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September 24, 2016

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Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is shown Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Bethlehem, Pa.
With business booming, Sands Bethlehem planning major expansion
Sept. 22, 2016
Sands Casino in Bethlehem already has one of the nation's most lucrative table games rooms, but it appears ready to bet about $40 million that it can be even more successful ...
Albert Faccinto Sr., who gave scores their start in gaming, dies at 91
Sept. 20, 2016
Albert “Moky” Faccinto Sr., one of the founding executives of Caesars Palace in the mid-1960s, who as casino manager and later as director of casino operations was credited with giving hundreds of Las Vegans their first gaming jobs, died late last week. He was 91. The family announced ...
Reno-based Eldorado Resorts buying Isle of Capri Casinos
Sept. 20, 2016
Eldorado Resorts has agreed to buy Isle of Capri Casinos for $1.7 billion in combined stocks and cash, a move that will add 13 casino-resorts to the Reno-based company's portfolio. The deal announced Monday includes ...
Casino promotions: Sept. 18-24
Sept. 18, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
William Hill credits sports bettors $25 after app shut down for maintenance
Sept. 14, 2016
Some sports bettors are playing with house money today in Las Vegas. William Hill US gave every active customer with its mobile sports betting app on their phone a free $25 credit today after ...
Fireworks explodes at a replica of the Eiffel Tower of Parisian Macao during an opening ceremony in Macau, China, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.
Paris comes to Asia's casino hub Macau with new Sands resort
Sept. 13, 2016
The southern Chinese casino gambling powerhouse of Macau is getting a French twist. U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson threw open the doors Tuesday evening to the French-themed Parisian Macao, the mogul's fifth property in ...
Casino promotions: Sept. 11-17
Sept. 11, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
Poker pro faces 2 felonies over $215K in casino debt
Sept. 9, 2016
A professional poker player who has won six World Series of Poker event championships since 1993 and millions of dollars in tournaments is fighting felony theft and ...
Sunlight illumnates the signature red glass windows of the hotel suites during an under-construction media tour of the Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino, 300 W. Sahara Ave., in Las Vegas, July 7, 2016.
Lucky Dragon hotel and casino to open in December off the Strip
Sept. 7, 2016
The Lucky Dragon Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is officially opening for business in December. The Chinese-themed casino just off the Las Vegas Strip announced Tuesday that it will have its grand opening on Saturday …
The clock tower of the Boulder Station hotel-casino obscures the resort's 15-story tower.
After yearslong dispute, a Station Casinos property to unionize
Sept. 6, 2016
Las Vegas' powerful Culinary Union has scored a victory against a holdout casino chain that it has clashed with for more than a decade. The labor group says 67 percent ...
Football fans watch games during NFL opening day at the Red Rock Resort's race and sportsbook Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.
Report: Expanding legal sports betting would generate $11.9B in revenue
Sept. 6, 2016
Extending legalized sports betting beyond Nevada and other states where it is currently lawful would create nearly $12 billion in gross gaming revenue in the U.S., says a new ...
Casino promotions: Sept. 4-10
Sept. 4, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
A birds-eye view of the Las Vegas Strip at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.
Baccarat, more weekend days push Nevada casino win over $1 billion
Aug. 31, 2016
Nevada gambling revenue jumped 10 percent and crossed the psychologically important $1 billion threshold in July, thanks to more weekend days in the …
In this Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, photo, a wall with symbols of China partially blocks the view of the Resorts World property in Las Vegas. The Asian-themed casino property is projected to open in 2019.
Vegas, Asian investors betting on Chinese tourism
Aug. 30, 2016
Las Vegas and Asian investors are going all in on Chinese tourism, as some of Las Vegas' latest developments on and off the Strip target Chinese nationals and Chinese-Americans. The Chinese have been regulars along the resort corridor for decades. Now officials and developers, intent on capitalizing on burgeoning Chinese wealth and Asian-American population growth, are ...
The offices of FanDuel, a leading daily fantasy sports operator, in New York, Sept. 24, 2015. New York passed signed legislation this month saying daily fantasy sports sites fall under the category of “games of skill,” rather than games of chance that are illegal online.
DraftKings, FanDuel head back to drawing board after Nevada meeting
Aug. 26, 2016
DraftKings and FanDuel want to re-enter the Nevada market. Policymakers want the popular daily fantasy sports platforms back. That’s the easy part. More complicated are details of ...
A view of the Golden Gate hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas Friday, Jan. 24, 2015.
Complaint: Man got $5,000 from craps table with no paper trail
Aug. 25, 2016
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has filed a complaint against the Golden Gate, accusing ownership of the downtown Las Vegas casino of directing a $5,000 payout to ...
NHL hires gambling watchdog ahead of Las Vegas move
Aug. 24, 2016
As it prepares to inaugurate a team in Las Vegas, the National Hockey League has hired a monitor to watch for suspicious gambling activity, which can be an early warning of ...
In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, photo, an employee in the software development department of DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, walks past screens displaying the company's online system stats in Boston.
Daily fantasy sports could make a comeback in Nevada
Aug. 23, 2016
Daily fantasy sports websites that were shut down in Nevada because they didn't have gambling licenses want to get back in the game, but officials who set policy for the gambling mecca of Las Vegas weren't impressed. A representative for daily fantasy …

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Boyd Gaming coverage

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Las Vegas Sands coverage

With business booming, Sands Bethlehem planning major expansion
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MGM Mirage coverage

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Stations Casinos coverage

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Wynn Resorts coverage

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