Gaming

Host of projects being planned or built right now will change landscape of Las Vegas Strip

MGM Resorts' parking garage behind the Excalibur is about 75 percent complete and should be done next spring. It will serve T-Mobile Arena and the Park Theater.

With Lucky Dragon now open and operating, people watching Nevada’s most important industry might be wondering what’s next for the post-recession Las Vegas Strip. There are myriad projects planned for Las Vegas Boulevard — here's a look at some of ...

Caesars files paperwork to dump NV Energy

One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

Caesars Entertainment is asking state regulators for approval to quit buying electricity from NV Energy. The gaming giant is the latest Nevada company to seek ...

Wynn, Encore to start charging for valet parking

The Wynn and Encore on Las Vegas Blvd. on September 30, 2015.

The Wynn Las Vegas and Encore will be the next major Strip resorts to begin charging for parking — albeit only for valet services — following the lead of MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment properties. Michael Weaver, Wynn Las Vegas senior vice president of ...

Nevada gaming revenue up 11.2 percent in October

In this 2010 photo, a baccarat game is shown in the high-limit room at Hard Rock Hotel.

Gaming revenue grew by 11.2 percent statewide in October compared to the same month last year and was up 14 percent on the Las Vegas Strip. Michael Lawton, senior research analyst for the state Gaming Control Board, said Nevada can thank ...

No national TV exposure for Atlantic City on New Year's Eve

This July 3, 2015 photo shows pedestrians strolling on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. On Monday Nov. 28, 2016, Moody's Investors Service said the state of New Jersey's takeover of Atlantic City's assets and major decision-making power should prevent the struggling resort from defaulting on its debt at least through the end of 2017.

When the new year arrives in Atlantic City, the eyes of the nation will be elsewhere ...

Pennsylvania casinos invest in arcade-style digital games, party pits to attract millennials

A woman plays a "Brew Caps" game at the Gamblit booth during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) convention at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday will consider changes to speed up the development of new games.

"Even though the slot machines that are out there are beautiful machines with fantastic graphics, it's still the function of pressing a button and waiting to see what happens, And that's just not interesting."

Binion’s Ranch in Pahrump sells for $1 million

Binion's Horseshoe owner Bennie Binion is shown in this March 1978 photo. Binion's is the first downtown casino to have carpeted floors, free drinks for all players and limo service to and from the airport.

After nearly three years on the market, Binion’s Ranch in Pahrump, purchased in the 1960s by Las Vegas casino pioneer Benny Binion, has been sold for $1 million — less than half the original asking price. Nevada residents ...

Police: Gambler's bid to double down at bank turns into bust

Authorities say a man stood up from a blackjack table in West Virginia, drove to rob a bank and then returned to continue gambling. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports a Kanawha County grand jury last week indicted 52-year-old Kerry Johnson of ...

Despite a casino power outage, gamblers unlikely to be left in dark on winnings

Paris Las Vegas is shown Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, after a power outage left the property dark. Electricity began being restored about 10 p.m. after the resort lost power about 9:45 a.m.

In the late morning of Nov. 3 at the Paris Las Vegas, the lights went out to stop play at the casino’s 100 table games and more than 2,200 slot machines. A construction worker had accidentally cut power and backup power failed. Later in the day when the fire alarm batteries started to fail, 3,000 people were evacuated. For guests there, management at Caesars Entertainment — the owner of Paris — covered hotel fees and ...

Caesars bankruptcy heads to showdown with U.S. watchdog

One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

The U.S. government's bankruptcy watchdog objected on Monday to a Caesars Entertainment Corp subsidiary's proposal to exit Chapter 11, threatening to derail a largely consensual plan to ...

‘Mission: Impossible’ among GameCo.’s new skill-based games

Skill-based gaming developer GameCo announced Nov. 21 it will develop a game based on  “Mission: Impossible,” among other popular movies.

The old world of themed slots and the new world of skill-based video games may not be as different as it seems now that one company is unveiling a series of movie-themed skill-based gambling machines. Skill-based gaming developer ...

Lucky Dragon, Las Vegas resort catering to Asian market, to open Saturday

A dragon chandelier hangs over the casino floor at the Lucky Dragon hotel-casino under construction on Sahara Avenue near Las Vegas Boulevard South Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.

The Lucky Dragon will be opening Saturday night. The Asian-themed casino — on Sahara Avenue just west of the Strip — is the first ground-up resort built near the Strip in several years and has a grand opening scheduled for Dec. 3. However, the company has decided to ...

Downtown Grand first to take bets on e-sports

From left, Seth Schorr, CEO of the Downtown Grand, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, former Mayor Oscar Goodman and Bill Doak, first vice president at CIM Group, cut a ribbon during an official opening ceremony for the Downtown Grand in downtown Las Vegas Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.

The Downtown Grand is now taking bets on e-sports — becoming the first casino in the U.S. to do so — only two days after ...

Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel to merge

In this Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, Bear Duker, a marketing manager for strategic partnerships at DraftKings, works at his computer at the company headquarters in Boston.

Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny. The two companies made the announcement Friday, saying the combined organization would ...

Prohibition of pot use in hotel-casinos likely to continue after Question 2

Nevada Gaming Commissioner Tony Alamo, shown in 2011, indicated Thursday that marijuana will not be allowed in casino-hotels, despite last week's passage of Question 2.

Even after Question 2’s passage last week, casinos will likely avoid dealing with the marijuana industry and continue to prohibit guests from using pot on their properties ...