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Las Vegas Getting a First-of-its-Kind Casino Hotel

Fifth Street Gaming has advanced its plans to develop the first U.S. hotel-casino dedicated to the Latino community. Las Vegas caters to pretty much everyone. MGM and Caesars have high-end properties and offer everything from top-tier restaurants to fast-food chains. Red Rock Resorts targets locals and some of the Fremont Street casinos serve older customers looking for a classic feel.
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Las Vegas Getting a First-of-its-Kind Casino Hotel
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Casinos in California: Laws, revenue and most popular gambling

In California, you can bet on a horse race, buy a lottery ticket, put money on poker in a card room and play slots at a tribal casino all in the same day. The gambling industry took a hit during the pandemic. Commercial gaming revenue after winnings shrank by more than 25% between 2019 and 2020. In 2021 it came roaring back and brought in more money than any previous year. Tribal casinos also had a record breaking year in 2021. This year's November election will decide whether to expand gambling further and allow sports betting.
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Casinos in California: Laws, revenue and most popular gambling

Collectors show off Vegas memorabilia at Gold Coast Casino

Southern Nevada Casino Collectibles Club is showing off its first memorabilia show at Gold Coast Casino. Club hopes to attract more members. The club's publicity chair says many locals don't know about the club. The show continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p. m. at the Gold coast. Admission is $5. People can buy, trade or sell items. They can get items appraised on site. Gregg Fisher has the largest collection of casino chips and gaming tokens from different casinos with more than 8,436 items, which he bought at Desert Inn in 1975.
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Collectors show off Vegas memorabilia at Gold Coast Casino

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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3 of the best luxury casino hotels and resorts in Sydney for the high-rolling traveller

Australia's southern hemisphere location makes it ideal for winter getaway. January is the hottest month in New South Wales, with average highs of 26 degrees celsius. Sydney is a cosmopolitan city with a variety of cultural attractions and a growing number of opulent land-based casinos. Online casinos have taken off in Australia in recent years. Top Online Casino in Australian recommends three luxury hotels and resorts in Sydney to book yourself into for a much-needed, entertainment-themed break.  
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3 of the best luxury casino hotels and resorts in Sydney for the high-rolling traveller

Station Casinos clears hurdle for new North Las Vegas resort

Station Casinos has won approval for a 67-acre hotel-casino in North Las Vegas. The project is scheduled to go before the North Vegas City Council on October 19. Station is also building a $750 million resort in the southwest Las Las Vegas Valley and tearing down some hotels that never reopened after the pandemic. It plans to demolish the Wild Wild West hotel near the Strip and redevelop the site.  People who lost their jobs at the shuttered hotels would be the first hired at new one. Red Rock Resorts has not been allowed to hire them for 14 months.
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Station Casinos clears hurdle for new North Las Vegas resort
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Cambodian police rescue Vietnamese woman from gambling company

Police rescued a Vietnamese woman from an online gambling firm in Sihanoukville City on Friday. The woman had been forced to work for three companies in the city. Vietnamese and Cambodian authorities have been cooperating to rescue Vietnamese workers trapped in shady casinos and other businesses as illegal labor. On August 18, 42 Vietnamese tried to swim across Binh Di River to escape from the Phoenix casino in Cambodia to Vietnam's An Giang Province. Another 56 Vietnamese escaped from another casino on Saturday.
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Palms’ Cynthia Kiser Murphey discusses Las Vegas resort, celebrities

Cynthia Kiser Murphey is the general manager of the Palms off the Strip. She was named by September. The resort was closed during the pandemic and reopened in April. It was sold to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for $650 million in May 2021. It's the first time a Native American tribe owns and operates a resort in Las Vegas. Kizer Mur phey was the president and chief operating officer at New York-New York from 2008 to last spring.
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Palms’ Cynthia Kiser Murphey discusses Las Vegas resort, celebrities
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Las Vegas Planning Commission votes in favor of Station Casinos resort near 215, Losee

Las Vegas Planning Commission votes in favor of a new Station Casinos resort near 215 and Losee. The LoseE Station would include 600 rooms and the usual amenities, such as movie theaters and restaurants. Station is also developing a resort in the southwest valley called Durango Station. It is expected to open in fall of 2023. Fiesta Rancho is scheduled to be demolished soon.
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Las Vegas Planning Commission votes in favor of Station Casinos resort near 215, Losee

City shortlists three bids for new casino

Bally's Corporation proposes a $1.74 billion casino and hotel on the current Tribune Publishing Plant. The plan expects the casino to offer 3,400 slots and 173 games, while the hotel tower will deliver 500 hotel keys. Other amenities include a 3-000-seat theater, Immerse Agency exhibition experience, sports museum, extension of Riverwalk, outdoor park, an outdoor music venue, amenity terrace featuring a large pool spa, fitness center and sun deck.
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City shortlists three bids for new casino

Latinos called the backbone of Las Vegas hospitality

54 percent of hotel and restaurant workers in the Culinary Union are of Hispanic descent. Latinos are the backbone of Las Vegas hospitality. Las Las is a 4.5-mile stretch of glitz and glamor that welcomes millions of people every year.
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Latinos called the backbone of Las Vegas hospitality

Here Is Our Local Restaurant Wishlist For The New Bally's Chicago Casino

Bally's Corporation is planning to build a new 205,700 square-foot casino resort in Chicago. Bally’s will work with Chicago-based chefs, collectives and restaurants. Chef Erick Williams, the only Chicagoan to win a James Beard Award, will be working with Baly's. Here is our local restaurant wishlist for the new Bary's Chicago Casino.
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Here Is Our Local Restaurant Wishlist For The New Bally's Chicago Casino

Police: Las Vegas journalist dies in stabbing outside home

Jeff German, 69, was found dead with stab wounds outside his home. He died of multiple sharp force injuries. German was a journalist and columnist at the Review-Journal. He was known for his stories about government malfeasance and political scandals. His book "Murder in Sin City" was about the death of Ted Binion, heir to the Horseshoe Club fortune. The 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival killed 60 people and wounded more than 400 others.
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Police: Las Vegas journalist dies in stabbing outside home

Yggdrasil and Reflex Gaming offer up Southern hospitality in Hillbilly Vegas

Hillbilly Vegas is Reflex Gaming’s latest hit game. It's a high-visceral 5-reel, 10 payline slot machine with a Bonus Wheel that can award up to 10,000x the stake. Skeeter's Slots transports the game to an old-style 3- reel slot, while Moonshine Money is a pick and click mini game where bottles are smashed to collect cash prizes and multipliers. Nice Dice sees players roll a pair of dice with the resulting combined value multiplied by the player”s current bet.
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Holiday carnival with ‘Mini Matterhorn’ slide to be held at Henderson casino

Snow Carnival Holiday Forest will debut at the M Resort beginning Wednesday, Nov. 23. The attraction will be open daily inside of the Pavilion with select operating hours until January 8, 2023. It will feature 350 tons of real snow falling from above and coating the ground in an inviting blanket. It also features a slide and a Candy Cane forest. There will also be winter-themed eats, treats and drinks.
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Holiday carnival with ‘Mini Matterhorn’ slide to be held at Henderson casino

South Africa exit for Metropolitan Gaming Limited

Metropolitan Gaming Limited has sold its stake in South Africa's Emerald Resort and Casino to a group led by local hotel, gaming and entertainment giant Tsogo Sun Holdings Limited for an undisclosed amount. The London-headquartered company will focus on its core markets of Egypt and the UK.
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South Africa exit for Metropolitan Gaming Limited

All of the 20 Major Casinos in New York State

There are about 6 casinos in Western New York. Here are all the casinos from New Year's Eve to New Years Day in New Yorkers State and Southern Canada. The list is in order from closest to Buffalo to furthest.
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All of the 20 Major Casinos in New York State

Red Rock Resorts to demolish fourth Nevada casino with future developments in mind

Red Rock Resorts will demolish the Wild Wild West casino and hotel near the Las Vegas Strip on 7 September. The company plans to combine the 20 acres of land on which the casino sits with an adjoining 80 acres for a project yet to be determined. Red Rock has owned the small Wild wild west casino since 1998. It has just 164 slot machines and no table games. Its 260-room hotel is managed by an outside partner, Day's Inn. In July, the company announced plans for demolishing three Southern Nevada casinos.
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Red Rock Resorts to demolish fourth Nevada casino with future developments in mind

Las Vegas investigative journalist Jeff German killed

The Review-Journal's investigation of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority led to a criminal investigation and a change of leadership. The investigation also led the Review Journal to report on the mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay. The Aladdin Hotel and its ties to the Detroit mob in the late 1970s were the focus of an audio project. It was a partnership between the newspaper and downtown's The Mob Museum. German told the story through extensive interviews with prosecutors and elected officials. He also reported on a shooting that killed 60 people and himself. His investigation found that the state officials had been lax in forcing casinos to comply with a 2003 state law.
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Las Vegas investigative journalist Jeff German killed

Las Vegas Labor Day weekend visitiation projections appear strong

Labor Day weekend is expected to be very busy in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority expects a lot of visitors. 68 hotels were sold out for the weekend, and the average room rate is $216.30 a night. Bellagio, Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Resort, Nobu at Caesars Palace and The Cosmopolitan of Las Las Nevada have the highest nightly rates. The average stay for a three-night stay is about $495. AAA does not release estimates for Labor Day. It does for Memorial Day and Fourth of July.
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Las Vegas Labor Day weekend visitiation projections appear strong

Editor Opinion: Aspen Mine Expansion Dedication Strikes Jackpot

Aspen Mine Center in Teller, Colorado, has a new expansion dedicated last week. The project cost more than $1.3 million and involved a variety of partners. It houses 15 offices, 20 employees, three or so conference rooms, a drug testing area and a hefty lineup of client services. The client programs are directed by Lisa Noble, who is a seasoned veteran in the community challenges facing southern Tiller. She headed the Gold Belt Communities Build A Generation effort, which helped to spearhead the Aspen mine Center two decades ago. TMJ’s Bob Volpe was involved in renovation of the original renovation.
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Thailand considers legalising casinos

Thailand's relationship with gambling has been tense since the 1930s. The 1935 Gambling Act banned all cash betting aside from the state lottery and on horse races at state-licensed racecourses. Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Singapore have taken steps to legalise gambling. Thailand's government is considering legalising casinos to boost tourism and revive the country's economy.
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Thailand considers legalising casinos

Red Rock Resorts to close and demolish its fourth casino for future development

Red Rock Resorts will close and demolish Wild Wild West casino and hotel on Wednesday at midnight. The company plans to combine the 20 acres with an additional 80 acres for future development. Red Rock bought Wild wild west in 1998. In July, RedRock announced it would demolishing three closed casinos. It plans reposition the land to sell without the gaming entitlements. Redrock is currently building the $750 million Durango Station in southwestern Las Vegas near the 215 Beltway. it is located on a site the company has owned for 20 years. in July Red rock announced demolishment of Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho in North Las Las Vegans and Fiesta Henderson.
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Cryptocurrency Casino and Betting Platform Stake.com Hit With $400M Lawsuit

Stake.com is a cryptocurrency casino and betting platform. It is being sued by Christopher Freeman, a former associate. Freeman claims he was cut out from the project and his Primedice account was blocked. Stake has denied the allegations. Everton FC asked St.ake to stop using its imagery in an international promotion offer.  St.KEp.co.uk is the official Twitter account of Stakes.
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Cryptocurrency Casino and Betting Platform Stake.com Hit With $400M Lawsuit

Crypto Casino Stake.com Sued For $400 Million By Former Partner

Former partner of Stake.com is suing the creators of the largest bitcoin casino in the world for $US400 million in damages. Ed Craven and Bijan Tehrani, who just bought the most expensive home in Melbourne, call the lawsuit "utterly frivolous" and "provably false".
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Crypto Casino Stake.com Sued For $400 Million By Former Partner

Northern Nevada sees first casino opening in over two decades with Legends Bay Casino debut

Legends Bay Casino at The Outlets at Legends, in Sparks, Nevada, opened its doors to the public on Tuesday evening. It's the first new casino to open in Northern Nevada in more than two decades. The casino took 15 years to build and cost $130 million. Governor Steve Sisolak called it a great night for Nevada. Legends Bay features the region's only Circa Sportsbook and three restaurants. The Circas are a first in the Northern Nevadans. They are also popular with sports fans. There are over 650 slot machines and video poker machines, 10 Live Table games, five blackjack tables, craps, roulette, three card poker, Pai Gow poker and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.
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Northern Nevada sees first casino opening in over two decades with Legends Bay Casino debut

All The Best Things To Do In Las Vegas That Are Completely Free

There are many free activities to do in Las Vegas. Some of them are more expensive than others. The Mob Museum, High Roller Observation Wheel, The Neon Museum and Cirque du Soleil are some of the most expensive. The best things to visit in Vegas are completely free. They include Bellagio Fountains, Las Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower, Luxor”s pyramid and Sphinx and The Venetian“s Grand Canal.
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All The Best Things To Do In Las Vegas That Are Completely Free

Legends Bay Casino, first new casino in Reno-Sparks, opens doors

Legends Bay Casino opened late Tuesday. It's the first new casino to open in Reno-Sparks in more than two decades. The casino will employ about 300 people. Northern Nevada has been diversifying away from gaming since tribal gaming gained federal approval at the turn of the millennium. Governor Steve Sisolak and Sparks Mayor Ed Lawson are celebrating the opening. They are also celebrating Sales Tax Anticipation Revenue bonds. This measure allowed local governments to borrow against future anticipated sales tax to fund projects such as Cabela’s, the Reno Aces ballpark and the Outlets at Legends.
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Legends Bay Casino, first new casino in Reno-Sparks, opens doors

These Are The Best Things To Do In Las Vegas For Free

Vegas is a popular tourist destination in the US. It offers many activities for free. Some of them are more expensive. The Mob Museum, High Roller Observation Wheel, The Neon Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame are some of the most expensive but still interesting. The Sin City is home to the Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower, Luxor”s pyramid and Sphinx and The Venetian“s Grand Canal.
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Indy Gaming: Slot companies’ proposed merger briefly fires up investors

The investment community was abuzz over a potential merger between two rival gaming equipment suppliers. The fervor lasted less than 12 hours. Inspired Entertainment offered AGS $10 per share, but AGs rejected the offer. Stifel Financial gaming analyst Jeffrey Stantial wrote that the merger is unique in that there is no overlap between the two companies product-wise. Truist Securities gaming analysts Barry Jonas said Inspired is focused on its European business, while AG's is concentrated in the North American gaming market. AG went public in 2018 at an initial price of $16 per shares.
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Indy Gaming: Slot companies’ proposed merger briefly fires up investors

10 Sin-City Worthy Alternatives To Visiting Vegas

A vacation in Vegas offers visitors a golden opportunity to escape life's daily hustle and bustle. Las Vegas Casinos offer distinctive styles of game selection. However, tourists may wish to visit a different location with similar amenities and more.
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10 Sin-City Worthy Alternatives To Visiting Vegas

Hard Rock Expansion Plans May Include Future Wisconsin Casino

Kenosha Landco Co. LLC recently put down $100,000 for the option to purchase 60 acres of land from the Village of Bristol for $15 million. Wisconsin law permits only tribal entities to own and operate casinos. Hard Rock International would need to find a tribal partner to open a casino.
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Hard Rock Expansion Plans May Include Future Wisconsin Casino

Caesars, Cherokee Indians partner on Virginia casino

Caesars Entertainment and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians announce a partnership on the $650 million Caesers Virginia project. Construction is scheduled to begin this week on Danville, Virginia. The resort will include a 500-room hotel, 2,500-seat live entertainment venue and 40,000 square feet of convention space.
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Caesars, Cherokee Indians partner on Virginia casino

Indy Gaming: Bally’s says it will close purchase of Tropicana Las Vegas next month

Bally's plans to redevelop Tropicana on the south-Strip are not likely to be realized until 2023. The team is considering two sites in the resort corridor for a new ballpark. Bally’s purchase of Tropicaana still needs approval by Nevada gaming regulators. The matter is not scheduled to come up on this month”s agenda. A's want to build a $1 billion waterfront ballpark in Oakland to replace the 57-year-old RingCentral Coliseum. They are also considering a 27-acre parcel behind Planet Hollywood and Paris Las Vegas.
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Indy Gaming: Bally’s says it will close purchase of Tropicana Las Vegas next month

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