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In this June 6, 2013, photo, a dealer waits as a gambler places chips on a roulette table at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City N.J.
New Jersey lets MGM keep half of Borgata casino
Sept. 10, 2014
New Jersey casino regulators on Wednesday let MGM Resorts back into the Atlantic City casino market. The Casino Control Commission voted to let MGM reclaim its 50 percent ownership of ...
Four things to know about Nevada's infamous 'Black Book'
Four things to know about Nevada's infamous 'Black Book'
Sept. 10, 2014
With the recent addition of Gary Frederick Young to Nevada’s “Black Book” for gambling-related fraud and cheating, here are a few things you should know about the list, courtesy of Karl Bennison, chief of enforcement for the ...
Odds are posted at the LVH sports book during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014.
No need to be intimidated, rookie: Here’s a beginner’s guide to placing sports bets
Aug. 31, 2014
Sports betting can be mystifying to those who've never wagered on a game. But for those who want to get off the sideline, here's a basic introduction on how to start. The first step: Either position yourself in front of the betting board or grab a line sheet to find the team you want to wager on. To the left of the team name, there ...
An aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Nevada casino revenue up slightly in July
Aug. 28, 2014
Nevada casino revenue increased less than 1 percent in July from the same month last year, partly due to continued gains on the Las Vegas Strip. The state Gaming Control Board reported today that ...
This Aug. 25, 2014, picture shows the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. The casino opened its doors Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, and it's the last of five to open in Maryland after lawmakers legalized gambling in the state.
Baltimore’s first casino highlights gaming trend toward urban areas
Aug. 27, 2014
At the Horseshoe Casino's grand opening, showgirls adorned in gold glitter, beaded loincloths, feather headdresses and fuchsia false eyelashes stood atop pedestals in the courtyard, while VIP patrons in high heels and higher hemlines downed glass after glass of champagne. The glitz and glamour Tuesday ...
The neon sign at Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino is shown in this, July 1, 2013, file photo.
Former Caesars exec named CEO of Affinity Gaming
Aug. 26, 2014
Affinity Gaming, a Las Vegas-based casino company with properties in Nevada, Colorado and the Midwest, announced today that it hired a Caesars Entertainment veteran as its new CEO. Michael Silberling is succeeding David Ross ...
A Black Book, a State Gaming Control Board list of people excluded from Nevada casinos, is displayed at the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. At right is a page on former mobster Tony "The Ant" Spilotro, who was removed from the book only after his death.
Only one sure way off the black book
Aug. 24, 2014
John Mealey Jr. wasn’t around to celebrate his recent removal from Nevada’s “black book.” Mealey, who was convicted of cheating at slot machines and card games, was taken off the List of Excluded Persons on July 25 only because he died almost a full year earlier. His case is ...
Boulder Station employee Pat Hadlett atop her ATV which she loves to ride when not a guest services ambassador for slots on Friday, August 15, 2014.  She is pleased to be helping the casino in celebrating its 20th year anniversary.
As Boulder Station marks 20th anniversary, a look at three key employees
Aug. 23, 2014
When Boulder Station opened exactly twenty years ago today, it was down the 515 from a very different Las Vegas: The city was home to less than half a million people, there was no Downtown Project and no one ...
The Fourth of July from atop Allure Las Vegas on Friday, July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. SLS Las Vegas, set to open in August, is pictured here.
SLS signals better times for Las Vegas Strip, broker says
Aug. 21, 2014
The opening of SLS Las Vegas this weekend signals better prospects for development on the Strip, although it probably won’t usher in a pre-recession craze. That was one message delivered Wednesday by ...
Progressive slots link Nevada, New Jersey casinos
Aug. 21, 2014
A long-planned initiative to create bigger jackpots by linking casino slot machines in New Jersey and Nevada is up and running. The New Jersey Gaming Enforcement Division says the progressive slots system links ...
MGM's Gold Strike casino in Tunica, Mississippi recently opened a non-smoking area.
Will Nevada ever see smoke-free casinos?
Aug. 20, 2014
MGM's Gold Strike casino in Tunica, Miss., recently opened a nonsmoking area.
This Wednesday July 23, 2014, photograph shows casinos along the Atlantic City, N.J. boardwalk, from left, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino, with its Chairman Tower, the Showboat Casino Hotel, and the Revel Casino Hotel.
Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore
Aug. 18, 2014
Before summer ends, Revel, Trump Plaza, the Showboat and the Atlantic Club will be shuttered ex-casinos, leaving Atlantic City officials looking for a way to avoid having dark, empty shells on its signature Boardwalk. Analysts and entrepreneurs ...
The Revel casino is seen Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City.
Revel casino to close 8 days earlier than planned
Aug. 15, 2014
The $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel that opened just over two years ago as a hoped-for savior for Atlantic City's flagging casino industry will close a week earlier than ...
An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel tower Monday, March 11, 2013.
Cosmopolitan benefits from gaming revenue boost
Aug. 14, 2014
The company that operates the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas saw year-over-year increases in casino, hotel, entertainment and food and beverage revenues ...
This Dec. 27, 2013, photo shows the exterior of Caesars Atlantic City in Atlantic City N.J., with the Wild West facades of Bally's Atlantic City in the foreground.
8 arrested in daring New Jersey casino heist
Aug. 14, 2014
A recently fired casino security guard used his knowledge of when and where large sums of money would change hands to help plan and pull off a daring robbery that netted more than ...
This Wednesday July 23, 2014, photograph shows casinos along the Atlantic City, N.J. boardwalk, from left, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino, with its Chairman Tower, the Showboat Casino Hotel, and the Revel Casino Hotel.
Atlantic City’s Revel casino still talking with potential bidders
Aug. 13, 2014
A day after announcing it will shut down next month, Revel Casino Hotel told a bankruptcy court judge it is still negotiating with potential buyers. In a notice adjourning an auction of Revel thatt for Thursday, its lawyers say they are engaged in "ongoing negotiations" with...
The login screen of the CG Technology's sports-betting app is displayed on an iPad.
CG Technology’s sports-betting app gets an upgrade
Aug. 12, 2014
CG Technology already gets most of its wagers from a mobile sports betting application, and it hopes a new version will bring in ...
An exterior view of the Red Rock Resort in Summerlin Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Station Casinos earnings rise dramatically
Aug. 12, 2014
Station Casinos, a Las Vegas locals-oriented gaming company whose properties include Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Resort, announced its second-quarter earnings today.

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd Gaming launches mobile sports-betting app
Boyd Gaming announced today the launch of its new mobile sports-betting application. Called B Connected Sports, Boyd’s app is available ...
Chief operating officer leaving Boyd Gaming, won’t be replaced
A top executive at Boyd Gaming is leaving the casino company and will not immediately be replaced. Boyd, based in Las Vegas, announced today the ...
Spending war over online gaming rages among Nevada casino companies
Online gaming remains a divisive issue for Nevada casino companies, which are pouring money into lobbying on the issue while they joust over a potential ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Felice Garcia’s career spans Aguilera, ‘MDQ,’ Betty Boop and Laughlin — and she’s not finished yet
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Strip Scribbles: ‘The Naked Magicians,’ Liam Payne, Wynn, Adelson, Murren
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Singing, joking and grooving to the end, Cook E. Jarr closes with a flourish at Harrah’s
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Las Vegas Sands coverage

Spending war over online gaming rages among Nevada casino companies
Online gaming remains a divisive issue for Nevada casino companies, which are pouring money into lobbying on the issue while they joust over a potential ...
Nevada Supreme Court reverses Adelson defamation ruling
The Nevada Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, has ruled that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson can be sued for defamation for calling one of his ...
Sands president to retire at year's end; Adelson to remain as CEO
As Michael Leven, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands, prepares for retirement at the end of the year, CEO Sheldon Adelson says ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Katy Perry catches beau DJ Diplo’s set at Surrender post-MGM Grand concert
Arriving just shy of 1 a.m. Saturday, Diplo, Katy Perry, her team and their mutual friends made their way into the Encore nightclub. Diplo took ...
Last Friday night, Katy Perry was super fun at MGM Grand
Katy Perry performed “Hot N Cold” in a pink cat costume — she entered the stage atop a ball of purple yarn — and the ...
Kings of Leon, Young the Giant and Kongos at MGM Resorts Village
Kings of Leon, with opening acts Young the Giant and Kongos, brought its Mechanical Bull Tour to MGM Resorts Village, formerly The Lot, across from ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Bingo: Station Casinos hoping an old game can attract a young crowd
Long the domain of the elderly, bingo rooms may not seem like an attractive location for millennials to gamble. But Station thinks a new approach ...
Three things we learned about Las Vegas and the gaming industry in the second quarter
Though casinos did mostly well in Las Vegas during the second quarter this year, it wasn’t because of any nationwide gambling surge. In fact, it ...
Station Casinos earnings rise dramatically
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Wynn Resorts coverage

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Blonde bombshell Jenny McCarthy and new husband Donnie Wahlberg will be here this weekend with his brothers, actor Mark Wahlberg and business executive and chef ...

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