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April 22, 2019

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James Adducci holds up his winning ticket after winning more than $1 million betting on Tiger Woods winning the Masters, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Las Vegas.
Tiger Woods bettor has long criminal record in Wisconsin
April 17, 2019
The gambler who hit it big on Tiger Woods' Masters victory has a lengthy criminal record in his home state of Wisconsin. James Adducci was presented with a check for more than ...
An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip Dec. 26, 2017.
Report: Owner exploring sale of the Cosmopolitan
April 17, 2019
Blackstone Group LP is exploring a sale of the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino, the rare instance of a major casino on the Las Vegas Strip coming to the market, according to ...
Sports betting windows at the Horseshoe Casino, outside Tunica, Miss., April 9, 2019. Towns like Tunica, where aging casinos have struggled to fend off competition from local rivals and failed to attract young people, are now discovering that legal sports betting may not bring the windfall that economic forecasters touted only a few months ago.
Some places still waiting for a sports gambling windfall
April 17, 2019
The reluctance of state lawmakers to embrace legal sports betting is based on a growing consensus that it may not bring the windfall that economic forecasters predicted a few months ago ...
James Adducci holds up his winning ticket after winning more than $1 million betting on Tiger Woods winning the Masters, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Las Vegas.
Tiger Woods bettor from Wisconsin cashes in on million-dollar ticket
April 16, 2019
With snow still on the ground in his Wisconsin hometown, avid golfer James Adducci said he’s been a little bored this spring. “There’s not a lot going on,” Adducci said. “We’re still waiting to play golf.” His excitement level picked up this weekend. Adducci, 39, had a hunch about Tiger Woods’ chances to win The Masters, traveling to ...
Tilman Fertitta may make another bet on Caesars
April 12, 2019
Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta is back in the game to potentially merge his hospitality, casino and restaurant holdings with ...
Station Casinos exec takes communications job with LVCVA
April 12, 2019
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has hired longtime Station Casinos corporate communications executive Lori Nelson-Kraft. Nelson-Kraft, who will start her new job next month, will be ...
Union: Protect casino workers from hedge fund neglect
April 10, 2019
The nation's largest casino workers union is asking gambling regulators to protect employees from neglect by hedge funds or private equity firms seeking short-term returns from ...
This June 17, 2014 file photo shows the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts in Las Vegas, both owned and operated by Wynn Resorts.
Wynn walks away from deal after Crown Resorts tips its hand
April 8, 2019
Wynn Resorts abruptly ended buyout talks with Australia's largest casino operator Tuesday after word of a potential buyout were leaked. In a tersely worded statement, the Las Vegas casino giant said it was ending all discussions with ...
KAOS at the Palms opens this weekend.
Palms offers $1 million package with swanky suite, rare Champagne
April 3, 2019
If you have an extra $1 million to burn, the Palms has a weekend package you might be interested in. As part of this week’s opening of Kaos, the resort’s lavish new nightclub, the Palms says it is ...
The Marina Bay Sands resort and casino in Singapore. Las Vegas Sands opened the $5.5 billion resort in April 2010.
Las Vegas Sands announces Singapore expansion
April 3, 2019
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...
A rendering shows the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
Virgin's Hard Rock renovation project pushed to early next year
April 1, 2019
The planned renovation of the Hard Rock Hotel will begin early next year. Design plans for the revamped property, located just off the Strip on Paradise Road, are nearly complete ...
Gaming Commission allows wagering on Nevada pro baseball teams
March 29, 2019
The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday rescinded a 33-year-old rule prohibiting wagering on professional baseball teams based in the state. “We know that sports betting ...
Governor appoints Reno gaming CEO to Gaming Control Board
March 28, 2019
The third and final member of the state’s Gaming Control Board has been named. Gov. Steve Sisolak today announced the appointment of ...
Nevada casino revenue flat in February, tops $1 billion
March 28, 2019
Gambling revenue at Nevada casinos remained flat in February but still exceeded $1 billion despite decreases in baccarat winnings and the severe winter weather that kept ...
The Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Racetrack, in Queens, April 22, 2012. With New York’s upstate casinos struggling, some state officials in 2019 are considering the once unthinkable: putting casinos in New York City itself.
Could New York City get real casinos? State leaders are listening
March 22, 2019
With New York’s upstate casinos struggling, some state officials are considering the once unthinkable: putting casinos in New York City itself ...
Visiting basketball fan wins $1 million at Bally’s
March 21, 2019
A basketball fan visiting Las Vegas for March Madness hit a jackpot of more than $1 million at Bally's this week, parent company Caesars Entertainment said today. Kenneth Snoots of ...
Jimmy Cliff, of Lewes, Del., talks to a worker about betting on the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City N.J.
Hoops fans line up to bet (legally) on March Madness tourney
March 21, 2019
College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens Thursday to get down bets on March Madness, many in states where it ...
In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, prop bets for Super Bowl LIII are on display before the start of the game at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas.
Poll: U.S. divided on college vs. pro sports betting
March 20, 2019
Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family? Good luck! You're among about one-third of Americans who ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

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 ...
$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 ...

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

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...
MSG Sphere project calls for bars, museum, private suites, new Monorail stop
The MSG Sphere Las Vegas could have seven interior levels, a museum, private suites, retail shops, luxury seating areas, taverns and more in about 600,000 ...

MGM Mirage coverage

City National Bank to expand branding at T-Mobile, MGM Grand Garden Arena
T-Mobile Arena will feature a new City National Bank premium level at the venue and five new ATMs ...
MGM, Wynn make Forbes list for diversity
Two Las Vegas gaming companies made this year’s Forbes list of the top U.S. employers for diversity. MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts ranked 263rd ...
MGM's Murren says feds' Wire Act opinion is perplexing, unenforceable
The opinion marks a reversal for the department, which under the Obama administration said online gambling within states that does not involve sporting events ...

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

Regulators fine Wynn Resorts $20M over sex allegations
Nevada gambling regulators fined casino mogul Steve Wynn's former company a record $20 million today for failing to investigate claims of sexual misconduct made against ...
MGM, Wynn make Forbes list for diversity
Two Las Vegas gaming companies made this year’s Forbes list of the top U.S. employers for diversity. MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts ranked 263rd ...
Resorts World to change design as part of Wynn settlement
Resorts World Las Vegas will change its design as part of a settlement with Wynn Resorts over the similarities of their buildings. KSNV-TV reports Wynn Resorts and ...