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October 1, 2014

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In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, file photograph, the Revel Casino Hotel, right, is seen next to the closed Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.
Revel buyers plan to re-open Atlantic City casino
Oct. 1, 2014
A Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City on Wednesday and plans to re-open it as a casino. Toronto-based Brookfield US Holdings LLC told The Associated Press on Wednesday it plans to operate the Boardwalk property as ...
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 ...
In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, file photograph, the Revel Casino Hotel, right, is seen next to the closed Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.
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 ...
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!
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 ...
The Eastside Cannery on Boulder Highway.
Eastside Cannery gets new general manager
Sept. 19, 2014
The Eastside Cannery, a locals-oriented casino in the southeast valley, announced a new general manager today. Cannery Casino Resorts, which owns the property on Boulder Highway, said ...
Suffolk Downs closing after failed casino bid
Sept. 18, 2014
uffolk Downs, New England's only thoroughbred horse racing track, has told its workers it will close by year's end because Mohegan Sun did not win a Massachusetts casino license. Chip Tuttle, the track's chief operating officer, said workers were told Wednesday that ...
Crapped out: Atlantic City’s Revel closed after only two years, but it’s hardly the only victim of a recent wave of similar closures.
Growing in some places and crumbling in others, is gaming still a sure bet?
Sept. 17, 2014
"And right about now, the idea that casinos equal employment is in question in a way it hasn’t been for decades."

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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

Felice Garcia’s career spans Aguilera, ‘MDQ,’ Betty Boop and Laughlin — and she’s not finished yet
Felice Garcia is a little bit country, rock ’n’ roll, pop, showgirl and now even burlesque, and she is keeping busy all over the city ...
Strip Scribbles: ‘The Naked Magicians,’ Liam Payne, Wynn, Adelson, Murren
It’s an eye-grabbing title, among other body parts, and, yes, three close-up magicians and an improv comedienne could lose their clothes while performing close-up magic ...
Singing, joking and grooving to the end, Cook E. Jarr closes with a flourish at Harrah’s
What is to become of Cook E. Jarr, whose name brings to mind the heyday of Las Vegas lounge schmaltz? He arrived more than 30 ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

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 ...
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 ...

MGM Mirage coverage

History, legend of ‘Lion’s Share’ slot machine come to a close at MGM Grand
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 ...
Katy Perry watches beau DJ Diplo’s set at Surrender post-MGM Grand concert
Arriving just shy of 1 a.m. Saturday, Diplo, Katy Perry, her team and their mutual friends made their way into the Encore nightclub. Diplo took ...
Last Friday night, Katy Perry was super fun at MGM Grand
Katy Perry performed “Hot N Cold” in a pink cat costume — she entered the stage atop a ball of purple yarn — and the ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Bingo: Station Casinos hoping an old game can attract a young crowd
Long the domain of the elderly, bingo rooms may not seem like an attractive location for millennials to gamble. But Station thinks a new approach ...
Three things we learned about Las Vegas and the gaming industry in the second quarter
Though casinos did mostly well in Las Vegas during the second quarter this year, it wasn’t because of any nationwide gambling surge. In fact, it ...
Station Casinos earnings rise dramatically
Station Casinos, a Las Vegas locals-oriented gaming company whose properties include Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Resort, announced its second-quarter earnings today.

Wynn Resorts coverage

The favorite hotel of multimillionaires? Hint: It’s in Las Vegas
Where does a multimillionaire stay when he or she needs a break from the mansion in Malibu, penthouse in New York, bungalow in the Bahamas, ...
Katy Perry watches beau DJ Diplo’s set at Surrender post-MGM Grand concert
Arriving just shy of 1 a.m. Saturday, Diplo, Katy Perry, her team and their mutual friends made their way into the Encore nightclub. Diplo took ...
Celebrity preview: Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Jenny McCarthy, Bill Cosby, ‘AGT’
The summer pool season winds down this weekend, but the party scene continues in overdrive indoors with music and comedy stars. Add the 2014 Miss ...

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