Gaming

Rep. Dina Titus renews push to repeal sports wagering tax

Seeking to save as much as $11 million in taxes paid by some Nevada companies each year, U.S. Rep. Dina Titus today reintroduced legislation that would roll back a federal handle tax on sports wagers. In a letter to the leaders of ...

Gaming revenue up on Las Vegas Strip, statewide in January

A view of the Las Vegas Strip taken from a helicopter May 21, 2012.

Nevada gaming revenue rose notably in January, thanks to a particularly good month on the Strip, the state reported today. The Gaming Control Board said Nevada casinos won ...

Nevada Gaming Commission approves betting on Olympics

Gold medalist David Wise of Reno celebrates with silver medalist Mike Riddle of Canada and bronze medalist Kevin Rolland of France after the men's ski halfpipe final at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

State gaming regulators approved a request from the South Point to alter regulatory language that prohibits wagers on amateur sports, which previously included ...

Regulators OK merger between lottery operator, slot maker

Harley Davidson-themed slot machines are displayed at the IGT booth during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Center Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.

Nevada gambling regulators say a $6.4 billion merger between an Italian lottery operator and U.S. slot machine maker can ...

Bank of America reaches $300 million settlement over Fontainebleau

A view of the stalled Fontainebleau resort, right, on Las Vegas Boulevard South on Dec. 30, 2014. Fontainebleau Las Vegas filed for bankruptcy protection in June 2009. Carl Icahn assumed part-ownership of the project in 2010.

Bank of America Corp on Wednesday said it reached a $300 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by lenders that helped finance construction of the failed Fontainebleau Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, which filed for ...

Revel sale resurrected; $82M price agreed on for former casino

The Revel resort, right, is shown next to the closed Showboat on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlantic City.

A Florida developer agreed to buy Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel for $82 million Tuesday, a week after a bankruptcy judge declared his former deal to buy it at a higher price dead. Glenn Straub's new contract gives him a discount from the $95.4 million his Polo North Country Club would have had to pay under ...

Gaming towns not exactly three of a kind

While gambling cities are affected by some of the same trends, their casino industries differ significantly. Las Vegas long has been the pre-eminent gambling city in terms of name recognition and historical identity. Over the past decade, however, Macau has sprinted far ahead of Las Vegas in gambling revenue ...

MGM looking to hire more than 500 employees

If you missed earlier rounds of local job fairs this year, you’re in luck: MGM Resorts is hiring for more than 500 permanent positions at its properties along the Strip. The company’s career fair will be ...

Tourism authority OKs $182.5 million purchase of Riviera

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority plans to use the site of the Riviera as part of a $2.3 billion Las Vegas Global Business District project, which includes a 1.8 million-square-foot expansion of exhibit and meeting space, shown here.

Las Vegas tourism officials today agreed to pay $182.5 million to buy the Riviera, paving the way for the closure and demolition of the nearly 60-year-old resort. At a special meeting ...

Second deal to sell Atlantic City’s shuttered Revel casino falls through

The Revel resort, right, is shown next to the closed Showboat on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlantic City.

Another deal to sell Atlantic City's former Revel casino is dead. A bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved Revel AC's request to terminate a deal to sell the shuttered gambling resort to Florida developer Glenn Straub's Polo North Country Club for $95.4 million. The sale of the casino ...

Second deal to sell costly Atlantic City casino falls through

The Revel resort, right, is shown next to the closed Showboat on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlantic City.

A bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved Revel AC's request to terminate a deal to sell the shuttered gambling resort to Florida developer Glenn Straub's Polo North Country Club for $95.4 million ...

Did Vice Media’s Shane Smith spend $300K on dinner at Bellagio?

Vice Media CEO and co-founder Shane Smith appears onstage at the 2014 Webby Awards on Monday, May 19, 2014, in New York.

Someone, or some people, recently paid a $300,000 check at a Bellagio restaurant. But MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren didn’t say who when he mentioned the eye-popping meal in a conference call with ...

Cosmopolitan’s new owner, Culinary signal strife is over

An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas.

It was perhaps a bit early for champagne, but reps from both the Cosmopolitan and Culinary Union Local 226 raised a toast in hopes of ...

Slot machine biz needs rebirth in Nevada, regulator says

The slot machines inside the Bally Technologies showroom at their headquarters in Las Vegas Monday, May 9, 2011

A top gaming regulator is on board with ushering in video game technology to revitalize the moribund slot machine business in Nevada ...

Station CFO optimistic about Las Vegas economy after strong 2014 performance

An exterior view of the Red Rock Resort in Summerlin Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Locals gaming giant Station Casinos, whose properties in the valley include Palace Station, Red Rock Resort and Green Valley Ranch, reported its fourth quarter and full-year earnings ...