Gaming

Man hits $627,000 jackpot at downtown Las Vegas casino

A man at a downtown Las Vegas casino turned a $3.75 bet into more than $600,000 on Sunday. The gambler, whose name was withheld, hit ...

Las Vegas Sands reports $192 million loss

Sands Cotai Central, which sits just across from Venetian Macau.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) on Wednesday reported a loss of $192 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Las Vegas-based company said it had a loss of 25 cents. Losses, adjusted to account for ...

MGM resorts, Orix submit proposal to build first casino in Japan

An exterior view of the Bellagio on Aug. 28. 2016.

Reuters reports that U.S. casino operator MGM Resorts International and partner Orix Corp. have submitted a proposal to build their ...

Former gaming exec, education advocate Tom Gallagher dies at 76

Tom Gallagher was a lifelong advocate of education, something witnessed in the respected lawyer and business leader’s work with various causes in Southern Nevada. The former Caesars ...

Woman wins $646,000 at downtown Las Vegas casino

An exterior view of the Fremont casino in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.

A woman from Hawaii won just over $646,000 on Thursday at the Fremont in downtown Las Vegas. The visitor hit a progressive jackpot while playing a Buffalo Inferno slot machine late ...

California woman hits $481,000 jackpot on Las Vegas Strip

A California woman won $481,000 while playing a slot machine Sunday at a Las Vegas Strip resort. The woman from El Cajon, Calif., hit the jackpot on a $5.60 bet at the Venetian while playing a ...

MGM selling Aria, Vdara real estate on Las Vegas Strip for $3.9 billion

An exterior view of Aria on the Las Vegas Strip Dec. 26, 2017.

MGM Resorts International announced today it is selling two of its Strip properties, although it will continue to operate them. MGM has entered into ...

Nevada casinos take in record $1.23B in winnings in May

Gamblers place bets on roulette during the reopening of the Mirage Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.

Nevada's tourism and gambling industry has come roaring back after the pandemic shuttered casinos and kept tourists away last year, with casinos setting a record in May ...

Northern Nevada gambling icon John Ascuaga dies at age 96

John Ascuaga, right, founder of John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks, is applauded after accepting his induction into the Nevada Business Hall of Fame during a ceremony Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010.

John Ascuaga, the son of Basque sheepherders who became a northern Nevada gambling icon after he bought a small coffee shop with a few slot machines in Sparks in 1960 and turned it into a major hotel-casino he operated for more than a half century, has died. He was 96. Ascuaga was known for roaming the casino floor and ...

Slot player hits $1.5 million jackpot at Las Vegas Strip resort

A player hit a $1.5 million jackpot while playing a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at the Venetian on Monday, June 28, 2021.

A gambler turned a $5 bet into $1.5 million Monday night while playing a Wheel of Fortune slot machine at the Venetian, the Las Vegas Strip resort announced. The player, who wished to ...

Solar farm outside Las Vegas powering MGM resorts on the Strip

Solar panels are installed as part of the MGM Resorts Mega Solar Array, which launched Monday, June 28, 2021. The 100-megawatt solar power facility will produce up to 90% of MGM Resorts International’s Las Vegas daytime power.

When guests play a slot machine or turn on a light at an MGM Resorts International resort on the Las Vegas Strip, much of the electricity comes from a solar farm about ...

‘Magnificent,’ ‘phenomenal’: Resorts World Las Vegas opens on the Strip

Fireworks explode during the grand opening of Resorts World Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday, June 24, 2021. The $4.3 billion megaresort, built by the Malaysia-based Genting Group, occupies the site of the former Stardust hotel-casino.

Resorts World Las Vegas opened its doors Thursday night to guests eager to be part of the glamorous excitement of a new, ground-up megaresort the likes of which hasn’t been seen on the Strip since the Cosmopolitan opened in 2010. A traditional lion dance was conducted to ensure luck and prosperity. Performers in elaborate ...

Opening of Resorts World marks new chapter for the north Las Vegas Strip

Resorts World Las Vegas, the newest megaresort on the Las Vegas Strip, opens its doors to the public at 11 p.m. today. In doing so, it ushers in what many believe will be a rebirth of the north end of the Strip.

For years, the north end of the Las Vegas Strip has been marked by casino closures, implosions and visions of grand projects that stalled out or flopped. That all changes today.

Gambler wins $1.2 million playing Ultimate Texas Hold’em at the Venetian

An exterior view of the Venetian in Las Vegas,Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

A gambler at the Venetian hit a $1.2 million spade royal flush Tuesday while playing Ultimate Texas Hold’em, according to a news release. The hand triggered the “mega tier” of the Venetian’s Millionaire Progressive promotion. To win the ...

10 signs Las Vegas is coming back strong this Memorial Day weekend

Tourists ride escalators to Planet Hollywood and the Miracle Mile Shops on the Las Vegas Strip Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Casino revenue is up. More and more people are flying to Las Vegas. And conventions, one of the final pieces to a full economic recovery, are returning.