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Dotty's near Eastern and Serene in Henderson is shown Thursday, March 24, 2011.
Las Vegas still wrestling with rules for tavern gaming
July 1, 2015
The Las Vegas City Council decided today to tackle a technically complicated and politically charged issue that has vexed state and local officials in Nevada for years — how to regulate slot machine gaming in bars. The decision arose ...
In this June 27, 2015, photo, Lacy Jones plays in the Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship during the World Series of Poker at the Rio.
Women players at World Series of Poker still rare sight
July 1, 2015
Women at the World Series of Poker are like a royal flush: rare. Last year, the gender split for the Main Event of the weeks-long tournament in Las Vegas was almost 24 to 1. This year's highly popular Colossus event ...
The Cosmopolitan.
Law firm accuses Cosmopolitan of keeping $3.35 million
July 1, 2015
An Atlanta law firm says the Cosmopolitan should return $3.35 million an attorney for the firm wired to the casino-hotel without its knowledge. Real estate law firm ...
New Caesars CEO starts today, replacing Gary Loveman
July 1, 2015
Casino giant Caesars Entertainment has a new chief executive starting today. Mark Frissora, who formerly led the rental car company Hertz, has replaced Gary Loveman as CEO of Caesars, which operates ...
GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks to the media while stopping at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop during his first visit to Las Vegas as declared candidate Thursday, May 28, 2015.
Congressional push to ban online gaming gains prominence with Rubio
July 1, 2015
The GOP senator's support for an effort to ban gambling on the Internet makes him a key champion for a cause close to the heart of ...
Terry Downey, president and general manager of Aliante, has little time or patience for pessimism.
Aliante Gaming leader: Innovation adds to casino’s success
June 29, 2015
Terry Downey had retired after a long and successful career with Station Casinos. But he was talked back into working and became president and general manager of Aliante Gaming, which runs Aliante Casino and Hotel in North Las Vegas ...
Casino mogul James Packer's group has filed plans with Clark County for a Strip resort known as Alon Las Vegas. A photo of a rendering of Alon, taken Friday, June 26, 2015, is shown above.
Vision for Alon Las Vegas, resort on former New Frontier site, is filed with county
June 26, 2015
Plans filed with Clark County late last month show a two-tower, 1,100-room project called Alon Las Vegas to be built on the 34.6-acre site just north of Fashion Show mall ...
Gamblers play roulette at the Eastside Cannery on Boulder Highway in this file photo.
Nevada gaming revenue passes the $1 billion mark in May
June 26, 2015
Nevada gaming revenue topped $1 billion in May, with Clark County boasting a particularly good month, the state said today. The Gaming Control Board said ...
Steve Wynn gives a keynote address during the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
Steve Wynn to pay $422,380 in legal fees in lost defamation claim
June 25, 2015
A California judge has ordered casino mogul Steve Wynn to pay $422,380 in legal fees and costs to the Wall Street hedge fund manager Wynn sued for defamation. Las week District Judge William H. Orrick reduced ...
Professional poker player Bryan Micon.
Man charged with running Bitcoin poker site agrees to guilty plea
June 25, 2015
Bryan Micon, the man targeted by state officials for allegedly running an illegal online gambling website, appeared in a Las Vegas court today and agreed to plead guilty to the charge against him. Micon’s plea will allow him to ...
New South Pacific casino eyes Las Vegas, Atlantic City workers
June 25, 2015
Workers armed with casino licenses in Atlantic City are in demand — just not in the struggling New Jersey shore town. The Press of Atlantic City reports Renard International Hospitality Search Consultants is ...
A man operates a joystick for a skill-based bonus game on an IGT slot machine during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Center on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
Regulators begin the tricky task of forming rules for skill-based slot games
June 24, 2015
Nevada's effort to make casino floors feel more like arcades advanced Wednesday as gaming regulators started crafting the rules that will govern the introduction of skill into the state’s slot machines. The Gaming Control Board ...
The Heisman Trophy won in 1984 by Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie is displayed at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Mass., Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The casino, a slot machine parlor, opened Wednesday, June, 24, 2015. The Plainridge Park Casino represents the first gambling destination to open since state lawmakers approved a casino law in 2011.
Massachusetts’ first slots parlor opens to eager gamblers
June 24, 2015
The start of casino gambling in Massachusetts kicked off Wednesday as the state's first slots parlor, Plainridge Park Casino, officially opened for business to a large and eager crowd of gamblers. Hundreds of special guests cheered as casino officials and state gambling regulators cut a ceremonial ribbon held by two women dressed like Las Vegas showgirls. "It's showtime!" state Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby declared, calling it ...
Merger deal involving Las Vegas-based Sartini Gaming moves ahead
June 23, 2015
Shareholders in the parent company of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort near Cumberland, Maryland, have approved a proposed merger with Las Vegas-based Sartini Gaming Inc. Lakes Entertainment Inc. of Minnetonka, Minnesota, announced ...
The casino industry has improved its efforts to keep illegal money off the casino floor, said Stephanie Brooker, director of the enforcement division of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
Casinos are improving their efforts to fight money laundering, Treasury official says
June 19, 2015
The gaming industry’s fight against criminals who want to use casinos to disguise illegal money was front and center Thursday at the Paris resort. There, industry leaders and ...
A look at the Boyd Gaming office building.
Boyd Gaming pledges $2.5 million for UNLV hotel college building
June 18, 2015
Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming announced today that it will spend $2.5 million to expand the hotel college at UNLV. The money will pay for ...
Kirk Kerkorian at the annual old timers gathering at the Stardust Sept. 24, 2006.
Kirk Kerkorian remembered as visionary businessman, philanthropist, loyal friend
June 16, 2015
Friends and business associates of billionaire builder and philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian talked today about the man who helped shape Las Vegas. Kerkorian, who built or owned some of the biggest casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, died Monday at age 98 of natural causes at ...
Billionaire Las Vegas builder and philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian on Aug. 20, 2008. Kerkorian died Monday, June 15, 2015, at age 98.
Kerkorian’s will calls for ‘orderly’ sale of his MGM Resorts stock
June 16, 2015
When casino mogul Kirk Kerkorian died on Monday, he left behind an unimpeachable legacy in Las Vegas, where he built a gaming empire. He also left behind a ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd Gaming pledges $2.5 million for UNLV hotel college building
Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming announced today that it will spend $2.5 million to expand the hotel college at UNLV. The money will pay for ...
Boyd CEO sees positive signs for Las Vegas in 1st quarter
Boyd Gaming, the Las Vegas-based casino company whose local properties include the Orleans, Suncoast and the California, reported its first-quarter earnings today. Its downtown Las ...
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 ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Monday By the Numbers: Mac King’s total audience count at Harrah’s; Bryan Cranston’s set at EDC
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Beat Coffeehouse on Fremont East. I’ve written from here before, and will again, enjoying my freshly brewed ...
‘Jersey’ father Travis Cloer and ‘Million Dollar’ dad Benjamin Hale talk fatherhood
In advance of this Sunday’s special day, I talked with four stars on the Strip about how they see and tackle their own duties as ...
Strip Scribbles: Ricky Moreno, Tyson Beckford, Krewella, Mac King, Jeff McBride
Las Vegas travel counselor Ricky Moreno, who specializes here in “fish-out-of-water” travel experiences for his clients, has become one of the final 15 contestants on ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Groups seek private investigator's report on Las Vegas Sands
A news organization and nonprofit group want a Nevada judge to unseal a private investigator's report that they say may tie casino company Las Vegas ...
Casino execs: Expect the unexpected in Macau
Macau once was a reliable cash cow for Las Vegas casino companies. But for almost a year, the Chinese gambling hub has been a source ...
Former CEO’s lawsuit against Sands China stays in Nevada
A Nevada judge has decided a wrongful termination case against Macau-based Sands China Ltd. and Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson can stay in Nevada largely because ...

MGM Mirage coverage

‘Ace,’ an original musical, cleared for takeoff at UNLV
In Las Vegas, Richard Oberacker is known principally as the music director of the band in “Ka” at MGM Grand, among the most widely respected ...
No festival action set for MGM Festival Grounds until ’16; Michael Grimm resets Vinyl schedule
After speculation that a fall event would serve as a follow-up to Rock in Rio USA at MGM Resorts Festival Grounds, it appears that nothing ...
Photos: International Model Search crowns winner at Hakkasan
Our 2012 Miss Nevada USA Jade Kelsall had the look of the winner to the celebrity and VIP judges. Her red, see-through lace gown was ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Another duel for Dotty: Slot parlor chain facing scrutiny in city of Las Vegas
Less than six months after Clark County commissioners passed sweeping new rules targeting so-called slot parlors, popular tavern chain Dotty's is under scrutiny again over ...
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.

Wynn Resorts coverage

‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 3: The aquatic spectacular’s secrets, obstacles and required skills
The astounding athletic performers of the aquatic spectacular “Le Reve — The Dream” at Wynn Las Vegas are celebrating a decade of thrilling global audiences ...
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 2: The most magical moments of 10 successful years
For 10 years, the amazing athletic performers of the aquatic spectacular “Le Reve — The Dream” at Wynn Las Vegas have thrilled audiences from around ...
‘Le Reve’ 10th anniversary, Part 1: Ten remarkable performers from Day 1
They are the nightly warriors of the water: fearless, brave and filled with unique courage. For 10 years, the stars of Steve Wynn’s aquatic masterpiece ...

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