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April 24, 2014

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An exterior view of Palazzo on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, on the Strip.
Las Vegas Sands websites restored a week after hacking
Feb. 17, 2014
Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. has restored its websites a week after they were hacked.
Joe Asher, President and CEO of Brandywine Bookmaking LLC, form left, Vic Salerno, CEO of American Wagering Inc., Ralph Topping, CEO of William Hill and Jeff Siri, the president and CEO of Club Cal Nevada Satellite Race and Sportsbook Division, at Brandywine Bookmaking in Las Vegas Tuesday, May 3, 2011.
William Hill starts hunt for new chief executive a year early
Feb. 17, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/10642939/William-Hill-starts-hunt-for-new-chief-executive-a-year-early.html
Caesars acquires another social gaming business
Feb. 17, 2014
Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s online gambling subsidiary has acquired another social gaming business.
Easy-to-learn High Card Flush gaining popularity at the tables
Feb. 16, 2014
High Card Flush might be the easiest game at the tables. The brainchild of a card dealer at the Rio, the game also has become one of the most popular on casino floors.
An exterior view of Palazzo on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, on the Strip.
Las Vegas Sands websites remain down, probe continues
Feb. 14, 2014
Websites for casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. remained down for a fourth day on Friday, while company, state and federal investigators trace the origin and effect of a hacking intrusion.
Don Johnson, CEO of Heritage Development, a Wyoming-based company that uses computer-assisted wagering programs for horse racing, at a pool party at Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Johnson’s blackjack winnings include more than $15 million at three Atlantic City casinos in 2011.
Meet the whale who took casinos for $15 million
Feb. 14, 2014
http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/gaming/article/Meet-the-whale-who-took-casinos-for-15-million-5229184.php
The Peppermill in West Wendover.
Peppermill faces $1M fine for slot machine spying
Feb. 14, 2014
A $1 million fine is being levied on Peppermill Casinos Inc. that owns operation in Reno, Sparks, Henderson and Wendover for sending out an employee to illegally gather information on the slot machine win percentages of its competitors.
The Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip.
Regulator: Las Vegas Sands hackers didn't steal credit cards
Feb. 13, 2014
A Nevada gambling regulator said Thursday that the hackers who knocked down all Las Vegas Sands websites for three days and counting did not steal any patron data, including credit card information.
The lobby of Lisboa Casino, opened in 1970 by Stanley Ho.
Macau's only home-grown casino group, SJM, breaks ground on Lisboa Palace casino
Feb. 13, 2014
http://www.financeasia.com/News/372191,sjm-bet-is-a-sign-of-the-times-in-macau.aspx
The Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip.
FBI, Secret Service investigating Las Vegas Sands hacking
Feb. 12, 2014
The FBI and Secret Service are investigating the hacking of the Las Vegas Sands casino company's websites, which remained out of service more than a day after they were hijacked.
Pinnacle credits Ameristar acquisition for boost in earnings
Feb. 12, 2014
Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment, operators of 16 casino and racino properties in nine states, including two in northern Nevada, reported its fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday.
Players participate in the $1,000 No Limit Hold 'Em Tournament at the World Series of Poker on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the Rio in Las Vegas.
WSOP announces calendar for 2014 event
Feb. 11, 2014
The 45th annual World Series of Poker kicks off the day after Memorial Day, culminating with a November main event worth $10 million, organizers announced today.
$50 million renovation begins at Sparks Nugget casino
Feb. 11, 2014
A $50 million renovation project is underway at John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks.
An exterior view of Palazzo on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, on the Strip.
Websites of Venetian, Palazzo casinos hacked
Feb. 11, 2014
The websites of casinos owned by Las Vegas Sands Corp. were hacked on Tuesday morning and remained down as of the afternoon.
MGM Resorts adding charging stations for electric vehicles
Feb. 11, 2014
Drivers of electric vehicles will soon find 27 new charging stations at nine MGM Resorts International properties along the Las Vegas Strip.
Diners enjoy the view from the Top of the World Restaurant at the Stratosphere on Thursday, April 5, 2012.
Stratosphere operator reports 4th-quarter loss of $2.8 million
Feb. 10, 2014
Las Vegas-based American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC, operator of the Stratosphere and two Arizona Charlie’s properties in Las Vegas and the Aquarius in Laughlin, reported its fourth-quarter earnings Monday.
UNLV kicks off fundraising effort for Hotel College academic building with announcement of $2.5 million gift
Feb. 10, 2014
A drive to raise money for construction of a new academic building for UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration kicked off today with the announcement of a $2.5 million gift.
Visitors to the Aria at CityCenter walk through the casino floor Dec. 17, 2009.
Gaming agents say they were blocked from observing game at Aria
Feb. 7, 2014
Two gaming agents were observing play on a roulette table in a high-limit room when they were approached by an Aria casino supervisor who said they were no longer welcome. The state Gaming Control Board has asked that a fine and action be taken against the license of MGM Resorts, which owns and controls the Aria.

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd Gaming, IGT team on progressive jackpot network in Nevada, New Jersey
Las Vegas-based slot maker IGT this afternoon announced it was rolling out the nation’s first multistate progressive jackpot network. Powerbucks is being released at Boyd ...
Boyd Gaming narrows loss to $47.3 million in 4th quarter
Boyd Gaming, a Las Vegas-based company, reported its fourth-quarter earnings today.
Boyd CEO demolishes myth that regulated online gambling will cannibalize land-based casino revenue
http://www.onlinepokerreport.com/10901/online-gambling-does-not-hurt-land-based-casino-revenue/

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Photos: Melody Sweets of ‘Absinthe’ plays it cool in ‘MDQ’ rockabilly session
The Green Fairy in “Absinthe,” the latest guest star to join “Million Dollar Quartet,” upped the temp with a take on “My Boy Elvis,” closing ...
Jason Alexander’s new one-man show at Harrah’s reveals ‘Seinfeld’ secrets, pokes fun at Las Vegas
Producer Seth Yudof told me: “He also does a Q+A session with the audience about the 14 years of ‘Seinfeld.’ It’s really funny. He’s really ...
Chefs Week: Kerry Simon to open downtown Las Vegas restaurant next month
Kerry has taken over the old John E. Carson Hotel for his innovative cuisine at Carson Kitchen: “I have long wanted to open a true ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Is Las Vegas Sands poised for spot on the S&P 500?
http://247wallst.com/investing/2014/04/22/deutsche-bank-identifies-next-sp-500-candidates/
Las Vegas Sands donating $7 million to bolster UNLV hospitality program
UNLV officials this morning announced a $7 million donation from the Las Vegas Sands Corp. to help build a new academic building for the hotel ...
Major GOP donor tests his influence in push to ban online gambling
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CC0QqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F03%2F28%2Fus%2Fpolitics%2Fmajor-gop-donor-tests-his-influence-in-push-to-ban-online-gambling.html&ei=WHg0U9LuN6igyAGn0IGgCg&usg=AFQjCNHfDS2tm8_Yjs_QN7agKDi604FWtw&sig2=6fBKp8vHLGAWm3vGtLW5JA&bvm=bv.63808443,d.aWc

MGM Mirage coverage

Strip Scribbles: Floyd Mayweather Jr.; new club at Mandalay Bay; Mark O’Meara; ‘Ink Master’
In preparation for the moment when Floyd Mayweather Jr. takes on Marcos Maidana on Saturday, May 3, at MGM Grand Garden Arena, our hometown 10-time, ...
MGM Resorts, Cirque to build 33-acre, open-air venue to host Rock in Rio in Las Vegas
Rock in Rio, one of the world’s largest music festivals, is set for Las Vegas in May 2015 and is a partnership among MGM Resorts ...
MGM, Hakkasan form partnership to build, manage luxury hotels worldwide
MGM Resorts International and Hakkasan Group are partnering in a joint-venture to develop luxury hotels around the globe. Formation of MGM Hakkasan Hospitality was announced ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Station Casinos ends year strong but still loses $104 million in 2013
Station Casinos, a Las Vegas-based operator of 15 locals casinos in Southern Nevada, reported its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings today.
Online poker starting to pad companies' bottom line
It’s still too early to tell how profitable online poker will be, but trailblazing gaming companies are beginning to generate revenue from their Internet investments.
Station Casinos says payroll taxes, Obamacare drag on Las Vegas economy
Las Vegas-based Station Casinos, operator of 15 locals casinos in Southern Nevada, reported its third-quarter earnings today.

Wynn Resorts coverage

Strip Scribbles: Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jerry Lewis, Wolfgang Puck and Criss Angel
I’ll be filming today a version of my old show “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” touring unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s three Las ...
Celebrity preview: Country’s biggest stars, ACM Awards, Michael Jordan, Rob Thomas and Teller’s ‘Tempest’
If country music and its superstars are not your cup of tea, then you’ve got a cornucopia of comedians and illusionist Teller’s magical version of ...
Strip Scribbles: Teller’s ‘Tempest’ triumph; Michael Jordan’s golf benefit; George Clooney’s tequila
Teller hosts his star-studded premiere and celebration Saturday at the new 500-seat tent theater in Symphony Park outside the Smith Center, and even with “The ...

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