Gaming

Gaming panel grills casino software company exec before rejecting application

Nevada Gaming Board/Commission Commissioner  John Moran,  Jr. makes a comment during proceedings as Owl bar and restaurant owner Stephan Galdau meets once more before them to appeal the denial of being licensed on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.

The Nevada Gaming Commission grilled executives and attorneys of gaming software company Table Trac on Thursday, accusing an executive and an attorney representing the company of ignoring the instructions the commission gave at an earlier meeting. After a contentious hearing, the commission voted to reject the application ...

Caesars buying Centaur Holdings, adding 2 Indiana casinos

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

Casino giant Caesars Entertainment says it is buying casino and gaming company Centaur Holdings, acquiring new properties in Indiana. Las Vegas-based Caesars said Thursday it's paying $1.7 billion in cash for Centaur. With the acquisition, Caesars will add two Indiana properties: Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson and the Indiana Grand Racing and ...

MGM likely to focus on Strip remodels rather than new U.S. casinos, CEO says

New York-New York and Monte Carlo are reflected in the exterior glass of T-Mobile Arena on March 1, 2016. MGM Resorts International is in the midst of its “reimagining” of Monte Carlo into Park MGM and NoMad.

MGM Resorts International is done building new casinos in the U.S. and will likely spend future development dollars on remodeling its Strip properties in the same way it’s remodeling Monte Carlo, the company’s CEO says. MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren said in a recent conference call that with the exception of a potential casino in Japan, the company ...

Sports betting isn't legal nationwide, but firms are jockeying already

Some gambling technology companies expect the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize sports betting and are jockeying for position in the new industry months before a decision is even rendered. A lawsuit filed Thursday in Atlantic City shines some light on the scramble. NYX Gaming Group Ltd., a company based on ...

Mandalay Bay staff reduction result of Oct. 1 shooting attack

Although open for business, the Mandalay Bay casino floor remains calm and quiet Tuesday Oct. 3, 2017, two days after a mass shooting occured Sunday night at an outdoor country music festival Sunday night.

MGM Resorts International is laying off workers at Mandalay Bay because of the economic effects of the Oct. 1 shooting ...

Green Valley Ranch workers vote to join union

Workers at Green Valley Ranch, a resort owned and operated by Station Casinos, celebrate Nov. 9 after voting to unionize. About 900 of the resort's workers will be represented by the Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165.

A third Station Casinos property in Las Vegas is now a union shop after workers at Green Valley Ranch voted Nov. 8-9 to join the Culinary Workers local 226 and the Bartenders Union Local 165. According to a statement released ...

MGM’s Murren: Shooting, marketing pause will have impact on fourth quarter

A view of the MGM Grand as seen from Rivea at Delano Las Vegas on Feb. 2, 2016.

MGM is reporting third-quarter net income of $149.1 million, its first quarterly financial report since a deadly mass shooting at its Mandalay Bay property in early October. The shooting did not ...

Nightclub, celebrity chef restaurants among Palms overhaul

An exterior view of the Palms Casino Resort, June 6, 2013.

The overhaul of the Palms hotel-casino in Las Vegas now also includes new nightlife offerings, as well as celebrity chef restaurants. Parent company Station Casinos today announced ...

Police: Las Vegas man arrested after robbing casino 3 times

M Resort Spa Casino, which opened in Henderson on March 1, was designed to attract visitors and locals alike by offering unique amenities.

Police say they have arrested a man who robbed a casino in Henderson three times, stealing more than $60,000. Henderson Police say Gregory Bolusan was armed with a ...

Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels looking to expand to Las Vegas

Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, arrives on a Virgin America flight from Los Angeles at McCarran International Airport Monday, April 22, 2013. The flight marked the start of new Virgin America service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Virgin Hotels, part of the Virgin Group founded by billionaire Richard Branson, could soon be entering the Las Vegas market, likely purchasing an existing hotel property. A spokeswoman for Virgin Hotels company confirmed the company was looking at ...

Golden Entertainment just bought the Stratosphere

The Stratosphere on Las Vegas Blvd on September 30, 2015.

Even in Las Vegas, the land of faux pirate battles and Elvis-themed wedding chapels, the Stratosphere is something of an oddball. Conceived by poker pro Bob Stupak, the Space Needle-shaped ...

Still a trailblazer, now with a casino view: Musburger tries hand at a different broadcast

Brent Musburger tapes a show at the Vegas Stats & Information Network studio, at the South Point in Las Vegas on Aug. 11, 2017.

“You are looking live ...” was his signature intro over a sweeping camera shot, but instead of a snow-capped Lambeau Field or sunny Los Angeles Coliseum, Brent Musburger finds himself in a television studio plopped in the middle of a casino floor guarded by a battalion of one-armed bandits. Inside this glass box, Musburger, 78, is dressed in all black ...

Nevada gaming revenue up 3.25 percent in September

State gaming revenue was up 3.25 percent — $948,991,121 to $979,859,876 — in September compared to same month a year ago, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Revenue rose 4.67 percent at ...

Pennsylvania OKs betting online, in airports, at truck stops

In this July 1, 2013 file photo, casino patrons play some of the 600 slot machines at the Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, located approximately 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, shortly after its grand opening in Farmington, Pa. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, he's signed a bill authorizing a major expansion of gambling in what's already the nation's second-largest commercial casino state.

Pennsylvania, the nation's second-largest commercial casino state, is taking an even deeper plunge into gambling and will allow people to bet online, in airports and at truck stops. With government leaders ...

Already a major gambling state, Pennsylvania is poised for a big expansion

Beverage server Christa Evanko delivers drinks at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania, which is second only to Nevada in commercial casino revenues, voted Thursday to approve the biggest expansion of gambling in the state since casinos were legalized more than a decade ago. Desperate to find ways to ...