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In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Bankruptcy of debt-heavy Caesars division is complex, lengthy
March 19, 2015
No one said it was going to be easy, and the bankruptcy of Caesars Entertainment's debt-heavy operations arm has been anything but as it appears to be growing even more ...
Steve Cyr in FHM in June 2010.
‘Whale hunter’ Steve Cyr: Still in search of Las Vegas’ biggest bettors
March 19, 2015
Even in the tighten-your-belt Las Vegas economy, high-rollers and VIPs are still invading the Strip every weekend and filling our nightclubs and their coffers with outrageous sums of money spent on dance-floor booths and big-ticket bottle charges.
Elaine Wynn speaks during a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Rio.
Elaine Wynn continues fight to stay on Wynn Resorts board
March 19, 2015
Advancing her ongoing fight to remain on the board of Wynn Resorts, Elaine Wynn today further laid out her case for why stockholders should reject ...
Caesars loses bid to have Delaware lawsuit dismissed
March 18, 2015
A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Caesar's Entertainment Corp. of fraudulently transferring assets of its operating subsidiary to shield them from ...
This Wednesday, March 11, 2015, photo shows Mayor Don Guardian on Atlantic City's Boardwalk — the most valuable spot on the Monopoly board game. The game turns 80 years old on March 19, 2015.
80 years later, how would Atlantic City-based Monopoly look?
March 17, 2015
Monopoly is turning 80. Based on the real-life streets of Atlantic City, Monopoly is one of the world's most popular board games. The greed-driven game, in which competitors try to buy up ...
Caesars dissolves deals with Kansas City Chiefs, others
March 17, 2015
An arm of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. can tear up contracts it had with the Kansas City Chiefs, a Springhill Suites in Louisiana and audio company Monster Inc. that says ...
Trinidad T. of Magna, Utah hit the $10,744,293.40 progressive jackpot on an IGT Megabucks® $1 slot machine at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on March 14, 2015.
Utah woman wins $10.7 million on Megabucks slot at Westgate
March 16, 2015
Westgate Las Vegas officials say a 78-year-old woman has won $10.7 million on a Megabucks slot machine. The casino-hotel's spokeswoman said Trinidad Torres of Magna, Utah put $100 in the ...
Elaine Wynn speaks during a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Rio.
Wynn Resorts battle to oust Elaine Wynn intensifies
March 16, 2015
Wynn Resorts today shed more light on its board’s decision to remove Elaine Wynn from its ranks, while she continued campaigning to keep her seat. In a proxy statement ...
A view of the “Sex and the City”-themed slots in Zynga’s Hit it Rich! game.
Even when dealing free games, the house finds a way to win
March 16, 2015
It sounds paradoxical, but it’s true. Social casino games essentially are free versions of table games and slots that anyone can download on a mobile phone or computer. Typically, users are given free tokens to start, and win or lose tokens as they play. Developers make money when players buy additional tokens. Consider Caesars Interactive’s social poker game as an example: Players receive ...
The Revel casino is seen Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City.
Judge denies $82 million Revel casino sale
March 13, 2015
A bankruptcy judge on Friday denied the sale of Atlantic City's former Revel casino to a Florida developer. That left the $2.4 billion property with no obvious buyer as the summer season approaches and its ...
Kentucky's Marcus Lee, left, and Michigan's Jordan Morgan go after a rebound during the first half of an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis.
Kentucky’s unbeaten season makes Las Vegas squirm
March 11, 2015
The University of Kentucky’s undefeated regular season has Nick Bogdanovich sweating. If the Wildcats don’t lose this year ...
Judge insists Sands China hand over documents to former CEO
March 10, 2015
A Las Vegas Sands subsidiary has been ordered, again, to hand over documents without redactions in an ongoing wrongful termination lawsuit against the company. After an evidentiary hearing that ...
The 550-foot-tall High Roller observation wheel, the tallest in the world, is shown Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The wheel is the centerpiece of the $550 million Linq project, a retail, dining and entertainment district by Caesars Entertainment Corp.
World’s tallest observation wheel falls short on riders
March 9, 2015
The world's tallest observation wheel hasn't quite reached the elevated expectations of its owner. Caesars Entertainment officials have said the High Roller was just shy of ...
In this May 12, 2014, photo, a few vehicles are parked in front of Harrah's Tunica casino in Robinsonville, Miss., before its closure in June 2014.
Caesars seeks to demolish part of former Harrah’s in Tunica
March 6, 2015
A division of Caesars Entertainment Corp. is asking a federal bankruptcy judge for permission to "dismantle and liquidate" part of its shuttered Harrah's casino complex in Mississippi's Tunica County. A Wednesday court filing said Caesars wants to remove five barges that hold a 136,000-square-foot casino in Buck Lake, an oxbow lake of the Mississippi River about 30 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. Caesars didn't ...
Dotty's near Eastern and Serene in Henderson is shown Thursday, March 24, 2011.
Vexing question: When is a casino a big casino?
March 6, 2015
When Becki Johnson’s busy life as a wife, mother and executive assistant gets too hectic, she seeks a break from the madcap modern grind: She plays video keno. But not on the Strip, where the hubbub of cavernous casinos, ebb and flow of boozy strangers, and stampedes of tourists gets on her nerves. Instead, Johnson tries her luck at Dotty’s Gaming & Spirits …
Professional poker player Bryan Micon says he was victimized by authorities in a raid over his affiliation with the poker website Seals With Clubs.
Bitcoin bust: Poker site prompts raid, investigation by Nevada gaming authorities
March 6, 2015
The promoter of an unlicensed online poker site where players gambled in Bitcoin says he was doing nothing wrong. But the Nevada gaming authorities ...
Elaine Wynn speaks during a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Power Luncheon on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Rio.
Elaine Wynn moves to renominate herself to Wynn Resorts board
March 5, 2015
Elaine Wynn pushed back at a decision to remove her from the board of her ex-husband’s resort company today, filing preliminary ...
A rendering shows the $800 million MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.
MGM sets March 24 groundbreaking on $800M Massachusetts casino
March 5, 2015
MGM outlined its construction schedule for an $800 million resort casino in Springfield on Thursday, starting with a March 24 groundbreaking. At a rare Springfield meeting for ...

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