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November 26, 2014

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In this Aug. 30, 2009, file photo, Caitlin and Lynne Byers play the slot machines at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Foxwoods, North America’s largest casino resort, is reducing the number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other new attractions as it adapts to fierce competition from neighboring states, the new CEO said in an interview Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, with The Associated Press.
Foxwoods, biggest U.S. casino, cuts back on gambling
Nov. 25, 2014
Foxwoods, the largest casino resort in North America, is reducing its number of slot machines and table games to free up space for nightclubs and other new attractions as ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Caesars says default notice ‘meritless’
Nov. 24, 2014
Caesars Entertainment Corp., which is in the midst of trying to cut its debt, disclosed Monday that it received a default notice from one of its banks. But the casino operator said the notice was "meritless." In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Caesars said ...
Odds are posted at the LVH sports book during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014.
Judge denies sports betting in New Jersey
Nov. 21, 2014
A federal judge ruled Friday night that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting in an effort to boost the state's struggling horse racing and ...
Wynn Resorts official disputes report of money-laundering probe
Nov. 20, 2014
Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver disputes a report the company is under investigation for breaking money-laundering laws. Weaver issued a statement Thursday after ...
A rendering shows the $800 million MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.
MGM, Wynn to take on $1 billion in debt each for projects
Nov. 20, 2014
Two Las Vegas-based casino companies say they each plan to take on at least $1 billion in debt to help pay for new casino-hotel developments in Massachusetts among other things. MGM Resorts and Wynn Resorts both ...
In this June 6, 2007, file photo, Bally Technologies slot machines are showcased at the Palms hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
Regulators OK $5.1 billion merger of gaming technology companies
Nov. 20, 2014
Nevada regulators today approved the merger of Scientific Games and Bally Technologies, paving the way for two of the biggest gaming technology companies to become an even larger combined entity. The state Gaming Commission ...
Casinos push back on Massachusetts gambling limits
Nov. 20, 2014
In a rarely used tactic meant to address gambling addiction, Massachusetts may require casinos to reward their customers for voluntarily setting limits on how much time and money they spend at slot machines under a proposal being considered by ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Caesars reveals plan after creditor walks away
Nov. 19, 2014
Overwhelmed with debt and seeking a way out from under it, Caesars Entertainment Corp. floated a plan that would have turned its most debt-heavy division into a ...
The Revel resort, right, is shown next to the closed Showboat in Atlantic City, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos have closed this year.
Firm cancels plan to buy closed Revel resort
Nov. 19, 2014
A Toronto-based company abandoned its plan to buy the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City on Wednesday, dealing another blow to a city reeling from ...
A view of the newly renovated main entryway at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino, Thursday April 5, 2012.
Revenue, profit up for Stratosphere parent company
Nov. 14, 2014
The Stratosphere’s parent company, which also owns Arizona Charlie’s and the Aquarius in Laughlin, reported its third-quarter earnings today. As with last quarter, nongaming revenue was key to ...
A sample poker game is played on the Ultimate Gaming website in Las Vegas on April 29, 2013. Ultimate Gaming began offering Internet gambling in Nevada in early 2013.
Nevada online poker company Ultimate Gaming shutting down
Nov. 14, 2014
Ultimate Gaming, one of Nevada’s three legal online poker providers, announced today that it’s ending operations in the state. The move comes about two months after Ultimate Gaming withdrew from New Jersey. In a news release, the company referenced some of the online poker industry’s overall struggles as ...
The Nevada State Legislature building is shown in Carson City, Nev., Thursday, March 31, 2005.
Slot parlors among host of gaming issues legislators will tackle
Nov. 14, 2014
Slot parlors, the role of technology in gambling and illegal sports betting are among the casino-related issues that the Nevada Legislature could take up when it convenes ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Caesars layoffs to be ‘spread out evenly’ among properties, won’t exceed 680 workers
Nov. 13, 2014
Debt-saddled Caesars Entertainment confirmed today that it’s laying off less than 1 percent of its total workforce amid ongoing attempts to improve the company’s financial situation. Caesars employs about ...
The Red Rock Casino Resort is shown in the western Las Vegas Valley.
Station reports modest revenue growth for 3rd quarter
Nov. 12, 2014
ocals gaming giant Station Casinos, whose properties include Palace Station, Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Resort, reported its third quarter earnings today. Station’s adjusted earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and management fees — its cash flow — was ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Caesars said to be lining up creditors for January bankruptcy
Nov. 11, 2014
Caesars Entertainment Corp. reached an agreement with key senior creditors on the outline of a debt restructuring plan that includes a prearranged bankruptcy for ...
Gary Loveman, president, CEO and chairman of Caesars Entertainment, delivers a keynote address during the Global Gaming Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010.
Caesars CEO encouraged by Las Vegas tourism indicators
Nov. 10, 2014
Caesars Entertainment, the debt-saddled operator of many of the Strip’s most iconic resorts, reported its third quarter earnings today. Caesars has begun formal discussions with some creditors as ...
Medical marijuana a recurring theme at gaming law conference
Nov. 7, 2014
Medical marijuana and the Nevada casino industry don’t mix, gaming officials said at a conference today, and that’s not likely to change anytime soon.
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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd Gaming launches mobile sports-betting app
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Harrah's Entertainment coverage

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Las Vegas Sands coverage

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MGM Mirage coverage

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Stations Casinos coverage

Nevada online poker company Ultimate Gaming shutting down
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Wynn Resorts coverage

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