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April 20, 2014

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Thousands of Las Vegas casino workers holding strike vote
March 27, 2014
Union members were voting Thursday whether to authorize a strike if ongoing bargaining doesn't yield a new contract with 10 downtown Las Vegas casinos, a bar and...
Assemblyman Joseph Hogan and Dr. Sarann Knight Preddy celebrate as they participate in a Bridge of Peace Ceremony of Reconciliation and Healing at the Elks Lodge on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. It was a highlight during A Moulin Rouge Affair sponsored by the Harrison House.
Events honor historic 1960 accord that ended segregation on Strip
March 27, 2014
As Nevadans are celebrating the state’s history and making giant cakes for the 150th Anniversary, the Harrison House, Nevada Black Historical Society and other organizations wanted to make sure the history of blacks in Nevada was ...
Caesars to shutter Harrah’s casino in Mississippi, lay off up to 1,300 workers
March 26, 2014
The closing comes after years of relentless decline in gambling revenue in the Tunica area, brought on by increased competition and less spending because of ...
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.
Nevada delegation warily eyes latest push to ban online gaming
March 25, 2014
The Nevada delegation doesn't agree with the latest effort by a pair of Republicans to roll back online gaming to the days when it was totally illegal. But they won't dismiss...
A man plays an "Avatar"-themed video slot machine by International Game Technology (IGT) during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
Las Vegas slot maker IGT to cut 350 jobs, save $80 million
March 25, 2014
Slot machine maker International Game Technology said Tuesday it will eliminate 7 percent of its jobs, or about 350 positions, in response to...
A sample poker game is played on the Ultimate Gaming website, in Las Vegas, April 29, 2013. Ultimate Gaming began offering Internet gambling in Nevada in early 2013.
Firm cuts US online gambling estimate 30 percent
March 25, 2014
Morgan Stanley lowered its estimate of the U.S. Internet gambling market on Tuesday to $3.5 billion by 2017, down from a previous forecast of $5 billion. The Wall Street firm cited...
Unions gearing up for casino strike vote
March 25, 2014
Members of the Culinary and Bartenders unions are set to vote later this week on whether to authorize a strike. The vote is set for...
The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay.
Officials OK $500K fine in Mandalay Bay drug, prostitution sting
March 21, 2014
Nevada gambling regulators have signed off on a half-million-dollar fine for the Mandalay Bay resort amid accusations that employees at an upscale lounge there provided prostitutes and drugs to undercover officers.
Trainer Steve Asmussen, right, leads Kentucky Derby hopeful Quintons Gold Rush and exercise rider Scott Blasi off the track after a morning workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., April 28, 2004.
Allegations of racehorse abuse being investigated
March 20, 2014
Racing Hall of Fame-nominated trainer Steve Asmussen and his top assistant are being investigated by thoroughbred racing regulators in New York and Kentucky after an animal rights group alleged they mistreated horses. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals provided video evidence from ...
Dice roll across the craps table during the opening of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Can South Korea become the next Vegas or Macau?
March 20, 2014
A signboard for a casino is set at its planned site in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Caesars, Lippo to open casino resort in South Korea
March 18, 2014
South Korea said a consortium of Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment and Indonesia's Lippo conglomerate has received a preliminary license to build a casino-resort near the country's largest airport, stepping up competition among Asian countries to...
Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members make their voices heard outside the downtown casinos on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.
Union workers considering strike at nearly all downtown casinos
March 18, 2014
Las Vegas hotel workers are weighing whether to authorize their leaders to call a strike at nearly all downtown casinos and several...
Pallbearers carry the casket of John Davis "Jackie" Gaughan into St. Viator Catholic Church for a memorial mass in Las Vegas on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2014.
Family, friends say goodbye to a Las Vegas legend
March 17, 2014
Long before most of the guests at the funeral of Jackie Gaughan began streaming into St. Viator Catholic Church, Gaughan’s Irish heritage played out in the church parking lot. There, a solitary musician tuned his bagpipes. The sound carried over the church’s asphalt expanse as a fitting tribute to ...
Jackie Gaughan is a man of the people, which is why he still plays cards among them. Mike Nolan, general manager and COO of the El Cortez, says this of the old days, when he and Jackie used to make the rounds on Fremont: "Any customer, any employee could go up and talk to Jackie any time they wanted. And that was the difference. A lot of owners back then didn't even live in this town, but Jackie was right here."
Even if he didn’t have the best hand, if he was playing, Jackie Gaughan was winning
March 16, 2014
“He played fairly loose and didn’t win very often, because to him money was no object. He was into the social aspect of it. He would stay in every single hand. Even when he was slipping at the end, he was a regular player and the people loved him. He was one of the legends,” an employee at the El Cortez says of Jackie Gaughan, who died last week at age 93.
Las Vegas is heaven for NCAA tourney watchers and bettors
March 16, 2014
Need a place to watch the tournament? Or an interesting way to bet the tournament? We've got you covered ...
The Fresno State mascot performs during their Mountain West Conference tournament game against New Mexico Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won 93-77.
Las Vegas has everything, except NCAA Tournament games
March 14, 2014
M Resort's Marnell named to Nevada Athletic Commission
March 12, 2014
Gov. Brian Sandoval has named Las Vegas gaming executive Anthony Marnell III to the state Athletic Commission that regulates boxing and other unarmed combat events.
The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay.
Mandalay Bay agrees to settle prostitution, drug allegations
March 12, 2014
Mandalay Bay has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine to settle a complaint that employees at the House of Blues Foundation Room provided drugs and prostitutes to undercover agents in 2012. A five-count complaint by the state Gaming Control Board, released Tuesday, said at least 10 employees and at least five non-employees provided drugs and prostitutes and set up an area for sexual activity to take place. The alleged activity took place over a two-month period and involved...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd Gaming, IGT team on progressive jackpot network in Nevada, New Jersey
Las Vegas-based slot maker IGT this afternoon announced it was rolling out the nation’s first multistate progressive jackpot network. Powerbucks is being released at Boyd ...
Boyd Gaming narrows loss to $47.3 million in 4th quarter
Boyd Gaming, a Las Vegas-based company, reported its fourth-quarter earnings today.
Boyd CEO demolishes myth that regulated online gambling will cannibalize land-based casino revenue

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Jason Alexander’s new one-man show at Harrah’s reveals ‘Seinfeld’ secrets, pokes fun at Las Vegas
Producer Seth Yudof told me: “He also does a Q+A session with the audience about the 14 years of ‘Seinfeld.’ It’s really funny. He’s really ...
Chefs Week: Kerry Simon to open downtown Las Vegas restaurant next month
Kerry has taken over the old John E. Carson Hotel for his innovative cuisine at Carson Kitchen: “I have long wanted to open a true ...
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Las Vegas Sands coverage

Las Vegas Sands donating $7 million to bolster UNLV hospitality program
UNLV officials this morning announced a $7 million donation from the Las Vegas Sands Corp. to help build a new academic building for the hotel ...
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MGM Mirage coverage

MGM, Hakkasan form partnership to build, manage luxury hotels worldwide
MGM Resorts International and Hakkasan Group are partnering in a joint-venture to develop luxury hotels around the globe. Formation of MGM Hakkasan Hospitality was announced ...
Photos: Alex Pettyfer re-creates ‘Magic Mike’ at Beacher’s Madhouse minus supermodel ‘wifey’
Hunky British actor Alex Pettyfer, who stripped down in “Magic Mike” alongside Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, re-created the same hi-jinx while celebrating his 24th ...
Preview: Stars offer up-close auction items for annual Keep Memory Alive gala at MGM Grand
This year’s glittering event is a salute to Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Hosted by Sir Michael Caine, Quincy Jones and Kenny Ortega, the night also ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Station Casinos ends year strong but still loses $104 million in 2013
Station Casinos, a Las Vegas-based operator of 15 locals casinos in Southern Nevada, reported its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings today.
Online poker starting to pad companies' bottom line
It’s still too early to tell how profitable online poker will be, but trailblazing gaming companies are beginning to generate revenue from their Internet investments.
Station Casinos says payroll taxes, Obamacare drag on Las Vegas economy
Las Vegas-based Station Casinos, operator of 15 locals casinos in Southern Nevada, reported its third-quarter earnings today.

Wynn Resorts coverage

Strip Scribbles: Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jerry Lewis, Wolfgang Puck and Criss Angel
I’ll be filming today a version of my old show “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” touring unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s three Las ...
Celebrity preview: Country’s biggest stars, ACM Awards, Michael Jordan, Rob Thomas and Teller’s ‘Tempest’
If country music and its superstars are not your cup of tea, then you’ve got a cornucopia of comedians and illusionist Teller’s magical version of ...
Strip Scribbles: Teller’s ‘Tempest’ triumph; Michael Jordan’s golf benefit; George Clooney’s tequila
Teller hosts his star-studded premiere and celebration Saturday at the new 500-seat tent theater in Symphony Park outside the Smith Center, and even with “The ...

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