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January 16, 2018

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An exterior view of the Mirage Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.
MGM real estate spinoff wants to buy Caesars real estate company
Jan. 16, 2018
MGM Growth Properties, the company that acts as landlord for many MGM properties, wants to combine with VICI Properties, the company that owns ...
In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates in the end zone after a making the game-winning touchdown against the New Orleans Saints late the second half of an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis,. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-24.
Kick it or not, extra point makes a big difference in Las Vegas
Jan. 15, 2018
The clock had ticked down to zero, and Minnesota fans were already deep into a celebration like no other. In this city's legal sports books, though, the outcome was ...
Five trends in gaming for 2018 and beyond
Jan. 15, 2018
Technology advancements have continually changed the landscape of the gaming industry, and will continue an upward trajectory this year.
A view of the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.
Nevada resort revenue hits record levels in 2017
Jan. 12, 2018
Nongaming spending on the Strip drove resort revenue in Nevada to record levels in 2017, according to numbers released today by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Each January, the board release its Nevada Gaming Abstract, a review of the ...
This July 11, 2014, aerial photo shows the Atlantic City, N.J., beachfront with many of its Boardwalk casinos.
Atlantic City casino revenue rose in 2017 for second year
Jan. 12, 2018
Atlantic City's casinos saw their gambling revenue increase in 2017 for the second year in a row. Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the seven casinos won $2.66 billion in 2017. That's an ...
State Sen. Becky Harris, R-Las Vegas, listens to testimony during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Carson City on Friday, June 2, 2017.
State Sen. Becky Harris to chair Gaming Control Board
Jan. 12, 2018
Gov. Brian Sandoval has chosen Republican state Sen. Becky Harris as the new chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Harris replaces ...
A view of the Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas Friday, Jan. 24, 2015.
Downtown's Golden Gate to celebrate 112th birthday
Jan. 12, 2018
One of the oldest structures in Southern Nevada, the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino will celebrate its 112th birthday on Saturday. The hotel was founded in 1906, a year after much of the land that would become downtown Las Vegas was parceled out and sold in an auction next to the rail line. Room rates, according to the company, were a $1 a day. The hotel has undergone ...
Police investigating theft of gaming chips from Strip casino
Jan. 11, 2018
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, which happened just before 10 p.m. at ...
Exterior of Luxor on Las Vegas Blvd on September 30, 2015.
Luxor esports arena to open in March
Jan. 11, 2018
Esports Arena Las Vegas, the new gaming venue where the LAX nightclub used to be located at the Luxor, will open March 22, according to a statement released today by ...
This image from the Fortune Cup horse racing game appears on a 65-inch LCD display that is surrounded by 10 betting stations.
Konami's old-school horse racing game rides new technology in test run
Jan. 11, 2018
The basic action of the Fortune Cup game is a series of tiny horse figurines “racing” around a track roughly the size of a foosball table. Konami describes it as a multistation mechanical horse racing game with ...
The Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip as seen on Sept. 30, 2015.
Four buildings in Las Vegas among the world’s most expensive
Jan. 10, 2018
Apple Park in Cupertino, Apple’s new “spaceship” campus, tops the list of the most expensive buildings in the United States. With an estimated price of ...
Stan Fulton, casino owner, video slot machine pioneer, dies in Las Vegas
Jan. 9, 2018
Stan Fulton, owner of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino and a pioneer in the world of video slot machines, has died. The casino said Fulton died Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada, where ...
Report: 18 states may introduce sports betting bills in 2018
Jan. 9, 2018
A new report predicts 18 states will introduce bills to regulate sports betting this year, with 11 having a good chance of passing legislation. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, which tracks gambling legislation nationwide, says that's just the minimum; the firm predicts more than ...
The Revel resort, right, is shown next to the closed Showboat on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlantic City.
Failed Atlantic City casino is sold, could reopen in months
Jan. 8, 2018
Atlantic City's most spectacular casino flop is getting another chance under new ownership and a new name. Colorado developer Bruce Deifik said Monday he had purchased Atlantic City's former Revel casino hotel from Florida developer Glenn Straub for $200 million. He plans to ...
Former coworker Cristian Torres makes a final farewell during a remembrance service for LaTosha Juane White at the Unity Baptist Church, she one of two security officers recently killed by a gunman at Arizona Charlie's on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.
Slain Vegas casino security guard remembered for her kindness, leadership
Jan. 7, 2018
The slain security guard’s family members, many wearing Mardi Gras beads and colorful hats, followed her silver casket outside an east valley church Saturday while dancing along to “As the Saints Go Marching in.” Outside ...
South Dakota casino employee accused of staging robberies
Jan. 5, 2018
A Rapid City casino employee has been arrested after police say he staged two robberies at the business. Carlos Guerrero, 28, has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit grand theft and ...
The South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd.
South Point giving $1 million in bonuses, cites tax reform bill
Jan. 4, 2018
The South Point has joined the list of businesses handing out bonuses after passage of the Trump administration’s tax reform bill. The casino released a statement today saying it was ...
Lucky Dragon guests take photos with the dragon dancers during the boutique casino's grand opening celebration, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.
Lucky Dragon halts gaming, restaurant operations to reorganize
Jan. 4, 2018
The Lucky Dragon announced this morning that it is temporarily ceasing gaming and restaurant operations and reducing staff as it begins the process of reorganizing. The hotel and gift shop will remain open, including ...

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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

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. ...
Woman hits $787,000 jackpot on penny slot machine
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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

MGM real estate spinoff wants to buy Caesars real estate company
MGM Growth Properties, the company that acts as landlord for many MGM properties, wants to combine with VICI Properties, the company that owns ...
MGM Resorts CEO seeks legislative support for Connecticut casino
Three months after announcing plans for a $675 million casino and entertainment complex in Bridgeport, the chief executive of MGM Resorts International Tuesday night pushed ...
Photos: A look inside the new Park MGM and NoMad Hotel in Las Vegas
Take one walk through the Monte Carlo and the changes are obvious: The gray color scheme of the floors and walls of the new Park ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Union representing Green Valley Ranch slot techs waits for negotiations
A small group of slot technicians is waiting to see if Station Casinos will start negotiating a contract with their union, now that the National ...
IGT adds stimulating dimension to slot machine
From the very beginning, slot machines — with fast-spinning reels and the sound of coins clattering into metal buckets — were designed to excite the ...
Station files objections to Green Valley Ranch union election
Station Casinos filed objections with the National Labor Relations Board this week, saying Culinary Union organizers tried to coerce Green Valley Ranch employees into ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Wynn Resorts buying site of former New Frontier on Strip
Wynn Resorts announced today it is buying 38 acres of land on the Strip across from the Wynn Las Vegas and the Encore. Most of ...
Last rounds on the Strip: Golf course made big impressions, but succumbs to economics
For more than a decade, the Wynn Golf Course has pampered guests and impressed players with its manicured playing surface. The only course on the ...
Wynn: Shooter Paddock was unremarkable customer
CEO Steve Wynn spoke about mass shooter Stephen Paddock, security and the business effects of the tragedy as well as plans for his new lagoon ...