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December 1, 2015

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The Cosmopolitan.
The Cosmopolitan agrees to 4-year union contract
Dec. 1, 2015
An influential Las Vegas labor union says it has brokered a deal with The Cosmopolitan resort-casino to represent more than 2,000 workers there. Nevada's ...
Tapanee "Jib Jib" Songsee deals blackjack at the Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, April 21, 2014.
Nevada gaming revenue down 2.9 percent in October
Nov. 30, 2015
Gaming revenue from Nevada casinos dropped nearly 3 percent in October, the state reported today. The Gaming Control Board said casinos won ...
Ernest Lopez of San Antonio was playing a 1,000,000 Degrees slot machine with girlfriend Linda Boelter when he hit a $1,824,943 jackpot on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at the Golden Nugget Laughlin.
Texas man hits $1.8 million jackpot at Laughlin casino
Nov. 25, 2015
A Texas man hit a $1,824,943 jackpot at the Golden Nugget Laughlin while playing a 1,000,000 Degrees slot machine. Ernest Lopez and his girlfriend, Linda Boelter, were vacationing from ...
In this Nov. 26, 2013, photo, Jon Hernandez chooses from several games of online poker from his home in Roselle Park, N.J., the day after New Jersey began offering Internet gambling statewide.
Growth — but not expansion — in U.S. Internet gambling market
Nov. 25, 2015
Internet gambling is slowly growing — but not expanding — after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States. Online gambling revenue is increasing in at least two of the three states that currently offer it — New Jersey and Delaware. The third, Nevada, doesn't report ...
Caesars appeals court ruling that opens it up to $364 million claim
Nov. 25, 2015
Casino giant Caesars Entertainment is appealing a bankruptcy court ruling that could put it on the hook for nearly $364 million. That's the amount a pension fund wants Caesars to ...
In this Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, photo, workers set up a DraftKings promotions tent in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., before a game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets.
Analysis: DraftKings, FanDuel wrong for now, but on right side
Nov. 21, 2015
Say goodbye to all those annoying commercials. Forget about the promise of winning millions of dollars. The courts are sure to find what the rest of us already know ...
In 2014, Mandalay Bay agreed to pay $500,000 to settle charges from the Gaming Control Board that undercover agents were provided with drugs and prostitutes at the House of Blues Foundation Room in 2012.
With new rules in place, Las Vegas nightclubs under stricter scrutiny
Nov. 20, 2015
Nevada gaming officials put in place sweeping new regulations for nightclubs this week, increasing their oversight of a crucial but sometimes risky component of business at Las Vegas casino-resorts. Under the set of rules adopted by the Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday, casino operators must make at least one employee in charge of ...
An exterior view of SLS Las Vegas.
Stockbridge approved to acquire remaining 10 percent of SLS; Nazarian, SBE Entertainment out
Nov. 19, 2015
Stockbridge Capital received final approval from Nevada gaming regulators today to acquire the remaining 10 percent of SLS Las Vegas. Stockbridge already owns ...
The Golden Gate hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.
Stevens brothers get final OK for full ownership of Golden Gate
Nov. 19, 2015
Downtown Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens and his brother today received final regulatory approval to increase their ownership interest in the Golden Gate. The Nevada Gaming Commission ...
Downtown Reno photographed Saturday, February 26, 2000.
Eldorado Resorts gets final OK to take control of two MGM casinos in Reno
Nov. 19, 2015
Eldorado Resorts Inc. today received the final blessing of state regulators to take over MGM Resorts International’s ownership of two Reno casinos. The Nevada Gaming Commission ...
Wynn Resorts says opening of second Macau resort delayed
Nov. 18, 2015
Wynn Resorts said Wednesday that the opening of its second resort in Macau has been delayed by three months. The Wynn Palace Cotai in the gambling enclave in China will open in June of next year instead ...
A view of the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino construction site at 300 W. Sahara Ave. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.
City of Las Vegas declines to help Lucky Dragon casino project
Nov. 18, 2015
The Lucky Dragon, a planned Asian-themed hotel and casino being built just off the north Strip, failed today to advance its plan to get financial help from Las Vegas city leaders. Las Vegas City Council members ...
This Jan. 14, 2015, file photo shows a sign outside Yahoo's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo expanded its fantasy sports offerings from season-long to daily games in July.
New York expands inquiry of fantasy sites to Yahoo
Nov. 18, 2015
The New York state attorney general has expanded his investigation into daily fantasy sport sites, with measures including the issuance of a subpoena to the online media company Yahoo ...
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.
Judge won’t issue order to keep daily fantasy sports in N.Y.
Nov. 16, 2015
A New York judge on Monday rejected the requests of daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel for temporary restraining orders to block the state attorney general's attempt to ...
A view of the main entryway at the Stratosphere on Thursday, April 5, 2012.
Stratosphere owner grows revenue 6.6 percent but reports 3rd-quarter loss
Nov. 16, 2015
The company that runs the Stratosphere, the two Arizona Charlie’s properties and the Aquarius in Laughlin reported its third-quarter earnings today. The increase in net revenue was the result strong performance in all major areas: more slot and table games revenue, increased ...
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.
DraftKings leaves door unlocked for barred fantasy sports players
Nov. 14, 2015
Starting next week, the two leading daily fantasy sports sites will be barred from taking bets from New York state. But one of them, DraftKings, leaves open a simple digital loophole that may let New Yorkers play ...
The Cosmopolitan.
Cosmopolitan reports second straight quarterly profit
Nov. 13, 2015
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas reported its third-quarter earnings to the Securities and Exchange Commission today. This is the second quarter in a row that the typically money-losing resort has ...
An exterior view of SLS Las Vegas.
SLS Las Vegas reports $38.7 million loss in 3rd quarter
Nov. 13, 2015
SLS Las Vegas reported its third-quarter earnings to the Securities and Exchange Commission today. The SLS has yet to overcome the challenge posed by its location on the far end of the north Strip, well removed from the foot traffic and visibility enjoyed by the resorts farther south. But the resort made some progress in the third quarter on the casino side, where revenue rose to $9.9 million from about $9.5 million in the second quarter and ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd revenue up 3.3 percent; CEO indicates no interest in fantasy sports
Boyd Gaming, the casino company whose Las Vegas-area properties include Sam’s Town, the Orleans and the California, reported ...
Revenue up 3.5 percent for Boyd Gaming in 2nd quarter
Boyd Gaming, the casino company whose Las Vegas area properties include the Orleans, the California and Sam’s Town, reported its second-quarter earnings on Thursday. Revenue ...
Boyd Gaming pledges $2.5 million for UNLV hotel college building
Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming announced today that it will spend $2.5 million to expand the hotel college at UNLV. The money will pay for ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Strip Scribbles: The Righteous Brothers redux, Miss Universe, ‘Sexxy,’ Jack Jones
We have scoops galore today! Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers has continued performing and touring since singing partner Bobby Hatfield’s death in 2003, often ...
Kerry Simon was our first, and only, rock ’n’ roll chef
Kerry Simon will be forever remembered as the rock ’n’ roll chef, a title he didn’t attach to himself but was bestowed upon him by ...
‘Iron Chef’ star Kerry Simon loses battle with MSA, dies peacefully in Las Vegas
Las Vegas and the culinary world lost one of its favorite star chefs early this morning when “Iron Chef” star Kerry Simon passed away at ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Regulators propose $125 million fee for casino companies to leave NV Energy
A draft order of the state Public Utilities Commission says three Las Vegas Strip casino companies must pay a combined $125.6 million to ...
Group asks federal officials to investigate Adelson, Las Vegas Sands
A self-described watchdog organization wants federal leaders to investigate Las Vegas Sands Corp. and its CEO Sheldon Adelson over alleged connections to ...
Estimates are in for NV Energy exit fees for MGM, Sands, Wynn
Three casino companies looking to purchase and create power without NV Energy will have to pay millions to do so, according to filings with the ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Strip Scribbles: ‘AGT’ auditions in L.V.; Garth Brooks’ promise; ‘Idaho’ discount
Las Vegas entertainers with unique acts have a shot at auditioning for the $1 million first-place prize and Strip headliner residency — following in the ...
Garth Brooks sets four-pack at Las Vegas Arena for July ’16
Garth Brooks is the third country superstar act to be booked at Las Vegas Arena, following the announcements of George Strait, who performs six shows ...
Photos: Dead & Company featuring Grateful Dead, John Mayer at MGM
While in town, Grammy-winning John Mayer enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres at SLS Las Vegas. Dining with three friends, the group ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Culinary continues to target Deutsche Bank’s ties to Station
The Culinary Union today sought to escalate its latest campaign to pressure Station Casinos by holding a rally in favor of “clean gaming” aimed ...
Station Casinos increases revenue 4.5 percent, reverses 3rd-quarter loss
Station Casinos, the locals-oriented gaming giant whose properties include Red Rock Resort, Green Valley Ranch and Palace Station, reported its third-quarter earnings ...
Have $40M? Station Casinos has some land it would like to sell to you
Station Casinos wants to sell a large chunk of empty land it owns on Las Vegas Boulevard in the far south end of the valley, ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Ken Ehrlich has world on a string with all-star lineup in ‘Sinatra 100’ telecast
In amassing a wish list for those who would pay tribute to Frank Sinatra in a nationally televised spectacular, seeking Tony Bennett makes perfect sense. ...
Photos: Kyle Busch heads home as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion
Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue had Edsel Ford II on duty in Homestead, Fla., to shoot Kyle’s win Nov. 22 at the Ford EcoBoost 400. Former ...
Garth Brooks sets four-pack at Las Vegas Arena for July ’16
Garth Brooks is the third country superstar act to be booked at Las Vegas Arena, following the announcements of George Strait, who performs six shows ...

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