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September 25, 2018

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Boyd Gaming takes title to Pennsylvania casino
Sept. 18, 2018
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 to "move forward quickly" to add ...
The Vegas Golden Knights celebrate their win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 of their NHL hockey second-round playoff game Friday, May 4, 2018, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights won 5-3 to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Golden Knights become first NHL team to partner with a sportsbook
Sept. 18, 2018
The Vegas Golden Knights have entered a multiyear partnership with William Hill US, becoming the first-ever NHL team to partner with a sportsbook. The partnership will feature a TV visible dasher board, in-arena signage, updated ...
The Cal Neva Lodge is seen in this photo from July, 1997.
Lake Tahoe residents hope casino will return to former glory
Sept. 17, 2018
The historic, and presently shuttered, Cal Neva will remain a casino and hotel when it reopens. Beyond that simple statement, details and plans for the property remain unfinished and undisclosed — a point realized by many of the roughly 100 people who circulated through the Incline Village Library for a meet and greet hosted by ...
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. Figures released Sept. 12 by state gambling regulators show that New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $95 million on sporting events, more than twice as much as a month earlier.
Stars Group launches online sports betting in New Jersey
Sept. 14, 2018
One of the world's largest online gambling companies has launched mobile sports betting in New Jersey, the latest to do so in the rapidly expanding market ...
This Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, photo shows the MGM Springfield casino's front facade on Main Street in Springfield, Mass.
MGM says initial attendance, revenues strong for new Mass. casino
Sept. 13, 2018
Attendance from MGM's nearly $1 billion casino in Massachusetts is exceeding expectations, and revenues appear strong nearly a month after opening, MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis told state regulators Thursday. Mathis and other MGM officials updating the state Gaming Commission said ...
This June 19, 2017, file photo shows the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.
Eldorado gets temporary OK to own Tropicana casino in Atlantic City
Sept. 12, 2018
Eldorado Resorts was given temporary approval to own Atlantic City's Tropicana casino, expressing optimism about a growing market rather than nervousness over increasing competition. The Reno, Nevada-based company is taking over the Atlantic City as ...
Two people play an Xbox video game at the Fan Cave section of The Book at The Linq, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.
Linq incorporating tech to enhance sportsbook experience
Sept. 9, 2018
Looking to put a new twist on the traditional sportsbook, The Linq is has placed technology front and center, giving fans the ability to conveniently place bets, order food and drinks, and play games on tablet computers. The Book, a 6,000-square-foot betting parlor, features ...
In this Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, bettors wait to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J., hours after it began accepting sports bets. New Jersey regulators have received five additional applications from gambling companies seeking to start offering sports betting before football season starts in September.
William Hill, FanDuel begin mobile sports bets in New Jersey
Sept. 2, 2018
New Jersey's mobile sports betting market is getting bigger as football season gets closer. The American affiliate of a major British bookmaker and a fantasy sports titan ...
A view of the betting board of Westgate Superbook, Thursday Jan 24, 2018.
Westgate SuperContest on pace to set record, winner will receive 'life-changing money'
Aug. 31, 2018
The Westgate SuperContest, a $1,500 buy-in contest that attracts professional handicappers and amateurs alike, is on pace this season to establish a record for participants. The winner gets 33 percent of the entry money, which projects to be more than $1.5 million this season ...
A bird's-eye view of the Las Vegas Strip at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.
Nevada gaming revenue slightly down in July
Aug. 30, 2018
Nevada gaming revenue decreased 0.2 percent to $996.4 million in July compared to the same month a year ago. The minuscule decline, which broke a five-month streak of year-over-year monthly increases, was in large part to a dip in table game win ...
In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, odds are displayed on a screen at a sports book owned and operated by CG Technology in Las Vegas.
Nevada regulators reject deal with sports books operator
Aug. 24, 2018
Nevada gambling regulators rejected a proposed settlement on Thursday with a troubled sports books operator, which admitted to taking unlawful bets and ...
This Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, photo shows the MGM Springfield casino's front facade on Main Street in Springfield, Mass.
MGM opening Massachusetts casino with a flourish
Aug. 23, 2018
Massachusetts' first resort casino with expansive gambling and entertainment options is opening Friday with a Las Vegas-style flourish ...
In this Jan. 14, 2015, file photo, odds are displayed on a screen at a sports book owned and operated by CG Technology in Las Vegas.
Nevada gaming regulators reject deal with sports book operator
Aug. 23, 2018
Nevada gambling regulators rejected a proposed settlement with a troubled sports books operator, which admitted to taking unlawful bets and making inaccurate payouts ...
This July 11, 2014, aerial photo shows the Atlantic City, N.J., beachfront with many of its Boardwalk casinos.
Atlantic City casino earnings up 1.6 percent in 2nd quarter
Aug. 22, 2018
Atlantic City's casinos saw their second-quarter earnings increase by 1.6 percent compared with the same period in 2017. Figures released Wednesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the casinos reported a gross operating profit of $171.4 million in ...
Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson (29) runs the ball in the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Browns attracting high number of bets in Las Vegas
Aug. 21, 2018
Sportsbooks struggled to attract any action on the Cleveland Browns from the betting public the past two years. That changed this ...
A crane lifts the new W hotel marquee sign into position for its installation at SLS, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016.
SLS to assume control of W hotel
Aug. 16, 2018
The W hotel brand is leaving the Las Vegas Strip. The SLS casino-hotel on Wednesday announced it will assume control of the W Las Vegas, which currently occupies ...
A clerk at the new sports book at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City N.J. process wagers for a customer moments after the casino started accepting sports bets on Wednesday Aug. 1, 2018.
New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July
Aug. 14, 2018
Sports betting is off and running in New Jersey, with three casinos and two racetracks taking in $40.6 million in wagers in July, the first full month it was legal ...
Nevada nears new sexual harassment policies at casinos
Aug. 8, 2018
Nevada's chief gambling regulator said Wednesday she's been encouraged by the input she's received from casino executives and workers as the state's Gaming Control Board considers rules addressing sexual harassment in the workplace ...

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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
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 ...
$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 ...

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

Japan Parliament OKs law to allow up to 3 casino resorts
Japan's parliament today approved a contentious law allowing up to three casino resorts to open in this wealthy nation and possibly lure more foreign ...
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 ...

MGM Mirage coverage

MGM concerned with parking plan for Las Vegas stadium
Parking proposed for Raiders games at the new Las Vegas Stadium was met with concern from Las Vegas’ largest casino company at today’s Las Vegas ...
MGM says initial attendance, revenues strong for new Mass. casino
Attendance from MGM's nearly $1 billion casino in Massachusetts is exceeding expectations, and revenues appear strong nearly a month after opening, MGM Springfield President Michael ...
Program offers free online education for MGM Resorts employees
MGM Resorts and the Nevada System of Higher Education have entered into a partnership to provide the gaming giant’s employees free online education. Marking the ...

Stations Casinos coverage

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 ...
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 ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

Women of Intrigue issue recognizes local excellence
Twelve of Las Vegas’ leading ladies have been recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the community in sports, entertainment, hospitality, communications …
Wynn Las Vegas donation to revitalize Shade Tree shelter
The investment, announced by Wynn Las Vegas President Maurice Wooden on Tuesday, is expected to alleviate construction and upkeep costs for the charity that plays ...
Former CEO of Harrah's to become Wynn's board chairman
Wynn Resorts announced additional changes to its board of directors on Monday as part of the latest restructuring since sexual misconduct allegations against the ...