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July 30, 2014

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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
Supreme Court says Michigan can’t block Indian casino
May 27, 2014
A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Michigan can't block the opening of an American Indian casino because the state's legal challenge is barred by tribal sovereign immunity. In a 5-4 decision, the high court said the state could not...
Campaign launched to promote benefits of casino gaming
May 27, 2014
Tired of negative stereotypes and high taxes, one of gaming’s most prominent trade associations is going on the offensive. The American Gaming Association is launching...
California Chrome owners Steven Coburn, right, and Perry Martin hold the trophy after Victor Espinoza rode California Chrome to victory in the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Louisville, Ky.
Co-owner of Kentucky Derby winner cashes 200-1 race ticket
May 23, 2014
Steve Coburn, co-owner of Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome, keeps getting richer. On Jan. 2, the Nevadan bet an undisclosed amount at 200-1 odds that...

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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

Tara Palsha’s teary departure; SLS finds fast friend in Monorail; ‘MDQ,’ ‘Jersey Boys’ represent on tavern scene
Tara Palsha cried her way through her final performance at “Vegas! The Show” on Friday night. Palsha is leaving this week for New York, to ...
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 ...

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

MGM Resorts fined $100,000 over gaming complaint at Aria
The Nevada Gaming Commission fined MGM Resorts International $100,000 in connection with a complaint that gaming agents were blocked from observing ...
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 ...

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

Wynn Resorts 2nd-quarter profit rises on Las Vegas strength
Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s second-quarter earnings increased 57 percent, bolstered by strong results in Las Vegas. The casino operator's adjusted profit topped...
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 ...

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