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February 6, 2016

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Cosmopolitan opens new, bigger race and sports book
Feb. 5, 2016
The Cosmopolitan has opened a new race and sports book on its casino floor, the Strip resort announced today. The new space is more than ...
In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 photo patrons play poker in a designated area at Twin River Casino, in Lincoln, R.I. Casinos far from Las Vegas are experimenting with different ways to draw millennials. Twin River Casino removed 274 slot machines to make way in December for more poker and other table games favored by younger gamblers.
Tattoos, martial arts and poker? Casinos wooing millennials
Feb. 5, 2016
Casinos worried that millennials aren't getting into traditional gambling like their parents and grandparents are bringing in tattoo studios, mixed martial arts competitions and ...
Rhode Island attorney general: Daily fantasy sports legal
Feb. 4, 2016
Rhode Island's attorney general says daily fantasy sports are legal under state law.
Tropicana on Las Vegas Blvd on September 30, 2015.
Tropicana owner reports 12.7 percent net revenue growth in 4th quarter
Feb. 4, 2016
Penn National Gaming, the company that runs the Tropicana and M Resort in Henderson, reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings today. At the Tropicana ...
125-room hotel coming near Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Feb. 3, 2016
A Las Vegas company announced plans today to develop a 125-room hotel by the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. CAI Investments said it has signed a deal for ...
Exterior of SLS from Paradise street on August 22, 2014.
County approves new Wynn shopping center, convention building and pool at SLS
Feb. 3, 2016
A new shopping center a and convention building with a rooftop pool and bar are headed to two Strip resorts under separate plans approved today by Clark County ...
The Downtown Grand announced Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, that CEO Jim Simms is leaving after less than a year on the job.
Downtown Grand CEO is gone after 8 months
Feb. 3, 2016
Downtown Grand CEO Jim Simms is leaving after less than a year on the job, the resort announced today. Simms was named to the position in June, replacing Seth Schorr, who became ...
MGM Resorts International, of which Mandalay Bay is a part, announced Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, that it will become the first major casino company to start charging visitors for parking on the Strip.
MGM Resorts outsourcing its parking operations and valet services
Feb. 2, 2016
Valets at many Strip properties owned by MGM Resorts International will soon start working for a new employer as the casino company outsources its parking operations to a third-party contractor. MGM Resorts announced today ...
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 posts records while Asia falls
Feb. 2, 2016
While the gambling giant's casinos in Macau caused its 2015 net income fall 31 percent to $2 billion, its casino in south Bethlehem posted a record year in which its net income increased …
Tina Gonzalez of Las Vegas plays the slots at the Golden Gaming area inside a Vons Supermarket in Las Vegas on Friday, February  1, 2013.
Golden Entertainment heads into Montana with completion of $20M transaction
Feb. 1, 2016
Golden Entertainment Inc. has wrapped up its $20 million acquisition of about 1,000 gambling devices in Montana, the Las Vegas-based company said today. The transaction brings yet another market into play for ...
A man wearing a SpongeBob outfit waits in the shade to have his photo taken for tips on the Strip Saturday, June 29, 2013.
CEO says MGM Resorts’ Park will be a busker-free zone
Jan. 31, 2016
John Katsilometes relays a message from CEO Jim Murren about why SpongeBob SquarePants will not be welcome at the new entertainment …
Casino promotions: Jan. 31-Feb. 6
Jan. 31, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, addresses the crowd during the Metro Chamber of Commerce annual Preview Las Vegas event Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Cox Pavilion.
Preview 2016: Murren, Faraday exec and others talk about Las Vegas and its future
Jan. 30, 2016
Paid parking on the Strip was not on the agenda at Preview Las Vegas today, but it was hard not to think about when the head of MGM Resorts International took the stage at Cox Pavilion ...
A $100 bill is fed into a slot machine. Slot machines accounted for 63 percent of the  $11.1 billion won by Nevada casinos in 2015, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
Nevada casinos win $11 billion in 2015, up from 2014 levels
Jan. 29, 2016
The house ended up winning about $11.1 billion of all the money gambled in Nevada in 2015 — an increase of 1 percent from 2014 but still below Nevada's peak year in 2007. Las Vegas Strip casinos accounted for most of that, keeping ...
In this photo taken Nov. 23, 2014, visitors walk across the road in front of the Venetian Macao casino resort in Macau.
Las Vegas Sands revenue takes hit from Macau for 4th quarter, full year
Jan. 27, 2016
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that runs the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip in addition to properties in Macau and elsewhere, reported its fourth-quarter and ...
Geoff Freeman, president of the American Gaming Association, gives a "State of the Industry" address during the Global Gaming Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Sands Expo Center.
Gaming association: Super Bowl will elicit $4.2 billion in mostly illegal bets
Jan. 27, 2016
Americans are poised to wager $4.2 billion on the upcoming Super Bowl 50, with the vast majority of those bets expected to be placed illegally. The American Gaming Association said its sports betting projection for the Feb. 7 championship football game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers represents ...
Geoconda Arguello-Kline, left, secretary-treasurer for Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, and Nevada State Sen. Ruben Kihuen, center, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress, take part in a Culinary Union protest near Trump International Hotel on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Las Vegas. Trump International Hotel workers are not unionized.
Even without endorsing, Culinary Union seeks to be major player in politics and beyond
Jan. 27, 2016
After playing a big role when Democratic candidates last battled each other for their party's presidential nomination, the Culinary Union is staying above the fray this time around. While it made ...
Houses and empty lots in the shadow of the shuttered Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Jan. 26, 2016. Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed taking control of Atlantic City’s troubled finances, a last-ditch effort to stave off bankruptcy in the the once-fabled seaside resort, where casino revenues have fallen by half since 2006.
Gov. Christie calls for state takeover of Atlantic City
Jan. 27, 2016
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday the state will assume vast control over Atlantic City's finances and decision-making, saying the seaside gambling resort is incapable of ...

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Three executives promoted, one retiring at Boyd Gaming
Boyd Gaming Corp. this week announced some major leadership changes, with three people promoted to higher-level positions and one longtime executive retiring later this year. ...
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Sands Bethlehem posts records while Asia falls
While the gambling giant's casinos in Macau caused its 2015 net income fall 31 percent to $2 billion, its casino in south Bethlehem posted a ...
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MGM Resorts outsourcing its parking operations and valet services
Valets at many Strip properties owned by MGM Resorts International will soon start working for a new employer as the casino company outsources its parking ...
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County approves new Wynn shopping center, convention building and pool at SLS
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