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October 21, 2014

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The Fourth of July from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. SLS Las Vegas, set to open in August, is pictured here.
SLS signals better times for Las Vegas Strip, broker says
Aug. 21, 2014
The opening of SLS Las Vegas this weekend signals better prospects for development on the Strip, although it probably won’t usher in a pre-recession craze. That was one message delivered Wednesday by ...
Progressive slots link Nevada, New Jersey casinos
Aug. 21, 2014
A long-planned initiative to create bigger jackpots by linking casino slot machines in New Jersey and Nevada is up and running. The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division says the progressive slots system links ...
MGM's Gold Strike casino in Tunica, Mississippi recently opened a non-smoking area.
Will Nevada ever see smoke-free casinos?
Aug. 20, 2014
MGM's Gold Strike casino in Tunica, Miss., recently opened a nonsmoking area.
This Wednesday, July 23, 2014, photo shows casinos along the Atlantic City, N.J. boardwalk, from left, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino, with its Chairman Tower, the Showboat Casino Hotel and the Revel Casino Hotel.
Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore
Aug. 18, 2014
Before summer ends, Revel, Trump Plaza, the Showboat and the Atlantic Club will be shuttered ex-casinos, leaving Atlantic City officials looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk. Analysts and entrepreneurs ...
The Revel casino is seen Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City.
Revel casino to close 8 days earlier than planned
Aug. 15, 2014
The $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's flagging casino industry will close a week earlier than ...
An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel tower Monday, March 11, 2013.
Cosmopolitan benefits from gaming revenue boost
Aug. 14, 2014
The company that operates the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas saw year-over-year increases in casino, hotel, entertainment and food and beverage revenues ...
This Dec. 27, 2013, photo shows the exterior of Caesars Atlantic City in Atlantic City N.J., with the Wild West facades of Bally's Atlantic City in the foreground.
8 arrested in daring New Jersey casino heist
Aug. 14, 2014
A recently fired casino security guard used his knowledge of when and where large sums of money would change hands to help plan and pull off a daring robbery that netted more than ...
This Wednesday, July 23, 2014, photo shows casinos along the Atlantic City, N.J. boardwalk, from left, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino, with its Chairman Tower, the Showboat Casino Hotel and the Revel Casino Hotel.
Atlantic City’s Revel casino still talking with potential bidders
Aug. 13, 2014
A day after announcing it will shut down next month, Revel Casino Hotel told a bankruptcy court judge it is still negotiating with potential buyers. In a notice adjourning an auction of Revel thatt for Thursday, its lawyers say they are engaged in "ongoing negotiations" with...
The login screen of the CG Technology's sports-betting app is displayed on an iPad.
CG Technology’s sports-betting app gets an upgrade
Aug. 12, 2014
CG Technology already gets most of its wagers from a mobile sports betting application, and it hopes a new version will bring in ...
An exterior view of the Red Rock Resort in Summerlin Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Station Casinos earnings rise dramatically
Aug. 12, 2014
Station Casinos, a Las Vegas locals-oriented gaming company whose properties include Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Resort, announced its second-quarter earnings today.
The Revel casino is seen Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City.
Atlantic City’s Revel Casino to close in September
Aug. 12, 2014
Atlantic City’s newest casino is shutting its doors just over two years after opening amid high hopes of turning around the the crumbling seaside resort’s ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Caesars earnings suffer big-time despite Linq boost
Aug. 11, 2014
Caesars Entertainment, the Las Vegas-based casino and resort giant, announced its second-quarter earnings today. In prepared remarks to shareholders, CEO Gary Loveman said Las Vegas spending ...
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.
Gtech-IGT buyout passes initial regulatory hurdle
Aug. 11, 2014
Italian lottery operator Gtech and Nevada-based International Game Technology say they've cleared one regulatory hurdle in a multi-billion-dollar buyout that ...
An undated aerial view of the Foxwoods Resort Casino on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation in Ledyard, Conn.
Las Vegas gambler, 2 others suing Foxwoods casino for $3 million
Aug. 11, 2014
Three gamblers have filed a lawsuit against Foxwoods Resort Casino alleging the eastern Connecticut casino failed to pay them more than $1.1 million that they won in a table game in 2011 and didn't ...
Casinos want customers to stop leaving kids in cars while they gamble
Aug. 8, 2014
The casino industry is partnering with child safety advocates to try to stop casino customers from leaving children unattended in cars while they gamble — an issue all over the country, including in Maryland, where a 4-year-old was left alone in a parking garage for...
Gamblers try their luck with slot machines during the opening of the casino floor at the Cromwell, formerly Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, on the Las Vegas Strip and Flamingo Avenue, Monday, April 21, 2014.
Slot-machine science: How casinos get you to spend more money
Aug. 7, 2014
The next time you find yourself in a casino, pause for a second to appreciate the architecture. Casinos put an enormous amount of thought into their designs — they're all explicitly engineered to ...
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.
Sides in fight over Massachusetts casino law ready to raise their voices
Aug. 7, 2014
A view of SLS Las Vegas as seen from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014.
SLS Las Vegas gets preliminary OK for gaming license
Aug. 6, 2014
The Nevada Gaming Control Board today gave preliminary approval for a gaming license for SLS Las Vegas, which is set to open later this month on ...

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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

Strip Scribbles: Ri Ra record; Felice Garcia album; Bobby Flay; Chef Artist Dinner Series; EDC
Pending final review by Guinness World Record accountants, Ri Ra Irish Pub hosted nonstop live music with no more than 25-second breaks between songs and ...
Harley-Davidson puts pedal to the metal; Fremont pizzeria calls it quits
The motorcycle company that designed a custom Nevada sesquicentennial-themed motorcycle has opened an "attraction" on South Strip, and a Texas-based barbecue joint is settling in ...
Felice Garcia’s career spans Aguilera, ‘MDQ,’ Betty Boop and Laughlin — and she’s not finished yet
Felice Garcia is a little bit country, rock ’n’ roll, pop, showgirl and now even burlesque, and she is keeping busy all over the city ...

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

Justin Timberlake’s ‘20/20 Experience’ winds back to MGM Grand for New Year’s Day
Justin Timberlake’s shows will be directed and recorded by Jonathan Demme, who won an Oscar for “The Silence of the Lambs” and also directed “Philadelphia” ...
Tyler Posey celebrates his 23rd birthday at Hakkasan in MGM Grand
Actor and musician Tyler Posey celebrated his 23rd birthday at Hakkasan in MGM Grand on Friday night. The star of “Teen Wolf,” whose birthdate was ...
Celebrity preview: Zac Brown Band, Ne-Yo, Khalifa, Hagar, CP3, Buffett, Rucker, Marbles
To say it’s a blockbuster weekend is an understatement. You really need 144 hours to enjoy everything rather than jamming it all into 72 hours. ...

Stations Casinos coverage

4 arrested in Culinary protest near Red Rock Resort
Four protesters were arrested tonight during a demonstration against Station Casinos in which hundreds marched from a local high school to Red Rock Resort. Organized ...
Clark County pitches new rules to regulate Dotty’s, slot parlors
The battle over how much money taverns can make from bartop slot machines is shaping up with a new ordinance set to be ...
myVegas app makes deal with Station, adds blackjack
Most social gaming applications are free to play for Nevada gamblers — by law, they have to be — but the myVegas application gives some ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Face-off: Ghostbar Dayclub vs. Lavo vs. Marquee’s DayDome vs. Encore dome
Can tourists and locals still have daytime weekend party fun now that the pools have closed for the season? You bet! And two dayclubs are ...
Strip Scribbles: Twenty of 100 top-grossing U.S. restaurants are in Las Vegas
Twenty of America’s 100 top-grossing restaurants are located here in Las Vegas and only bested slightly by those in the Big Apple. Sales of menu ...
Wynn Buffet takes it to the street with tacos and ramen
The new fare only available at dinnertime — ramen and tacos — is decidedly non-fancy for one of the fancier, higher-end all-you-can-eat options on the ...

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