Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Mass. governor: Wynn Boston Harbor name change should be considered

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Mass. governor: Wynn Boston Harbor name change should be considered

Gov. Charlie Baker says a name change for Wynn Boston Harbor should be considered in light of sexual misconduct allegations against casino mogul Steve Wynn.

Hard Rock Lake Tahoe releases March promotions

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Hard Rock Lake Tahoe releases March promotions
Guests can enjoy burlesque shows, gaming promotions and March Mania viewings.

STS launches affiliate program with Income Access

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STS launches affiliate program with Income Access
The Polish bookmaker's program will be managed by an in-house team using Income Access software.

LVbet becomes official partner of the German Ice Hockey Federation

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LVbet becomes official partner of the German Ice Hockey Federation
The one-year agreement will see LVbet gain exposure via televised sporting events, billboards and video displays within DEB arenas.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Las Vegas judge tosses Czech casino owner’s claim in poker lawsuit

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Las Vegas judge tosses Czech casino owner’s claim in poker lawsuit

A judge on Tuesday threw out a Czech casino owner’s counterclaims against the Aria and an Australian poker player over a multi-million dollar poker game. Lawyers for Leon Tsoukernik had alleged that he lost $3 million to a professional poker player because the casino plied him with alcohol.

Red Rock Resorts’ earnings dampened by construction

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Red Rock Resorts’ earnings dampened by construction

The continued ongoing disruption of two Station Casinos’ properties dampened fourth-quarter earnings for Las Vegas-based Red Rock Resorts, company officials said Tuesday.

Platinum Pass up for grabs this weekend with PokerStars

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Platinum Pass up for grabs this weekend with PokerStars
One lucky player will have a 1,000-1 chance of winning a Platinum Pass, worth $30,000, by taking part in a freeroll this Sunday.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Hard Rock casino to flood Atlantic City with live music

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Hard Rock casino to flood Atlantic City with live music

Atlantic City’s newest casino promises to flood the city with live music.

Plaza Hotel celebrates St. Patrick's Day with fireworks

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Plaza Hotel celebrates St. Patrick's Day with fireworks
Starting at 7 p.m. on 17 March, casinogoers can enjoy a free show featuring green fireworks.

Win up to $75,000 in cash this March at IP Casino

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Win up to $75,000 in cash this March at IP Casino
In addition, B Connected members can earn a share of over $2 million in slot dollars.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Parking, resort fees could put damper on Las Vegas Strip boom

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Parking, resort fees could put damper on Las Vegas Strip boom

While the Southern Nevada casino industry enjoys a burst of prosperity and development, it also may be facing a tide of negative sentiment from loyal casino customers regarding high resort fees and paid parking policies at Strip casinos.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Live! Casino celebrates Black History Heroes Awards

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Live! Casino celebrates Black History Heroes Awards
The Maryland casino hosted the ceremony, recognizing ten local business and community leaders.

Complaints hit one of Nevada’s sports betting mutual funds

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Complaints hit one of Nevada’s sports betting mutual funds

Former clients of Bettor Investments, one of the first sports betting mutual funds in Nevada, are accusing the company’s founder of going “radio silent” and not responding to requests to return their money.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Complaints hit one of Nevada’s first sports betting mutual funds

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Complaints hit one of Nevada’s first sports betting mutual funds

Former clients of Bettor Investments, one of the first sports betting mutual funds in Nevada, are accusing the company’s founder of going “radio silent” and not responding to requests to return their money.

SIS funds British Greyhound Breeders Forum

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SIS funds British Greyhound Breeders Forum
The financial assistance will support British greyhound breeders for the next three years.

The Pointer Sisters to entertain at IP Casino

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The Pointer Sisters to entertain at IP Casino
The R&B singing group, known for hits such as "I'm So Excited," will visit the California casino on 9 March.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sam's Town invites guests to shoot hoops for slot dollars

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Sam's Town invites guests to shoot hoops for slot dollars
Next month, the casino will offer multiple ways to win big in March, including March Hoopla celebrations and a Pot O' Winnings kiosk game.

New details emerge for Sphere Las Vegas project near Strip

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New details emerge for Sphere Las Vegas project near Strip

The Clark County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved waivers of development standards, including a reduction in the number of required parking spaces, for the planned 18,000-seat Madison Square Garden Sphere Las Vegas performance venue.

Final eight greyhounds ready to race at Palm Beach Kennel Club

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Final eight greyhounds ready to race at Palm Beach Kennel Club
The $50,000 James W. Paul derby, one of the nation's longest-running stake events, will conclude this weekend.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Call from Steve Wynn led Maddox to career in casino work

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Call from Steve Wynn led Maddox to career in casino work

It never occurred to Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox that what he thought was a prank telephone call in 2002 would ultimately lead to a possible appearances before regulators to answer questions about his boss and mentor, Steve Wynn.

Resorts World Catskills introduces live table games

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Resorts World Catskills introduces live table games
The New York casino offers an array of live table games, including blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette and Pai Gow Tiles.

Intertops and Juicy Stakes announce $1,000 slots raffle

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Intertops and Juicy Stakes announce $1,000 slots raffle
This weekend, players can wager on certain Betsoft slots, earn raffle tickets and win cash prizes.

Police searching for woman who robbed South Point casino cage

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Police searching for woman who robbed South Point casino cage

Las Vegas police are searching for a woman who robbed the South Point casino cage at gunpoint Monday night.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Lucky Dragon now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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Lucky Dragon now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Days before an upcoming foreclosure sale, the Lucky Dragon is now in bankruptcy.

Pala Casino announces summer entertainment headliners

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Pala Casino announces summer entertainment headliners
Ahead of the opening of its swimming pool, bar and outdoor restaurant, the casino has unveiled its celebratory lineup.

Las Vegas Mob Museum introduces hands-on experiences

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Las Vegas Mob Museum introduces hands-on experiences
Visitors can assume the role of law enforcement agents and forensic science experts in a series of role-playing scenarios.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Report shows Las Vegas Strip has Nevada’s tightest slot machines

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Report shows Las Vegas Strip has Nevada’s tightest slot machines

When the state Gaming Control Board released its statewide gaming win statistics for 2017 in late January, the headline was the 2.8 percent increase from $11.26 billion in 2016 to $11.57 billion for the 336 nonrestricted locations across Nevada.

A look at the Wynn Resorts duplex villa Steve Wynn calls home

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A look at the Wynn Resorts duplex villa Steve Wynn calls home

Steve Wynn has been living in a duplex villa at Wynn Resorts overlooking his golf course and valley mountains for the past decade.

Tioga Downs celebrates first year since casino expansion

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Tioga Downs celebrates first year since casino expansion
In December, the New York casino marked a year of growth after the opening of its enhanced gaming floor and hotel.

Friday, February 16, 2018

8 Tips on How to Win at Video Poker

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8 Tips on How to Win at Video Poker

8 Tips on How to Win at Video Poker

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Henderson casino operators may be disciplined for not reporting staff changes

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Henderson casino operators may be disciplined for not reporting staff changes

The operators of Henderson’s Skyline Casino could face disciplinary action for failing to report hirings and departures of its gaming employees to gaming regulator

Casino City's Friday Five: Everything ever edition

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Casino City's Friday Five: Everything ever edition
It's a good thing tomorrow's Saturday, because we really need some down time after all that happened in the past week.

Little Texas comes to Cherokee Roland for free show

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Little Texas comes to Cherokee Roland for free show
The country-rock band will bring its energetic hits to the casino's stage next week.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Second shareholder lawsuit filed against Wynn Resorts, directors

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Second shareholder lawsuit filed against Wynn Resorts, directors

In the swelling wake of sexual harassment allegations against former chairman and CEO Steve Wynn, a second group of shareholders filed a lawsuit Thursday against the resort company and its board of directors.

South Point planning $40M upgrade to guest rooms

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South Point planning $40M upgrade to guest rooms

South Point plans a $40 million remodel plan to its guest rooms in the property’s three towers, the company said Thursday in a statement.

The Smashing Pumpkins return to Mohegan Sun

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The Smashing Pumpkins return to Mohegan Sun
The Grammy Award-winning alternative rock band will perform on 29 July as part of their 36-city tour.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Lawyers: Okada thought deal would lead to loan from Wynn Resorts

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Lawyers: Okada thought deal would lead to loan from Wynn Resorts

Lawyers for Kazuo Okada said the Japanese billionaire signed a consent to allow Elaine Wynn to sell her shares in Wynn Resorts on the presumption the company would lend him money. The loan never materialized and Okada now claims it resulted in increased financial costs for his Philippines casino project.

Golden Nugget online brands generated more than $7 million in New Jersey

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Golden Nugget online brands generated more than $7 million in New Jersey
The brand earned the single largest monthly haul by a New Jersey online casino since online gambling was legalized in the state.

AGEM extend contracts for two key executives

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AGEM extend contracts for two key executives
Under new contracts, Marcus Prater and Connie Jones will remain with the organization as Executive Director and Director of Responsible Gaming, respectively.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Las Vegas gaming company boards below average in women members

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Las Vegas gaming company boards below average in women members

The boards of Las Vegas’ six largest gaming employers have just nine women among their 58 members, and only two of the boards have female representation that is higher than the average of 21.2 percent for SP 500 companies.

Golden Entertainment opens two PT's Gold taverns

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Golden Entertainment opens two PT's Gold taverns
The locations are the company's 58th and 59th wholly owned traditional neighborhood taverns in Nevada.

Pala Casino to award five cars to lucky guests in March

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Pala Casino to award five cars to lucky guests in March
Every Friday in March, one guest will win a 2018 Ford Mustang Ecoboost Coupe and $10,000.

Wynn board panel hires new law firm to assist in Steve Wynn review

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Wynn board panel hires new law firm to assist in Steve Wynn review

A special committee of the Wynn Resorts Ltd. board of directors that said it no longer needed independent outside counsel to complete an investigation of allegations against Steve Wynn on Monday hired a new law firm to assist in its review.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Ignition Casino player grabs $64,000

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Ignition Casino player grabs $64,000
Amber S. earned the random jackpot while playing the Lion's Roar online slot last week.

Golden Entertainment opens 2 new PT’s Golden taverns

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Golden Entertainment opens 2 new PT’s Golden taverns

Golden Entertainment has opened two new PT’s Gold taverns, raising the company’s neighborhood tavern count to 59 in Nevada.

Fontainebleau on Las Vegas Strip has new name and opening date

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Fontainebleau on Las Vegas Strip has new name and opening date

The Fontainebleau is no more. Call it The Drew Las Vegas.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Las Vegas slogan ‘what happens here’ may face cloudy future

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Las Vegas slogan ‘what happens here’ may face cloudy future

If the allegations against Steve Wynn are just the tip of an iceberg, it could create a very tough balancing act for Southern Nevada’s tourism bureau and its use of the familiar slogan “what happens here, stays here,” according to several marketing experts.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Allegations shocking contrast to Steve Wynn’s business vision

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Allegations shocking contrast to Steve Wynn’s business vision

Steve Wynn is a smart and charismatic speaker who can paint a vivid landscape of words from his imagination. How could somebody that smart allow himself to be cornered into the position of having to quit now?

Friday, February 9, 2018

Steve Wynn says he has no immediate plans to sell stock

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Steve Wynn says he has no immediate plans to sell stock

Steve Wynn says he no longer disputes a 2010 shareholder’s agreement that gave him control over his ex-wife’s stake, opening the door for both of them to sell their stock in Wynn Resorts.

Little Creek Resort to host annual Sa'heh'wa'mish Days Pow-Wow

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Little Creek Resort to host annual Sa'heh'wa'mish Days Pow-Wow
On 27 and 28 February, the casino will hold a ceremonial gathering of indigenous people of the Coast Salish Tribes.

BingoBilly announces four-day slot tournament

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BingoBilly announces four-day slot tournament
Until 11 February, players can grab a little extra Valentine's Day cash during the Most Beloved Slots Tournament.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Neil Baxley named Director of Slot Operations at Seminole Coconut Creek

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Neil Baxley named Director of Slot Operations at Seminole Coconut Creek
Baxley is currently the highest ranking team member who is also a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Las Vegas Strip roller coaster now comes with VR thrills

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Las Vegas Strip roller coaster now comes with VR thrills

If the sights from New York-New York’s roller coaster didn’t thrill riders enough, they can now chase an alien along a desert cliff for an extra $5.

Acquisition, Las Vegas shooting affect Penn Gaming earnings

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Acquisition, Las Vegas shooting affect Penn Gaming earnings

Expenses from Penn National Gaming’s planned $2.8 billion acquisition of Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment put a dent in the company’s fourth-quarter earnings, Penn officials reported Thursday.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sinatra, Cirque, Siegfried & Roy highlight Steve Wynn’s entertainment legacy

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Sinatra, Cirque, Siegfried & Roy highlight Steve Wynn’s entertainment legacy

In his reign as the architect of the Vegas mega-resort, Wynn merged his personal wealth and his zeal for business with his passion for live entertainment.

First US Poker Open event comes to a close

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First US Poker Open event comes to a close
Justin Bonomo, a 32-year-old poker pro, bested a field of 68 entries to win the first-place prize of $190,400.

Plaza Casino offers Three-Goal Win Bonus for Lights FC players

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Plaza Casino offers Three-Goal Win Bonus for Lights FC players
Sponsoring the Las Vegas Lights Football Club, the Las Vegas casino has introduced a $30,000 bonus that will see players rewarded for scoring goals.

Steve Wynn’s deals, properties leave big impression on gaming

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Steve Wynn’s deals, properties leave big impression on gaming

With deals, acquisitions, buyouts and the dramatic launch of new resorts, Steve Wynn has left an oversized impression on the gaming industry in Las Vegas, the U.S. and as far away as Macau.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Matthew Maddox, ‘trusted confidant,’ takes helm of Wynn Resorts

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Matthew Maddox, ‘trusted confidant,’ takes helm of Wynn Resorts

Matthew Maddox, one of the longest-serving executives at Wynn Resorts, has replaced Steve Wynn as chief executive officer, capping a career rise from small-town Arkansas to leader of a global gaming giant.

The Palazzo, The Venetian offer Valentine's Day specials

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The Palazzo, The Venetian offer Valentine's Day specials
Guests can take inspiration from gift ideas, do some shopping and enjoy dining specials at the Grand Canal Shoppes and Fashion Show Las Vegas.

Intertops announces second Casino Quest

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Intertops announces second Casino Quest
Tomorrow, players can earn $100 bonuses after achieving certain wins in blackjack or roulette.

Monday, February 5, 2018

11 Las Vegas resorts take top honors from U.S. News & World Report

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11 Las Vegas resorts take top honors from U.S. News & World Report

Eleven Las Vegas resorts made U.S. News World Report’s list of the world’s top hotels, the Washington-based organization reported Monday.

Regulators from 65 jurisdictions head for ICE 2018

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Regulators from 65 jurisdictions head for ICE 2018
As the opening of the international gaming show draws near, event organizers are prepared to host 411 regulators from 65 jurisdictions.

Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers bring co-headline tour to Mohegan Sun

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Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers bring co-headline tour to Mohegan Sun
The powerhouse rock 'n' roll bands will visit the Connecticut casino on 8 July as part of their North American 2018 summer tour.

Las Vegas court filing: Wynn wanted sex with waitress ‘to see how it feels’ to be with a grandmother

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Las Vegas court filing: Wynn wanted sex with waitress ‘to see how it feels’ to be with a grandmother

Billionaire casino developer Steve Wynn faced allegations of pressuring a waitress into sex about 30 years ago, allegedly telling his employee he had “never had a grandmother before” and wanted “to see how it feels,” according to a court document and interviews with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Law firm to help with Wynn sexual misconduct investigation

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Law firm to help with Wynn sexual misconduct investigation

The special committee of Wynn Resorts Ltd. independent board members has hired a Los Angeles law firm with a special emphasis on workplace sexual harassment cases to assist in investigating allegations of sexual impropriety by Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn.

Changes may be coming to Super Bowl environment in Las Vegas

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Changes may be coming to Super Bowl environment in Las Vegas

Pat Christenson expects when the Raiders get to Las Vegas, every home game is going to be like Super Bowl Sunday with parties that could include appearances by Raider legends and massive screens showing the action.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Steve Wynn’s $7.5M settlement involved a paternity claim, report says

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Steve Wynn’s $7.5M settlement involved a paternity claim, report says

The $7.5 million settlement payment Wynn Resorts Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn paid to a former employee involved a paternity claim, Bloomberg News reported Friday.

bet365bingo offering 60,000 prizes during £1,000,000 Slots Giveaway

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bet365bingo offering 60,000 prizes during £1,000,000 Slots Giveaway
Players earn prize draw tickets for every £10 cash staked on qualifying games and two on Double Ticket Games.

Little Creek Casino Resort February news and notes

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Little Creek Casino Resort February news and notes
Resort casino in Washington state to offer Mardi Gras Party, Valentine's Day dinner, spa specials and Golf Series Finale at Salish Cliffs.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Winning Powerball ticket worth nearly $2M sold in Primm

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Winning Powerball ticket worth nearly $2M sold in Primm

A winning Powerball ticket worth almost $2 million was sold at the California-Nevada border.

Reflex Gaming to solidify Leander deal at ICE

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Reflex Gaming to solidify Leander deal at ICE
The agreement will be officially confirmed on the opening day of ICE London, 6 February, at 10 a.m.

Rivers Casino Schenectady celebrates one year in business

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Rivers Casino Schenectady celebrates one year in business
The New York casino will pull out all the stops for its one-year anniversary, offering gaming specials, live entertainment and a massive car giveaway.

Settlement reached in 2016 may provide roadmap in Steve Wynn case

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Settlement reached in 2016 may provide roadmap in Steve Wynn case

A settlement reached in a 2016 case involving sportsbook operator CG Technology could provide a roadmap for regulators as they work their way through investigating allegations that Wynn resorts chairman and CEO Steve Wynn demanded sexual favors from and assaulted female hotel employees over the last three decades.