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January 20, 2019

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A Minnesota man hit a $617,000 jackpot while playing a Seinfeld slot machine at the Cosmopolitan on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, the casino reported.
Another big jackpot hits at the Cosmopolitan
Jan. 18, 2019
Another lucky slot player at the Cosmopolitan has hit a major jackpot. On Thursday evening, a Minnesota man hit the top prize of $617,000 on just his second spin on a ...
Maryland explores quick way to approve sports betting
Jan. 17, 2019
Maryland lawmakers are exploring a quick way to approve sports betting this year, but it's unclear if they will be able to do it without voter approval in 2020. Voters endorsed a constitutional amendment allowing casinos in 2008, but any ...
A rendering of the sports book at Circa, expected to open in 2020.
Accelerating the evolution of the Las Vegas sports book
Jan. 17, 2019
There were plenty of surprises last week when downtown developer Derek Stevens rolled out his ambitious plans for the Circa Resort & Casino, but the images and details surrounding its multi-level, stadium-style ...
U.S. gambling operators have 90 days to comply with new rules
Jan. 15, 2019
The Department of Justice will wait 90 days to implement a legal opinion that will affect online gambling. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued a memo saying ...
In this Nov. 26, 2013, photo, Jon Hernandez chooses from several games of online poker from his home in Roselle Park, N.J., the day after New Jersey began offering Internet gambling statewide.
Justice Department opinion could threaten online gambling
Jan. 15, 2019
A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling ...
A view of the Encore and Wynn resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, Dec. 26, 2017.
Resorts World: Building will look different from Wynn, Encore
Jan. 11, 2019
The company building a multibillion-dollar casino-resort with a modern Asian flair on the Las Vegas Strip defended itself in court filings this week arguing it is not copying its design ...
Sisolak names new chair of Nevada Gaming Control Board
Jan. 9, 2019
Gov. Steve Sisolak announced today the appointment of Sandra Douglass Morgan as the next chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Morgan, a member of the ...
Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval responds to reporter's questions about health care and the opioid epidemic after a session called "Curbing The Opioid Epidemic" at the first day of the National Governor's Association meeting Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Providence, R.I.
Former Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval joins MGM Resorts
Jan. 8, 2019
Former Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is joining casino giant MGM Resorts International to help push the company's global expansion efforts, particularly in Japan, and work on ...
An artist's rendering of the Downtown Grand hotel-casino is downtown Las Vegas.
Downtown Grand adding 3rd hotel tower, 495 rooms
Jan. 7, 2019
The Downtown Grand today announced plans to add a third hotel tower set to open in mid-2020. The new tower, which will have seven guest-room floors, will add 495 rooms to the downtown Las Vegas resort, bringing the ...
In this Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, file photo, Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question from the media in Trenton, N.J.
Ex-New Jersey governor to states: Fight U.S. control of sports bets
Jan. 4, 2019
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants lawmakers across the country to resist a bill that would give the federal government control over regulating sports betting. The Republican said Friday at a conference of legislators that states have proven they can handle the job. Christie began a court battle against the major pro and college sports leagues that ...
One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
NFL picks Caesars Entertainment as first casino sponsor
Jan. 3, 2019
The NFL entered a partnership with Caesars Entertainment today, the league's first official casino sponsor. The multiyear deal, however, does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The arrangement begins ...
This Nov. 20, 2018, file photo shows a scrolling video board with basketball scores reflected in the ceiling of the new sports book at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
Sports betting may seem easy. It's not. Here's why
Jan. 3, 2019
Wanna bet on sports? First, make sure you know what you're doing — and the odds against you. Seven U.S. states now offer legal sports gambling, and as many as 30 more will consider jumping on board in 2019. So here are some of the basics — as well as some more esoteric aspects — of ...
In this Sept. 9, 2018, photo, customers watch an NFL game in the sports betting lounge at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
Sports betting will be no home run for state budgets
Jan. 2, 2019
The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a ...
In this Dec. 18, 2018, photo, the Golden Moon Hotel and Casino, part of the Pearl River Resort, is lit in Philadelphia, Miss.
Indian casinos across U.S. wary of betting on sports books
Dec. 31, 2018
Tribes enthusiastically welcomed the Supreme Court decision in May but since then, the regulatory challenges and low-margin nature of the sports-betting business have sunk in ...
Players enjoy a craps game during the Golden Gate's 112th year anniversary celebration on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.
State: November comparatively good month for Nevada casinos
Dec. 27, 2018
Regulators say November was a good month for casinos compared with last year, including double-digit percentage increases in house winnings on the Las Vegas Strip and ...
The Green Valley Ranch resort in Henderson.
Local slot player hits $2.7 million jackpot at Green Valley Ranch
Dec. 27, 2018
A slot player at Green Valley Ranch Resort hit a $2.7 million jackpot on Monday while playing a Monopoly machine, the casino announced via Twitter. The player, who was not named, was ...
Third $1 million jackpot of year hits at Cosmopolitan
Dec. 26, 2018
For the third time this year, someone playing a slot machine at the Cosmopolitan hit a jackpot topping $1 million. This time, the lucky player hit for $1,023,743 on her 960th spin on a ...
Day 1 of the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event is underway at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Monday July 2, 2018.
World Series of Poker to add special events to celebrate 50th edition
Dec. 20, 2018
Caesars Interactive Entertainment announced the premier tournament will feature special events in 2019 to celebrate, including a $500 buy-in, rake-free event with ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd Gaming takes title to Pennsylvania casino
Boyd Gaming Corp., owner of two dozen casinos nationwide, on Monday completed its $280.5 million acquisition of Valley Forge Casino Resort and said it plans ...
MGM, Boyd teaming up to offer online gaming
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$11.8 million Megabucks jackpot hit at Fremont
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Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Photos: A look inside the remodeled rooms at Harrah's on the Strip
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Las Vegas Sands coverage

MSG Sphere project calls for bars, museum, private suites, new Monorail stop
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MGM Mirage coverage

Former Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval joins MGM Resorts
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MGM Resorts is MLB's official gaming partner after NBA, NHL
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Stations Casinos coverage

CCSD welcomes latest Station Casinos donation for at-risk schools
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Red Rock Resorts 2nd-quarter revenue up 1.5 percent
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Wynn Resorts coverage

Resorts World: Building will look different from Wynn, Encore
The company building a multibillion-dollar casino-resort with a modern Asian flair on the Las Vegas Strip defended itself in court filings this week arguing it ...
Vegas hotel accuses new $4 billion resort of copying design
Wynn Resorts Holdings has filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit alleging that Resorts World Las Vegas wants to mislead the public to believe ...
Trump-Xi thaw helps lift Wynn Resorts’ fortunes
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