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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 ...
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. ...
In this June 24, 2021, file photo, crowds walk through the casino during the opening night of Resorts World Las Vegas in Las Vegas.
Nevada casinos riding hot streak, set monthly win record
Aug. 26, 2021
Nevada casinos set another monthly winnings record last month, riding a streak of robust revenues that has the state reaping the tax benefit, state gambling regulators said Thursday. Casinos statewide reported taking in a record $1.36 billion in July — the fifth straight month topping at least $1 billion and easily passing the record $1.23 billion set in May. Nevada Gaming Control Board analyst Michael Lawton called ...
Louisiana land casino delayed by hurricane to open fall 2022
Aug. 24, 2021
A southwest Louisiana riverboat casino that was damaged by a hurricane last year will reopen on land next year. Construction of a new Horseshoe Casino should be complete next fall in ...
In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Clemson during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal in Glendale, Ariz.
Fiesta Bowl, Caesars announce sports betting partnership
Aug. 23, 2021
The Fiesta Bowl Organization announced a multi-year partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Monday, pairing one of the biggest postseason college football games with ...
An exterior view of the Venetian in Las Vegas,Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Slot player hits $1.5 million jackpot at Venetian
Aug. 12, 2021
A guest at a Strip resort hit a $1.5 million jackpot while playing a slot machine Tuesday, according to a news release. The gambler, who chose to remain anonymous, hit the ...
Gamblers play Pai Gow poker at the Mohegan Sun casino inside Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Thursday, March 25, 2021.
In-person gamblers lifting U.S. casino market to its best year
Aug. 10, 2021
Gamblers anxious to hit the slot machines and table games in person after a year of coronavirus restrictions are lifting the U.S. casino industry to ...
Traffic passes in front of the Main Street Station, downtown, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.
Downtown Las Vegas’ Main Street Station set to reopen next month
Aug. 9, 2021
Main Street Station, closed since the coronavirus shutdown in March 2020, will reopen next month, according to a news release from Boyd Gaming. The downtown Las Vegas casino and hotel will return to ...
Pedestrians walk down the Fremont Street Experience in front of the D Hotel & Casino, downtown, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.
Man hits $627,000 jackpot at downtown Las Vegas casino
July 27, 2021
A man at a downtown Las Vegas casino turned a $3.75 bet into more than $600,000 on Sunday. The gambler, whose name was withheld, hit ...
Sands Cotai Central, which sits just across from Venetian Macau.
Las Vegas Sands reports $192 million loss
July 21, 2021
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) on Wednesday reported a loss of $192 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Las Vegas-based company said it had a loss of 25 cents. Losses, adjusted to account for ...
An exterior view of the Bellagio on Aug. 28. 2016.
MGM resorts, Orix submit proposal to build first casino in Japan
July 21, 2021
Reuters reports that U.S. casino operator MGM Resorts International and partner Orix Corp. have submitted a proposal to build their ...
An exterior view of the Fremont casino in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
Woman wins $646,000 at downtown Las Vegas casino
July 16, 2021
A woman from Hawaii won just over $646,000 on Thursday at the Fremont in downtown Las Vegas. The visitor hit a progressive jackpot while playing a Buffalo Inferno slot machine late ...

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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

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 ...
Harrah’s joins list of Caesars properties opening next week
Because of stronger-than-expected customer demand, Caesars Entertainment said today it will open a third Strip casino next week. Harrah’s will open at 11 a.m. on ...
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 ...

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

MGM taking over operations of Cosmopolitan
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 ...
Longtime MGM Resorts employee named general manager of Palms
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 ...
Hornbuckle: MGM 'going full steam ahead' despite uncertainty of virus variant
In the middle of a summer pandemic rebound, the CEO of MGM Resorts International said Wednesday it’s too early to tell if the rise of ...

Stations Casinos coverage

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 ...
Red Rock Resorts to sell Palms to California tribe for $650M
The Palms, shuttered since the onset of the the pandemic, is getting a new owner. Red Rock Resorts announced the sale agreement to the San ...

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 ...