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October 13, 2019

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An exterior view of Main Street Station in downtown Las Vegas Nov. 4, 2015
Hawaii resident hits for nearly $1 million on Madonna machine in downtown Las Vegas
Oct. 9, 2019
The winner, a long-time Boyd Gaming customer who chose to remain anonymous, hit the jackpot ...
In this July 25, 1996 file photo, Jim 'Mattress Mack' McIngvale listens during a press conference at the the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce building in Atlanta. Jim McIngvale, a mattress store owner from Houston who calls himself "Mattress Mack,” plans to bet at least $1.5 million on the Astros in New Jersey on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.
Mattress Mack bets big as sports betting spreads
Oct. 8, 2019
Mattress Mack is the kind of character who fits nicely into the Las Vegas betting scene, skipping from sports book to sports book in search of a big score ...
General Manager Adam Wiesberg demonstrates winnings from a coin operated slot machine at El Cortez Casino Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.
Coin slot machines offer old-school Vegas experience at El Cortez
Oct. 7, 2019
During a recent morning at the El Cortez, Phyllis Henry heard a noise that has become all but extinct on Las Vegas casino floors. It was the ching-ching-ching of coins crashing down from a machine into a metal tray. In this case, it was ...
A gambler's blackjack hand is shown during the opening of the casino floor at the Cromwell, formerly Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, on the Las Vegas Strip and Flamingo Avenue, Monday, April 21, 2014.
Nevada casinos report strong winnings in August
Sept. 27, 2019
Nevada casinos reported a strong month of house winnings in August, up 4.3% compared with the same month a year ago, state regulators said today. It was the third ...
Player hits $935,000 jackpot at Aliante casino
Sept. 26, 2019
A Southern Nevada man hit a $935,000 jackpot on Saturday while at the Aliante casino to catch a movie, the North Las Vegas resort announced via Twitter today. The lucky player, identified only as ...
Player hits $96,000 video keno jackpot at Plaza
Sept. 23, 2019
A man from Hawaii hit a $96,000 video keno jackpot Friday at the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas, a casino representative said. Eric Santos of Kahului, Hawaii, hit the jackpot playing progressive Keno game that had ...
An exterior view of the Rio Hotel and Casino, June 6, 2013.
Caesars announces sale of Rio for $516 million
Sept. 23, 2019
Caesars Entertainment has completed a deal to sell the Rio but will continue to operate the Las Vegas property for at least two years, the company announced today ...
In this file photo, then-Chairman A.G. Burnett, center, asks a question during a Nevada Gaming Control Board meeting at the Grant Sawyer State Building Wednesday, March 1, 2016. Burnett, an attorney, is now a partner at the McDonald Carano law firm.
Q+A: Former gaming regulator A.G. Burnett on sports betting, industry trends
Sept. 16, 2019
A well-known name in Nevada gaming circles, A.G. Burnett served on the state’s Gaming Control Board from 2011 to 2017, taking over as chairman in 2012. An attorney, Burnett, is now a partner at ...
Wynn convention center expansion ahead of schedule
Sept. 11, 2019
Wynn Las Vegas announced this week that it’s Strip convention and meeting center expansion will likely be finished sooner than planned. The 430,000-square-foot expansion, which will ...
Players at the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas will have a chance to win vintage coin-operated slot and video poker machines such as these during a pair of promotions in October.
Plaza offering chance to win vintage slot machines
Sept. 10, 2019
The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas is giving players the chance to win a vintage coin-operated slot or video poker machine as part of a pair of promotions next month.
MGM Resorts, Buffalo Wild Wings launch mobile football game
Sept. 5, 2019
A casino company and a nationwide sports bar are launching a mobile football game designed to let customers pick favorite NFL teams, choose ...
Wisconsin man hits $1.3 million jackpot at Flamingo
Aug. 30, 2019
A Wisconsin man kicked off his Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas in a big way Thursday night. Anthony Klosowski of South Milwaukee hit the Let It Ride progressive jackpot at the ...
Nevada casino winnings top $1B in July; 4th month in 2019
Aug. 28, 2019
July was a good month for casinos in Nevada, with house winnings topping $1 billion for the fourth time this year, state regulators said Wednesday. The $1.02 billion that casinos statewide won in July nearly ...
An exterior view of Hooters on Tropicana Avenue near the Las Vegas Strip Dec. 26, 2017.
Hooters in Las Vegas sold, to be rebranded as OYO Hotel
Aug. 26, 2019
The Hooters hotel-casino off the Las Vegas Strip has been sold to India-based hospitality company OYO. The 657-room resort will be rebranded as OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas before the end of the year, officials said today in a statement ...
A security guard sits at a check point next to the elevators while UNR resident assistants sit in the background on Aug. 19, 2019 during a training session at the Circus Circus casino hotel tower that's been converted into a residence hall. Renamed Wolf Pack Tower, it will house about 1,300 students this school year after a gas explosion in July shut down two major dorms on the main campus a half-mile away.
Books not bets: Nevada casino hotel to serve as college dorm
Aug. 26, 2019
UNR officials knew it was a bit of a gamble when they agreed to lease a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turn it into a college dormitory ..
A view of the casino floor at Boulder Station Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.
Boulder Station celebrates 25 years with music, food and fun
Aug. 21, 2019
Boulder Station opened as a pivotal project for Station Casinos: As just the second hotel-casino after Palace Station, it signified the beginning of a local gaming and entertainment dynasty ...
The Rampart Casino at 221 N. Rampart Blvd. in Summerlin.
Power failure temporarily closes Rampart Casino
Aug. 8, 2019
The Rampart Casino in Summerlin was temporarily closed today because of a power failure, according to a tweet from the casino. The casino reported the situation about 9:30 a.m. through its official Twitter account. It wasn't clear what ...
A view of the Encore and Wynn resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, Dec. 26, 2017.
Aided by robust Las Vegas results, Wynn reports solid quarter
Aug. 6, 2019
Overall strong performances from its Las Vegas properties helped Wynn Resorts to a 3.3% increase in operating revenues during the second quarter ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd Gaming exec Bill Noonan announces upcoming retirement
Longtime Boyd Gaming executive Bill Noonan is set to retire. Noonan, 67, informed the company last week that he will step down July 31 from ...
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 ...

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

Ex-governor to lead Sands' push for casino in NYC
Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer's push for a casino in New York ...
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...

MGM Mirage coverage

MGM Resorts, Buffalo Wild Wings launch mobile football game
A casino company and a nationwide sports bar are launching a mobile football game designed to let customers pick favorite NFL teams, choose ...
MGM plans community center for Oct. 1 shooting site
MGM Resorts International has long-term plans to turn the site of the Oct. 1 mass shooting into a community and athletic center and will use ...
Ex-governor to lead Sands' push for casino in NYC
Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer's push for a casino in New York ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Boulder Station celebrates 25 years with music, food and fun
Boulder Station opened as a pivotal project for Station Casinos: As just the second hotel-casino after Palace Station, it signified the beginning of a local ...
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 ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Wynn, Encore to offer free valet parking for everyone
Wynn Las Vegas and Encore will start offering free valet parking for everyone later this month. The new policy will take effect Sept. 30. “Free ...
Wynn convention center expansion ahead of schedule
Wynn Las Vegas announced this week that it’s Strip convention and meeting center expansion will likely be finished sooner than planned. The 430,000-square-foot expansion, which ...
Aided by robust Las Vegas results, Wynn reports solid quarter
Overall strong performances from its Las Vegas properties helped Wynn Resorts to a 3.3% increase in operating revenues during the second quarter ...