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January 16, 2017

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One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
Caesars unit clears way to exit bankruptcy protection
Jan. 13, 2017
Caesars Entertainment Corp's main operating unit has cleared the way for the casino operator to exit bankruptcy protection with an agreement that ends the ...
This July 11, 2014, aerial photo shows the Atlantic City, N.J., beachfront with many of its Boardwalk casinos.
Atlantic City casinos see 1st revenue increase in 10 years
Jan. 12, 2017
Internet gambling has helped Atlantic City's casinos post their first revenue increase in a decade. Figures released Thursday by state gambling regulators show the casinos won $2.6 billion from gamblers in 2016, an increase of ...
Clemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates a last second touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow (13) during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.
Clemson victory makes big winners out of bettors in Las Vegas
Jan. 10, 2017
Bookmakers were feeling so good about things with Alabama up 14-0 midway through the second quarter of the College Football Championship that they offered 19 points to ...
A Wonder Woman slot machines are displayed in the Bally Technologies booth during the final day of the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Center Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.
Marketing to inner children: How Hollywood changed the slot machine paradigm
Jan. 9, 2017
The idea of combining popular entertainment with slots began 20 years ago with “Wheel of Fortune.” The game-show-cum-slot-machine continues to rank, in terms of revenue generation, as the most successful slot machine of all time. “Wheel of Fortune” proved the power of a good slot game paired with a known entity that appeals primarily to adults. But it’s the appeal of nostalgia that allows a slot based on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” on casino floors ...
The Trump Taj Mahal resort in Atlantic City is shown Oct. 24, 2014.
Atlantic City mayor urges Icahn to sell ex-Taj Mahal casino
Jan. 4, 2017
Atlantic City's mayor is calling on billionaire investor Carl Icahn to sell the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino, saying his struggling city can't afford to let such a big piece of its Boardwalk lie vacant indefinitely. Republican Don Guardian says allowing the casino to ...
Whole lotta latte: Barista wins $900,000 in NFL betting contest
Jan. 3, 2017
Damon Graham spent much of his Sunday at Starbucks working as he usually does, making lattes and double espressos for thirsty customers. Then he took a lunch break to ...
The Nevada Highway Patrol and Metro Police block the entrance to the Rio off Flamingo Road after a power outage at the Masquerade Tower led to guests being evacuated on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.
Official: Power won't be fully restored at the Rio for days
Dec. 30, 2016
The busy New Year's holiday weekend is likely to come and go before a Rio casino hotel tower in Las Vegas fully recovers from a power outage that prompted a 900-room evacuation, officials said Friday. Spokesman Richard Broome of the Rio's parent company, Caesars Entertainment, said the company is testing to see whether rooms on the lowest 20 floors can be occupied Friday. That could mean about 500 rooms would ...
Feds: $2.5M seized from Michigan gambler's luggage was scam proceeds
Dec. 29, 2016
At the casino tables, he looked like a rock star — a high-stakes roller who cashed out nearly million-dollar winnings. He flew first class, courtesy of the casinos, and racked up ...
This photo taken Friday, April 24, 2015, shows the former Showboat and Trump Taj Mahal casinos in Atlantic City, N.J.
Will 2017 be better for Atlantic City than 2016 was?
Dec. 29, 2016
Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian did not mince words in looking back over the past year. "I'm so glad 2016 is over," he said. "2016 hit bottom for Atlantic City." But will 2017 be much better? It could be, if several things ...
A bird's-eye view of the Las Vegas Strip at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.
Nevada casino revenue down 1.5 percent in November
Dec. 29, 2016
The gaming win for nonrestricted casinos in Nevada was $930.4 million in November compared to $944.3 million for November 2015, a drop of 1.47 percent. ...
 Jim Barbee, chief of the Gaming Control Board’s Technology Division.
Vetting Nevada's casino games takes meticulous team of techies
Dec. 29, 2016
Jim Barbee is chief of the board’s technical division, which has a number of roles when it comes to Nevada’s gaming regulations. One of them is approving ...
Christi Callahan pays for her parking at the MGM Grand parking garage Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.
MGM Resorts' self-parking fees begin on Thursday
Dec. 28, 2016
The era of free parking on the Strip officially will end at midnight Wednesday when MGM Resorts International begins charging locals for self-parking at all of its ...
William "Billy" Walters, in red, walks out of the federal court house Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Las Vegas. The Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced an indictment Thursday against William Walters, and a former corporate board member of Dean Foods Co., Thomas Davis, alleging that the pair used non-public information about the company to make tens of millions of dollars in illicit stock trades between 2008 and 2012.
FBI agent’s news leaks may doom federal case against sports bettor
Dec. 23, 2016
A major insider trading case against the Las Vegas sports bettor William T. Walters is in danger of unraveling, after it was revealed that a federal agent leaked confidential information to reporters. At a hearing in New York on ...
Phil Ivey takes part in the $111,111 One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em event during the World Series of Poker on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Rio.
Poker pro Phil Ivey, friend must repay $10.1M to Borgata in cards case
Dec. 19, 2016
Poker pro Phil Ivey and a companion must return more than $10 million they won from an Atlantic City casino while playing cards that were arranged in a certain way to ...
A worker measures the doorway to block the entrance at the Trump Taj Mahal on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, in Atlantic City, N.J. The sprawling Boardwalk casino, with its soaring domes, minarets and towers built to mimic the famed Indian palace, shut down at 5:59 a.m., having failed to reach a deal with its union workers to restore health care and pension benefits that were taken away from them in bankruptcy court.
After Taj Mahal closure, Atlantic City casino revenue down 3.5 percent
Dec. 14, 2016
Revenue for Atlantic City's casino industry declined in November by 3.5 percent compared to a year ago in the first full month after the Trump Taj Mahal casino closed. The seven casinos remaining in the city saw their combined revenue increase by ...
This July 29, 2015, photo shows Amazon's Echo, a digital assistant that continually listens for commands such as for a song, a sports score or the weather.
Wynn says: Alexa, modernize my Las Vegas hotel rooms
Dec. 14, 2016
Wynn Resorts announced today it will soon add Amazon’s Echo device to all its hotel rooms at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, allowing guests to control the lighting, temperature, drapes and ...
Casino promotions: Dec. 11-17
Dec. 11, 2016
Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...
The MGM National Harbor logo is seen on a roulette table in the casino during a tour of the MGM National Harbor, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 in Oxon Hill, Md. The $1.4 billion resort near the nation's capital opened Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.
MGM insists new resort outside D.C. won't pry business from Las Vegas
Dec. 9, 2016
Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International’s first casino-resort in Maryland opened to the public on Thursday night as thousands of eager guests and local residents passed ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd’s purchase of Cannery casinos nears completion
Boyd Gaming’s purchase of the Cannery casinos is expected to be completed shortly after special sessions of both the Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission ...
Downtown's California completes redesign for ‘modern island vibe’
An ambitious renovation of the California Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas has been completed, giving new flair to its Hawaiian motif. In the hotel’s west ...
Boyd Gaming says profitable quarter a result of stronger local economy
Keith Smith, president and chief executive officer of Boyd Gaming, said that in Las Vegas, the company is benefiting from “a local economy that continues ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Q+A, Part 1: Clint Holmes discusses his show at Palazzo opening July 16
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Bill Medley totally righteous at Composers Showcase; Penn Jillette’s latest book to diet for
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Two of the last three standing tattoo artists for the finale of “Ink Master” are from Las Vegas: Christian Buckingham and Cleen Rock One. They ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

How Sheldon Adelson lost $3 billion in 30 minutes
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Urban Chamber honors business, community leaders with annual Green Tie Awards
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MGM Mirage coverage

MGM Resorts' self-parking fees begin on Thursday
The era of free parking on the Strip officially will end at midnight Wednesday when MGM Resorts International begins charging locals for self-parking at all ...
MGM insists new resort outside D.C. won't pry business from Las Vegas
Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International’s first casino-resort in Maryland opened to the public on Thursday night as thousands of eager guests and local residents passed ...
Video: MGM gives sneak peek inside the new Park Theater
MGM Resorts International unveiled its newest entertainment venue today, the 5,200-seat Park Theater, which is attached to the Monte Carlo and sits across from T-Mobile ...

Stations Casinos coverage

What's next for the Palms?
It’s appropriate that the Palms, which hosted the reality TV show “The Real World” and was a hangout for young celebrities and rock stars, has ...
Station Casinos-run property in California prepares for hotel opening
The 200-room hotel under construction at Graton Resort & Casino in California's wine country since September will officially open to the public on Nov. 15, ...
Palms workers petition to keep jobs; new owner says they will
Hundreds of Palms employees have signed a petition to retain their jobs, seniority and benefits when Station Casinos takes over the resort, the Culinary Union ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Wynn says: Alexa, modernize my Las Vegas hotel rooms
Wynn Resorts announced today it will soon add Amazon’s Echo device to all its hotel rooms at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, allowing guests ...
Wynn Resorts sells nearly half interest in new Strip mall
Wynn Resorts has sold almost half its interest in Wynn Plaza, the new mall it is building on the Las Vegas Strip, and 88,233 square ...
Wynn, Encore to start charging for valet parking
The Wynn Las Vegas and Encore will be the next major Strip resorts to begin charging for parking — albeit only for valet services — ...