Gaming

MGM Resorts tells drought panel it's saved 2 billion gallons

Couples watch the show at Bellagio Fountains on Monday, March 16, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.

Sin City may look like a lush water-waster as the state endures its fourth year of a severe drought but casino-resorts say its fountains and greenery are well-crafted illusions ...

Amid struggles, SLS reaffirms its efforts to attract locals

Scott Kreeger is the president and COO of SLS Las Vegas.

SLS Las Vegas is by no means a neighborhood casino: It’s located on the Strip, which many locals avoid, and a lot of its chic restaurant and nightlife options feel like they’d fit in at other upscale, tourist-focused resorts. Yet the financially struggling SLS still wants local residents to ...

Judge keeps exhibit sealed in Las Vegas Sands case

In this May 4, 2015, file photo, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson testifies in court in Las Vegas.

A Nevada judge on Thursday denied an attempt to unseal a private investigator's report in a wrongful termination case against casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp., Sands China Ltd. and the companies' chairman Sheldon Adelson. The ruling came after ...

MGM sends ripples across Strip with 5,000-seat theater at Monte Carlo; shuffling of BMG, Jabbawockeez

MGM Resorts International on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, announced plans for an approximately 5,000-seat theater at the Monte Carlo. The theater is expected to open in late 2016.

MGM Resorts International has given its 20,000-seat Las Vegas Arena a little buddy. Announced today in a series of moves previously reported is a new theater planned for the Monte Carlo. This entertainment hub is ...

Moody’s sees brighter outlook for U.S. gaming industry

A view of casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, Sept. 16, 2011.

Moody’s Investors Service is feeling much better about the financial future of gaming than it did around the same time last year. The credit rating agency has upgraded the outlook from ...

Culinary Union targets bank’s ownership stake in Station Casinos

The Culinary Union protests in front of Palace Station in an ongoing attempt to unionize employees at the Station Casinos properties, Friday, July 10, 2015.

The Culinary Union’s latest attempt to exert pressure on Station Casinos seeks to bring a complex international finance scandal before ...

Boston says Wynn Resorts reps knew of mob ties to land

In this Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 file photo Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts, delivers the keynote address at Colliers International Annual Seminar at the Boston Convention Center, in Boston.

Recently discovered interviews with at least five people suggest Wynn Resorts knew a mob associate with felony convictions would profit from his stake in the waterfront land where ...

Despite slow start, SLS boss confident in future

Scott Kreeger, president and COO of SLS Las Vegas, said the resort has an 18-month to two-year period to “ramp up.”

Having worked as an executive at MGM Resorts International and Station Casinos, Scott Kreeger understands the Las Vegas market. He also knows about struggling resorts, having taken over SLS Las Vegas after leaving the now-closed Revel in ...

Sports wagering evolving locally, across the nation

Bettors stand in line to make wagers during the NCAA basketball tournament. A new law allows business entities to bet on sports, as well.

Change is coming to Nevada sports books. At the state level, lawmakers recently approved a bill that allows groups of people to place wagers as a single entity. Meanwhile, the industry is preparing for an even bigger transformation at the national level: the spread of ...

Don’t count them out yet: Slots remain important cog in Nevada’s gaming industry

Slot machines at the Eldorado Casino in downtown Henderson on Friday, June 22, 2012.

Slot revenue dropped sharply in 2008 and 2009, much like the rest of the state’s gambling business, and still remains far below its peak from before the economic downturn. After a few years of more stable performance, however ...

Contrite thief returns Blarney Stone to downtown casino

The exterior of the D Las Vegas hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

What was originally thought to be a heist of a good luck charm at The D has turned out to be little more than a drunken mistake. The hotel's Blarney Stone, a piece of rock originally from ...

Owner of Railroad Pass casino moves one step closer to gaming license

Henderson commercial real estate broker Joe DeSimone, shown Thursday, April 16, 2015, has taken charge of Railroad Pass. Changes at the historic property are already taking place.

The local real estate professional who bought the historic Railroad Pass casino received gaming regulators’ initial approval to run the property today ...

State board approves merger that will give Golden Gaming control of Maryland casino

Blake Sartini hasn’t stopped growing his Golden Gaming LLC, which operates PT’s and Sierra Gold taverns in Nevada.

Golden Gaming, the company behind the PT’s tavern empire, took a big step forward today in its plans to expand beyond Nevada ...

Ron Pollard, pioneer in the betting industry in Britain, dies at 89

You might not want to wager that the Loch Ness monster, which has made appearances either for real or in imaginations for centuries, was going to show itself indisputably any time soon. But as Ron Pollard understood, a fair number of people would make that bet. Pollard, a British oddsmaker who ...

World Series of Poker Main Event draws 6,420 players for $60.4 million prize pool

A player's distinctive hat stands out during first day of play in the World Series of Poker's Main Event on Sunday, July 5, 2015, at the Rio.

Nine poker players will leave the Rio as instant millionaires next week. Everyone who advances to the World Series of Poker Main Event final table, which will be contested over ...