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December 21, 2014

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks at the Global Gaming Expo, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Sheldon Adelson interested in northern New Jersey casino
Oct. 2, 2014
Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson says he's interested in building a casino in the northern New Jersey Meadowlands if the state allows the expansion of gambling beyond Atlantic City. Speaking Wednesday at a casino industry forum in Las Vegas, the chairman ...
Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men performs on opening night of Boyz II Men's residency at The Mirage on Friday, March 1, 2013.
Boyz II Men, Jeff Dunham win casino awards
Oct. 1, 2014
Boyz II Men has been named the musical artist of the year at the Casino Entertainment Awards. The winners were announced at the awards ceremony Wednesday night. It was part of the week's G2E Global Gaming Expo for ...
Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks at the Global Gaming Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.
At G2E, Sheldon Adelson reiterates disdain for Internet gambling
Oct. 1, 2014
Sheldon Adelson continued his crusade against online gaming on Wednesday, passionately opposing its legalization during an appearance at a major gaming industry ...
The Revel resort, right, is shown next to the closed Showboat in Atlantic City, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos have closed this year.
Deep discount lures buyer for Revel casino
Oct. 1, 2014
As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city's 12 casinos since January was actually ...
Linda and Walter Misco of Chester, N.H., won the $2.4 million jackpot from the legendary “Lion’s Share” slot machine at MGM Grand on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip. The jackpot had not been won in 20 years.
History, legend of ‘Lion’s Share’ slot machine come to a close at MGM Grand
Sept. 30, 2014
The “Lion’s Share” was the oldest mechanical-reel machine in the casino. Custom made for the resort’s opening, it slowly gained a cult following as it held onto its top jackpot as the years went by. It grew to become the most popular slot machine.
Steve Wynn gives a keynote address during the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
Wynn says gambling not key to casinos’ success — it’s everything else
Sept. 30, 2014
Wynn delivered a keynote address to a packed crowd at the first full day of the Global Gaming Expo, or G2E, at the Sands Expo. Much of his remarks focused on revenue sources aside from gambling, an area to which the casino industry has shifted attention ...
Lynda Carter takes a selfie in front of the Wonder Woman slot machines during the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
‘Wonder Woman’ star Lynda Carter takes on L.V. slot machines at G2E
Sept. 30, 2014
The world’s most powerful woman takes over the Strip today. No, it’s not former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama or former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. It’s Wonder Woman!
The Revel resort, right, is shown next to the closed Showboat in Atlantic City, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos have closed this year.
Revel auction still taking bids, did not adjourn
Sept. 30, 2014
The bankruptcy auction of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel ground into its third day early Wednesday as lawyers for the bankrupt resort continued ...
Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp.
5 Nevadans on Forbes list of the nation’s richest
Sept. 30, 2014
Nevada is home to five billionaires, and even nongamblers could wager where the money comes from. Four of the state’s billionaires made their money in ...
Tapanee "Jib Jib" Songsee deals blackjack at the Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, April 21, 2014.
Study: Gaming contributes $240 billion to U.S. economy
Sept. 30, 2014
The gaming industry contributed $240 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013, as much as the state budgets of New York and Texas combined, according to a study released today. The American Gaming Association announced the results of the study at ...
Steve Shannon, left, and Frank Smolinski, visiting from Ohio, play a hand of blackjack during the opening of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Nevada gaming revenue dips 3.6 percent in August
Sept. 26, 2014
After steadily increasing all summer, Nevada’s gaming revenue declined 3.66 percent in August from the same month last year, the state reported today. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said ...
A view of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore taken from a Maverick Helicopter on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, above the Las Vegas Strip.
Wynn hosts back-to-school fair at casino for employees
Sept. 25, 2014
Ana Zaragoza browsed education booths amid a crowd of co-workers during her lunch break today at Wynn Las Vegas, collecting pamphlets about resources she was learning about for the first time. She had no idea about a tutoring website that her 16-year-old daughter could ...
An exterior view of the Riviera on Monday, July 15, 2013.
Gaming commissioner calls Riviera turnaround ‘pretty incredible’
Sept. 25, 2014
Riviera managers shed more light on likely future renovations of the casino today when they appeared before state gaming regulators. The Nevada Gaming Commission today finalized approval of ...
This Sept. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the Revel resort early in the morning in Atlantic City. Attorneys for Revel say that a Florida developer has offered $90 million for the Atlantic City property that closed this month.
Lawyer: Shuttered Revel has offers ahead of Wednesday auction
Sept. 23, 2014
The lawyer for a Florida developer who has offered $90 million for the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City says multiple offers have been received for it, and an auction will be held ...
Mystic Falls Park, pictured here inside Sam's Town on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, features a newly revamped laser light and water show.
Sam’s Town laser, water show temporarily closing
Sept. 23, 2014
People itching to check out the laser and water show at Sam’s Town better hurry up: It's going dark next month — temporarily. Sam’s Town announced today that ...
An exterior view of the California casino in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
Boyd Gaming launches mobile sports-betting app
Sept. 23, 2014
Boyd Gaming announced today the launch of its new mobile sports-betting application. Called B Connected Sports, Boyd’s app is available ...
Mary Beth Earley of East Greenbush, N.Y., speaks against a casino in her town during a public meeting on casinos on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Supporters and critics of proposals for an Albany area casino are weighing in as three days of public hearings on casinos planned for upstate New York get underway. Earley holds a sign with the number of people who signed a petition opposing a casino.
Hundreds speak out on New York casino plans
Sept. 22, 2014
Supporters and critics of proposals for an Albany area casino weighed in Monday at the first of three days of public hearings on casinos planned for upstate New York. A state board reviewing 16 casino applications is ...
This Sept. 19, 2011, photo shows the Trump Taj Mahal casino-resort in Atlantic City.
Ultimate leaving New Jersey online gambling market
Sept. 19, 2014
New Jersey's fledgling Internet gambling market lost its first provider Friday when Ultimate Gaming accused its partner, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, of multiple contract breaches and said it is pulling out of New Jersey. Ultimate says it is owed ...

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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

Flowery praise for Bellagio holiday display; Andrea Bocelli seeks 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 ...
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 ...
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ parody heads to Bally’s; changes at Strip shows
Even before the erotic romance movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” opens on Valentine’s Day, the scandalous film starring Dakota Johnson, the daughter of Don Johnson ...

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

The future of Las Vegas: See what’s coming on the Strip in 2015
Development along the Las Vegas Strip in 2015 will be important in subtle ways. Several projects that are changing the Strip’s physical dynamic will finish ...
Executive VP Alan Feldman: ‘Las Vegas is the least hypocritical place in the universe’
Fourteen days. Fourteen personalities. Fourteen questions. As 2014 draws to a close, here is how some notable people in Nevada answered a list of fun ...
Andrea Bocelli to perform at Power of Love Gala for Keep Memory Alive
When the Italian tenor was here for a concert at MGM Grand two weeks ago, Andrea and his wife, Veronica, toured the Frank Gehry-designed building, ...

Stations Casinos coverage

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 ...
Las Vegas history test: Do you know former names of city’s casinos?
The history of Las Vegas is peppered with second acts. Third acts, fourth acts and even more acts, too. Resorts come and go, either being ...
Nevada online poker company Ultimate Gaming shutting down
Ultimate Gaming, one of Nevada’s three legal online poker providers, announced today that it’s ending operations in the state. The move comes about two months ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Celebrity preview: ‘Showstoppers,’ Moreno, Setzer, Pibbets, Meryl Davis + Charlie White
It’s the quietest entertainment weekend of the year as tourists stay away in droves and locals are frantically finishing shopping and wrapping chores. Make the ...
Photos: Sexy defeats ugly at Surrender’s holiday sweater contest
Surrender in Encore hosted its 2014 Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest on Dec. 10, and Daniella Deegan ran away with first place and $2,500 with her ...
Frankie Moreno hitting Carnegie Hall in 2015; Wynn gives ‘Showstoppers’ dancers room to stretch legs
The Kats Report Bureau this week made a stop at an open terrace just outside the 50th-floor Voodoo Steakhouse at the Rio for announcement of ...

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