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An exterior view of the Cromwell on the Las Vegas Sun Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.
Man wins nearly $880,000 at Las Vegas Strip casino
July 28, 2022
A man hit an Ultimate Texas Hold’em jackpot worth nearly $880,000 early today at the Cromwell, according to a news release. Alan Davila, a vacationer from Mexico, said he ...
A Mega Millions play-slip for those players preferring to choose the numbers they want to play is among the stacks of other lottery game play-slips displayed in Cranberry Township, Pa., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.
Is $810 million worth a $2 Mega Millions ticket? It depends
July 25, 2022
Is $810 million worth $2? That’s a good question, given it costs $2 to buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket that could pay off with an estimated $810 million prize — the nation's fourth-largest jackpot — after the game’s next ...
Gambler hits $1 million jackpot at Las Vegas Strip casino
July 22, 2022
A person playing Three Card Poker at the Venetian on Thursday hit a spade royal flush for a jackpot of over $1 million, the resort said. The hand triggered a ...
This file photo shows signs for Texas Station and Fiesta Rancho in North Las Vegas.
Station Casinos buys 126 acres south of the Las Vegas Strip
July 20, 2022
Days after announcing the demolition of three shuttered casinos in the Las Vegas area, Station Casinos has purchased 126 acres of land south of the Strip that could be the future home of a new ...
Pennsylvania casinos reach new record for gambling revenue
July 19, 2022
Casinos and other operators in Pennsylvania set a new annual record for gambling revenue, state regulators said Tuesday, rising above $5 billion for the first time amid surging betting on ...
New Las Vegas RaidersPresident Sandra Douglass Morgan and team owner Mark Davis appear at a news conference at Allegiant Stadium on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
Raiders president resigns from Caesars Entertainment board
July 18, 2022
New Las Vegas Raiders President Sandra Douglass Morgan has resigned from the Caesars Entertainment board of directors, according to a Securities and ...
This file photo shows signs for Texas Station and Fiesta Rancho in North Las Vegas.
Station Casinos tearing down 3 closed casinos, selling land
July 15, 2022
Station Casinos will tear down three shuttered casinos — Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson — and sell the land, parent company Red Rock Resorts announced today. The properties have been shut down since all Nevada casinos were ordered temporarily closed in March 2020 at the onset of the ...
Player hits $1 million jackpot at Laughlin casino
July 8, 2022
A gambler in Laughlin won a slot machine jackpot worth over $1 million Wednesday, according to a news release. The player, who chose to remain anonymous, won the ...
The Las Vegas Raiders announce their new President Sandra Douglass Morgan at Allegiant Stadium, Thursday, July 7, 2022. Brian Ramos
New Raiders president to remain on Caesars Entertainment board 
July 7, 2022
Following today’s announcement that Sandra Douglass Morgan has been named president of the Las Vegas Raiders, a top Caesars Entertainment official said Morgan would remain ...
Tourists ride escalators to Planet Hollywood and the Miracle Mile Shops on the Las Vegas Strip Saturday, April 17, 2021.
Reports chart good month in May for Nevada casinos, tourism
June 30, 2022
A trio of economic reports show that May was a good month for Nevada tourism and gambling, including passenger traffic characterized as the third-busiest ever at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday that casinos statewide won $1.3 billion last month, the ...
In this photo taken Nov. 23, 2014, visitors walk across the road in front of the Venetian Macao casino resort in Macau.
Gambling capital of Macao may lock down again amid COVID surge
June 30, 2022
Officials in Macao are conducting mandatory testing and locking down parts of the Chinese city amid its worst spike in coronavirus cases, raising the possibility that the ...
Boyd Gaming's California Hotel and Casino.
Woman hits nearly $544,000 jackpot at downtown Las Vegas casino
June 20, 2022
A gambler in downtown Las Vegas hit a jackpot worth over $500,000 last week, according to a news release. The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, won ...
A man smokes while playing a slot machine at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., on Feb. 10, 2022. A report issued Friday, June 17, 2022, by a Las Vegas gambling research company suggested that ending smoking in casinos will not result in significant financial harm to the businesses.
Report: Smoking bans no longer a threat to casino revenue
June 17, 2022
For decades, it was accepted wisdom in the casino industry that eliminating smoking would automatically lead to revenue declines and customer losses. But a new report examining how the coronavirus pandemic has changed gamblers' habits says that may no longer be the case. The report issued Friday by Las Vegas-based ...
An exterior view of Harrah's on the Las Vegas Strip Dec. 26, 2017.
Arizona gambler hits $918,000 jackpot at Las Vegas Strip casino
June 13, 2022
A table games player at Harrah’s Las Vegas landed a progressive jackpot worth just over $918,000 early Sunday, according to a news release. The gambler, a visitor from Arizona who ...
New York eyeing Las Vegas-style casinos as sure winner
June 8, 2022
Before too long, New Yorkers and the millions of tourists who visit the city every year may have a new way to test their luck — and part with their money — amid the bright lights and skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan: hands of blackjack or spins of the roulette wheel inside a new casino with all the trappings of Las Vegas, down to the incessant ringing and fluorescent flashing of a sea of slot machines.
A view of the Golden Gate hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas Friday, Jan. 24, 2015.
Slot player hits $1.3 million jackpot at Las Vegas casino
June 3, 2022
A slot player at a downtown Las Vegas casino won a jackpot worth over $1.3 million Thursday, according to a social media post. The gambler hit the jackpot while playing ...
Workers picket outside Atlantic City casino, seeking raises
June 2, 2022
Hundreds of Atlantic City casino workers picketed outside the Tropicana on Wednesday, as the union for employees at nine casinos is pushing for a new contract giving them a share of gambling halls' post-COVID recovery. The picketing comes at an uncertain time in Atlantic City: The casinos and their online partners are ...
Jack Effel, left, vice president of the World Series of Poker, responds to a question during a news conference at Ballys Thursday, May 26, 2022. The WSOP begins May 31.
Hundreds of dealers recruited for World Series of Poker in Las Vegas
May 28, 2022
Some dealers working the annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas starting Tuesday won’t have far to commute to the event at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas. With the rising cost of gas and housing in Southern Nevada, tournament officials secured ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Las Vegas visitor hits $1.3 million jackpot at downtown casino
A woman from Hawaii won a $1.3 million slot machine jackpot Monday at a downtown Las Vegas casino, according to a news release. The woman ...
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 ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Arizona gambler hits $918,000 jackpot at Las Vegas Strip casino
A table games player at Harrah’s Las Vegas landed a progressive jackpot worth just over $918,000 early Sunday, according to a news release. The gambler, ...
Louisiana-based sports restaurant opening at Harrah’s in Las Vegas
A sports restaurant with a Louisiana-themed menu including dishes like crawfish étouffée and gumbo is opening Monday at Harrah’s on the Las Vegas Strip. Walk-On’s ...
Player hits $1.4 million Pai Gow jackpot in Las Vegas
A man from Washington won nearly $1.4 million over the weekend while playing Pai Gow poker at ...

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 reports robust quarter boosted by conventions
MGM Resorts International's CEO touted the strength of the Las Vegas convention business sector Wednesday.
Venue changes, but Usher continues to wow and woo his Las Vegas audiences
The effervescent entertainer danced, roller-skated, talked and sang his way through a nearly two-hour set that drew heavily on his No. 1 hits and assorted ...
Masks fly off Las Vegas casino patrons as governor lifts Nevada’s mandate
Lori Blain was at Paris Las Vegas on Thursday for a convention when word came down that Nevada had lifted its mask mandate. Almost immediately, ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Station Casinos buys 126 acres south of the Las Vegas Strip
Days after announcing the demolition of three shuttered casinos in the Las Vegas area, Station Casinos has purchased 126 acres of land south of the ...
Station Casinos tearing down 3 closed casinos, selling land
Station Casinos will tear down three shuttered casinos — Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson — and sell the land, parent company Red Rock ...
Palms reopening with a few new things after 2 years
As he stood in a sky villa suite at the Palms, Las Vegas native Brandon Beach wondered aloud why he had never spent any time ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

UAE sheikhdom to allow gaming as Wynn Resorts plans project
One of the seven sheikhdoms in the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday it will allow “gaming” while announcing a multibillion-dollar deal with Las Vegas-based casino ...
Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox stepping down in January
Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox will step down from his post in January, according to a news release from the company. Craig Billings, president and ...
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 ...