Gaming

Asian properties drive strong second quarter for Sands

The Venetian on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.

The second quarter was a good one for Las Vegas Sands, Corp., based largely on results from its properties outside of Las Vegas,

Wynn says he has ‘most precious piece of real estate’ in Las Vegas

Steve Wynn, chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, gives a keynote address during the annual Electronics for Imaging users conference Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Wynn Las Vegas.

Wynn Resorts is talking with other companies to develop land behind the lagoon project planned just east of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, CEO Steve Wynn said in a conference call with gaming analysts today. During the call, held to discuss ...

Upgrades at Palace Station could include convention center

A look at Palace Station during construction of their newest remodel and expansion, Friday, March 17, 2017.

Renovations at Palace Station may continue with a new 335-foot tower and convention center, according to plans it submitted to the city of Las Vegas. While Station Casinos has not released a construction timeline or description of the new facilities, and says it’s deciding whether the expansion is feasible, documents submitted to the city indicate the structure will be ...

Police: 2 injured in shooting at Boulder Highway casino

Law enforcement authorities say two people were injured early Monday in a shooting at a Las Vegas area casino. Police say they are still searching for the suspect in ...

Reno gaming exec faces challenges with SLS on Las Vegas Strip, lobbyists say

The grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip.

Meruelo’s Grand Sierra Resort is away from Reno's downtown and convention-center gaming hubs, and operating on the Las Vegas Strip is a step into the big leagues ...

Christie urges Trump, Congress not to ban internet gambling

In this Nov. 26, 2013, photo, Jon Hernandez chooses from several games of online poker from his home in Roselle Park, N.J., the day after New Jersey began offering Internet gambling statewide.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a close political ally of President Donald Trump, is urging him and Congress not to ban internet gambling in the United States. Christie ...

Gambler drops 75 pounds to win a share of a $1 million bet

A professional gambler dropped some pounds and gained some wealth after betters wagered $1 million he couldn't reduce his body fat to less than 10 percent. Walter Fisher tells the New York Post he began ...

Downtown casino executive: Gaming’s embrace of esports won’t happen overnight

Seth Schorr, CEO of the Downtown Grand, speaks during an official opening ceremony for the Downtown Grand in downtown Las Vegas Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.

The combination of video gaming and gambling is undoubtedly going to become more popular. But it’s not the revolutionary idea some make it out to be, and its widespread ...

Esports players thrilled to represent Las Vegas in national competition

A 12-city tournament based on the game League of Legends is being conducted by Super League Gaming.

Some of the best unpaid esports players in the country are set to compete in a series of online events to determine which city is the king of gamers. ...

MGM exec Glover named president of Atlantic City's Borgata

An MGM Resorts International executive will become the next president of Atlantic City's Borgata casino. The Las Vegas-based firm on Thursday named Marcus Glover as president and ...

World Series of Poker sets record with nearly 121,000 entrants

Poker players compete in day 2c of the World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio Wednesday, July 12, 2017. This year's tournament registered 7,221 players, the third-highest participation in WSOP history and the biggest total since 2010, officials said.

The World Series of Poker has had a record-breaking summer in Las Vegas. Organizers on Monday said the annual poker extravaganza shattered its attendance record with 120,995 entrants. That's an increase of ...

New Jersey casino launches daily fantasy sports

Player matchups are shown on the screen of a computer laptop in Atlantic City N.J. on Monday July 17, 2017, shortly after Resorts Casino Hotel became the first New Jersey casino to launch a daily fantasy sports site. The casino hopes to attract new customers who otherwise wouldn't patronize a casino.

New Jersey's first casino has become the first in Atlantic City to let patrons play daily fantasy sports contests for money. Resorts Casino Hotel on Monday launched FastPick, a daily fantasy sports game in ...

Wynn, Encore to charge for self-parking starting Aug. 7

Wynn and Encore will become the latest Las Vegas Strip resorts to change a fee for self-parking in August.

Wynn Las Vegas and Wynn Encore will start charging its customers for self-parking beginning Monday, Aug. 7. The resorts began charging for valet services in fall last year, joining MGM Resorts International, which last year became the first major Strip resort company to break the long-standing Las Vegas tradition of free parking. Because of the pending opening of a shopping plaza as well as the construction of Paradise Park, the fees are needed to “ensure parking is easily accessible for guests,” the company said in a statement. Paradise Park is ...

CEO McBeath: Cosmopolitan has 'exceeded all of our forecasted numbers'

An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, center, on the Las Vegas Strip Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.

“Just the right amount of wrong” is still the Cosmopolitan’s catchy slogan after almost seven years of operation on the Las Vegas Strip. After almost three years with ...

Cubs fans keep betting slips as mementos instead of cashing

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after Game 7 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cubs won 8-7 in 10 innings to win the series 4-3.

This spring, Las Vegas sportsbooks were treated to unexpected windfalls so unusually large, managers felt the need to recheck the numbers to figure out ...