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The Mirage’s contribution to Las Vegas history remembered as closure announced

Alan Feldman remembers the anxiety that reigned on Nov. 22, 1989, the evening when The Mirage first opened its doors. "There was the normal chaos that occurs anytime you open a new property with all the last-minute things that had to be done," he recalled. Feldman said he stood with the resort's founder Steve Wynn and his wife Elaine on the inside…
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The Dallas Morning News

Adelsons back pro-gambling coalition in push for Texas casinos

The Adelson family of Las Vegas purchased the Dallas Mavericks with the hopes of expanding their gambling empire beyond Nevada to the Lone Star State. Now their company, casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp., is backing a petition to legalize gambling by the Texas Destination Resort Alliance. The Texas Destination Resort Alliances was established…
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Adelsons back pro-gambling coalition in push for Texas casinos
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From drag shows and cannabis back to gambling and divorce, Las Vegas remains the place to indulge in ‘banned’ experiences

When Coco Montrese takes the stage at the Flamingo Showroom just steps away from the Las Vegas Strip, it's typically in front of a sold-out crowd of dedicated fans who adore the many queens of TV's RuPaul's Drag Race and have traveled here to see this fabulous live version of the show. After the performance, during the meet-and-greet, she gets to…
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From drag shows and cannabis back to gambling and divorce, Las Vegas remains the place to indulge in ‘banned’ experiences
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As gaming grows in US, Las Vegas remains a leader

Tom Donoghue / DonoghuePhotography.com An aerial view of the Strip. Monday, Jan. 8, 2024 | 2 a.m. There was a time not long ago when gaming in the U.S. was almost entirely centralized in Nevada, and society would look down its nose at the state for its grip on the "unsavory" gambling enterprise, said Michael Rumbolz, the newly appointed chairman of…
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As gaming grows in US, Las Vegas remains a leader
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F 1: Tourists find the Las Vegas Strip remade

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The famous fountains at the Bellagio won't be very visible this week amid the roar of Formula One racing on the Las Vegas Strip, and gondoliers won't be serenading tourists at the Venetian resort. "Fountains have been shut off, canals drained, streets closed or harder to navigate," Michael Green, a University of Nevada, Las Vegas…
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F 1: Tourists find the Las Vegas Strip remade
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2024 Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40 announced

Gaming News 27 September 2023 (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Innovation Group, organizers of the Emerging Leaders of Gaming program, and Global Gaming Business magazine have announced the honorees of the Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 Under 40, a program that recognizes professionals under the age of 40 already making significant impacts in the casino…
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The Nevada Independent

Once shunned by casino operators, responsible gaming campaign turns 25

At a time when problem gambling matters were rarely mentioned in gaming company boardrooms, Harrah's Entertainment decided the issue needed to be raised on casino floors. But it wasn't just rival corporate executives that looked askance at the idea of employees learning how to spot signs that a customer might have a gambling problem. "Our own…
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Once shunned by casino operators, responsible gaming campaign turns 25
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Las Vegas casinos face ‘social engineering’ threat amid hacks

The apparent cyberattack that hobbled MGM Resorts International this past week is the latest in a string of high-profile security breaches to befall Las Vegas casinos in recent months. As MGM deals with what it has called a "cyber issue," the gaming and hospitality giant apparently hasn't been the only one to be targeted by potentially devastating…
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Nevada’s lack of casino self-exclusion law par for state, say experts

Ray, an admitted compulsive gambler, says he was about to lose his marriage when he informed his Wynn Las Vegas casino host last year that he was done after 20 years of feeding the resort's insatiable slot machines. "We thanked him for taking good care of us and went home to California," Ray says. A week later, according to Ray, his host called,…
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Acres Technology to bring personalized bonus technology to casino floors

If you're a regular slot machine player, you know about "ticket in, ticket out." You feed bills into the machine for credits, you play, and when you're all done and want to cash out, you press a button that manufactures a ticket showing how much you have. That ticket can either be cashed in at a casino cage or kiosk or fed right back into another…
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Bipartisan House lawmaker pair aims to keep IRS at bay from slot machine winnings

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Slot machine winnings will sound to some like an oxymoron. Slots, after all, have long been dubbed "one-armed bandits" for their low odds compared to other forms of casino gambling like blackjack and baccarat. But some players can and do come out ahead on slots, and now a bipartisan bill aims to protect more of those winnings…
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The challenge in identifying problematic online gambling

As more states legalize online gambling and sports betting and see revenues explode, they are turning to technology to monitor signs of addiction among users. New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement announced in February that it would work with online wagering companies to identify and help problem gamblers using information collected by…
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Las Vegas Police Arrest Man Suspected in Six Casino Robberies

A man who police believe is responsible for a Las Vegas casino robbery spree has finally been caught after several months of evading the authorities. Las Vegas police finally arrested 33-year-old Dshante Styles on Thursday; he is accused of six casino robberies and two carjackings. Police have not made public the names of the casinos Styles…
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Las Vegas Police Arrest Man Suspected in Six Casino Robberies
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Operators Starting To Grow Their In-House Casino Games

Right now, only six states allow legal online casino gambling: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, Connecticut, and Delaware. Clearly, there is plenty of room for the industry to grow, and it's not exactly a trade secret to note America's sportsbooks and casino operators are looking to a future where more and more states legalize…
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21 and over: Caesars reveals new gaming restrictions

Caesars Entertainment announced plans to bolster its responsible gaming policies by raising the age restriction for Caesars Rewards and expanding its self-exclusion program - a launch that is taking place during Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The Reno-based operator of some of the Strip's biggest properties said last week that it will implement…
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21 and over: Caesars reveals new gaming restrictions
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Indy Gaming: Expanded multi-state online gaming may not benefit Nevada

Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how the events tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate emailed this newsletter to you, please to sign up and receive your own copy of Indy Gaming in your inbox. - Howard Stutz The inclusion of Michigan into the…
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CEC Reveals Casino Esport Conference Coming to Las Vegas 2023

In Las Vegas, NV February 27 - March 1st, 2023 The CEC and CEC - U will be held at Alexis Park Resort 375 E Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV The CEC, which has been held for the past 7 years in Las Vegas, is now including an extra classroom/workshop event called CEC- U. The main CEC is packed with speakers and panels that will at its core cover Esports,…
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CEC Reveals Casino Esport Conference Coming to Las Vegas 2023
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Nevada casinos, Vegas tourism rebound in ’22

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The year 2022 was good for gambling and tourism in Nevada, where winnings at casinos statewide set calendar year records and Las Vegas visitor tallies nearly reached levels before the coronavirus pandemic. "Las Vegas enjoyed a robust recovery trajectory across core tourism indicators in 2022," the regional Convention and Visitors…
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Nevada casinos, Vegas tourism rebound in ’22
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Reports say 2022 was good for Nevada casinos, Vegas tourism

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The year 2022 was good for gambling and tourism in Nevada, where winnings at casinos statewide set calendar year records and Las Vegas visitor tallies nearly reached levels before the coronavirus pandemic. "Las Vegas enjoyed a robust recovery trajectory across core tourism indicators in 2022," the regional Convention and Visitors…
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Reports say 2022 was good for Nevada casinos, Las Vegas tourism

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The year 2022 was good for gambling and tourism in Nevada, where winnings at casinos statewide set calendar year records and Las Vegas visitor tallies nearly reached levels before the coronavirus pandemic. "Las Vegas enjoyed a robust recovery trajectory across core tourism indicators in 2022," the regional Convention and Visitors…
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Online Poker, Casino Games Businesses Triple As Casinos Close

Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you're on the go. Atlantic City's casinos may have closed their doors, but New Jersey's gamblers haven't stopped betting. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, online casino games - where users gamble real money playing poker, slots, and more - are soaring in popularity…
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Gambling Addiction: Calls to Gambling Crisis Hotlines Soar

As mobile betting apps turn people's phones into pocket-sized casinos, gamblers are also putting their phones to use for a more traditional purpose. To reach out for help. An I-Team analysis of call data in New Jersey shows an steep spike in outreach to 800-GAMBLER, the state's hotline to deal with compulsive gambling and addiction. According to…
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Axes Wednesday Donates to UNLV’s Responsible Gambling Research

Axes Wednesday is keen to develop an AI tech that allows it to eradicate problem gambling UNLV has been working on artificial intelligence to help address the issue Both Axes Wednesday and UNLV are happy with the opportunity to collaborate Image Source: UNLV AI specialist Axes Wednesday has announced a donation for the University of Nevada, Las…
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Meet Casino Guru Awards' Social Responsibility Initiative judges

Casino Guru is happy to reveal the list of judges for " The Most Impactful Social Responsibility Initiative," part of the upcoming Casino Guru Awards. After Casino Guru revealed the judges for " The Best Implementation of Responsible Gambling Tools," the company is happy to introduce the new faces who will leverage their expertise to weigh on one…
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European Casino Association Awards Two EDP 2022 Diversity Scholarships

The European Casino Association has awarded scholarships to two deserving candidates for this year's ECA Diversity Scholarship, sponsored by AGEM, Clarion and the UNLV International Gaming Institute. Now in its fifth year, the Diversity Scholarship is open to all ECA member employees, enabling successful candidates to participate in-person at the…
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AGA Announces Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2022

The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced the Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2022, honoring three leaders for their noteworthy contributions to the industry: Gavin Isaacs, former President and CEO, Scientific Games Corporation and current Chairman, Games Global Virginia McDowell, former President and CEO, Isle of Capri Casinos and current…
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Support Grows to Save a Las Vegas Strip Icon Set for Demolition

Las Vegas icons come and go. Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack -- once synonymous with the Las Vegas Strip -- have become relics of the past, fondly remembered by many but most certainly not the type of entertainment Sin City offers today. Perhaps DJs like Tiesto Zedd, and Calvin Harris who entertain huge crowds as resident DJs on the Strip now will…
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The gambling industry is seeing historic revenue numbers

Casinos are putting up pre-pandemic numbers. After a rocky 2020, when lockdowns kept casinos closed or operating under restrictions, the gambling industry has recovered, and then some. Commercial gaming revenue - that includes in-person gambling, online gambling and sports betting - set an all time record in March, taking in more than $5.3 billion,…
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The gambling industry is seeing historic revenue numbers
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Las Vegas Strip Losing Iconic Casino Attraction

Las Vegas Strip casinos offer so much more than hotel rooms, casinos, restaurants, and shows. The massive properties owned by companies including MGM Resorts International (MGM) - Get MGM Resorts International Report, Caesars Entertainment (CZR) - Get Caesars Entertainment Inc Report, Wynn Resorts (WYNN) - Get Wynn Resorts, Limited Report, and…
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Can AI help casinos cut down on problem gambling?

Feldman had spent the past 30 years as anexecutive with MGM Resorts International, focusing on problem gambling and thefinancial, personal and professional repercussions. Before his departure fromthe company, he helped build a nationwide responsible-gambling program thatfocused on helping players shift their behaviours to reduce the risk ofbecoming…
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Problem gambling grew during pandemic; Nevada makes efforts to help

It's Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and yes, it's the time of March Madness - the NCAA basketball tournament - when many, many people make sports bets in office pools or online. But we're also talking about this because there are some indications that during the pandemic, problem gambling grew. Three months ago, the Los Angeles Times reported…
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Experts: Nevada’s casino industry can’t ‘bury its head’ over cryptocurrency

Derek Stevens wasn't sure how his customers would respond eight years ago when he began accepting Bitcoin for select non-gaming transactions at the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate. He thought guests would use the digital currency for splashy purchases, such as hotel rooms or meals at the D's American Coney Island and Andiamo Italian Steakhouse.…
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Experts: Nevada’s casino industry can’t ‘bury its head’ over cryptocurrency
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Pennsylvania casinos not ready to cut smoking from gambling experience

Like flashing lights, dings and coins splashing into a slot machine tray, an equally familiar - even stereotypical - casino experience involves plumes of smoke wafting skyward from patrons puffing on ash-tipped cigarettes. Casinos, and the states that host them, have permitted smoking for decades, with the industry bypassing a sweeping ban that in…
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Pennsylvania casinos not ready to cut smoking from gambling experience
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Palms Casino Resort readies for a historical opening in Vegas: Travel Weekly

The Nevada Gaming Commission cleared the way Dec. 16 for the San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority to assume ownership of the off-Strip resort. The tribe announced in May that it was buying the property from Red Rock Resorts (formerly Station Casinos) for $650 million in cash. "We are grateful for this opportunity to share our long-standing…
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Las Vegas casinos post their biggest month in EIGHT YEARS

Las Vegas casinos are roaring back to life, posting their best month in eight years as the vaccine rollout and pandemic fatigue spur gamblers to return to the tables and slots. In March, casinos across Nevada raked in more than $1 billion for the first time since the pandemic began, a 73 percent increase from the same month last year, according to…
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European Casino Association Awards Four EDP 2021 Diversity Scholarships

The European Casino Association (ECA) has announced the successful candidates for this year's ECA Diversity Scholarship, sponsored by AGEM, Clarion, the University of Las Vegas International Gaming Institute and the ECA. The Diversity Scholarship is open to all ECA member employees and in its fourth year since inception is to award more candidates…
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European Casino Association Awards Four EDP 2021 Diversity Scholarships
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Jonathan Michaels: Digital payments can revolutionize responsible gaming

Jonathan Michaels, SVP, Strategic Development and Government Affairs at Sightline, suggests that digital payment technology has a big part to play in keeping gambling safe and fun. Tens of millions of Americans visit casinos annually. Nearly all of them need the same thing to be able to gamble: cash. Many players have their systems for budgeting…
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NHL tracking pucks this season, opening up gambling options

DETROIT (AP) - The latest generation of NHL pucks have six circles on both sides covering tubes that allow infrared cameras to constantly connect the vulcanized rubber with a puck and player tracking system. After a bumpy start last season with microchipped pucks that didn't slide right, the latest versions have worked so well that at least one…
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The Nevada Independent

Indy Gaming: Casino operators and investors concerned about Macau plans for gaming license overhaul

Good morning, and welcome to the Indy Gaming newsletter, a weekly look at gaming matters nationally and internationally and how they tie back to Nevada. If a colleague or associate emailed this newsletter to you, please to sign up and receive your own copy of Indy Gaming in your inbox. - Howard Stutz Macau casino operators finally got an answer to…
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The Double-Edged Sword Of App Engagement And Gambling Addiction

Online gambling operators have to be careful about how often they message their customers and what content those messages contain. So say responsible gambling advocates who spoke to Online Poker Report. They point out that increasing app engagement is a double-edged sword. Though it's good for the company, it can also mean inadvertently…
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The Double-Edged Sword Of App Engagement And Gambling Addiction
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bBst place to play slots? Gaming report could help … theoretically

The Nevada Gaming Control Board came out last week with its annual chart disclosing slot machine and table game casino win percentages for each of the 19 markets it regularly monitors. Based on the information provided in that chart, slot or table game players could strategize to determine the best place to go to play their game of choice, a spot…
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Nevada casinos tally robust June ahead of return to masks

Nevada casinos rode a robust economic rebound from coronavirus restrictions in June, taking in more than $1 billion in winnings for the fourth straight month and nearly reaching the all-time record set a month earlier, state regulators reported Thursday. But a spike in COVID-19 cases since mid-May - and the restoration of indoor mask mandates for…
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Nevada casinos see robust June ahead of mask rules return

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada casinos rode a robust economic rebound from coronavirus restrictions in June, taking in more than $1 billion in winnings for the fourth straight month and nearly reaching the all-time record set a month earlier, state regulators reported Thursday. But a spike in COVID-19 cases since mid-May - and the restoration of indoor…
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Resorts World unveiling ‘seems like an old-school Las Vegas resort opening’

The comparisons between the opening of Resorts World Las Vegas and the launch of The Mirage almost 32 years ago can't be ignored. Like its predecessor, the $4.3 billion Resorts World ends a decade-long lull of new Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino development. When it opened in 1989, The Mirage was the Strip's first all-new casino resort in 15…
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Resorts World unveiling ‘seems like an old-school Las Vegas resort opening’
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What Is Responsible Gambling? An Interview with Jennifer Shatley

Sept. 13-19 marks this year's Responsible Gaming Education week. Those outside the hospitality industry might not know exactly what responsible gambling is - or how it differs from problem gambling. Jennifer Shatley, who works at UNLV International Gaming Institute as she pursues her doctorate in public policy, is a longtime industry expert and…
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Casinos place big bet on vaccinations as Las Vegas prepares for June 1 reopening and nation’s first large convention

Coronavirus vaccines will be available at this landmark on the Las Vegas Strip, officials said. Photo for The Washington Post by Bridget Bennett LAS VEGAS - Fred Campbell plans to head here in early June with an ambitious goal: to build a flawless 26-foot wall, with 800 bricks, in an hour. That will be enough, he figures, to make him the world…
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Casinos place big bet on vaccinations as Las Vegas prepares for June 1 reopening and nation’s first large convention
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Digital and cashless gaming technology viewed as bringing casinos into the 21st century

Cashless gaming has been used on slot machines throughout the casino industry for at least two decades, although it wasn't initially accepted by customers. When the original systems, dubbed ticket-in/ticket-out, were introduced, they confused older slot players, who didn't understand why winnings came out in the form of a ticket voucher, rather…
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Digital and cashless gaming technology viewed as bringing casinos into the 21st century
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BCLC Reveals What Happened during Problem Gambling Conference

British Columbia Lottery Corporation has always been working towards creating a healthy relationship between patrons and their gambling habits. One of the initiatives in this direction was no other than the annual New Horizons in Responsible Gambling Conference gathering experts working to promote responsible gambling on a day-to-day basis. This…
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BCLC Reveals What Happened during Problem Gambling Conference
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Vegas hitting jackpot as pandemic-weary visitors crowd back

Tourists ride escalators to Planet Hollywood and the Miracle Mile Shops on the Las Vegas Strip Saturday, April 17, 2021. Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 7:35 p.m. To Mike Anger in Midland, Michigan, a $100 round-trip airline flight and $260 for five nights at a Las Vegas hotel made it too easy to say yes. "How could I turn that down?" the 39-year-old…
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Mob Museum adds vintage slot machines and Nevada gaming program in March

The Mob Museum is adding two vintage slot machines to its collection and has scheduled a two-part presentation about legal gambling in Nevada as part of its March programming. The new slot machines, called figural slot machines, are designed to resemble human cowboys. Figural machines could be seen in Las Vegas and Reno casinos during the'50s…
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Mob Museum adds vintage slot machines and Nevada gaming program in March
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Downtown’s Circa casino to open during coronavirus pandemic

Like many things in Las Vegas, casino openings are known for being over the top. But the extravagant parties - often accompanied by VIP guest lists, fireworks and performers - are more than just an excuse to pop a few bottles of champagne. They're a casino's first chance to make an impression and kick-start operations, and could affect customer…
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Downtown’s Circa casino to open during coronavirus pandemic
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Las Vegas casinos can learn about reopening from Macao

Far from home is what home may soon look like. Macao and Las Vegas - two cities separated by an ocean, united by an industry. They rank as the first- and second-largest gambling markets in the world, respectively, their combined revenues totaling over $40 billion in 2019, a number destined to plummet in 2020 because of tourism-decimating…
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