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Vehicles marked "Tribal Police" and uniformed personnel post themselves at the parking lot entrances of the Rolling Hills Casino in an attempt to shut down its operations in Corning, Calif., Monday, June 9, 2014. The Northern California Native American casino is at the center of a tense tribal dispute.
Tribal dispute prompts judge to ban casino guns
June 20, 2014
A federal judge has banned guns from a Native American casino in Northern California that is at the center of an escalating tribal dispute, citing a potential threat to ...
An exterior view of the Harmon Hotel tower, center, in CityCenter as seen from the Cosmopolitan on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Las Vegas.
MGM Resorts begins yearlong dismantling of flawed hotel tower
June 20, 2014
Crews have started dismantling the structurally flawed Harmon casino tower on the Las Vegas Strip, a process that's been delayed for years as the owner and builder remain locked in a legal battle over the half-finished building. Officials at MGM...
Las Vegas Sands CEO and Chairman Sheldon Adelson speaks during a media briefing with the backdrop of Singapore's Marina Bay Sands on Dec. 21, 2009 in Singapore.
Sheldon Adelson hates email, doesn’t text and wants to stop you from betting online
June 20, 2014
In February, an attack ad titled "Don’t Let the Games Begin" started popping up in online gambling forums. The ad opens on two shadows shaking hands in...
The Revel casino is seen Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City.
Lawyer: Revel casino ‘a melting ice cube’ that needs help
June 20, 2014
Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel is "a melting ice cube" that needs immediate help to stay open until a buyer can be found, its lawyer told a bankruptcy court judge Friday. The $2.4 billion casino is back in bankruptcy court for...
A computer screen in Atlantic City displays the home page of the PokerStars website, Dec. 11, 2013.
Licensing talks for PokerStars buyer may signal online gaming giant's return
June 18, 2014
A Canadian company buying the PokerStars website will begin licensing talks with New Jersey casino regulators aimed at letting the world's largest Internet poker site operate ...
Valet lanes are empty at Harrah's Tunica casino in Robinsonville, Miss. On June 2, Caesars Entertainment Corp., owners of the gaming facility, closed the doors on Harrah's Tunica. The closure affects a work force of about 1,300 and involves several hotels, a golf course, a convention center and the casino.
With Harrah’s folding, increased competition, ‘Tunica Miracle’ goes bust
June 18, 2014
It was 3:30 p.m. on a Monday in May at Harrah's Tunica Hotel & Casino in northwestern Mississippi. Gamblers were few in number, and dealers stood ready at idle card tables. It was easy to see why Caesars Entertainment Corp. was giving up on the …
A view of the Caesars Palace sports book, March 13, 2012.
World Cup bettors hammering Las Vegas sports books
June 17, 2014
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The under-construction SLS Las Vegas on the Strip.
Newest Strip casino SLS Las Vegas moves opening up a week to Aug. 23
June 17, 2014
The newest resort on the Las Vegas Strip will open ahead of schedule. Officials with SLS Las Vegas said in a statement today the hotel and casino would open...
Jackie Gaughan bought the El Cortez in 1963. Over the years, he had stakes in many Las Vegas casinos, but this was his love, his baby. He held onto his majority stake until 2008, selling to his longtime friend and partner Kenny Epstein.
Jackie Gaughan exhibit to be unveiled in El Cortez
June 17, 2014
An exhibit honoring the late Las Vegas gambling pioneer Jackie Gaughan is going up in his beloved El Cortez casino. The display set to be unveiled Tuesday is titled "Jackie Gaughan's Downtown As Seen Through Gaming Memorabilia." It will include...
Florida woman claims $1 million jackpot on Bellagio slot machine
Florida woman claims $1 million jackpot on Bellagio slot machine
June 16, 2014
A Florida slots player struck it big last week at Bellagio, hitting a $1,094,560.56 jackpot on a …
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.
Italian company talking deal with Las Vegas slot maker IGT
June 16, 2014
Italian lottery operator Gtech says that it is in preliminary talks with Las Vegas casino gaming company International Game Technology about a potential deal. Gtech did not specify...
The Golden Nugget Atlantic City, pictured here in 2012, won a ruling in a New Jersey court that it does not have to pay $1.5 million won by a group of gamblers who realized that the cards had not been shuffled, and it can move to recover more than $500,000 it already paid the gamblers.
N.J. judge rules casino not liable in unshuffled cards case
June 13, 2014
A casino does not have to pay $1.5 million won by a group of gamblers who realized the cards had not been shuffled, and it can move to recover more than $500,000 it already paid them, a judge ruled Friday. The Superior Court judge ruled that because the cards had been unshuffled, that made the game of mini-baccarat in April 2012 illegal under state casino rules. A lawyer for...
The downtown arch in Reno.
Lawsuit alleges Reno resort-casino owes workers millions
June 13, 2014
A lawsuit seeking millions of dollars in damages on behalf of thousands of employees at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno claims its parent company intentionally deprived workers of wages and overtime they were entitled to by repeatedly requiring …
Casino industry representatives and exhibitors watch an online poker game during industry's G2E conference, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in Las Vegas.
Amaya Gaming Group to buy PokerStars in $4.9 billion deal
June 13, 2014
Amaya Gaming Group Inc. surged to a record after agreeing to acquire PokerStars for $4.9 billion, in a deal that creates the largest publicly held online gambling company in the …
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 nabs Massachusetts’ first casino license
June 11, 2014
MGM Resorts International will be named Massachusetts' first casino operator, but the Las Vegas-based gambling giant will not have to immediately pay millions of dollars in ...
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.
Boyd to get $88 million tax refund from Atlantic City for Borgata
June 10, 2014
The Borgata's parent company, Boyd Gaming, announced the settlement Tuesday in a filing with securities regulators. The settlement covers tax years 2011 …
California Chrome, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, wins the 139th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014, in Baltimore.
Triple Crown Letdown? Vegas bettors not sold on California Chrome in Belmont
June 6, 2014
In Las Vegas, pessimism prevailed after the Preakness Stakes. While horseracing enthusiasts across the nation stirred with the possibility of a Triple Crown winner, many in the gambling capital of the world stayed skeptical. They banked on the 36-year drought of ...
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 ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Spending war over online gaming rages among Nevada casino companies
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MGM Mirage coverage

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Stations Casinos coverage

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Wynn Resorts coverage

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