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In this Sept. 9, 2018, photo, customers watch sports on a giant screen at the sports book of the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
New Jersey has its first $1 billion month in sports betting
Oct. 18, 2021
New Jersey's sports betting industry became the first in the United States to take in more than a billion dollars' worth of bets in a single month, in September, as football season sent more gamblers to sports books and, crucially, their phones, according to figures released Monday. Figures from the ...
Texas A&M students pack Kyle Field after Texas A&M upset Alabama 38-41 in an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in College Station, Texas.
College football by the odds: Vegas preview and picks of every Week 7 game
Oct. 13, 2021
Gone are the days when one loss, like Alabama’s 41-38 defeat at Texas A&M as 18.5-point favorites last week, would cause a seismic shift on betting boards. ...
California developer acquires Tahoe Biltmore for $56.8M
Oct. 12, 2021
A California developer has acquired the 75-year-old Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino at Crystal Bay along the California-Nevada line on the north shore of ...
Cleanup continues at the Riviera site on Las Vegas Boulevard South Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016.
New resort planned for old Riviera property on north Strip
Oct. 12, 2021
A Chilean businessman has reached an agreement to buy 10 acres of Strip-facing land that formerly housed the Riviera from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The land, which will be sold for $120 million, is expected to be used for a new resort, according to the agreement. Located southwest of ...
Chief Judge Jennifer Togliatti makes remarks during the dedication of the Amanda Aragon Memorial Garden at Grant Sawyer Middle School, May, 27, 2011. Amanda was killed while walking to school in 2005.
Togliatti appointed to Gaming Commission as 1st female chair
Oct. 8, 2021
Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed former Judge Jennifer Togliatti and state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer to the Nevada Gaming Commission on Friday, in a move that will give the powerful five-member ...
Rachelle Rabago, IGT director of casino systems product management, demonstrates cashless gaming technology as she transfers money from an IGT Pay resort wallet on a smartphone to a video slot machine during the Global Gaming Expo at the Venetian Expo, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.
Cashless gambling technologies grab industry’s attention, but will players buy in?
Oct. 8, 2021
At this week’s Global Gaming Expo, cashless gambling is a hot topic. Companies are showing off their latest payment technologies, and London-based International Game Technology’s cashless casino management system was recognized as …
Levi Elliott, left, a technician with Longhorn Amusement, tries out a new slot machine game during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Center Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.
Global Gaming Expo returns, masked and vaccinated, to Las Vegas
Oct. 6, 2021
Casino industry leaders and vendors riding a resurgence of gambling following coronavirus closures are gathering in-person for an annual conference this week in Las Vegas — amid strict coronavirus mask and vaccination rules — after meeting virtually a year ago. “We are thrilled to ...
Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) plays against New Hampshire during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Pittsburgh.
College football by the odds: Vegas preview and picks of every Week 6 game
Oct. 6, 2021
Betting odds painted the ACC as the least competitive Power Five conference coming into the season. Less than halfway through the year, betting odds have now done a 180 ...
A plane takes off from McCarran International Airport near casinos along the Las Vegas Strip, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.
Nevada casino winnings show return to pre-pandemic levels
Sept. 30, 2021
Nevada casinos continued a hot streak in August, recording $1 billion-plus in house winnings for the sixth straight month as gambling statewide continues a return to pre-pandemic levels, state regulators reported Thursday. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said casinos reported taking in almost $1.17 billion in August, following ...
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) sits on the turf during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 4 winners against the spread
Sept. 30, 2021
Kansas City is one of four teams sitting 0-3 against the spread early in the 2021-2022 season — alongside the lowly New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Football Team — after back-to-back outright upset losses the last two weeks. ...
An aerial view of the Cosmopolitan.
MGM taking over operations of Cosmopolitan
Sept. 27, 2021
MGM Resorts International is expanding its footprint on the Las Vegas Strip, announcing this morning it has agreed to purchase operations of the Cosmopolitan for $1.6 billion. The deal calls for MGM to enter into a 30-year lease agreement, with three 10-year renewal options, according to a news release. At the same time ...
An exterior view of the Venetian in Las Vegas,Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Man hits $1 million jackpot at Las Vegas Strip resort
Sept. 23, 2021
A gambler at the Venetian won over $1 million Tuesday while playing Ultimate Texas Hold’em, according to a news release. The player, a guest at the Strip resort, hit the ...
An exterior view of the Palms Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
Longtime MGM Resorts employee named general manager of Palms
Sept. 22, 2021
A former New York-New York executive has been named general manager of the Palms, according to a news release. Cynthia Kiser Murphey recently was hired for ...
Caesars, De Niro-backed Nobu unveil project in Atlantic City
Sept. 21, 2021
A hospitality company involving actor Robert De Niro will open a restaurant in Caesars casino in ...
An exterior view of Harrah's on the Las Vegas Strip Dec. 26, 2017.
Man hits $420,000 royal flush at poker table game
Sept. 21, 2021
A player at Harrah’s won more than $420,000 while playing Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em over the weekend, according to ...
Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (99) takes a drink on the field before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Indianapolis.
Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 2 winners against the spread
Sept. 16, 2021
Twelve of 16 underdogs covered in Week 1, including nine winning outright, and the rash of upsets appears to have caused some misconceptions in the sports betting space. ...
The exterior of the Cannery offers a view the casino's entrance, as well as a glimpse of the hotel's classic blue-collar theme.
Las Vegas woman hits $1 million jackpot at Cannery
Sept. 13, 2021
A Las Vegas woman hit a $1 million jackpot Friday while playing a slot machine at the Cannery, the North Las Vegas casino said. The winner, who asked to remain anonymous, was playing a ...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Devin White makes an interception against Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.
Vegas pick'em: NFL Week 1 winners against the spread
Sept. 9, 2021
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers helped Talking Points end last NFL season in style, not only covering in the Super Bowl but cashing a postseason, moneyline-rollover parlay every step of the way for a big return. ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Nevada regulators lift capacity restrictions for Boyd Gaming casinos
Boyd Gaming is the final major Las Vegas casino operator to announce a return to 100% capacity on its gaming floors after state regulators lifted ...
Boyd Gaming executives upbeat after strong quarterly results
If its first quarter earnings were any indication, Boyd Gaming Corp. is well on its way back from the economic downturn seen in the casino ...
Las Vegas casinos with coin-play slots scramble as coin shortage hits US
Because of a nationwide coin shortage brought on by business closures out of COVID-19 concerns, casinos with the coin-play machines have had to scramble to ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Bobby’s Burgers expanding to Paris, Harrah’s in Las Vegas
Bobby’s Burgers, the fast-casual hamburger restaurant from Bobby Flay, is expanding in Las Vegas to the Caesars Entertainment properties of Paris and ...
New restaurant at Harrah’s will bring a taste of Louisiana to the Strip
Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux is set to open a restaurant inside Harrah's in early 2022. This will be the first West Coast location for the Baton ...
Man hits $420,000 royal flush at poker table game
A player at Harrah’s won more than $420,000 while playing Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em over the weekend, according to ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

'Vote of confidence': Some experts say sale of Venetian, Palazzo and Sands Expo shows investors are bullish on Strip’s recovery
“A $6 billion investment in a market is a vote of confidence,” said Don Snyder, the former UNLV president. “Apollo is a smart investor. They ...
Las Vegas Sands sells the Venetian, Palazzo, Sands Expo for $6.25B
In the two-part deal, VICI Properties will buy the property and all assets associated with the Venetian Resort Las Vegas and the Sands Expo for ...
Reports of Las Vegas’ death greatly exaggerated, gaming executive says
Las Vegas Sands Corp. posted a fourth-quarter loss of $299 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier, as the casino ...

MGM Mirage coverage

In rare Las Vegas auction, Picassos from MGM Resorts collection could bring up to $100M
Sotheby’s auctions typically take place in locales such as New York, London, Paris, Milan and Hong Kong, and this weekend will mark the first time ...
Glitz, glamour and Gaga: ‘Jazz & Piano’ provides quintessential Vegas show experience
For more than two hours Thursday, Gaga — backed by a full orchestra and the Brian Newman Quintet — entertained with standards from the Great ...
Alanis Morissette’s T-Mobile concert boils down to: ‘Everything is just fine, fine, fine’
Morissette captivated throughout a setlist that paid homage to “Jagged Little Pill” — the first five songs she sang — including the megahits “Hand in ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Nevada probing 6 ‘return to work’ complaints
Fourteen people have filed complaints with the labor commissioner wanting to return to jobs lost during the pandemic, when casinos shuttered for nearly 90 days ...
Culinary Union calls court ruling a win against Station Casinos
Station Casinos, which for years has resisted worker efforts to unionize, said it “firmly and respectfully” disagreed with the ruling ...
Red Rock Resorts ready to break ground on $350 million California casino
The Las Vegas company behind bringing a new Native American casino to Madera County is close to breaking ground, according to a high-ranking official close ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Cosmopolitan joins Wynn Resorts properties in moving to 100% capacity
The Cosmopolitan is the latest Strip resort to have its gaming floor capacity increased to 100% after nearly a year of coronavirus restrictions. Capacity is ...
Wynn Resorts: Employees must get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID testing
Wynn Resorts employees are being asked to show proof of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine by April 25. If employees do not get vaccinated, they must ...
Las Vegas resort operator interested in proposed Chicago casino
At least one Las Vegas gaming company has expressed interest in operating a proposed casino in Chicago. Wynn Resorts was among several Las Vegas-based ...