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January 23, 2018

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Atlantic City longs for sports betting, action on Eagles
Jan. 22, 2018
Atlantic City and southern New Jersey have always been Philadelphia Eagles country. And with the local team in the Super Bowl, the seaside gambling resort can only dream of ...
In this May 21, 2012, file photo Donna Kiddie, of Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., plays a "Sex And The City" slot machine at the Revel casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
Ex-Revel customers tell what they want in new A.C. casino
Jan. 22, 2018
There were many reasons why Atlantic City's former Revel casino failed after little more than two years in business, including its choking debt, an oversaturated casino market in the northeastern U.S., and a fundamental ...
This Feb. 21, 2017 file photo shows the New York-New York on the Las Vegas Strip. Bandits have gotten away with cash and chips from four casino-hotels in Las Vegas since last week, leaving police on the hunt for multiple suspects.
Bandits walk away with money, chips from Las Vegas casinos
Jan. 19, 2018
Bandits have gotten away with cash and chips from four Las Vegas casinos since last week, leaving police on the hunt for multiple suspects ...
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) runs in for a game winning touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-24.
NFL Playoffs by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of championship week
Jan. 18, 2018
Those cursing the Minnesota Vikings for not kicking the extra point to cover as 5.5-point favorites in their miraculous 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints last Sunday should direct their criticism inwards. ...
A rendering shows the $800 million MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.
MGM moves into corporate offices at Mass. casino complex
Jan. 17, 2018
MGM Resorts International is moving into its corporate offices in Springfield, Mass., another sign that the gambling giant's $960 million casino and entertainment complex is ...
This 26-year-old Florida man, whose name was not released, was playing a Simpsons slot machine with his girlfriend when he hit a $1 million jackpot at the Cosmopolitan on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
Florida man hits $1 million jackpot at the Cosmopolitan
Jan. 17, 2018
A Florida man hit a $1 million jackpot Tuesday night while playing a Simpsons slot machine with his girlfriend at the Cosmopolitan. The 26-year-old vacationer from ...
An exterior view of the Mirage Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.
MGM real estate spinoff wants to buy Caesars real estate company
Jan. 16, 2018
MGM Growth Properties, the company that acts as landlord for many MGM properties, wants to combine with VICI Properties, the company that owns ...
In this Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates in the end zone after a making the game-winning touchdown against the New Orleans Saints late the second half of an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis,. The Vikings defeated the Saints 29-24.
Kick it or not, extra point makes a big difference in Las Vegas
Jan. 15, 2018
The clock had ticked down to zero, and Minnesota fans were already deep into a celebration like no other. In this city's legal sports books, though, the outcome was ...
Five trends in gaming for 2018 and beyond
Jan. 15, 2018
Technology advancements have continually changed the landscape of the gaming industry, and will continue an upward trajectory this year.
A view of the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017.
Nevada resort revenue hits record levels in 2017
Jan. 12, 2018
Nongaming spending on the Strip drove resort revenue in Nevada to record levels in 2017, according to numbers released today by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Each January, the board release its Nevada Gaming Abstract, a review of the ...
This July 11, 2014, aerial photo shows the Atlantic City, N.J., beachfront with many of its Boardwalk casinos.
Atlantic City casino revenue rose in 2017 for second year
Jan. 12, 2018
Atlantic City's casinos saw their gambling revenue increase in 2017 for the second year in a row. Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the seven casinos won $2.66 billion in 2017. That's an ...
State Sen. Becky Harris, R-Las Vegas, listens to testimony during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Carson City on Friday, June 2, 2017.
State Sen. Becky Harris to chair Gaming Control Board
Jan. 12, 2018
Gov. Brian Sandoval has chosen Republican state Sen. Becky Harris as the new chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Harris replaces ...
A view of the Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas Friday, Jan. 24, 2015.
Downtown's Golden Gate to celebrate 112th birthday
Jan. 12, 2018
One of the oldest structures in Southern Nevada, the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino will celebrate its 112th birthday on Saturday. The hotel was founded in 1906, a year after much of the land that would become downtown Las Vegas was parceled out and sold in an auction next to the rail line. Room rates, according to the company, were a $1 a day. The hotel has undergone ...
Police investigating theft of gaming chips from Strip casino
Jan. 11, 2018
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, which happened just before 10 p.m. at ...
Exterior of Luxor on Las Vegas Blvd on September 30, 2015.
Luxor esports arena to open in March
Jan. 11, 2018
Esports Arena Las Vegas, the new gaming venue where the LAX nightclub used to be located at the Luxor, will open March 22, according to a statement released today by ...
This image from the Fortune Cup horse racing game appears on a 65-inch LCD display that is surrounded by 10 betting stations.
Konami's old-school horse racing game rides new technology in test run
Jan. 11, 2018
The basic action of the Fortune Cup game is a series of tiny horse figurines “racing” around a track roughly the size of a foosball table. Konami describes it as a multistation mechanical horse racing game with ...
The Cosmopolitan on the Las Vegas Strip as seen on Sept. 30, 2015.
Four buildings in Las Vegas among the world’s most expensive
Jan. 10, 2018
Apple Park in Cupertino, Apple’s new “spaceship” campus, tops the list of the most expensive buildings in the United States. With an estimated price of ...
Stan Fulton, casino owner, video slot machine pioneer, dies in Las Vegas
Jan. 9, 2018
Stan Fulton, owner of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino and a pioneer in the world of video slot machines, has died. The casino said Fulton died Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada, where ...

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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

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. ...
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 ...

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 moves into corporate offices at Mass. casino complex
MGM Resorts International is moving into its corporate offices in Springfield, Mass., another sign that the gambling giant's $960 million casino and entertainment complex is ...
MGM Resorts, Three Square expanding program to feed the needy
Serving the homeless in Southern Nevada meals of “dignity and class” may provide the inspiration they need to take the next steps ...
MGM real estate spinoff wants to buy Caesars real estate company
MGM Growth Properties, the company that acts as landlord for many MGM properties, wants to combine with VICI Properties, the company that owns ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Union representing Green Valley Ranch slot techs waits for negotiations
A small group of slot technicians is waiting to see if Station Casinos will start negotiating a contract with their union, now that the National ...
IGT adds stimulating dimension to slot machine
From the very beginning, slot machines — with fast-spinning reels and the sound of coins clattering into metal buckets — were designed to excite the ...
Station files objections to Green Valley Ranch union election
Station Casinos filed objections with the National Labor Relations Board this week, saying Culinary Union organizers tried to coerce Green Valley Ranch employees into ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Wynn Resorts buying site of former New Frontier on Strip
Wynn Resorts announced today it is buying 38 acres of land on the Strip across from the Wynn Las Vegas and the Encore. Most of ...
Last rounds on the Strip: Golf course made big impressions, but succumbs to economics
For more than a decade, the Wynn Golf Course has pampered guests and impressed players with its manicured playing surface. The only course on the ...
Wynn: Shooter Paddock was unremarkable customer
CEO Steve Wynn spoke about mass shooter Stephen Paddock, security and the business effects of the tragedy as well as plans for his new lagoon ...