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October 19, 2017

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The broken window from the 32nd floor of Mandalay bay, where Stephen Paddock shot at civilians attending the Route 91 Festival, is seen through palm trees, Tuesday. Oct 3, 2017.
How Nevada Gaming Control Board helped investigation of shooter Paddock
Oct. 18, 2017
As the search for motives got underway, Gaming Control Board agents were asked to see what, if any, information they could discover about Paddock ...
This July 11, 2014, aerial photo shows the Atlantic City, N.J., beachfront with many of its Boardwalk casinos.
Atlantic City casinos win up 4 percent in September
Oct. 12, 2017
Atlantic City's casinos won more from gamblers in September than they did a year earlier. Figures released Thursday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the seven casinos and online gambling outlets won $235.8 million, an increase of ...
The Cromwell opens its new sports book on Aug. 22, 2017.
Supreme Court to hear sports-betting arguments in December
Oct. 12, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that could legalize sports betting across the country on Dec. 4, according to a calendar published by the court.
Caesars Palace celebrates its 50th anniversary with a pool party birthday celebration at the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016.
Caesars Entertainment emerges from bankruptcy with $2 billion in cash
Oct. 6, 2017
Caesars Entertainment has completed the bankruptcy process, the company announced Friday, ending two-plus years of legal and financial uncertainty. ...
Gambling regulators eye records of Las Vegas killer
Oct. 4, 2017
Nevada gambling regulators are poring through records to try to find out more about the high stakes gambler who fatally shot 59 people attending ...
A view of the Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally's on the Las Vegas Strip Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.
Nevada gaming revenue jumps nearly 15 percent in August
Sept. 29, 2017
Gaming revenue in Nevada jumped 14.91 percent in August — from $861,137,241 to $989,510,649 — compared to the same month ...
The IGT booth is shown during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) convention at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.
Recreational weed, sports betting in spotlight as G2E takes over Vegas next week
Sept. 29, 2017
An appearance by Magic Johnson, the effects of legalized recreational pot, the use of “Game of Thrones” as a business strategy and more interactive slot machines are expected to be among the highlights of Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Monday through Thursday at the Sands Expo. First held in 2001 and presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA), G2E has become ...
A William Hill betting shop in London, June 20, 2016. Campaigners say that fixed odds betting terminals, which are unique to British betting shops and allow players to place multiple high-value bets on computerized casino games such as roulette, are to blame for a national gambling addiction sucking billions out of Britain’s poorest communities.
As Britain's gambling problem grows, some say a machine is to blame
Sept. 27, 2017
Tony Franklin entered a betting shop in northwest London one morning this month and paid 300 pounds, or around $400, into a gambling machine — and lost that money within 16 minutes. Then he paid in another 300 pounds. Then a further 1,000 pounds six minutes later. And 20 minutes after that, a final ...
Interactive slot manufacturer Gamblit Gaming has signed an agreement with Pac-Man’s creator, Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., to design a casino version of the arcade classic.
Pac-Man arcade classic being adapted as a casino game
Sept. 26, 2017
Pac-Man could be munching through gamblers’ cash next year, after interactive slot manufacturer Gamblit Gaming announced today it signed an agreement with Pac-Man’s creator, Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., to ...
Wynn Boston Harbor President Robert DeSalvio, left, and Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, right, sound horns to signal an official start of construction as workers look on, left, at the site of the Wynn Boston Harbor resort casino complex, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Everett, Mass. Wynn Resorts is starting construction on its $2 billion Boston-area casino after years of legal fights.
Photos: Take a look at the Wynn Boston Harbor casino site
Sept. 26, 2017
How much steel does it take to build a casino in Massachusetts? About 8,000 tons. Construction is well underway at ...
In this Nov. 11, 2010, photo, Foxwoods Casino Resort buildings rise over the landscape in Ledyard, Conn.
Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun casinos proceed with new attractions
Sept. 25, 2017
Foxwoods Resort Casino announced plans to develop a high-performance indoor karting center, as rival Mohegan Sun Casino ...
An exterior photo of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2017. The New York state government and the Seneca tribe — who once tossed burning tires on the New York State Thruway during a conflict over state taxes — are once again at odds, after the tribe stopped making contractual payments to the state from its casinos in June.
New York’s bet on new casinos has yet to hit jackpot
Sept. 24, 2017
This was to be a year of celebration for New York’s booming gambling industry, with gleaming new casinos opening, rapturous bettors flocking in and a win-win for the state, with a torrent of new taxes pouring into government coffers at no cost to anyone but ...
Couples watch the show at Bellagio Fountains on Monday, March 16, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.
‘Show’ time: MGM Resorts’ new ad campaign impresses the experts
Sept. 22, 2017
The first ad in MGM Resorts International’s massive new “Welcome to the Show” campaign featured cinema-like video of the company’s properties and attractions interspersed with written text such as “Mankind was not born to be bored” and “We invented MGM to entertain the human race.” What it didn’t ...
Sandoval seeks review of gaming, marijuana industry relationship
Sept. 20, 2017
Gov. Brian Sandoval wants the state to take another look at the relationship between the gaming and legal marijuana industries in Nevada. He has issued an order for ...
This image provided by MGM Resorts International shows an architectural rendering of a casino proposed for Bridgeport, Conn., announced on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, by MGM Resorts International and The RCI Group.
New MGM casinos in Northeast would be only 90 minutes apart
Sept. 20, 2017
Whether or not MGM succeeds in opening a casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says the Bay State will hold the company and Wynn Resorts to commitments both operators have made here. MGM has proposed ...
A stack of $50,000 tournament chips await a poker player before the start of the 2017 World of Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio Convention Center on Saturday, July 8, 2017.
Q+A: WSOP.com marks four years of online poker
Sept. 19, 2017
One of only two remaining online poker providers in Nevada, WSOP.com is celebrating its fourth anniversary today. The company began operating on Sept. 19, 2013, several months after the Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Bill 114 and Gov. Sandoval signed it into law ...
This image provided by MGM Resorts International shows an architectural rendering of a casino proposed for Bridgeport, Conn., announced on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, by MGM Resorts International and The RCI Group.
MGM announces plans for a new casino in Connecticut
Sept. 18, 2017
MGM Resorts International revealed plans on Monday for a $675 million waterfront casino in Connecticut's largest city, the latest salvo in a competition with two Native American tribes that run two of the world's largest casinos in the southeastern part of the state. MGM is already building ...
WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Grennady Golovkin, left, of Kazakhstan and Canelo Alvarez of Mexico celebrate after a 12-round title fight at T-Mobile Saturday Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.
Controversial GGG-Canelo decision prompts Las Vegas refunds
Sept. 18, 2017
Large bets for as much as $500,000 showed up on Gennady Golovkin at Las Vegas sportsbooks in the final hours before Saturday's title fight against Canelo Alvarez. They ...

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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
Boyd Gaming, owner of such Las Vegas area casinos as the California, Orleans and Sam’s Town, reported its second-quarter earnings today ...
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 ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

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. ...
Woman hits $787,000 jackpot on penny slot machine
A Texas woman hit a $787,842 jackpot this week on a penny slot machine at Harrah’s. Janet Redwine of Coppell, Texas, hit the big prize ...
Student's new Las Vegas table game similar to blackjack
Matthew Stream dealt hand after hand of blackjack at a Northern California casino and seemed to run into a similar problem for players. In the ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Asian properties drive strong second quarter for Sands
The second quarter was a good one for Las Vegas Sands, Corp., based largely on results from its properties outside of Las Vegas,
Deal's off: MGM not buying Sands Casino Bethlehem, sources say
The $1.3 billion deal to sell Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to MGM Resorts International has collapsed, according to multiple sources. What would have been one ...
Adelson: Best quarter for LV Sands since recession
During a conference call with investors Wednesday to discuss 2017’s first-quarter earnings, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson said his ...

MGM Mirage coverage

MGM: No plans to rent gunman’s room at Mandalay Bay
MGM Resorts International said today it has no plans to rent the 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay suite from where a gunman shot and killed 58 people ...
San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas, bought by MGM Resorts
Las Vegas is getting a WNBA franchise. The San Antonio Stars are moving to the gambling mecca after being bought by MGM Resorts International, the ...
Mirage welcomes wounded veterans for their comped weekend in Vegas
MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren addressed 80 wounded veterans and their families at a reception Friday, held to kick off the company’s eighth-annual Salute the ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Upgrades at Palace Station could include convention center
Renovations at Palace Station may continue with a new 335-foot tower and convention center, according to plans it submitted to the city of Las Vegas. ...
How Sunset Station changed the scene
It was Station Casinos’ flagship property when it opened in 1997, a resort that easily could have been built on the Strip instead of in ...
Red Rock Resort revenues up in 1Q
Economic growth, renovation and redevelopment were the watchwords in the first-quarter earnings call for Red Rock Resorts, which owns and operates locals giant Stations Casinos.

Wynn Resorts coverage

John Fogerty helps break ground on veterans crisis center in Las Vegas
John Fogerty, whose music helped define the late 1960s and early 1970s and the resistance to the Vietnam War, said he always understood people who ...
Free self-parking at Wynn, Encore comes to an end
Wynn Resorts' properties have joined the list of casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip that no longer offer free self-parking. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore ...
UFC star Conor McGregor lands nightclubs residency
UFC star Conor McGregor has landed a gig as nightclub host in Las Vegas. McGregor has signed a two-year residency agreement to host post-fight parties ...