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May 24, 2016

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This Oct. 24, 2014, photo shows the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City N.J.
New owner wants to make Trump’s Taj Mahal casino great again
May 21, 2016
The name on the front still reads "Trump," but a different flamboyant billionaire now wants to make the Taj Mahal casino great again. Carl Icahn isn't sure whether he'll spend the $100 million he promised to spruce up the struggling gambling hall opened in 1990 by Donald Trump, who hailed ...
Nevada regulators approve $2 million fine against Las Vegas Sands
May 19, 2016
State regulators today approved a $2 million fine against Las Vegas Sands Corp. that stemmed from past allegations of accounting problems with the casino operator’s business in ...
An artist's rendering of Resorts World Las Vegas.
$4 billion Resorts World project gets key approval
May 19, 2016
Resorts World Las Vegas took a big step forward today when Nevada gaming officials gave a key regulatory approval to the $4 billion project. The Nevada Gaming Commission ...
The Stratosphere on Las Vegas Blvd on September 30, 2015.
Stratosphere operator among 8 new members of casino trade group
May 18, 2016
The casino industry’s Washington, D.C.-based trade group announced today it has added eight new members, including multiple companies from Las Vegas. The American Gaming Association said ...
3 takeaways from casino industry’s latest huddle on anti-money laundering
May 18, 2016
Tuesday’s conference provided another window the important realm of what casinos do to fight money laundering, and what can happen when things go wrong. Here's a glimpse into ...
How aggressively will L.V. embrace e-sports betting? It depends on whether it’s a sport
May 17, 2016
The Gaming Policy Committee meeting designed to bring Nevada regulators, policymakers, and gambling industry stakeholders up to speed on esports appears to have ...
The Cantor Sports Book, now CG Technologies, at the Silverton holds its grand opening celebration on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
Sports book operator accused of shortchanging bettors
May 17, 2016
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has filed a complaint against CG Technology, which runs seven Las Vegas-area sports books, for underpaying about $700,000 on more than ...
Casino promotions: May 15-21
May 15, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
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 buys Montana gaming-machine vendor for $25 million
May 14, 2016
Amusement Services has been sold to Nevada's largest slot machine operator for $25 million. With the acquisition, Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment has added ...
Sandoval getting crash course in pro video gaming
May 13, 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval and other members of a Nevada gambling policy committee are getting ...
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 agrees to $2 million fine from Nevada gaming regulators
May 11, 2016
Las Vegas Sands has agreed to pay a $2 million state fine due to previous federal-level allegations of accounting violations in China and anti-money-laundering failures in Las Vegas. The Gaming Control Board said ...
Construction continues on the Lucky Dragon hotel-casino on Sahara Avenue on Thursday, May 5, 2016, near Las Vegas Boulevard.
Digging deeper into the Lucky Dragon hotel-casino with developer Andrew Fonfa
May 9, 2016
The Lucky Dragon hotel and casino on Sahara Avenue just west of the Strip has been one of the most mysterious Vegas developments in recent memory. It’s a rare thing for a resort project on or near the Strip—even a boutique property like this, with its 200 hotel rooms and 27,500-square-foot casino—to keep quiet and stray from the ...
The Cannery hotel-casino in North Las Vegas.
Optimistic economic outlook brings locals back into the game
May 9, 2016
Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming Corp. is buying three more casinos, and Station Casinos raised more than $531 million in its long-awaited initial public offering. Boyd's moves placed a heavy bet on locals, and Station's success speaks highly of where Southern Nevada ...
Casino promotions: May 8-14
May 8, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
Golden Entertainment CEO Blake Sartini.
Golden Entertainment grows revenue, eyes Pennsylvania expansion
May 6, 2016
Golden Entertainment, the Las Vegas-based company that operates casinos and slot machine routes in Nevada and elsewhere, in addition to a major tavern chain, reported its first-quarter earnings this week.
Gavin Isaacs, CEO of Scientific Games, smiles during a CEO round table at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Center on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015.
Scientific Games revenue and loss grow in 1st quarter
May 6, 2016
Scientific Games, a major slot machine and lottery company, reported its first-quarter earnings this week. The company said its revenue increase was driven by strong growth in its interactive business segment. But the company said it also faced a $7 million unfavorable currency translation impact, a drop in gaming systems revenue and ...
An early rendering of Wynn Paradise Park, minus a now-proposed eight- to 10-story mountain or island in the middle.
Steve Wynn now says planned lake will include 10-story island
May 5, 2016
CEO Steve Wynn recently revealed that he wants to develop a huge lake attraction, along with an additional hotel tower, meeting space and more, on land that currently houses ...
An artist's rendering of the Lucky Dragon casino in Las Vegas.
Lucky Dragon casino fully financed, will be finished this year, backers say
May 5, 2016
Backers of the Lucky Dragon resort under construction just off the north end of the Strip say the project is fully financed and on track to open later this year. The boutique project hit ...

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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.: Celine Dion, Dixie Longate, Nervo, Improv, Kick the Keg, PizzaRev
Celine Dion resumes her residency through June 4 at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace ahead of being presented with the Icon Award at Sunday’s 2016 ...
‘X Burlesque’ at Flamingo celebrates 14 years of striptease
It was 14 years and 5,026 shows ago that sisters Shakeera and Meeka Onstead began dancing their sultry numbers in Angela Stabile’s “X Burlesque” at ...
Tonight in L.V.: Billy Idol, Righteous Brothers, Wayne Newton, Lena Prima, Nick Ayler
“Mr. Las Vegas” holds court at Windows Showroom in Bally’s with the VIP and media night opening of “Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal.” Las ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Nevada regulators approve $2 million fine against Las Vegas Sands
State regulators today approved a $2 million fine against Las Vegas Sands Corp. that stemmed from past allegations of accounting problems with the casino operator’s ...
Las Vegas Sands agrees to $2 million fine from Nevada gaming regulators
Las Vegas Sands has agreed to pay a $2 million state fine due to previous federal-level allegations of accounting violations in China and anti-money-laundering failures ...
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 ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Keep Memory Alive Gala toasting Tony Bennett raises estimated $17 million
It was a glittering and glamorous Saturday night with music and art in a passionate collision with the biggest names in the entertainment industry celebrating ...
Tony Bennett’s medley ramps up the power at ‘Power of Love’
He kept saying it, in the run-up to the party, during and after: “This is overwhelming.” We know the feeling because when Tony Bennett closed ...
Celebrity preview: Billboard Music Awards, Tony Bennett, Jewel, Ludacris, 50 Cent, James Maslow
Our superstar-studded weekend actually kicked off Thursday night with the start of three days of celebration for Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday, and on Saturday the ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Station Casinos official calls Palms a ‘compelling strategic addition’ to casino empire
Station’s first-quarter results come on the heels of significant huge transactions ...
Station Casinos picks up Palms, near Strip, for $312.5 million
Station Casinos said Tuesday that it is buying the off-Strip Palms resort for $312.5 million, yet another recent example of locals-oriented casino operator expanding in ...
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 ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Steve Wynn makes quick change at Intrigue; Red Mercury scales Stratosphere
When we refer to the scene in VegasVille as a participation sport, the overnight opening-night party at Jewel is what we’re talking about. The club ...
Strip Scribbles: Tropic Beauty Model Search, Hair Metal Awards and Santana
Nearly 100 gorgeous girls competed in the 2016 Tropic Beauty Model Search, and our Light nightclub contestant Ednyr Marie representing Mandalay Bay placed fourth.
Tonight in L.V.: Dash Berlin, Flosstradamus, ‘Mondays Dark,’ Tropicana restaurant
“Rock of Ages” star turned creative director at Intrigue Mark Shunock presents his monthly fundraiser “Mondays Dark” with Las Vegas performers showcasing their versions of ...