Gaming

Winning bid tossed in Pennsylvania casino license auction

Las Vegas Sands Corp. submitted the highest bid Wednesday in an auction for the rights to Pennsylvania's fourth mini-casino license, but ...

MGM says Mandalay Bay business recovering after Oct. 1 shooting

A view of the Mandalay Bay Friday, July 24, 2015.

Mandalay Bay is beginning to emerge from the cloud of the Oct. 1 mass shooting, but the Strip resort isn’t out of the woods yet, MGM Resorts International executives said today during ...

Police: Man's meth lab caused fire in A.C. casino hotel room

This June 19, 2017, file photo shows the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.

Police in New Jersey charged a man with setting up a methamphetamine lab that caused a fire in an Atlantic City casino hotel room, leading four floors to be evacuated. Wednesday's fire at the Tropicana casino injured ...

Wynn gets no money in termination deal with casino company

This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass.

A termination agreement between embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn and the company bearing with his name released today leaves him without any severance or compensation and prohibits his involvement in any competing gambling business for two years. The Las Vegas billionaire resigned as ...

Caesars to check 'Do Not Disturb' rooms daily

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

One of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the doorknob. Caesars Entertainment told The Associated Press today it also is considering giving ...

Man hits $1.23 million jackpot at downtown Las Vegas casino

A Wisconsin man, center, who hit a $1.23 million jackpot on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at the Fremont Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas is pictured with the property's general manager, Jim Sullivan, and Slot Director Salinda Conklin.

A Wisconsin man’s $2 bet turned into a $1.23 million payday when he hit a Wheel of Fortune jackpot Sunday at the Fremont Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas. The man, whose name was ...

With ruling on national sports betting due, will Las Vegas ever be the same?

Football fans watch games during NFL opening day at the Red Rock Resort's race and sportsbook Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.

Back in the September of his years, Frank Sinatra would take the mic and command this little lounge stage. Still the headliner of all headliners at The Sands, four miles down The Strip, Sinatra would escape to this neighborhood joint, the ...

Familiar Palms marquee is going fully digital

Palms Casino Resort removes the 14 foot tall letters from their marquee in preperation for an all-new digatal replacement, Tues. Feb 13, 2018.

The times are changing at the Palms, and so is the familiar marquee outside the 17-year-old casino-resort on Flamingo Road. The sign, which partially featured old-style changeable ...

MGM opens Macau casino resort as license renewal looms

People walk past MGM Cotai Resort in Macau Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. MGM Resorts is opening a lavish multibillion-dollar casino resort in Macau, in the latest big bet by foreign gambling companies on the southern Chinese gambling haven.

MGM Resorts is launching a lavish multibillion-dollar casino resort in Macau in the latest big bet by foreign gaming companies on the southern Chinese gambling haven. Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International opened its $3.4 billion resort's doors, watched over by a colossal statue of MGM's signature gold lion, Tuesday evening. It's a ...

Gaming regulators now accepting Steve Wynn harassment complaints online

This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has begun accepting harassment complaints online regarding Steve Wynn in response to an influx of communications regarding ...

Stalled Fontainebleau casino-resort to open in 2020 with new name

A view of the stalled Fontainebleau resort, right, on Las Vegas Boulevard South on Dec. 30, 2014. Fontainebleau was sold to New York real estate firms Witkoff Group LLC and New Valley LLC for $600 million in August 2017.

The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas. The hulking, bluish casino-resort, which has sat unfinished on the Las Vegas Strip since 2009 and became a poster child of the Great Recession, is now ...

Next Las Vegas arena a 360-foot-tall sphere

Renderings, provided by the Madison Square Garden Company, of the proposed "MSG Sphere Las Vegas" arena project. The arena is a joint venture with Sands Corporation, to be built behind the Venetian and Palazzo. Its slated to open in 2020.

A new arena just off the Strip will be a 360-foot-tall sphere with seating for more than 18,000 people for concerts, awards shows and other entertainment events, according to developers Madison Square Garden Co. and Las Vegas Sands Corp. The MSG Sphere Las Vegas, behind the ...

After Steve Wynn, questions about his empire's future

A view of the Encore and Wynn resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, Dec. 26, 2017.

As the chief architect of modern Las Vegas, and a visionary who did not understand the meaning of subdued, Steve Wynn spent more than three decades luring visitors to the Strip with his opulent hotels. But now, the question on everyone’s mind is: What is the $18 billion Wynn Resorts casino and hotel empire without Steve Wynn? Hours after an unscheduled meeting of Wynn Resorts’ board of directors on Tuesday, Wynn, a 76-year-old billionaire, suddenly ...

Steve Wynn resigns from company amid sexual misconduct allegations

Casino mogul Steve Wynn during a news conference in Medford, Mass., Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Wynn, one of the most magnetic and polarizing figures in the gambling industry, was the subject of a recent investigation that found he had coerced female employees into ...

Conn. casino expansion bill resurrects push for open competition

A bill that would scrap the license for a casino in East Windsor, Conn., and open up competitive bidding for the state’s first casino off tribal lands is being proposed by legislators in Bridgeport, Conn. State lawmakers last year backed giving the ...