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  • Nevada gaming revenue rises in June

    Nevada gaming revenue rises in June

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:43:57 GMT
    Nevada casinos experienced a surge in gaming revenue in June. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports casinos won more than $906 million from gamblers last month, which represents a 14.36 percent increase from the year before.More>>
    Nevada casinos experienced a surge in gaming revenue in June. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports casinos won more than $906 million from gamblers last month, which represents a 14.36 percent increase from the year before.More>>
  • Italy's Gtech buying IGT in $6.4 billion deal

    Italy's Gtech buying IGT in $6.4 billion deal

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:05 AM EDT2014-07-16 13:05:29 GMT
    The Italian lottery operator Gtech is buying slot machine maker International Game Technology for $4.7 billion in cash and stock. Including $1.7 billion in debt, the companies on Wednesday valued the deal at $6.4 billion.More>>
    The Italian lottery operator Gtech is buying slot machine maker International Game Technology for $4.7 billion in cash and stock. Including $1.7 billion in debt, the companies on Wednesday valued the deal at $6.4 billion.More>>
  • Aria agrees to $100K fine for barring state agents

    Aria agrees to $100K fine for barring state agents

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-07-01 17:47:02 GMT
    The Aria casino on the Las Vegas Strip has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine for blocking state agents from watching a high-stakes roulette table.
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    The Aria casino on the Las Vegas Strip has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine for blocking state agents from watching a high-stakes roulette table.

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  • LVH sold to Westgate Resorts

    LVH sold to Westgate Resorts

    Monday, June 30 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-06-30 19:46:06 GMT
    The LVH, formally known as the Las Vegas Hilton, was sold to Westgate Resorts, according to the banking firm handling the deal.More>>
    The LVH, formally known as the Las Vegas Hilton, was sold to Westgate Resorts, according to the banking firm handling the deal.More>>
  • Monthly gaming win rises in May

    Monthly gaming win rises in May

    Friday, June 27 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-06-27 13:43:38 GMT
    Nevada's monthly gaming win rose in May thanks, in part, to the success of casinos along the Las Vegas Strip.More>>
    Nevada's monthly gaming win rose in May thanks, in part, to the success of casinos along the Las Vegas Strip.More>>
  • Nevada gaming win slips in April

    Nevada gaming win slips in April

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-05-28 17:58:10 GMT
    The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports the monthly gaming win fell slightly in April. Nevada casinos won more than $852 million from gamblers last month, a drop of 0.27 percent from April 2013.More>>
    The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports the monthly gaming win fell slightly in April. Nevada casinos won more than $852 million from gamblers last month, a drop of 0.27 percent from April 2013.More>>
  • Las Vegas company won't buy Miss. casino

    Las Vegas company won't buy Miss. casino

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-05-14 17:06:46 GMT
    Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts has terminated an agreement to buy Fitzgerald's Casino in Tunica from Majestic Star Casino LLC.More>>
    Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts has terminated an agreement to buy Fitzgerald's Casino in Tunica from Majestic Star Casino LLC.More>>
  • Nevada Court says Sands can Keep Documents Secret

    Nevada Court says Sands can Keep Documents Secret

    Thursday, February 27 2014 4:39 PM EST2014-02-27 21:39:17 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Nevada Supreme Court has sided with casino giant Las Vegas Sands on the question of whether the company has to hand over confidential documents to an executive suing for wrongfulMore>>
    The Nevada Supreme Court has sided with casino giant Las Vegas Sands on the question of whether the company has to hand over confidential documents to an executive suing for wrongful termination.More>>
  • Governors Sign Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement

    Governors Sign Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 9:25 PM EST2014-02-26 02:25:45 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Governor Brian Sandoval and Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed an historic gaming agreement Tuesday that will allow poker players in both states to play against each other online. TheMore>>
    Governor Brian Sandoval and Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed an historic gaming agreement Tuesday that will allow poker players in both states to play against each other online.More>>
  • Gambling Addiction Afflicts More Las Vegas Seniors

    Gambling Addiction Afflicts More Seniors

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 6:51 PM EST2014-02-18 23:51:51 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Gambling is the lifeblood of the Las Vegas economy. For most bettors, it's all about entertainment, but for a small group, gambling can ruin lives. A local gambling addiction center is seeingMore>>
    Gambling is the lifeblood of the Las Vegas economy. For most bettors, it's all about entertainment, but for a small group, gambling can ruin lives. A local gambling addiction center is seeing an increase in senior citizen clients.More>>
  • Sportsbooks Offer Tips for First-Time Football Bettors

    Sportsbooks Offer Tips for First-Time Football Bettors

    Friday, January 31 2014 9:04 AM EST2014-01-31 14:04:10 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - LVH SuperBook's list of possible wagers on the game totals 15 pages. If you've never placed a sports bet before, it can be overwhelming. LVH SuperBook executive Jay Kornegay says it's importantMore>>
    Thousands of bettors will head to Las Vegas sportsbooks for this weekend's Super Bowl, some for the first time. 8 News NOW clears the confusion with Sports Betting 101.More>>
  • Nevada Casino Revenues Up 12 Percent in November

    Nevada Casino Revenues Up 12 Percent in November

    Monday, December 30 2013 2:22 PM EST2013-12-30 19:22:59 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports the state's gaming win rose nearly 12 percent in November. Nevada casinos won more than $875 million from gamblers last month, compared withMore>>
    The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports the state's gaming win rose nearly 12 percent in November.More>>
  • Gaming Company Alerts Customers of Security Breach

    Gaming Company Alerts Customers of Security Breach

    Friday, December 20 2013 8:36 PM EST2013-12-21 01:36:53 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Affinity Gaming is alerting customers of an "unauthorized intrusion" into its system that processes credit and debit cars for its casinos. The company has casinos in several states, includingMore>>
    Affinity Gaming is alerting customers of an "unauthorized intrusion" into its system that processes credit and debit cards for its casinos.More>>
  • Caesars: Online Bets Might Hurt Land-Based Casinos

    Caesars: Online Bets Might Hurt Land-Based Casinos

    Thursday, December 5 2013 3:19 PM EST2013-12-05 20:19:17 GMT
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The world's largest casino company is cautioning investors that Internet gambling might hurt rather than help its brick-and-mortar casinos. Caesars Entertainment, which ownsMore>>
    The world's largest casino company is cautioning investors that Internet gambling might hurt rather than help its brick-and-mortar casinos.More>>
  • I-Team: Betting on the Future

    I-Team: Betting on the Future

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 2:40 PM EST2013-11-13 19:40:25 GMT
    One cliche about las vegas is that our town re-invents itself every ten years or so. The reality is that the re-invention process is now underway all the time. A dramatic transformation is unfolding withinMore>>
    A dramatic transformation is unfolding within the economic engine that drives Nevada, not only in the games and attractions offered, but also within the customer base itself.More>>
  • 8 on Your Side Breaks Down the Best Casino Bets

    8 on Your Side Breaks Down the Best Casino Bets

    Friday, November 8 2013 1:49 PM EST2013-11-08 18:49:32 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - It often takes a little luck to win big in Las Vegas, but players don't have to rely on it. Knowing which games give you the best odds helps, and that has nothing to do with luck and a lotMore>>
    Which casino games should you play if you want to win big? 8 on Your Side breaks down the statistics to show which games offer the best odds at a big payday.More>>
  • Gaming Win Increases in August

    Gaming Win Increases in August

    Monday, September 30 2013 3:14 PM EDT2013-09-30 19:14:52 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports Nevada casinos won more than $955 million from gamblers in August. That represents an 11 percent increase from August 2012. Clark County casinos,More>>
    The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports Nevada casinos won more than $955 million from gamblers in August. That represents an 11 percent increase from August 2012.More>>
  • Internet Gambling a Hot Topic at G2E 2013

    Internet Gambling a Hot Topic at G2E 2013

    Tuesday, September 24 2013 2:45 PM EDT2013-09-24 18:45:44 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - The world's biggest gaming convention kicks off in Las Vegas this week. Thousands of people are in town to attend the Global Gaming Expo (G2E). This year, Internet gambling is expected to beMore>>
    The world's biggest gaming convention kicks off in Las Vegas this week. Thousands of people are in town to attend the Global Gaming Expo (G2E). This year, Internet gambling is expected to be the hot topic.More>>
  • Interactive Games on Display at G2E

    Interactive Games on Display at G2E

    The Global Gaming Expo takes place this week in Las Vegas. Many manufacturers will showcase interactive games on the convention floor this week.More>>
  • Moody's: Established Gambling Markets Faltering

    Moody's: Established Gambling Markets Faltering

    Friday, September 20 2013 5:31 PM EDT2013-09-20 21:31:34 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Moody's Investors Service says established gambling towns like Las Vegas and Atlantic City are hurting as more states enter the market. The credit rating agency issued a report thisMore>>
    Moody's Investors Service says established gambling towns like Las Vegas and Atlantic City are hurting as more states enter the market.More>>
  • Monthly Gaming Win Drops in July

    Monthly Gaming Win Drops

    Friday, August 30 2013 3:00 PM EDT2013-08-30 19:00:18 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports gamblers won more than $925 million from gamblers in July - a drop of nearly 8 percent from July 2012. Clark County casinos won more than $783More>>
    Officials say Nevada gambling revenue dropped 8 percent in July compared with the earlier, led by a 14 percent drop in Las Vegas Strip revenue.More>>
  • Caesars Entertainment Selling Macau Property

    Caesars Entertainment Selling Macau Property

    Friday, August 9 2013 4:09 PM EDT2013-08-09 20:09:43 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it is selling its property in Macau to an Asian developer. The Las Vegas-based company reported Friday to the U.S. Securities and ExchangeMore>>
    Casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it is selling its property in Macau to an Asian developer.More>>
  • Report Notes Increasing Importance of Baccarat and Beverages in Las Vegas

    Report Notes Increasing Importance of Baccarat and Beverages in Las Vegas

    Thursday, August 8 2013 2:54 PM EDT2013-08-08 18:54:20 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- A new report suggested that gaming revenue in Southern Nevada is on track to show "very solid improvement" compared to the past four years and that visitor volume is holding steady. The mid-yearMore>>
    A new report suggested that gaming revenue in Southern Nevada is on track to show "very solid improvement" compared to the past four years and that visitor volume is holding steady. More>>
  • Gaming Win Drops in June

    Gaming Win Drops in June

    Friday, August 2 2013 12:46 PM EDT2013-08-02 16:46:06 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports Nevada casinos won more than $792 million from gamblers in June  - a drop of 4.8 percent from June 2012. Casinos along Las Vegas Boulevard sawMore>>
    The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports Nevada casinos won more than $792 million from gamblers in June  - a drop of 4.8 percent from June 2012.More>>
  • Las Vegas Sands Appeals $70M Jury Award

    Las Vegas Sands Appeals $70M Jury Award

    Tuesday, July 30 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-07-30 18:25:59 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. asked a Nevada judge Tuesday to throw out a second jury verdict awarding a former consultant a $70 million settlement in a breach-of-contract case. Attorneys forMore>>
    Las Vegas Sands Corp. asked a Nevada judge Tuesday to throw out a second jury verdict awarding a former consultant a $70 million settlement in a breach-of-contract case More>>
  • Caesars Entertainment Makes Progress on the Linq

    Caesars Entertainment Makes Progress on the Linq

    Tuesday, July 30 2013 12:49 PM EDT2013-07-30 16:49:01 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - The long awaited Strip attraction the Linq is showing signs of progress. The shopping and entertainment complex is expected to change the skyline of the Strip, bringing in new attractions. TheMore>>
    The long awaited Strip attraction the Linq is showing signs of progress. The shopping and entertainment complex is expected to change the skyline of the Strip, bringing in new attractions.More>>
  • Wynn Earnings Fall Short as Macau Growth Stalls

    Wynn Earnings Fall Short as Macau Growth Stalls

    Monday, July 29 2013 1:54 PM EDT2013-07-29 17:54:03 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. says it made less money than expected in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau, and its second quarter missed analysts' forecasts. Excluding special items Wynn madeMore>>
    Wynn Resorts Ltd. says it made less money than expected in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau, and its second quarter missed analysts' forecasts.More>>
  • Diamond Resorts Climbs in First Day Trading on NYSE

    Diamond Resorts Climbs in First Day Trading on NYSE

    Friday, July 19 2013 1:27 PM EDT2013-07-19 17:27:50 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of Diamond Resorts International Inc. surged in their first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The timeshare company's stock added 97 cents, or 6.9 percent, to $14.97More>>
    Shares of Diamond Resorts International Inc. surged in their first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.More>>
  • Nevada Gaming Win Rises in May

    Nevada Gaming Win Rises in May

    Thursday, July 11 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-07-11 19:33:38 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports casinos won more than $897 million from gamblers in May - an increase of 1.3 percent from last year. Clark County casinos won more than $772More>>
    The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports casinos won more than $897 million from gamblers in May - an increase of 1.3 percent from last year.More>>
  • Nevada Casinos Win $854 Million in April

    Nevada Casinos Win $854 Million in April

    Monday, June 10 2013 3:07 PM EDT2013-06-10 19:07:44 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada casinos won more than $854 million from gamblers in April - a decline of 0.16 percent from 2012. The state collected more than $47 million in fees from the April winnings. ThatMore>>
    Nevada casinos won more than $854 million from gamblers in April - a decline of 0.16 percent from 2012. The state collected more than $47 million in fees from the April winnings.More>>
  • Third Union Picket of Cosmopolitan Set

    Third Union Picket of Cosmopolitan Set

    Friday, June 7 2013 2:37 PM EDT2013-06-07 18:37:30 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) – The city's largest, most powerful union plans to picket the Las Vegas Strip next week for the third time this year. Culinary Union leaders say they have stalled on major issues with CosmopolitanMore>>
    The city's largest, most powerful union plans to picket the Las Vegas Strip next week for the third time this year.More>>
  • Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Harmon Tower

    Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Harmon Tower

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 1:45 PM EDT2013-06-04 17:45:26 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday about what will happen to the Harmon Tower at CityCenter. The justices could eventually decide if and when the 26-story abandoned towerMore>>
    The Nevada Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday about what will happen to the Harmon Tower at CityCenter. The justices could eventually decide if and when the 26-story abandoned tower could be demolished.More>>
  • Gambling Conference Looks at Trends, Social Gaming

    Gambling Conference Looks at Trends, Social Gaming

    Wednesday, May 29 2013 3:25 PM EDT2013-05-29 19:25:43 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- The gaming industry's top minds from around the world are in Las Vegas this week for a glimpse into the future and its cutting-edge trends. Las Vegas is the gambling and entertainment capitalMore>>
    The gaming industry's top minds from around the world are in Las Vegas this week for a glimpse into the future and its cutting-edge trends.More>>
  • Casinos See Rise in Gaming Win in March

    Casinos See Rise in Gaming Win in March

    Friday, May 10 2013 1:39 PM EDT2013-05-10 17:39:36 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada casinos won $914.7 million from gamblers in March, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The gaming win represents a seven percent increase from March 2012. Clark CountyMore>>
    Nevada casinos won $914.7 million from gamblers in March, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The gaming win represents a seven percent increase from March 2012.More>>
  • Las Vegas Sands Case Nears End After 9 Years

    Las Vegas Sands Case Nears End After 9 Years

    Thursday, May 9 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-05-09 21:19:03 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nine years of litigation between a Hong Kong businessman and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is drawing to a close. Attorneys began closing arguments Thursday in the dispute between LasMore>>
    Nine years of litigation between a Hong Kong businessman and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is drawing to a close.More>>
  • Nevada Gambling Revenue Up 15 Percent in February

    Nevada Gambling Revenue Up 15 Percent in February

    Wednesday, April 10 2013 2:06 PM EDT2013-04-10 18:06:12 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- State officials say Nevada casino revenue jumped 15 percent in February compared with a year earlier, led by big gains on the Las Vegas Strip. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reportsMore>>
    State officials say Nevada casino revenue jumped 15 percent in February compared with a year earlier, led by big gains on the Las Vegas Strip.More>>
  • New Projects Could Spark North Strip Redevelopment

    New Projects Could Spark North Strip Redevelopment

    Thursday, March 28 2013 9:31 AM EDT2013-03-28 13:31:31 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Gaming experts say the developments of SLS Las Vegas and Resorts World Las Vegas could spark a domino effect on north Strip development. The $350 million purchase of the Echelon site by GentingMore>>
    Gaming experts say the developments of SLS Las Vegas and Resorts World Las Vegas could spark a domino effect on north Strip development.More>>
  • Nevada Regulators Warn Casinos About Pool Parties

    Nevada Regulators Warn Casinos About Pool Parties

    Friday, March 22 2013 1:18 AM EDT2013-03-22 05:18:13 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada gambling regulators and police are warning casinos to curb illegal activity at clubs and pool parties as summer kicks into full gear. The state Gaming Control Board and Las VegasMore>>
    Metro Police and the Nevada Gaming Control Board are warning hotels and casinos they will not tolerate properties that let their guests run wild.More>>
  • Las Vegas Sportsbooks Brace for March Madness

    Las Vegas Sportsbooks Brace for March Madness

    Thursday, March 21 2013 11:04 AM EDT2013-03-21 15:04:21 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - March is the busiest time of year for visitors coming to Las Vegas, and many are here for one reason: March Madness. The first round of games for the NCAA men's basketball tournament beginsMore>>
    March is the busiest time of year for visitors coming to Las Vegas, and many are here for one reason: March Madness.More>>
  • Foreign Group Buys Echelon; Construction to Start End of 2013

    Foreign Group Buys Echelon; Construction to Start End of 2013

    Monday, March 4 2013 7:38 PM EST2013-03-05 00:38:42 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- A new resort on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip is expected to bring 20,000 construction jobs and thousands of permanent positions. Foreign developers purchased the former Echelon propertyMore>>
    A new resort on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip is expected to bring 20,000 construction jobs and thousands of permanent positions.More>>
  • Okada Resigns from Wynn Board

    Okada Resigns from Wynn Board

    Thursday, February 21 2013 4:49 PM EST2013-02-21 21:49:03 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. said Kazuo Okada has resigned from its board, potentially ending a long-running dispute between CEO Steve Wynn and the Japanese billionaire. Okada was once the largestMore>>
    Wynn Resorts Ltd. said Kazuo Okada has resigned from its board, potentially ending a long-running dispute between CEO Steve Wynn and the Japanese billionaire.More>>
  • Wet 'n' Wild Begins Hiring Process for 300 Positions

    Wet 'n' Wild Begins Hiring Process for 300 Positions

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 3:50 PM EST2013-02-20 20:50:02 GMT
    LAS VEGAS -- Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas is in the process of hiring for more than 300 positions as it prepares for its upcoming season which starts on Memorial Day weekend. Applications are being acceptedMore>>
    Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas is in the process of hiring for more than 300 positions as it prepares for its upcoming season which starts on Memorial Day weekend.More>>
  • Spain's Alcorcon Town Chosen for EuroVegas Resort

    Spain's Alcorcon Town Chosen for EuroVegas Resort

    Friday, February 8 2013 5:23 PM EST2013-02-08 22:23:31 GMT
    MADRID (AP) -- Las Vegas Sands casinos and Madrid officials have chosen the town of Alcorcon on the outskirts of the Spanish capital as the site for the multibillion-dollar "EuroVegas" casino project,More>>
    Las Vegas Sands casinos and Madrid officials have chosen the town of Alcorcon on the outskirts of the Spanish capital as the site for the multibillion-dollar "EuroVegas" casino project.More>>
  • Record Las Vegas Visitors in 2012

    Record Las Vegas Visitors in 2012

    Friday, February 8 2013 4:38 PM EST2013-02-08 21:38:35 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reports a record number of visitors came to Las Vegas in 2012. More than 39.7 million people came to Las Vegas last year - 500,000 more thanMore>>
    Tourism authorities said Las Vegas welcomed a record number of gamblers, clubbers and convention-goers in 2012.More>>
  • Sandoval Pushes Interstate Online Gambling Bill

    Sandoval Pushes Interstate Online Gambling Bill

    Friday, February 8 2013 4:36 PM EST2013-02-08 21:36:04 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is building on the low-grade rivalry between Las Vegas and Atlantic City by urging lawmakers to pass a bill to expand the state's online gambling market nationwide. NewMore>>
    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is building on the low-grade rivalry between Las Vegas and Atlantic City by urging lawmakers to pass a bill to expand the state's online gambling market nationwide.More>>
  • Nevada Gaming Win Rises in December

    Nevada Gaming Win Rises in December

    Friday, February 8 2013 4:08 PM EST2013-02-08 21:08:32 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports casinos won $943 million from gamblers in December. That's an increase of 10.2 percent from December 2011. Clark County casinos won more thanMore>>
    The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports casinos won $943 million from gamblers in December. That's an increase of 10.2 percent from December 2011.More>>
  • Nevada Gaming Officials End Wynn Investigation

    Nevada Gaming Officials End Wynn Investigation

    Monday, February 4 2013 3:11 PM EST2013-02-04 20:11:06 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. said today that Nevada gaming officials have ended their investigation into allegations by a Japanese billionaire that the casino operator made an improper donationMore>>
    Wynn Resorts Ltd. said today that Nevada gaming officials have ended their investigation into allegations by a Japanese billionaire that the casino operator made an improper donation to the University of Macau and found no evidence of wrongdoing.More>>
  • Wynn Director Seeks to Halt Meeting to Remove Him

    Wynn Director Seeks to Halt Meeting to Remove Him

    Friday, January 25 2013 3:42 PM EST2013-01-25 20:42:15 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Japanese billionaire is asking a federal judge to halt an attempt by Wynn Resorts Ltd. to oust him from its board. Kazuo Okada filed a suit in a U.S. District Court in Las Vegas ThursdayMore>>
    A Japanese billionaire is asking a federal judge to halt an attempt by Wynn Resorts Ltd. to oust him from its board.More>>
  • Nevada's Biggest Casinos Lose $1.2B in 2012

    Nevada's Biggest Casinos Lose $1.2B in 2012

    Wednesday, January 23 2013 6:44 PM EST2013-01-23 23:44:11 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada's largest casinos suffered a combined loss of $1.2 billion in 2012, despite an increase in revenues. The annual "Gaming Abstract" released Wednesday by the state GamingMore>>
    Nevada's largest casinos suffered a combined loss of $1.2 billion in 2012, despite an increase in revenues.More>>
  • Casino Group Weighs in on Internet Advertising

    Casino Group Weighs in on Internet Advertising

    Tuesday, January 22 2013 3:01 PM EST2013-01-22 20:01:54 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The gambling industry's main lobbying group is asking casinos to be mindful of the way they advertise online. The American Gaming Association issued a revised code of conduct TuesdayMore>>
    The gambling industry's main lobbying group is asking casinos to be mindful of the way they advertise online.More>>
  • Nevada Casinos See Decline in Gaming Win

    Nevada Casinos See Decline in Gaming Win

    Thursday, January 10 2013 1:18 PM EST2013-01-10 18:18:06 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada casinos won less money from gamblers in November 2012 then they did the year before. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports casinos won $782 million - a decline of 11 percentMore>>
    Nevada casinos won less money from gamblers in November 2012 then they did the year before.More>>
  • MGM Resorts Unveils Free Wi-Fi in Public Areas

    MGM Resorts Unveils Free Wi-Fi in Public Areas

    Tuesday, January 8 2013 2:17 PM EST2013-01-08 19:17:44 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- MGM Resorts is unveiling vast Wi-Fi networks that will allow visitors at its Las Vegas casinos free wireless Internet access in public areas. The company announced the project Tuesday,More>>
    MGM Resorts is unveiling vast Wi-Fi networks that will allow visitors at its Las Vegas casinos free wireless Internet access in public areas.More>>
  • American Gaming Association Chief to Step Down

    American Gaming Association Chief to Step Down

    Monday, January 7 2013 5:55 PM EST2013-01-07 22:55:32 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The man who's led the American Gaming Association since its inception in 1995 says he'll be stepping down from the post effective June 30. Officials with the casino industry lobbyingMore>>
    The man who's led the American Gaming Association since its inception in 1995 says he'll be stepping down from the post effective June 30.More>>
  • Bahamas Prepares Two-Part Gambling Referendum

    Bahamas Prepares Two-Part Gambling Referendum

    Friday, January 4 2013 2:15 PM EST2013-01-04 19:15:57 GMT
    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- The government of the Bahamas said it has prepared a two-part referendum that could legalize certain forms of gambling on the islands. National Security Minister Bernard NottageMore>>
    The government of the Bahamas says it has prepared a two-part referendum that could legalize certain forms of gambling on the islands.More>>
  • Macau Casino Revenue in 2012 Rose to $38 Billion

    Macau Casino Revenue in 2012 Rose to $38 Billion

    Wednesday, January 2 2013 4:28 PM EST2013-01-02 21:28:41 GMT
    HONG KONG (AP) -- Macau casino revenue climbed 13.5 percent last year to a record $38 billion, as the Asian gambling hub held on to its position as the world's biggest gambling market. Gross revenue fromMore>>
    Macau casino revenue climbed 13.5 percent last year to a record $38 billion, as the Asian gambling hub held on to its position as the world's biggest gambling market.More>>
  • Sportsbooks Bank on College Bowl Games

    Sportsbooks Bank on College Bowl Games

    Wednesday, January 2 2013 3:37 PM EST2013-01-02 20:37:17 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas sportsbooks typically see millions of dollars for the college football bowl season, but 2013 might have a different ring to it. Some of the most anticipated games of the postseasonMore>>
    Las Vegas sportsbooks typically see millions of dollars for the college football bowl season, but 2013 might have a different ring to it.More>>
  • Report: Wynn Advances Plan for Mass. Casino

    Report: Wynn Advances Plan for Mass. Casino

    Monday, December 24 2012 1:06 PM EST2012-12-24 18:06:07 GMT
    EVERETT, Mass. (AP) -- Las Vegas casino developer Steve Wynn has taken another step in his latest bid to bring a resort casino to Massachusetts. The Boston Globe reported that Wynn has signed an optionMore>>
    Las Vegas casino developer Steve Wynn has taken another step in his latest bid to bring a resort casino to Massachusetts.More>>
  • Pinnacle to Buy Ameristar Casinos for About $869M

    Pinnacle to Buy Ameristar Casinos for About $869M

    Friday, December 21 2012 1:45 PM EST2012-12-21 18:45:56 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Pinnacle Entertainment is buying Ameristar Casinos for about $869 million, plus taking on its $1.9 billion in debt. If approved by shareholders and regulators, the deal would more thanMore>>
    Pinnacle Entertainment is buying Ameristar Casinos for about $869 million, plus taking on its $1.9 billion in debt.More>>
  • NJ Lawmakers Give Final OK to Internet Betting

    NJ Lawmakers Give Final OK to Internet Betting

    Thursday, December 20 2012 4:59 PM EST2012-12-20 21:59:05 GMT
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey lawmakers have given final approval to a bill legalizing Internet gambling within the state's borders. The bill now goes to Gov. Chris Christie. He vetoed a similarMore>>
    New Jersey lawmakers have given final approval to a bill legalizing Internet gambling within the state's borders.More>>
  • Reid Concedes Online Poker Bill Dead for 2012

    Reid Concedes Online Poker Bill Dead for 2012

    Friday, December 14 2012 10:45 PM EST2012-12-15 03:45:40 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is declaring congressional efforts to legalize Internet poker dead for the year. The Senate Democratic Majority Leader said Friday that proponents of an onlineMore>>
    Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is declaring congressional efforts to legalize Internet poker dead for the year.More>>
  • Wynn Resorts Shrinks Board; Seeks Vote on Okada

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    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd. is seeking shareholder approval to remove Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada from its board. The casino operator said Thursday it's calling a special meeting of shareholdersMore>>
    Wynn Resorts Ltd. is seeking shareholder approval to remove Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada from its board.More>>
  • Culinary Union Local 226 Elects New Boss

    Culinary Union Local 226 Elects New Boss

    Tuesday, December 11 2012 12:47 PM EST2012-12-11 17:47:07 GMT
    LAS VEGAS - The Culinary Union Local 226 has elected Geoconda Arguello-Kline to be its new secretary-treasurer. She replaces D. Taylor who was elected the new president of UNITE HERE. Arguello-Kline hasMore>>
    The Culinary Union Local 226 has elected Geoconda Arguello-Kline to be its new secretary-treasurer. She replaces D. Taylor who was elected the new president of UNITE HERE.More>>
  • Researcher: Gambling Industry to Trail US Recovery

    Researcher: Gambling Industry to Trail US Recovery

    Monday, December 10 2012 4:38 PM EST2012-12-10 21:38:02 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A University of Nevada, Las Vegas researcher said the gambling industry will bounce back more slowly than the rest of the U.S. economy. Stephen Brown of the Center for Business and EconomicMore>>
    A University of Nevada, Las Vegas researcher said the gambling industry will bounce back more slowly than the rest of the U.S. economy.More>>
  • Zynga Moves to Enter the US Gambling Market

    Zynga Moves to Enter the US Gambling Market

    Thursday, December 6 2012 2:26 PM EST2012-12-06 19:26:40 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Online game company Zynga says it has asked Nevada gambling regulators for a decision that could pave the way for it to enter the U.S. gambling market. This follows Zynga's October disclosureMore>>
    Online game company Zynga says it has asked Nevada gambling regulators for a decision that could pave the way for it to enter the U.S. gambling market.More>>
  • Caesars to Close Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon

    Caesars to Close Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon

    Friday, November 30 2012 2:20 PM EST2012-11-30 19:20:18 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Say goodbye to Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon on the Las Vegas Strip. The Old West-themed casino will close for remodeling in February, and is expected to reopen in 2014 under a new name. CaesarsMore>>
    Say goodbye to Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon on the Las Vegas Strip.More>>
  • Las Vegas Sands Declares $2.26B Special Dividend

    Las Vegas Sands Declares $2.26B Special Dividend

    Tuesday, November 27 2012 3:19 PM EST2012-11-27 20:19:58 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. plans to pay a special dividend of $2.75, distributing about $2.26 billion to its shareholders by the end of the year. The company says the dividendMore>>
    Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. plans to pay a special dividend of $2.75, distributing about $2.26 billion to its shareholders by the end of the year.More>>
  • 3 More Companies Get Nev. Online Poker Licenses

    3 More Companies Get Nev. Online Poker Licenses

    Friday, November 16 2012 3:43 PM EST2012-11-16 20:43:30 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Three more casino operators have been issued a Nevada online poker license. The state Gaming Control Board on Thursday approved interactive gambling licenses for MGM Online LLC and boutiqueMore>>
    Three more casino operators have been issued a Nevada online poker license.More>>
  • Nevada Gambling Revenues Up 3 Percent in September

    Nevada Gambling Revenues Up 3 Percent in September

    Thursday, November 8 2012 6:33 PM EST2012-11-08 23:33:48 GMT
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- State officials say Nevada gambling revenues were up more than 3 percent in September compared with the same month a year ago. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports a gamblingMore>>
    State officials say Nevada gambling revenues were up more than 3 percent in September compared with the same month a year ago. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports a gambling win of $893 million for September.More>>

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