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August 22, 2019

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A view of the casino floor at Boulder Station Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.
Boulder Station celebrates 25 years with music, food and fun
Aug. 21, 2019
Boulder Station opened as a pivotal project for Station Casinos: As just the second hotel-casino after Palace Station, it signified the beginning of a local gaming and entertainment dynasty ...
The Rampart Casino at 221 N. Rampart Blvd. in Summerlin.
Power failure temporarily closes Rampart Casino
Aug. 8, 2019
The Rampart Casino in Summerlin was temporarily closed today because of a power failure, according to a tweet from the casino. The casino reported the situation about 9:30 a.m. through its official Twitter account. It wasn't clear what ...
A view of the Encore and Wynn resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, Dec. 26, 2017.
Aided by robust Las Vegas results, Wynn reports solid quarter
Aug. 6, 2019
Overall strong performances from its Las Vegas properties helped Wynn Resorts to a 3.3% increase in operating revenues during the second quarter ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip Dec. 26, 2017.
Caesars reports strong 2nd quarter in Las Vegas
Aug. 5, 2019
Caesars properties in Las Vegas recorded a good second quarter, according to an earnings breakdown released today. The company reported a 6.3% year-over-year increase in hotel revenue in Las Vegas for the three-month period that ended June 30, along with a ...
Player dealt $1 million royal flush at Palazzo
July 30, 2019
The latest Millionaire Progressive winner hit big last weekend at the Palazzo. A gambler won just over $1 million Sunday night playing Three Card Poker, according to ...
Nevada casino win jumps nearly 11.6% in June to over $1 billion
July 30, 2019
A jump in winnings by Nevada casinos in June helped push statewide revenue figures for the fiscal year to $11.9 billion, state officials reported Tuesday The total statewide "gaming win" of a ...
A remodeled room is shown at Binion's Gambling Hall in downtown Las Vegas Wednesday, July 24, 2019. On Monday, July 29, TLC Casino Enterprises will open 81 historically-themed rooms as Hotel Apache, the original name of the hotel when it was built in 1932.
Refurbished Hotel Apache opens today in downtown Las Vegas
July 29, 2019
When the renovated Hotel Apache at Binion’s opens today, one of its first guests will be the granddaughter of the man who built it. Gina Silvagni Perry — who was 4-years-old when her ...
"Jeopardy!" champion and professional sports gambler James Holzhauer plays in a tournament at the World Series of Poker, Monday, June 24, 2019, in Las Vegas.
'Jeopardy' champ Holzhauer picks Patriots, Rams for 2020 Super Bowl
July 22, 2019
It might be time to go all-in on the New England Patriots' odds to make another Super Bowl. "Jeopardy" champion and Las Vegas professional sports gambler James Holzhauer sat down with NBC Sports' Peter King to discuss the upcoming season when the ...
A view of the dining and living room in the Jackie Gaughan Suite during a El Cortez-Mob Museum event at the El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas Wednesday, May 29, 2019. The El Cortez and the Mob Museum are pursuing a package that will include a stay in the suite. Casino owner Jackie Gaughan built the hotel tower in 1980 and lived in the suite until his death in 2014.
El Cortez, Mob Museum offer Jackie Gaughan suite package
July 16, 2019
The days of gangsters running around downtown Las Vegas might be over, but mob history enthusiasts can now take advantage of a new VIP package. The Mob Museum has partnered with ...
Ex-governor to lead Sands' push for casino in NYC
July 15, 2019
Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer's push for a casino in New York City. Voters have already authorized up to three casinos for the nation's ...
In this March 8, 2019, photo, a gambler makes a sports bet at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J.
1 year, $3.2 billion later, New Jersey sports betting soars
July 12, 2019
New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $3 billion on sports betting in the first full year it became legal, helping the state challenge Nevada for the nationwide lead in the fast-growing industry. Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the ...
A dealer flips cards at a three card poker table at Hollywood Slots, Friday, March 16, 2012, in Bangor, Maine.
Man wins nearly $1.5 million jackpot playing Three Card Poker
July 9, 2019
A guest at Caesars Palace won a nearly $1.5 million jackpot Monday while playing Three Card Poker. The man won $1.46 million after being dealt ...
Stephanie Goodman, executive director of the Dr. Robert Hunter International Problem Gaming Center, poses with former Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin last month during a rebranding event for the center.
Las Vegas center continues founder’s vision for problem gambling treatment
July 8, 2019
Last month, the Dr. Robert Hunter International Problem Gaming Center hosted an event to announce the rebranding of the nonprofit organization, formerly known simply as ...
Beach Plum flowers bloom along the banks of the Mystic River in front of the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett, Mass., Friday, June 21, 2019.
New England casinos battle for high-rollers
July 4, 2019
There has never been a better time for gaming in New England. The recent launch of Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, and the opening of MGM Springfield nearly a year ago has put ...
Year ahead critical for expansion of sports betting, AGA president says
July 1, 2019
During his first year as president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, Bill Miller has had a full plate. Since January, he’s been busy making rounds and developing relationships with ...
This March 8, 2019 photo shows a wall of video screens in the sports betting lounge at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J.
New Jersey tops Nevada in sports betting volume in May
June 29, 2019
Here's all you need to know about how fast sports betting is growing in New Jersey: the East Coast state took in more sports bets last month than ...
The Eldorado Hotel Casino in Reno as seen in this undated photo. From a single property, Eldorado Resorts is poised to become the biggest company in the U.S. with the purchase of Caesars Entertainment.
Family casino business catapults to gaming giant
June 28, 2019
In the 1970s, Gary Carano wouldn’t have imagined his family’s company would one day be the talk of the gaming industry. But nearly a half century after his father, the ...
Lighted drones spell out "Sahara" as fireworks explode during an event celebrating the return of the Sahara name to the SLS Las Vegas Thursday, June 27, 2019.
SLS Las Vegas to restore familiar Sahara identity with name change
June 27, 2019
“Sahara is such a recognizable name. It’s a name that’s embedded in the city and in the lore of the city, but we’re not looking back so much as looking forward.”

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd Gaming exec Bill Noonan announces upcoming retirement
Longtime Boyd Gaming executive Bill Noonan is set to retire. Noonan, 67, informed the company last week that he will step down July 31 from ...
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
MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming are teaming up to offer online gaming. The initiative, which includes sports betting, poker and other casino games, will ...

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

Ex-governor to lead Sands' push for casino in NYC
Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer's push for a casino in New York ...
Five topics Trump trumpeted in his visit to Las Vegas
Jewish voters are a traditional Democratic voting bloc. In the 2018 elections, 79 percent of religious Jewish voters cast their ballot for a Democrat. Republicans, including Donald ...
Las Vegas Sands announces Singapore expansion
Casino company Las Vegas Sands says it'll spend $3.3 billion to expand its property in Singapore by adding an entertainment arena, new hotel tower and...

MGM Mirage coverage

Ex-governor to lead Sands' push for casino in NYC
Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer's push for a casino in New York ...
Hundreds take MGM up on offer to pay employees' college tuition
Lisel Westlake hadn’t thought about pursuing higher education until she realized it would be imperative to her career. She realized she needed to do something ...
MGM Resorts cutting 557 jobs in final round of layoffs
MGM Resorts International announced today it is eliminating 557 more jobs in a “second and final round” of layoffs as part of a company reorganization.

Stations Casinos coverage

Boulder Station celebrates 25 years with music, food and fun
Boulder Station opened as a pivotal project for Station Casinos: As just the second hotel-casino after Palace Station, it signified the beginning of a local ...
CCSD welcomes latest Station Casinos donation for at-risk schools
Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara praised Station Casinos on Tuesday for its $110,000 donation to the district, which will be divided among 11 ...
Red Rock Resorts 2nd-quarter revenue up 1.5 percent
Red Rock Resorts, the parent company of Station Casinos, generated $416.2 million in second-quarter revenue, an increase of 1.5 percent compared to the same ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Aided by robust Las Vegas results, Wynn reports solid quarter
Overall strong performances from its Las Vegas properties helped Wynn Resorts to a 3.3% increase in operating revenues during the second quarter ...
Wynn Resorts backs CEO Maddox, pays Massachusetts fines
The Wynn Resorts board of directors today fired back at the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which last month decided to fine Wynn CEO Matt Maddox. On ...
Wynn and MGM in talks about sale of Encore Boston casino
Two major casino operators are in preliminary talks about the possible sale of one of the largest casinos in the Northeast. Wynn Resorts and MGM ...