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August 18, 2017

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Trio accused of swindling Baton Rouge casino; 1 in custody
Aug. 18, 2017
Three men are accused of cheating a Baton Rouge casino out of $56,000 by allegedly manipulating dice in a craps game. Louisiana State Police tell The Advocate authorities arrested ...
This woman from Dublin, Calif., identified only as Sandra A., hit a $1.6 million slot machine jackpot at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.
Woman hits $1.6 million jackpot at Las Vegas airport
Aug. 16, 2017
There’s nothing worse than waiting in the airport, unless you’re waiting to be paid a $1.6 million jackpot like a California woman was Tuesday at McCarran International Airport. A woman from ...
The Emerald Island Casino in Henderson is expanding again with added space and city street improvements too on Friday, August 11, 2017.
Expansion at Emerald Island in downtown Henderson nearing completion
Aug. 16, 2017
The casino’s administrative offices are in a former drugstore. The gaming floor is in what used to be a post office. The food preparation and storage areas used to be a Moose Lodge. It seems only fitting that the latest upgrades for Emerald Island in downtown Henderson include expanding by 10,000 square feet into ...
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, center, approaches the end zone after a long run for a touchdown as Cincinnati Bengals free safety George Iloka, right, gives chase in the second half of an NFL game Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Arlington, Texas.
Las Vegas sportsbooks pause betting on Cowboys over Ezekiel Elliott suspension
Aug. 11, 2017
ESPN reports that Las Vegas sportsbooks scrambled to take down various odds on the Dallas Cowboys today after news broke that the NFL had ...
An exterior view of the Fremont casino in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
$11.8 million Megabucks jackpot hit at Fremont
Aug. 11, 2017
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 T. hit the jackpot on the ...
The Easy Jack table game, shown at Harrah's in Las Vegas, was designed by Matthew Stream, a student at UNLV’s Center of Gaming Innovation.
Student's new Las Vegas table game similar to blackjack
Aug. 10, 2017
Matthew Stream dealt hand after hand of blackjack at a Northern California casino and seemed to run into a similar problem for players. In the quickness of ...
An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel tower Monday, March 11, 2013.
Cosmopolitan launching $100 million-plus room refresh
Aug. 9, 2017
The Cosmopolitan has announced a major makeover of most of its hotel rooms, the latest in a series of upgrades at the resort that have included the addition of ...
Caesars taking payments in Las Vegas via popular Chinese app
Aug. 9, 2017
Caesars Entertainment has started taking payments at multiple locations in Las Vegas from WeChat, a smartphone messaging app that’s hugely popular in China. Starting on Tuesday, the company began ...
Station Casinos purchased the Palms for $312.5 million.
Fertitta: Palms will reflect ‘everything we've learned over last 30 years’
Aug. 8, 2017
Chairman and CEO Frank J. Fertitta III said building and operating hybrid resorts (appealing to both tourists and locals) “is what we do.” “We're going to take everything ...
The Wynn and the Encore.
Free self-parking at Wynn, Encore comes to an end
Aug. 8, 2017
Wynn Resorts' properties have joined the list of casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip that no longer offer free self-parking. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore began charging customers to ...
A hotel and casino in Macau, Nov. 23, 2015. The company that manages the Donald Trump brand has moved to protect the name in Macau, a part of China that long ago surpassed Las Vegas to become the world’s largest gambling market. The applications seek rights to the Trump name for casinos, construction, hotels and real estate.
Trump company moves to protect brand in Chinese gambling hub
Aug. 8, 2017
The moves do not necessarily indicate that Trump or the Trump Organization will eventually open a Trump hotel or casino there. But the ongoing efforts to expand Trump trademarks overseas have raised questions about ...
Teams compete during the Dreamhack Masters e-sports tournament Feb. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Las Vegas Strip is getting its first space dedicated for competitive gaming when the Luxor transforms its nightclub into a multilevel e-sports arena. MGM Resorts International on Tuesday said the venue is expected to open in early 2018.
Casinos embrace esports even as they work to understand it
Aug. 8, 2017
Casinos are slowly embracing competitive video game tournaments as a way to help their bottom lines, but the money is coming from renting hotel rooms to the young players and selling them food and drinks, not from turning them into gamblers. Like most other ways gambling halls have ...
The Stratosphere on Las Vegas Blvd on September 30, 2015.
Next owner may expand Stratosphere with convention space
Aug. 4, 2017
In a conference call with gaming analysts today, Golden Entertainment CEO Blake Sartini spoke about where the company saw its strongest results in the ...
Terry Johnson, left, a member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, speaks during a Responsible Gaming Panel at UNLV Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Alan Feldman, executive vice president of global government & industry affairs at MGM Resorts International, listens at right.
Gaming trade group updates how it addresses problem gambling
Aug. 4, 2017
One of the gaming industry’s largest trade groups announced an updated approach to problem gambling during a roundtable discussion on the issue at UNLV’s international Gaming Institute on Thursday.
An exterior view of Caesars Palace.
Caesars, noting uptick in revenue, trumpets room renovations, esports push
Aug. 3, 2017
Room renovations have been a priority for Caesars because it’s a low-risk, high-reward investment that has driven revenue for the company. In a presentation accompanying the call, the company stated it plans to renovate just over 6,000 rooms by the end of next year ...
Caesars Entertainment recently spent $6.5 million renovating 73,000 square feet of meeting halls at the Flamingo.
Flamingo completes $6.5 million renovation of meeting center
Aug. 3, 2017
Caesars Entertainment announced Wednesday it has completed a renovation of its meeting center at the Flamingo Las Vegas, a first step in a refresh of the venerable ...
The Eastside Cannery on Boulder Highway.
Boyd, noting a 'solid quarter,' talks steady success of locals market
July 27, 2017
Boyd Gaming, owner of such Las Vegas area casinos as the California, Orleans and Sam’s Town, reported its second-quarter earnings today ...
The exterior of The MGM Grand seen from Rivea at Delano Las Vegas on Feb. 2, 2016.
MGM Resorts reports increased second-quarter earnings
July 27, 2017
Executives of MGM International were all superlatives during a conference call and webcast Thursday to discuss the company’s second-quarter earnings. “We are quite ...

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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

Student's new Las Vegas table game similar to blackjack
Matthew Stream dealt hand after hand of blackjack at a Northern California casino and seemed to run into a similar problem for players. In the ...
Couple hits near $1 million jackpot on penny slots at Harrah's in Las Vegas
A pair from Phoenix is $944,337 richer after hitting a jackpot at a Harrah’s penny slot machine ..
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 ...

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

Monte Carlo reboot to add more convention space
MGM Resorts International announced Tuesday it is adding 77,000 square feet of meeting space as part of its revamp of Monte Carlo. The news comes ...
MGM Resorts reports increased second-quarter earnings
Executives of MGM International were all superlatives during a conference call and webcast Thursday to discuss the company’s second-quarter earnings. “We are quite ...
MGM exec Glover named president of Atlantic City's Borgata
An MGM Resorts International executive will become the next president of Atlantic City's Borgata casino. The Las Vegas-based firm on Thursday named Marcus Glover as ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Upgrades at Palace Station could include convention center
Renovations at Palace Station may continue with a new 335-foot tower and convention center, according to plans it submitted to the city of Las Vegas. ...
How Sunset Station changed the scene
It was Station Casinos’ flagship property when it opened in 1997, a resort that easily could have been built on the Strip instead of in ...
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.

Wynn Resorts coverage

Free self-parking at Wynn, Encore comes to an end
Wynn Resorts' properties have joined the list of casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip that no longer offer free self-parking. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore ...
UFC star Conor McGregor lands nightclubs residency
UFC star Conor McGregor has landed a gig as nightclub host in Las Vegas. McGregor has signed a two-year residency agreement to host post-fight parties ...
Wynn says he has ‘most precious piece of real estate’ in Las Vegas
Wynn Resorts is talking with other companies to develop land behind the lagoon project planned just east of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, CEO Steve ...