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November 20, 2018

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Nevada regulators approve deal with sportsbook operator
Nov. 16, 2018
Nevada gambling regulators have approved a settlement with a troubled sportsbook operator that has admitted to taking unlawful bets and making inaccurate payouts. The Nevada ...
An exterior view of the California Hotel and Casino on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.
Sprinkler extinguishes fire in Vegas casino's ice cream shop
Nov. 15, 2018
There was no evacuation or injury and that there was minimal smoke impact ...
Jon Oelke of Kenosha, Wis., won more than $1.3 million when he hit a royal flush while playing Three Card Poker Progressive on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at O'Sheas at the Linq. The casino did not identify everyone in the photo.
Wisconsin man wins $1.3 million at O’Sheas casino
Nov. 13, 2018
A Kenosha, Wis., man won more than $1.3 million over the weekend when he hit a royal flush while playing Three Card Poker Progressive at O’Sheas at ...
An early rendering of Wynn Paradise Park.
Wynn scraps lagoon project, will reopen golf course
Nov. 7, 2018
The Wynn Resorts Paradise Park lagoon project has been shelved and will be replaced by a revamped 18-hole golf course, the company announced today during its third-quarter earnings call. Wynn contracted Tom Fazio, the original designer of the golf course, to ...
Customers smoke marijuana while sitting in a booth in the smoking lounge at Barbary Coast Dispensary in San Francisco. Las Vegas is considering an ordinance to allow marijuana lounges.
Resorts see possibility of marijuana lounges as a dilemma
Nov. 3, 2018
Hospitality industry leaders expressed mixed feelings about the prospect of marijuana lounges here, which on one hand would give guests a place to legally consume and on the other compete with resorts for tourist money ...
Mark Frissora, CEO and president of Caesars Entertainment, takes part in a CEO round table at the Global Gaming Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Sands Expo Center.
Frissora leaving as president, CEO of Caesars Entertainment
Nov. 1, 2018
Mark Frissora is leaving Caesars Entertainment. The casino giant’s president and chief executive officer, who helped guide it through bankruptcy reorganization, will stay with the company until Feb. 8. Frissora is also credited with ...
Rendering of the Las Vegas Raiders stadium.
Caesars enters partnership with new NFL stadium
Nov. 1, 2018
Caesars Entertainment Corp. has entered a partnership with the Las Vegas stadium making the gaming giant the first founding partner of the future home of the ...
The Gold Strike hotel and casino in Jean is shown in this file photo.
Gold Strike casino in Jean being rebranded as Terrible’s
Oct. 31, 2018
Motorists traveling on Interstate 15 between Las Vegas and Southern California will notice a change to the lone hotel-casino in Jean. The Gold Strike will be rebranded Thursday as Terrible’s Hotel and Casino after JETT Gaming, a division of Terrible Herbst, recently renovated the property. JETT Gaming, which purchased the property in 2015, has updated the hotel rooms, slot areas, lounge and ...
Britney Spears appears in front of the Park MGM Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, to announce her new residency at the Park Theater beginning in February.
'Quite remarkable': Park MGM overhaul wraps up by year's end
Oct. 31, 2018
MGM Resorts is eagerly looking forward to the last few months of the year as their major revamp project converting the old Monte Carlo to Park MGM nears completion ...
Nevada gaming revenue up 1.26 percent in September
Oct. 30, 2018
Nevada gaming revenue increased 1.26 percent to $991.2 million in September compared to the same month a year ago, the state ...
The Lucky Dragon resort is seen on Sahara Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, ahead of its grand opening on Dec. 3, 2016.
Shuttered Lucky Dragon sells at auction for $35 million
Oct. 30, 2018
The auction of the Lucky Dragon this morning opened and closed with a single bid. Snow Covered Capital, the shuttered casino-resort’s main lender, placed an opening bid of $35 million for the 2-year-old property. No other bids were made by the ...
Ottawa Senators players celebrate after Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan, not pictured, scored on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Las Vegas.
NHL partners with MGM Resorts to share data for sports betting
Oct. 29, 2018
The NHL announced a multiyear agreement Monday to provide MGM Resorts International with data for use in betting, the second major U.S. professional sports league to ...
An exterior view of the Plaza casino in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
Las Vegas casino offering free play for Mega Millions losers
Oct. 23, 2018
One downtown Las Vegas casino is giving a second chance to those who don’t strike it rich in tonight’s $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery ...
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 ...

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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

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 ...
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. ...

MGM Mirage coverage

NHL partners with MGM Resorts to share data for sports betting
The NHL announced a multiyear agreement Monday to provide MGM Resorts International with data for use in betting, the second major U.S. professional sports league ...
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 ...

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 ...