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Gaming regulators OK pari-mutuel betting on nontraditional events
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:01:00 - Bettors in Nevada can now place pari-mutuel style bets on events like e-sports tournaments, the World Series of Poker and the NBA draft after the Nevada Gaming Commission today unanimously approved ...
 
Stevens relishes blank canvas in devising downtown resort
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:00:00 - While owners of other gaming companies are building additions to their properties or buying existing resorts, Stevens is preparing to tear down older venues and construct a new resort in their place. The Las Vegas Sun interviewed Stevens last week to talk about ...
 
Woman sues casino that offered her steak dinner instead of $43 million jackpot
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 19:45:00 - Katrina Bookman captured national attention last year when she played a "Sphinx Slot Machine" at Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York, and it appeared as ...
 
Bet your bottom dollar chairs matter in casinos
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:00:00 - The bulk of Nevada's economy rests on one unglamorous, taken-for-granted object. We're talking about chairs -- the kind seen in front of almost every one of the 166,855 slot and video poker machines in Nevada. Players dropped nearly $2 billion into casino coffers while ...
 
Golden Entertainment's purchase of four casinos illustrates midmarket consolidation
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:00:00 - A trend toward consolidation on the Las Vegas Strip, with fewer companies owning more casinos, appears to aptly describe the locals market after Monday's announcement that Golden Entertainment is buying American Casino Entertainment Properties. The sale of American -- which owns the Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie's Decatur, Arizona Charlie's Boulder and the Aquarius Casino in Laughlin -- to Golden is expected to be completed by the end of the year, pending ...
 
Casino industry ramps up effort to repeal sports betting ban
Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:28:00 - The casino industry's largest lobbying group in the U.S. is ramping up its efforts to repeal a federal law that bans sports betting in most states. Geoff Freeman is the president and ...
 
PT's Pub owner buying Stratosphere, other casinos
Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:59:00 - Golden Entertainment, the company that owns PT's Pub, a slot route company and casinos in Pahrump and Maryland, announced today it is buying American Casino and ...
 
A sneak peek at Hard Rock's plans for the old Taj Mahal casino
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 09:00:00 - Poolside and restaurant gambling, skill-based slots, fantasy sports betting and hidden VIP gambling rooms are among Hard Rock International's initial plans for their remake of the former Trump Taj Mahal casino. A wish list the company submitted to New Jersey gambling regulators was ...
 
Maine panel to investigate $4.3M funding for proposed casino
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 20:09:00 - Maine's ethics commission voted Friday to investigate the source of $4.3 million in funding behind a proposed casino in southern Maine, but lawyers for the casino backers refused to accept subpoenas for the investigation. The referendum campaign is led by Lisa Scott, sister of Shawn Scott, who organized ...
 
Japan's Universal accuses founder Okada of improper loan
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:44:00 - Universal Entertainment Corp., a Japanese maker of slot machines, said on Thursday it was investigating what it suspects was an improper transfer of funds by Kazuo Okada, its founder and ...
 
Why Trump shouldn't kill Brand USA tourism program
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 21:02:00 - President Trump's recent budget proposal may inadvertently make it harder to achieve one of his central economic goals -- curbing ...
 
Police: Teens held after gun fired in casino loitering case
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 16:08:00 - Police say a gunshot was fired at a Las Vegas Strip casino but no one was injured during the overnight arrest of two teens initially stopped on ...
 
Gaming experts on how SLS can succeed on the north Strip
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 09:00:00 - Intense speculation has surrounded SLS, the Strip resort purchased last week by Alex Meruelo and Meruelo Group, since it opened in 2014. To get a feel for what might happen, the Las Vegas Sun spoke to several ...
 
Christie promises Atlantic City casinos more rule relief
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 21:03:00 - Gov. Chris Christie is promising Atlantic City's casinos some more relief from rules and regulations governing the gambling halls. After meeting Thursday with the heads of ...
 
Nevada gaming revenue up 1.19 percent in April
Wed, 31 May 2017 16:25:00 - Nevada's gaming revenue increased by 1.19 percent to $886,528,810 in April, compared to a win of $876,135,199 for the same month in 2016, the Nevada ...
 
World Series of Poker tournament opens at the Rio
Tue, 30 May 2017 19:58:00 - The 48th Annual World Series of Poker kicked off 54 days of play Tuesday, enticing tens of thousands of players from around the world to Las Vegas with an ...
 
Hard Rock charts different path for Trump's former casino
Fri, 26 May 2017 22:10:00 - Jim Allen once worked for Donald Trump in Atlantic City. Now, the chairman of Hard Rock International is doing all he can to scrub the influence of the man who is now president of the United States from his signature casino. Hard Rock, the gambling arm of the Seminole Indian tribe of Florida, is working on a remake of the former Trump Taj Mahal casino, which the company bought in ...
 
Why some slot machine themes just don't work
Thu, 25 May 2017 09:00:00 - You would think it would be a sure-fire hit in Las Vegas: a slot machine with a Frank Sinatra theme. It was unveiled in 2001 when then-Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman ...
 
SLS on Strip sold to owners of Reno casino
Tue, 23 May 2017 23:53:00 - SLS Las Vegas announced Tuesday it had agreed to be purchased by Alex Meruelo and Meruelo Group, the owners of the Grand Sierra Resort Hotel & Casino in Reno. Neither company would reveal the purchase price but in a press release announcing the sale said they expect the sale to be ...
 
Binion's casino briefly evacuated after kitchen fire
Mon, 22 May 2017 17:57:00 - Binion's was evacuated this morning after a small fire in a restaurant kitchen deep fryer, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. Nobody was injured. The fire was ...

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