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September 24, 2017

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An exterior photo of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2017. The New York state government and the Seneca tribe — who once tossed burning tires on the New York State Thruway during a conflict over state taxes — are once again at odds, after the tribe stopped making contractual payments to the state from its casinos in June.
New York’s bet on new casinos has yet to hit jackpot
Sept. 24, 2017
This was to be a year of celebration for New York’s booming gambling industry, with gleaming new casinos opening, rapturous bettors flocking in and a win-win for the state, with a torrent of new taxes pouring into government coffers at no cost to anyone but ...
Couples watch the show at Bellagio Fountains on Monday, March 16, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.
‘Show’ time: MGM Resorts’ new ad campaign impresses the experts
Sept. 22, 2017
The first ad in MGM Resorts International’s massive new “Welcome to the Show” campaign featured cinema-like video of the company’s properties and attractions interspersed with written text such as “Mankind was not born to be bored” and “We invented MGM to entertain the human race.” What it didn’t ...
Sandoval seeks review of gaming, marijuana industry relationship
Sept. 20, 2017
Gov. Brian Sandoval wants the state to take another look at the relationship between the gaming and legal marijuana industries in Nevada. He has issued an order for ...
This image provided by MGM Resorts International shows an architectural rendering of a casino proposed for Bridgeport, Conn., announced on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, by MGM Resorts International and The RCI Group.
New MGM casinos in Northeast would be only 90 minutes apart
Sept. 20, 2017
Whether or not MGM succeeds in opening a casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says the Bay State will hold the company and Wynn Resorts to commitments both operators have made here. MGM has proposed ...
A stack of $50,000 tournament chips await a poker player before the start of the 2017 World of Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio Convention Center on Saturday, July 8, 2017.
Q+A: WSOP.com marks four years of online poker
Sept. 19, 2017
One of only two remaining online poker providers in Nevada, WSOP.com is celebrating its fourth anniversary today. The company began operating on Sept. 19, 2013, several months after the Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Bill 114 and Gov. Sandoval signed it into law ...
This image provided by MGM Resorts International shows an architectural rendering of a casino proposed for Bridgeport, Conn., announced on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, by MGM Resorts International and The RCI Group.
MGM announces plans for a new casino in Connecticut
Sept. 18, 2017
MGM Resorts International revealed plans on Monday for a $675 million waterfront casino in Connecticut's largest city, the latest salvo in a competition with two Native American tribes that run two of the world's largest casinos in the southeastern part of the state. MGM is already building ...
WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Grennady Golovkin, left, of Kazakhstan and Canelo Alvarez of Mexico celebrate after a 12-round title fight at T-Mobile Saturday Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.
Controversial GGG-Canelo decision prompts Las Vegas refunds
Sept. 18, 2017
Large bets for as much as $500,000 showed up on Gennady Golovkin at Las Vegas sportsbooks in the final hours before Saturday's title fight against Canelo Alvarez. They ...
The Hotel Estoril, built in 1962, in Macau, Aug. 29, 2017. The hotel’s construction marked a transition in Macau from opium-filled gambling dens to casino resorts aimed at a wider public. A redevelopment plan for the hotel has been stalled for two years, mostly because of opposition from young activists.
A debate over a defunct casino — and over Macau’s identity
Sept. 12, 2017
What will become of Lady Luck? In 2015, officials in Macau announced that they planned to redevelop the 1962 Hotel Estoril, the former Portuguese colony’s first modern-style casino resort, which features a mosaic on its concrete facade depicting ...
Madonna performs at her "Rebel Heart Tour" concert Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Slot players to get ‘Into the Groove’ with Madonna-themed game
Sept. 12, 2017
Get ready to dust off your old "Material Girl" puns when you go to a casino next year, because Madonna will become the latest celebrity to grace the front of a slot machine. ...
Woman hits $787,000 jackpot on penny slot machine
Sept. 7, 2017
A Texas woman hit a $787,842 jackpot this week on a penny slot machine at Harrah’s. Janet Redwine of Coppell, Texas, hit the big prize on ...
The Cromwell opens its new sports book on Aug. 22, 2017.
Gaming roundup: Sports books remodeled in time for football season
Sept. 7, 2017
Not all of the news surrounding the gaming industry in Las Vegas involves big deals like the sale of the Fontainebleau. In addition to the multimillion-dollar transactions, there have been many recent announcements from ...
Football fans watch games during NFL opening day at the Red Rock Resort's race and sportsbook Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.
Start of the NFL season is big for some books, not others
Sept. 6, 2017
Football fans aren’t the only ones looking forward to the start of the NFL regular season on Thursday. The sports books in Las Vegas have also been preparing for the end of the six-month pigskin drought. While ads for NFL betting contests and promotions are everywhere, sports book executives differ on just how important this week is in terms of business. For some, like the books at Caesars Entertainment properties or the Westgate, the first week is a fairly big deal. “The first week, it’s all hands on deck,” said Bill Sattler, the director of ...
Owner of Golden Nugget buying the Houston Rockets
Sept. 5, 2017
Restaurant and casino owner Tilman Fertitta has agreed to buy the Houston Rockets from Leslie Alexander. Terms were not released and must be approved by the NBA Board of Governors. The deal includes ...
A look at the new expansion at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas, Friday Sept. 1, 2017.
Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas debuts expansion
Sept. 1, 2017
The expansion is not the only project the Stevens' are working on. They are also in midst of demolishing structures they purchased across the street from the Golden Gate in order to clear the way for ...
Pedestrians are shown on the Las Vegas Strip Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.
Paced by decline on Strip, state gaming revenue falls in July
Aug. 30, 2017
In the rest of Clark County locations, however, revenue rose in July. Downtown Las Vegas saw an increase of 7.84 percent, North Las Vegas’ numbers rose ...
Yumeshima, an artificial island in Osaka Bay, remains the most talked-about candidate for a casino in Japan.
Competition to host Japan's first casino resort heats up
Aug. 30, 2017
As Japanese lawmakers prepare to debate the structure of integrated casino resorts this autumn, competition in Osaka and neighboring Wakayama to win the rights to ...
Customers at the Essence cannabis shop on Las Vegas Boulevard South line up as sales of recreational marijuana began at midnight in Nevada on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Nevada regulators reaffirm stance that pot and gaming don't mix
Aug. 25, 2017
When it comes to recreational marijuana here, the message from the Nevada Gaming Commission to casino companies is clear: Stay away from ...
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland pose during a news conference at the MGM Grand Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.
Bookies will lose millions if McGregor knocks out Mayweather
Aug. 24, 2017
Conor McGregor is making a lot of wise guys nervous in this gambling city. Should he somehow manage to knock out Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the early rounds Saturday night, the city's bookmakers would lose millions of dollars in the biggest single event loss in the history of sports betting. McGregor fans have ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

$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 ...
Boyd, noting a 'solid quarter,' talks steady success of locals market
Boyd Gaming, owner of such Las Vegas area casinos as the California, Orleans and Sam’s Town, reported its second-quarter earnings today ...
Where to watch the NCAA Tournament in Las Vegas
Whether you are a visitor staying on the Strip or in Las Vegas downtown, or if you are a local taking a long lunch, here ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Woman hits $787,000 jackpot on penny slot machine
A Texas woman hit a $787,842 jackpot this week on a penny slot machine at Harrah’s. Janet Redwine of Coppell, Texas, hit the big prize ...
Student's new Las Vegas table game similar to blackjack
Matthew Stream dealt hand after hand of blackjack at a Northern California casino and seemed to run into a similar problem for players. In the ...
Couple hits near $1 million jackpot on penny slots at Harrah's in Las Vegas
A pair from Phoenix is $944,337 richer after hitting a jackpot at a Harrah’s penny slot machine ..

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Asian properties drive strong second quarter for Sands
The second quarter was a good one for Las Vegas Sands, Corp., based largely on results from its properties outside of Las Vegas,
Deal's off: MGM not buying Sands Casino Bethlehem, sources say
The $1.3 billion deal to sell Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to MGM Resorts International has collapsed, according to multiple sources. What would have been one ...
Adelson: Best quarter for LV Sands since recession
During a conference call with investors Wednesday to discuss 2017’s first-quarter earnings, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson said his ...

MGM Mirage coverage

‘Show’ time: MGM Resorts’ new ad campaign impresses the experts
The first ad in MGM Resorts International’s massive new “Welcome to the Show” campaign featured cinema-like video of the company’s properties and attractions interspersed with ...
New MGM casinos in Northeast would be only 90 minutes apart
Whether or not MGM succeeds in opening a casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says the Bay State will hold the company and ...
MGM announces plans for a new casino in Connecticut
MGM Resorts International revealed plans on Monday for a $675 million waterfront casino in Connecticut's largest city, the latest salvo in a competition with two ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Upgrades at Palace Station could include convention center
Renovations at Palace Station may continue with a new 335-foot tower and convention center, according to plans it submitted to the city of Las Vegas. ...
How Sunset Station changed the scene
It was Station Casinos’ flagship property when it opened in 1997, a resort that easily could have been built on the Strip instead of in ...
Red Rock Resort revenues up in 1Q
Economic growth, renovation and redevelopment were the watchwords in the first-quarter earnings call for Red Rock Resorts, which owns and operates locals giant Stations Casinos.

Wynn Resorts coverage

Free self-parking at Wynn, Encore comes to an end
Wynn Resorts' properties have joined the list of casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip that no longer offer free self-parking. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore ...
UFC star Conor McGregor lands nightclubs residency
UFC star Conor McGregor has landed a gig as nightclub host in Las Vegas. McGregor has signed a two-year residency agreement to host post-fight parties ...
Wynn says he has ‘most precious piece of real estate’ in Las Vegas
Wynn Resorts is talking with other companies to develop land behind the lagoon project planned just east of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, CEO Steve ...