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An exterior view of Binion's in Downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.
Binion’s casino briefly evacuated after kitchen fire
May 22, 2017
Binion’s was evacuated this morning after a small fire in a restaurant kitchen deep fryer, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. Nobody was injured. The fire was ...
Golfstream is hosting a skill-based golf tournament for cash and prizes this weekend at Level Up lounge in MGM Grand.
Golfers can bet on skills in tourneys at MGM Grand's Level Up lounge
May 19, 2017
Golfing with your buddies likely already has an element of wagering involved, but now you can bet on your skills in a casino setting. ...
One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
Caesars plans new Las Vegas developments after bankruptcy exit
May 19, 2017
Caesars Entertainment Corp. Chief Executive Officer Mark Frissora wants to develop more than 90 acres the company owns in Las Vegas, including land right in front of Caesars Palace, after its largest unit emerges from bankruptcy later ...
Borgata president accepts MGM Resorts post
May 18, 2017
The president of Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has accepted a new position with MGM Resorts. Tom Ballance will become executive vice president of operations after ...
In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, people walk by the Resorts World site in Las Vegas. Malaysia-based developer Genting Group on Wednesday said the proposed 3,000-room Resorts World Las Vegas will open in 2020 after overhauling its design to have a modern Asian flair and appeal to the younger generation of gamblers.
Redesign pushes Resorts World Las Vegas opening date to 2020
May 18, 2017
A years-delayed multibillion-dollar casino-resort project on the Las Vegas Strip that would cater to the city's Chinese and Chinese-American tourists announced that it is pushing ...
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, shown testifying about immigration issues before the House Judiciary Committee in 2015, is expected to appear before a joint meeting of the state Senate’s Committee on Finance and Assembly’s Committee on Ways and Means on Wednesday night.
Lawmakers question Laxalt about recorded talk with gaming board chairman
May 17, 2017
Nevada’s top prosecutor says he was working within his authority when he met with a gaming regulator to discuss weighing in on a lawsuit involving the CEO of Las Vegas Sands. Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett recorded a March 2016 conversation he had with Laxalt about ...
Gordon Vayo, right, of San Francisco, competes against Qui Nguyen of Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016.
World Series of Poker final table to be played in July
May 15, 2017
The World Series of Poker is going back to crowning its main event champion in July. The series on Monday said ESPN is adding live coverage for the entire Texas Hold 'em main event. That ends the ...
People look over "The Voice"-themed slot machines at the IGT booth during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) convention at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.
5 slot myths: Why what you think you know is wrong
May 11, 2017
Talk to people who study, market and design slot machines, and you quickly realize that many of the ideas players have about their inner workings and how jackpots are paid are myths. The Las Vegas Sun spoke to three experts to learn the top myths about slots and what the truth really is ...
Hal Doyle, a customer service representative, talks with Lisa Hopkins of Spavinaw, Okla., after she won $1,470 at the Riviera Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008.
Titus says IRS should hike jackpot tax threshold
May 11, 2017
U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, whose district includes the Las Vegas Strip, says the IRS should quadruple the reporting threshold for casino customer winnings from ...
A bird's-eye view of the Las Vegas Strip at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.
Tourists contributed $2.1B to Southern Nevada coffers in 2016
May 9, 2017
Southern Nevada’s governments would have been $2.1 billion poorer if no tourists had come to Las Vegas in 2016. ...
Marilyn Lancelot, who was arrested for embezzling $350,000 from her job after being a compulsive gambler for seven years, in her home in Sun City, Ariz., April 26, 2017. Experts say gambling addiction among older women near or in retirement appears to be increasing in scope and severity, with many losing significant amounts of money and jeopardizing their futures.
A 'young disorder': Fighting compulsive gambling among women
May 8, 2017
Blinking lights, the clicking sound of coins, and perks like free or inexpensive food, drinks and casino bus trips are enticing many older women to gamble. For some people, that seductive environment can be extremely dangerous ...
Although 6-5 blackjack is becoming more prevalent in Las Vegas casinos, mathematician Michael Shackleford says to look for the full 3-2 payout on a winning blackjack.
Statistician's tips on increasing your odds at blackjack in Las Vegas
May 5, 2017
Michael Shackleford, a gambling aficionado and a mathematician, offers five tips to win at the blackjack table. As the owner of the The Wizard of Odds website, the former actuary and adjunct professor of casino math at the UNLV has spent countless hours calculating ...
The exterior of the Venetian is seen Thursday, July 18, 2013.
Adelson: Best quarter for LV Sands since recession
April 26, 2017
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 ...
A bird's-eye view of the Las Vegas Strip at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.
March Madness: Basketball propels state’s nearly $1B gaming win
April 26, 2017
Nevada’s gaming revenue nearly hit an eye-popping number in March, driven by slot players, blackjack players and people betting on college basketball ...
Football fans watch games during NFL opening day at the Red Rock Resort's race and sportsbook Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.
Could legalized gambling save us from the insufferability of fantasy sports?
April 26, 2017
The rise of daily-fantasy sports (whose legality is accepted by many states) and the placement of NHL and NFL franchises in Las Vegas have diluted the spirit of the Sports Protection Act ...
The Wynn hotel-casino on Las Vegas Boulevard on Sept. 30, 2015.
Wynn: City would ‘go bonkers’ when it hosts Super Bowl
April 25, 2017
Recent success of the Wynn Resorts’ Macau properties grabbed the lion’s share of attention from analysts on a conference call Tuesday to discuss 2017 first-quarter earnings at Wynn Resorts. ...
An aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, aboard a Maverick helicopter.
Like desert sands, Las Vegas resorts continue to shift
April 25, 2017
Strip resorts of the future will probably look quite different. The casino floor, for one thing, will most likely be smaller. But Las Vegas and its huge integrated resorts should continue to succeed, if only because they are so good at listening to their customers. Those were among the observations of a handful of casino design experts who gathered recently to discuss the role architecture and design have played in transforming Las Vegas from a gambling-based, desert curiosity into ...
Veera Devabhaktineni of San Diego won $1 million playing Crazy 4 Poker at the Flamingo Las Vegas on Saturday, April 15, 2017.
San Diego man wins $1 million at the Flamingo
April 24, 2017
A San Diego man won $1 million at the Flamingo Las Vegas recently, hitting a diamond six-card royal flush jackpot at the Crazy 4 Poker table ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

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 ...
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 ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

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 ...
Serial litigants sue Harrah's over ADA issues
A disabled person with a history of suing businesses in Las Vegas has filed an Americans with Disability Act lawsuit against Harrah’s Las Vegas. ...
Q+A, Part 1: Clint Holmes discusses his show at Palazzo opening July 16
Ask Clint Holmes to ponder his new residency at Palazzo starting July 16, and he describes it as “exciting, frightening and fulfilling — all at ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

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 ...
Betting on red and black: Roulette makes a comeback in Nevada
Roulette, the iconic casino game featured in numerous Hollywood movies, is making a bit of a comeback in Nevada casinos, showing marked increases this year ...
Here's why Wynn Resorts stock popped Thursday
Zacks reports that shares of Wynn Resorts gained more than 3.3 percent in morning trading Thursday on unconfirmed takeover chatter ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Borgata president accepts MGM Resorts post
The president of Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has accepted a new position with MGM Resorts. Tom Ballance will become executive vice president ...
By the time Raiders come, Golden Knights will have ‘real foothold’ in Las Vegas
The introduction of major league sports into Las Vegas has been nothing short of a hat trick, officials associated with the Vegas Golden Knights said. ...
First e-sports arena coming to the Strip
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Stations Casinos coverage

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.
Train leaving the Station: Railroad theme jettisoned in Palace Station's renovation
Palace Station will soon be ditching its train motif as a multimillion-dollar renovation project on the 41-year-old casino continues. The remodeling began last fall, and ...
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 ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Wynn: City would ‘go bonkers’ when it hosts Super Bowl
Recent success of the Wynn Resorts’ Macau properties grabbed the lion’s share of attention from analysts on a conference call Tuesday to discuss 2017 first-quarter ...
RNC political director joins Wynn Resorts
One day after Steve Wynn was made finance chair for the Republican National Committee (RNC), Wynn Resorts announced that the RNC's political director would be ...
Macau VIP rebound encourages Wynn in earnings call
During a 2016 fourth-quarter and year-end earnings conference call, Wynn Resorts principals, including CEO Steve Wynn, fielded questions about financial results and the state of ...