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February 12, 2016

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Casino promotions: Jan. 31-Feb. 6
Jan. 31, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, addresses the crowd during the Metro Chamber of Commerce annual Preview Las Vegas event Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Cox Pavilion.
Preview 2016: Murren, Faraday exec and others talk about Las Vegas and its future
Jan. 30, 2016
Paid parking on the Strip was not on the agenda at Preview Las Vegas today, but it was hard not to think about when the head of MGM Resorts International took the stage at Cox Pavilion ...
A $100 bill is fed into a slot machine. Slot machines accounted for 63 percent of the  $11.1 billion won by Nevada casinos in 2015, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
Nevada casinos win $11 billion in 2015, up from 2014 levels
Jan. 29, 2016
The house ended up winning about $11.1 billion of all the money gambled in Nevada in 2015 — an increase of 1 percent from 2014 but still below Nevada's peak year in 2007. Las Vegas Strip casinos accounted for most of that, keeping ...
In this photo taken Nov. 23, 2014, visitors walk across the road in front of the Venetian Macao casino resort in Macau.
Las Vegas Sands revenue takes hit from Macau for 4th quarter, full year
Jan. 27, 2016
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that runs the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip in addition to properties in Macau and elsewhere, reported its fourth-quarter and ...
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: Super Bowl will elicit $4.2 billion in mostly illegal bets
Jan. 27, 2016
Americans are poised to wager $4.2 billion on the upcoming Super Bowl 50, with the vast majority of those bets expected to be placed illegally. The American Gaming Association said its sports betting projection for the Feb. 7 championship football game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers represents ...
Geoconda Arguello-Kline, left, secretary-treasurer for Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, and Nevada State Sen. Ruben Kihuen, center, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress, take part in a Culinary Union protest near Trump International Hotel on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Las Vegas. Trump International Hotel workers are not unionized.
Even without endorsing, Culinary Union seeks to be major player in politics and beyond
Jan. 27, 2016
After playing a big role when Democratic candidates last battled each other for their party's presidential nomination, the Culinary Union is staying above the fray this time around. While it made ...
Houses and empty lots in the shadow of the shuttered Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Jan. 26, 2016. Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed taking control of Atlantic City’s troubled finances, a last-ditch effort to stave off bankruptcy in the the once-fabled seaside resort, where casino revenues have fallen by half since 2006.
Gov. Christie calls for state takeover of Atlantic City
Jan. 27, 2016
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday the state will assume vast control over Atlantic City's finances and decision-making, saying the seaside gambling resort is incapable of ...
Casino promotions: Jan. 24-30
Jan. 24, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
Lines stretch toward the door for Super Bowl sports betting at the Westgate Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.
No need to wait until teams are decided to bet Super Bowl
Jan. 23, 2016
Let the betting begin. The Super Bowl teams have yet to be determined, but that hasn't stopped Las Vegas bookies from posting odds on ...
William McBeath, president and CEO of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, makes a few remarks during an event celebrating the resort's new ownership by Blackstone, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.
Cosmopolitan CEO gets final approval for gaming license
Jan. 21, 2016
The Cosmopolitan’s top executive was granted final approval for a gaming license by Nevada regulators today ...
In this Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, photo, workers set up a DraftKings promotions tent in the parking lot of Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., before a game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets.
Mark Cuban calls regulatory challenges to fantasy sports growing pains
Jan. 21, 2016
Fantasy sports entrepreneurs thought they were decamping to friendly territory when they moved their convention from Las Vegas to Dallas after Nevada regulators cracked down on the industry last year. Instead, they were greeted with unpleasant news: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's opinion ...
The Red Rock Casino Resort is shown in the western Las Vegas Valley.
Regulators approve Station Casinos’ proposed initial public offering
Jan. 21, 2016
Nevada regulators today approved Station Casinos’ plan for an initial public offering, allowing the locals gaming giant to move forward with its transition back into a public company. Station, which was taken private …
Ex-casino exec, waitress and gambler charged in slot scheme
Jan. 20, 2016
Officials say a former casino vice president conspired with a cocktail waitress and a gambler to steal over $400,000 from a northeastern Pennsylvania casino. Court documents show Robert Pellegrini, a former executive at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, was charged ...
This July 11, 2014, aerial photo shows the Atlantic City, N.J., beachfront with many of its Boardwalk casinos.
With aid nixed, Atlantic City to consider bankruptcy filing
Jan. 20, 2016
Atlantic City officials are considering asking New Jersey to let the troubled gambling resort file for bankruptcy. Mayor Don Guardian, a Republican, and City Council President Marty Small, a Democrat, met Wednesday with the Democratic Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, asking him to ...
Casino promotions: Jan. 17-23
Jan. 17, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
Gov. Brian Sandoval sits April 17 in his office at the Capitol in Carson City.
Governor reconvening committee to study gaming issues
Jan. 15, 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval announced today he is reconvening the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee to look into ongoing issues in the gaming industry. The committee will bring together ...
Las Vegas man shares in $779,000 Powerball prize
Jan. 15, 2016
A Las Vegas mail carrier has been identified as the winner of a $779,264 Powerball prize from a drawing last week. A news release from the California Lottery said ...
Cars enter MGM Grand on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts International announced Friday that it plans to begin charging visitors for parking this year at some of its properties in Las Vegas.
Pay-to-park in Las Vegas? We’re already doing it
Jan. 15, 2016
Over the holidays, I twice attended Nevada Ballet Theatre’s production of “The Nutcracker” at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts at Symphony Park in downtown Las Vegas. On my way to the valet lane ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Strip Scribbles: Brandon Marshall, Britney Spears, Boyd Gaming expansions
Now that the nearly mandatory trip to Disneyland is out of the way for Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl 50 champions, the Denver Broncos — and ...
Three executives promoted, one retiring at Boyd Gaming
Boyd Gaming Corp. this week announced some major leadership changes, with three people promoted to higher-level positions and one longtime executive retiring later this year. ...
Boyd revenue up 3.3 percent; CEO indicates no interest in fantasy sports
Boyd Gaming, the casino company whose Las Vegas-area properties include Sam’s Town, the Orleans and the California, reported ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Tonight in L.V.: Mariah Carey, Carla Pellegrino, Rita Lim, Improv comedy
Newly engaged superstar Mariah Carey resumes her “#1 to Infinity” residency at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace with nine shows through Feb. 20, including Feb. ...
Tonight in L.V.: ‘Sexxy’ anniversary, ‘Riverdance,’ Blancpain exhibit, Stoney’s Twosdays, Improv comedy
The incredible “Ocean Commitment” exhibition sponsored by Blancpain Fifty Fathoms divers watches opens at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace and continues through Feb. 8 ...
Country girl Meeka Onstead, L.V. girl Erin Green of ‘X Country’ at Harrah’s
There’s a fascinating backstory to the new “X Country” topless show that celebrated its grand opening at Harrah’s this month, and Meeka Onstead, the choreographer ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Former Adelson casino exec takes dismissal case to U.S. court
A former executive in billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's empire is asking a federal court in Nevada to rule on a continuing legal fight over ...
Sheldon Adelson, the NFL and Las Vegas: A perfect match?
Although it hasn't been said that Sheldon Adelson would end up with an ownership state in the Raiders, no one would claim that he doesn't ...
Sands Bethlehem posts records while Asia falls
While the gambling giant's casinos in Macau caused its 2015 net income fall 31 percent to $2 billion, its casino in south Bethlehem posted a ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Mike Tyson’s combination of ‘scripted freestyle’ is back for Round 2 at MGM Grand
Mike Tyson’s introspection, talking of being a husband and parent, has always belied his glowering image as one of the storied heavyweights in boxing history. ...
UFC donates $1M to KMA; Diane Keaton’s wine; ‘Love’ reimagining; L.T.’s 57th at Sapphire
In advance of the Tony Bennett 90th birthday salute planned as a benefit for Keep Memory Alive on May 21, I’m hearing that UFC led ...
Hall & Oates: Great duo, great deal at MGM Grand
Hall & Oates are rightfully billed as a multiplatinum rock duo, but you won’t have to dole out multiplatinum prices to see them play MGM ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Regulators approve Station Casinos’ proposed initial public offering
Nevada regulators today approved Station Casinos’ plan for an initial public offering, allowing the locals gaming giant to move forward with its transition back into ...
Culinary continues to target Deutsche Bank’s ties to Station
The Culinary Union today sought to escalate its latest campaign to pressure Station Casinos by holding a rally in favor of “clean gaming” aimed ...
Station Casinos increases revenue 4.5 percent, reverses 3rd-quarter loss
Station Casinos, the locals-oriented gaming giant whose properties include Red Rock Resort, Green Valley Ranch and Palace Station, reported its third-quarter earnings ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Wynn Resorts revenue down 16 percent in 4th quarter, 25 percent for full year
Wynn Resorts, the company that runs the Wynn and Encore on the Strip as well as property in Macau, reported its fourth quarter and full ...
10 questions with Dave Loeb of ‘Showstoppers’ and UNLV
Six nights a week, Dave Loeb, UNLV professor of music and director of jazz studies, takes to the stage of Encore Theater at Wynn Las ...
Angelina Jolie to produce film about Celine Dion? NASCAR, Wynn, Tropicana, ‘Top Chef’
Would Angelina Jolie’s husband, fellow Oscar winner Brad Pitt, star as impresario showman Rene Angelil, who guided Celine and his rags-to-riches journey to global stardom? ...

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