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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...
Police seek suspect in robbery at downtown casino
May 23, 2014
Metro Police are seeking a man suspected of a beating and robbery at a downtown casino last week. The incident happened about...
Gaming Commission OKs developer of $4 billion Strip casino
Gaming Commission OKs developer of $4 billion Strip casino
May 22, 2014
A Malaysian company received preliminary approval from the state Gaming Commission today for a $4 billion Asian-themed resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Commission members found Genting Berhad, the investment holding and management arm of Genting Group, suitable for...
George Joseph performs sleight-of-hand techniques during a Courtroom Conversation at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The Mob Museum is playing host to "Beating the Odds: An Inside Look at Casino Cheating" in its historic courtroom.
Casino gaming cheats are increasingly sophisticated, panelists say
May 22, 2014
Casino security is more sophisticated and so are those looking to game the system. Three experts spoke Wednesday night at the Mob Museum about the decades-long arms race between cheaters and casinos. “As long as there has been casino gaming there have been people who have tried to cheat it,” said James Taylor, deputy chief of...
Babara Deveaux, her son Ebon, and Tanya Washington, right, look over the Moulin Rouge on February 14, 1999.
Gambling returns to old Moulin Rouge — for a day
May 21, 2014
The historic Moulin Rouge casino is reopening — kind of, for eight hours anyway, and in a trailer. One day next month, a trailer with 16 slot machines will be rolled onto the site of the mostly demolished Moulin Rouge, allowing the owner to...
A sample poker game is played on the Ultimate Gaming website, in Las Vegas, April 29, 2013. Ultimate Gaming began offering Internet gambling in Nevada in early 2013.
Experts: Online gambling slowed by illegal action
May 19, 2014
Internet gambling in the United States is off to a slower start than many had imagined, held back, experts say, by illegal offshore operators who are continuing to ...
A "Black Book," a State Gaming Control Board list of people that should be excluded from Nevada casinos, is displayed at the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. At right is a page on Tony "The Ant" Spilotro.
Gangster’s death prompts consideration of removal from Nevada’s ‘Black Book’
May 19, 2014
The “Black Book” said Louis Tom Dragna was considered to be a boss of the Los Angeles organized crime family and
An exterior view of Binon's casino in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
Union renews threat of strikes at 9 downtown casinos
May 19, 2014
The Culinary and Bartenders unions in Las Vegas have issued another warning that they're prepared to launch a strike at downtown casinos if a contract isn't reached. Union officials said Monday that no date is set for the potential strikes, but a majority of the 3,000 union members at nine casinos along the Fremont Street Experience have signed up for strike benefits and picket line shifts. Contracts at the casinos...
An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel tower Monday, March 11, 2013.
Deutsche Bank sells Cosmopolitan to Blackstone for $1.7 billion
May 15, 2014
Deutsche Bank AG is finally free of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas resort and casino after selling the high-rise complex on the Strip to Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII for $1.7 billion. The German investment bank...
Las Vegas company won’t buy Mississippi casino
May 14, 2014
as Vegas-based Full House Resorts won't buy Fitzgerald's Casino in Tunica from Majestic Star Casino LLC. The purchase was announced in March. However, in an earnings report released Wednesday...

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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
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Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Clint Holmes sweeps through L.A.: The man is not done yet
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Las Vegas Sands coverage

Nevada Supreme Court reverses Adelson defamation ruling
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MGM Mirage coverage

Lady Gaga proves that she’s the ultimate showgirl at MGM Grand
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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 ...
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Station Casinos ends year strong but still loses $104 million in 2013
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Wynn Resorts coverage

Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, NIN, Soundgarden, Brody Jenner, Miss USA, Jesse McCartney
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