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September 3, 2015

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Alan Dershowitz, a professor at Harvard Law School, sits in a hotel in Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday, April 11, 2011.
Sands China recruits Alan Dershowitz for lawsuit appeal
Sept. 1, 2015
Lawyers for Sands China Ltd. are relying on well-known attorney Alan Dershowitz in arguing for the dismissal of a wrongful termination lawsuit being pursued against the company in ...
Gulf Greyhound Park, last Texas dog track, to close
Aug. 26, 2015
Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque, near Galveston, announced plans Wednesday to cease living racing by ...
Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh are at odds over Wynn's plans to open a casino in the Boston suburb of Everett, Mass.
Steve Wynn: From ultimate Vegas insider to outsider in Boston
Aug. 24, 2015
Casino mogul Steve Wynn, who many credit with transforming Las Vegas, has faced pushback in Massachusetts, where he plans to build a new resort. Boston and two nearby cities ...
TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) drops back to pass against Texas Tech on Oct. 25, 2014, in Fort Worth.
Forget luck: Here are 10 bets to make this football season
Aug. 23, 2015
For the second year, the Las Vegas Sun is here to help with your football wagers. We list 10 of our favorite bets, including college football and the NFL. Last year, we went 5-0 (with one void because of a canceled game) combined on win totals and games of the year ...
Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, delivers the keynote address at Colliers International Annual Seminar at the Boston Convention Center on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Wynn says his $1.6 billion resort on the waterfront across Boston will offer the largest hotel rooms outside Las Vegas.
Attorney general wants Massachusetts to deny permit to Wynn casino
Aug. 21, 2015
Citing traffic concerns, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is calling on state environmental officials to deny Wynn Resorts a key permit for its $1.7 billion project at ...
Virginia City saloon owner denied gambling license
Aug. 20, 2015
A California man who bought two saloon casinos in Virginia City will be forced to sell them after Nevada regulators said he was unfit to be involved in ...
P. Diddy hosts at Lavo on Friday, May 1, 2015, in Palazzo. Brett Ratner is at right.
Lavo in Palazzo to add Lavo Casino Club in September
Aug. 20, 2015
The star-studded Italian restaurant Lavo in Palazzo will expand mid-September into gaming with Lavo Casino Club, a modern experience mixing blackjack with VIP bottle service, mixology and cuisine.
The exterior of the Tropicana on the Las Vegas Strip.
Gaming regulators give final approval to Penn National’s purchase of Tropicana
Aug. 20, 2015
The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously agreed that Penn National can buy the Strip resort for $360 million, which the casino company said it would do in April. The Gaming Control Board gave the sale initial approval about two weeks ago ...
The exterior of Mandalay Bay on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
Mandalay Bay finishes first phase of convention expansion
Aug. 20, 2015
MGM Resorts says it finished the first phase of expansion at its Mandalay Bay convention center that added another 350,000 square-feet of space to the venue. The casino company said Wednesday that when ...
Attendees wander by the new Ruby casino slot machines during the Global Gaming Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Sands Expo.
Tighter slot machines might be hurting revenue, industry research suggests
Aug. 20, 2015
Casino markets in many states have tightened their slot machines over the years, and that could be hurting revenues, according to recent industry-backed research. The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers ...
Phil Reed, center, director of operations, and Tim Lorenzen, right, director of security, close the doors on the Las Vegas Club early Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Club, one of downtown’s oldest casinos, closes
Aug. 20, 2015
By the time the Las Vegas Club shut down just after midnight today, there wasn’t much left to which customers and employees could say goodbye. Many parts of the historic casino had already closed ...
An exterior view of SLS Las Vegas.
SLS Las Vegas reports a loss of $48.7 million in second quarter
Aug. 18, 2015
SLS opened last August as a reincarnation of the former Sahara hotel-casino, and its first year has been financially difficult to say the least. The most recent SEC filing reaffirms ...
Talks stall between Caesars, lenders on bankruptcy plan
Aug. 18, 2015
Talks have once again ended between a bankrupt division of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. and its bank lenders as the company aims to get its creditors ...
An artist’s rendering depicts the planned Resorts World Las Vegas at night.
Top Sandoval aide departing to work for casino company
Aug. 17, 2015
One of Gov. Brian Sandoval's top advisers is leaving to work with the company behind the Resorts World casino under construction on the ...
Performers stand onstage during the "Kabuki Spectacle" on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Bellagio. Singers and dancers performed the ancient Japanese storytelling art as the Bellagio Fountains functioned as a massive watery movie screen behind them, displaying animated scenes.
Kabuki show debuts at Bellagio as MGM eyes Japan
Aug. 14, 2015
Las Vegas can be many things to many people, but MGM Resorts International wants leaders and visitors from Japan to know that its resorts are more than gambling hubs. The company, which has long sought to build a resort-casino in Japan, is hosting an elaborate "Kabuki Spectacle" this weekend (it got underway Friday night, with showings Saturday and Sunday nights) on the Las Vegas Strip. Singers and ...
Las Vegas Club in downtown Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
Las Vegas Club sold to owners of the D casino
Aug. 14, 2015
The Las Vegas Club, an aging Fremont Street casino that was partly closed more than two years ago, has been sold to a pair of other downtown casino owners. Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the company that operates ...
A view of the main entryway at the Stratosphere on Thursday, April 5, 2012.
Revenue, earnings up for Stratosphere parent company in 2nd quarter
Aug. 14, 2015
The company that controls the Stratosphere, the two Arizona Charlie’s locations and the Aquarius in Laughlin reported its second-quarter earnings today. The company ...
An exterior view of International Game Technology headquarters at 6355 S. Buffalo Drive on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.
International Game Technology working on deal to sell Las Vegas headquarters
Aug. 14, 2015
CEO Marco Sala said IGT has entered into a letter of intent to sell the southwest valley headquarters, although the company will probably set up a lease-back ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Revenue up 3.5 percent for Boyd Gaming in 2nd quarter
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Harrah's Entertainment coverage

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Las Vegas Sands coverage

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MGM Mirage coverage

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Stations Casinos coverage

Station Casinos’ revenue up 5 percent from second quarter of last year
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Wynn Resorts coverage

Wynn Resorts offers to pay $15 million to exit NV Energy
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