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Police seek suspect in robbery at downtown casino
May 23, 2014
Metro Police are seeking a man suspected of a beating and robbery at a downtown casino last week. The incident happened about...
Gaming Commission OKs developer of $4 billion Strip casino
Gaming Commission OKs developer of $4 billion Strip casino
May 22, 2014
A Malaysian company received preliminary approval from the state Gaming Commission today for a $4 billion Asian-themed resort on the Las Vegas Strip. Commission members found Genting Berhad, the investment holding and management arm of Genting Group, suitable for...
George Joseph performs sleight-of-hand techniques during a Courtroom Conversation at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. The Mob Museum is playing host to "Beating the Odds: An Inside Look at Casino Cheating" in its historic courtroom.
Casino gaming cheats are increasingly sophisticated, panelists say
May 22, 2014
Casino security is more sophisticated and so are those looking to game the system. Three experts spoke Wednesday night at the Mob Museum about the decades-long arms race between cheaters and casinos. “As long as there has been casino gaming there have been people who have tried to cheat it,” said James Taylor, deputy chief of...
Babara Deveaux, her son Ebon, and Tanya Washington, right, look over the Moulin Rouge on February 14, 1999.
Gambling returns to old Moulin Rouge — for a day
May 21, 2014
The historic Moulin Rouge casino is reopening — kind of, for eight hours anyway, and in a trailer. One day next month, a trailer with 16 slot machines will be rolled onto the site of the mostly demolished Moulin Rouge, allowing the owner to...
A sample poker game is played on the Ultimate Gaming website, in Las Vegas, April 29, 2013. Ultimate Gaming began offering Internet gambling in Nevada in early 2013.
Experts: Online gambling slowed by illegal action
May 19, 2014
Internet gambling in the United States is off to a slower start than many had imagined, held back, experts say, by illegal offshore operators who are continuing to ...
A "Black Book," a State Gaming Control Board list of people that should be excluded from Nevada casinos, is displayed at the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. At right is a page on Tony "The Ant" Spilotro.
Gangster’s death prompts consideration of removal from Nevada’s ‘Black Book’
May 19, 2014
The “Black Book” said Louis Tom Dragna was considered to be a boss of the Los Angeles organized crime family and
An exterior view of Binon's casino in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
Union renews threat of strikes at 9 downtown casinos
May 19, 2014
The Culinary and Bartenders unions in Las Vegas have issued another warning that they're prepared to launch a strike at downtown casinos if a contract isn't reached. Union officials said Monday that no date is set for the potential strikes, but a majority of the 3,000 union members at nine casinos along the Fremont Street Experience have signed up for strike benefits and picket line shifts. Contracts at the casinos...
An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel tower Monday, March 11, 2013.
Deutsche Bank sells Cosmopolitan to Blackstone for $1.7 billion
May 15, 2014
Deutsche Bank AG is finally free of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas resort and casino after selling the high-rise complex on the Strip to Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII for $1.7 billion. The German investment bank...
Las Vegas company won’t buy Mississippi casino
May 14, 2014
as Vegas-based Full House Resorts won't buy Fitzgerald's Casino in Tunica from Majestic Star Casino LLC. The purchase was announced in March. However, in an earnings report released Wednesday...
Cannery Casinos selling Pennsylvania racetrack/casino for $465M
May 14, 2014
Las Vegas-based Cannery Casino Resorts is selling a Pittsburgh-area harness-racing track and casino in a $465 million deal. William Paulos, co-CEO of Cannery Casino Resorts, said proceeds from the sale would be used to …
The Revel casino is seen Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City.
Man fights for right to use medical pot in casino
May 13, 2014
A New Jersey man is considering suing for the right to use medical marijuana in an Atlantic City casino. Daniel Price's lawyer, Michelle Douglass, says...
U.S. casino billionaires place bets in Japan’s tale of two cities
May 12, 2014
http://www.japantoday.com/category/business/view/u-s-casino-billionaires-place-bets-in-japans-tale-of-two-cities
A view of the Stratosphere Tower Thursday, April 5, 2012.
Stratosphere owner reports 3 percent increase in 1Q revenue
May 12, 2014
American Casino & Entertainment Properties slashed its interest expenses and booked higher hotel, food and beverage, and retail and entertainment revenue, though it posted a slight dip …
Melbourne’s Crown casino chases down $8 million debt from elusive Chinese high-roller
May 12, 2014
Crown casino is chasing a high roller for about $8 million after the VIP punter allegedly blew a fortune during a two-week gambling binge. The gaming giant gave ­Chinese mystery man Zhao Li access to...
New York sets $350M minimum investment for new casinos
May 12, 2014
New York gambling regulators say developers proposing casinos in Orange or Dutchess counties must commit to investing more than $350 million in the project. The state's Gaming Facility Location Board on Monday...
Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson testifies for a second day in Clark County district court, Friday, April 5, 2013, in Las Vegas. Attorneys for Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen say Sands owes him $328 million because he worked behind the scenes to help the company win a gambling license in the Chinese enclave of Macau.
You won’t believe what Sheldon Adelson said this time
May 9, 2014
Less than a week after spouting off about online gambling to a crowd at UNLV, Las Vegas Sands Corp. boss Sheldon Adelson stepped out from behind the curtain to speak again. This time, the GOP super-donor …
The Revel casino is seen Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City.
Caesars’ CEO says Atlantic City has too many casinos
May 8, 2014
During an earnings conference call on Wednesday, Gary Loveman said that Atlantic City has been the biggest problem for his global casino company for the last several years and that one option is to reduce capacity. But what he didn't specify ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Caesars posts loss, but Las Vegas a bright spot
May 7, 2014
Caesars Entertainment has reported a wider first-quarter loss as gambling revenue fell and the company's casinos outside of Las Vegas faced stiffer competition and bad weather. The Las Vegas-based company lost...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd to get $88 million tax refund from Atlantic City for Borgata
The Borgata's parent company, Boyd Gaming, announced the settlement Tuesday in a filing with securities regulators. The settlement covers tax years 2011 …
Parking no longer free at these downtown Las Vegas properties
Drivers who enjoyed free parking downtown at Main Street Station or the California now have to reach for their wallets. Boyd Gaming Corp. is charging ...
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 ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Tara Palsha’s teary departure; SLS finds fast friend in Monorail; ‘MDQ,’ ‘Jersey Boys’ represent on tavern scene
Tara Palsha cried her way through her final performance at “Vegas! The Show” on Friday night. Palsha is leaving this week for New York, to ...
Clint Holmes sweeps through L.A.: The man is not done yet
Clint Holmes was invited to “Jazz at the Bowl,” as he is very much a jazz singer these days, his continuing evolution as a singer ...
Clint Holmes’ ray of sunshine is a Charles tribute at the Venetian
In his first residency on the Strip since leaving Harrah’s in 2006, Clint Holmes is part of the artistically robust lineup delivering “Georgia On My ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

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 ...
Sands president to retire at year's end; Adelson to remain as CEO
As Michael Leven, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands, prepares for retirement at the end of the year, CEO Sheldon Adelson says ...
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson leads charge against online gambling
Suddenly, the curtain of privacy dropped away, and there was billionaire Sheldon Adelson, one of the planet's most reclusive business magnates, taking a decidedly public ...

MGM Mirage coverage

MGM Resorts fined $100,000 over gaming complaint at Aria
The Nevada Gaming Commission fined MGM Resorts International $100,000 in connection with a complaint that gaming agents were blocked from observing ...
Lady Gaga proves that she’s the ultimate showgirl at MGM Grand
Lady Gaga was the very center of attention during every moment of the first of two Las Vegas shows in her “ArtRave: The ArtPop Ball” ...
Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, NIN, Soundgarden, Brody Jenner, Miss USA, Jesse McCartney
“Don’t be a drag, just be a queen.” “Head like a hole, black as your soul, I’d rather die than give you control.” “Black hole ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Ultimate Gaming to run online poker for the El Cortez
The historic El Cortez casino, a holdover from Las Vegas’ mob days, is now lockstep with 21st century gambling. Real-money poker website Ultimate Gaming has ...
Mercadito offers Mexican cuisine; Chicago hot dog spot arrives without the attitude
The Wiener’s Circle and Mercadito arrive at Red Rock. Henderson awaits opening of the health-conscious Lyfe Kitchen, and Conn brings its appliances, furnishings and electronics ...
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.

Wynn Resorts coverage

Wynn Resorts 2nd-quarter profit rises on Las Vegas strength
Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s second-quarter earnings increased 57 percent, bolstered by strong results in Las Vegas. The casino operator's adjusted profit topped...
Celebrity preview: Lady Gaga, NIN, Soundgarden, Brody Jenner, Miss USA, Jesse McCartney
“Don’t be a drag, just be a queen.” “Head like a hole, black as your soul, I’d rather die than give you control.” “Black hole ...
Strip Scribbles: International Beer Day, National Tequila Day, Alibi, Matthew Koma, AVN Novelty Expo
Drink up! On Friday, Aug. 1, partygoers can raise a pint to International Beer Day with an #InstaGuinness party at Ri Ra Las Vegas in ...

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