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February 23, 2019

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One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
Billionaire Carl Icahn wants Caesars Entertainment to sell itself
Feb. 19, 2019
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn disclosed he has taken a 10 percent stake in Caesars Entertainment and is pushing the casino giant to sell itself. The activist investor said he wants ...
Local gambler hits nearly $1.6 million jackpot at Suncoast
Feb. 14, 2019
A Las Vegas area resident won nearly $1.6 million Tuesday while playing a Buffalo Grand slot machine at the Suncoast. The video slot machine landed on the ...
 In this Feb. 10, 2019, photo, Brendan Gaughan walks down pit road during qualifying for the Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Place your bets: NASCAR pushes its chips on sports gambling
Feb. 13, 2019
Brendan Gaughan is the son of a casino magnate and has long grasped the allure of throwing down a few bucks to wager on a sporting event. Heck, Gaughan once bet on himself in Las Vegas to win the 2004 Daytona 500. Gaughan got a stern ...
In this Feb. 4, 2019, photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif.
New Jersey first state to take legal Oscars bets; Nevada still resisting
Feb. 12, 2019
Perhaps you weren't sure — or didn't care — if Gisele Bundchen's husband and the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this month. But you know why ...
Nevada gaming officials hesitant to register paid sports handicappers
Feb. 8, 2019
A proposed bill that would require sports handicappers who sell tips to register with the state could create a bigger problem than the one it seeks to solve. Part of the bill ...
A view of Las Vegas Blvd on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.
Nevada's largest casinos report $1.2 billion loss in fiscal 2018
Feb. 6, 2019
Nevada's largest casinos lost $1.2 billion during the fiscal year that ended June 30 despite seeing record revenues, bringing to an end a two-year streak of posted profits ...
Digital keys through the MGM Resorts mobile app will be available for M Life Card members staying at Bellagio, Aria, Vdara, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Delano Las Vegas, Park MGM and Luxor.
Guests at MGM properties in Las Vegas can access their room using smartphone
Feb. 5, 2019
Guests staying at some MGM Resorts International properties in Las Vegas will now be able to access their room using a smartphone. Digital keys through ...
Gamblers make proposition bets on the 2019 Super Bowl at the Westgate SuperBook Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.
Las Vegas: Charm will keep bettors coming for the Super Bowl
Feb. 3, 2019
Thousands of football fans from around the country converge at Las Vegas casinos every February to place their bets on the Super Bowl's winner, MVP, first touchdown scorer and hundreds of other outcomes. They cheer, boo and ...
A pay table on a slot machine displays a $1 million jackpot in the high-limit slot area at the Cosmopolitan on Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016.
Nevada casinos win $11.9B in 2018, up from 2017 revenue
Jan. 31, 2019
Casinos in Nevada reported $11.9 billion in revenues in 2018, the third-largest total in the state's history that inches the state closer to ...
One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
Caesars revamping, renaming player loyalty program
Jan. 30, 2019
Caesars Entertainment is introducing Caesars Rewards as the next step in its player loyalty program effective Friday, capitalizing on the brand’s name recognition and replacing its ...
A view of the Encore and Wynn resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, Dec. 26, 2017.
Resorts World to change design as part of Wynn settlement
Jan. 29, 2019
Resorts World Las Vegas will change its design as part of a settlement with Wynn Resorts over the similarities of their buildings. KSNV-TV reports Wynn Resorts and ...
Brent Musburger tapes a show at the Vegas Stats & Information Network studio, at the South Point in Las Vegas on Aug. 11, 2017.
Brent Musburger calls CBS Sports boss' line against Super Bowl gambling talk 'ridiculous' and 'stupid'
Jan. 26, 2019
The Patriots are 2 1/2-point favorites against the Rams in Super Bowl LIII. See? That wasn't very hard, was it? Yet you apparently won't hear about that from Jim Nantz or ...
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the championship trophy after the AFC title game against the Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo.
Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but the NFL wants them gone
Jan. 22, 2019
Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual athletes. But if the National Football League had its way, bets on ...
In this Sept. 28, 2018, photo, a dealer pushes a stack of chips toward a gambler at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City N.J. The Ocean Resort and the Hard Rock casino both mark their 100th day of operation on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Atlantic City casino revenue up, but newbies hurt others
Jan. 21, 2019
Two reopened casinos and half a year of sports betting helped push Atlantic City's casino revenue up 7.5 percent in 2018 to nearly $2.86 billion ...
A Minnesota man hit a $617,000 jackpot while playing a Seinfeld slot machine at the Cosmopolitan on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, the casino reported.
Another big jackpot hits at the Cosmopolitan
Jan. 18, 2019
Another lucky slot player at the Cosmopolitan has hit a major jackpot. On Thursday evening, a Minnesota man hit the top prize of $617,000 on just his second spin on a ...
Maryland explores quick way to approve sports betting
Jan. 17, 2019
Maryland lawmakers are exploring a quick way to approve sports betting this year, but it's unclear if they will be able to do it without voter approval in 2020. Voters endorsed a constitutional amendment allowing casinos in 2008, but any ...
A rendering of the sports book at Circa, expected to open in 2020.
Accelerating the evolution of the Las Vegas sports book
Jan. 17, 2019
There were plenty of surprises last week when downtown developer Derek Stevens rolled out his ambitious plans for the Circa Resort & Casino, but the images and details surrounding its multi-level, stadium-style ...
U.S. gambling operators have 90 days to comply with new rules
Jan. 15, 2019
The Department of Justice will wait 90 days to implement a legal opinion that will affect online gambling. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued a memo saying ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd Gaming takes title to Pennsylvania casino
Boyd Gaming Corp., owner of two dozen casinos nationwide, on Monday completed its $280.5 million acquisition of Valley Forge Casino Resort and said it plans ...
MGM, Boyd teaming up to offer online gaming
MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming are teaming up to offer online gaming. The initiative, which includes sports betting, poker and other casino games, will ...
$11.8 million Megabucks jackpot hit at Fremont
A visitor from Southern California hit an $11.8 million Nevada Megabucks jackpot Tuesday night at the Fremont Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas. Rodolfo ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Photos: A look inside the remodeled rooms at Harrah's on the Strip
Take one step into the newly renovated rooms at Harrah’s and the upgrades are obvious: The design appears to be bold and sophisticated tones with ...
Police investigating theft of gaming chips from Strip casino
Metro Police say they are looking for three people who stole chips from a Las Vegas Strip casino Wednesday night. Detectives are investigating the incident, ...
Caesars Entertainment emerges from bankruptcy with $2 billion in cash
Caesars Entertainment has completed the bankruptcy process, the company announced Friday, ending two-plus years of legal and financial uncertainty. ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

MSG Sphere project calls for bars, museum, private suites, new Monorail stop
The MSG Sphere Las Vegas could have seven interior levels, a museum, private suites, retail shops, luxury seating areas, taverns and more in about 600,000 ...
Japan Parliament OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts
Japan's parliament today approved a contentious law allowing up to three casino resorts to open in this wealthy nation and possibly lure more foreign ...
Construction to start on MSG Sphere arena this summer
The planned MSG Sphere Las Vegas arena project is slated to break ground this summer, Madison Square Garden Co. Chief Executive Officer Jim Dolan said. ...

MGM Mirage coverage

MGM, Wynn make Forbes list for diversity
Two Las Vegas gaming companies made this year’s Forbes list of the top U.S. employers for diversity. MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts ranked 263rd ...
MGM's Murren says feds' Wire Act opinion is perplexing, unenforceable
The opinion marks a reversal for the department, which under the Obama administration said online gambling within states that does not involve sporting events ...
Monorail extension delay continues, unlikely to be ready before Las Vegas Stadium opens
Construction of the monorail extension has been estimated in the past at 18 months — the exact time period remaining on the construction of Las ...

Stations Casinos coverage

CCSD welcomes latest Station Casinos donation for at-risk schools
Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara praised Station Casinos on Tuesday for its $110,000 donation to the district, which will be divided among 11 ...
Red Rock Resorts 2nd-quarter revenue up 1.5 percent
Red Rock Resorts, the parent company of Station Casinos, generated $416.2 million in second-quarter revenue, an increase of 1.5 percent compared to the same ...
Photos: Palace Station’s 2-year modernization project is almost done. Here’s a look
Palace Station’s $192 million modernization is nearly complete, enhancing the flagship Station Casinos property with upgrades to amenities, gaming and dining. The ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

MGM, Wynn make Forbes list for diversity
Two Las Vegas gaming companies made this year’s Forbes list of the top U.S. employers for diversity. MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts ranked 263rd ...
Resorts World to change design as part of Wynn settlement
Resorts World Las Vegas will change its design as part of a settlement with Wynn Resorts over the similarities of their buildings. KSNV-TV reports Wynn Resorts and ...
Resorts World: Building will look different from Wynn, Encore
The company building a multibillion-dollar casino-resort with a modern Asian flair on the Las Vegas Strip defended itself in court filings this week arguing it ...