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October 23, 2014

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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
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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 ...
This July 24, 2014, photo shows several lights burned out in the illuminated facade of the Trump Plaza Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, Tuesday Aug. 5, 2014.
Donald Trump sues to get his name off casinos
Aug. 5, 2014
Donald Trump has a message for the two Atlantic City casinos that still bear his name, five years after he gave up anything to do with ...
Gary Loveman, president, CEO and chairman of Caesars Entertainment, delivers a keynote address during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Las Vegas Convention Center Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
Caesars Entertainment, creditors trade lawsuits
Aug. 5, 2014
Caesars Entertainment’s ongoing financial troubles escalated this week with two lawsuits, one from the casino company alleging that some creditors are trying to force a default and another from creditors alleging Caesars transferred assets fraudulently. The first lawsuit was filed Monday by...
Tourists pose in front of the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
Why Las Vegas has recovered better than Atlantic City since the recession
Aug. 5, 2014
The recession hit gambling destination cities Las Vegas and Atlantic City especially hard, but though Las Vegas has been able to recover, Atlantic City has not, due in large part to ...
This is an exterior photo of the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip.
MGM Resorts returns to profit in 2nd quarter
Aug. 5, 2014
MGM Resorts International, the owner of such iconic Strip properties as the MGM Grand, Bellagio and New York-New York, announced its second-quarter earnings today. The company also has
Tribe, Treasure Island owner partner for Kansas casino
Aug. 4, 2014
An Oklahoma-based tribe is partnering with the owner of a Las Vegas hotel to reopen a track in southeast Kansas and convert it to a casino. Phil Ruffin is owner of Las Vegas' Treasure Island Hotel and Casino and...
The 34.6-acre site of the New Frontier sold for $1.2 billion in 2007.
Australian billionaire planning new Strip casino
Aug. 4, 2014
Australian casino mogul James Packer has acquired the former New Frontier site on the north Las Vegas Strip and plans to build a resort there. Packer, the billionaire chairman of Crown Resorts Ltd., has teamed with...
In this June 6, 2007, file photo, Bally Technologies slot machines are showcased at the Palms hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Scientific Games on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, said it will pay about $3.3 billion to buy slot machine maker Bally Technologies in a cash deal that expands its casino management system portfolio.
Bally move makes it one of two industry ‘behemoths,’ analyst says
Aug. 1, 2014
A $3.3 billion merger between Scientific Games and Bally Technologies will make the newly combined gambling equipment company one of two giants in its industry. It comes on the heels of ...
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.
MGM Resorts finalizes purchase of 2 Massachusetts properties
Aug. 1, 2014
MGM Resorts International has taken ownership of two city-owned properties in downtown Springfield as it plans to build an $800 million casino there. City and casino officials confirmed Friday that the Las Vegas-based casino giant closed on the...
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Macau casino revenue falls for 2nd straight month
Aug. 1, 2014
Casino revenue in the global gambling mecca of Macau fell for a second straight month in July as Chinese high rollers stayed away because of Beijing's corruption crackdown. Official data released Friday show that revenue fell...
Jose Figueroa of Puerto Rico looks over slot machines in Bally Technologies' Pro Wave cabinets during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
Scientific Games strikes $3.3B deal to buy Bally Technologies
Aug. 1, 2014
Scientific Games plans to pay about $3.3 billion to buy Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies in a deal that would combine makers of gambling equipment ranging from slot machines to instant-win lottery games. The electronic gambling machine maker said Friday that it will pay $83.30 for each share of Bally. That amounts to a 38 percent premium to Bally's closing price of...
James Packer is executive chairman of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited and Australia's richest person.
Billionaire James Packer seeking return to Las Vegas
July 31, 2014
Australian billionaire James Packer is in talks to develop a Las Vegas Strip resort on land once occupied by the New Frontier after buying a piece of a loan backed by ...
The Trump Plaza towers over Vera Coking's three-story rooming house Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Atlantic City. The decrepit boarding home owned by the Atlantic City woman who has been turning down multimillion-dollar offers for the building in the shadow of Trump Plaza since the 1980s is now up for auction.
Home owned by Trump holdout auctioned for $530,000
July 30, 2014
She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person." The woman who became a folk hero for resisting decades-long efforts by big-name developers like Trump to displace her Atlantic City boardinghouse is now 86 and, at last, has sold. The 29-room property Vera Coking and her husband bought...
A view of the lobby following an official opening ceremony for the Downtown Grand in downtown Las Vegas Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.
Downtown Grand names 4 new executives
July 30, 2014
The Downtown Grand has a slate of new executives. Management announced today that Marie Ramsey was hired as chief financial officer; Jeffrey Rabinowitz joined as ...
Suspects in alleged World Cup betting scheme freed from custody
July 29, 2014
A wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme has been let out of jail after his poker-star friends posted his bail and immigration officials cleared his release. Fifty-year-old Wei Seng Phua and...
An exterior view of the Wynn and Encore Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
Wynn Resorts 2nd-quarter profit rises on Las Vegas strength
July 29, 2014
Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s second-quarter earnings increased 57 percent, bolstered by strong results in Las Vegas. The casino operator's adjusted profit topped...
A person plays a table game at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pa., Friday, July 16, 2010.
Cardsharp’s arrest in Pennsylvania is victory for Nevada gaming board
July 29, 2014
For 15 years, Jubreal Chahine has lurked at the illicit edges of the gambling tables, a habitual casino cheat who made his living by an opportunistic sleight-of-hand that landed him top ranking on the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s “most-wanted” list. But this month...

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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

International Model Search winner Angela Byrd has lived in L.V. for one month
“It was my first time in a national pageant, so you can imagine my disbelief,” Angela told me moments after being crowned at Hakkasan in ...
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 ...

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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