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July 18, 2019

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A view of the dining and living room in the Jackie Gaughan Suite during a El Cortez-Mob Museum event at the El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The El Cortez and the Mob Museum are pursuing a package that will include a stay in the suite. Casino owner Jackie Gaughan built the hotel tower in 1980 and lived in the suite until his death in 2014.
El Cortez, Mob Museum offer Jackie Gaughan suite package
July 16, 2019
The days of gangsters running around downtown Las Vegas might be over, but mob history enthusiasts can now take advantage of a new VIP package. The Mob Museum has partnered with ...
Ex-governor to lead Sands' push for casino in NYC
July 15, 2019
Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer's push for a casino in New York City. Voters have already authorized up to three casinos for the nation's ...
In this March 8, 2019, photo, a gambler makes a sports bet at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J.
1 year, $3.2 billion later, New Jersey sports betting soars
July 12, 2019
New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $3 billion on sports betting in the first full year it became legal, helping the state challenge Nevada for the nationwide lead in the fast-growing industry. Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the ...
A dealer flips cards at a three card poker table at Hollywood Slots, Friday, March 16, 2012, in Bangor, Maine.
Man wins nearly $1.5 million jackpot playing Three Card Poker
July 9, 2019
A guest at Caesars Palace won a nearly $1.5 million jackpot Monday while playing Three Card Poker. The man won $1.46 million after being dealt ...
Stephanie Goodman, executive director of the Dr. Robert Hunter International Problem Gaming Center, poses with former Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin last month during a rebranding event for the center.
Las Vegas center continues founder’s vision for problem gambling treatment
July 8, 2019
Last month, the Dr. Robert Hunter International Problem Gaming Center hosted an event to announce the rebranding of the nonprofit organization, formerly known simply as ...
Beach Plum flowers bloom along the banks of the Mystic River in front of the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett, Mass., Friday, June 21, 2019.
New England casinos battle for high-rollers
July 4, 2019
There has never been a better time for gaming in New England. The recent launch of Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, and the opening of MGM Springfield nearly a year ago has put ...
Year ahead critical for expansion of sports betting, AGA president says
July 1, 2019
During his first year as president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, Bill Miller has had a full plate. Since January, he’s been busy making rounds and developing relationships with ...
This March 8, 2019 photo shows a wall of video screens in the sports betting lounge at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J.
New Jersey tops Nevada in sports betting volume in May
June 29, 2019
Here's all you need to know about how fast sports betting is growing in New Jersey: the East Coast state took in more sports bets last month than ...
The Eldorado Hotel Casino in Reno as seen in this undated photo. From a single property, Eldorado Resorts is poised to become the biggest company in the U.S. with the purchase of Caesars Entertainment.
Family casino business catapults to gaming giant
June 28, 2019
In the 1970s, Gary Carano wouldn’t have imagined his family’s company would one day be the talk of the gaming industry. But nearly a half century after his father, the ...
Lighted drones spell out "Sahara" as fireworks explode during an event celebrating the return of the Sahara name to the SLS Las Vegas Thursday, June 27, 2019.
SLS Las Vegas to restore familiar Sahara identity with name change
June 27, 2019
“Sahara is such a recognizable name. It’s a name that’s embedded in the city and in the lore of the city, but we’re not looking back so much as looking forward.”
A view of Las Vegas Blvd on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.
Nevada casino win down in May; baccarat play cited
June 27, 2019
Casinos in Nevada won nearly $982 million from gamblers in May, down almost 6 percent compared with more than $1 billion during the same month a year ago, the Nevada ...
Tilman Fertitta is shown in this August 2012 file photo.
Tilman Fertitta eyes Las Vegas Strip casinos after Caesars sale
June 26, 2019
Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta is looking to purchase casino property on the Las Vegas Strip that could be spun off from Eldorado Resorts' acquisition of ...
An exterior view of the Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip Dec. 26, 2017.
Ohio man dealt $1 million hand at the Venetian
June 25, 2019
Another lucky player has hit Millionaire Progressive pay dirt. Sean Barry, a visitor from Ohio, was playing Three Card Poker at the Venetian when ...
An exterior view of the SLS Las Vegas porte cochere is shown Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
SLS Las Vegas sued for unpaid hotel, restaurant license fees
June 25, 2019
The owner of the SLS hotel brand is suing the owner of the SLS Las Vegas casino-resort for months of unpaid licensing fees. California-based SBE Hotel Licensing, LLC, which owns ...
Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin is pictured in his office on Feb. 2, 2016.
TI owner Phil Ruffin interested in buying the right Caesars property
June 25, 2019
Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin said he’d be interested in buying another Strip casino if a Caesars property becomes available in the company's just-announced merger with Eldorado Resorts. Eldorado said Monday it was buying Caesars in a $17.3 billion cash-and-stock deal that would create the largest ...
Caesars Palace in Las Vegas as shown Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015.
Eldorado buying Caesars in deal valued at $17 billion
June 24, 2019
A casino juggernaut was formed Monday when Eldorado Resorts announced it is buying Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion. The acquisition will ...
This Feb. 22, 2019, photo shows the exterior of the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, N.J. New Jersey lawmakers have introduced a bill that would enable the casino to accept sports bets on NBA games that do not involve the Houston Rockets, which casino owner Tilman Fertitta also owns. The Golden Nugget is currently prohibited from taking any NBA bets because of Fertitta's ownership of the Rockets.
New Jersey may let Golden Nugget casino take some NBA bets
June 18, 2019
New Jersey lawmakers are considering loosening their sports betting restrictions to allow the owner of the Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on ...
Boyd Gaming exec Bill Noonan announces upcoming retirement
June 17, 2019
Longtime Boyd Gaming executive Bill Noonan is set to retire. Noonan, 67, informed the company last week that he will step down July 31 from his position as ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd Gaming exec Bill Noonan announces upcoming retirement
Longtime Boyd Gaming executive Bill Noonan is set to retire. Noonan, 67, informed the company last week that he will step down July 31 from ...
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 ...

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

Ex-governor to lead Sands' push for casino in NYC
Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer's push for a casino in New York ...
Five topics Trump trumpeted in his visit to Las Vegas
Jewish voters are a traditional Democratic voting bloc. In the 2018 elections, 79 percent of religious Jewish voters cast their ballot for a Democrat. Republicans, including Donald ...
Las Vegas Sands announces Singapore expansion
Casino company Las Vegas Sands says it'll spend $3.3 billion to expand its property in Singapore by adding an entertainment arena, new hotel tower and...

MGM Mirage coverage

Ex-governor to lead Sands' push for casino in NYC
Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer's push for a casino in New York ...
Hundreds take MGM up on offer to pay employees' college tuition
Lisel Westlake hadn’t thought about pursuing higher education until she realized it would be imperative to her career. She realized she needed to do something ...
MGM Resorts cutting 557 jobs in final round of layoffs
MGM Resorts International announced today it is eliminating 557 more jobs in a “second and final round” of layoffs as part of a company reorganization.

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

Wynn Resorts backs CEO Maddox, pays Massachusetts fines
The Wynn Resorts board of directors today fired back at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which last month decided to fine Wynn CEO Matt Maddox. On ...
Wynn and MGM in talks about sale of Encore Boston casino
Two major casino operators are in preliminary talks about the possible sale of one of the largest casinos in the Northeast. Wynn Resorts and MGM ...
Wynn, Encore to offer free self-parking without restrictions
Wynn Resorts will allow free self-parking for everyone at its Strip properties without restrictions starting Wednesday. As it stands, self-parking is free for overnight guests ...