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September 30, 2014

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Is an inaccurate die sign at Vegas' McCarran Airport a bit ... insulting?
Is an inaccurate die sign at Vegas' McCarran Airport a bit ... insulting?
July 9, 2014
Seriously, the 2 next to the 5? This is Las Vegas!
The neon sign at Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino is ceremonially lit in Las Vegas on Monday, July 1, 2013. Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino was formerly known as Terrible's Hotel and Casino.
Casino operator Affinity Gaming warns of default on part of debt
July 7, 2014
A casino operator with 11 properties in Nevada, Colorado, Missouri and Iowa is warning investors that it expects to default on a portion of nearly $383 million in long-term debt but …
Miami Heat forward LeBron James responds to a question during a media availability for the NBA basketball finals on Saturday, June 14, 2014, in San Antonio.
With talk of LeBron’s return, Cavaliers appeal to Vegas bettors
July 7, 2014
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/11187651/cleveland-cavaliers-attracting-bets-vegas-books
A photo of the River Palms Resort & Casino in Laughlin.
Dotty’s company buys River Palms casino in Laughlin for $6.75M
July 7, 2014
The owners of the Dotty's tavern chain are buying the River Palms casino in Laughlin for $6.75 million in cash. Tropicana Entertainment announced last week that it plans to...
Lottery mystery yields clues to $7.5 million prize
July 3, 2014
Ever notice that instant lottery tickets are consecutively numbered? Ever wonder if those numbers could help in a hunt for riches? They theoretically can, at least in Texas. They helped...
Phil Ivey takes part in the $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em event during the World Series of Poker on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Rio.
Ivey: Atlantic City win was result of skill, not cheating
July 2, 2014
World-famous poker player Phil Ivey says his disputed $9.6 million baccarat win at Atlantic City's Borgata casino was all skill, and is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit in which the casino accuses him of ...
Caesars turnaround odds hobbled by default-swap volumes
July 2, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-01/caesars-turnaround-odds-hobbled-by-default-swap-volumes.html
How lottery legend from Las Vegas likely used odds, Uncle Sam to win millions
July 2, 2014
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/How_lottery_legend_Joan_Ginther_used_odds_Uncle_Sam_to_win_millions.html
This Feb. 15, 2011, file photo shows a promotional screen with the Chinese characters for MGM displayed at the MGM Grand Macau casino resort, in Macau. MGM Resorts reported quarterly earnings on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Worst of Macau’s gambling slowdown is seen as over
July 1, 2014
http://news.investors.com/business/070114-706975-las-vegas-sands-other-macau-casinos-see-revenue-drop.htm
Lottery’s ‘luckiest woman’ bet flabbergasting sums on scratch-offs
July 1, 2014
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/Lotterys_luckiest_woman_Joan_Ginther_bet_flabbergasting_sums_on_scratch-offs.html
A tram passes in front of Aria during a tour of MGM Mirage's CityCenter project Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009. Properties in the $8.5 billion project will open next month.
Aria agrees to $100,000 fine for preventing viewing of roulette game
June 30, 2014
The Aria on the Las Vegas Strip has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine for preventing a pair of state gaming agents from observing a high-stakes roulette game that, under state law, must remain open to the public. The law states that...
A nightfall view of Venetian Macau from a Crown Towers suite
Hedge funder says massive heist may have been Macau’s ‘Lehman’ moment
June 27, 2014
http://www.businessinsider.com/macaus-lehman-brothers-moment-2014-6
In this 2010 photo, a baccarat game is shown in the high-limit room at Hard Rock Hotel.
Nevada gaming revenue up 8.1 percent on strong baccarat winnings
June 27, 2014
Nevada gaming revenue was up 8.1 percent from the same month a year ago, propelled largely by big winnings at the baccarat tables, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Casinos won $970.2 million in May, including...
This Oct. 26, 2011, photo shows the Showboat Casino Hotel and its House of Blues nightclub in Atlantic City, N.J.
Caesars says it will close Showboat in Atlantic City
June 27, 2014
Casino contraction hit Atlantic City for the second time this year, as the parent company of the Showboat Casino Hotel announced Friday it will close the Mardi Gras-themed casino on Aug. 31. Caesars Entertainment told The Associated Press on Friday morning the company will shutter the poorest-performing of its...
Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino to announce closing Friday
June 26, 2014
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/showboat-casino-to-announce-closing-friday/article_cdec732a-fd88-11e3-a1f8-0019bb2963f4.html
Gary Loveman, chairman and CEO of Caesars Entertainment, attends the official remaining of PH Live to The Axis at Planet Hollywood on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
Caesars ready to invest $5 billion in Japan casino
June 26, 2014
Caesars Entertainment Corp., the largest operator of U.S. casinos, said a Japan resort would require at least a $5 billion investment and that it would have no problem financing such a project. “You can typically finance a very substantial portion of...
Joseph Brennen of Ventnor, N.J., logs on to a Harrah's online casino on his laptop from a highway rest area in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, the first day of a test of Internet gambling in New Jersey.
Online gambling off to slow start as revenues trickle in
June 26, 2014
State lawmakers who dream of dollar signs from legalized online gambling might want to pause for a moment to consider Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey. As New Jersey Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff told state lawmakers this year: "Clearly, the results so far have not met our ...
A computer screen in Atlantic City displays the home page of the PokerStars website, Dec. 11, 2013.
New Jersey starts review of PokerStars buyer
June 24, 2014
New Jersey casino regulators have begun their review of a Canadian company that's buying the PokerStars online gambling website and hoping to get it licensed in ...

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Las Vegas Sands coverage

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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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