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February 22, 2018

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Winning bid tossed in Pennsylvania casino license auction
Feb. 21, 2018
Las Vegas Sands Corp. submitted the highest bid Wednesday in an auction for the rights to Pennsylvania's fourth mini-casino license, but ...
A view of the Mandalay Bay Friday, July 24, 2015.
MGM says Mandalay Bay business recovering after Oct. 1 shooting
Feb. 20, 2018
Mandalay Bay is beginning to emerge from the cloud of the Oct. 1 mass shooting, but the Strip resort isn’t out of the woods yet, MGM Resorts International executives said today during ...
This June 19, 2017, file photo shows the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.
Police: Man's meth lab caused fire in A.C. casino hotel room
Feb. 16, 2018
Police in New Jersey charged a man with setting up a methamphetamine lab that caused a fire in an Atlantic City casino hotel room, leading four floors to be evacuated. Wednesday's fire at the Tropicana casino injured ...
This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass.
Wynn gets no money in termination deal with casino company
Feb. 16, 2018
A termination agreement between embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company bearing with his name released today leaves him without any severance or compensation and prohibits his involvement in any competing gambling business for two years. The Las Vegas billionaire resigned as ...
One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
Caesars to check 'Do Not Disturb' rooms daily
Feb. 16, 2018
One of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the doorknob. Caesars Entertainment told The Associated Press today it also is considering giving ...
Football fans watch games during NFL opening day at the Red Rock Resort's race and sportsbook Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.
With ruling on national sports betting due, will Las Vegas ever be the same?
Feb. 13, 2018
Back in the September of his years, Frank Sinatra would take the mic and command this little lounge stage. Still the headliner of all headliners at The Sands, four miles down The Strip, Sinatra would escape to this neighborhood joint, the ...
Palms Casino Resort removes the 14 foot tall letters from their marquee in preperation for an all-new digatal replacement, Tues. Feb 13, 2018.
Familiar Palms marquee is going fully digital
Feb. 13, 2018
The times are changing at the Palms, and so is the familiar marquee outside the 17-year-old casino-resort on Flamingo Road. The sign, which partially featured old-style changeable ...
People walk past MGM Cotai Resort in Macau Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. MGM Resorts is opening a lavish multibillion-dollar casino resort in Macau, in the latest big bet by foreign gambling companies on the southern Chinese gambling haven.
MGM opens Macau casino resort as license renewal looms
Feb. 13, 2018
MGM Resorts is launching a lavish multibillion-dollar casino resort in Macau in the latest big bet by foreign gaming companies on the southern Chinese gambling haven. Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International opened its $3.4 billion resort's doors, watched over by a colossal statue of MGM's signature gold lion, Tuesday evening. It's a ...
This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass.
Gaming regulators now accepting Steve Wynn harassment complaints online
Feb. 12, 2018
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has begun accepting harassment complaints online regarding Steve Wynn in response to an influx of communications regarding ...
A view of the stalled Fontainebleau resort, right, on Las Vegas Boulevard South on Dec. 30, 2014. Fontainebleau was sold to New York real estate firms Witkoff Group LLC and New Valley LLC for $600 million in August 2017.
Stalled Fontainebleau casino-resort to open in 2020 with new name
Feb. 12, 2018
The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas. The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since 2009 and became a poster child of the Great Recession, is now ...
Renderings, provided by the Madison Square Garden Company, of the proposed "MSG Sphere Las Vegas" arena project. The arena is a joint venture with Sands Corporation, to be built behind the Venetian and Palazzo. Its slated to open in 2020.
Next Las Vegas arena a 360-foot-tall sphere
Feb. 9, 2018
A new arena just off the Strip will be a 360-foot-tall sphere with seating for more than 18,000 people for concerts, awards shows and other entertainment events, according to developers Madison Square Garden Co. and Las Vegas Sands Corp. The MSG Sphere Las Vegas, behind the ...
A view of the Encore and Wynn resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, Dec. 26, 2017.
After Steve Wynn, questions about his empire's future
Feb. 8, 2018
As the chief architect of modern Las Vegas, and a visionary who did not understand the meaning of subdued, Steve Wynn spent more than three decades luring visitors to the Strip with his opulent hotels. But now, the question on everyone’s mind is: What is the $18 billion Wynn Resorts casino and hotel empire without Steve Wynn? Hours after an unscheduled meeting of Wynn Resorts’ board of directors on Tuesday, Wynn, a 76-year-old billionaire, suddenly ...
Casino mogul Steve Wynn during a news conference in Medford, Mass., Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
Steve Wynn resigns from company amid sexual misconduct allegations
Feb. 6, 2018
Wynn, one of the most magnetic and polarizing figures in the gambling industry, was the subject of a recent investigation that found he had coerced female employees into ...
Conn. casino expansion bill resurrects push for open competition
Feb. 6, 2018
A bill that would scrap the license for a casino in East Windsor, Conn., and open up competitive bidding for the state’s first casino off tribal lands is being proposed by legislators in Bridgeport, Conn. State lawmakers last year backed giving the ...
The pool at Mandarin Oriental.
Survey ranks 11 Las Vegas hotels among world’s best
Feb. 6, 2018
Eleven Las Vegas hotels are ranked among the world’s best, according to an annual survey by U.S. News & World Report. The publisher evaluated more than 24,000 ...
Video game characters welcome guests at the opening announcement event for Esports Arena Las Vegas at the Luxor on January 10.
New Luxor arena could prove Las Vegas is the perfect place for esports
Feb. 5, 2018
A pyramid formed from shining black glass with a powerful beam of light blasting from its pinnacle sounds like it could be a video game landscape. Esports Arena Las Vegas is not just the first ...
Richard Ornelas of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.  cheers a Falcons score in Super Bowl 51 during the Big Game Bash at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. .
311,000 visitors expected in Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend
Feb. 2, 2018
The agency responsible for promoting Las Vegas says 311,000 people are expected to visit the destination during Super Bowl weekend. Data released today by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority show ...
Casino mogul Steve Wynn during a news conference in Medford, Mass., Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
UPenn scrubs Wynn name, rescinds his and Cosby's degrees
Feb. 1, 2018
The University of Pennsylvania announced Thursday that it will remove casino mogul Steve Wynn's name from a campus plaza and revoke honorary degrees given to him and comedian Bill Cosby in the wake of ...

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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
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Where to watch the NCAA Tournament in Las Vegas
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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

Planned sphere arena to use existing casino parking
A planned spherical entertainment arena just off the Strip got the go-ahead today to utilize garages at nearby casinos to fulfill the majority of its ...
Winning bid tossed in Pennsylvania casino license auction
Las Vegas Sands Corp. submitted the highest bid Wednesday in an auction for the rights to Pennsylvania's fourth mini-casino license, but ...
Next Las Vegas arena a 360-foot-tall sphere
A new arena just off the Strip will be a 360-foot-tall sphere with seating for more than 18,000 people for concerts, awards shows and other ...

MGM Mirage coverage

MGM opens Macau casino resort as license renewal looms
MGM Resorts is launching a lavish multibillion-dollar casino resort in Macau in the latest big bet by foreign gaming companies on the southern Chinese gambling ...
Conn. casino expansion bill resurrects push for open competition
A bill that would scrap the license for a casino in East Windsor, Conn., and open up competitive bidding for the state’s first casino off ...
MGM moves into corporate offices at Mass. casino complex
MGM Resorts International is moving into its corporate offices in Springfield, Mass., another sign that the gambling giant's $960 million casino and entertainment complex is ...

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

New Wynn Resorts CEO denies knowing of claims against mogul
The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts said he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn ...
Gaming regulators now accepting Steve Wynn harassment complaints online
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has begun accepting harassment complaints online regarding Steve Wynn in response to an influx of communications regarding ...
Wynn case raises question: When do investors need to know?
When should a company have to tell investors that a top executive is facing sexual misconduct allegations? The question comes as Wynn Resorts is being ...