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April 28, 2016

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J.D. Morris

Gaming Reporter

After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2014, J.D. moved to Nevada to be a reporter for the Sun. Previously, he spent four years working for Berkeley's student newspaper, The Daily Californian, where he was the managing editor his final year. He has also reported for The Orange County Register as an intern. He grew up in Salinas and Bakersfield, Calif.

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Tropicana owner Penn National gaming grows revenue, earnings in first quarter
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Penn National Gaming, the casino company that owns the Tropicana and operates M Resort, reported its first-quarter earnings today ...
Raiders owner willing to spend $500 million on move to Las Vegas
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said today he was serious about moving his team to Las Vegas and offered a half-billion-dollar pledge for a proposed ...
With new corporate name, Station Casinos IPO raises more than $531 million
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Shares of Red Rock Resorts Inc., the new corporate name of Station Casinos, began publicly trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market today after the company raised more than $531 million in ...
Boyd Gaming revenue grows but earnings fall in 1st quarter
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The biggest developments on Boyd’s radar right now are its recently announced acquisitions of three casinos: the Aliante in North Las Vegas, and the valley’s two Cannery properties. The company ...
Boyd Gaming buying Cannery casinos in valley for $230 million
Monday, April 25, 2016
Boyd Gaming Corp., fresh off its announcement last week that it would acquire the Aliante casino, said it has reached an agreement to buy the Las Vegas assets of ...
Boyd Gaming to purchase Aliante casino for $380 million
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Boyd Gaming Corp. announced today that it has reached an agreement to buy the Aliante casino in North Las Vegas for $380 million. In purchasing ...
Marnell Gaming gets final OK to buy Nugget in Sparks
Thursday, April 21, 2016
State gaming regulators today granted final approval to Marnell Gaming LLC’s acquisition of the Nugget casino in Sparks. The Nevada Gaming Commission signed off on the company’s purchase of the Northern Nevada property for ...
Stevens brothers purchase more property on Fremont Street
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Downtown Las Vegas casino owners Derek and Greg Stevens today announced they bought more real estate on Fremont Street ...
Commission to kick light-rail conversations into high gear
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Plans to bring light rail to Las Vegas are moving forward, at least for now. Proponents of the transit technology are pushing it as a way to better connect McCarran International Airport with the Strip and downtown Las Vegas. Officials have not yet resolved one of the proposal’s biggest uncertainties — how it would be funded — but they have started to make some progress on the general concept ...
Las Vegas Sands revenue, earnings fall in 1st quarter
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that runs the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip, as well as properties in Macau, Singapore and Pennsylvania, reported ...
Shares of MGM real estate subsidiary up 4.8 percent on first day of trading
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Shares of MGM Resorts International’s new real estate subsidiary were up 4.8 percent today at the close of their first day of public trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The Las Vegas-based casino operator announced ...
Slots? Not. Why gaming isn’t key part of some new Strip attractions
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Park. T-Mobile Arena. The Linq promenade. The proposed Paradise Park at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. What do they have in common? Their development stemmed from one factor: The decrease in …
MGM’s new real estate subsidiary prices IPO at high end of expectations
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
MGM Resorts International said today that the initial public offering of its new real estate subsidiary has been priced at $21 per share, raising gross proceeds of ...
Golden Entertainment buying more Montana gambling machines for $25 million
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment Inc. announced today that it has moved to acquire its second line of gambling devices in Montana for about $25 million, a transaction that the company said will ...
Fishing for new customers, Orleans recasts its food offerings
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Now nearly 20 years old, the Orleans has carved out a solid niche in the Las Vegas gaming market, but Boyd officials want the new restaurants to attract more foodies, millennials, locals and …
$1.1 billion sale of Crystals mall has closed
Friday, April 15, 2016
The $1.1 billion sale of the Crystals mall on the Las Vegas Strip has closed, MGM Resorts International announced today. CityCenter Holdings LLC revealed last month that it was selling the luxury mall, known formally as ...
Sandoval: Raiders owner Davis sincere about possible move to Las Vegas
Friday, April 15, 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval says he believes Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is seriously interested in moving the team to Las Vegas, and the governor is all for it. Sandoval recently met with Davis, and he told the Las Vegas Sun in an interview on Wednesday that the encounter left a good impression on him. Although the governor wouldn't discuss details of his ...
RTC board adopts major transportation investment plan
Thursday, April 14, 2016
A sweeping, long-term plan to drastically improve transit in the Las Vegas area was adopted today by the board of the Regional Transportation Commission. The Transportation Investment Business Plan ...
Analysis: Stadium near McCarran shouldn’t be derailed by height issues
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Plans for a domed 65,000-seat football stadium near McCarran International Airport likely will not be derailed by conflicts over the facility’s height ...
Larry Ruvo, Caesars employees honored for giving back
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Local businessman Larry Ruvo and numerous Caesars Entertainment Corp. employees were honored for their philanthropy and volunteerism today by Gov. Brian Sandoval and some top Caesars executives. Sandoval presented Ruvo with the inaugural Caesars Community Hero award, which ...
Longtime Las Vegas Sands board member Michael Leven retires
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Las Vegas Sands Corp. said today that former president Michael Leven has decided to retire from the company’s board of directors. The casino operator told the Securities and Exchange Commission that ...
Officials approve $42 million to implode old Riviera
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
It’s official: Two hotel towers at the shuttered Riviera will be subject to separate implosions in June and August, more than a year after the historic resort closed its doors. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ...
Steve Wynn making rare return to Mirage for gaming conference
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
More than a quarter century after Steve Wynn kicked off a new chapter in Las Vegas history with the opening of his flashy Mirage resort, he will return to the iconic property for a public reflection of sorts. The casino mogul is set to give a special keynote address at the outset of a major four-day gambling conference at the Mirage in June. Organizers ...
Hurry back: 5 things we know about people who visited Las Vegas last year
Friday, April 8, 2016
Las Vegas tourists gambled a little bit more in 2015 than in the year before, but they also spent substantially more on rooms, food, drinks and shows, according to a recent report from the ...
Las Vegas Sands agrees to pay $9 million to settle SEC charges
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Las Vegas Sands Corp. has agreed to pay a $9 million civil penalty to settle charges that it broke the law by neglecting to appropriately authorize or document millions ...
Wynn Resorts announces major Las Vegas expansion project
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Steve Wynn intends to transform the golf course behind his Las Vegas resorts into an expansive new development that includes a 38-acre lagoon attraction accompanied by a 1,000-room hotel tower, a small casino, restaurants, nightlife and meeting space. Wynn, chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts Ltd., revealed the plans ...
Marnell Gaming gets initial OK to buy Nugget casino in Sparks
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Marnell Gaming LLC today received the first approval it needs from state gaming regulators to acquire the Nugget casino in Sparks. The Gaming Control Board ...
Former Sparks Nugget ownership fined $1 million over money laundering violations
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
The former ownership of the Nugget casino in Sparks has been hit with a $1 million civil penalty for “egregiously and willfully” violating ...
Wynn Resorts expects 1st-quarter revenue in Macau to be down again
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Wynn Resorts Ltd. said today it expected its first-quarter results to again show substantially lower revenue from the company’s Macau operations, though Las Vegas revenue could be slightly higher than a year ago. The company released preliminary earnings results ...
MGM celebrates opening of the Park entertainment district
Monday, April 4, 2016
MGM Resorts International today celebrated the opening of its Park dining and entertainment district, which officials praised for bringing a new kind of public space to the bustle of ...
Unions certified to represent workers at Trump International Hotel
Monday, April 4, 2016
A federal labor official has certified the Culinary and Bartenders unions as the legal collective bargaining representatives at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, per a recent decision that ...
A walk in the Park: A guide to Las Vegas’ newest attraction
Monday, April 4, 2016
MGM Resorts International’s new dining and entertainment district, the Park, opens today, injecting a swath of nature into the built-up landscape of the Las Vegas Strip. The $100 million district between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, both of which are owned by MGM Resorts, represents a major step in an ongoing evolution in the resort corridor. Like Caesars Entertainment’s Linq Promenade ...
Baccarat blues: How one game is affecting Las Vegas casino revenue
Friday, April 1, 2016
Statewide, February gaming revenue rose more than 8 percent compared to the year before in Nevada, as casinos benefited from a popular Super Bowl and an extra day ...
In-N-Out to open at the Linq this year
Thursday, March 31, 2016
In-N-Out Burger will open its first location on the Las Vegas Strip later this year at the Linq promenade. Caesars Entertainment, which owns the Linq, announced that the wildly popular California burger chain will open ...
Parking will cost $10 or more at some spots near new arena
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Customers attending events at the new T-Mobile Arena will need to pay at least $10 to park in certain spots nearby, according to MGM Resorts International. Starting with ...
Las Vegas Sands names Sheldon Adelson’s son-in-law CFO
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Las Vegas Sands Corp. announced today that it has appointed Patrick Dumont, son-in-law of CEO Sheldon Adelson, as the company’s chief financial officer. Dumont, 41, has held various leadership roles since ...
Riviera too big to implode all at once, official says
One hotel tower likely to come down in June, the other in August
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The hotel towers at the shuttered Riviera will likely each face two separate implosion dates: one in June and the other in August. That’s according to ...
Elaine Wynn accuses ex-husband of ‘reckless behavior’ in fight over Wynn Resorts shares
Monday, March 28, 2016
Elaine Wynn today unleashed a series of fresh allegations against her ex-husband, Wynn Resorts Ltd. CEO Steve Wynn, as she continued legal efforts to dissolve ...
New stadium would help UNLV become a top-tier school, president says
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Majestic Realty Co. are publicly airing their plans for a 65,000-seat football stadium for the first time today before a key infrastructure panel ...
Q+A: Director of UNLV Center for Gaming Regulation has global vision
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Andre Wilsenach knew very little about the casino industry when, in the 1990s, he was named to a panel examining whether South Africa should legalize gambling. Now he is ...
Stratosphere owner grows revenue, profit for fourth quarter and all of 2015
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
American Casino said in a statement that its net revenue increase was driven by revenue growth from slot and table games as well as ...
Dueling polls show public support for convention center, stadium
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Debate about whether public money should support an expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center or the construction of a new football stadium on land owned by ...
Calls to beef up border security after Brussels attacks loom over Las Vegas economy
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Belgium prompted public discussion about whether the United States should react in ways that could have a major impact on Southern Nevada's ...
MGM real estate subsidiary files for initial public offering
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
MGM Resorts International’s new real estate subsidiary, which will own 10 of the company's properties, filed a registration statement for an initial public offering today. MGM Growth Properties LLC said ...
IGT grows revenue, reports $73.5 million profit in 4th quarter
Friday, March 18, 2016
Slot machine and lottery company International Game Technology reported its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings on Thursday. The company was created by the $6.4 billion merger between Gtech, an Italian lottery operator, and ...
CityCenter’s Shops at Crystals selling for $1.1 billion
Friday, March 18, 2016
The luxurious Crystals mall on the Las Vegas Strip is being sold to two real estate companies for about $1.1 billion, its owners announced today. CityCenter ...
Some casinos won’t report earnings to SEC anymore under new regulation
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Certain privately owned casinos, such as the Cosmopolitan and SLS Las Vegas, will no longer have to report their earnings publicly because of a new regulation passed today by ...
Caesars CEO gets licensed by Nevada Gaming Commission
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Caesars Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Frissora was granted a license from state gaming regulators today after responding to concerns about his record at his last job and ...
MGM Resorts gets final OK for real estate reorganization
Thursday, March 17, 2016
MGM Resorts International today won final approval from state regulators for some reorganization moves related to the casino operator’s plan to create a new company that will ...
Making tracks: Light-rail proposal for Maryland Parkway is moving forward
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Regardless of what happens with light rail on the Las Vegas Strip, plans that could produce a similar system on Maryland Parkway are moving full speed ahead. Officials seem inclined to support the light rail option, and they're not waiting to see whether ...

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