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This July 24, 2014, photo shows several lights burned out in the illuminated facade of the Trump Plaza Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, Tuesday Aug. 5, 2014.
Donald Trump sues to get his name off casinos
Aug. 5, 2014
Donald Trump has a message for the two Atlantic City casinos that still bear his name, five years after he gave up anything to do with ...
Gary Loveman, president, CEO and chairman of Caesars Entertainment, delivers a keynote address during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Las Vegas Convention Center Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
Caesars Entertainment, creditors trade lawsuits
Aug. 5, 2014
Caesars Entertainment’s ongoing financial troubles escalated this week with two lawsuits, one from the casino company alleging that some creditors are trying to force a default and another from creditors alleging Caesars transferred assets fraudulently. The first lawsuit was filed Monday by...
Tourists pose in front of the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
Why Las Vegas has recovered better than Atlantic City since the recession
Aug. 5, 2014
The recession hit gambling destination cities Las Vegas and Atlantic City especially hard, but though Las Vegas has been able to recover, Atlantic City has not, due in large part to ...
This is an exterior photo of the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip.
MGM Resorts returns to profit in 2nd quarter
Aug. 5, 2014
MGM Resorts International, the owner of such iconic Strip properties as the MGM Grand, Bellagio and New York-New York, announced its second-quarter earnings today. The company also has
Tribe, Treasure Island owner partner for Kansas casino
Aug. 4, 2014
An Oklahoma-based tribe is partnering with the owner of a Las Vegas hotel to reopen a track in southeast Kansas and convert it to a casino. Phil Ruffin is owner of Las Vegas' Treasure Island Hotel and Casino and...
The 34.6-acre site of the New Frontier sold for $1.2 billion in 2007.
Australian billionaire planning new Strip casino
Aug. 4, 2014
Australian casino mogul James Packer has acquired the former New Frontier site on the north Las Vegas Strip and plans to build a resort there. Packer, the billionaire chairman of Crown Resorts Ltd., has teamed with...
In this June 6, 2007, file photo, Bally Technologies slot machines are showcased at the Palms hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Scientific Games on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, said it will pay about $3.3 billion to buy slot machine maker Bally Technologies in a cash deal that expands its casino management system portfolio.
Bally move makes it one of two industry ‘behemoths,’ analyst says
Aug. 1, 2014
A $3.3 billion merger between Scientific Games and Bally Technologies will make the newly combined gambling equipment company one of two giants in its industry. It comes on the heels of ...
This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, file photo of an artist rendering provided by MGM Resorts International via The Republican shows part of a proposed casino complex in Springfield, Mass.
MGM Resorts finalizes purchase of 2 Massachusetts properties
Aug. 1, 2014
MGM Resorts International has taken ownership of two city-owned properties in downtown Springfield as it plans to build an $800 million casino there. City and casino officials confirmed Friday that the Las Vegas-based casino giant closed on the...
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Macau casino revenue falls for 2nd straight month
Aug. 1, 2014
Casino revenue in the global gambling mecca of Macau fell for a second straight month in July as Chinese high rollers stayed away because of Beijing's corruption crackdown. Official data released Friday show that revenue fell...
Jose Figueroa of Puerto Rico looks over slot machines in Bally Technologies' Pro Wave cabinets during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
Scientific Games strikes $3.3B deal to buy Bally Technologies
Aug. 1, 2014
Scientific Games plans to pay about $3.3 billion to buy Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies in a deal that would combine makers of gambling equipment ranging from slot machines to instant-win lottery games. The electronic gambling machine maker said Friday that it will pay $83.30 for each share of Bally. That amounts to a 38 percent premium to Bally's closing price of...
James Packer is executive chairman of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited and Australia's richest person.
Billionaire James Packer seeking return to Las Vegas
July 31, 2014
Australian billionaire James Packer is in talks to develop a Las Vegas Strip resort on land once occupied by the New Frontier after buying a piece of a loan backed by ...
The Trump Plaza towers over Vera Coking's three-story rooming house Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Atlantic City. The decrepit boarding home owned by the Atlantic City woman who has been turning down multimillion-dollar offers for the building in the shadow of Trump Plaza since the 1980s is now up for auction.
Home owned by Trump holdout auctioned for $530,000
July 30, 2014
She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person." The woman who became a folk hero for resisting decades-long efforts by big-name developers like Trump to displace her Atlantic City boardinghouse is now 86 and, at last, has sold. The 29-room property Vera Coking and her husband bought...
A view of the lobby following an official opening ceremony for the Downtown Grand in downtown Las Vegas Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.
Downtown Grand names 4 new executives
July 30, 2014
The Downtown Grand has a slate of new executives. Management announced today that Marie Ramsey was hired as chief financial officer; Jeffrey Rabinowitz joined as ...
Suspects in alleged World Cup betting scheme freed from custody
July 29, 2014
A wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme has been let out of jail after his poker-star friends posted his bail and immigration officials cleared his release. Fifty-year-old Wei Seng Phua and...
An exterior view of the Wynn and Encore Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
Wynn Resorts 2nd-quarter profit rises on Las Vegas strength
July 29, 2014
Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s second-quarter earnings increased 57 percent, bolstered by strong results in Las Vegas. The casino operator's adjusted profit topped...
A person plays a table game at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pa., Friday, July 16, 2010.
Cardsharp’s arrest in Pennsylvania is victory for Nevada gaming board
July 29, 2014
For 15 years, Jubreal Chahine has lurked at the illicit edges of the gambling tables, a habitual casino cheat who made his living by an opportunistic sleight-of-hand that landed him top ranking on the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s “most-wanted” list. But this month...
Pedestrians stroll with drinks at the Fremont Street Experience Thursday, July 17, 2014.
Police facing bigger crowds on streets downtown, on the Strip
July 28, 2014
Downtown’s rebirth is gaining so much steam and the way tourists are enjoying Las Vegas is changing so fundamentally that it’s forcing Metro Police to change the way they ...
An exterior view of the Bellagio, June 6, 2013.
Bellagio robber spent stolen cash on prostitutes, hotel room, police say
July 28, 2014
Metro Police said the suspect they arrested in Friday’s robbery at the Bellagio scored up to $45,000 in cash and proceeded to celebrate with a...

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