 6, 2014
Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts International have been officially awarded the state's first two resort casino licenses, following unanimous votes Thursday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. The gambling giants ...
Subpoena fight resolved over FBI-Caesars search
Nov. 6, 2014
A federal judge in Las Vegas heard defense attorneys allege Thursday that the FBI improperly enlisted Caesars Palace officials to obtain a crucial search warrant before ...
A view of the las Vegas Strip looking northbound from a helicopter May 21, 2012.
Report: U.S. casino revenue up as economy strengthens
Nov. 6, 2014
Revenue at U.S. casinos jumped more than 6 percent in 2012, the first significant increase in three years as economic growth picked up speed and more casinos opened in several markets. But revenue generated by Indian casinos rose less than ...
A gondola sails at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel  in Macau Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.
Macau casino industry bound for worst streak in austerity
Nov. 4, 2014
Macau’s casino industry is headed for its longest losing streak, facing months more of falling revenues as continued crackdowns against graft by the Chinese government prompt gamblers to ...
2nd Wheel of Fortune slot debuts in IGT social casino
Nov. 4, 2014
Another variation of the Wheel of Fortune slot machine is now offered in a free-to-play digital casino. International Game Technology announced today that the Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin game is available in ...
An exterior view of the Bellagio, June 6, 2013.
MGM Resorts reports loss of $20.3 million in 3rd quarter
Oct. 30, 2014
Sometimes the house doesn't win as much as it hopes. MGM Resorts International earned $40 million less in revenue from its casinos, largely table games, in the third quarter compared to a year ago. That, plus losses the casino-entertainment company expected from ...
The Wynn Macau and Encore towers, looking fairly familiar.
Casino mogul Steve Wynn still ‘very bullish on Macau’
Oct. 28, 2014
Wynn Resorts, which runs the Wynn and Encore properties on the Strip in addition to resorts in Macau, reported its third quarter earnings today. Wynn Resorts Chairman Steve Wynn ...
An exterior view of the Harmon tower in MGM Resorts' CityCenter on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The 26-floor tower, deemed structurally unsound, will be demolished piece by piece.
Jury selection begins in case of flawed Strip hotel tower
Oct. 28, 2014
The Harmon Hotel tower was designed to soar 48 stories over MGM Resorts International's massive CityCenter complex, offering hotel guests and condominium owners unparalleled views at ...
Dice roll across the craps table during the opening of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Nevada gaming revenue down nearly 6 percent last month
Oct. 28, 2014
Nevada gaming revenue dropped in September, the second straight month of decline, the state reported today. The state Gaming Control Board said Nevada casinos won ...
Rob Oseland, president of SLS Las Vegas, speaks during a press conference at SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
2 months after SLS opens, President Rob Oseland is leaving
Oct. 27, 2014
Two months after opening, SLS Las Vegas is getting a new president. The Strip’s newest resort, which opened as a $415 million renovation of ...
The Trump Taj Mahal casino and resort is pictured Sept. 10, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.
Carl Icahn says Trump Taj Mahal likely to close
Oct. 23, 2014
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says the struggling Trump Taj Mahal casino "will almost certainly close." The would-be purchaser of the casino told the Associated Press on Thursday night that the casino's finances are ...
South Point poker website gets final approval
Oct. 23, 2014
South Point’s online poker website, Real Gaming, received final approval from state gambling regulators today. Real Gaming became the third real-money online poker site to operate in Nevada when it ...
The Trump Taj Mahal casino and resort is pictured Sept. 10, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.
Casino owner: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November
Oct. 22, 2014
Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13. The company said Wednesday it still cannot guarantee the Taj Mahal won't close by the end of the year, but added it will definitely remain open throughout ...
Las Vegas-based casino owner Full House Resorts looks for buyer
Oct. 22, 2014
Full House Resorts Inc., the casino and hotel operator, said Wednesday that it is putting itself up for sale. The company, based in Las Vegas, evaluated strategic alternatives and decided that ...
Pro leagues, NCAA file to stop New Jersey sports betting
Oct. 21, 2014
The four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA have made another court filing in their efforts to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. The order to show cause was filed ...
Pro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting
Oct. 20, 2014
The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Monday to stop New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports betting beginning this weekend, when gamblers could become the first in the nation outside Nevada to ...

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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 ...
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 ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Clint Holmes returns to Harrah’s — for a song — in ‘Million Dollar Quartet’
Clint Holmes is the latest in the line of guest vocalists to join “Million Dollar Quartet,” as he’ll sing “All Shook Up,” the Elvis classic, ...
Strip Scribbles: Reba McEntire at Caesars? Derek Jeter, Jessica Alba, Mac King
Former Las Vegas builder and developer Ron Pratte built up one of the world’s greatest collections of automobilia and collector cars over the past two ...
Jeff Civillico’s greatest juggling act: The annual Win-Win ‘Headliners’ Bash’
Jeff Civillico is finding it easier to stage a charity production for his Win-Win Entertainment Foundation than it was a couple of years ago. ...

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

Weekend best bets: Stevie Wonder, UNLV vs. Albany, Justin Timberlake
Thanksgiving is upon us, but if you’re looking to get away from leftovers and Black Friday madness this weekend, there’s plenty to do in town ...
‘Ka’ set to return full version of Final Battle Scene to MGM Grand stage
Eighteen months after it was pulled down for a tragedy, the Final Battle Scene is returning to Cirque du Soleil’s “Ka” at MGM Grand. A ...
Restaurant undergoes transformation at Suncoast; retailers flock to Miracle Mile
A restaurant new to the Suncoast is boasting more than 100 linear feet of TVs for sports viewing. The former TGI Fridays at the resort ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Nevada online poker company Ultimate Gaming shutting down
Ultimate Gaming, one of Nevada’s three legal online poker providers, announced today that it’s ending operations in the state. The move comes about two months ...
Station reports modest revenue growth for 3rd quarter
ocals gaming giant Station Casinos, whose properties include Palace Station, Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Resort, reported its third quarter earnings today. Station’s adjusted ...
MGM, Station announce charitable gifts for military families
In the spirit of Veterans Day, two Las Vegas casino companies recently announced major charitable contributions to the military community. MGM Resorts International said today ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

NASCAR Champion’s Week: Expect fireworks off the track and on the Strip
NASCAR’s star drivers, including first-time champion Kevin Harvick, pit crews, fans and Hollywood celebrities start arriving this weekend for the sixth year of NASCAR Champion’s ...
Maksim Chmerkovskiy of ‘DWTS’: ‘Le Reve’s’ new $3 million sequence is ‘historic’
Former “Dancing With the Stars” heartthrob Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who choreographed the sequence, is in awe of the 16 fire shooters and 172 high-powered water fountains ...
Rob Riggle takes over Lagasse’s Stadium; Imagine Dragons go acoustic; Steve Wynn snaps up Kenny Rogers’ old estate
Imagine Dragons held a fundraiser and NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young bought a dog for $6,000 on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel. ...

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