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Ruffin’s first act as Circus Circus owner? Renovating Slots-A-Fun

Casino mogul Phil Ruffin didn’t want to leave anything to chance in his pursuit of acquiring Circus Circus on the Las Vegas Strip. So, he put in an “over-the-top offer.”

NHL's Bettman: Sports betting can help grow league's audience

Don’t be surprised if National Hockey League broadcasts eventually include heavy dosages of sports gambling references and information. That was part of commissioner Gary Bettman’s message today at a sports betting symposium at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas ...

Wynn announces management changes at Boston-area casino

The president of Wynn Resorts' Boston-area casino is stepping down just months after it opened. The Las Vegas company announced Wednesday that Encore Boston Harbor ...

MGM selling Circus Circus for $825 million

MGM Resorts International announced today that it is selling Circus Circus for $825 million to an affiliate of Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin. MGM will use the proceeds from the sale “to enhance ...

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

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

Mattress Mack bets big as sports betting spreads

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

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 ...

Nevada casinos report strong winnings in August

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

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

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

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.

MGM Resorts, Buffalo Wild Wings launch mobile football game

A casino company and a nationwide sports bar are launching a mobile football game designed to let customers pick favorite NFL teams, choose ...

Wisconsin man hits $1.3 million jackpot at Flamingo

A Wisconsin man kicked off his Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas in a big way Thursday night. Anthony Klosowski of South Milwaukee hit the Let It Ride progressive jackpot at the ...

Nevada casino winnings top $1B in July; 4th month in 2019

July was a good month for casinos in Nevada, with house winnings topping $1 billion for the fourth time this year, state regulators said Wednesday. The $1.02 billion that casinos statewide won in July nearly ...

Hooters in Las Vegas sold, to be rebranded as OYO Hotel

The Hooters hotel-casino off the Las Vegas Strip has been sold to India-based hospitality company OYO. The 657-room resort will be rebranded as OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas before the end of the year, officials said today in a statement ...

Books not bets: Nevada casino hotel to serve as college dorm

UNR officials knew it was a bit of a gamble when they agreed to lease a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turn it into a college dormitory ..

Boulder Station celebrates 25 years with music, food and fun

Boulder Station opened as a pivotal project for Station Casinos: As just the second hotel-casino after Palace Station, it signified the beginning of a local gaming and entertainment dynasty ...
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