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February 8, 2016

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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 ...
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.
The Latest: Cosmopolitan says no parking fees like MGM
Jan. 15, 2016
The Cosmopolitan casino-hotel says it doesn't have plans to follow in MGM Resorts' footsteps and charge for parking on the Las Vegas Strip. The company said Friday that it had no changes planned but ...
This Oct. 24, 2014, photo shows the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City N.J.
Court: Taj Mahal casino rightly ended worker benefits
Jan. 15, 2016
An appeals court ruled Friday that Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino was within its rights to end health insurance and pension benefits to its workers, removing the last major obstacle to billionaire Carl Icahn taking over. The court ruled in favor of the casino's parent company, Trump Entertainment Resorts, which ended ...
The Wynn and Encore on Las Vegas Blvd. on September 30, 2015.
Wynn Resorts expects 4th-quarter revenue drop in Macau, win in Las Vegas
Jan. 15, 2016
Wynn Resorts Ltd. said today it expected to report a steep decline in revenue from its China operations in the fourth quarter of 2015, though it would anticipate a stronger financial performance in ...
The entrance to parking at Bellagio on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, on the Las Vegas Strip.
MGM to start charging for parking at Strip casinos
Jan. 15, 2016
In a city built on luring tourists with cheap thrills and free cocktails, a big part of the Las Vegas Strip will soon slash away its most basic freebie: parking. MGM Resorts International announced Friday that it will become the first ...
The exterior of Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on December 8, 2015.
MGM appoints CEO, CFO for new real estate investment trust
Jan. 14, 2016
MGM Resorts International announced today it has chosen two businessmen with investment banking backgrounds to lead the real estate investment trust into ...
Three executives promoted, one retiring at Boyd Gaming
Jan. 13, 2016
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. The company said today ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

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 ...
Revenue up 3.5 percent for Boyd Gaming in 2nd quarter
Boyd Gaming, the casino company whose Las Vegas area properties include the Orleans, the California and Sam’s Town, reported its second-quarter earnings on Thursday. Revenue ...

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

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 chief: Don’t divert room taxes from convention center to UNLV stadium
MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today he’s not opposed to a stadium plan backed by one of his competitors, as long as it ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Celebrity preview: AC/DC, Awolnation, Lil Wayne, Tyga, Ne-Yo, Curtis Stone, Jose Andres
It’s a culinary weekend, as award-winning chef Jose Andres is joined by Australian hunk star chef Curtis Stone for Dine-N-Dash at SLS Las Vegas. The ...
MGM Resorts outsourcing its parking operations and valet services
Valets at many Strip properties owned by MGM Resorts International will soon start working for a new employer as the casino company outsources its parking ...
To Las Vegans, idea of hockey in the desert isn’t so strange
Las Vegas, a tourist haven in a growing region of more than 2 million residents, has long been shut out of major professional sports, largely ...

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

County approves new Wynn shopping center, convention building and pool at SLS
A new shopping center a and convention building with a rooftop pool and bar are headed to two Strip resorts under separate plans approved today ...
Strip Scribbles: Elvis Presley star, KMA, Mariah Carey, Mark Shunock, Big Boi
The late Elvis Presley received new recognition on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars this morning when the Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley Fan Club ...
Wynn Las Vegas files lawsuit over fee to leave NV Energy
Wynn Las Vegas is suing the Public Utilities Commission over the fee it would have to pay to leave NV Energy and buy power from ...

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