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Bally's finalizes purchase of Tropicana Las Vegas for $148 million

Bally's Corporation has completed a $148 million agreement to purchase the Tropicana in Las Vegas. The deal was signed in April 2021. Bally’s will lease the underlying property from GLPI for 50 years, paying $10.5 million per year. Tropicaana is located on the corner of Tropi Avenue and Las Las Vegas Boulevard. It has 1,470 rooms, a casino and space for conventions.
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Nevada Gaming Control Board preparing for disciplinary hearing against Steve Wynn

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Update: FSB secures official licensing approval from Nevada Gaming Control Board

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Nevada Gaming Control Board pushes regulations to help casinos avoid cyberattacks

MGM slot players shortchanged, suit claims

Leane Scherer is suing MGM Resorts International. She claims the company shortchanges gamblers when they cash out slot machine vouchers at casino kiosks that don't pay exact change. The lawsuit claims that kiosk at MGM’s Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi dispenses the cash amount rounded down to the nearest dollar and gives another voucher for the change, which can be redeemed at a casino cage. In some states, players have 30 days to redeem vouchers before they are turned over to a gambling company. In Nevada, the voucher can only be claimed for 180 days.
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Las Vegas casino dealer accused of cheating to get tips

Ying Yu is accused of cheating to benefit a player and receive tips. She was arrested on Tuesday and taken to jail on a cheating charge. Yu was released on her own recognizance on Wednesday. The cheating is a Category C felony and carries prison time and a fine if convicted.
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Nevada casinos post $1B+ in revenue for 17th straight month; second best-ever Vegas Strip performance

Nevada recorded the fourth highest monthly total in its gaming history at $1.31 billion in July. It is the 17th consecutive month Nevada has surpassed $1000 million in gaming revenue. The Las Vegas Strip recorded $792.6 million gaming win in the month of July 2021. Mobile betting generated $14.5 million, up 6.3%. Local Las Vegas casinos had a decline in revenues, while downtown lost 15. 6%. Slot volume was $12.1 billion, which is third highest of all time.
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Mask mandate lifted in Nevada casinos

Nevada governor announced the immediate end of the indoor mask mandate Thursday morning. Las Vegas casinos moved swiftly to comply with the governor's decision. The Nevada Gaming Control Board followed suit. MGM updated its policies to reflect that masks are no longer required at its resort properties in Nevada, Mississippi, Ohio, New Jersey and New York. The union representing 60,000 hospitality workers in the state urged the public to respect those who wear masks by choice. LVCVA also praised the decision to rescind the mandate. It is expected to boost tourism in Las Angeles. They hope it will fuel the return of big conventions and international travel.
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Nevada Casinos Win Over $1B For 17th Straight Month

Nevada casinos reported a gaming win of $1.315 billion for July 2022. It's the 17th straight month that casinos have reported at least $1000 billion in gambling win. The Las Vegas Strip accounted for $773 million of the July revenue. Downtown Las Angeles casinos had a harder time, reporting win $60 million. Las Las casinos welcomed nearly 3.5 million visitors during July. In the first seven months of 2022, over 22 million people have visited Sin City.
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Man banned for life from Nevada casinos caught by Paris Las Vegas security

Man banned from Nevada casinos caught by Paris Las Vegas security. Tasia McDonald Musa was given a lifetime casino ban and placed on Nevada's List of Excluded Persons in January of 2015. He was arrested in front of the Bellagio fountains. He has been booked into jail for unlawful entry. It's a gross misdemeanor in Nevada. The ban was created in 1967 to maintain the strict regulation of licensed gaming in the state. Those who get caught trying to cheat the house can face serious penalties.
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Nevada casinos reach 11th $1B+ month streak in January despite Omicron outbreak

Nevada casinos set new records in January, with $1.1 billion in house winnings. It's the 11th straight month of $1000+ winings. Las Vegas Strip is the top winner with almost $600 million. The state recorded $13.4 billion gambling revenue in 2021. The Strat recorded record revenue of almost $2 billion. Golden Entertainment reported record Q4 2021 revenue. Harry Reid International Airport saw double the passenger traffic from a year ago. There was a drop in attendance at CES this year.
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AGA Announces Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Gavin Isaacs, Virginia McDowell and Michael Rumbolz are the new inductees to the American Gaming Association's Gaming Hall of Fame. They will be honored at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas this October. Since 1989, the Hall has recognized gaming legends, pioneers and business leaders for their lasting impacts on the industry. AGA President and CEO Bill Miller says they have helped transform the gaming industry in their own significant ways.
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AGA Announces Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2022

AGA announces Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Gavin Isaacs, Virginia McDowell and Michael Rumbolz are the new inductees to the American Gaming Association's Gaming Hall of Fame. They will be honored at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas this October. Since 1989, the Hall has recognized gaming legends, pioneers and business leaders for their lasting impacts on the industry. The inductors are recognized for innovation, leadership and excellence.
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One-on-one with Las Vegas Raiders president Sandra Douglass Morgan

Sandra Douglass Morgan is the president of the Las Vegas Raiders. She was born in Las Angeles in the 80s. Sandra Douglade Morgan has worked in sports, entertainment and gaming industry. She is a wife and mother of two teenagers. Her children were shocked when she told them she was taking the team president position. They spent last season going to Raiders games. KTNV talked to Sandra about her role in her family and the city.
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Downtown Las Vegas' Fremont St. Casino Brings a Big Name to the City

Las Vegas casinos have had the market cornered on sportsbooks in the state thanks to a 2015 law that banned daily fantasy sports operators in Nevada. It took until 2021 for DraftKings and FanDuel to file for a gaming license. The NGCB doesn't expect DraftKing's application to be heard during next May's bi-monthly meetings.
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Downtown Las Vegas' Fremont St. Casino Brings a Big Name to the City

History of 10 famous casinos around the world

Gambling has been a part of human civilization since 2300 BC China. Baccarat was the first game played in modern-day casinos. Italy had the world's first casino, which was sanctioned by government decree in 1638. The global casino and online gambling industry has a market size of $231 billion and employs north of 1 million people. OLBG looks at the history behind the most famous casinos and lists 10 that made an indelible mark.
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Nevada Flooding Disrupts but Doesn't Halt Vegas Strip Casinos

Heavy rains in southern Nevada caused flooding on the Las Vegas Strip. Circa Sportsbook in downtown Las Las was open during the deluge. The business was not affected by the flooding. Some areas had to be closed for repairs and clean-up. The financial impact of the floods is not expected to affect the casino industry. It is the latest challenge for businesses that have had the lingering impact from the pandemic and now a sudden flood.
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Nevada Flooding Disrupts but Doesn't Halt Vegas Strip Casinos

Las Vegas Strip Casinos Hit by Flash Flooding

Flash flooding has damaged several casinos on the Las Vegas Strip and caused significant water damage. Caesars Palace and Planet Hollywood were also affected by the downpours. Las Las Vegas Valley is under a flash flood warning as of Friday morning. Strong storms are expected to cause further damage over the weekend. Nevada Gaming Control Board announced that the state's gambling operators generated over $1.28 billion in revenue in June.
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Strip casinos drive Nevada to post 15th consecutive $1B+ month in best May ever while locals markets see a dip

Nevada gaming venues posted $1.3 billion in gaming revenue for May. The Las Vegas Strip posted its highest-ever revenue of $731.5 million. Downtown Las Las Vegans posted a win of nearly $78.9 million, up more than 5%. Table, counter and card games win for the month was up 10% Y-o-Y to $430 million and slot machine win was at $870.1 million with a 7% win percentage. Online sportsbooks took in $397.6 million in bets, with revenue up by almost 24% to almost $16.4 million from May 2021.
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Strip casinos drive Nevada to post 15th consecutive $1B+ month in best May ever while locals markets see a dip

Record $1.3B collected by Nevada casinos for the month of May

Nevada casinos have brought in more than $1 billion for the fifteenth consecutive month. The Strip profited from special events that attracted large audiences. For the first five months of 2022, statewide gaming income increased by more. than 22.6 percent over 2021. Revenue from casinos on the strip has increased 40.2 percent since 2021 when it reached a record-high of USD 7 billion.
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Record $1.3B collected by Nevada casinos for the month of May

Nevada casinos post 15th straight month of $1B in winnings

Nevada casinos won $1 billion or more in May. It's the 15th consecutive month of that. Clark County casinos raked in more than $ 1.1 million. Strip casinos made more $731 million in the same month. Downtown casinos earned nearly $79 million, up from $75 million for May 2021.
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Nevada casinos post 15th straight month of $1B in winnings

Gaming Regulation International Policy Summit Las Vegas to be held in September by UNLV's ICGR

The International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas announced the program dates for the Gaming Regulator International Policy Summit (GRIPS) - North America. The conference will take place from September 11-16, 2022, in Las Las. It is intended to offer gaming, casino, and sports wagering professionals an in-depth opportunity to learn the latest regulatory and operational best practices.
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Serious sanction for Station Casinos

Red Rock Resorts Incorporated will pay $80,000 fine for past glitches in the sportsbook at its Red Rock Resort property. The settlement was agreed with the Nevada Gaming Control Board regulator two weeks ago and approved yesterday by the five-member Nevada gaming commission.
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IAGR releases conference program for IAGR2022

The International Association of Gaming Regulators has released the program for its annual conference, taking place in Melbourne, Australia from 17 to 20 October. The program is available on IAGR’s website. This year”s speakers include: Michael Morton, Senior Policy Counsel, Nevada Gaming Control Board, Fran Thorn, Chair, Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission, Earle Hall, VC, International Gaming Standards Association & CEO @ AXES.ai, Andrew Rhodes, CEO, G gambling Commission United Kingdom, Professor Sally Gainsbury, Director, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney, Stephen Bryan, QC, Special Manager for the Melbourne Casino Operator and Paul Buck, the CEO of Epic Risk Management.
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Native American tribes bring fresh energy and time-tested traditions to Las Vegas hospitality

The San Manuel tribe bought the Palms Station. Cynthia Kiser Murphey is the tribe's general manager. She is a gaming veteran who worked for MGM Resorts International for 20 years. The tribe renovated the entire back-of-house area for its team members. 50% of former Palm's employees returned when the resort reopened. The resort opened in 2001. It has some of the most popular features. Its restaurants are still open. They include Scotch 80 Prime and Mabel’s BBQ by celebrity chef Michael Symon. Employees are flown out to the Yaamava” property regularly to experience other Sanmanese practices.
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Native American tribes bring fresh energy and time-tested traditions to Las Vegas hospitality

Las Vegas Casinos Get Key Covid Mask Decision

The National Football League draft in Las Vegas was one of the biggest crowds in the city since the covid pandemic. The pandemics had literally shut down the Las Vegans and even when it reopened, things were not normal. Now, the pandeman has flared up again and some venues in Vegas have decided to bring back indoor mask mandates.
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Indy Gaming: ‘Economic challenges’ keeping five Clark County casinos closed into 2023

Five casinos in Southern Nevada are not going to reopen. The economic downturn is keeping the doors locked. Red Rock Resorts spends $2.1 million every three months to keep the properties operational. The Southern Nevadans produced a gaming revenue record of $1.17 billion in March. It is expected to be higher in the first four months of 2022. There are also concerns about the impact of inflation and high gas prices. For now, the three companies have written off any reopening plans. They are still required to pay state license fees and certain slot machine and table game taxes.
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Indy Gaming: ‘Economic challenges’ keeping five Clark County casinos closed into 2023

Nevada Slot Machines Make Over $900 Million From Gam...

Nevada slot machines made $901.1 million from gamblers in March. Las Vegas Strip casinos contribute $396 million of the state's slot wins. The state does not permit internet casinos, so slot income is derived from in-person gaming. Non-restricted gaming licensees recorded a total gaming win of $1.355 billion in Nevada in the month of March, which is a record for the country.
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Barry Diller Only Receives Two-Year Nevada Casino License

Barry Diller has received a two-year casino license in Nevada. The license is limited pending the outcome of an insider trading investigation. Diler is a major shareholder of MGM Resorts International. He is currently under investigation by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Cosmopolitan Las Vegas now an official MGM Resorts property

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas officially became an official MGM Resorts International property Tuesday. The company closed its $1.625 billion deal with the Blackstone Group. Three regulatory bodies gave final approval for the deal earlier this month. More than 5,000 employees are coming off each receiving a $5,00 bonus from Blackstones. Cosmo generated $ 1.1 billion in net revenue and $416 million of adjusted cash flow in the trailing 12 months.
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Nevada gaming wins big in March, US casinos see best month ever

Nevada gaming wins big in March, US casinos see best month ever. Sports betting being legalized in more states could boost the industry. The industry is encouraged by the strong performance in gaming revenue. The economy faces significant challenges. It could slow the current growth trends. There is still room for growth in the tourism industry in Nevada. However, it is not as good as it was before the pandemic. They need non-gaming areas to return to normal levels. International visitation and trade show and convention attendance are improving. But they haven't returned to pre-pandemic levels yet.
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Nevada gaming wins big in March, US casinos see best month ever

Nevada casinos hit 2nd highest revenue ever boosted by Strip, slots records in March

Nevada casinos recorded their third-highest revenue month of all time in March. Las Vegas Strip casinos had a 48.8% increase over March 2021. The March figure was a 26. 8% rise over the previous month. Last year, Nevada casinos collected a record $13.4 billion in gaming revenue. The opening weekend of the March Madness men’s and women”s NCAA basketball tournaments were also a factor in the gaming totals. In March, $901.3 million in slot machines statewide was an all-time record.
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Nevada casinos hit 2nd highest revenue ever boosted by Strip, slots records in March

Strip's strong month in March fuels 2nd-highest Nevada gaming win

Nevada's gaming win reached $1.355 billion for the thirteenth month in a row. Las Vegas Strip accounted for $746.2 million, more than half of the state total. Clark County overall, at $ 1.178 billion, set a new gaming wins record. Downtown Las Vegans also had a big win of $86.4 million. Casinos generated $97.6 million in taxes for Nevada.
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Strip's strong month in March fuels 2nd-highest Nevada gaming win

Gaming win numbers set new records in Clark County, downtown Las Vegas

Clark County casinos won $1.178 billion from players in March. Downtown Las Vegas properties won 22.6 percent more than last year. Nevada casinos statewide won more $903 million from slot machines in the same month. The March total was the second-highest monthly total in history. The state received $97. 6 million in gaming win from casinos for March, a 0.9 percent increase over the previous year's total. Tax collections are up 30 percent to $808. 9 million for the first 10 months of the 2021-22 fiscal year, which is important for Nevada.
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Gaming win numbers set new records in Clark County, downtown Las Vegas

Indy Gaming: Expanded multi-state online gaming may not benefit Nevada

Nevada had three online poker sites in 2014, but only one recorded a monthly revenue exceeding $1 million. Caesars and MGM are among the largest online operators in the U.S. and offer World Series of Poker tickets online. The company BetMGM is not planning to bring online gaming to Nevada. The state's gaming industry is reluctant to legalize online casino gaming. Red Rock Casinos opposed any online regulation expansion. Last year, the Nevada Gaming Control Board postponed a workshop hearing to discuss potential regulatory changes. It was never rescheduled.
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Las Vegas: Fifth Street Gaming and Ojos Locos to open first US casino dedicated to Latino community

Fifth Street Gaming and Ojos Locos Sports Cantina are collaborating on a new hotel-casino in North Las Vegas. The project involves the renovation of Lucky Club Hotel & Casino and the opening of a restaurant. It is scheduled to be complete by December 2022. OJos has 18 restaurants in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. It also has sports bars with HD televisions broadcasting Spanish-language sports shows. Fifth Street has a diverse portfolio of casinos, gaming taverns, restaurants and bar concepts. it also operates the Lucky club and Silver Nugget Casino in Las Las Veg.
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Las Vegas: Fifth Street Gaming and Ojos Locos to open first US casino dedicated to Latino community

States Where gambling is Legal

Legal online gambling is becoming more and more popular in the United States. It is legal in most states, but state-by-state legal online gaming alternatives differ.
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Palms in Las Vegas to bring back iconic Ghostbar

The Palms in Las Vegas is bringing back the iconic Ghostbar. The bar is set to reopen in the summer. Palm's off-Strip casino will reopen on April 27 after being closed since March 2020. The San Manuel Gaming and Hospitality Authority received approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board in December to license and operate the casino.
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Palms in Las Vegas to bring back iconic Ghostbar

Latino market to be focus of Ojo Locos, Fifth Street Gaming at North Las Vegas’ Lucky Club

Lucky Club Hotel & Casino will be renovated and rebranded. It will feature the largest Ojos Locos Sports Cantina restaurant in the country. OJos has 18 restaurants in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Fifth Street Gaming has a diverse portfolio of casinos, gaming taverns, restaurants and bar concepts. It operates the Lucky Club and Silver Nugget Casino in North Las Vegas. The renovation is expected to be completed in December. There will also be a 10,000-square-foot casino, 10-000 square feet of indoor-outdoor entertainment space and a restaurant capable of accommodating nearly 300 people.
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Latino market to be focus of Ojo Locos, Fifth Street Gaming at North Las Vegas’ Lucky Club

Tourism board charts upswing of Las Vegas visitor diversity

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released its annual visitor profile after a one-year hiatus. In 2019, about 42 million people visited the Las Las Vegans. Last year, 32 million visitors came to Las vegans, despite lagging international air travel and the effects of the pandemic. Visitors spent more on gambling in 2021 than they did in 2019.
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Experts: Nevada’s casino industry can’t ‘bury its head’ over cryptocurrency

Derek Stevens accepted Bitcoin for non-gaming transactions at the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate casinos. He installed a Bitcoin exchange kiosk at Circa Resort & Casino in October 2020. The machines convert cash to cryptocurrency and take deposits more often than withdrawals. Some observers wonder if cryptocurrency might find its way into casino table games and slot machines. Omer Sattar, co-CEO of digital payment provider for the gaming industry, believes it's a good idea. Raul Sood, CEO of Irreverent Labs, thinks traditional slot machine manufacturers don't address the interests of their customers.
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Experts: Nevada’s casino industry can’t ‘bury its head’ over cryptocurrency

Las Vegas Hotels, Casinos Try to Move Past the Pandemic

Las Vegas was hit hard by the pandemic. Conventions were canceled and international travel was stopped. The city's famous casinos dealt with mask mandates, health checks and social distancing. Las Vegas has finally put the Pandemic behind it. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was a dud. It was the event that usually kicked off Las Las' busy season. Now Las Sin City is trying to make a comeback.
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Police-style Manhunt Tracks Down Gambler who Missed Out on $230,000 Slots Jackpot

Robert Taylor won $230,368.52 in a slot machine malfunction. He was playing in the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The slot screen said "Resolving progressive prize" but he and his family had dinner reservations and left the casino. It was only two days later that the machine was fixed and the jackpot was discovered.
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Police-style Manhunt Tracks Down Gambler who Missed Out on $230,000 Slots Jackpot

Las Vegas casinos where you no longer need to mask up

Nevada governor reverses a policy that requires people to wear masks in public places. The change took effect immediately. Private businesses, like casinos, and school districts may mandate masks. The state would not require them for teachers as of Friday. It does not apply to public transportation, airports, hospitals, health care clinics or places serving vulnerable populations.
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Nevada Casinos Welcome the End of the Mask Mandate

Nevada's indoor mask mandate is no longer in effect. Many other states are rolling back similar COVID-19 measures due to falling case numbers. Local jurisdictions can still decide to keep the mask-wearing requirement in place. Most Las Vegas casinos have now removed signs reminding patrons to wear face coverings.
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Do You Have To Wear A Mask In Las Vegas Casinos? Not Anymore

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced that the state will rescind its mask mandate in public places effective immediately. Businesses can still require customers to wear a mask. Federal guidelines still apply until March 18. Public transport companies like Uber and Lyft still have face mask requirements. Music and entertainment venues may still need to have certain vaccination requirements from performing artists.
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Las Vegas Casino Tracks Down Tourist Who Won Jackpot

Robert Taylor won a jackpot of $229,368 at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. He didn't know he had won because of a software malfunction. The Nevada Gaming Control Board tracked him down and handed over the money. He collected the entire amount on the weekend. It took the board two weeks to track him. They used CCTV footage and rideshare data. it was a great example of government working together for the benefit of the public. in Nevada.    The chief of board's enforcement division, James Taylor, said: 'I’d like to thank the Nevada Transportation Authority for their assistance in confirming the identity of this patron'
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Las Vegas slot machine winner tracked down after 'error' meant he was unaware of $229,000 jackpot at Treasure Island casino

Robert Taylor won a jackpot at Treasure Island casino on the Strip on 8 January. He didn't know he had won because of a communication error. The casino tried to track him down but he was already back at his Arizona home. NGCB agents spent two weeks scouring CCTV and interviewing witnesses to find him. Mr Taylor was finally identified and he will collect his winnings.
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Las Vegas slot machine winner tracked down after 'error' meant he was unaware of $229,000 jackpot at Treasure Island casino

Man located after leaving Vegas not knowing he won jackpot

Robert Taylor left Las Vegas without knowing he'd won a $229,368 slot machine jackpot. The board conducted an investigation and identified Taylor after two weeks of checking surveillance video, conducting witness interviews and studying electronic purchase records.
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Man located after leaving Vegas not knowing he won jackpot

three weeks after playing Vegas slots

Robert Taylor won $292,000 on a Las Vegas slot machine on Jan. 8. He didn't know he'd won it until several weeks later. The slotmachine had a malfunction. An investigation by the Nevada Gaming Control Board helped him to identify the machine and collect his winnings.
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Casino staff, state gaming board track down $229k jackpot winner

Robert Taylor won a jackpot of $229,000 playing a slot machine in Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on January 8. He didn't tell the casino staff about the win because he had already left the state. The Nevada Gaming Control Board helped the staff and the man to track him down. Taylor will collect his winnings on his return to Las Vegas.
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Casino staff, state gaming board track down $229k jackpot winner