Monday, February 19, 2018

Nolimit City goes live on LeoVegas.com

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Nolimit City goes live on LeoVegas.com

Nolimit City goes live on LeoVegas.com, the multiple-award winning and leading mobile operator. As Nolimit City goes live on LeoVegas.com, Nolimit City games will be showcased on LeoVegas.com and will be included in their ever-growing portfolio of premium mobile slots games, following a distribution deal established in 2017. LeoVegas has agreed to release Nolimit City games through the established platform, ...

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Report shows Las Vegas Strip has Nevada’s tightest slot machines

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Report shows Las Vegas Strip has Nevada’s tightest slot machines

When the state Gaming Control Board released its statewide gaming win statistics for 2017 in late January, the headline was the 2.8 percent increase from $11.26 billion in 2016 to $11.57 billion for the 336 nonrestricted locations across Nevada.

A look at the Wynn Resorts duplex villa Steve Wynn calls home

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A look at the Wynn Resorts duplex villa Steve Wynn calls home

Steve Wynn has been living in a duplex villa at Wynn Resorts overlooking his golf course and valley mountains for the past decade.

Tioga Downs celebrates first year since casino expansion

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Tioga Downs celebrates first year since casino expansion
In December, the New York casino marked a year of growth after the opening of its enhanced gaming floor and hotel.

Friday, February 16, 2018

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

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

Steve Wynn has called duplex villa at Wynn Resorts home for past decade

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Steve Wynn has called duplex villa at Wynn Resorts home for past decade

Steve Wynn has been living in a duplex villa at Wynn Resorts overlooking his golf course and valley mountains for the past decade.

Casino City's Friday Five: Everything ever edition

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Casino City's Friday Five: Everything ever edition
It's a good thing tomorrow's Saturday, because we really need some down time after all that happened in the past week.

Yggdrasil Gaming and GVC join forces in Spanish market

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Yggdrasil Gaming and GVC join forces in Spanish market

Yggdrasil Gaming and GVC sign a deal under which Yggdrasil will be able to enter the Spanish igaming market later this year. After reaching an agreement with its existing partner GVC. Yggdrasil will offer its games in the Spanish market during Q2 2018, in full compliance with Spanish requirements. GVC has a strong presence in Spain including its leading bwin ...

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Second shareholder lawsuit filed against Wynn Resorts, directors

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Second shareholder lawsuit filed against Wynn Resorts, directors

In the swelling wake of sexual harassment allegations against former chairman and CEO Steve Wynn, a second group of shareholders filed a lawsuit Thursday against the resort company and its board of directors.

Little Texas comes to Cherokee Roland for free show

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Little Texas comes to Cherokee Roland for free show
The country-rock band will bring its energetic hits to the casino's stage next week.

South Point planning $40M upgrade to guest rooms

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South Point planning $40M upgrade to guest rooms

South Point plans a $40 million remodel plan to its guest rooms in the property’s three towers, the company said Thursday in a statement.

Lawyers: Okada thought deal would lead to loan from Wynn Resorts

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Lawyers: Okada thought deal would lead to loan from Wynn Resorts

Lawyers for Kazuo Okada said the Japanese billionaire signed a consent to allow Elaine Wynn to sell her shares in Wynn Resorts on the presumption the company would lend him money. The loan never materialized and Okada now claims it resulted in increased financial costs for his Philippines casino project.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

iSoftBet deals with Optibet to enter Latvia and Estonia

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iSoftBet deals with Optibet to enter Latvia and Estonia

Popular online and mobile casino content provider, iSoftBet deals with Optibet and strengthens its hold in Eastern Europe. Since iSoftBet deals with Optibet, the supplier’s full suite of games are certified for launch in Latvia and Estonia. Prior the launch, all games were rigorously tested for compliance by third-party auditor Quinel M Limited, and has also been approved by each ...

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Golden Nugget online brands generated more than $7 million in New Jersey

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Golden Nugget online brands generated more than $7 million in New Jersey
The brand earned the single largest monthly haul by a New Jersey online casino since online gambling was legalized in the state.

AGEM extend contracts for two key executives

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AGEM extend contracts for two key executives
Under new contracts, Marcus Prater and Connie Jones will remain with the organization as Executive Director and Director of Responsible Gaming, respectively.

Betsoft deals with Snaitech for Italian Market expansion

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Betsoft deals with Snaitech for Italian Market expansion

Betsoft deals with Snaitech to further expand into the Italian market. As Betsoft deals with Snaitech, the popular provider will bring content to leading Italian gaming operator. Since Betsoft deals with Snaitech, Snaitech gets access to Betsoft’s suite of AAMS certified games via the GAN platform. The portfolio of games includes Betsoft’s Slots3™ and ToGo™ series of HTML5 games developed ...

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Golden Entertainment opens two PT's Gold taverns

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Golden Entertainment opens two PT's Gold taverns
The locations are the company's 58th and 59th wholly owned traditional neighborhood taverns in Nevada.

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

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

Wynn Resorts board weighing its options, experts say

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Wynn Resorts board weighing its options, experts say

The board of Wynn Resorts Ltd. is weighing its options in figuring out its next step, experts say.

MGM opens Macau casino resort as license renewal looms

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MGM opens Macau casino resort as license renewal looms
MGM Resorts is opening a lavish multibillion-dollar casino resort in Macau, in the latest big bet by foreign gambling companies on the Chinese gambling haven ...

Monday, February 12, 2018

Wynn board panel hires new law firm to assist in Steve Wynn review

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Wynn board panel hires new law firm to assist in Steve Wynn review

A special committee of the Wynn Resorts Ltd. board of directors that said it no longer needed independent outside counsel to complete an investigation of allegations against Steve Wynn on Monday hired a new law firm to assist in its review.

Golden Entertainment opens 2 new PT’s Golden taverns

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Golden Entertainment opens 2 new PT’s Golden taverns

Golden Entertainment has opened two new PT’s Gold taverns, raising the company’s neighborhood tavern count to 59 in Nevada.

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

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Stalled Fontainebleau casino-resort to open in 2020 with new name
he 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 scheduled to open in late 2020 under a partnership between hospitality giant Marriott International and New York-based ...

Mare Balticum – The Baltic Sea Gaming Summit announces first batch of speakers

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Mare Balticum – The Baltic Sea Gaming Summit announces first batch of speakers

Mare Balticum – The Baltic Sea Gaming Summit announces first batch of speakers.  The inaugural edition of the yearly The Baltic Sea Gaming Summit event which focuses on the Baltics and the Scandinavian region has already made the headlines on many industry related news portals and the organizers have confirmed that key industry stakeholders are going to attend the event. The ...

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Las Vegas slogan ‘what happens here’ may face cloudy future

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Las Vegas slogan ‘what happens here’ may face cloudy future

If the allegations against Steve Wynn are just the tip of an iceberg, it could create a very tough balancing act for Southern Nevada’s tourism bureau and its use of the familiar slogan “what happens here, stays here,” according to several marketing experts.

Allegations shocking contrast to Steve Wynn’s business vision

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Allegations shocking contrast to Steve Wynn’s business vision

Steve Wynn is a smart and charismatic speaker who can paint a vivid landscape of words from his imagination. How could somebody that smart allow himself to be cornered into the position of having to quit now?

Playtech deals with Sociedade de Apostas Sociais

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Playtech deals with Sociedade de Apostas Sociais

Playtech has secured a contact to power Portugal’s leading online operator, Sociedade de Apostas Sociais.  Playtech will supply its IMS player management platform and new sportsbook offering to the operator.  The new Sociedade de Apostas Sociais sportsbook is planned to go online shortly and it will deploy Playtech’s online and mobile sports betting platform.  “New and emerging regulated markets are ...

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Steve Wynn says he has no immediate plans to sell stock

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Steve Wynn says he has no immediate plans to sell stock

Steve Wynn says he no longer disputes a 2010 shareholder’s agreement that gave him control over his ex-wife’s stake, opening the door for both of them to sell their stock in Wynn Resorts.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Little Creek Resort to host annual Sa'heh'wa'mish Days Pow-Wow

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Little Creek Resort to host annual Sa'heh'wa'mish Days Pow-Wow
On 27 and 28 February, the casino will hold a ceremonial gathering of indigenous people of the Coast Salish Tribes.

Next Las Vegas arena a 360-foot-tall sphere

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Next Las Vegas arena a 360-foot-tall sphere
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 ...

Las Vegas Strip roller coaster now has VR thrills — VIDEO

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Las Vegas Strip roller coaster now has VR thrills — VIDEO

If the sights from New York-New York’s roller coaster didn’t thrill riders enough, they can now chase an alien along a desert cliff for an extra $5.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Las Vegas Strip roller coaster now comes with VR thrills

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Las Vegas Strip roller coaster now comes with VR thrills

If the sights from New York-New York’s roller coaster didn’t thrill riders enough, they can now chase an alien along a desert cliff for an extra $5.

Neil Baxley named Director of Slot Operations at Seminole Coconut Creek

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Neil Baxley named Director of Slot Operations at Seminole Coconut Creek
Baxley is currently the highest ranking team member who is also a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Acquisition, Las Vegas shooting affect Penn Gaming earnings

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Acquisition, Las Vegas shooting affect Penn Gaming earnings

Expenses from Penn National Gaming’s planned $2.8 billion acquisition of Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment put a dent in the company’s fourth-quarter earnings, Penn officials reported Thursday.

After Steve Wynn, questions about his empire's future

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After Steve Wynn, questions about his empire's future
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 ...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sinatra, Cirque, Siegfried & Roy highlight Steve Wynn’s entertainment legacy

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Sinatra, Cirque, Siegfried & Roy highlight Steve Wynn’s entertainment legacy

In his reign as the architect of the Vegas mega-resort, Wynn merged his personal wealth and his zeal for business with his passion for live entertainment.

First US Poker Open event comes to a close

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First US Poker Open event comes to a close
Justin Bonomo, a 32-year-old poker pro, bested a field of 68 entries to win the first-place prize of $190,400.

SIS expands to Denmark

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SIS expands to Denmark

SIS has made an agreement to provide its Greyhound Service in a ‘Watch & Bet’ format to Danske Spil in Denmark. Under the terms of the agreement, Danske Spil will gain access to the Greyhound Service, while SIS will also provide live pictures, commentary and data for British and Irish greyhounds across retail and online. The company’s greyhound service now ...

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Inspired enters Finnish marketInspired enters Finnish market

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Inspired enters Finnish marketInspired enters Finnish market

Inspired Entertainment has expanded its offering into the Finnish market after securing a new deal with Veikkaus. Veikkaus, which is owned by the Finnish State, operates as the Finnish National Lottery and holds an exclusive gambling licence on lottery and casino games along with sports and horse betting. Finnish punters will now have the opportunity to access seven Inspired virtual ...

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Steve Wynn resigns as CEO amid sexual misconduct claims

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Steve Wynn resigns as CEO amid sexual misconduct claims
Steve Wynn resigned as chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts amid sexual misconduct allegations. The company said Wynn's resignation was effective immediately ...

The Palazzo, The Venetian offer Valentine's Day specials

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The Palazzo, The Venetian offer Valentine's Day specials
Guests can take inspiration from gift ideas, do some shopping and enjoy dining specials at the Grand Canal Shoppes and Fashion Show Las Vegas.

UNLV won’t rule on Steve Wynn honors until after inquiry

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UNLV won’t rule on Steve Wynn honors until after inquiry

Representatives of UNLV say they’ll wait until the state Gaming Control Board has completed its investigation of Steve Wynn before determining whether they would take away honors bestowed upon him over the years.

11 Las Vegas resorts take top honors from U.S. News & World Report

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11 Las Vegas resorts take top honors from U.S. News & World Report

Eleven Las Vegas resorts made U.S. News World Report’s list of the world’s top hotels, the Washington-based organization reported Monday.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Regulators from 65 jurisdictions head for ICE 2018

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Regulators from 65 jurisdictions head for ICE 2018
As the opening of the international gaming show draws near, event organizers are prepared to host 411 regulators from 65 jurisdictions.

Iron Dog deals with Quickfire

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Iron Dog deals with Quickfire

1X2 Network Iron Dog Studio has entered into partnership with Quickfire to distribute its slots portfolio. Under the terms of the agreement, such products as ‘Blood Queen’, ‘Cherry Blast’ and ‘Neon Jungle’ will now be available via Quickfire. The agreement builds on a partnership that began in 2015, when 1X2 gaming became the first provider aggregated on the Quickfire ETI ...

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Viejas Casino officially opens Willows Hotel & Spa

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Viejas Casino officially opens Willows Hotel & Spa
The casino's luxury tower opened last week as part of the third phase of its development plans.

New Luxor arena could prove Las Vegas is the perfect place for esports

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New Luxor arena could prove Las Vegas is the perfect place for esports
A pyramid formed from shining black glass with a powerful beam of light blasting from its pinnacle sounds like it could be a video game landscape. Esports Arena Las Vegas is not just the first ...

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Law firm to help with Wynn sexual misconduct investigation

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Law firm to help with Wynn sexual misconduct investigation

The special committee of Wynn Resorts Ltd. independent board members has hired a Los Angeles law firm with a special emphasis on workplace sexual harassment cases to assist in investigating allegations of sexual impropriety by Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn.

Changes may be coming to Super Bowl environment in Las Vegas

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Changes may be coming to Super Bowl environment in Las Vegas

Pat Christenson expects when the Raiders get to Las Vegas, every home game is going to be like Super Bowl Sunday with parties that could include appearances by Raider legends and massive screens showing the action.

bet365bingo offering 60,000 prizes during £1,000,000 Slots Giveaway

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bet365bingo offering 60,000 prizes during £1,000,000 Slots Giveaway
Players earn prize draw tickets for every £10 cash staked on qualifying games and two on Double Ticket Games.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Steve Wynn’s $7.5M settlement involved a paternity claim, report says

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Steve Wynn’s $7.5M settlement involved a paternity claim, report says

The $7.5 million settlement payment Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn paid to a former employee involved a paternity claim, Bloomberg News reported Friday.

311,000 visitors expected in Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend

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311,000 visitors expected in Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend
The agency responsible for promoting Las Vegas says 311,000 people are expected to visit the destination during Super Bowl weekend. Data released today by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority show ...

Little Creek Casino Resort February news and notes

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Little Creek Casino Resort February news and notes
Resort casino in Washington state to offer Mardi Gras Party, Valentine's Day dinner, spa specials and Golf Series Finale at Salish Cliffs.

UPenn scrubs Wynn name, rescind his and Cosby's degrees

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UPenn scrubs Wynn name, rescind his and Cosby's degrees
The University of Pennsylvania announced Thursday that it will remove casino mogul Steve Wynn's name from a campus plaza and revoke honorary degrees given to him and comedian Bill Cosby in the wake of ...

Thursday, February 1, 2018

CasinoFlex Systems deals with PEJ in Spain

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CasinoFlex Systems deals with PEJ in Spain

CasinoFlex Systems deals with PEJ (Productos Electronicos del Juego) from Barcelona, Spain, a to appoint it as its distribution and service partner for the Spanish gaming market. As CasinoFlex Systems deals with PEJ, CasinoFlex Systems will serve a further key gaming market and respond to the enquiries from Spanish gaming operators who wish to make use of the systems advantages ...

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Winning Powerball ticket worth nearly $2M sold in Primm

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Winning Powerball ticket worth nearly $2M sold in Primm

A winning Powerball ticket worth almost $2 million was sold at the California-Nevada border.

University of Iowa to remove Wynn name from institute

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University of Iowa to remove Wynn name from institute
The University of Iowa has announced plans to remove casino mogul Steve Wynn's name from the school's Institute for Vision Research in light of sexual misconduct allegations against Wynn. The university in Iowa City announced ...

Settlement reached in 2016 may provide roadmap in Steve Wynn case

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Settlement reached in 2016 may provide roadmap in Steve Wynn case

A settlement reached in a 2016 case involving sportsbook operator CG Technology could provide a roadmap for regulators as they work their way through investigating allegations that Wynn resorts chairman and CEO Steve Wynn demanded sexual favors from and assaulted female hotel employees over the last three decades.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Boyd Gaming properties gear up for Chinese New Year

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Boyd Gaming properties gear up for Chinese New Year
Gaming properties across southern Nevada will offer special gaming and dining promotions as well as lion dance performances.

2017 gaming revenue up in Las Vegas area

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2017 gaming revenue up in Las Vegas area

Clark County’s gaming win ended a strong 2017 with a whimper with December totals down 0.89 percent to end the calendar year up 2.7 percent, the state Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday.

Videoslots wins third consecutive Best Casino award

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Videoslots wins third consecutive Best Casino award
The online casino was recognized in multiple categories after pushing its games portfolio to more than 2,100 during the last 12 months.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Donald Trump and Steve Wynn evolved from rivals to friends — ANALYSIS

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Donald Trump and Steve Wynn evolved from rivals to friends — ANALYSIS

President Donald Trump and casino mogul Steve Wynn have been bitter competitors who have bad-mouthed each other, sued each other and poached each other’s top employees in a decades-long faceoff as they jostled to be top dog in the high-stakes casino-friendly Atlantic City.

Wynn could face steep fine, license revocation, ex-Control Board chief says

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Wynn could face steep fine, license revocation, ex-Control Board chief says

If state gaming regulators pursue an investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations Steve Wynn is accused of , they would need to determine that his actions represented a detriment to gaming and hurt the reputation of the state in order to discipline him.

Find SiGMA at ICE Totally Gaming

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Find SiGMA at ICE Totally Gaming

Find SiGMA at ICE Totally Gaming! ICE Totally Gaming is on the books for 6-8 February 2018, and SiGMA is attending in force. The 2017 edition registered upwards of 30,000 in attendance, and cemented the show’s reputation further. ICE is known for its product launches, and as a showcase for innovation in general. ICE VOX, which will replace ICE Conferences, ...

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Heller, other Republicans ditch Wynn cash

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Heller, other Republicans ditch Wynn cash

Some Republicans in Congress – including Nevada’s Sen. Dean Heller — are giving political contributions from Las Vegas casino kingpin Steve Wynn to charity in light of sexual misconduct allegations against the former Republican National Committee finance chairman.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Play’n GO launches Planet Fortune online slot

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Play’n GO launches Planet Fortune online slot

Omni-channel slots specialist Play’n GO launches a new retro-futuristic Planet Fortune online slot which will rocket players into space. The five-reel, 40-payline Planet Fortune online slot transports players to a planet inspired by the science-fiction of the 1960s. On this planet they’ll come across heroic astronauts on the hunt for out-of-this-world treasures. During their intergalactic quest the players will be ...

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William Hill reports $1 million Super Bowl bet on Eagles

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William Hill reports $1 million Super Bowl bet on Eagles
On Monday afternoon a bettor placed $1 million on the Eagles to win Super Bowl 52 on the William Hill mobile betting app ...

Some parking fees going up on Las Vegas Strip, workers say

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Some parking fees going up on Las Vegas Strip, workers say

MGM Resorts will soon announce an increase in fees, parking employees at four MGM properties said Sunday and Monday.

Fallout continues over Steve Wynn sexual misconduct allegations

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Fallout continues over Steve Wynn sexual misconduct allegations

Fallout over sexual misconduct allegations and the resignation of Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn as Republican National Committee fundraiser mounted Sunday as calls increased for lawmakers and groups to return contributions and disavow support.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Yggdrasil launches spellbinding Ozwin’s Jackpots slot

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Yggdrasil launches spellbinding Ozwin’s Jackpots slot

Yggdrasil Gaming launches its spellbinding new game, Ozwin’s Jackpots slot. The new five-reel, 20-payline Ozwin’s Jackpots slot sees Ozwin’s trusty apprentice weave spells in an attempt to turn the mighty magician into his human shape, all in exchange for big wins. During the gameplay, players collect crystals to restore the orbs of power and take a shot at five different ...

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Steve Wynn resigns as RNC finance chairman amid allegations

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Steve Wynn resigns as RNC finance chairman amid allegations

Steve Wynn stepped down Saturday as Republican National Committee finance chairman amid allegations of sexual misconduct. “The work we are doing to make America a better place is too important to be impaired by this distraction,” Wynn said in a statement.

Las Vegas business leaders predict trends in tourism, real estate and employment

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Las Vegas business leaders predict trends in tourism, real estate and employment

Las Vegas’ business elite gave the bad and the good of expectations for 2018 and beyond.

Standout World Series gambler now looking to cash in on Super Bowl

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Standout World Series gambler now looking to cash in on Super Bowl
The same bettor who took this city's sports books for millions of dollars on the World Series is setting his sights on the Super Bowl. The bettor placed a $500,000 wager ...

Friday, January 26, 2018

See Grand Funk Railroad at Apache Casino Hotel

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See Grand Funk Railroad at Apache Casino Hotel
Guests can enjoy the five-member band's collection of hits on 23 March.

Wynn Resorts denies sexual misconduct allegations against Steve Wynn

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Wynn Resorts denies sexual misconduct allegations against Steve Wynn

Wynn Resorts is denying multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault by its founder Steve Wynn, describing it as a smear campaign related to divorce proceedings from his ex-wife.

Dan Iliovici and Alex Henderson: Responsible Gambling & Anti-money laundering

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Dan Iliovici and Alex Henderson: Responsible Gambling & Anti-money laundering

Responsible Gambling & Anti-money laundering with Dan Iliovici (Romanian National Office of Gambling) and Alex Henderson (The Ritz Hotel Casino London). The leading boutique style gaming conference in Prague has announced more speaker profiles and it looks like the event will cover all hot topics of the industry. Responsible Gambling is among the most searched topics of the online and ...

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Shooting contributes to 26-year low in Las Vegas weddings

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Shooting contributes to 26-year low in Las Vegas weddings

The number of people tying the knot in Clark County fell to a 26-year low after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history tainted the city’s image and spooked lovers.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood announces LHPO winner

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Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood announces LHPO winner
Darryll Fish won the Florida casino's Lucky Hearts Poker Open, taking home over $500,000.

Wynn’s Paradise Park to be powered by solar energy

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Wynn’s Paradise Park to be powered by solar energy
Paradise Park, casino mogul Steve Wynn’s planned multiuse development behind his Strip hotels, will be powered exclusively by renewable energy, Wynn Resorts announced today. The park will be ...

The Reel Life: Fast food edition

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The Reel Life: Fast food edition
This week's Reel Life brings you some tortilla-wrapped mayhem out of South Carolina.

The iGathering Comes Of Age…

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The iGathering Comes Of Age…

The iGathering have become a staple on Malta’s iGaming calendar, a sign of SiGMA’s year-round commitment to the industry. Over the previous editions guests have really been treated to some of the finest dining extant, and the experience is only getting better with successive editions of the event. The purpose of the iGathering is to expose the movers and the ...

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

NBA outlines plan for nationwide sports betting

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NBA outlines plan for nationwide sports betting
In what could end up being a seminal moment for sports gambling in America, the NBA on Wednesday formally requested a set of laws that could be the basis for ...

IP Casino reveals December jackpot winners

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IP Casino reveals December jackpot winners
The casino awarded several mega jackpots in December, including a $50,000 win.

Recording artist Tracy Byrd visits Cherokee Casino Roland

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Recording artist Tracy Byrd visits Cherokee Casino Roland
The multi-platinum musician will perform his top country hits at the casino's Lee Creek Tavern on 2 February.

Prague Gaming Summit 2018 – Michal Shinitzky, Max Krupyshev and Dr. Robert Skalina

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Prague Gaming Summit 2018 – Michal Shinitzky, Max Krupyshev and Dr. Robert Skalina

The leading boutique style gaming conference in Prague is already seeing a large volume of registrations and the organizers are optimistic about the 2018 edition as well. The list of Prague Gaming Summit 2018’s speakers includes Michal Shinitzky, Max Krupyshev and Dr. Robert Skalina. If you study the event’s agenda, you will find some interesting panel style talks that are ...

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Atlantic City longs for sports betting, action on Eagles

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Atlantic City longs for sports betting, action on Eagles
Atlantic City and southern New Jersey have always been Philadelphia Eagles country. And with the local team in the Super Bowl, the seaside gambling resort can only dream of ...

Slayer to visit Mohegan Sun on final tour

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Slayer to visit Mohegan Sun on final tour
The Grammy-winning heavy metal band will perform at the Connecticut casino on 1 June.

Slot jackpots hit on consecutive days at Las Vegas Valley casinos

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Slot jackpots hit on consecutive days at Las Vegas Valley casinos

Two Station Casinos properties reported slot jackpots on consecutive days in January, according to a statement from Station Casinos.

Wynn praises Trump tax reform, vows raises or bonuses for workers

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Wynn praises Trump tax reform, vows raises or bonuses for workers

Billionaire casino operator Steve Wynn on Monday heaped praise on friend President Donald Trump for cutting taxes and regulation.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Kindred Group goes live with Nolimit city games via Relax Gaming platform

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Kindred Group goes live with Nolimit city games via Relax Gaming platform

Kindred Group goes live with Nolimit city games via Relax Gaming platform. After a strong 2017, Nolimit city starts the new year with a successful launch following finalising integration work with the renowned platform and games provider, Relax Gaming. As Kindred Group goes live with Nolimit city games, Nolimit city will celebrate the first of many releases via the joint ...

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Top 10 Super Bowl viewing parties in Las Vegas

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Top 10 Super Bowl viewing parties in Las Vegas
With the Big Game on its way, Sin City is pulling out all the stops to make sure fans have the time of their lives come 4 February.

Intertops, Juicy Stakes present Australia Day tournament

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Intertops, Juicy Stakes present Australia Day tournament
This Friday, the online poker rooms will put $500 toward the poker tournament and add another $500 to the Sunday Sundowner pot.

iSoftBet deals with BtoBet to expand into Africa and LatAm markets

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iSoftBet deals with BtoBet to expand into Africa and LatAm markets

Leading online and mobile casino content provider, iSoftBet deals with BtoBet and continues to execute on its international expansion plan. As iSoftBet deals with BtoBet, the company will be able to enter markets in Africa and Latin America for the very first time. Since iSoftBet deals with BtoBet, an award-winning multi-national technology provider BtoBet, iSoftBet will be integrating its entire ...

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Savvy businesspeople missed the mark with Lucky Dragon

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Savvy businesspeople missed the mark with Lucky Dragon

It’s hard to imagine that someone as smart as William Weidner, former president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands and one of the backers of the Lucky Dragon, could have been so wrong about positioning the off-Strip casino that closed its doors Jan. 4 and faces a foreclosure auction on Feb. 6.

Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas being sold, sources say

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Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas being sold, sources say

Owners of the Hard Rock Hotel are in talks to sell the Las Vegas resort, and plans call for billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels to operate it, two people familiar with the matter said Friday.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Kenny Loggins to visit Pala Casino

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Kenny Loggins to visit Pala Casino
On 6 July, the singer and songwriter will perform in concert at the California casino's Starlight Theater.

Microgaming to launch Playboy Gold online slot

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Microgaming to launch Playboy Gold online slot

Microgaming is proud to add another branded title to its portfolio: Playboy Gold online slot. The new Playboy Gold online slot joins Playboy’s enormously popular original Playboy slot which launched five years ago and the revolutionary Playboy Live Dealer, the industry’s first branded Live Dealer studio. Right now, Microgaming is extending the brand partnership with a new Playboy Gold online ...

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Macau growth to benefit Las Vegas casino operators, says report

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Macau growth to benefit Las Vegas casino operators, says report

Macau gross gaming revenue growth will continue to sizzle over the next two years as more Chinese flock to the peninsula, according to Morgan Stanley.

Bandits walk away with money, chips from Las Vegas casinos

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Bandits walk away with money, chips from Las Vegas casinos
Bandits have gotten away with cash and chips from four Las Vegas casinos since last week, leaving police on the hunt for multiple suspects ...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

NFL Playoffs by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of championship week

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NFL Playoffs by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of championship week
Those cursing the Minnesota Vikings for not kicking the extra point to cover as 5.5-point favorites in their miraculous 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints last Sunday should direct their criticism inwards. ...

Big-league sports boosts interest in Las Vegas Valley real estate

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Big-league sports boosts interest in Las Vegas Valley real estate

Southern Nevada real estate professionals already have seen indications of an anticipated climb in local land values as a result of Las Vegas’ leap into big-league status.

Florida man wins $1M jackpot on Las Vegas Strip

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Florida man wins $1M jackpot on Las Vegas Strip

A Florida man hit a slot jackpot for more than $1 million Tuesday evening on the Las Vegas Strip.

Affiliate Grand Slam visits Hong Kong

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Affiliate Grand Slam visits Hong Kong
The team behind SiGMA will bring the affiliate-focused event into the Asian market from 17-19 May.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wells Fargo closures to have ‘minimal’ impact on Southern Nevada jobs

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Wells Fargo closures to have ‘minimal’ impact on Southern Nevada jobs

Wells Fargo Co.’s plans to cut nearly one in seven U.S. branches by 2020 will have a limited impact on its presence in theSouthern Nevada region, a local bank official said Wednesday.

VR and gambling games

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VR and gambling games

The ambassadors of an independent analytical agency managed to figure out, that the number of bets made online in gambling games will approximately increase several dozens of times in the coming four years. VR games can contribute to that. However, not all the gamblers can afford using virtual-reality headsets, which are extremely popular today, even though that the todays market ...

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Caesars trust rejects offer from MGM Growth Properties

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Caesars trust rejects offer from MGM Growth Properties

MGM Growth Properties’ offer to buy a Caesars Entertainment real estate investment trust spinoff that serves as a landlord to 20 properties, including Caesars Palace, has been unanimously rebuffed by the board of Vici Properties.

MGM real estate spinoff wants to buy Caesars real estate company

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MGM real estate spinoff wants to buy Caesars real estate company
MGM Growth Properties, the company that acts as landlord for many MGM properties, wants to combine with VICI Properties, the company that owns ...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Slotegrator partnered with InBet Games

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Slotegrator partnered with InBet Games

Slotegrator partnered with InBet Games and started cooperation. When choosing worthy partners, Slotegrator focuses on their professionalism, credibility and responsible approach to work. All these qualities have been found in the company InBet Games. For 15 years, the developer has been successfully providing its software on the world gambling market. There are more than 100 licensed projects in the provider’s ...

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LeoVegas agrees to acquire IPS

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LeoVegas agrees to acquire IPS
The company will acquire the assets of Intellectual Property & Software Limited, including top brands Slotboss and Bet U.K.

MGM affiliate bids for real estate trust spun off by Caesars

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MGM affiliate bids for real estate trust spun off by Caesars

MGM officials disclosed Tuesday that the company has been in negotiation with Vici Properties, which controls Caesars Palace and Harrah’s in Las Vegas, making public an offer of $19.50 a share to present to shareholders.

How to create a successful Telegram media channel

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How to create a successful Telegram media channel

The year 2018 will mark the 5-year business anniversary of Telegram, the messenger created by the father of the CIS most popular social network VKontakte Pavel Durov. Between now and then, the company developed greatly: from the favorite app for geeks to a popular communication tool with a huge number of channels and groups. 10 million active users in Russia ...

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Pariplay deals with Betclic Everest Group

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Pariplay deals with Betclic Everest Group

Gaming technology company serving iGaming operators, land-based casinos and iLotteries, Pariplay deals with Betclic Everest Group, the France-based operator of the Betclic portfolio of online sports-betting, horse-racing, casino and poker brands. As Pariplay deals with Betclic Everest Group, Pariplay’s online casino games go live on the operator’s online sportsbook and casino brands, Betclic.com and Expekt.com, along with their stand-alone casino ...

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Kick it or not, extra point makes a big difference in Las Vegas

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Kick it or not, extra point makes a big difference in Las Vegas
The clock had ticked down to zero, and Minnesota fans were already deep into a celebration like no other. In this city's legal sports books, though, the outcome was ...

Five trends in gaming for 2018 and beyond

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Five trends in gaming for 2018 and beyond
Technology advancements have continually changed the landscape of the gaming industry, and will continue an upward trajectory this year.

ORYX Gaming partners with iSoftBet

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ORYX Gaming partners with iSoftBet

ORYX Gaming partners with iSoftBet, a leading online and mobile casino software provider, after the two brands have signed a content deal. As ORYX Gaming partners with iSoftBet, ORYX Gaming will be providing its complete portfolio to iSoftBet’s Game Aggregation Platform (GAP). iSoftBet GAP offers more than 1,500 games from over 35 suppliers and will now get access to ORYX’s ...

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Quickspin deals with Interwetten

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Quickspin deals with Interwetten

Swedish slots specialist Quickspin deals with Interwetten, a leading sportsbook. As a Playtech Group company, Quickspin deals with Interwetten, the company will be able to deliver their full portfolio of games to Interwetten. Since Quickspin deals with Interwetten, the Malta-licensed operator will further elevate Quickspin’s profile among players and extend its international reach, particularly in German-speaking countries. Interwetten players will ...

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Wynn’s Las Vegas deal includes slice of land with rich history

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Wynn’s Las Vegas deal includes slice of land with rich history

Casino developer Steve Wynn’s namesake company announced last month that it reached a deal to acquire about 38 acres of land across Las Vegas Boulevard from the Wynn Las Vegas for $336 million.

Nevada resort revenue hits record levels in 2017

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Nevada resort revenue hits record levels in 2017
Nongaming spending on the Strip drove resort revenue in Nevada to record levels in 2017, according to numbers released today by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Each January, the board release its Nevada Gaming Abstract, a review of the ...

Friday, January 12, 2018

Major Las Vegas Strip resorts saw net income triple in 2017

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Major Las Vegas Strip resorts saw net income triple in 2017

The Strip’s largest resorts nearly tripled net income from gaming and attractions last year with revenue from casinos and amenities rising modestly, a new state report says.

See the 'Last Comic Standing' at Treasure Island Casino

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See the 'Last Comic Standing' at Treasure Island Casino
Comedian and actor Felipe Esparza will perform at the Las Vegas casino on 23 February.

State senator to be first woman to chair Nevada Gaming Control Board

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State senator to be first woman to chair Nevada Gaming Control Board

Republican State Sen. Becky Harris will become the first woman to chair the state Gaming Control Board after her appointment to the post Friday by Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Crypto EXPO Asia 2018 Promises to Gather the Whole Crypto World Together in Singapore

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Crypto EXPO Asia 2018 Promises to Gather the Whole Crypto World Together in Singapore

Crypto EXPO Asia forum goes live on Oct. 25-26, 2018, and Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Center hosts the world of blockchain and bitcoins for two days straight. Another outstanding show organized by FINEXPO is going to take place and promises to become a success as crypto world gained its popularity worldwide. Crypto Expo Asia 2018 are planning to welcome about ...

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Reel Life: Candy pods edition

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The Reel Life: Candy pods edition
In the wake of a meme about eating laundry detergent, Americans are now creating recipes for edible laundry detergent.

Police investigating theft of gaming chips from Strip casino

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Police investigating theft of gaming chips from Strip casino
Metro Police say they are looking for three people who stole chips from a Las Vegas Strip casino Wednesday night. Detectives are investigating the incident, which happened just before 10 p.m. at ...

Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor will open March 22

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Esports Arena Las Vegas at Luxor will open March 22

Luxor’s former LAX nightclub will open as Esports Arena Las Vegas on March 22 with a series of events, including an invitation-only, multiday, live-streamed tournament.

Anchor Gaming founder, UNLV benefactor Stan Fulton dies at 86

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Anchor Gaming founder, UNLV benefactor Stan Fulton dies at 86

Stan Fulton, the Anchor Gaming founder and chairman who donated millions of dollars to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, including a $6.7 million gift to enable the construction of a building bearing his name on campus, died Jan. 4.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

PokerStars donates over $30K to Raising for Effective Giving

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PokerStars donates over $30K to Raising for Effective Giving
Seventeen players took part in a High Roller charity tournament during the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

Four buildings in Las Vegas among the world’s most expensive

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Four buildings in Las Vegas among the world’s most expensive
Apple Park in Cupertino, Apple’s new “spaceship” campus, tops the list of the most expensive buildings in the United States. With an estimated $5 billion price tag for construction, Apple Park tops ...

Stan Fulton, casino owner, video slot machine pioneer, dies in Las Vegas

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Stan Fulton, casino owner, video slot machine pioneer, dies in Las Vegas
Stan Fulton, owner of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino and a pioneer in the world of video slot machines, has died. The casino said Fulton died Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada, where ...

Michigan Lottery has launched Affiliate Program with Income Access

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Michigan Lottery has launched Affiliate Program with Income Access

Michigan Lottery has launched an affiliate program with Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider. The new Michigan Lottery’s affiliate program is the first of its kind for a US lottery, and will be powered through Income Access’ tracking and analytics platform. Michigan Lottery is a strong and well-established brand. Since 1972, the brand has provided more than $21 ...

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