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July 23, 2014

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The under-construction SLS Las Vegas on the Strip.
Newest Strip casino SLS Las Vegas moves opening up a week to Aug. 23
June 17, 2014
The newest resort on the Las Vegas Strip will open ahead of schedule. Officials with SLS Las Vegas said in a statement today the hotel and casino would open...
Jackie Gaughan bought the El Cortez in 1963. Over the years, he had stakes in many Las Vegas casinos, but this was his love, his baby. He held onto his majority stake until 2008, selling to his longtime friend and partner Kenny Epstein.
Jackie Gaughan exhibit to be unveiled in El Cortez
June 17, 2014
An exhibit honoring the late Las Vegas gambling pioneer Jackie Gaughan is going up in his beloved El Cortez casino. The display set to be unveiled Tuesday is titled "Jackie Gaughan's Downtown As Seen Through Gaming Memorabilia." It will include...
Florida woman claims $1 million jackpot on Bellagio slot machine
Florida woman claims $1 million jackpot on Bellagio slot machine
June 16, 2014
A Florida slots player struck it big last week at Bellagio, hitting a $1,094,560.56 jackpot on a …
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.
Italian company talking deal with Las Vegas slot maker IGT
June 16, 2014
Italian lottery operator Gtech says that it is in preliminary talks with Las Vegas casino gaming company International Game Technology about a potential deal. Gtech did not specify...
The Golden Nugget Atlantic City, pictured here in 2012, won a ruling in a New Jersey court that it does not have to pay $1.5 million won by a group of gamblers who realized that the cards had not been shuffled, and it can move to recover more than $500,000 it already paid the gamblers.
N.J. judge rules casino not liable in unshuffled cards case
June 13, 2014
A casino does not have to pay $1.5 million won by a group of gamblers who realized the cards had not been shuffled, and it can move to recover more than $500,000 it already paid them, a judge ruled Friday. The Superior Court judge ruled that because the cards had been unshuffled, that made the game of mini-baccarat in April 2012 illegal under state casino rules. A lawyer for...
The downtown arch in Reno.
Lawsuit alleges Reno resort-casino owes workers millions
June 13, 2014
A lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages on behalf of thousands of employees at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno claims its parent company intentionally deprived workers of wages and overtime they were entitled to by repeatedly requiring …
Casino industry representatives and exhibitors watch an online poker game during industry's G2E conference, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in Las Vegas.
Amaya Gaming Group to buy PokerStars in $4.9 billion deal
June 13, 2014
Amaya Gaming Group Inc. surged to a record after agreeing to acquire PokerStars for $4.9 billion, in a deal that creates the largest publicly held online gambling company in the …
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 ...

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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

Clint Holmes sweeps through L.A.: The man is not done yet
Clint Holmes was invited to “Jazz at the Bowl,” as he is very much a jazz singer these days, his continuing evolution as a singer ...
Clint Holmes’ ray of sunshine is a Charles tribute at the Venetian
In his first residency on the Strip since leaving Harrah’s in 2006, Clint Holmes is part of the artistically robust lineup delivering “Georgia On My ...
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 ...

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

Lady Gaga proves that she’s the ultimate showgirl at MGM Grand
Lady Gaga was the very center of attention during every moment of the first of two Las Vegas shows in her “ArtRave: The ArtPop Ball” ...
Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, NIN, Soundgarden, Brody Jenner, Miss USA, Jesse McCartney
“Don’t be a drag, just be a queen.” “Head like a hole, black as your soul, I’d rather die than give you control.” “Black hole ...
Weekend best bets: Monty Python, ‘Lipshtick,’ Lady Gaga and Nine Inch Nails
Need cheering up? This weekend’s entertainment options will give you plenty to smile — and laugh — about with an array of comedic theater and ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Ultimate Gaming to run online poker for the El Cortez
The historic El Cortez casino, a holdover from Las Vegas’ mob days, is now lockstep with 21st century gambling. Real-money poker website Ultimate Gaming has ...
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.

Wynn Resorts coverage

Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, NIN, Soundgarden, Brody Jenner, Miss USA, Jesse McCartney
“Don’t be a drag, just be a queen.” “Head like a hole, black as your soul, I’d rather die than give you control.” “Black hole ...
Strip Scribbles: International Beer Day, National Tequila Day, Alibi, Matthew Koma, AVN Novelty Expo
Drink up! On Friday, Aug. 1, partygoers can raise a pint to International Beer Day with an #InstaGuinness party at Ri Ra Las Vegas in ...
Boston mayor: ‘No-win’ situation with Wynn; will boycott arbitration
State gambling regulators are weighing how to respond to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's refusal to participate in arbitration with Wynn Resorts for a ...

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