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Tribes hope Trump’s ‘America first’ helps first Americans

BOSTON (AP) – Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn’t forget America’s first inhabitants as he promises to put “America first.” Tribes have been reaching out to the Republican administration since it took office last month, saying they’re ready to… [continue reading]

Do certain Pa. casinos need a multimillion-dollar tax credit?

Casinos have a reputation as places with a license to print money, but state Sen. Pat Browne believes that at least a few in Pennsylvania may need a tax break. Browne, R-Lehigh, is writing a bill that could save struggling… [continue reading]

Game over? House speaker sues Florida Lottery over contract

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Starting yet another battle with the Republican governor, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran on Friday asked a judge to block a contract that calls for a significant expansion of the Florida Lottery. Corcoran filed a lawsuit… [continue reading]

Caesars to pay $44 million to leave Nevada Power

CARSON CITY — Caesars Entertainment Corp. has reached agreement to pay a $44 million “exit fee” to leave as a retail customer of Nevada Power and purchase its own power supplies on the wholesale market. In a stipulation filed Thursday… [continue reading]

Raiders president has no comment on possible financial backing for Las Vegas stadium

Oakland Raiders president Marc Badain had no comment to the Review-Journal on Friday concerning if he has told the NFL that a pair of major financial institutions are prepared to loan hundreds of millions of dollars so the franchise can… [continue reading]

Calling all Frogger fans: Skill-based game at MGM this weekend

George Costanza’s fictional Frogger high score of 860,630 may be out of reach, but that won’t stop gamers from trying this weekend at the Level Up entertainment lounge at MGM Grand. Konami Gaming, Inc. will host the world’s first Frogger… [continue reading]

Resort fees at 10 popular Las Vegas hotel-casinos set to increase

Resort fees are going up at 10 hotel-casinos in Las Vegas, including Caesars, Nobu and the Flamingo. Fees will increase between $1 and $3 a night starting March 1, according to Caesars Entertainment. Resort fees are daily charges tacked on to… [continue reading]

‘They want foodies who code’: Hoteliers comb ranks of tech workers to gain edge

The front desk manager or housekeeper may epitomize the hotel employee, but the hospitality industry is increasingly dependent on tech workers, vacuuming data scientists, web designers and other experts into its ranks. More than ever, guests look to their phones… [continue reading]

Macau Casino Stocks Flash Warnings That Preceded 2014 Crash

The last time investors were this optimistic about Macau casino stocks, it didn’t end well. Back then, in 2014, bulls misread a Chinese anti-corruption campaign that scared away high rollers and erased $146 billion of shareholder value. Now, as casinos… [continue reading]

Gaming Commission considers approval for 2 proposed casinos

D’IBERVILLE, Miss. (AP) – After hours of debate, it’s still unclear how the Mississippi Gaming Commission will vote on two proposed casino sites that have been rejected in the past. News outlets report that attorneys and experts for and against… [continue reading]

Howard Hughes Corp. plans new office complex in southwest Las Vegas

Summerlin developer Howard Hughes Corp. has laid out plans for a new office complex in an area where a slot-machine maker is said to be looking to move. Howard Hughes executives recently filed plans with Clark County for two three-story… [continue reading]

Neon Museum receives $425K grant for major expansion

More neon is coming to the Neon Museum with the help of a $425,000 grant from the city of Las Vegas. For the first time since opening in October 2012, the Neon Museum, 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North, has purchased… [continue reading]

Over 340,000 visitors stayed in Nevada through Airbnb last year (updated)

More than 340,000 people passed on Nevada’s hotel rooms last year and opted instead to book a place to stay using the home-sharing service Airbnb. The growth in the short term rental market is good for homeowners who made money… [continue reading]

Electronic table games developer continues Las Vegas expansion

Interblock d.d., a developer of multi-player electronic table games, continues to expand its staff in Las Vegas as sales expand at a double-digit clip, Chief Executive Officer John Connelly said. Interblock, whose corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in… [continue reading]

MGM Growth Properties caps inaugural year with strong 4Q

MGM Growth Properties reported adjusted funds from operations of $119 million and net income of $12.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2016 Thursday morning, the final quarter of its inaugural year as a standalone real estate investment trust spun-off… [continue reading]

Mayweather a whopping 25-1 favorite should he fight McGregor

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Bookies in this gambling city don’t give Conor McGregor much of a chance should he ever meet Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match. Mayweather is a whopping 25-1 favorite in odds posted Thursday on the… [continue reading]

MGM shares plunge 10 percent on 4Q earnings

MGM shares plummeted nearly 10 percent Thursday as the company’s fourth quarter 2016 earnings missed expectations on multiple fronts. For its Las Vegas Strip segment, the company reported EBITDA of $365 million for the quarter – 10 percent below the… [continue reading]

Melco Crown reports strong 4Q earnings off Macau mass rebound

Melco Crown Entertainment rode an improving gaming climate in Macau and strong mass table play to a US$1.2 billion net revenue haul and net income of $43 million for the 2016 fourth quarter, the company reported Thursday morning. The revenue… [continue reading]

Table Games Revenue Up, Overall Gaming Revenue Slightly Down for PA Casinos in January

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Gross revenue from gambling at table games in Pennsylvania casinos during January 2017 was 2.1% higher than January of last year, according to figures released today by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Posted… [continue reading]

Soper says he wasn’t involved in financial irregularities at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Mohegan — Bobby Soper’s resignation Tuesday as president and chief executive officer of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority came amid an ongoing review of financial irregularities at Mohegan Sun Pocono, the casino the authority owns and operates in Wilkes-Barre, Pa…. [continue reading]

Aviation officials speed dating to draw tourists to Las Vegas

With Las Vegas constantly seeking ways to draw new tourists, a convention this week caters to just that issue. The Routes America conference, at the Aria through Thursday, attracts airlines, airports and tourism authorities from around the world to create… [continue reading]

Construction permits issued for Hyperloop One at Apex Industrial Park

Construction continues at the Hyperloop One test site in and near North Las Vegas. Earlier this month, the city and Clark County issued construction permits for electrical work at the Los Angeles-based transportation technology company’s site at Apex Industrial Park…. [continue reading]

New Jersey, Borgata casino reach $72 million tax settlement

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey’s state overseer has reached a deal with the Borgata that will pay Atlantic City’s top casino $72 million to settle a long-running tax dispute that had threatened to push the cash-strapped city into… [continue reading]

Kansas governor confirms office calls intercepted by feds

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback confirmed Wednesday that he and two of his top aides received letters from the U.S. Justice Department telling them that the federal government intercepted phone calls between them and an ex-legislator’s number…. [continue reading]

China Casino Crackdown Infects Sydney as Star VIP Turnover Hit

China’s clampdown on overseas casino operators is being felt in Sydney as Star Entertainment Group Ltd. reported a slump in its international high-rollers business after the detention of employees at rival Crown Resorts Ltd. Turnover from international VIP clients slumped… [continue reading]