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June 26, 2016

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New York-New York and the Monte Carlo are reflected in the exterior glass of the T-Mobile Arena Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
NHL betting at T-Mobile is possible (there’s an app for it); no shakin’ in Elvis’ old theater
June 25, 2016
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Sully’s Bar at Bally’s, just off the hotel’s Flamingo Road entrance. A great place to hang for a bit before hustling across the street to Cromwell, because if your destination …
An exterior view of Palace Station on Sahara Avenue Tuesday, December 13, 2011.  .
Reno restaurant, Las Vegas casino battle over trademark
June 24, 2016
A Reno restaurant has found itself at odds with a Las Vegas casino over its name, which the casino's attorneys say constitutes trademark infringement. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that ...
A man watches the screens at a William Hill gambling shop in London, June 20, 2016. As Britain goes to the polls to determine whether to leave the European Union, bookmakers are anticipating record-setting gambling on the outcome.
Brexit vote already has a winner: the gambling industry
June 23, 2016
Howe is standing inside a William Hill gambling shop near Westminster, home to the British Parliament. It is midday Wednesday, less than 24 hours before British voters will go to the polls to determine ...
Bo Bernhard, executive director of UNLV’s International Gaming Institute, stands on campus at the Stan Fulton Building. Bernhard is a professor of sociology and hotel management who specializes in gambling.
UNLV academic named to another gaming studies role at UNR
June 22, 2016
A top UNLV gambling academic has been named to a chair position at UNR in a move aimed at fostering greater collaboration between the historic collegiate rivals ...
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, center, shoots against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, June 19, 2016, during the first half of Game 7 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif.
Cavs-Warriors Game 7 the most heavily bet NBA game ever
June 21, 2016
Game 7 had everything: giant television ratings, record ticket prices and, in Las Vegas, historic ...
Nevada, New Jersey taking the lead in eSports
June 20, 2016
Unlike daily fantasy sports and traditional Internet gaming, eSports games are thriving without a gambling component.
Casino promotions: June 19-25
June 19, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
This July 11, 2014, aerial photo shows the Atlantic City, N.J., beachfront with many of its Boardwalk casinos.
Can pot smoking save Atlantic City? Lawmaker plans legalization
June 17, 2016
Forget gambling, nightclubs or spas. One New Jersey lawmaker believes the future of Atlantic City may lie in pot ...
Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, speaks  Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at G2E at The Venetian.
MGM Resorts raises profit growth goal by $100 million
June 16, 2016
MGM Resorts International said today that its initiative to cut costs and grow revenue should generate an additional $100 million annually before certain costs. The company had previously ...
This July 11, 2014, aerial photo shows the Atlantic City, N.J., beachfront with many of its Boardwalk casinos.
Union voting on Atlantic City casino strike authorization
June 16, 2016
Atlantic City's casinos workers are preparing themselves for a possible strike against most of the city's gambling halls that would hit just as the Fourth of July weekend approaches. Members of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union began voting ...
Geoff Freeman, president of the American Gaming Association, gives a “State of the Industry” address during the Global Gaming Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Sands Expo Center.
Gaming association: Concerns about pro sports, casinos ‘widely overblown’
June 15, 2016
The casino industry’s chief lobbying voice in Washington, D.C., sees an opportunity in reports this week that the NHL is ready to grant an expansion team ...
U.S. judge gives Caesars temporary reprieve from lawsuits
June 15, 2016
A U.S. judge on Wednesday temporarily halted lawsuits seeking $11.4 billion in damages from Caesars Entertainment Corp., urging ...
Casino promotions: June 12-18
June 12, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
Houses and empty lots in the shadow of the shuttered Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Jan. 26, 2016. Glenn Straub, who bought the $2.4 billion resort from bankruptcy court last year for $82 million, said 900 hotel rooms will open on June 15.
With focus on nongaming offerings, Atlantic City’s Revel set to reopen
June 11, 2016
Revel, Atlantic City's most spectacular casino flop, will begin to reopen next week under new ownership that views gambling as ...
This artist's rendering released Wednesday, March 27, 2013, by Wynn Resorts shows a proposed resort casino on the banks of the Mystic River in Everett, Mass.
Wynn forging ahead on Massachusetts casino, despite environmental challenge
June 9, 2016
Casino magnate Steve Wynn said he is proceeding with site work for his $2 billion Everett, Mass., casino, confident he'll prevail against ...
Caesars Entertainment Executive Vice President Jan Jones Blackhurst listens to a question during her talk at the 16th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking at the Mirage on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
Former L.V. mayor spotlights glaring lack of women in top gaming jobs
June 9, 2016
Jan Jones Blackhurst stood in a large ballroom at the Mirage on Wednesday and showed an image that she said illustrated a critical issue for the casino industry ...
New credit card lets members earn MGM rewards points
June 8, 2016
There’s a new way to earn points in MGM Resorts’ loyalty program. The company today unveiled the M life Rewards MasterCard, which allows members to earn rewards points and ...
Steve Wynn makes a point during his keynote speech opening the International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at the Mirage.
Mirage ‘changed everything’: How integrated resorts can remain dynamic
June 8, 2016
The casino industry has evolved a lot since the Mirage’s transformational debut in 1989, but resorts still have room to grow to keep up with today’s customers. That was one of the key messages delivered during a series of public discussions held Tuesday at the Mirage as part of a major weeklong academic conference on ...

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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
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Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Q+A, Part 1: Clint Holmes discusses his show at Palazzo opening July 16
Ask Clint Holmes to ponder his new residency at Palazzo starting July 16, and he describes it as “exciting, frightening and fulfilling — all at ...
Bill Medley totally righteous at Composers Showcase; Penn Jillette’s latest book to diet for
The Kats Report Bureau once again was ensconced at Composers Showcase of Las Vegas on Wednesday night, and it was a genuine Hall of Fame ...
Tonight in L.V.: ‘Ink Master finale,’ Improv final week, Afrojack, The Used, Cosmopolitan Chef Series
Two of the last three standing tattoo artists for the finale of “Ink Master” are from Las Vegas: Christian Buckingham and Cleen Rock One. They ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Second show for Rolling Stones in L.V.? Wynn-Adelson merger? Plus, Kanye West, ‘Baz’
The Rolling Stones are likely to OK a second show while in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena in October in between appearances over two weekends ...
Sands companies give state lawmakers about $200,000 in two weeks
Las Vegas Sands Corp. and its subsidiaries donated more than $200,000 to Nevada state legislators between May 21 and June 9, according to campaign finance ...
Adelson settles lawsuit with ex-head of China casino unit
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is settling a long-running lawsuit with the former head of its Chinese arm ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Strip Scribbles: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Mark Shunock and Playboy Playmates
Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and musician Tim McGraw is returning to town at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Dec. 10. Tickets go on sale ...
MGM Resorts raises profit growth goal by $100 million
MGM Resorts International said today that its initiative to cut costs and grow revenue should generate an additional $100 million annually before certain costs. The ...
Tonight in L.V.: Trevi pizza cook-off, Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike, Skrillex, Marshmello, Markus Schulz
Local news personalities battle it out in front of a celebrity judging panel of Anthony Cools and the topless temptresses of “Fantasy” at the Luxor ...

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

Tonight in L.V.: Kesha at Intrigue, Arrested Development, Sublime tribute, Plaza pool
Kesha starts her mini-mini-residency at Intrigue in Wynn Las Vegas. She is back at Intrigue on Saturday and July 23, as well. Arrested Development headlines ...
Tonight in L.V.: Britney Spears, George Clinton, DJs Slander and Neva, Miss Asian Pageant
Pop princess Britney Spears is back with her hit “Britney: Piece of Me” at Axis at Planet Hollywood. Funkadelic furor from George Clinton and Parliament ...
Even before talk of pro pucks, Las Vegas has been a major league city
Eight years ago, almost to the day, a group of experts with a deep education of pro sports visited the Las Vegas Sun offices for ...