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August 15, 2018

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A clerk at the new sports book at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City N.J. process wagers for a customer moments after the casino started accepting sports bets on Wednesday Aug. 1, 2018.
New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July
Aug. 14, 2018
Sports betting is off and running in New Jersey, with three casinos and two racetracks taking in $40.6 million in wagers in July, the first full month it was legal ...
Nevada nears new sexual harassment policies at casinos
Aug. 8, 2018
Nevada's chief gambling regulator said Wednesday she's been encouraged by the input she's received from casino executives and workers as the state's Gaming Control Board considers rules addressing sexual harassment in the workplace ...
Wynn Resorts' new CEO Matt Maddox reacts as he speaks during an interview at Wynn Las Vegas, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Las Vegas.
Wynn Resorts adds own CEO, former Deutsche Bank exec to board
Aug. 7, 2018
Casino operator Wynn Resorts has appointed its current CEO and the former CEO of Deutsche Bank to its board of directors ...
Charles Oakley pleads no contest in Las Vegas casino betting case
Aug. 7, 2018
Charles Oakley pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge Tuesday morning, his attorney said. The deal with Las Vegas prosecutors eliminated the ...
In this 2011 photo, Phil Satre, NV Energy chairman and former chairman of Harrah's Entertainment, accepts an award, after being inducted into the Nevada Business Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Mirage.
Former Harrah’s exec regrets not expanding to Macau
Aug. 4, 2018
One regret Phil Satre has about his 25-year career with Harrah’s Entertainment is that he didn’t take the company into the Macau gaming market. Satre, who spoke Wednesday on Nevada Newsmakers, retired as ...
The exterior of The MGM Grand seen from Rivea at Delano Las Vegas on Feb. 2, 2016.
Like competitors, MGM Resorts expects weak third quarter
Aug. 2, 2018
Industry analysts grilled MGM Resorts International executives Thursday after the company forecast weak results for the current quarter because — just like its competitors — it expects fewer scheduled entertainment events and lower room rates in Las Vegas this summer. Chairman and CEO Jim Murren pushed back. He highlighted the company's casino revenue from its Las Vegas Strip properties and its ...
This is the exterior of the Beau Rivage Casino and Resort taken in Biloxi, Ms., Wednesday Sept. 19, 2007.
Casino sports betting starts today in Mississippi
Aug. 1, 2018
The first sports bet in Mississippi comes today, which is 26 years to the day after the first casino in the state opened in Biloxi in 1992. The initial wagers are expected to be placed simultaneously at about noon at the ...
Nevada gaming revenue spikes 4.2 percent in June
Nevada gaming revenue spikes 4.2 percent in June
July 31, 2018
Nevada gaming revenue increased 4.2 percent to $933 million in June compared to the same month a year ago, the state Gaming Control Board reported today. Gaming revenue in Clark County for June was up ...
MGM, Boyd teaming up to offer online gaming
July 30, 2018
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 allow the companies to ...
Bally's is seen in Atlantic City, N.J., Monday, June 19, 2017.
MGM, Caesars racing to cash in on sports betting market
July 30, 2018
Two titans of the casino industry are racing to cash in on the newly created U.S. sports betting market, taking steps to expand their footprint and strengthen their positions as more states approve necessary regulations and people become more ...
Brent Musburger tapes a show at the Vegas Stats & Information Network studio, at the South Point in Las Vegas on Aug. 11, 2017.
Philly-area investors bet on Las Vegas sports gambling network being the next CNBC
July 25, 2018
SeventySix Capital, the Conshohocken-based venture capital firm, is placing a bet on the growing sports gambling industry. The firm announced a strategic investment Monday in Vegas Stats & Information Network, a Las Vegas-based media network that ...
San Manuel Casino expansion heats up already hot SoCal market
July 25, 2018
San Manuel Casino will break ground today on a $550 million expansion that will elevate the former San Bernardino County bingo hall into a major player in ...
This April 24, 2018, aerial photo shows construction progress on the MGM Casino complex in downtown Springfield, Mass.
MGM Springfield ready to roar in new advertising campaign
July 24, 2018
The grand opening of MGM Springfield — a $960 million casino and entertainment complex — is now just a month away, and the gambling giant Monday rolled out a glitzy, multimedia advertising campaign targeting ...
The exterior of Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel on June 14, 2016.
Union, casinos continue to reach labor agreements
July 24, 2018
Casinos in Las Vegas and unionized workers continue to reach labor agreements two months after thousands of housekeepers, bartenders and others threatened to go on strike. Members of the Culinary Union on Monday reached a tentative deal with Four Queens and ...
Atlantis casino in Reno to stop offering plastic straws
July 24, 2018
The Atlantis casino-resort in Reno will stop asking customers if they'd like a plastic straw with their drink ...
John Cynn, left, calls after Tony Miles goes all-in during the World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio Sunday morning, July 15, 2018.
World Series of Poker drew record 123,865 players this year
July 23, 2018
The World Series of Poker has set an attendance record for the sixth consecutive year. Organizers on Monday announced the 50-day poker extravaganza in ...
In this Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, bettors wait to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J., hours after it began accepting sports bets. New Jersey regulators have received five additional applications from gambling companies seeking to start offering sports betting before football season starts in September.
NCAA to study possible effects of widespread legal wagering
July 22, 2018
The NCAA announced Thursday it will create a working group of "subject matter experts" to assess areas such as officiating, NCAA rules, federal and state laws ...
Poker’s Chris Moorman says move to Las Vegas good for his game
July 21, 2018
Chris Moorman, a native of England, cut his poker teeth on the online sites Poker Stars, Full Tilt and 888poker before competing in the World Series of Poker. With more than $15 million in online earnings, he holds the record for ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

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 ...
$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 ...

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

Japan Parliament OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts
Japan's parliament today approved a contentious law allowing up to three casino resorts to open in this wealthy nation and possibly lure more foreign ...
Construction to start on MSG Sphere arena this summer
The planned MSG Sphere Las Vegas arena project is slated to break ground this summer, Madison Square Garden Co. Chief Executive Officer Jim Dolan said. ...
Las Vegas Sands sees record 1st-quarter earnings
Las Vegas Sands Corp. saw record first-quarter earnings, the company announced today. The company reported adjusted earnings of $1.5 billion, a 31 percent increase over ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Like competitors, MGM Resorts expects weak third quarter
Industry analysts grilled MGM Resorts International executives Thursday after the company forecast weak results for the current quarter because — just like its competitors — ...
NBA strikes deal with MGM Resorts to provide data to bettors
The Las Vegas-based casino giant will pay the NBA for that data to use in determining outcomes of various bets. The NBA's stance has been ...
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 ...

Stations Casinos coverage

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 ...
Station Casinos offering club members a free sports book wager on Golden Knights
The Golden Knights finished their sweep of the Kings on Tuesday in the first round of the playoffs. They are listed at 4-to-1 ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Wynn Las Vegas donation to revitalize Shade Tree shelter
The investment, announced by Wynn Las Vegas President Maurice Wooden on Tuesday, is expected to alleviate construction and upkeep costs for the charity that plays ...
Former CEO of Harrah's to become Wynn's board chairman
Wynn Resorts announced additional changes to its board of directors on Monday as part of the latest restructuring since sexual misconduct allegations against the ...
Japan Parliament OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts
Japan's parliament today approved a contentious law allowing up to three casino resorts to open in this wealthy nation and possibly lure more foreign ...