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July 13, 2014

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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.
MGM nabs Massachusetts’ first casino license
June 11, 2014
MGM Resorts International will be named Massachusetts' first casino operator, but the Las Vegas-based gambling giant will not have to immediately pay millions of dollars in ...
In this June 6, 2013, photo, a dealer waits as a gambler places chips on a roulette table at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City N.J.
Boyd to get $88 million tax refund from Atlantic City for Borgata
June 10, 2014
The Borgata's parent company, Boyd Gaming, announced the settlement Tuesday in a filing with securities regulators. The settlement covers tax years 2011 …
California Chrome, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, wins the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014, in Baltimore.
Triple Crown Letdown? Vegas bettors not sold on California Chrome in Belmont
June 6, 2014
In Las Vegas, pessimism prevailed after the Preakness Stakes. While horseracing enthusiasts across the nation stirred with the possibility of a Triple Crown winner, many in the gambling capital of the world stayed skeptical. They banked on the 36-year drought of ...
Bally to acquire Israeli online-gaming company
June 5, 2014
In his first big move since retaking the helm of Bally Technologies a few weeks ago, CEO Dick Haddrill is buying an Israeli online-gaming firm. Bally, a Las Vegas slot-machine maker, said today it reached a deal to acquire ...
Court overturns $6.6 million judgment for man injured at Palms
June 5, 2014
The Nevada Supreme Court has overturned a $6.6 million judgment awarded to a man whose knee was injured as souvenirs were tossed to the crowd while he was...
Sands Cotai Central, which sits just across from Venetian Macau.
Casino mogul Adelson says Asia ‘most promising’ for development
June 4, 2014
Officials with high-flying Las Vegas Sands Corp. raved about last year's financial results and were giddy about potential expansion in Asia during an annual shareholder meeting. Sands is on track to ...
Bettors stand in line to make their wagers at the LVH sports book during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014.
New Jersey says sports betting law infringes on states’ rights
June 3, 2014
New Jersey is bolstering its legal arguments as it tries to get the U.S. Supreme Court to consider its effort to overturn a ban on legalized sports betting in all but four states. In a filing submitted Tuesday, the state says the federal law restricting sports betting to...
In this July 30, 2013, file photo, some of the Delta's casinos beckon players in Tunica Resorts, Miss., along Casino Strip Boulevard.
Once biggest casino between Las Vegas and Atlantic City closes its doors
June 2, 2014
The dice are no longer rolling and the slots aren’t spinning at Harrah’s Casino in Tunica. The casino lights went out for good a little after midnight Sunday, meaning...
A gamer plies his craft at Insert Coins
Gaming Commission hears proposal to link video games, slots
June 2, 2014
“The market is huge,” says Christopher LaPorte, owner of Insert Coins, a video arcade in downtown Las Vegas. This would be a new way to invigorate the gaming industry. A legislative study committee recommended …
Voters cast their ballots on Election Day at Cambridge Recreation Center, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
Nevada governor skeptical about betting on elections
May 30, 2014
Gov. Brian Sandoval isn’t sold on allowing Nevada to become the first state to permit betting on the presidential and other federal elections. “As I think through it, unless...
In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel is seen in Atlantic City, N.J. On Jan. 12, 2014, customers and employees spent a final few hours at the casino, which closed after midnight.
Florida firm buys former Atlantic Club, won’t run it as a casino
May 29, 2014
A Florida company bought the former Atlantic Club Casino Hotel on Thursday, and plans to operate it as a nongambling facility. It is the second acquisition this year of ...
US gaming revenue sets record in 2013, study shows
US gaming revenue sets record in 2013, study shows
May 29, 2014
A recently released report on the nation’s gaming industry from accounting and business consulting firm Rubin Brown shows commercial and tribal casinos generated a record $66.3 billion in revenues in 2013, up 1.6 percent from the...
The Bravo Poker app helps users track and find live poker tables and tournaments at various casinos throughout Las Vegas
App deals you in on poker action at Las Vegas casinos
May 29, 2014
For those looking to try their luck at the tables just like their favorite poker professionals, there is Bravo Poker. The app helps users track and find …
Tourists stroll along Las Vegas Boulevard in front of Paris Las Vegas.
Report: Las Vegas crowd getting younger, gambling less
May 28, 2014
A statistical snapshot of Las Vegas visitors finds a younger crowd with fewer gamblers spending more money on food and drink than five years ago. A visitor profile for 2013 found that almost four of five visitors were ...
Nevada gaming revenue flat in April
May 28, 2014
Nevada casinos won $852 million in April, essentially flat from the same month a year ago Overall, gaming revenue statewide was down...
How a team of students beat the casinos
How a team of students beat the casinos
May 27, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27519748
A man drinks beer from a plastic cowboy boot on Fremont Street Saturday, June 30, 2012.
Las Vegas considering outdoor ban on alcohol bottles, cans downtown
May 27, 2014
A city of Las Vegas committee will consider a new booze rule allowing people to drink only from plastic cups in a 32-block area around Fremont Street downtown. The proposed amendment to city ordinances is meant to ...
Gambling snitch Daniel Tzvetkoff likely to avoid jail
May 27, 2014
http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/gambling-snitch-daniel-tzvetkoff-likely-to-avoid-jail/story-fnii5v6w-1226933793429

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd to get $88 million tax refund from Atlantic City for Borgata
The Borgata's parent company, Boyd Gaming, announced the settlement Tuesday in a filing with securities regulators. The settlement covers tax years 2011 …
Parking no longer free at these downtown Las Vegas properties
Drivers who enjoyed free parking downtown at Main Street Station or the California now have to reach for their wallets. Boyd Gaming Corp. is charging ...
Boyd Gaming, IGT team on progressive jackpot network in Nevada, New Jersey
Las Vegas-based slot maker IGT this afternoon announced it was rolling out the nation’s first multistate progressive jackpot network. Powerbucks is being released at Boyd ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Strip Scribbles: Miss USA Nia Sanchez of Nevada returns to town July 17-20
For the first time since winning the 2014 Miss USA Pageant in Baton Rouge, La., in June, hometown beauty Nia Sanchez is returning to Las ...
Notes from the scene: Sammy (Shore) keeps the beat; Sammy (Hagar) pours it on
The Kats Report Bureau on this Independence Day is Terrace 1 (which is the only terrace) at our Newport Lofts office. Sirens have been blaring ...
Once biggest casino between Las Vegas and Atlantic City closes its doors
The dice are no longer rolling and the slots aren’t spinning at Harrah’s Casino in Tunica. The casino lights went out for good a little ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

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 ...
Sands president to retire at year's end; Adelson to remain as CEO
As Michael Leven, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands, prepares for retirement at the end of the year, CEO Sheldon Adelson says ...
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling
Suddenly, the curtain of privacy dropped away, and there was billionaire Sheldon Adelson, one of the planet's most reclusive business magnates, taking a decidedly public ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Celebrity preview: Jenny McCarthy, NKOTB, Wendy Williams, Chevelle, Crystal Hefner, Brandi Glanville
it’s a mixed and varied bag this weekend, from Jenny McCarthy hosting a pool party to Wendy Williams kicking off the all-female standup-comedy series Lipshtick ...
Celebrity preview: Khloe Kardashian, Papa Roach, Queen, Pauly D, Nick Cannon, Thunder
Today’s packed excitement is just the start of the three-day holiday weekend with plenty of fun set for Saturday and Sunday. Even Khloe Kardashian is ...
MGM Resorts sets plans for 40-acre recreation park hosting Rock in Rio and more
Except for potential parking problems, it should be a smooth zoning-approval process now that MGM Resorts International has set out its plans for the 40-acre ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Mercadito offers Mexican cuisine; Chicago hot dog spot arrives without the attitude
The Wiener’s Circle and Mercadito arrive at Red Rock. Henderson awaits opening of the health-conscious Lyfe Kitchen, and Conn brings its appliances, furnishings and electronics ...
Station Casinos ends year strong but still loses $104 million in 2013
Station Casinos, a Las Vegas-based operator of 15 locals casinos in Southern Nevada, reported its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings today.
Online poker starting to pad companies' bottom line
It’s still too early to tell how profitable online poker will be, but trailblazing gaming companies are beginning to generate revenue from their Internet investments.

Wynn Resorts coverage

Strip Scribbles: Garth Brooks takes control; Giada to serve lunch; Ray Nisi dies; Lipshtick debuts
If you don’t like the way things are done, then do it yourself — and that’s exactly what superstar and former Wynn Las Vegas headliner ...
Las Vegas is placing its bets on Hollywood
http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80752235/
In Las Vegas, defying the odds of reality
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/08/us/in-las-vegas-defying-the-odds-of-reality.html?_r=0

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