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January 29, 2015

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Sweet November: Nine battle for glory in WSOP’s Main Event
Nov. 7, 2014
A rich pot doesn't hurt in bringing out poker's luckiest players year after year.
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.
Regulators finalize MGM and Wynn casino licenses
Nov. 6, 2014
Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts International have been officially awarded the state's first two resort casino licenses, following unanimous votes Thursday by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. The gambling giants ...
Subpoena fight resolved over FBI-Caesars search
Nov. 6, 2014
A federal judge in Las Vegas heard defense attorneys allege Thursday that the FBI improperly enlisted Caesars Palace officials to obtain a crucial search warrant before ...
A view of the las Vegas Strip looking northbound from a helicopter May 21, 2012.
Report: U.S. casino revenue up as economy strengthens
Nov. 6, 2014
Revenue at U.S. casinos jumped more than 6 percent in 2012, the first significant increase in three years as economic growth picked up speed and more casinos opened in several markets. But revenue generated by Indian casinos rose less than ...
A gondola sails at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel  in Macau Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007.
Macau casino industry bound for worst streak in austerity
Nov. 4, 2014
Macau’s casino industry is headed for its longest losing streak, facing months more of falling revenues as continued crackdowns against graft by the Chinese government prompt gamblers to ...
2nd Wheel of Fortune slot debuts in IGT social casino
Nov. 4, 2014
Another variation of the Wheel of Fortune slot machine is now offered in a free-to-play digital casino. International Game Technology announced today that the Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin game is available in ...
An exterior view of the Bellagio, June 6, 2013.
MGM Resorts reports loss of $20.3 million in 3rd quarter
Oct. 30, 2014
Sometimes the house doesn't win as much as it hopes. MGM Resorts International earned $40 million less in revenue from its casinos, largely table games, in the third quarter compared to a year ago. That, plus losses the casino-entertainment company expected from ...
The Wynn Macau and Encore towers, looking fairly familiar.
Casino mogul Steve Wynn still ‘very bullish on Macau’
Oct. 28, 2014
Wynn Resorts, which runs the Wynn and Encore properties on the Strip in addition to resorts in Macau, reported its third quarter earnings today. Wynn Resorts Chairman Steve Wynn ...
An exterior view of the Harmon tower in MGM Resorts' CityCenter on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The 26-floor tower, deemed structurally unsound, will be demolished piece by piece.
Jury selection begins in case of flawed Strip hotel tower
Oct. 28, 2014
The Harmon Hotel tower was designed to soar 48 stories over MGM Resorts International's massive CityCenter complex, offering hotel guests and condominium owners unparalleled views at ...
Dice roll across the craps table during the opening of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Nevada gaming revenue down nearly 6 percent last month
Oct. 28, 2014
Nevada gaming revenue dropped in September, the second straight month of decline, the state reported today. The state Gaming Control Board said Nevada casinos won ...
Rob Oseland, president of SLS Las Vegas, speaks during a press conference at SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
2 months after SLS opens, President Rob Oseland is leaving
Oct. 27, 2014
Two months after opening, SLS Las Vegas is getting a new president. The Strip’s newest resort, which opened as a $415 million renovation of ...
The Trump Taj Mahal casino and resort is pictured Sept. 10, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.
Carl Icahn says Trump Taj Mahal likely to close
Oct. 23, 2014
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says the struggling Trump Taj Mahal casino "will almost certainly close." The would-be purchaser of the casino told the Associated Press on Thursday night that the casino's finances are ...
South Point poker website gets final approval
Oct. 23, 2014
South Point’s online poker website, Real Gaming, received final approval from state gambling regulators today. Real Gaming became the third real-money online poker site to operate in Nevada when it ...
The Trump Taj Mahal casino and resort is pictured Sept. 10, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.
Casino owner: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November
Oct. 22, 2014
Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13. The company said Wednesday it still cannot guarantee the Taj Mahal won't close by the end of the year, but added it will definitely remain open throughout ...
Las Vegas-based casino owner Full House Resorts looks for buyer
Oct. 22, 2014
Full House Resorts Inc., the casino and hotel operator, said Wednesday that it is putting itself up for sale. The company, based in Las Vegas, evaluated strategic alternatives and decided that ...
Pro leagues, NCAA file to stop New Jersey sports betting
Oct. 21, 2014
The four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA have made another court filing in their efforts to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. The order to show cause was filed ...
Pro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting
Oct. 20, 2014
The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Monday to stop New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports betting beginning this weekend, when gamblers could become the first in the nation outside Nevada to ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
As debt mounts, Caesars in talks with lenders
Oct. 17, 2014
Caesars Entertainment said Friday it is prepared to start formal discussions with some of its bank lenders as it works to reduce its debt and stave off what some see as near certain bankruptcy. In a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the casino company announced that ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

New restaurant at the Cal reflects broader nongaming trend
Boyd Gaming celebrated the debut of a new restaurant at its flagship downtown Las Vegas casino on Friday, one that company officials say is part ...
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 ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

J.T. plays to cameras at MGM Grand; Marie Osmond announces D&M world tour; Felice Garcia leaving ‘MDQ’
During an appearance on NBC’s “Today” on New Year’s Day, Marie Osmond told affable co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford that she and brother ...
Strip Scribbles: ‘Pawn Stars,’ Mac King, WSOP, ‘MDQ’ and new restaurants
Magician Mac King celebrates his 15th anniversary at Harrah’s next month, and he’s the cover star of the New Year’s edition of Magic magazine. Mac ...
Flowery praise for Bellagio Conservatory; Andrea Bocelli asks for tender love at MGM Grand
During his chilling performance at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, the great tenor Andrea Bocelli was backed by singers from one of the ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Las Vegas Sands has tough 4th quarter in China, but profits still up
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that controls the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip, reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings ...
Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson to lead China subsidiary
Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson will take the same title at his company's subsidiary in Macau, Asia's gambling mecca near Hong Kong. Sands China ...
Adelson’s alleged probes of Macau officials may be revealed in court
Sands China Ltd. (1928)’s secret investigation of Macau government officials, allegedly ordered by its Chairman Sheldon Adelson, is fair game in the feud between the ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Q+A: DJ Jazzy Jeff talks Hakkasan Group, traveling, Seahawks and Bonnie Raitt
From “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star to being a much-sought-after DJ and producer and multiple Grammy Award winner, Philadelphia’s DJ Jazzy Jeff is thankful ...
Q+A: Rock in Rio’s Roberta Medina: ‘We’re going to bring something different to Las Vegas’
Since its inception in 1985, Rock in Rio with 1.38 million concertgoers has been a cultural phenomenon. Thirteen festivals have taken place in three countries ...
Confirmed! Calvin Harris signs three-year deal with The Hakkasan Group
Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris will hold down residencies at three Hakkasan Group venues in Las Vegas: Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand, nearby Wet ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Judy Alberti, popular longtime entertainment exec, splits with Station Casinos
One of the most influential behind-the-scenes figures in Las Vegas entertainment over the past two decades is stepping down.
More than 200 jobs open for summer pool, restaurant workers
It’s not exactly pool weather in Las Vegas, but resorts already are gearing up for the summer with a number of hiring calls for pool, ...
Santa Fe Station GM: Be a go-getter, but be a ‘go-giver,’ as well
The vice president and general manager of Santa Fe Station talks about how her experience in the military translates in the hospitality industry, the most ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Monday By the Numbers: NBT’s live-music outlay; ticket targets for ‘Showstoppers’ and ‘Frank’
The latest data culled from our scrambling around the scene. This week’s Monday By the Numbers column touches on ballet and a helicopter. Enjoy this ...
Wynn and Encore ink residencies with 27 DJs in Las Vegas
The nightclub wars on signing top global DJs intensified this morning when Steve Wynn revealed an amazing slate of no less than 27 sultans of ...
Star Surveillance: Steven Seagal, Eric Church, Chauncey Billups, Lance Bass
Action-film star Steven Seagal dined at Barry S. Dakake’s N9NE Steakhouse in the Palms in a party of 25. He stuck to seafood, though, with ...

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