Gaming

Hawaii resident hits for nearly $1 million on Madonna machine in downtown Las Vegas

An exterior view of Main Street Station in downtown Las Vegas Nov. 4, 2015

The winner, a long-time Boyd Gaming customer who chose to remain anonymous, hit the jackpot ...

Mattress Mack bets big as sports betting spreads

In this July 25, 1996 file photo, Jim 'Mattress Mack' McIngvale listens during a press conference at the the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce building in Atlanta. Jim McIngvale, a mattress store owner from Houston who calls himself "Mattress Mack,” plans to bet at least $1.5 million on the Astros in New Jersey on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.

Mattress Mack is the kind of character who fits nicely into the Las Vegas betting scene, skipping from sports book to sports book in search of a big score ...

Coin slot machines offer old-school Vegas experience at El Cortez

General Manager Adam Wiesberg demonstrates winnings from a coin operated slot machine at El Cortez Casino Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

During a recent morning at the El Cortez, Phyllis Henry heard a noise that has become all but extinct on Las Vegas casino floors. It was the ching-ching-ching of coins crashing down from a machine into a metal tray. In this case, it was ...

Golden Nugget owner to sign books this weekend

Tilman Fertitta is shown in this August 2012 file photo.

Golden Nugget and Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta will be in Las Vegas this weekend to sign copies of his new book, “Shut Up and Listen!” The billionaire businessman and ...

Nevada casinos report strong winnings in August

A gambler's blackjack hand is shown during the opening of the casino floor at the Cromwell, formerly Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, on the Las Vegas Strip and Flamingo Avenue, Monday, April 21, 2014.

Nevada casinos reported a strong month of house winnings in August, up 4.3% compared with the same month a year ago, state regulators said today. It was the third ...

Player hits $935,000 jackpot at Aliante casino

A Southern Nevada man hit a $935,000 jackpot on Saturday while at the Aliante casino to catch a movie, the North Las Vegas resort announced via Twitter today. The lucky player, identified only as ...

Player hits $96,000 video keno jackpot at Plaza

A man from Hawaii hit a $96,000 video keno jackpot Friday at the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas, a casino representative said. Eric Santos of Kahului, Hawaii, hit the jackpot playing progressive Keno game that had ...

Caesars announces sale of Rio for $516 million

An exterior view of the Rio Hotel and Casino, June 6, 2013.

Caesars Entertainment has completed a deal to sell the Rio but will continue to operate the Las Vegas property for at least two years, the company announced today ...

Q+A: Former gaming regulator A.G. Burnett on sports betting, industry trends

In this file photo, then-Chairman A.G. Burnett, center, asks a question during a Nevada Gaming Control Board meeting at the Grant Sawyer State Building Wednesday, March 1, 2016. Burnett, an attorney, is now a partner at the McDonald Carano law firm.

A well-known name in Nevada gaming circles, A.G. Burnett served on the state’s Gaming Control Board from 2011 to 2017, taking over as chairman in 2012. An attorney, Burnett, is now a partner at ...

Wynn convention center expansion ahead of schedule

Wynn Las Vegas announced this week that it’s Strip convention and meeting center expansion will likely be finished sooner than planned. The 430,000-square-foot expansion, which will ...

Plaza offering chance to win vintage slot machines

Players at the Plaza in downtown Las Vegas will have a chance to win vintage coin-operated slot and video poker machines such as these during a pair of promotions in October.

The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas is giving players the chance to win a vintage coin-operated slot or video poker machine as part of a pair of promotions next month.

Barry Manilow residency at Westgate extended into 2020

Barry Manilow at the Westgate.

Barry Manilow’s residency at the Westgate Las Vegas will extend into 2020. The entertainer’s residency, “Manilow Las Vegas: The Hits Come Home,” at Westgate International Theater is adding dates in ...

Las Vegas ready to welcome more electric vehicles

A Tesla vehicle is parked at a new Tesla Supercharger station next to the Linq High Roller on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

Tom Volk sat in his Tesla Model 3 as it charged at the Railroad Pass Travel Center in Henderson. Volk, a businessman from Phoenix, had also stopped in Arizona to charge up his electric car on the way to Las Vegas. While the Model 3 has a maximum range of about ...

Jan Jones Blackhurst leaving Caesars executive post, joins board

Jan Jones Blackhurst, left, Caesars Entertainment executive vice president of public policy & corporate responsibility speaks during Caesars Entertainment Community Review reception at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino Monday, March 5, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Former Las Vegas Mayor Jan Jones Blackhurst is leaving her executive post with Caesars Entertainment and has joined the board of directors. According to a ...

Palms plans to make outdoor pool a domed venue

The KAOS dayclub and nightclub pool at the Palms.

A Las Vegas hotel-casino says it's going to turn "dayclub" partying into a year-round activity by enclosing one of its swimming pools and surrounding cabanas with a ...