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A man takes pictures of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Jan. 12, 2015.
Gaming regulators scold Caesars, calling company’s bankruptcy an embarrassment
March 26, 2015
Caesars executives had to appear before the Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday for approval of some routine matters, and commissioners used it as an opportunity to ...
A man takes pictures of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Jan. 12, 2015.
Nevada casino regulators scold Caesars for bankruptcy
March 26, 2015
Nevada gambling regulators called the bankruptcy of Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s debt-heavy subsidiary an embarrassment and lamented the company's inability to ...
Arizona Charlie's Decatur
Fourth-quarter revenue, income up at Stratosphere parent company
March 26, 2015
The company that owns the Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie’s and the Aquarius in Laughlin, reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings today. The company attributed its net revenue increase for the quarter to ...
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., walk together as Graham and other senators head to the floor at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
In Congress, debate over banning online gaming moves forward
March 25, 2015
In a choose-your-own-facts debate, a Sheldon Adelson-backed bill to ban online gaming got its first airing in Congress with a controversial hearing.
Exterior of SLS from Paradise street on August 22, 2014.
Watchdog says SLS Las Vegas got green light with Reid’s help
March 25, 2015
Homeland Security's inspector general says applications for immigration visas for investors in the SLS Las Vegas casino-hotel development were sped through the approvals process with pressure ...
Delaware, Nevada poker players can now play together online
March 25, 2015
State officials say a multistate online poker network allowing gamblers in Delaware and Nevada to play against one another is up and running. Govs. Jack Markell of Delaware and Brian Sandoval of Nevada announced ...
Elaine Wynn waits to be introduced during a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon at the Rio Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
Elaine Wynn says she knew nothing about nephew’s land deal
March 25, 2015
Elaine Wynn, maintaining her fight to stay on the board of Wynn Resorts, said today that the company’s latest accusations against her are a factually baseless ploy to instigate tension between her and stockholders. In an attempt to “set the record ...
Elaine Wynn speaks during a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon at the Rio Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
Wynn Resorts goes after Elaine Wynn over land deal, stock sale
March 24, 2015
Wynn Resorts made fresh accusations against Elaine Wynn’s track record today as part of the company’s ongoing effort to defeat her campaign to stay on its ...
Wynn Resorts tells Elaine Wynn to stop using logo on her website
March 24, 2015
Elaine Wynn shares her name with Wynn Resorts Ltd. but she can't use its Wynn signature-style logo on her personal website urging shareholders to re-elect her to ...
Malaysia-based Genting Group purchased the Echelon site in March and plans to revive the space with a multibillion-dollar resort. A rendering of the property is pictured.
Genting: Construction set to begin May 5 on Las Vegas megaresort
March 23, 2015
The north Strip site formerly home to the Stardust, then the scrapped Echelon project, is set to start coming to life again in less than two months when ...
An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
Gaming group adds members, pushes for more security money in Las Vegas
March 23, 2015
The gaming industry’s Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group is continuing to grow while it pursues an aggressive agenda that includes pushing for more ...
This Aug. 31, 2012, photo shows the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City.
Gamblers ask judge to let them keep $1.5 million in unshuffled card case
March 20, 2015
Gamblers who have been ordered to return $1.5 million they won at an Atlantic City casino that unknowingly used unshuffled cards asked a judge to let them keep the money. The 14 gamblers say they won the money while playing ...
In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Bankruptcy of debt-heavy Caesars division is complex, lengthy
March 19, 2015
No one said it was going to be easy, and the bankruptcy of Caesars Entertainment's debt-heavy operations arm has been anything but as it appears to be growing even more ...
Steve Cyr in FHM in June 2010.
‘Whale hunter’ Steve Cyr: Still in search of Las Vegas’ biggest bettors
March 19, 2015
Even in the tighten-your-belt Las Vegas economy, high-rollers and VIPs are still invading the Strip every weekend and filling our nightclubs and their coffers with outrageous sums of money spent on dance-floor booths and big-ticket bottle charges.
Elaine Wynn speaks during a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Rio.
Elaine Wynn continues fight to stay on Wynn Resorts board
March 19, 2015
Advancing her ongoing fight to remain on the board of Wynn Resorts, Elaine Wynn today further laid out her case for why stockholders should reject ...
Caesars loses bid to have Delaware lawsuit dismissed
March 18, 2015
A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Caesar's Entertainment Corp. of fraudulently transferring assets of its operating subsidiary to shield them from ...
This Wednesday, March 11, 2015, photo shows Mayor Don Guardian on Atlantic City's Boardwalk — the most valuable spot on the Monopoly board game. The game turns 80 years old on March 19, 2015.
80 years later, how would Atlantic City-based Monopoly look?
March 17, 2015
Monopoly is turning 80. Based on the real-life streets of Atlantic City, Monopoly is one of the world's most popular board games. The greed-driven game, in which competitors try to buy up ...
Caesars dissolves deals with Kansas City Chiefs, others
March 17, 2015
An arm of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. can tear up contracts it had with the Kansas City Chiefs, a Springhill Suites in Louisiana and audio company Monster Inc. that says ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Even when dealing free games, the house finds a way to win
It sounds paradoxical, but it’s true. Social casino games essentially are free versions of table games and slots that anyone can download on a mobile ...
Locals casinos, Borgata shine for Boyd in the latest quarter
Boyd Gaming, the casino company that operates several Las Vegas properties including the California, the Orleans and Suncoast, announced its fourth quarter ...
New restaurant at the Cal reflects broader nongaming trend
Boyd Gaming celebrated the debut of a new restaurant at its flagship downtown Las Vegas casino on Friday, one that company officials say is part ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Felice Garcia cries it out in ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Harrah’s
Felice Garcia, an original member of the Las Vegas cast dating to the show’s premiere in February 2013, is headed to Southern California to pursue ...
Las Vegas comedy musical gem ‘Idaho’ to be rooted at the Smith Center
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Vegas DeLuxe has learned exclusively that KGB in at Harrah’s and his popular Simon Restaurant & Lounge in Palms Place will be shuttered shortly. Carson ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Judge insists Sands China hand over documents to former CEO
A Las Vegas Sands subsidiary has been ordered, again, to hand over documents without redactions in an ongoing wrongful termination lawsuit against the company. After ...
New president at Venetian, Palazzo starts this month
John Caparella, who’s been president of the Venetian and Palazzo since 2011, is departing next month. He will be replaced by George Markantonis, who was ...
Las Vegas Sands has tough 4th quarter in China, but profits still up
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that controls the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip, reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings ...

MGM Mirage coverage

How a Las Vegas expansion hockey team’s roster would take shape
If the National Hockey League grants Las Vegas an expansion franchise, prospective owner Bill Foley has a timetable for the team’s performance on the ice. ...
DJ Mag names Hakkasan No. 1 nightclub in U.S.; Life is No. 21
Hakkasan also jumped from the No. 10 spot on the Best Nightclub in the World rankings to No. 3. Green Valley Club from Brazil narrowly ...
Culinary, Bartenders unions reach tentative deal with MGM Grand
The Culinary and Bartenders Unions have reached a tentative agreement with the MGM Grand for a four-year contract renewal. The new contract will cover approximately ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Station CFO optimistic about Las Vegas economy after strong 2014 performance
Locals gaming giant Station Casinos, whose properties in the valley include Palace Station, Red Rock Resort and Green Valley Ranch, reported its fourth quarter and ...
Judy Alberti, popular longtime entertainment exec, splits with Station Casinos
One of the most influential behind-the-scenes figures in Las Vegas entertainment over the past two decades is stepping down.
More than 200 jobs open for summer pool, restaurant workers
It’s not exactly pool weather in Las Vegas, but resorts already are gearing up for the summer with a number of hiring calls for pool, ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Celebrity preview: XS’ 6th with Avicii, ‘Vanderpump Rules,’ Warren G, Widespread Panic, Andre Rochat
The Strip will go dark this weekend. The lights will go out. The neon signs will switch off. Las Vegas won’t look the same even ...
Q+A: Jesse Waits — Las Vegas nightlife ‘getting stronger every year in every way’
For Jesse Waits, XS managing partner and co-owner who presides over the $100 million mega-club, it’s a majestic milestone, but he’s got his eye on ...
Photos: Actor-rapper Ice Cube hosts and performs at Surrender in Encore
Ice Cube got on the mic to pump up the crowd as he walked to the stage. He kicked out with his former group Westside ...

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