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May 5, 2016

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An artist's rendering of Resorts World Las Vegas.
Resorts World construction to ramp up this year, finish in 2019
May 4, 2016
Resorts World Las Vegas will begin full-scale construction sometime in the last three months of this year. Appearing before the Nevada Gaming Control Board ...
Casino promotions: May 1-7
May 1, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
A view of the Tropicana on the Las Vegas Strip, May 5, 2008.
Tropicana owner Penn National gaming grows revenue, earnings in first quarter
April 28, 2016
Penn National Gaming, the casino company that owns the Tropicana and operates M Resort, reported its first-quarter earnings today ...
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis leaves a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at UNLV.
Raiders owner willing to spend $500 million on move to Las Vegas
April 28, 2016
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said today he was serious about moving his team to Las Vegas and offered a half-billion-dollar pledge for a proposed ...
A couple plays an electronic craps machine during the opening of the casino floor at the Cromwell, formerly Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, on the Las Vegas Strip and Flamingo Avenue, Monday, April 21, 2014.
Nevada gambling revenue down 3 percent in March
April 28, 2016
State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was down 3 percent in March compared with the same month a year ago due to lower winnings in the Las Vegas area. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday that the state's casinos won ...
This file photo shows Red Rock Resort in Summerlin.
With new corporate name, Station Casinos IPO raises more than $531 million
April 27, 2016
Shares of Red Rock Resorts Inc., the new corporate name of Station Casinos, began publicly trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market today after the company raised more than $531 million in ...
An exterior view of the Orleans, 4500 W Tropicana Ave., in Las Vegas Wednesday, May 13, 2015.
Boyd Gaming revenue grows but earnings fall in 1st quarter
April 26, 2016
The biggest developments on Boyd’s radar right now are its recently announced acquisitions of three casinos: the Aliante in North Las Vegas, and the valley’s two Cannery properties. The company ...
La Bonita pitchman Victor Flores holds a sign for “El Arbol” (The Tree) during a game of lotería at Texas Station.
Mexican version of bingo attracts new faces to local casinos
April 25, 2016
Las Vegans Alex and Marco Ponce have fond memories of lotería, a game their Mexican-born parents taught them and that the brothers grew up playing in Huntington Beach, Calif. Texas Station and Boulder Station began offering nightly lotería this month. If the response is high enough, it could become a staple ...
Casino promotions: April 24-30
April 24, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
The Rampart Casino is shown, Monday Sept. 26, 2011.
Summerlin casino will pay $25K fine to settle complaint
April 23, 2016
A Summerlin casino will pay a $25,000 fine to help settle a complaint that an intoxicated customer was allowed to continue to gamble and receive complimentary alcoholic drinks ...
The Aliante casino in North Las Vegas.
Boyd Gaming to purchase Aliante casino for $380 million
April 21, 2016
Boyd Gaming Corp. announced today that it has reached an agreement to buy the Aliante casino in North Las Vegas for $380 million. In purchasing ...
Marnell Gaming gets final OK to buy Nugget in Sparks
April 21, 2016
State gaming regulators today granted final approval to Marnell Gaming LLC’s acquisition of the Nugget casino in Sparks. The Nevada Gaming Commission signed off on the company’s purchase of the Northern Nevada property for ...
The D Las Vegas owners Greg Stevens and Derek Stevens, former Mayor Oscar Goodman and Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman react during the unveiling of the Manneken Pis Las Vegas statue at The D Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
Stevens brothers purchase more property on Fremont Street
April 21, 2016
Downtown Las Vegas casino owners Derek and Greg Stevens today announced they bought more real estate on Fremont Street ...
Wells Fargo executive named to Nevada Gaming Commission
April 21, 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval has appointed a Wells Fargo executive to fill a vacancy on the Nevada Gaming Commission ...
The exterior of the Venetian is seen Thursday, July 18, 2013.
Las Vegas Sands revenue, earnings fall in 1st quarter
April 20, 2016
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that runs the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip, as well as properties in Macau, Singapore and Pennsylvania, reported ...
The exterior of the Cannery offers a view the casino's entrance, as well as a glimpse of the hotel's classic blue-collar theme.
Sources: Boyd Gaming nears deal to buy Cannery Casino Resorts
April 20, 2016
Casino operator Boyd Gaming Corp is close to an agreement to buy Cannery Casino Resorts LLC, in a deal that will value the ...
MGM Growth Properties CEO James Stewart, third from right, rings the New York Stock Exchange opening bell to celebrate his company's IPO, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. He is joined by company CFO Andy Chien, right, and New York Stock Exchange President Tom Farley, second from right, for the first IPO of the year at the exchange.
Shares of MGM real estate subsidiary up 4.8 percent on first day of trading
April 20, 2016
Shares of MGM Resorts International’s new real estate subsidiary were up 4.8 percent today at the close of their first day of public trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The Las Vegas-based casino operator announced ...
MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren speaks during the grand opening of The Park on Monday, April 4, 2016. Gov. Brian Sandoval is seated at right.
Slots? Not. Why gaming isn’t key part of some new Strip attractions
April 20, 2016
The Park. T-Mobile Arena. The Linq promenade. The proposed Paradise Park at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. What do they have in common? Their development stemmed from one factor: The decrease in …

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd Gaming revenue grows but earnings fall in 1st quarter
The biggest developments on Boyd’s radar right now are its recently announced acquisitions of three casinos: the Aliante in North Las Vegas, and the valley’s ...
Sources: Boyd Gaming nears deal to buy Cannery Casino Resorts
Casino operator Boyd Gaming Corp is close to an agreement to buy Cannery Casino Resorts LLC, in a deal that will value the ...
Strip Scribbles: Brandon Marshall, Britney Spears, Boyd Gaming expansions
Now that the nearly mandatory trip to Disneyland is out of the way for Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl 50 champions, the Denver Broncos — and ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Tonight in L.V.: Chris Brown, Frankie Moreno, Whiffenpoofs, Improv comedy
Chris Brown makes a splash as DJ and performer at the grand opening of newly married Victor Drai’s Nightsplash Beach Club party as the 35,000-square-foot, ...
Tonight in L.V.: Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ‘Mondays Dark,’ Doris Kearns Goodwin, Big Elvis
American blues band the Chris Robinson Brotherhood headlines at Brooklyn Bowl in the Linq Promenade in support of its new, third, full-length album “Phosphorescent Harvest.”
Improv Comedy Club to close show at Harrah’s
Soon, there will be no more nights at the Improv. The Improv Comedy Club at Harrah’s, a house of hilarity since April 1995, is reportedly ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Raiders owner willing to spend $500 million on move to Las Vegas
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said today he was serious about moving his team to Las Vegas and offered a half-billion-dollar pledge for a proposed ...
Las Vegas Sands revenue, earnings fall in 1st quarter
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that runs the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip, as well as properties in Macau, Singapore and Pennsylvania, reported ...
Analysis: Stadium near McCarran shouldn’t be derailed by height issues
Plans for a domed 65,000-seat football stadium near McCarran International Airport likely will not be derailed by conflicts over the facility’s height ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday at KMA gala May 21 to be star-studded benefit
The list of incredible live-auction items and stars at the May 21 Keep Memory Alive 20th annual “Power of Love” gala continues to grow. Its ...
Tonight in L.V.: Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Paul Zerdin, ‘Mythical Kabuki Lion’
The three musketeers of country music are back at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace: Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn resume their hit residency ...
Bern’s Eye View: NHL to L.V. still seems likely, but time running thin
This might be the month Las Vegas gets its first big-league sports franchise. If it does finally happen, those who have been waiting should be ...

Stations Casinos coverage

With new corporate name, Station Casinos IPO raises more than $531 million
Shares of Red Rock Resorts Inc., the new corporate name of Station Casinos, began publicly trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market today after the company ...
Station grows net revenue, profit in fourth quarter
The biggest item on Station’s agenda right now, its planned initial public offering, was the one thing that Chief Financial Officer Marc Falcone said he ...
No arrests as Culinary leads protest at Palace Station
Synchronized clapping echoed from the Palace Station employee-parking garage as Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members concluded a protest tonight, sending a message to Station ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Intrigue grand opening: Three nights of star power, skin and sass
Skin was on show at the opening celebrations of Steve Wynn’s nightclub Intrigue. Skirts were super short, thighs were flashed, and bra-less necklines plunged to ...
Tonight in L.V.: Frankie Moreno, Billy Idol, San Gennaro Feast, Dillon Francis
Hometown hero singer-songwriter and musician Frankie Moreno celebrates the official opening-night premiere of his new show “Under the Influence” at Planet Hollywood with “Dancing With ...
Steve Wynn plans ‘fantasy island’ in Crystal Lagoons beachfront paradise
“Robin, you and I will go waterskiing or parasailing. The lagoon will be about the size of almost 100 Olympic-sized swimming pools or 30 football ...