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June 23, 2018

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Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is shown Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Bethlehem, Pa.
Table games revenue drops again at Pennsylvania casino
June 21, 2018
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is still Pennsylvania's table games king, but in recent months its stranglehold on the throne doesn't seem quite as firm. For instance, in May, Sands Bethlehem generated $19.6 million in table games revenue, the 15th-highest monthly total in ...
A view of the pool area during a media sneak peek of modernization work at Palace Station Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The new pool is part of a $192 million upgrade for the property.
Photos: Palace Station’s 2-year modernization project is almost done. Here’s a look
June 21, 2018
Palace Station’s $192 million modernization is nearly complete, enhancing the flagship Station Casinos property with upgrades to amenities, gaming and dining. The ...
Mirage President Felix Rappaport
Casino mogul Felix Rappaport succumbs to heart disease
June 20, 2018
Before joining Foxwoods, Rappaport worked Station Casinos, Hershey Entertainment and Resort Co. Mirage and Treasure Island ...
An interior view of the Silverton hotel-casino Thursday, May 17, 2018.
Wheel of Fortune jackpot at Silverton is property's largest ever
June 19, 2018
The Silverton saw a gambler hit the largest jackpot in the property’s history. An unidentified player won $3.2 million June 9 with a $5 wager ...
Revel, a $2.4 billion casino in Atlantic City, shut down in 2014. The casino is reopening under new ownership and a new name: the Ocean Resort Casino.
Laid off when casinos closed, back to work with reopenings
June 18, 2018
When Revel, Atlantic City's $2.4 billion casino shut down in 2014, Meg Timson wondered what would happen to a building that was only ...
Anthony D'Ambra sits at a monitor while bettors line up on the first day of sports betting at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., June 14, 2018. The wagers heralded a new era in the state that began the effort to legalize sports betting as a way of providing a boost to struggling casinos in Atlantic City casinos and the state’s racetracks.
Bettors in New Jersey no longer 'have to go to my corner bookie'
June 16, 2018
The line formed at the Borgata casino well before 11 a.m., the designated time that sports betting in New Jersey was set to begin Thursday. There were a few gamblers who ...
In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, a man takes pictures of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Unionized workers at the casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas cast ballots Thursday, June 14, 2018, to ratify their newly negotiated five-year contract.
Caesars workers in Las Vegas approve new contract deal
June 14, 2018
Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment approved a new five-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike at those properties. A few thousand members of the Culinary Union voted in ...
In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A day before New Jersey’s governor makes his state’s first legal wager on a sporting event, sports betting will be the main topic at a major gambling industry conference in Atlantic City.
New Jersey set to begin taking legal sports bets
June 14, 2018
In 1978, the Democratic governor of New Jersey threw the first dice at an Atlantic City casino to kick off an era of legal gambling in the state. Forty years later ...
In this June 26, 2013, photo, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is seen in Atlantic City, N.J., with the nearby Water Club reflected in its gold glass facade.
Borgata in Atlantic City will take sports bets Thursday morning
June 13, 2018
The casino told The Associated Press it will begin taking sports bets at 11 a.m. That's 30 minutes after Gov. Phil Murphy places the state's first legal sports ...
New Jersey governor signs bill allowing sports betting
June 11, 2018
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to begin taking sports bets. Murphy signed the measure Monday, making New Jersey the second state after Delaware to allow ...
Gambler hits $1.1 million jackpot at Venetian
June 11, 2018
A lucky gambler hit a $1.1 million jackpot over the weekend on the Las Vegas Strip. The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, hit the jackpot while playing a $1 Wheel of Fortune slot machine early ...
In this May 14, 2018, file photo, patrons watch horse racing on an array of screens at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, N.J. New Jersey’s proposed sports betting law is heading down to the wire, with final legislative approval expected on Thursday, June 7.
New Jersey governor: No timetable to act on sports bets
June 9, 2018
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday his state will have sports betting "sooner rather than later," but gave himself no timetable to ...
New Jersey Legislature OKs bill to legalize sports betting
June 7, 2018
New Jersey's casinos and racetracks are waiting for the starter's gun to begin offering sports betting now that the state ...
A view of the Encore and Wynn resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, Dec. 26, 2017.
Wynn, Encore first Strip resorts to dump parking fee
June 7, 2018
The Wynn Las Vegas and Encore have become the first major Strip resorts to back away from parking fees implemented last year. Wynn Resorts announced that ...
A rendering shows the Caesars Forum Meeting Center, which is planned for 29 acres behind the Linq, Harrah’s and Flamingo.
Caesars plans $375 million conference center on Las Vegas Strip
June 6, 2018
Caesars Entertainment is looking to add to the already jam-packed Las Vegas facility openings in 2020 with a planned convention space ...
Delaware draws $322,135 in wagers on Day 1 of full-scale sports betting
June 6, 2018
On a day without an NBA Finals game or Stanley Cup Final matchup, there was still plenty of betting action when ...
A view of the Golden Gate hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas Friday, Jan. 24, 2015.
Woman hits $1.4 million jackpot at downtown Golden Gate
June 5, 2018
A Wisconsin woman is leaving Las Vegas a millionaire. The woman, who was in town for a bingo tournament, hit a $1.4 million jackpot this morning on the Million Degrees game at ...
In this May 14, 2018, file photo, men watch horse racing on an array of screens at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, N.J.
Delaware launches sports betting, other states close behind
June 5, 2018
The market for legal sports gambling in the United States widened significantly on Tuesday with the expansion of single-game sports bets in Delaware, putting legal wagering within driving distance of three major East Coast cities less than a month after ...

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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

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 ...
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. ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Construction to start on MSG Sphere arena this summer
The planned MSG Sphere Las Vegas arena project is slated to break ground this summer, Madison Square Garden Co. Chief Executive Officer Jim Dolan said. ...
Las Vegas Sands sees record 1st-quarter earnings
Las Vegas Sands Corp. saw record first-quarter earnings, the company announced today. The company reported adjusted earnings of $1.5 billion, a 31 percent increase over ...
Las Vegas Sands to sell Pennsylvania casino for $1.3 billion
Las Vegas Sands Corp. is selling its Pennsylvania casino to an American Indian tribe from Alabama for $1.3 billion, the company ...

MGM Mirage coverage

Unionized MGM Resorts workers ratify new five-year contract
Thousands of unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by MGM Resorts International, including Bellagio, Aria and Mandalay Bay, approved a new five-year contract ...
Former Arena Football League commissioner to head MGM Resorts' sports-betting expansion
Scott Butera, the former Foxwoods Resort Casino chief executive who became commissioner of the Arena Football League, has joined MGM Resorts International as president of ...
Culinary: Tentative deal reached with MGM on 5-year contract
The contract covers 24,000 employees at 10 Las Vegas Strip properties and would end the union’s threats to strike if a deal wasn’t ...

Stations Casinos coverage

Photos: Palace Station’s 2-year modernization project is almost done. Here’s a look
Palace Station’s $192 million modernization is nearly complete, enhancing the flagship Station Casinos property with upgrades to amenities, gaming and dining. The ...
Station Casinos offering club members a free sports book wager on Golden Knights
The Golden Knights finished their sweep of the Kings on Tuesday in the first round of the playoffs. They are listed at 4-to-1 ...
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 ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Wynn, Encore first Strip resorts to dump parking fee
The Wynn Las Vegas and Encore have become the first major Strip resorts to back away from parking fees implemented last year. Wynn Resorts announced ...
At forum, Wynn Resorts female directors signal new era at company
The four female directors of casino operator Wynn Resorts said at a forum Monday they are committed to helping lead the company into a renaissance ...
MGM, Wynn tamp down Boston casino intrigue
Executives for MGM and Wynn are tamping down speculation the companies are quietly in talks over Wynn's Boston-area casino. MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren ...