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An exterior view of the NV Energy building in Las Vegas Monday Oct. 20, 2014.
Several big resort companies are working to sever ties with NV Energy
April 10, 2015
Several Las Vegas resort companies and a prominent tech business are seeking approval to obtain their electricity outside of NV Energy, a move that poses questions about ...
Staff place bundles of cash and the championship bracelet on the table after two finalists are determined during the 2014 World Series of Poker main event final table Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at the Rio.
MGM Resorts, Wynn go cashless at poker tables
April 10, 2015
Two major Strip casino operators recently made changes to their poker operations that may reflect a broader push to beef up their anti-money laundering efforts. Effective this month, MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts no longer allow cash at their poker tables. Previously, poker players could use cash without first converting it into chips. Some experts think the change is motivated by ...
Click and ka-ching: Is gaming really the Internet's "killer application"?
Half-truths and absurdities litter the debate over Internet gambling
April 8, 2015
No good arguments or data to support banning online gambling were cited at a Congressional hearing last month.
Police: Laughlin hotel guest threatened to shoot casino security in barricade
April 7, 2015
Authorities say a hotel guest who barricaded himself inside a casino hotel room for hours had threatened to shoot anyone who forced him out. Harrah's casino-hotel in Laughlin called police about ...
Crapped out: Atlantic City’s Revel closed after only two years, but it’s hardly the only victim of a recent wave of similar closures.
Deal to close Tuesday on sale of former Revel casino
April 7, 2015
After nearly nine months of wrangling, failed deals and waiting in vain for a higher price, the sale of Atlantic City's former Revel casino is expected to be finalized ...
A view of the M Resort in Henderson taken from a helicopter May 21, 2012.
Man who killed himself at M Resort believed Henderson casino wronged him
April 6, 2015
A man who fatally shot himself at the M Resort on Easter Sunday revealed in a letter last year that he became suicidal after losing his lifetime buffet pass at the casino ...
Elaine Wynn speaks during a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Rio.
Advisory firm: Don’t vote for Elaine Wynn, other Wynn Resorts nominees
April 6, 2015
An advisory firm has recommended shareholders show their dissatisfaction with the state of affairs at Wynn Resorts in an upcoming election of board members ...
Former Las Vegas Mayor Jan Jones Blackhurst speaks during a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon at the Rio Wednesday, May 8, 2013. She was honored with the chamber's Free Enterprise Award. Jones Blackhurst is executive vice president of communications & government relations for Caesars Entertainment.
Former Las Vegas mayor discusses the future of gaming
April 5, 2015
Jan Jones Blackhurst, former mayor of Las Vegas, discusses gambling over the Internet, the bankruptcy of Caesars Entertainment and the importance of corporate giving, among other topics ...
Sam Nazarian speaks during a press conference at SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
Sam Nazarian returns to SBE Entertainment
April 3, 2015
Sam Nazarian, the businessman who was unable to secure a full gaming license for his role in SLS Las Vegas, is back at the helm of his Los Angeles-based hospitality and entertainment company ...
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announces his retirement in a YouTube video to his supporters Friday, March 27, 2015.
Reid striving to add ban on online gaming to his political legacy
April 3, 2015
With the clock ticking on his remaining time in the Senate, Harry Reid is adding to momentum to ban online gaming. Along with supporters such as Sheldon Adelson, Reid ...
The Revel casino is seen Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City.
Judge OKs sale of Revel casino to Florida developer for $82M
April 2, 2015
Three years to the day after Atlantic City's $2.4 billion Revel casino opened — and seven months to the day after it closed — a bankruptcy court judge approved its sale to a Florida developer for about 4 cents on the dollar. Judge Gloria Burns approved ...
The marquee of the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino stands along the highway Friday, July 29, 2011.
MGM Resorts finalizes sale of Railroad Pass
April 1, 2015
MGM Resorts International has completed its sale of the Railroad Pass casino to a local real estate professional ...
Tapanee "Jib Jib" Songsee deals blackjack at the Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, April 21, 2014.
February gaming revenue down on the Strip, statewide
March 31, 2015
Nevada gaming revenue declined slightly February, driven by a notable drop on the Strip, the state reported today. The Gaming Control Board said casinos won ...
Liaison at Bally’s.
Even without a gay bar, LGBT tourists have options on Strip
March 30, 2015
The fate of Liaison, the Strip’s first gay nightclub inside a casino, exemplifies how difficult it is for a gay venue to become a hit on Las Vegas Boulevard. Liaison closed after less than a year. But that doesn’t mean the Strip has given up catering to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tourists. In fact, Strip resorts long have found success with events geared toward the LGBT market ...
A man takes pictures of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Jan. 12, 2015.
Gaming regulators scold Caesars, calling company’s bankruptcy an embarrassment
March 26, 2015
Caesars executives had to appear before the Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday for approval of some routine matters, and commissioners used it as an opportunity to ...
A man takes pictures of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Jan. 12, 2015.
Nevada casino regulators scold Caesars for bankruptcy
March 26, 2015
Nevada gambling regulators called the bankruptcy of Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s debt-heavy subsidiary an embarrassment and lamented the company's inability to ...
Arizona Charlie's Decatur
Fourth-quarter revenue, income up at Stratosphere parent company
March 26, 2015
The company that owns the Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie’s and the Aquarius in Laughlin, reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings today. The company attributed its net revenue increase for the quarter to ...
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., walk together as Graham and other senators head to the floor at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
In Congress, debate over banning online gaming moves forward
March 25, 2015
In a choose-your-own-facts debate, a Sheldon Adelson-backed bill to ban online gaming got its first airing in Congress with a controversial hearing.

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