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November 28, 2014

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Crapped out: Atlantic City’s Revel closed after only two years, but it’s hardly the only victim of a recent wave of similar closures.
Growing in some places and crumbling in others, is gaming still a sure bet?
Sept. 17, 2014
"And right about now, the idea that casinos equal employment is in question in a way it hasn’t been for decades."
This undated frame grab shows security video images of a man in his 20s or 30s who punched a sports book employee during a weekend heist at the Palace Station in Las Vegas, according to Metro Police. Witnesses reported seeing a weapon when a robber went behind a counter at the sports betting area on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
Police think robber at Palace Station had a gun
Sept. 17, 2014
Police in Las Vegas now say a man who punched a sports book employee during a weekend heist at the Palace Station casino-hotel may have had a gun. Officer Laura Meltzer says witnesses reported seeing ...
Cindy Clark plays a slot machine at Dotty's near Eastern and Serene in Henderson on Thursday, March 24, 2011.
Clark County to turn focus to slot parlor curbs
Sept. 16, 2014
After a summer-long hiatus, the Clark County Commission is returning to the issue of tavern gaming in an effort to stamp out slot parlors that have proliferated across ...
Chief operating officer leaving Boyd Gaming, won’t be replaced
Sept. 16, 2014
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 departure of ...
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.
Wynn’s $1.6 billion resort wins Boston casino license
Sept. 16, 2014
Wynn Resorts has bested Mohegan Sun for the lucrative Boston-area casino license, based largely on the strength of ...
A sign seen early Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, announces the closing of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes
Sept. 16, 2014
Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it ...
Gaming Control OKs license for Irish-themed taverns
Sept. 11, 2014
Golden Gaming cleared a regulatory hurdle today on its way toward operating four more taverns in the valley. The Gaming Control Board approved ...
A view of the casino floor at The Riviera, May 16, 2012.
Riviera could be in line for a $100 million facelift
Sept. 11, 2014
The Riviera, one of the oldest resorts in Las Vegas, is due for a substantial facelift. An executive from the company that operates the Riviera told state regulators ...
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.
New Jersey lets MGM keep half of Borgata casino
Sept. 10, 2014
New Jersey casino regulators on Wednesday let MGM Resorts back into the Atlantic City casino market. The Casino Control Commission voted to let MGM reclaim its 50 percent ownership of ...
Four things to know about Nevada's infamous 'Black Book'
Four things to know about Nevada's infamous 'Black Book'
Sept. 10, 2014
With the recent addition of Gary Frederick Young to Nevada’s “Black Book” for gambling-related fraud and cheating, here are a few things you should know about the list, courtesy of Karl Bennison, chief of enforcement for the ...
Odds are posted at the LVH sports book during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014.
No need to be intimidated, rookie: Here’s a beginner’s guide to placing sports bets
Aug. 31, 2014
Sports betting can be mystifying to those who've never wagered on a game. But for those who want to get off the sideline, here's a basic introduction on how to start. The first step: Either position yourself in front of the betting board or grab a line sheet to find the team you want to wager on. To the left of the team name, there ...
An aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Nevada casino revenue up slightly in July
Aug. 28, 2014
Nevada casino revenue increased less than 1 percent in July from the same month last year, partly due to continued gains on the Las Vegas Strip. The state Gaming Control Board reported today that ...
This Aug. 25, 2014, picture shows the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. The casino opened its doors Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, and it's the last of five to open in Maryland after lawmakers legalized gambling in the state.
Baltimore’s first casino highlights gaming trend toward urban areas
Aug. 27, 2014
At the Horseshoe Casino's grand opening, showgirls adorned in gold glitter, beaded loincloths, feather headdresses and fuchsia false eyelashes stood atop pedestals in the courtyard, while VIP patrons in high heels and higher hemlines downed glass after glass of champagne. The glitz and glamour Tuesday ...
The neon sign at Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino is shown in this, July 1, 2013, file photo.
Former Caesars exec named CEO of Affinity Gaming
Aug. 26, 2014
Affinity Gaming, a Las Vegas-based casino company with properties in Nevada, Colorado and the Midwest, announced today that it hired a Caesars Entertainment veteran as its new CEO. Michael Silberling is succeeding David Ross ...
A Black Book, a State Gaming Control Board list of people excluded from Nevada casinos, is displayed at the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. At right is a page on former mobster Tony "The Ant" Spilotro, who was removed from the book only after his death.
Only one sure way off the black book
Aug. 24, 2014
John Mealey Jr. wasn’t around to celebrate his recent removal from Nevada’s “black book.” Mealey, who was convicted of cheating at slot machines and card games, was taken off the List of Excluded Persons on July 25 only because he died almost a full year earlier. His case is ...
Boulder Station employee Pat Hadlett atop her ATV which she loves to ride when not a guest services ambassador for slots on Friday, August 15, 2014.  She is pleased to be helping the casino in celebrating its 20th year anniversary.
As Boulder Station marks 20th anniversary, a look at three key employees
Aug. 23, 2014
When Boulder Station opened exactly twenty years ago today, it was down the 515 from a very different Las Vegas: The city was home to less than half a million people, there was no Downtown Project and no one ...
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 ...

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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

Clint Holmes returns to Harrah’s — for a song — in ‘Million Dollar Quartet’
Clint Holmes is the latest in the line of guest vocalists to join “Million Dollar Quartet,” as he’ll sing “All Shook Up,” the Elvis classic, ...
Strip Scribbles: Reba McEntire at Caesars? Derek Jeter, Jessica Alba, Mac King
Former Las Vegas builder and developer Ron Pratte built up one of the world’s greatest collections of automobilia and collector cars over the past two ...
Jeff Civillico’s greatest juggling act: The annual Win-Win ‘Headliners’ Bash’
Jeff Civillico is finding it easier to stage a charity production for his Win-Win Entertainment Foundation than it was a couple of years ago. ...

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

Weekend best bets: Stevie Wonder, UNLV vs. Albany, Justin Timberlake
Thanksgiving is upon us, but if you’re looking to get away from leftovers and Black Friday madness this weekend, there’s plenty to do in town ...
‘Ka’ set to return full version of Final Battle Scene to MGM Grand stage
Eighteen months after it was pulled down for a tragedy, the Final Battle Scene is returning to Cirque du Soleil’s “Ka” at MGM Grand. A ...
Restaurant undergoes transformation at Suncoast; retailers flock to Miracle Mile
A restaurant new to the Suncoast is boasting more than 100 linear feet of TVs for sports viewing. The former TGI Fridays at the resort ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Nevada online poker company Ultimate Gaming shutting down
Ultimate Gaming, one of Nevada’s three legal online poker providers, announced today that it’s ending operations in the state. The move comes about two months ...
Station reports modest revenue growth for 3rd quarter
ocals gaming giant Station Casinos, whose properties include Palace Station, Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Resort, reported its third quarter earnings today. Station’s adjusted ...
MGM, Station announce charitable gifts for military families
In the spirit of Veterans Day, two Las Vegas casino companies recently announced major charitable contributions to the military community. MGM Resorts International said today ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

NASCAR Champion’s Week: Expect fireworks off the track and on the Strip
NASCAR’s star drivers, including first-time champion Kevin Harvick, pit crews, fans and Hollywood celebrities start arriving this weekend for the sixth year of NASCAR Champion’s ...
Maksim Chmerkovskiy of ‘DWTS’: ‘Le Reve’s’ new $3 million sequence is ‘historic’
Former “Dancing With the Stars” heartthrob Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who choreographed the sequence, is in awe of the 16 fire shooters and 172 high-powered water fountains ...
Rob Riggle takes over Lagasse’s Stadium; Imagine Dragons go acoustic; Steve Wynn snaps up Kenny Rogers’ old estate
Imagine Dragons held a fundraiser and NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young bought a dog for $6,000 on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel. ...

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