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Silverton Village, a $60M expansion, expected to finish in 2019

Silverton Village, a $60M expansion, expected to finish in 2019

posted on May 08, 2018 by

The Silverton has begun a $60 million expansion, including a 150-room Hyatt Place hotel and several fast-food restaurants. The new project will comprise what is being called Silverton Village, to be built in stages around the Silverton.

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What happens in Vegas… is a storybook

What happens in Vegas… is a storybook

posted on May 08, 2018 by

Almost everyone has an unusual, interesting and often madcap Las Vegas story to tell. Now Nicola Coulter, has finished an unusual project to complete her visual arts college degree by compiling, in book form, a series of stories and illustrations of just such stories.

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MGM donates $250K to think tank

MGM donates $250K to think tank

posted on May 08, 2018 by

MGM Resorts International, the Las Vegas-based casino/resort operator, has awarded $250,000 to the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University.

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Vegas traffic blessed by Sinatra, Dean but we need more

Vegas traffic blessed by Sinatra, Dean but we need more

posted on May 08, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | Local residents of many years, such as myself, have to be seriously wondering if traffic congestion is one of those civic problems with no solution? Despite Frank and Dean helping me traverse either side of I-15, it still can be a harrowing.

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N.J. plans regs for sports betting

N.J. plans regs for sports betting

posted on May 08, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | The prospect of legal sports betting in New Jersey continues to have a high level of interest among those who hope to get everything in place to welcome this new revenue producer to the state.

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LVS names May Wu Yee Mei recipient of Adelson Citizenship Award

LVS names May Wu Yee Mei recipient of Adelson Citizenship Award

posted on May 07, 2018 by

Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) has named May Wu Yee Mei the winner of The Mr. Sheldon G. and Dr. Miriam Adelson Citizenship Award presented by Sands Cares. Wu is a team member at The Venetian Macao, and has been employed by the company for 10 years.

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Fantasy sports wagering moving closer to legalization in Louisiana

Fantasy sports wagering moving closer to legalization in Louisiana

posted on May 07, 2018 by

Fantasy sports wagering is moving closer to legalization in Louisiana where the full Senate will soon vote on legislation that would allow voters to decide this fall whether fantasy wagering via a smartphone app should be legal in the state.

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Wagering on 144th Kentucky Derby breaks records

Wagering on 144th Kentucky Derby breaks records

posted on May 07, 2018 by

Horseplayers pushed their money through the betting windows Saturday with both hands as wagering from all-sources was the highest all-time on both the entire Kentucky Derby Day program and on the Kentucky Derby itself.

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Pot testing at work declining, experts say

Pot testing at work declining, experts say

posted on May 05, 2018 by

A tightening labor market has forced a widening variety of companies to no longer test current and prospective hires for marijuana usage. Marijuana testing, long a standard practice at large American employers is excluding too many potential workers.

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Move to allow Louisiana riverboats ashore progresses to House

Move to allow Louisiana riverboats ashore progresses to House

posted on May 05, 2018 by

The move in Louisiana to allow the 15 riverboats operating in the state to move ashore is progressing with a House committee sending the Senate gambling bill to the full House late last week.

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Eldorado Resorts Inc. reports first-quarter profit of $20.9 million

Eldorado Resorts Inc. reports first-quarter profit of $20.9 million

posted on May 05, 2018 by

Reno-headquartered Eldorado Resorts Inc. has now reported a first-quarter profit of $20.9 million. The company said it had profit of 27 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for asset impairment costs, were 37 cents per share.

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Galaxy Ent. supports Philippines government’s move to close Boracay

Galaxy Ent. supports Philippines government’s move to close Boracay

posted on May 04, 2018 by

Major Macau casino company Galaxy Entertainment Group, says it supports the Philippines government’s move to temporarily close Boracay for environmental reasons and will seek further clarification on future government plans for the region.

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Scientific Games Corp. names new chief executive

Scientific Games Corp. names new chief executive

posted on May 04, 2018 by

Scientific Games Corp., the Las Vegas-based gambling equipment maker, has named a new chief executive after debt financing charges led to a wider first-quarter loss despite higher revenues.

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Jeffrey Soffer closes deal to buy Mardi Gras Casino and Race Track

Jeffrey Soffer closes deal to buy Mardi Gras Casino and Race Track

posted on May 04, 2018 by

Jeffrey Soffer has closed a deal to buy South Florida’s former Mardi Gras Casino and Race Track. Now called “The Big Easy Casino,” the slot area has been closed since heavily damaged by Hurricane Irma. Poker, simulcast wagering and the dog track are open.

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Scientific Games Corp. reports loss of $201.8M in its first quarter

Scientific Games Corp. reports loss of $201.8M in its first quarter

posted on May 03, 2018 by

Scientific Games Corp. has reported a loss of $201.8 million in its first quarter. The Las Vegas-based company said Wednesday it had a loss of $2.24 per share. Losses, adjusted to extinguish debt and for restructuring costs, came to 63 cents per share.

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Red Rock Resorts announces increases in first-quarter net income

Red Rock Resorts announces increases in first-quarter net income

posted on May 03, 2018 by

Red Rock Resorts, the parent of Station Casinos, announced increases in first-quarter net income from a year earlier, although revenue fell. Red Rock Resorts said its net income was $82.1 million, or 65 per share, for the three months ended March 31.

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Caesars Entertainment Corp. reports loss of $34M in first quarter

Caesars Entertainment Corp. reports loss of $34M in first quarter

posted on May 03, 2018 by

Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $34 million in its first quarter. The company said it had a loss of 5 cents per share while posting $1.97 billion in revenue during the period.

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Cherniak, Asher, Manteris confirmed for sports betting panel at GiGse

Cherniak, Asher, Manteris confirmed for sports betting panel at GiGse

posted on May 02, 2018 by

Three major Las Vegas-based sports wagering executives are among the confirmed panel participants at this year’s GiGse, a major Miami-based gaming conference. The latest confirmed participants include; Benjie Cherniak, Joe Asher, and Art Manteris.

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Macau gambling revenue rises 28 percent in April

Macau gambling revenue rises 28 percent in April

posted on May 02, 2018 by

Macau gambling revenue rose 28 percent in April and beat analyst expectations. April 2018 now becomes the 21st consecutive of revenue gains in the former Portuguese colony, now the world’s largest gambling locale.

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BOYD to acquire Lattner Entertainment Group for $100M

BOYD to acquire Lattner Entertainment Group for $100M

posted on May 02, 2018 by

Boyd Gaming Corporation, the Las Vegas-based locals-centric casino operator, is continuing to broaden its national footprint with the announcement today that it will acquire Lattner Entertainment Group Illinois, LLC for a total cash consideration of $100 million.

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