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NHL hires gambling watchdog ahead of Las Vegas move
Aug. 24, 2016
As it prepares to inaugurate a team in Las Vegas, the National Hockey League has hired a monitor to watch for suspicious gambling activity, which can be an early warning of ...
In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, photo, an employee in the software development department of DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, walks past screens displaying the company's online system stats in Boston.
Daily fantasy sports could make a comeback in Nevada
Aug. 23, 2016
Daily fantasy sports websites that were shut down in Nevada because they didn't have gambling licenses want to get back in the game, but officials who set policy for the gambling mecca of Las Vegas weren't impressed. A representative for daily fantasy …
Wynn Las Vegas is shown in this Sept. 30, 2015, photo.
Penny slot fortune: Hawaii woman wins $10.7M jackpot at Wynn Las Vegas
Aug. 23, 2016
The woman, from Oahu, Hawaii, was playing an IGT Megabucks Wynn Wheel machine with $3 wagers around 9 p.m. when she it the jackpot ...
Daily fantasy sports cleared to resume in New York state
Aug. 22, 2016
DraftKings, FanDuel and three other daily fantasy sports operators were cleared to resume business in New York on Monday, just in time for the approaching NFL season and Major …
Casino promotions: Aug. 21-27
Aug. 21, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
A view of the race and sports book at the El Cortez Hotel in downtown Las Vegas Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.
U.S. Olympic gold hasn't made for winning bets in Las Vegas
Aug. 19, 2016
Rowing, shooting and judo — the U.S. may have won big gold medals in those Olympic events but some of the most prominent Las Vegas sports books didn't even bother with ...
Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Palace, speaks during a news conference in Macau, China, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. The U.S. casino mogul will be hoping luck is on his side as he prepares to launch his Wynn Palace project in the Asian gambling hub, where growth is downshifting into a new phase after years of turbocharged expansion.
Wynn to launch lavish new $4.2B Macau resort
Aug. 17, 2016
From a pair of giant golden dragons encircling a vast man-made lagoon to phoenix and cloud motifs inside, Steve Wynn's Macau resort brims with auspicious Chinese symbolism. The U.S. casino mogul will need luck on his side as launches ...
Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, speaks  Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at G2E at The Venetian.
MGM Resorts CEO: I'm crossing the aisle to back Clinton
Aug. 15, 2016
As a lifelong registered Republican, I’ve crossed the aisle only a few times in elections past, and almost never at the presidential level. Each time, it was a gut-wrenching decision. But ...
Casino promotions: Aug. 14-20
Aug. 14, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
Murder retrial delayed a year in Nevada casino shootout
Aug. 11, 2016
An ex-motorcycle gang leader whose Nevada murder conviction was overturned in December will spend another year in jail before he's retried for the killing of a rival gang member during a casino shootout in ...
In this file photo from Friday, May 22, 2009, patrons pass under the entrance marquis to the Sands Casino Bethlehem when it opened its doors to the public for the first time, in Bethlehem, Pa.
Sands Bethlehem fined for underage visitors, state says
Aug. 11, 2016
Pennsylvania casino regulators approved fines Wednesday against the operator of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem for three alleged incidents of visitors under ...
NBA Commissioner David Stern speaks to the press at Encore Las Vegas, Thursday July 19, 2012.
Former NBA commissioner to speak on sports betting at Las Vegas conference
Aug. 10, 2016
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern will be a featured speaker at the American Gaming Association’s Global Gaming Expo next month in Las Vegas. Stern, long a proponent of ...
With restrictive ruling on noncompetes, casinos could be forced to adjust
With restrictive ruling on noncompetes, casinos could be forced to adjust
Aug. 10, 2016
In 2012, after several years working as an executive casino host for the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno and at Harrah’s before that, Sumona Islam took a job with the Grand Sierra Resort three miles away. One problem: Islam had signed a noncompete agreement preventing her from taking the job. Not long after Islam defected to the Grand Sierra, Atlantis sued. Its lawyers alleged a violation of the agreement and said ...
Court again says New Jersey can't legalize sports betting
Aug. 9, 2016
A federal appeals court on Tuesday dealt another defeat to New Jersey's yearslong attempt to legalize sports betting, setting aside the state's challenge to ...
New parking fees at Florida Hard Rock Hotel prove unpopular
Aug. 9, 2016
Casino spokeswoman Nikki Yourison said the Hard Rock plans to improve security in its garages by adding officers and better lighting. But she declined to say whether the new parking fee was needed to ...
Casino promotions: Aug. 7-13
Aug. 7, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
Wynn Boston Harbor President Robert DeSalvio, left, and Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, right, sound horns to signal an official start of construction as workers look on, left, at the site of the Wynn Boston Harbor resort casino complex, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Everett, Mass. Wynn Resorts is starting construction on its $2 billion Boston-area casino after years of legal fights.
Construction card in play at Wynn's Boston-area casino
Aug. 6, 2016
"Today really launches the start of construction for Wynn Boston Harbor," said Robert DeSalvio, president of the planned casino. "We feel really good about where we are today. There's no stopping us now."
In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 photo, the Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park, Calif., is shown. The Las Vegas-style Indian casino is set to open in California's wine country, the culmination of years of planning and legal battles.
Station Casinos-run property in California prepares for hotel opening
Aug. 6, 2016
The 200-room hotel under construction at Graton Resort & Casino in California's wine country since September will officially open to the public on Nov. 15, and casino officials said they've already ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd Gaming finishes sale of its half of NJ's Borgata casino
Boyd Gaming completed the sale of its half of Atlantic City's Borgata casino on Monday to MGM Resorts International. Nevada-based Boyd said it received ...
Boyd Gaming revenue grows but earnings fall in 1st quarter
The biggest developments on Boyd’s radar right now are its recently announced acquisitions of three casinos: the Aliante in North Las Vegas, and the valley’s ...
Sources: Boyd Gaming nears deal to buy Cannery Casino Resorts
Casino operator Boyd Gaming Corp is close to an agreement to buy Cannery Casino Resorts LLC, in a deal that will value the ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Q+A, Part 1: Clint Holmes discusses his show at Palazzo opening July 16
Ask Clint Holmes to ponder his new residency at Palazzo starting July 16, and he describes it as “exciting, frightening and fulfilling — all at ...
Bill Medley totally righteous at Composers Showcase; Penn Jillette’s latest book to diet for
The Kats Report Bureau once again was ensconced at Composers Showcase of Las Vegas on Wednesday night, and it was a genuine Hall of Fame ...
Tonight in L.V.: ‘Ink Master finale,’ Improv final week, Afrojack, The Used, Cosmopolitan Chef Series
Two of the last three standing tattoo artists for the finale of “Ink Master” are from Las Vegas: Christian Buckingham and Cleen Rock One. They ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Earnings down 30.1 percent for Las Vegas Sands
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that operates the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip as well as resorts in Macau and elsewhere, reported its ...
Photos: 'Jeopardy!' auditions look for contestants with intellect, poise
"Jeopardy!" is in its 32nd season of syndication. Judging by the crowd of hopefuls, the show’s popularity seems as strong as ever ...
Second show for Rolling Stones in L.V.? Wynn-Adelson merger? Plus, Kanye West, ‘Baz’
The Rolling Stones are likely to OK a second show while in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena in October in between appearances over two weekends ...

MGM Mirage coverage

MGM Resorts CEO: I'm crossing the aisle to back Clinton
As a lifelong registered Republican, I’ve crossed the aisle only a few times in elections past, and almost never at the presidential level. Each time, ...
MGM Resorts 2nd-quarter profit soars on sale of high-end mall
Casino and hotel operator MGM Resorts said Thursday that its second-quarter profit quintupled from the same period a year ago, mainly due to the ...
Boyd Gaming finishes sale of its half of NJ's Borgata casino
Boyd Gaming completed the sale of its half of Atlantic City's Borgata casino on Monday to MGM Resorts International. Nevada-based Boyd said it received ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Station Casinos-run property in California prepares for hotel opening
The 200-room hotel under construction at Graton Resort & Casino in California's wine country since September will officially open to the public on Nov. 15, ...
Palms workers petition to keep jobs; new owner says they will
Hundreds of Palms employees have signed a petition to retain their jobs, seniority and benefits when Station Casinos takes over the resort, the Culinary Union ...
Station announces plans to build casino in Reno
Las Vegas locals gaming giant Station Casinos today announced plans to build a casino in Reno on land it owns near the convention center there. ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Penny slot fortune: Hawaii woman wins $10.7M jackpot at Wynn Las Vegas
The woman, from Oahu, Hawaii, was playing an IGT Megabucks Wynn Wheel machine with $3 wagers around 9 p.m. when she it the jackpot ...
Wynn to launch lavish new $4.2B Macau resort
From a pair of giant golden dragons encircling a vast man-made lagoon to phoenix and cloud motifs inside, Steve Wynn's Macau resort brims with auspicious ...
Construction card in play at Wynn's Boston-area casino
"Today really launches the start of construction for Wynn Boston Harbor," said Robert DeSalvio, president of the planned casino. "We feel really good about where ...