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October 31, 2014

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An exterior view of the Bellagio, June 6, 2013.
MGM Resorts reports loss of $20.3 million in 3rd quarter
Oct. 30, 2014
Sometimes the house doesn't win as much as it hopes. MGM Resorts International earned $40 million less in revenue from its casinos, largely table games, in the third quarter compared to a year ago. That, plus losses the casino-entertainment company expected from ...
The Wynn Macau and Encore towers, looking fairly familiar.
Casino mogul Steve Wynn still ‘very bullish on Macau’
Oct. 28, 2014
Wynn Resorts, which runs the Wynn and Encore properties on the Strip in addition to resorts in Macau, reported its third quarter earnings today. Wynn Resorts Chairman Steve Wynn ...
An exterior view of the Harmon tower in MGM Resorts' CityCenter on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The 26-floor tower, deemed structurally unsound, will be demolished piece by piece.
Jury selection begins in case of flawed Strip hotel tower
Oct. 28, 2014
The Harmon Hotel tower was designed to soar 48 stories over MGM Resorts International's massive CityCenter complex, offering hotel guests and condominium owners unparalleled views at ...
Dice roll across the craps table during the opening of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Nevada gaming revenue down nearly 6 percent last month
Oct. 28, 2014
Nevada gaming revenue dropped in September, the second straight month of decline, the state reported today. The state Gaming Control Board said Nevada casinos won ...
Rob Oseland, president of SLS Las Vegas, speaks during a press conference at SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
2 months after SLS opens, President Rob Oseland is leaving
Oct. 27, 2014
Two months after opening, SLS Las Vegas is getting a new president. The Strip’s newest resort, which opened as a $415 million renovation of ...
The Trump Taj Mahal casino and resort is pictured Sept. 10, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.
Carl Icahn says Trump Taj Mahal likely to close
Oct. 23, 2014
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says the struggling Trump Taj Mahal casino "will almost certainly close." The would-be purchaser of the casino told the Associated Press on Thursday night that the casino's finances are ...
South Point poker website gets final approval
Oct. 23, 2014
South Point’s online poker website, Real Gaming, received final approval from state gambling regulators today. Real Gaming became the third real-money online poker site to operate in Nevada when it ...
The Trump Taj Mahal casino and resort is pictured Sept. 10, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.
Casino owner: Taj Mahal to stay open throughout November
Oct. 22, 2014
Trump Entertainment Resorts is dropping its threat to close Atlantic City's Taj Mahal casino on Nov. 13. The company said Wednesday it still cannot guarantee the Taj Mahal won't close by the end of the year, but added it will definitely remain open throughout ...
Las Vegas-based casino owner Full House Resorts looks for buyer
Oct. 22, 2014
Full House Resorts Inc., the casino and hotel operator, said Wednesday that it is putting itself up for sale. The company, based in Las Vegas, evaluated strategic alternatives and decided that ...
Pro leagues, NCAA file to stop New Jersey sports betting
Oct. 21, 2014
The four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA have made another court filing in their efforts to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. The order to show cause was filed ...
Pro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting
Oct. 20, 2014
The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Monday to stop New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports betting beginning this weekend, when gamblers could become the first in the nation outside Nevada to ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
As debt mounts, Caesars in talks with lenders
Oct. 17, 2014
Caesars Entertainment said Friday it is prepared to start formal discussions with some of its bank lenders as it works to reduce its debt and stave off what some see as near certain bankruptcy. In a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the casino company announced that ...
This Sept. 22, 2011, file photo shows the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City NJ. Its owners and main casino workers union are clashing over the company's demand for substantial union givebacks and government aid in return for keeping the casino open past November 2014.
Federal judge voids Taj Mahal casino union contract
Oct. 17, 2014
The owners of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort voiced optimism Friday that they can avoid closing the struggling casino after a federal bankruptcy court judge voided its contract with ...
In this March 24, 2014, file photo, a detail from King Digital Entertainment's online game "Candy Crush Saga" is shown on a computer screen in New York. New Jersey casino regulators say they are ready to approve gambling on social games that involve an element of skill.
New Jersey to approve real-money skill gambling
Oct. 16, 2014
Sure you love matching little candy pieces with each other, or spelling out words with your pals. But New Jersey gambling regulators want to let you do it for ...
The shops at the Venetian Macau.
Las Vegas Sands 3Q revenue dips, profit grows
Oct. 15, 2014
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that runs the Venetian and Palazzo resorts on the Strip, announced its third-quarter earnings ...
The Trump Taj Mahal casino and resort is pictured Sept. 10, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J.
Icahn aide: Trump Taj Mahal must close if union pact remains
Oct. 14, 2014
A federal bankruptcy court judge will issue what the owners of Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort consider a life-or-death decision on Friday for the troubled gambling hall ...
The pool and exterior of the Foxtail lounge at SLS Las Vegas before the resort opened to guests.
SLS Las Vegas announces layoffs soon after opening
Oct. 13, 2014
A couple of months after its splashy grand opening, SLS Las Vegas announced it has laid off 2 percent of its workers after evaluating business needs. SLS officials say they are ...
Tabletops could touch off new trend in sports betting
Oct. 12, 2014
Interactive tables in sports books could be the next big thing for MGM Resorts.

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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

Casual dining is elevated at Fulton Street Food Hall
The former space of Ming’s and the 24-hour cafe features sit-down breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. (other sections are open 24/7); late-night and gourmet ...
Strip Scribbles: Ri Ra record; Felice Garcia album; Bobby Flay; Chef Artist Dinner Series; EDC
Pending final review by Guinness World Record accountants, Ri Ra Irish Pub hosted nonstop live music with no more than 25-second breaks between songs and ...
Harley-Davidson puts pedal to the metal; Fremont pizzeria calls it quits
The motorcycle company that designed a custom Nevada sesquicentennial-themed motorcycle has opened an "attraction" on South Strip, and a Texas-based barbecue joint is settling in ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Las Vegas Sands 3Q revenue dips, profit grows
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that runs the Venetian and Palazzo resorts on the Strip, announced its third-quarter earnings ...
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 ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Weekend best bets: Phish, Life in Death festival and Choreographers’ Showcase
Halloween is upon us, but if trick-or-treating and haunted houses aren’t your thing, there’s still plenty to do this weekend in Las Vegas — no ...
Star DJ R3hab gives Life at SLS something to dance about
SLS Las Vegas is placing a lot of hope and emphasis on R3hab’s appearance this weekend, kicking off three nights of electronic dance music with ...
MGM Resorts reports loss of $20.3 million in 3rd quarter
Sometimes the house doesn't win as much as it hopes. MGM Resorts International earned $40 million less in revenue from its casinos, largely table games, ...

Stations Casinos coverage

4 arrested in Culinary protest near Red Rock Resort
Four protesters were arrested tonight during a demonstration against Station Casinos in which hundreds marched from a local high school to Red Rock Resort. Organized ...
Clark County pitches new rules to regulate Dotty’s, slot parlors
The battle over how much money taverns can make from bartop slot machines is shaping up with a new ordinance set to be ...
myVegas app makes deal with Station, adds blackjack
Most social gaming applications are free to play for Nevada gamblers — by law, they have to be — but the myVegas application gives some ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Casino mogul Steve Wynn still ‘very bullish on Macau’
Wynn Resorts, which runs the Wynn and Encore properties on the Strip in addition to resorts in Macau, reported its third quarter earnings today. Wynn ...
Face-off: Ghostbar Dayclub vs. Lavo vs. Marquee’s DayDome vs. Encore dome
Can tourists and locals still have daytime weekend party fun now that the pools have closed for the season? You bet! And two dayclubs are ...
Strip Scribbles: Twenty of 100 top-grossing U.S. restaurants are in Las Vegas
Twenty of America’s 100 top-grossing restaurants are located here in Las Vegas and only bested slightly by those in the Big Apple. Sales of menu ...

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