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Brian Larson is the executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at Boyd Gaming in Las Vegas. Photographed at Boyd Gaming headquarters on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
Casino lawyers' job: High pressure, big payout
Monday, July 1, 2013
Serving as a general counsel attorney for a major gaming company might be one of the most demanding jobs in the world. From lawsuits to labor strikes and a lagging economy, the job demands thick skin and endless endurance. Tim Donovan and Brian Larson are two of the best.
The Genting Group planning art exhibits and dragon dancers — and that's before Resorts World even opens
The Genting Group planning art exhibits and dragon dancers — and that's before Resorts World even opens
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
In a 24-hour town where nonstop action on the Strip dictates the pace of business, most resort operators don’t spend much time trying to draw vacationers to unopened properties.
Debi Fergen touches a photo of her son, Travis Koehler, who died in a 2007 accident at the Orleans, during a public forum on worker safety in 2009.
Mother continues legal crusade for son killed in 2007 construction death
Thursday, June 13, 2013
More than six years after her son’s death at a hotel construction site, Debi Koehler still is hoping for justice. Her hope stems from a ruling Friday in a lawsuit that aims to hold Boyd Gaming Corp. responsible for the death of two maintenance workers in 2007 is moving forward despite the company’s latest attempt to have the case dismissed. Clark County District Judge Gloria Sturman denied Boyd’s motion for summary judgment, noting several times the facts of the case were egregious and compelling.
The 31-year-old Aladdin crumbles to the ground on April 27, 1998, while the under construction Bellagio hotel looms in the background. The hotel's implosion cleared the way for the $1.3 billion Aladdin Project. However financial troubles caused the Aladdin to close. The property reopened in November 2007 as the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
Pop quiz: What was the original name of the Hooters hotel? Where was Castaways?
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Las Vegas is constantly evolving: hotels and casinos are built and torn down, money flows in and out, tourists and residents come and go. The names of local resorts are no different. They have transformed over the years, too.
Boyd casinos drop the green flag on new NASCAR slot machine
GAMING:
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, start your gaming engines: Bally Technology’s new NASCAR slot machine will make its Las Vegas debut at several Boyd Gaming properties on Friday.
Boyd Gaming says $7.3 million loss related to acquisition of new casinos
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming, which operates several downtown Las Vegas properties and the off-Strip Orleans, reported a net quarterly loss of $7.3 million, despite higher revenue.
New rooms are just the beginning of the Gold Coast's renovations
New rooms are just the beginning of the Gold Coast's renovations
Friday, March 29, 2013
Contractors are putting the finishing touches on 400 refurbished hotel rooms at the Gold Coast. The rooms, which are expected to reopen in the next two weeks, feature new wall coverings, carpets, blackout drapes and furniture, including armoires, dressers and desks.
Lucky local wins $50,000 playing bingo
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
It was a lucky St. Patrick’s Day weekend for two bingo players at the Suncoast casino.
Boyd Gaming extends sponsorship of Nationwide race
Boyd Gaming extends sponsorship of Nationwide race
NASCAR:
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Boyd Gaming has extended its sponsorship of the Las Vegas Nationwide race through 2017.
Boyd Gaming Corp.'s Suncoast hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
Boyd Gaming revenue up but misses Wall Street expectations
Monday, March 4, 2013
Boyd Gaming increased revenue but saw shareholder earnings slip while missing Wall Street expectations.
An artist rendering of the planned Resort World Las Vegas at the site of the old Stardust.
Asian-themed megaresort planned for old Stardust site
Monday, March 4, 2013
An Asian gaming powerhouse is planning a $2 billion Asian-themed mega-resort on the Las Vegas Strip where the old Stardust was imploded and the stalled Echelon was planned.
Tourists play video poker at Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson. Owner Station Casinos led the locals market in profits during the third quarter of 2012.
Budget resorts, locals casinos struggle in third quarter
Monday, December 3, 2012
Third-quarter financials are in for the Las Vegas gaming industry, and they show continued difficulties for two of the valley’s three main casino sectors. While most high-end Strip resorts saw profits in the quarter ending Sept. 30, mass market Strip casinos struggled, as did locals casinos. The Strip’s budget properties faced an uphill battle trying to get recession-weary customers to part with their dollars. Some of the casinos also played unlucky, meaning they didn’t win as much as usual from gamblers.
Boyd completes $1.45 billion acquisition of Peninsula Gaming
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Boyd Gaming Corp. of Las Vegas today said it has completed its $1.45 billion acquisition of Peninsula Gaming LLC.
A woman who wants to remain anonymous plays poker online.
Online poker: What you need to know about the complex industry
gaming:
Monday, November 19, 2012
As Nevada moves toward launching real-money online poker, there are several concepts to keep in mind about the complexities of the emerging industry.
This week’s stock performers: The best and the worst locally
Friday, November 2, 2012
Chemical maker American Pacific Corp. was the biggest gainer, while several local gaming companies share in declines.

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