Gaming

Sands China recruits Alan Dershowitz for lawsuit appeal

Alan Dershowitz, a professor at Harvard Law School, sits in a hotel in Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday, April 11, 2011.

Lawyers for Sands China Ltd. are relying on well-known attorney Alan Dershowitz in arguing for the dismissal of a wrongful termination lawsuit being pursued against the company in ...

Nevada gaming revenue dragged down in July by decrease in Clark County

The Las Vegas Strip is shown from above in this 2015 image.

Nevada gaming revenue dropped slightly last month, led by a more significant year over year decrease in Clark County ...

Caesars gets momentary reprieve in New York lawsuit ruling

Decorative tree and exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

Caesars Entertainment Corp. can breathe a bit easier after a New York federal judge denied the company's bondholders a quick judgment in their pursuit for nearly $7 billion ...

Gulf Greyhound Park, last Texas dog track, to close

Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque, near Galveston, announced plans Wednesday to cease living racing by ...

Federal ban on sports betting upheld by appeals panel

The federal ban on sports betting in all but four states was upheld Tuesday, dealing a blow to New Jersey's latest effort to expand gambling options to help its ...

Steve Wynn: From ultimate Vegas insider to outsider in Boston

Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh are at odds over Wynn's plans to open a casino in the Boston suburb of Everett, Mass.

Casino mogul Steve Wynn, who many credit with transforming Las Vegas, has faced pushback in Massachusetts, where he plans to build a new resort. Boston and two nearby cities ...

Forget luck: Here are 10 bets to make this football season

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) drops back to pass against Texas Tech on Oct. 25, 2014, in Fort Worth.

For the second year, the Las Vegas Sun is here to help with your football wagers. We list 10 of our favorite bets, including college football and the NFL. Last year, we went 5-0 (with one void because of a canceled game) combined on win totals and games of the year ...

Attorney general wants Massachusetts to deny permit to Wynn casino

Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, delivers the keynote address at Colliers International Annual Seminar at the Boston Convention Center on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Wynn says his $1.6 billion resort on the waterfront across Boston will offer the largest hotel rooms outside Las Vegas.

Citing traffic concerns, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is calling on state environmental officials to deny Wynn Resorts a key permit for its $1.7 billion project at ...

Virginia City saloon owner denied gambling license

A California man who bought two saloon casinos in Virginia City will be forced to sell them after Nevada regulators said he was unfit to be involved in ...

Lavo in Palazzo to add Lavo Casino Club in September

P. Diddy hosts at Lavo on Friday, May 1, 2015, in Palazzo. Brett Ratner is at right.

The star-studded Italian restaurant Lavo in Palazzo will expand mid-September into gaming with Lavo Casino Club, a modern experience mixing blackjack with VIP bottle service, mixology and cuisine.

Gaming regulators give final approval to Penn National’s purchase of Tropicana

The exterior of the Tropicana on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously agreed that Penn National can buy the Strip resort for $360 million, which the casino company said it would do in April. The Gaming Control Board gave the sale initial approval about two weeks ago ...

Mandalay Bay finishes first phase of convention expansion

The exterior of Mandalay Bay on Thursday, June 6, 2013.

MGM Resorts says it finished the first phase of expansion at its Mandalay Bay convention center that added another 350,000 square-feet of space to the venue. The casino company said Wednesday that when ...

Tighter slot machines might be hurting revenue, industry research suggests

Attendees wander by the new Ruby casino slot machines during the Global Gaming Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Sands Expo.

Casino markets in many states have tightened their slot machines over the years, and that could be hurting revenues, according to recent industry-backed research. The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers ...

Las Vegas Club, one of downtown’s oldest casinos, closes

Phil Reed, center, director of operations, and Tim Lorenzen, right, director of security, close the doors on the Las Vegas Club early Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in downtown Las Vegas.

By the time the Las Vegas Club shut down just after midnight today, there wasn’t much left to which customers and employees could say goodbye. Many parts of the historic casino had already closed ...

SLS Las Vegas reports a loss of $48.7 million in second quarter

An exterior view of SLS Las Vegas.

SLS opened last August as a reincarnation of the former Sahara hotel-casino, and its first year has been financially difficult to say the least. The most recent SEC filing reaffirms ...