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September 19, 2014

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Nevada gambling revenue jumps 14 percent in June
July 25, 2014
Nevada officials say casino revenues shot up more than 14 percent in June thanks to a banner month on the Las Vegas Strip. The state Gaming Control Board reported...
A view of the Aria during a tour of MGM Mirage's CityCenter project Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009.
MGM Resorts fined $100,000 over gaming complaint at Aria
July 24, 2014
The Nevada Gaming Commission fined MGM Resorts International $100,000 in connection with a complaint that gaming agents were blocked from observing ...
A lone bellman waits for customers at the entrance to the Trump Plaza, which is expected to close its doors as soon as Sept. 16, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. With gambling operations in other states pulling business from Atlantic City, the remaking of its defining industry is driving a furious effort to reimagine the New Jersey resort.
Atlantic City strives to rise even as its casinos fall
July 23, 2014
The booming Fourth of July weekend in Atlantic City belied the wrenching problems plaguing this New Jersey resort. In the winter and even midweek in the summer, Atlantic City — battered by storms, declining property values and, increasingly, crushing competition from gambling operations in neighboring states — is relatively quiet.
Las Vegas man arrested at Pa. casino has gambling-cheat record
July 21, 2014
A Las Vegas man arrested over the weekend at a Pennsylvania casino has been on Nevada gambling regulators' radar as a casino cheat since 1999. Jubreal Chahine, 40, was spotted Saturday afternoon at ...
Lake Tahoe casino undergoing $60 million in renovations, will reopen as Hard Rock
July 17, 2014
The Park family acquired the property formerly known as The Horizon in March and announced a partnership with Warner Hospitality. The new owners say the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe will …
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.
Boston mayor: ‘No-win’ situation with Wynn; will boycott arbitration
July 15, 2014
State gambling regulators are weighing how to respond to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's refusal to participate in arbitration with Wynn Resorts for a ...
Illegal World Cup betting operation run out of hotel rooms, complaint alleges
July 14, 2014
The FBI has busted an illegal sports book run out of Caesars Palace by a group of Asian nationals who allegedly took in millions of dollars in bets on the World Cup, according to a criminal complaint announced Monday.
The El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas Monday, June 10, 2013. STEVE MARCUS
Ultimate Gaming to run online poker for the El Cortez
July 14, 2014
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 reached a deal to run the downtown resort’s...
Online gaming hasn’t lived up to its hype
July 13, 2014
Initial projections were optimistic, but the reality has been that the revenue produced by Internet poker sites has been basically negligible, though some remain bullish on the prospects ...
Is an inaccurate die sign at Vegas' McCarran Airport a bit ... insulting?
Is an inaccurate die sign at Vegas' McCarran Airport a bit ... insulting?
July 9, 2014
Seriously, the 2 next to the 5? This is Las Vegas!
The neon sign at Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino is ceremonially lit in Las Vegas on Monday, July 1, 2013. Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino was formerly known as Terrible's Hotel and Casino.
Casino operator Affinity Gaming warns of default on part of debt
July 7, 2014
A casino operator with 11 properties in Nevada, Colorado, Missouri and Iowa is warning investors that it expects to default on a portion of nearly $383 million in long-term debt but …
Miami Heat forward LeBron James responds to a question during a media availability for the NBA basketball finals on Saturday, June 14, 2014, in San Antonio.
With talk of LeBron’s return, Cavaliers appeal to Vegas bettors
July 7, 2014
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/11187651/cleveland-cavaliers-attracting-bets-vegas-books
A photo of the River Palms Resort & Casino in Laughlin.
Dotty’s company buys River Palms casino in Laughlin for $6.75M
July 7, 2014
The owners of the Dotty's tavern chain are buying the River Palms casino in Laughlin for $6.75 million in cash. Tropicana Entertainment announced last week that it plans to...
Lottery mystery yields clues to $7.5 million prize
July 3, 2014
Ever notice that instant lottery tickets are consecutively numbered? Ever wonder if those numbers could help in a hunt for riches? They theoretically can, at least in Texas. They helped...
Phil Ivey takes part in the $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em event during the World Series of Poker on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Rio.
Ivey: Atlantic City win was result of skill, not cheating
July 2, 2014
World-famous poker player Phil Ivey says his disputed $9.6 million baccarat win at Atlantic City's Borgata casino was all skill, and is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit in which the casino accuses him of ...
Caesars turnaround odds hobbled by default-swap volumes
July 2, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-01/caesars-turnaround-odds-hobbled-by-default-swap-volumes.html
How lottery legend from Las Vegas likely used odds, Uncle Sam to win millions
July 2, 2014
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/How_lottery_legend_Joan_Ginther_used_odds_Uncle_Sam_to_win_millions.html
This Feb. 15, 2011, file photo shows a promotional screen with the Chinese characters for MGM displayed at the MGM Grand Macau casino resort, in Macau. MGM Resorts reported quarterly earnings on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Worst of Macau’s gambling slowdown is seen as over
July 1, 2014
http://news.investors.com/business/070114-706975-las-vegas-sands-other-macau-casinos-see-revenue-drop.htm

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Boyd Gaming coverage

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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Harrah's Entertainment coverage

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Las Vegas Sands coverage

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MGM Mirage coverage

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Stations Casinos coverage

Three things we learned about Las Vegas and the gaming industry in the second quarter
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Station Casinos earnings rise dramatically
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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 ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Michael Monge, Steve Wynn’s handpicked crooner, extended through ’15 at Encore
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