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June 18, 2019

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Boyd Gaming exec Bill Noonan announces upcoming retirement
June 17, 2019
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 his position as ...
An exterior view of Palazzo on the Las Vegas Strip Dec. 26, 2017.
Player hits $1 million jackpot hand at Palazzo
June 14, 2019
A lucky player at the Palazzo added more than $1 million to their net worth this week. An anonymous gambler playing Ultimate Texas Hold'em this week made a diamond royal flush to win ...
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.
Panel: 90% of US sport bets could be online in 5 to 10 years
June 13, 2019
Some gambling and technology executives say 90% of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next five to 10 years ...
 In this Oct, 12, 2018, photo, losing betting slips in Atlantic City, N.J. that had predicted the New York Yankees to either reach the World Series or win it.
U.S. sports bets hit $9 billion since court ruling
June 12, 2019
At least $9 billion has been bet —legally— on sports in the U.S. in the year since New Jersey's Supreme Court victory cleared the way for other states to ...
An exterior view of Paris on the Las Vegas Strip Dec. 26, 2017.
Pai gow poker jackpot hits at Paris Las Vegas for $1.64 million
June 6, 2019
A table games player at Paris Las Vegas this morning hit a $1.64 million pai gow poker progressive jackpot.
Crowds fill the tables during the World Series of Poker Colossus event Friday, May 29, 2015, in Las Vegas. Thousands of people entered the event with a relatively inexpensive $565 buy-in.
Big numbers for World Series of Poker opening weekend
June 6, 2019
The World Series of Poker is more popular than ever. That’s based on the number of entries into the WSOP’s 50th anniversary opening weekend tournament, dubbed the Big 50. The $500 buy-in tournament had more than ...
Rob Goldstein, Las Vegas Sands president and COO, gestures toward a rendering of the MSG Sphere at the Venetian during a groundbreaking ceremony for the project near Koval Lane and Sands Avenue, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The new venue is expected to be completed in fiscal 2021 (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021).
Builder picked for MSG Sphere at the Venetian
June 3, 2019
AECOM was the general contractor for Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena and built Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, which hosted the Super Bowl in February ...
Judge: Internet wagering law only applies to sports gambling
June 3, 2019
A federal judge ruled Monday that a law prohibiting interstate wagering applies only to sports gambling, setting aside a Justice Department opinion that some feared put states in danger of losing their lotteries and ...
"Jeopardy!" Winner James Holzhauer is interviewed after receiving a key to the Las Vegas Strip from Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick during a ceremony at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Thursday, May 2, 2019.
Spoiler alert: Will 'Jeopardy!' star Holzhauer break record or go home?
June 3, 2019
Stop right here, "Jeopardy!" fans who want to keep some mystery in their lives. For everyone else, know this: James Holzhauer isn't ...
The HyperX Esports Arena is advertised on the front of the Luxor. Creating a brick-and-mortar reality for a virtual pastime is a significant step for esports, according to analysts.
Developers creating new homes for surging esports
June 3, 2019
The rise of esports is no surprise to anyone who has followed the video game industry. They are expected to bring in more than $1 billion in global revenue this year, as millions of fans watch ...
Ninety-year-old Ellis Island pit boss Pete Berger poses for a photo at Ellis Island on Friday, May 31, 2019. He turns 91 on Tuesday.
Vintage Vegas: Ellis Island's 90-year-old pit boss has seen it all
June 3, 2019
Pit boss Irving “Pete” Berger diligently walks around the table games area at Ellis Island monitoring the action with his hands clasped behind his back. Berger is in his element. He ...
"Jeopardy!" Winner James Holzhauer is interviewed after receiving a key to the Las Vegas Strip from Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick during a ceremony at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Thursday, May 2, 2019.
'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer talks strategy during event at Caesars Palace
May 31, 2019
Even when James Holzhauer was 13 years old, it was obvious he was going to be a gambler. He always seemed to know who was going to win sporting events, and lamented to his dad that he couldn’t trade stocks of sports teams to at least make a ...
Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, speaks before a public policy panel discussion at the Bellagio Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The panel was part of the inaugural symposium of the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV.
MGM Resorts cutting 557 jobs in final round of layoffs
May 30, 2019
MGM Resorts International announced today it is eliminating 557 more jobs in a “second and final round” of layoffs as part of a company reorganization.
An aerial view of the Strip.
Gaming and cannabis industries remain far apart in Nevada
May 30, 2019
The biggest issue is that the federal government still considers marijuana to be an illegal drug, at least recreationally ...
Las Vegas Strip, Tahoe casino winnings down in April
May 29, 2019
Gambling regulators say April was down month for Nevada casino winnings compared with a year ago, coming in under $1 billion for ...
In this Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, construction continues on the Encore Boston Harbor luxury resort and casino in Everett, Mass., being built by Wynn Resorts.
Wynn Resorts backs CEO Maddox, pays Massachusetts fines
May 28, 2019
The Wynn Resorts board of directors today fired back at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which last month decided to fine Wynn CEO Matt Maddox. On April 30, the commission levied a ...
A view of the lobby at the El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Spruced-up El Cortez will keep old-time charm, owner says
May 28, 2019
In a world where corporate-owned casinos and hotels are now the norm, the El Cortez is a throwback. The same goes for co-owner Kenny Epstein. The frontman for the small group that owns the ...
An exterior view of the M Resort at St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard South in Henderson on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The M Resort, which opened in March 2009, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
St. Louis man wins $1 million slot tournament at M Resort
May 23, 2019
A Missouri gambler added $1 million to his net worth at the M Resort over the weekend. The man from St. Louis, whose name was not released, had the top score in Saturday’s finals of ...

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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

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...
MSG Sphere project calls for bars, museum, private suites, new Monorail stop
The MSG Sphere Las Vegas could have seven interior levels, a museum, private suites, retail shops, luxury seating areas, taverns and more in about 600,000 ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Hundreds take MGM up on offer to pay employees' college tuition
Lisel Westlake hadn’t thought about pursuing higher education until she realized it would be imperative to her career. She realized she needed to do something ...
MGM Resorts cutting 557 jobs in final round of layoffs
MGM Resorts International announced today it is eliminating 557 more jobs in a “second and final round” of layoffs as part of a company reorganization.
Wynn and MGM in talks about sale of Encore Boston casino
Two major casino operators are in preliminary talks about the possible sale of one of the largest casinos in the Northeast. Wynn Resorts and MGM ...

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

Wynn Resorts backs CEO Maddox, pays Massachusetts fines
The Wynn Resorts board of directors today fired back at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which last month decided to fine Wynn CEO Matt Maddox. On ...
Wynn and MGM in talks about sale of Encore Boston casino
Two major casino operators are in preliminary talks about the possible sale of one of the largest casinos in the Northeast. Wynn Resorts and MGM ...
Wynn, Encore to offer free self-parking without restrictions
Wynn Resorts will allow free self-parking for everyone at its Strip properties without restrictions starting Wednesday. As it stands, self-parking is free for overnight guests ...