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October 19, 2018

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This March 31, 2017, file photo shows a competitive video game tournament under way at Caesars casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
Atlantic City's new Call of Duty: Dominate esports tourneys
Oct. 18, 2018
Atlantic City's new Call Of Duty is this: To become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports. The activity is rapidly growing in popularity across the country and around the world, and the ...
A new slot machine featuring Willie Nelson and references to marijuana is on display at the Global Gaming Expo on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Las Vegas.
New slot machine features Willie Nelson, marijuana references
Oct. 13, 2018
A new Willie Nelson-themed slot machine really puts the pot in jackpot, with electronic reels featuring images of marijuana leaves and other nods to the cannabis subculture. Las Vegas-based slot maker Everi Holdings debuted the machine featuring the country music legend ...
The Lucky Dragon resort is seen on Sahara Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, ahead of its grand opening on Dec. 3, 2016.
Closed Lucky Dragon resort going up for auction
Oct. 12, 2018
The shuttered Lucky Dragon hotel-casino near the north end of the Strip is set to be sold to the highest bidder later this month. Built for $160 million in 2016, the property is going up for auction Oct. 30. The ...
Football helps N.J. sports bets nearly double to $184 million
Oct. 12, 2018
The start of the pro and college football seasons led the volume of sports betting in New Jersey to nearly double in September from ...
A player throws the dice on an electronic Roll to Win Craps table in the Aruze Gaming booth at the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo Center Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.
With millennials in mind, Aruze rolls out digital craps table (but the dice are real)
Oct. 11, 2018
A Las Vegas gaming company hopes a new version of craps that combines a digital layout with a dealer and real dice will make the traditional casino game less intimidating and appeal to millennials and others who ...
In this Monday, May 14, 2018, file photo, betting odds are displayed on a board in the sportsbook at the South Point.
MLB tells casinos league should get cut from wagers on sport
Oct. 10, 2018
Major League Baseball is insisting to casino executives that the league should get a cut from wagers placed on the sport following the repeal of a federal ban on sports betting. An MLB executive ...
In this Sunday Aug. 26, 2018 photo, the Indonesian team compete in the eSports exhibition at the 18th Asian Games Arena of Valor, Britama Arena, Jakarta. Esports is debuting as an exhibition sport in the on-going Asian Games and is targeted for full inclusion in four years at the games in Hangzhou, China.
How esports wagering could take off like sports betting
Oct. 10, 2018
As sports betting is increasingly embraced across the country, could wagering on esports eventually become mainstream?
The convention floor is seen packed with attendees during the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
Sports betting enters the spotlight at Global Gaming Expo
Oct. 9, 2018
The future of gaming will be on display this week during the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo Center, where some of the biggest figures in gaming will unveil their latest products ...
The grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip.
SLS Las Vegas starts $100 million renovation project
Oct. 8, 2018
SLS Las Vegas has kicked off a $100 million project to renovate the north Strip resort’s casino floor, hotel rooms, pool area and entertainment spaces. The SLS opened ...
Place your bets: Dover set to roll the dice on NASCAR bets
Oct. 5, 2018
Place your bets at Dover and let it ride: The track is ready to roll the dice on NASCAR betting. NASCAR fans could skip blackjack tables and roulette wheels inside ...
Silverton planning new casino in Pahrump
Oct. 4, 2018
The Silverton in Las Vegas is planning to expand its brand to nearby Pahrump with the Silverton Ranch Hotel and Casino, according to documents filed with the town’s planning commission. The casino is slated for ...
This June 19, 2017, file photo shows the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.
Eldorado buys Atlantic City's Tropicana casino in $1.9B acquisition
Oct. 3, 2018
Eldorado Resorts has completed its purchase of Atlantic City's Tropicana casino. The Press of Atlantic City reports the deal that finished Monday comes after the New Jersey Casino Control Commission granted ...
A look at the Mandalay Bay Race & Sports Book, Friday, Sept. 22, 2018.
With NFL neighbor on the way, Mandalay Bay spruces up sports book
Sept. 29, 2018
When you are about to become neighbors with an NFL team, there is reason for excitement. For the sports book officials at Mandalay Bay, that also brings reason for renovations. The property is the closest to the stadium site across the Interstate 15 ...
A pay table on a slot machine displays a $1 million jackpot in the new high limit slot area at the Cosmopolitan Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016.
Nevada casino revenue drops for second consecutive month
Sept. 27, 2018
Gambling revenue at Nevada casinos has decreased for two consecutive months. Data released today by the Nevada Gaming Control Board show casinos won about $913 million ...
In this July 14, 2018, file photo, people, left, talk to tellers while placing bets at the Meadowlands Racetrack, in East Rutherford, N.J.
Republicans favor new federal regulation on sports gambling
Sept. 27, 2018
House Republicans strongly favor new federal regulations on sports gambling after the Supreme Court allowed states to open sports books. At a hearing of a House Judiciary subcommittee, GOP members Thursday expressed concerns about advertisements and online gambling platforms targeting minors, as well as ...
Boyd Gaming takes title to Pennsylvania casino
Sept. 18, 2018
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 to "move forward quickly" to add ...
The Vegas Golden Knights celebrate their win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 of their NHL hockey second-round playoff game Friday, May 4, 2018, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights won 5-3 to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Golden Knights become first NHL team to partner with a sportsbook
Sept. 18, 2018
The Vegas Golden Knights have entered a multiyear partnership with William Hill US, becoming the first-ever NHL team to partner with a sportsbook. The partnership will feature a TV visible dasher board, in-arena signage, updated ...
The Cal Neva Lodge is seen in this photo from July, 1997.
Lake Tahoe residents hope casino will return to former glory
Sept. 17, 2018
The historic, and presently shuttered, Cal Neva will remain a casino and hotel when it reopens. Beyond that simple statement, details and plans for the property remain unfinished and undisclosed — a point realized by many of the roughly 100 people who circulated through the Incline Village Library for a meet and greet hosted by ...

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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

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

New NoMad brings unique sense of chic to central Strip
NoMad Las Vegas, which opens Friday within the newly remodeled Park MGM, was designed to give guests a residential feel, not one of staying in ...
MGM concerned with parking plan for Las Vegas stadium
Parking proposed for Raiders games at the new Las Vegas Stadium was met with concern from Las Vegas’ largest casino company at today’s Las Vegas ...
MGM says initial attendance, revenues strong for new Mass. casino
Attendance from MGM's nearly $1 billion casino in Massachusetts is exceeding expectations, and revenues appear strong nearly a month after opening, MGM Springfield President Michael ...

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

Women of Intrigue issue recognizes local excellence
Twelve of Las Vegas’ leading ladies have been recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the community in sports, entertainment, hospitality, communications …
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 ...