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February 27, 2017

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Gamblers play craps on the casino floor of the Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, April 21, 2014.
Nevada gaming revenue down 2.73 percent in December
Jan. 31, 2017
Nevada gaming revenue for December was down 2.73 percent compared to the same month in 2015, with Clark County casinos seeing a drop of 4.34 percent, state regulators reported. Statewide, nonrestricted casinos — those with table games and ...
Steve Wynn makes a point during his keynote speech opening the International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking at  the Mirage on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
Steve Wynn to become RNC finance chairman
Jan. 30, 2017
Fox News reports that Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn will be the new Republican National Committee finance chairman, accepting the job after being asked directly by ...
Brent Musburger opens up about decision to leave ESPN for Las Vegas media startup
Jan. 30, 2017
On Tuesday night, Brent Musburger will call his final game for ESPN before heading to Las Vegas for his new job. At age 77, Musburger did not expect to embark on a new career in the desert, but here he is as ...
The Wynn hotel-casino on Las Vegas Boulevard on Sept. 30, 2015.
Macau VIP rebound encourages Wynn in earnings call
Jan. 26, 2017
During a 2016 fourth-quarter and year-end earnings conference call, Wynn Resorts principals, including CEO Steve Wynn, fielded questions about financial results and the state of ...
An exterior view of Palazzo on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, on the Strip.
Adelson: ‘optimistic’ about Japan prospects in earnings call
Jan. 25, 2017
As was the case with the 2016 third-quarter financial results, the earnings conference call for the fourth quarter largely focused on numbers from Macau as well as other prospects for expansion in Asia.
The Cantor Sports Book, now CG Technologies, at the Silverton holds its grand opening celebration on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
Gunman at large after robbery at Silverton sportsbook
Jan. 25, 2017
An armed man robbed the sportsbook at the Silverton on Tuesday night and has not been apprehended, according to Metro Police. The man entered the casino about 8:50 p.m. armed with ...
In this Jan. 23, 1984, file photo, Oakland Raiders coach Tom Flores clutches the Super Bowl trophy as Raiders managing general partner Al Davis is interviewed by Brent Musburger in the locker room after their 38-9 win over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII in Tampa, Fla. At right is NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle.
Brent Musburger retiring from sportscasting, helping start handicapping business
Jan. 25, 2017
Brent Musburger is calling it a career at ESPN after being the play-by-play man in the booth at sporting events enjoyed by millions of Americans, most prominently when ...
Gamblers play craps on the casino floor of the Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, April 21, 2014.
New table games have steep hurdles for success
Jan. 25, 2017
When it comes to slots, new skill-based games have generated a lot of industry buzz. But in the world of table games, blackjack and baccarat (and to a lesser extent, craps and roulette) continue to dominate, and experts say that won’t change anytime soon. When it comes to games played on green felt, innovation means adding ...
New England Patriots Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.
Patriots favored by a field goal over Falcons in Super Bowl 51
Jan. 22, 2017
For the sixth time in the past 13 years, the New England Patriots are the betting favorite in the Super Bowl. Local sports books opened the Patriots as 3-point favorites over the Atlanta Falcons ahead of Super Bowl 51 on Feb. 5 in Houston. ...
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, left, makes the reach near the goal line past a 49ers defender during the first half of an NFL game Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Atlanta.
NFL Playoffs by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of championship weekend
Jan. 20, 2017
Local sports books have spent most of the NFL season getting pummeled financially in the rare year where the betting public has regularly succeeded. Bookmakers can now find relief in knowing the season won’t end that way, not from a futures perspective at least ...
Las Vegas Sands Corp. owns the Venetian and Palazzo.
Las Vegas Sands paying $7 million to settle corrupt practices probe
Jan. 19, 2017
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson's casino company is paying almost $7 million to U.S. authorities to end a more than five-year corrupt practices investigation of ...
Gambling expansion likely for Pennsylvania in 2017, lawmakers say
Jan. 17, 2017
Two Western Pennsylvania state senators are in the middle of a push for a comprehensive gambling expansion bill that is likely to add online casino games and resolve legal problems with ...
One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
U.S. judge OKs plan for Caesars' unit to exit $18 billion bankruptcy
Jan. 17, 2017
A federal judge gave the thumbs-up Tuesday to a plan to reorganize a subsidiary of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp., clearing the way for the operating unit to exit bankruptcy two years after filing for Chapter 11 protection with ...
Supreme Court delays New Jersey sports betting decision
Jan. 17, 2017
Supporters of legalized sports gambling in New Jersey and several other states were dealt a no-decision of sorts Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court delayed a ruling on whether it will take up ...
Santa Fe Station's bingo room, which opened in November, is introducing Xtreme Bingo and Ladies Night.
Bingo! Classic game goes Xtreme at Santa Fe Station
Jan. 16, 2017
Two themed nights — Xtreme Bingo and Ladies Night — are being introduced at Santa Fe Station’s new bingo room.
Bettors jump to underdogs and sportsbooks suffer big losses
Jan. 16, 2017
Forget Aaron Rodgers — the most impressive performance of the NFL playoffs belongs to the betting public, which jumped from favorites to underdogs at precisely ...
One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
Caesars unit clears way to exit bankruptcy protection
Jan. 13, 2017
Caesars Entertainment Corp's main operating unit has cleared the way for the casino operator to exit bankruptcy protection with an agreement that ends the ...
This July 11, 2014, aerial photo shows the Atlantic City, N.J., beachfront with many of its Boardwalk casinos.
Atlantic City casinos see 1st revenue increase in 10 years
Jan. 12, 2017
Internet gambling has helped Atlantic City's casinos post their first revenue increase in a decade. Figures released Thursday by state gambling regulators show the casinos won $2.6 billion from gamblers in 2016, an increase of ...

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Boyd Gaming coverage

Boyd’s purchase of Cannery casinos nears completion
Boyd Gaming’s purchase of the Cannery casinos is expected to be completed shortly after special sessions of both the Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission ...
Downtown's California completes redesign for ‘modern island vibe’
An ambitious renovation of the California Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas has been completed, giving new flair to its Hawaiian motif. In the hotel’s west ...
Boyd Gaming says profitable quarter a result of stronger local economy
Keith Smith, president and chief executive officer of Boyd Gaming, said that in Las Vegas, the company is benefiting from “a local economy that continues ...

Harrah's Entertainment coverage

Serial litigants sue Harrah's over ADA issues
A disabled person with a history of suing businesses in Las Vegas has filed an Americans with Disability Act lawsuit against Harrah’s Las Vegas. ...
Q+A, Part 1: Clint Holmes discusses his show at Palazzo opening July 16
Ask Clint Holmes to ponder his new residency at Palazzo starting July 16, and he describes it as “exciting, frightening and fulfilling — all at ...
Bill Medley totally righteous at Composers Showcase; Penn Jillette’s latest book to diet for
The Kats Report Bureau once again was ensconced at Composers Showcase of Las Vegas on Wednesday night, and it was a genuine Hall of Fame ...

Las Vegas Sands coverage

Sands China a bargain after battering on high-roller revival
Cashing in on the tourists and recreational bettors who flock to the gambling enclave of Macau had long been Sands China Ltd.’s recipe for success, ...
Las Vegas Sands CEO says Japan casino-resort could cost up to $10 billion
A resort hosting casinos in Japan could cost up to $10 billion to build, Las Vegas Sands Corp's chief said, as the casino operator looks ...
Adelson: ‘optimistic’ about Japan prospects in earnings call
As was the case with the 2016 third-quarter financial results, the earnings conference call for the fourth quarter largely focused on numbers from Macau as ...

MGM Mirage coverage

MGM Resorts to launch responsible-gaming program
When the fun stops and gambling becomes a problem for an individual, seeking help could be difficult for some. In an attempt to provide better ...
MGM misses 4th-quarter profit forecasts
MGM Resorts International on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $24.7 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a ...
Las Vegas player wins $1.2 million at Wheel of Fortune slot
A lucky player won almost $1.2 million on a progressive Wheel of Fortune slot machine at New York-New York just before 9:30 p.m. Sunday. ...

Stations Casinos coverage

What's next for the Palms?
It’s appropriate that the Palms, which hosted the reality TV show “The Real World” and was a hangout for young celebrities and rock stars, has ...
Station Casinos-run property in California prepares for hotel opening
The 200-room hotel under construction at Graton Resort & Casino in California's wine country since September will officially open to the public on Nov. 15, ...
Palms workers petition to keep jobs; new owner says they will
Hundreds of Palms employees have signed a petition to retain their jobs, seniority and benefits when Station Casinos takes over the resort, the Culinary Union ...

Wynn Resorts coverage

RNC political director joins Wynn Resorts
One day after Steve Wynn was made finance chair for the Republican National Committee (RNC), Wynn Resorts announced that the RNC's political director would be ...
Macau VIP rebound encourages Wynn in earnings call
During a 2016 fourth-quarter and year-end earnings conference call, Wynn Resorts principals, including CEO Steve Wynn, fielded questions about financial results and the state of ...
Wynn dumps Ford cosmetics after flap with Melania Trump
Wynn Las Vegas has stopped selling Tom Ford cosmetics and sunglasses and President-elect Donald Trump declared on television it is because of the designer's dis ...