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December 13, 2017

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Crews work on the landscaping outside the MGM Grand Detroit casino in Detroit on Monday, Oct. 1, 2007.
Detroit casinos see potential in sports betting
Dec. 13, 2017
The busiest part of Las Vegas casinos on Sunday afternoon aren’t the slots, craps, roulette or blackjack. It is the sportsbook, where people ...
Poker players, knocked out of the main event, gather by a WSOP sign during day 2c of the World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio Wednesday, July 12, 2017.
World Series of Poker to have 78 events in 2018
Dec. 12, 2017
The 2018 edition of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas will feature 78 events. Owner Caesars Interactive Entertainment on Tuesday announced the premier tournament will ...
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 leaving Nevada Gaming Control Board
Dec. 11, 2017
Burnett said he will be work with gaming issues in his new position but can’t appear before the control board or Gaming Commission for a year because of state lobbyist laws ...
Margie Ascone is instructed how to play IGT's new Sphinx 4-D slot machine at the Red Rock Resort, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.  Members of Station’s players club get one free play during the rollout.
IGT adds stimulating dimension to slot machine
Dec. 8, 2017
From the very beginning, slot machines — with fast-spinning reels and the sound of coins clattering into metal buckets — were designed to excite the senses and hopefully drive players to bet more. Today, slot makers are hoping new technology will make games even more immersive. One example is IGT’s new 4-D Sphinx slot ...
Internet betting firms settle suits over NYX Gaming acquisition
Dec. 7, 2017
Three gambling companies have agreed to end their legal battle over the proposed acquisition of NYX Gaming by Scientific Games. The Las Vegas-based firms hope to join forces and become a leader in ...
Jim Murren, chairman/CEO of MGM Resorts International, during The Parks first-ever tree lighting ceremony in Toshiba Plaza Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.
MGM Resorts CEO seeks legislative support for Connecticut casino
Dec. 6, 2017
Three months after announcing plans for a $675 million casino and entertainment complex in Bridgeport, the chief executive of MGM Resorts International Tuesday night pushed to build support among ...
High court hints it could side with N.J. on sports betting
Dec. 4, 2017
In a case being closely watched by states interested in allowing betting on sports, the Supreme Court indicated a willingness Monday to side with New Jersey's effort to permit sports gambling. The justices ...
This 2011 file photo shows Pinnacle Entertainment's Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg, Miss.
Penn National Gaming in discussions to buy Las Vegas rival Pinnacle
Nov. 30, 2017
Penn National Gaming says it is discussing acquiring rival casino owner Pinnacle Entertainment, and creating a unified company with 45 properties in more than ...
Lawsuit: Nevada woman wins Aston Martin, gets tax liability — but no car
Nov. 30, 2017
A Nevada woman says in a recent lawsuit that she won an Aston Martin sports car in a drawing at a California casino — but all she received was income tax liability for its $134,000 value. Merida Manipoun, also known as Anoma Sengvixay, of Clark County, Nevada, filed the lawsuit Nov. 16 in ...
Gamblers play craps on the casino floor of the Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, April 21, 2014.
Gaming revenue up slightly in wake of October shooting
Nov. 30, 2017
In the first statewide numbers released since the Oct. 1 shooting, gaming revenue rose almost everywhere in Nevada except on the Las Vegas Strip, according to ...
A look inside the Nighthawk Suite at Park MGM, the new name for the remodeled Monte Carlo, in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.
Photos: A look inside the new Park MGM and NoMad Hotel in Las Vegas
Nov. 30, 2017
Take one walk through the Monte Carlo and the changes are obvious: The gray color scheme of the floors and walls of the new Park MGM contrasts sharply with the traditional Las Vegas look of the Monte Carlo’s red and gold carpets. MGM Resorts International revealed some of the changes Wednesday as it transforms the Monte Carlo into ...
Bettors on Oct. 1, 2017, at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, where wagering on college football games is rising at the expense of betting on NFL games.
Among Las Vegas bettors, college football is gaining on NFL
Nov. 30, 2017
Jimmy Vaccaro has spent four decades as a bookmaker watching money move through an increasingly lucrative sports market. He is, by necessity, an astute observer of the human condition ...
A convention goer jumps into a pool full of foam marijuana plant cutouts at the ShowGrow booth during the MJ Biz conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.
'A problem and a dilemma:' Nevada gaming committee tussles on marijuana’s future in casinos
Nov. 29, 2017
The group of gaming leaders, politicians and attorneys made their opinions clear during the nearly five-hour public session, painting a hopeful picture for the plant’s future in ...
Man will win over $21,000 if Auburn bet comes through
Nov. 29, 2017
A confident Auburn fan who placed a bet on the Tigers to win the College Football Playoff National Championship the morning of the Arkansas game could be ...
This photo from Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 photo, show individuals playing video lottery terminals at Tioga Downs, in Nichols, N.Y. Revenues from three new upstate New York casinos have come in far slower than projected, meaning less money shared with local towns, cities and counties.
Jackpot elusive for three new upstate New York casinos
Nov. 28, 2017
Three new upstate New York casinos have so far failed to generate the big payoffs they projected, meaning less money shared with towns, cities and counties. Slot machine and ...
In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in New York.
U.S. sports leagues hedging their bets on nationwide legal gambling
Nov. 27, 2017
In court, all four major U.S. sports leagues are fighting New Jersey's challenge to the federal ban on sports gambling, which the Supreme Court will hear next month. Outside of court, leaders of three of the four leagues have made public comments that suggest they ...
Bo Bernhard, Executive Director of International Gaming Institute at UNLV's Harrah College of Hospitality poses for a photo Nov. 9, 2017.
In times of crisis, the gaming industry often calls this guy
Nov. 26, 2017
Bo Bernhard, who leads UNLV’s International Gaming Institute, answers the “bat signal” for calls worldwide.
In this Jan. 27, 2015, file photo, Super Bowl proposition bets are displayed on a board at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook race and sports book in Las Vegas.
Sports betting case could pay off for internet gambling
Nov. 25, 2017
Internet gambling in the United States has been limited to just three states since it began in 2013, but it could soon get a big boost from an unlikely source: the U.S. Supreme Court. Some gambling industry officials, regulators and analysts think ...

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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
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Where to watch the NCAA Tournament in Las Vegas
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Harrah's Entertainment coverage

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Las Vegas Sands coverage

Asian properties drive strong second quarter for Sands
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Deal's off: MGM not buying Sands Casino Bethlehem, sources say
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MGM Mirage coverage

MGM Resorts CEO seeks legislative support for Connecticut casino
Three months after announcing plans for a $675 million casino and entertainment complex in Bridgeport, the chief executive of MGM Resorts International Tuesday night pushed ...
Photos: A look inside the new Park MGM and NoMad Hotel in Las Vegas
Take one walk through the Monte Carlo and the changes are obvious: The gray color scheme of the floors and walls of the new Park ...
Dash of Pepper spices up Mandarin Oriental’s lobby
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Stations Casinos coverage

IGT adds stimulating dimension to slot machine
From the very beginning, slot machines — with fast-spinning reels and the sound of coins clattering into metal buckets — were designed to excite the ...
Station files objections to Green Valley Ranch union election
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Green Valley Ranch workers vote to join union
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Wynn Resorts coverage

Last rounds on the Strip: Golf course made big impressions, but succumbs to economics
For more than a decade, the Wynn Golf Course has pampered guests and impressed players with its manicured playing surface. The only course on the ...
Wynn: Shooter Paddock was unremarkable customer
CEO Steve Wynn spoke about mass shooter Stephen Paddock, security and the business effects of the tragedy as well as plans for his new lagoon ...
Construction to start on Wynn's Paradise Park in the spring
The development will also have a new 47-story, 1,500-room hotel with its own convention space, casino and restaurants. It will sit roughly between the Encore ...