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How Steve Wynn, The Mirage changed the way Las Vegas casinos were financed, built

The Mirage hotel-casino is often cited as being a trailblazer and the first true mega resort in Las Vegas. The "Oasis in the Desert" changed the way casinos approached the business of making money and how the outside world perceived Las Vegas. However, Steve Wynn's creation, which came to life in 1989 and will close for good on July 17, also reset…
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How Steve Wynn, The Mirage changed the way Las Vegas casinos were financed, built
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As the Mirage resort in Las Vegas closes, a look at its 35-year legacy

The Mirage is coming into the home stretch. Next Wednesday, it will close its doors. The property itself will remain, but it will become a Hard Rock Hotel, albeit a much different one from the former Paradise Road casino by that name. But that Polynesian-themed resort that ushered in the megaresort era when it opened in 1989 will likely become…
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As the Mirage resort in Las Vegas closes, a look at its 35-year legacy
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Expansion on tap for Durango casino

KTNV (LAS VEGAS) - Expansion plans for the Durango Casino & Resort are moving forward. After opening in December, the resort, on the southwest side of Las Vegas, has been successful, which led to Station Casinos deciding to add to the property. The expansion plan actually isn't new. The company always planned to add infrastructure to Durango's…
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Expansion on tap for Durango casino
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Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Las Vegas

Anyone lucky enough to witness Vegas' past patriotic pyrotechnic displays can confirm it's the spectacle of the summer. No matter what corner of the Valley you're in, there's not a bad seat to be had. Here's a list of some of this year's best spots to watch. Palms Hotel & Casino Even on a regular day, Ghostbar, located on the 55th floor of the…
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Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Las Vegas
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Study: The diminishing impact of casino free-play promotions

Free-play campaigns-or gambling money on the house-have gotten big. They are the dominant play incentive in the gaming industry, where the most money is spent to get players in the door and keep them coming back for more. But new research suggests their effectiveness may be on the decline within certain groups of players. A new study from Anthony…
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Study: The diminishing impact of casino free-play promotions
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PT’s Taverns chain expanding in Las Vegas Valley

The valley's largest tavern operator is getting bigger. The PT's Taverns chain, which has been in operation in Nevada for more than 40 years, will push past 70 locations by the end of the month with a new strategy involving the use of new brands. "We did a couple acquisitions of alternative operators last year, which Golden has never really done…
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PT’s Pub chain expanding in Las Vegas Valley

The valley's largest tavern operator is getting bigger. The PT's Pub chain, which has been in operation in Nevada for more than 40 years, will push past 70 locations by the end of the month with a new strategy involving the use of new brands. "We did a couple acquisitions of alternative operators last year, which Golden has never really done…
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Tropicana, Mirage closures on Las Vegas Strip won’t change the hotel market

It's been a year of change in the Las Vegas hotel industry. Two hotels opened at the end of 2023, adding thousands of hotel rooms to the largest hospitality market in the country. Recent developments on two sides of the Strip, however, will quickly take those gains away from the market's total room inventory. The Tropicana, a Rat Pack-era property,…
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Tropicana, Mirage closures on Las Vegas Strip won’t change the hotel market
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New Circa casino called a ‘game changer’ for downtown Las Vegas

The Stadium Swim rooftop pool complex, seen during a media preview of Circa on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, is one of the resort's main attractions. Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 | 2 a.m. The last time a casino in downtown Las Vegas was built from the ground up, Muhammad Ali was stepping into the boxing ring with Larry Holmes at Caesars Palace. When the Sundance…
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New Circa casino called a ‘game changer’ for downtown Las Vegas
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Las Vegas Loop tunnel reaches Virgin Hotel near UNLV, company announces on X

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The Las Vegas Loop has reached the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, according to a post on X Friday afternoon by the Boring Company, founded by Elon Musk. The progress is the latest update on the underground construction to expand transportation from the Las Vegas Convention Center, which was the original scope of the Las Vegas Loop…
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Las Vegas Loop tunnel reaches Virgin Hotel near UNLV, company announces on X
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Las Vegas mob homes that have sold in recent years

Las Vegas' history is filled with infamous stories of mobsters leaving their mark on the city throughout the years, and of course, they also need places to live while in Sin City. The history of the mob dates all the way back to the original casinos that were built in the 1940s, however three famous mobsters have left their mark through properties…
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Las Vegas mob homes that have sold in recent years
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UNLV students unveil new casino games

Student inventors from UNLV revealed five table games they created during an event at Red Rock in Las Vegas on Sunday. The students are from UNLV's Center for Gaming Innovation and were supported through a grant from the state's Knowledge Fund, which helps students develop gaming concepts into viable gaming products. Station Casinos' top players…
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Tropicana Legacy: Iconic era for Las Vegas comes to a close

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Las Vegas is saying goodbye to a beloved staple in the valley. Tropicana Las Vegas is shutting its doors. The casino closes Tuesday after decades of service, shows and memories since opening in 1957. From the visitors, celebrities and employees, FOX5 has full team coverage as the valley says goodbye. FOX5's Lisa Sturgis…
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Tropicana Legacy: Iconic era for Las Vegas comes to a close
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What was the first resort on the Strip? El Rancho Vegas

The story of the Las Vegas Strip started more than 80 years ago this week on a ranch. The first hotel-casino on Las Vegas Boulevard opened April 3, 1941 at what is now the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. At the time, travelers, most often from California, drove to Downtown Las Vegas through empty desert on Highway 91. There were some small casinos, but…
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What was the first resort on the Strip? El Rancho Vegas
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Tropicana Las Vegas closing Tuesday ahead of planned demolition

One of Las Vegas' longest-standing Strip casinos is shuttering its doors for good. Tropicana Las Vegas is set to close Tuesday, just two days shy of its 67th anniversary. Once a crown jewel on the Strip, the aging property has struggled to stand out in recent decades amid a sea of megaresorts. A demolition is set to take place later this year to…
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Tropicana Las Vegas closing Tuesday ahead of planned demolition
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Closing for good on April 2, Tropicana Las Vegas leaves behind a legacy of showmanship and reinvention

The Tropicana is dead; long live the Tropicana. The storied hotel-casino closes its doors April 2, just two days shy of its 67th birthday, to make way for a Major League Baseball stadium and a new Bally's resort. Over the next year, the land the Tropicana now occupies will be cleared, with the intent that the organization currently known as the…
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Closing for good on April 2, Tropicana Las Vegas leaves behind a legacy of showmanship and reinvention
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Storied Tropicana closes soon to make way for Las Vegas ballpark

When the Tropicana resort was built on the Las Vegas Strip in 1957, it ended five years ofrapid resort growth in Clark County. The county hadn't yet tipped 100000 people, but 8 million people flocked to Las Vegas for fun each year. So starting in 1952, nine resorts went up: the Sahara, Sands, New Frontier, Royal Nevada, Showboat, Riviera, Fremont…
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Storied Tropicana closes soon to make way for Las Vegas ballpark
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Can you guess the Las Vegas casino from its carpet?

A Las Vegas casino can be sensory overload with its flashy slots, cheering patrons and mixed smells of perfumes and smoking patrons. But the sensory overload often doesn't stop there. Right under a visitor's feet is often a pathway of busy patterns, sometimes with colorful art that connects to the casino's theme. UNLV gaming historian David…
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Can you guess the Las Vegas casino from its carpet?
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UNLV testing out new source for NIL funding: Las Vegas casinos

UNLV Rebels forward Keylan Boone (20) interacts with fans as he and his brother Keylan Boone (20) leave the court after the Rebels beat the Colorado State Rams in an NCAA basketball game at the Thomas & Mack Center Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. Tonight, a UNLV fan will have a chance to win up to $150000 by making a halfcourt shot during the team's…
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UNLV testing out new source for NIL funding: Las Vegas 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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Survey: Non-Gaming Elements Play Major Role in Attracting Younger Casino Patrons

A new study reveals that more than 80% of both Millennials and Gen Z prioritize non-gaming amenities when deciding which casinos to frequent. Casinos looking to attract a more youthful clientele would be wise to invest in amenities away from the gaming floor. A new study released Wednesday by LaneTerralever reveals that an overwhelming majority of…
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Survey: Non-Gaming Elements Play Major Role in Attracting Younger Casino Patrons
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Indy Gaming: Vegas set to prosper in ‘fun economy,’ UNLV experts say

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 term "fun economy" might sound cheesy,…
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Indy Gaming: Vegas set to prosper in ‘fun economy,’ UNLV experts say
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How did the Las Vegas Strip get its iconic name?

As the story goes, back in 1930 The Pair O' Dice Nite Club opened its doors, the first of its kind on the Las Vegas Strip. The club was sold to Guy McAfee, a former police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department who got involved in the gambling business through his connections as a vice cop. "Now there are many version to this story," said…
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What makes up the Las Vegas Strip?

As the story goes, back in 1930 The Pair O' Dice Nite Club opened its doors, the first of its kind on the Las Vegas Strip. The club was sold to Guy McAfee, a former police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department who got involved in the gambling business through his connections as a vice cop. "Now there are many version to this story," said…
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What makes up the Las Vegas Strip?
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No more cherries and lemons: Technologically advanced slots appeal to younger crowd

Gamblers play Buffalo Link at Red Rock Casino Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022 | 2 a.m. As he meandered through Red Rock Resort, Aaron Bettale gravitated toward a slot machine featuring animated video of stampeding buffaloes and explosions of gold coins, ringing bells and the refrain of a disembodied voice exclaiming, "Buffalo." "I like…
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No more cherries and lemons: Technologically advanced slots appeal to younger crowd
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In Vegas casino union dispute, balancing tech and a personal touch was key

Culinary Union wins job protections as hotels increase technology and automation in an effort to'reduce costs' and'improve efficiencies.' In 2019, Sherie Evans Earl and her cocktail server colleagues were excited about the Smartender, a mixed drink dispenser machine coming to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino to help speed up bar service for…
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Las Vegas Dazzles in OpenTable's Top 100 Restaurants List

In a prestigious annual accolade, OpenTable unveiled its list of the Top 100 Restaurants in the United States, and the glitzy city of Las Vegas emerged as a culinary stronghold, gracing the selection with six exceptional dining venues. The shimmering spotlight shone particularly bright on the illustrious Caesars Palace, which claimed not one, but…
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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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Nevada Casino Win Reaches $1.3 Billion For September

Casino gaming continues to climb in Nevada despite trends showing that the overall American economy may be slowing. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported a total "gaming win" (revenue) of almost $1.3 billion on Monday for the month of September. That total amounts to a 1.7% increase compared to the same month in 2022, when the state's casinos…
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Nevada Casino Win Reaches $1.3 Billion For September
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After cyberattacks crippled casino companies, how vulnerable is Las Vegas?

Las Vegas has always prided itself on its economy of leisure. In the span of a weekend, visitors can dine at the finest restaurants, witness world-class entertainment and sporting events and shop at top luxury brands without leaving the Strip-sometimes, without leaving their hotel. All that came to a standstill last month as two casino giants fell…
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After cyberattacks crippled casino companies, how vulnerable is Las Vegas?
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Plans for new Strip casino at Fashion Show Mall remain unclear

Howard Hughes Corp.'s reputation in Las Vegas for developing master-planned community Summerlin bolsters its chances of getting a casino developed on the Strip, a UNLV history professor said. "They have a successful business track record," Michael Green, a history professor at UNLV, said in an interview. "The oddity is that they have no real…
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Plans for new Strip casino at Fashion Show Mall remain unclear
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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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Hackers breach 2 Las Vegas casino systems

LAS VEGAS - A persistent error message greeted Dulce Martinez on Sept.11 as she tried to access her casino rewards account to book accommodations for an upcoming business trip. That's odd, she thought, then toggled over to Facebook to search for clues about the issue on a group for MGM Resorts International loyalty members. There, she learned that…
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Hackers breach 2 Las Vegas casino systems
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MGM Resorts computers back up; analysts eye effects of casino cyberattacks

MGM Resorts brought to an end a 10-day computer shutdown prompted by efforts to shield from a cyberattack data including hotel reservations and credit card processing, the casino giant said Wednesday, as analysts and academics measured the effects of the event. "We are pleased that all of our hotels and casinos are operating normally," the Las…
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MGM Resorts computers back up; analysts eye effects of casino cyberattacks
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Las Vegas hotel casino lost millions after 10 day cyberattack

LAS VEGAS (AP) - MGM Resorts brought to an end a 10-day computer shutdown prompted by efforts to shield from a cyberattack data including hotel reservations and credit card processing, the casino giant said Wednesday, as analysts and academics measured the effects of the event. "We are pleased that all of our hotels and casinos are operating…
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2 Las Vegas casinos fell victim to cyberattacks, shattering the image of impenetrable casino security

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A persistent error message greeted Dulce Martinez on Monday as she tried to access her casino rewards account to book accommodations for an upcoming business trip. That's odd, she thought, then toggled over to Facebook to search for clues about the issue on a group for MGM Resorts International loyalty members. There, she learned…
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2 Las Vegas casinos fell victim to cyberattacks, shattering the image of impenetrable casino security
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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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Las Vegas casinos face ‘social engineering’ threat amid hacks
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Two Vegas casinos fell victim to cyberattacks, shattering the image of impenetrable casino security

LAS VEGAS -- A persistent error message greeted Dulce Martinez on Monday as she tried to access her casino rewards account to book accommodations for an upcoming business trip. That's odd, she thought, then toggled over to to search for clues about the issue on a group for MGM Resorts International loyalty members. There, she learned that the…
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Two Vegas casinos fell victim to cyberattacks, shattering the image of impenetrable casino security
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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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Bipartisan House lawmaker pair aims to keep IRS at bay from slot machine winnings
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Breaking Into The Online Casino Market, One Card At A Time

Pete Mastroianni is taking on Ragu in the pasta sauce wars and trying to get Taylor Swift to record one of his songs. At least that's what it feels like for the New York lawyer and co-inventor of a would-be iCasino game called Match 52. "The challenge is to get it onto a platform, and that's hard to do," Mastroianni said. "How do you get Light &…
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Breaking Into The Online Casino Market, One Card At A Time
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Nevada casino industry responsible for 386K jobs, $90B economic impact

A new Nevada Resort Association report said the gaming industry paid $2.1 billion in industry-specific taxes in 2022 and has $23 billion in current or planned major tourism-related capital investment projects underway. "2023 The Facts" is a 100-page document drafted by Las Vegas-based Applied Analysis for the NRA, an organization representing more…
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Nevada casino industry responsible for 386K jobs, $90B economic impact
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Las Vegas casino robber traced through DNA, police say

D'Shante Styles got a taxi to the Silverton, where police said he had the driver wait outside while he robbed the casino cage, went back outside and had the taxi drive him away. The taxi driver had no idea. In another robbery, police said, he pretended to be a valet at Palms Place, stole a Ford Escape SUV, used that in the robbery of Green Valley…
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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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Operators Starting To Grow Their In-House Casino Games
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Dr. Ralph Thomas, Andrew Cardno and Dr. A.K. Singh Publish the 4th Edition of Their Pinnacle Data Guide to the Casino Gaming Industry

SAN DIEGO, April 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Casino gaming data experts Andrew Cardno and Dr. Ralph Thomas of Quick Custom Intelligence (QCI) and Dr. A.K. Singh have released the 4th edition of their legendary book, The Math that Gaming Made. Released today and available on Amazon, the highly influential book is updated with a further expanded…
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Effort to create Nevada lottery picks up steam despite casino industry opposition

A legislative proposal allowing Nevada to operate a state lottery could slice into the revenue stream of Northern Nevada casino operator Truckee Gaming. But it wouldn't be a large chunk of the company's cash flow, said CEO Ferenc Szony. Truckee Gaming is a retailer licensed by the California Lottery to sell tickets from a store adjacent to the Gold…
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Effort to create Nevada lottery picks up steam despite casino industry opposition
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Hard Rock Las Vegas president teases changes at The Mirage

Hard Rock International has been operating The Mirage for nearly three months, but any significant sign its under new ownership can be seen in a few spots inside the hotel-casino. That's because most of the initial alterations have occurred behind the scenes - operational changes such as moving the human resources department on-site, changing the…
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Hard Rock Las Vegas president teases changes at The Mirage
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NFL slot machines to touch down on casino floors this fall

The NFL is set to take to casino floors with the pending release of Aristocrat Gaming's league-themed slot machines this fall. The exact number of locations that will see the NFL-licensed slots added to their casinos hasn't yet been determined, but Mark Wadley, chief marketing officer of Aristocrat Gaming, noted that the machines won't be hard to…
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NFL slot machines to touch down on casino floors this fall
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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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Indy Gaming: Expanded multi-state online gaming may not benefit Nevada
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New Sportsbook Opens In Las Vegas Casino

Betfred at Mohegan Sun Sportsbook made its debut and welcomed bettors with the help of UNLV Rebels and Cincinnati Bengals star Elbert "Ickey" Woods. The brand-new sportsbook is located at Mohegan Casino inside Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. Betfred at Mohegan Sun Sportsbook is operated by Mohegan Casino Las…
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Indy Gaming: Boyd has no interest in selling downtown, locals casinos to REITs

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 Boyd Gaming had a simple message to real…
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Indy Gaming: Boyd has no interest in selling downtown, locals casinos to REITs
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Despite long odds for success, string of casino robberies continues to plague Las Vegas

Willie Sutton, one of the more notorious bank robbers in United States history, gave a simple answer when asked why he chose banks to knock off over his 40-year career: "Because that's where the money is." Now, almost a century since Sutton's criminal heyday, the same logic can be applied when trying to understand the motive behind people robbing…
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Despite long odds for success, string of casino robberies continues to plague Las Vegas
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Expert: Lawsuit over room price-fixing at Vegas casinos frivolous

LAS VEGAS (CN) - A University of Nevada, Las Vegas professor who specializes in the hospitality industry called a recent federal class action claiming collusion between major casinos regarding the price guests pay for hotel rooms on the Las Vegas Strip "frivolous." "Based upon what I know about the Rainmaker revenue management system, because I'm a…
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Expert: Lawsuit over room price-fixing at Vegas casinos frivolous
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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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Golden Gate casino celebrates 117 years of Las Vegas history

Las Vegas may have a reputation for tearing down its vintage buildings, but there's one piece of history still standing: Golden Gate. The historic property at the corner of Fremont and Main streets is celebrating its 117th anniversary Friday, and as the city's first hotel it boasts a front row seat to some of the area's most identifiable…
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Golden Gate casino celebrates 117 years of Las Vegas history
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Ninth Island: The Las Vegas-Hawaii connection

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - The most common explanations for why Las Vegas is called Hawaii's "Ninth Island" are silly, inadequate, devoid of historical perspective. Says who? Two anthropology professors who studied what they call a "cultural phenomenon," that's who. The 50th state's bond with Las Vegas did not evolve from some Hawaiian affinity for…
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Ninth Island: The Las Vegas-Hawaii connection
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European Casino Association appoints Tiina Siltanen as new Vice Chair

The European Casino Association (ECA) has appointed Tiina Siltanen to serve as Vice Chair of the trade association, which represents over 900 land-based casinos operating in 28 European markets. The ECA agreed on the appointment during its recent Board Meeting held in Finland on December 15.Held in conjunction with the first anniversary of…
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Separating fact from fiction: How much do you really know about the mob in Las Vegas?

Lake Mead is losing water, but as it does, people in Las Vegas and around the world are gaining something entirely different: a glimpse into the past. Since spring, several sets of human remains have been discovered in the receding lake. Many are thought to be drowning victims. But in early May, a man's body was found inside of a barrel and it's…
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Separating fact from fiction: How much do you really know about the mob in Las Vegas?
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Getting A Good Education In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known for its world-class casinos and lavish resorts, but did you know that it is also home to a thriving higher education scene? With a variety of colleges and universities offering a range of programs and degrees, Las Vegas has become a destination for students seeking quality education. This is especially true in a vibrant and…
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Getting A Good Education In Las Vegas
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UNLV grads, Las Vegas Strip resorts team up to tackle cyber-security risks

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)- Graduate students at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) are working with major resorts and casinos in the battle against cyber security attacks. The students are competing in National Cyber League, a virtual training ground that challenges participants to solve real-world cyber security challenges, using a safe…
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UNLV grads, Las Vegas Strip resorts team up to tackle cyber-security risks
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Gaming equipment manufacturers riding same growth wave as casinos

As the casino industry continues to show resilience in its rebound from the pandemic, so too is the gaming equipment manufacturing sector. No company may be showing more resiliency than Las Vegas-based Light &Wonder Inc., formerly Scientific Games Corp. In the past 18 months, the company has changed its name, strategic vision, board of directors,…
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Gaming equipment manufacturers riding same growth wave as casinos
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New hotel-casino proposed on Las Vegas Strip could fill void on resort corridor

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A proposal for a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip got the green light from Clark County officials, though there is no timeframe for when construction could start. The Clark County Zoning Commission approved a proposal from Tilman Fertitta and Fertitta Entertainment, which owns and represents Golden Nugget casinos,…
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New hotel-casino proposed on Las Vegas Strip could fill void on resort corridor
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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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Gambling Addiction: Calls to Gambling Crisis Hotlines Soar
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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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Inflation worries? The Las Vegas experience just keeps bringing visitors

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - Inflation will impact holiday spending this year, but that doesn't mean Las Vegas isn't making money. Visitation statistics and casino profits continue to show that inflation hasn't stopped the flow of tourists to Las Vegas. Demand is driving prices higher. The city has become a popular destination to spend the holidays, and…
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Inflation worries? The Las Vegas experience just keeps bringing visitors
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Taylor Swift Las Vegas Tickets Hit $95,000

Some tickets to see pop star Taylor Swift in Las Vegas this March climbed to almost $95000 per ticket before dropping into a lower price range - down to around $45000. The high demand for tickets to Swift's upcoming tour, her first in five years, led Ticketmaster to cancel public ticket sales on Friday. These public tickets were those left over…
NFL
Taylor Swift Las Vegas Tickets Hit $95,000
UNLV

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Gaming lecturer Scott Morrow's love story with Las Vegas began in the late 1980s. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels basketball team was making national news, and the city was abuzz over the opening of the Strip's first megaresort, The Mirage. Lured by the excitement, Morrow moved from south New Jersey to pursue his passion in the gaming industry and landed a…
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University of Nevada, Las Vegas
US Bets

Casinos Can Mess With Slots And We Don't Care, But Here's A Better Idea

No one - well, hopefully no one - has ever looked at a slot machine and said, "Now that's a fine place to invest my money for a solid rate of return." Yet slot machines - and this is not quite #breakingnews - can be a fun way to pass a little time, maybe win a few bucks, maybe take down a jackpot. Of course, the -EV keeps plenty of discerning…
Sports
Patch

🌱 Gwen Stefani Las Vegas Performances + Repeal Day Celebration

Welcome back, Las Vegas. I'm here in your inbox today to tell you everything you need to know about what's going on in town. But first, today's weather: Cold with plenty of sun. High: 59 Low: 38. Here are the top three stories in Las Vegas today: Las Vegas Drag Races have received a last-minute unexpected donation. The E.T. Bracket Nationals was…
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Gambling

NBA In Las Vegas Not A Matter of ‘If’ But ‘When’

Casino owner Derek Stevens says an team ultimately will make its home in Las Vegas. Speaking at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Sevens said it is not a matter of "if" but "when" the NBA will locate a franchise in the city. Stevens owns Circa Resort and two other hotel casinos, D Las Vegas and the Golden Gate, in the city's downtown casino…
NFL
Fox 5 Vegas

New hotel-casino proposal on the Las Vegas Strip could fill void on resort corridor

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A proposal for a hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip got the green light from Clark County officials, though there is no timeframe for when construction could start. The Clark County Zoning Commission approved a proposal from Tilman Fertitta and Fertitta Entertainment, which owns and represents Golden Nugget casinos,…
Land-based
New hotel-casino proposal on the Las Vegas Strip could fill void on resort corridor
Review Journal

Las Vegas casino implosions may be coming with demolitions planned

Las Vegas is known as a place to gamble, party and cut loose. It also has a long history of blowing up buildings to clear space for new ones. And now, a pipeline of big demolitions is set to remake parts of the Strip and other pockets of Southern Nevada. It's too early to say whether the buildings will be torn down Vegas-style - setting off…
Land-based
Las Vegas casino implosions may be coming with demolitions planned
The Street

This Could Change the Las Vegas Strip Forever (In a Good Way)

Scarcity creates value. That's how collectibles, precious metals, and most certainly real estate work. That's why properties on the Las Vegas Strip have been selling for ever-higher prices. It takes a lot of land to build a resort casino, shopping area, entertainment venue, or even an arena that can compete with what Caesars Entertainment (CZR),…
Land-based
The Washington Post

How March Madness invaded Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Nobody has ever pictured the great Tara VanDerveer as a creature of the Las Vegas Strip. Nobody has ever wondered whether the eternal Stanford women's basketball coach ever sneaked down here from Palo Alto and materialized beside a slot machine in a veil and sunglasses, the ice melted in her faded cocktail. It's about as not her as not…
Hockey
iGaming Brazil

New study shows alarming link between military and gambling addiction

At the International Center for Responsible Gambling (ICRG) Conference on Gambling and Addiction in Las Vegas - held on October 10th - Shane W. Kraus, PhD, UNLV Department of Psychology, and Joshua Grubbs, PhD, Bowling Green State University, revealed a potentially huge and alarming discrepancy between gambling addiction and the military community…
Gambling Addiction
New study shows alarming link between military and gambling addiction
Poker News Daily

Study: Problem Gambling Rate Among Active US Military Members 3.5 Times Higher Than in General Population

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and Bowling Green State University found that active US military personnel have problem gambling rates 3.5 times higher than the general population. Commissioned by the Kindbridge Research Institute (which drew donations from Playtech and DraftKings), the study and its…
Gambling Addiction
Study: Problem Gambling Rate Among Active US Military Members 3.5 Times Higher Than in General Population
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Military Personnel 3.5x More Prone to Problem Gambling

A study co-led by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and Bowling Green State University found that problem gambling rates are 3.5x higher among active military personnel than the regular population. Dr. Shane W. Kraus of the UNLV Department of Psychology and Dr. Joshua Grubbs of Bowling Green State University delivered the findings Monday…
Gambling Addiction
Military Personnel 3.5x More Prone to Problem Gambling