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April 26, 2017

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Football fans watch games during NFL opening day at the Red Rock Resort's race and sportsbook Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.
Could legalized gambling save us from the insufferability of fantasy sports?
April 26, 2017
The rise of daily-fantasy sports (whose legality is accepted by many states) and the placement of NHL and NFL franchises in Las Vegas have diluted the spirit of the Sports Protection Act ...
The Wynn hotel-casino on Las Vegas Boulevard on Sept. 30, 2015.
Wynn: City would ‘go bonkers’ when it hosts Super Bowl
April 25, 2017
Recent success of the Wynn Resorts’ Macau properties grabbed the lion’s share of attention from analysts on a conference call Tuesday to discuss 2017 first-quarter earnings at Wynn Resorts. ...
An aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, aboard a Maverick helicopter.
Like desert sands, Las Vegas resorts continue to shift
April 25, 2017
Strip resorts of the future will probably look quite different. The casino floor, for one thing, will most likely be smaller. But Las Vegas and its huge integrated resorts should continue to succeed, if only because they are so good at listening to their customers. Those were among the observations of a handful of casino design experts who gathered recently to discuss the role architecture and design have played in transforming Las Vegas from a gambling-based, desert curiosity into ...
Veera Devabhaktineni of San Diego won $1 million playing Crazy 4 Poker at the Flamingo Las Vegas on Saturday, April 15, 2017.
San Diego man wins $1 million at the Flamingo
April 24, 2017
A San Diego man won $1 million at the Flamingo Las Vegas recently, hitting a diamond six-card royal flush jackpot at the Crazy 4 Poker table ...
In this April 23, 2015, photo, a woman tours an Elvis exhibition on the first day of "Graceland Presents Elvis: The Exhibition, The Show, The Experience" at Westgate Las Vegas. Hundreds of Elvis Presley artifacts and memorabilia are still being held by the casino, a year after the King's estate filed a lawsuit to get those valuables back.
Decision expected next month in legal dispute over Elvis exhibit
April 20, 2017
Hundreds of Elvis Presley artifacts and memorabilia are still being held by Westgate Las Vegas, a year after the King's estate filed a lawsuit to get those valuables back from a short-lived exhibit. The items, including stage outfits, jewelry and letters, remain locked up at the casino site where the now-shuttered ...
Indictment of ‘Vegas Dave’ illustrates how casinos use Social Security numbers
April 19, 2017
Using the wrong Social Security number in a casino can cost you millions of dollars and land you in jail as one professional sports bettor is finding out ...
Bets are placed on roulette during the opening of the casino floor at the Cromwell, formerly Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, in April 2014. The game is seeing a resurgence statewide, according to the latest gaming revenue reports.
Betting on red and black: Roulette makes a comeback in Nevada
April 14, 2017
Roulette, the iconic casino game featured in numerous Hollywood movies, is making a bit of a comeback in Nevada casinos, showing marked increases this year and ...
Joseph Brennen of Ventnor, N.J., logs on to a Harrah's online casino on his laptop from a highway rest area in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, the first day of a test of Internet gambling in New Jersey.
Best month for New Jersey's internet gambling lifts casinos
April 13, 2017
There's no longer much of a debate about it: Internet gambling is helping to save Atlantic City's casinos. New Jersey's online gambling market had its best month ever ...
Exterior of Luxor on Las Vegas Blvd on September 30, 2015.
Luxor transforming closed LAX nightclub into e-sports arena
April 11, 2017
The Las Vegas Strip is getting its first space dedicated to competitive gaming when the Luxor hotel-casino transforms its nightclub into a multilevel e-sports arena. MGM Resorts International announced today plans for the arena that will feature a competition stage, LED video wall, daily gaming stations, food and drink and a streaming and television-quality production studio. Work on the venue will begin ...
Human smuggling, money laundering probes surround Saipan casino
April 10, 2017
When FBI agents recently raided an office on the U.S. island of Saipan, they unlocked a cabinet full of Chinese passports belonging to construction laborers without work credentials. The agency, which made at least one arrest, said it was acting ...
Reno casino remerges as nongaming, family-friendly hotel
April 6, 2017
Hotel owners have finished converting a Nevada casino and hotel into a non-gaming hotel. The Marriott Renaissance Hotel in downtown Reno was opened and fully functional as of Wednesday. The Renaissance Hotel replaces ...
The Trump Taj Mahal resort in Atlantic City is shown Oct. 24, 2014.
Guitars oust minarets as Hard Rock redoes Taj Mahal casino
April 5, 2017
Donald Trump, domes and minarets are out. Rock 'n' roll and guitars — lots of guitars — are in as the Hard Rock chain re-does Atlantic City's former Trump Taj Mahal casino. The company owned by Florida's Seminole Indian tribe on Wednesday unveiled ...
Drivers stop for tickets as they enter the MGM Grand parking garage Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.
MGM to increase parking fees April 12
April 4, 2017
MGM Resorts International is increasing its parking fees less than a year since it was the first major Strip resort company to break the long-standing Las Vegas tradition of ...
Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant watches his home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Chicago.
Las Vegas oddsmakers favor Chicago Cubs to repeat this year
April 1, 2017
The Chicago Cubs have already broken the curse and won a World Series. Now, oddsmakers in Las Vegas predict the team will become only the third in almost 40 years to win it a second straight time. The city's sports books like the team to ...
The Trump Taj Mahal resort in Atlantic City is shown Oct. 24, 2014.
Sale of former Trump Taj Mahal casino to Hard Rock is finalized
March 31, 2017
It's official: Atlantic City's former Trump Taj Mahal casino now belongs to Hard Rock International. The sale of the shuttered casino opened in 1990 by President Donald Trump was finalized Friday. The Florida-based Hard Rock, which manages ...
The Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas is shown on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.
How quickly could Trump build casino in Las Vegas?
March 31, 2017
With four acres of land a short walk from Las Vegas Boulevard, President Donald Trump and his business partner Phil Ruffin have an opportunity to build a casino near one of the busiest parts of the Strip. And, according to a recent Forbes article, that’s ...
A parking payment machine is shown by the garage elevators in Caesars Palace Thursday, March 30, 2017.
Caesars properties begin charging for parking
March 30, 2017
As promised last year, Caesars Entertainment has begun charging for valet and self parking at its Las Vegas properties. Out-of-state customers began paying ...
One of Gamblit Gaming's interactive skill-based games is shown in this promotional photo.
Planet Hollywood hosts test run for first Las Vegas skill-based games
March 30, 2017
Interactive skill-based gambling is making its Las Vegas debut today at Planet Hollywood, where Gamblit Gaming will be conducting field trials of two of their games, Cannonbeard’s Treasure and Gamblit Poker. The games run on table gaming consoles, instead of the traditional vertical cabinets that house slot and video poker games. Players sit around a flat table that features a touch video screen. Players interact with the game in ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Where to watch the NCAA Tournament in Las Vegas
Whether you are a visitor staying on the Strip or in Las Vegas downtown, or if you are a local taking a long lunch, here ...
Boyd’s purchase of Cannery casinos nears completion
Boyd Gaming’s purchase of the Cannery casinos is expected to be completed shortly after special sessions of both the Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission ...
Downtown's California completes redesign for ‘modern island vibe’
An ambitious renovation of the California Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas has been completed, giving new flair to its Hawaiian motif. In the hotel’s west ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Where to watch the NCAA Tournament in Las Vegas
Whether you are a visitor staying on the Strip or in Las Vegas downtown, or if you are a local taking a long lunch, here ...
Serial litigants sue Harrah's over ADA issues
A disabled person with a history of suing businesses in Las Vegas has filed an Americans with Disability Act lawsuit against Harrah’s Las Vegas. ...
Q+A, Part 1: Clint Holmes discusses his show at Palazzo opening July 16
Ask Clint Holmes to ponder his new residency at Palazzo starting July 16, and he describes it as “exciting, frightening and fulfilling — all at ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Betting on red and black: Roulette makes a comeback in Nevada
Roulette, the iconic casino game featured in numerous Hollywood movies, is making a bit of a comeback in Nevada casinos, showing marked increases this year ...
Here's why Wynn Resorts stock popped Thursday
Zacks reports that shares of Wynn Resorts gained more than 3.3 percent in morning trading Thursday on unconfirmed takeover chatter ...
Where to watch the NCAA Tournament in Las Vegas
Whether you are a visitor staying on the Strip or in Las Vegas downtown, or if you are a local taking a long lunch, here ...

MGM Mirage coverage

First e-sports arena coming to the Strip
Las Vegas will be getting its second e-sports arena soon, in the space once occupied by the now-closed LAX nightclub at Luxor, according to an ...
MGM to increase parking fees April 12
MGM Resorts International is increasing its parking fees less than a year since it was the first major Strip resort company to break the long-standing ...
Where to watch the NCAA Tournament in Las Vegas
Whether you are a visitor staying on the Strip or in Las Vegas downtown, or if you are a local taking a long lunch, here ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Train leaving the Station: Railroad theme jettisoned in Palace Station's renovation
Palace Station will soon be ditching its train motif as a multimillion-dollar renovation project on the 41-year-old casino continues. The remodeling began last fall, and ...
What's next for the Palms?
It’s appropriate that the Palms, which hosted the reality TV show “The Real World” and was a hangout for young celebrities and rock stars, has ...
Station Casinos-run property in California prepares for hotel opening
The 200-room hotel under construction at Graton Resort & Casino in California's wine country since September will officially open to the public on Nov. 15, ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Wynn: City would ‘go bonkers’ when it hosts Super Bowl
Recent success of the Wynn Resorts’ Macau properties grabbed the lion’s share of attention from analysts on a conference call Tuesday to discuss 2017 first-quarter ...
RNC political director joins Wynn Resorts
One day after Steve Wynn was made finance chair for the Republican National Committee (RNC), Wynn Resorts announced that the RNC's political director would be ...
Macau VIP rebound encourages Wynn in earnings call
During a 2016 fourth-quarter and year-end earnings conference call, Wynn Resorts principals, including CEO Steve Wynn, fielded questions about financial results and the state of ...