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Downtown Grand CEO is gone after 8 months

The Downtown Grand announced Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, that CEO Jim Simms is leaving after less than a year on the job.

Downtown Grand CEO Jim Simms is leaving after less than a year on the job, the resort announced today. Simms was named to the position in June, replacing Seth Schorr, who became ...

MGM Resorts outsourcing its parking operations and valet services

MGM Resorts International, of which Mandalay Bay is a part, announced Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, that it will become the first major casino company to start charging visitors for parking on the Strip.

Valets at many Strip properties owned by MGM Resorts International will soon start working for a new employer as the casino company outsources its parking operations to a third-party contractor. MGM Resorts announced today ...

Sands Bethlehem posts records while Asia falls

In this file photo from Friday, May 22, 2009, patrons pass under the entrance marquis to the Sands Casino Bethlehem when it opened its doors to the public for the first time, in Bethlehem, Pa.

While the gambling giant's casinos in Macau caused its 2015 net income fall 31 percent to $2 billion, its casino in south Bethlehem posted a record year in which its net income increased …

Golden Entertainment heads into Montana with completion of $20M transaction

Tina Gonzalez of Las Vegas plays the slots at the Golden Gaming area inside a Vons Supermarket in Las Vegas on Friday, February  1, 2013.

Golden Entertainment Inc. has wrapped up its $20 million acquisition of about 1,000 gambling devices in Montana, the Las Vegas-based company said today. The transaction brings yet another market into play for ...

Casino promotions: Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers ...

CEO says MGM Resorts’ Park will be a busker-free zone

A man wearing a SpongeBob outfit waits in the shade to have his photo taken for tips on the Strip Saturday, June 29, 2013.

John Katsilometes relays a message from CEO Jim Murren about why SpongeBob SquarePants will not be welcome at the new entertainment …

Preview 2016: Murren, Faraday exec and others talk about Las Vegas and its future

Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, addresses the crowd during the Metro Chamber of Commerce annual Preview Las Vegas event Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Cox Pavilion.

Paid parking on the Strip was not on the agenda at Preview Las Vegas today, but it was hard not to think about when the head of MGM Resorts International took the stage at Cox Pavilion ...

First seats go in at T-Mobile Arena — only 19,997 to go

Aerial views of the Las Vegas Strip on Friday, March 27, 2015, including the Rock in Rio USA site, MGM Arena behind New York-New York and Monte Carlo and Pawn Mall.

Workers putting the finishing touches on the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena on the Strip installed the first seats today. “Only 19,997 more to go,” said a post from the arena’s Twitter account. Construction ...

MGM chief: Don’t divert room taxes from convention center to UNLV stadium

Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, addresses the crowd during the Metro Chamber of Commerce annual Preview Las Vegas event Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Cox Pavilion.

MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren said today he’s not opposed to a stadium plan backed by one of his competitors, as long as it doesn’t use hotel room tax revenue that would otherwise support an expansion of ...

Nevada casinos win $11 billion in 2015, up from 2014 levels

A $100 bill is fed into a slot machine. Slot machines accounted for 63 percent of the  $11.1 billion won by Nevada casinos in 2015, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

The house ended up winning about $11.1 billion of all the money gambled in Nevada in 2015 — an increase of 1 percent from 2014 but still below Nevada's peak year in 2007. Las Vegas Strip casinos accounted for most of that, keeping ...

Ex-NIU running back sues FanDuel, DraftKings for using name

In this Nov. 23, 2012, file photo, Northern Illinois' Akeem Daniels (3) breaks a tackle during an NCAA football game against Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti, Mich. The former NIU running back filed a lawsuit in Chicago on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, suing two daily fantasy sports sites, Boston-based DraftKings and New York-based FanDuel, alleging that they used his name to generate millions of dollars in revenue.

Former Northern Illinois University running back Akeem Daniels is suing two daily fantasy sports sites in Chicago federal court alleging they used his name to generate millions of dollars in revenue. Daniels filed the lawsuit Wednesday against Boston-based DraftKings and New York-based FanDuel, The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reported ...

Las Vegas Sands revenue takes hit from Macau for 4th quarter, full year

In this photo taken Nov. 23, 2014, visitors walk across the road in front of the Venetian Macao casino resort in Macau.

Las Vegas Sands, the casino company that runs the Venetian and Palazzo on the Strip in addition to properties in Macau and elsewhere, reported its fourth-quarter and ...

Gaming association: Super Bowl will elicit $4.2 billion in mostly illegal bets

Geoff Freeman, president of the American Gaming Association, gives a "State of the Industry" address during the Global Gaming Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Sands Expo Center.

Americans are poised to wager $4.2 billion on the upcoming Super Bowl 50, with the vast majority of those bets expected to be placed illegally. The American Gaming Association said its sports betting projection for the Feb. 7 championship football game between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers represents ...

Even without endorsing, Culinary Union seeks to be major player in politics and beyond

Geoconda Arguello-Kline, left, secretary-treasurer for Culinary Workers Union, Local 226, and Nevada State Sen. Ruben Kihuen, center, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress, take part in a Culinary Union protest near Trump International Hotel on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Las Vegas. Trump International Hotel workers are not unionized.

After playing a big role when Democratic candidates last battled each other for their party's presidential nomination, the Culinary Union is staying above the fray this time around. While it made ...

Gov. Christie calls for state takeover of Atlantic City

Houses and empty lots in the shadow of the shuttered Revel Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Jan. 26, 2016. Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed taking control of Atlantic City’s troubled finances, a last-ditch effort to stave off bankruptcy in the the once-fabled seaside resort, where casino revenues have fallen by half since 2006.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday the state will assume vast control over Atlantic City's finances and decision-making, saying the seaside gambling resort is incapable of ...