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Las Vegas Casino Regulators Delay Ruling On Disputed Poker Bad-Beat Jackpot

Poker players involved with a disputed bad-beat jackpot at Las Vegas’ Red Rock Casino saw Nevada gaming regulators on Thursday again delay a decision on the dispute. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Nevada Gaming Control Board returned the case to a hearing officer tasked with investigating the incident.

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1/15/2018

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1/13/2018

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1/11/2018

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1/8/2018

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1/7/2018

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1/6/2018

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1/5/2018

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1/4/2018

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1/3/2018

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1/2/2018

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1/1/2018

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12/29/2017

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12/28/2017

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12/24/2017

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12/23/2017

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12/22/2017

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12/21/2017

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12/20/2017

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12/19/2017

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12/18/2017

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12/17/2017

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12/16/2017

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12/14/2017

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12/13/2017

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12/11/2017

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12/9/2017

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12/8/2017

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12/7/2017

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12/5/2017

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12/4/2017

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12/3/2017

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12/2/2017

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11/29/2017

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11/28/2017

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11/25/2017

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11/23/2017

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11/22/2017

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11/20/2017

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11/19/2017

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11/17/2017

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11/13/2017

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11/11/2017

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11/10/2017

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11/9/2017

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11/7/2017

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11/6/2017

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11/5/2017

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11/4/2017

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(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas convention officials handed out more than $125,000 worth of iPads, golf clubs, Bose headphones and other pricey merchandise without noting who...

11/2/2017

article Las Vegas Shooting Motive: Gunman Was Narcissistic, Became Depressed After Losing 'Significant Amount of Wealth,' Sheriff Says
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was obsessed with his status when it came to being one of the city's elite, but when he started losing large amounts...
article Research Shows Vegas Residents Happy To Live Here
(Las Vegas) -- A recent rental survey found that people who live in Las Vegas rate their overall life satisfaction at the highest level. Zumper recently released their...
article Team including Las Vegas collaborators recommended for LVCC expansion
(Las Vegas) -- A design and architectural team that includes an Atlanta company and four Las Vegas-based collaborators has been recommended to design the $1.4 billion...
article The Best Las Vegas Hacks From Our Readers
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas might be the most-hacked city in the country. If you google for tourist tips, you’ll get handed a free well whisky and twenty bucks for...
article The hottest CEO in Vegas just bought the city's strangest casino
(Las Vegas) -- Conceived by poker pro Bob Stupak, the Space Needle-shaped hotel-casino featured a roller coaster and other attractions at its summit when it opened in...

11/1/2017

article Improved gambling is the order of the day at The Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- It’s rare to find something you really like. It’s even more rare when that thing you like is improved. That’s the case with the gambling...
article The Hottest CEO in Vegas Just Bought the City's Strangest Casino
(Las Vegas) -- Even in Las Vegas, the land of faux pirate battles and Elvis-themed wedding chapels, the Stratosphere is something of an oddball.

10/30/2017

article Stratosphere casino to shut down free-play online gaming site
(Nevada) -- Back in June, it was announced that American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC, owner of the Las Vegas casino the Stratosphere, would be acquired by...

10/27/2017

article Caesars to start charging Nevadans to park at 7 Las Vegas properties
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment will begin charging Nevada residents for self-parking at seven Las Vegas properties on Thursday, the company announced Friday....
article Downtown’s historic Las Vegas Club is coming down
(Las Vegas) -- Work is underway to demolish the historic Las Vegas Club in downtown to make way for construction of a new hotel and casino. The Las Vegas Club opened in...

10/25/2017

article Rogich envisions high-speed rail for Las Vegas-Southern California in ‘5 to 8 years’
(Las Vegas) -- High-speed rail transportation between Southern California and Las Vegas so far has been a highly sought yet unattainable goal for Nevada’s resort...

10/19/2017

article Casino Firm Buys Basketball Team, Plans Vegas Move
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas professional sports market is set to get a little more crowded. MGM Resorts has agreed to buy the WNBA’s struggling San Antonio Stars...

10/18/2017

article Measuring China’s impact on Las Vegas
(Macau) -- Everyone in the gaming industry knows that Macau’s casinos suffered large downturns in revenue during the Mainland government’s corruption...

10/17/2017

article Buffets a staple of Vegas casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas-style all-you-can-eat buffets in other regions of the country are coming under attack as massive wasters of food, but don’t look for any...

10/16/2017

article Las Vegas braces for tourism shift in shooting's aftermath
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas is assessing the impact on tourism in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival -- and preparing for...

10/15/2017

article Las Vegas may have to tone down edgy image in wake of shooting
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas' tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival.
article Casinos douse marquee lights in tribute to shooting victims
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casinos turned off their marquee lights last week to honor the victims of the mass shooting at a concert on the Strip one week earlier.
article In Las Vegas, excess and fantasy bleed into tragedy
(Las Vegas) -- In Sin City, people often do bad things to themselves. Rather than deal with their lapses – moral, financial, marital – there’s a ready-...
article Las Vegas Tourism and casinos now in the holy sh.. business!
(Las Vegas) -- Tourism in Las Vegas is gambling. The travel and tourism industry is in currently playing a downswing hand, but tourism in Sin City is everyone’s...
article Vegas Strong isn’t just a hashtag. It’s proof of what we’ve become
(Las Vegas) -- We were not ready. When news of the terrorist-led events of September 11, 2001 reached Las Vegas, we reacted the best we could: We shut down the airport,...

10/14/2017

article LVCVA’s $80 million ballpark deal to Las Vegas 51s is a major-league ripoff
(Las Vegas) -- Local investors bought the Las Vegas 51s, a minor league baseball team, for $20 million in 2013. On Tuesday, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors...
article Hockey & Las Vegas Is a Winning Combination
(Las Vegas) -- As one of the announced 18,191 on-hand for Tuesday’s historic night at T-Mobile Arena, I had the chance to experience for myself what many had been...

10/11/2017

article Place Your Bets at These 5 Gambling Hot Spots
(Las Vegas) -- With the best sports books in Las Vegas, you can watch the games in style and live like a VIP—even if you’re not wagering. Here are five of...

10/5/2017

article Sunday rampage prompts Las Vegas, Macau to re-think security
(Las Vegas) -- Two of the world’s top gambling meccas are beefing up their respective security protocols in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.
article How high-rollers – like the Las Vegas shooter – get special treatment at casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was a familiar presence at casinos around Nevada. Paddock, who spent a lot time gambling in the days before the attack,...
article Las Vegas Shooter's Gambling Draws New Attention to High-Stakes Video Poker
(Las Vegas) -- Authorities trying to piece together the final days before Stephen Paddock unleashed his arsenal of powerful firearms on country music fans on the Las...
article BLOG: Will a mass murder keep you from going to Las Vegas?
(Las Vegas) -- It's Sunday night. October 1st. It's the final night of a country music festival. You're sitting outside listening to the music. The last...
article Adelson, casino resorts form $4 million fund for Vegas victims
(Las Vegas) -- Days after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers outside of the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, killing 59 and wounding hundreds more, Jewish...
article Commentary: An ode to Fremont Street
(Las Vegas) -- I was raised in a town of approximately 10,000 in southern Illinois. We had one high school, which drew from not only my town but from neighboring...

10/4/2017

article At Casino Hotels, Welcome for Guests Makes Security Difficult
(Las Vegas) -- When Stephen Paddock pulled his car up to the wide circular driveway at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, a half-dozen bellboys and valets were likely...
article In Las Vegas, Concert Security Met a New Threat: Aerial Assault
(Las Vegas) -- It was a “watershed” attack, “one in a million,” an all-but-unforeseeable “black swan.” In the aftermath of the mass...
article Wynn Las Vegas casino starts scanning visitors for weapons in wake of music festival massacre
(Las Vegas) -- A major casino in Las Vegas has begun screening customers in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre that left 58 people dead. Security guards at the Wynn Las...
article As Las Vegas grieves, the slot machines keep beeping and the shows go on
(Las Vegas) -- The electronic billboard at the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip flashed a somber message: “For help locating missing or injured loved ones contact...
article In Las Vegas, attractions and casinos are open, but the mood is somber
(Las Vegas) -- Since Sunday night, the city that never stops partying has turned somber after a gunman killed at least 58 people and injured more than 500 spectators...
article In the aftermath of massacre, Las Vegas is stripped of some of its shimmer
(Las Vegas) -- Gene Simmons was bound for Vegas with a dish of frozen yogurt. "This horrific, horrific event is not going to stop America," the rock star said...
article Las Vegas Shooting Map: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and Surrounding Hotels Lift Lockdowns After Attack
(Las Vegas) -- Multiple hotels were placed on lockdown after a mass shooting on Sunday night during an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas, forcing hotel...

10/3/2017

article How Casinos Secure Against Active Shooters And Other Threats
(Las Vegas) -- John Choate, former executive director of security for Wynn and Encore casinos, tells NPR's Robert Siegel about Las Vegas casinos' security...
article Las Vegas Casino Security Overhaul Unlikely, Experts Say
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino hotels maintain vast security networks meant to root out robbery, cheating and other crimes. They are not designed for the scenario that...
article Las Vegas is America's tourism capital. What now?
(Las Vegas) -- No place in America relies on tourism more than Las Vegas. More than a quarter-million people work in hotels, restaurants, bars and casino gaming...
article Las Vegas rampage could prompt casinos to re-think security - experts (MGM, WYNN, LVS, BYD)
(New York) -- A year ago casino magnate Steve Wynn warned that Las Vegas was a "target city" and disclosed a raft of new security measures, including invisible...
article Las Vegas shooting: Guests scanned at the Wynn casino resort in glimpse of Las Vegas's future
(Las Vegas) -- At entrances to the Wynn resort in Las Vegas on Monday (Oct 2) afternoon, guards scanned visitors with metal-detector wands and inspected their bags,...
article Las Vegas casino ‘vacant’ after mass shooting, Bradenton man says
(Las Vegas) -- Connor Morse and a group of friends arrived in Las Vegas on Saturday to celebrate a friend’s engagement. But one day later, tragedy unfolded just a...

9/30/2017

article Get ready for ‘HyperVegas,’ the next phase in Las Vegas marketing
(Las Vegas) -- The next iteration of how R&R Partners will market Las Vegas as a tourism destination under its $15.5 million annual advertising and marketing...

9/23/2017

article Las Vegas sports book director still going strong at 65
(Las Vegas) -- Johnny Avello will soon turn 65, but the executive director of Wynn Las Vegas’ race and sports book doesn’t give any indication he has...

9/21/2017

article Casino mogul Bobby Baldwin is ready to roll the dice again on Las Vegas mansion
(Las Vegas) -- Professional poker player and casino executive Bobby Baldwin is no stranger to making money moves. After putting his Las Vegas mansion on the market for $...

9/20/2017

article Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn Among Forbes’ ‘Greatest Living Business Minds’
(Las Vegas) -- Casino billionaires Sheldon Adelson (84) and Steve Wynn (75) have been two of the most powerful figures in Las Vegas and the worldwide casino and...

9/19/2017

article Japan’s leisure sector offers Las Vegas casinos little relaxation
(Japan) -- A night out in Japan can swirl alluringly from karaoke bar to Michelin-starred restaurant and back to an onsen hot spring, but from a stock investor’s...

9/18/2017

article Industry watchers see big potential for Las Vegas Strip’s Fontainebleau
(Las Vegas) -- It was MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren who jump-started the most recent conversations about Fontainebleau, the 68-story blue glass...
article The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Commences Guest Room Renovation
(Las Vegas) -- Although it remains one of the newest resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas isn't resting on its laurels: Less than seven years...

9/16/2017

article Future of north Las Vegas Strip linked to its pre-recession past
(Las Vegas) -- The Fontainebleau, soaring more than 60 stories above Las Vegas Boulevard, has for years been a partially built leftover from the recession. It now has...
article Industry watchers see big potential for Las Vegas Strip’s Fontainebleau
(Las Vegas) -- It was MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren who jump-started the most recent conversations about Fontainebleau, the 68-story blue glass...
article PT’s Gold opens in northwest Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Golden Entertainment, Inc. has opened its fourth PT’s Gold in Southern Nevada. The 5,370-square-foot new PT’s Gold is at 7550 Oso Blanca Road...
article Businesses on north Las Vegas Strip look forward to big developments
(Las Vegas) -- Someday, Sam Massaro will look out from his store counter and see the Strip’s newest luxury casino reaching high into the sky. If all goes as...

9/14/2017

article What’s behind those massive building wraps on the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- You don’t have to be a boxing fan in Las Vegas to know when one major bout is done and another is on its way. If you’re near the Strip, just...

9/13/2017

article Metro looks for more victims in casino guard rape case
(Las Vegas) -- Authorities in Las Vegas say they're looking for more possible sexual assault victims after a 39-year-old casino security guard was arrested and charg

9/10/2017

article Las Vegas bookmakers know a fix when they see one
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas bookmakers had just alerted authorities to a point-shaving scandal at Arizona State University when then-Sun Devils basketball coach Bill...

9/7/2017

article Nevada shows concerns over DACA removal
(Nevada) -- A number of Las Vegas casino operators and Nevada politicians have joined growing opposition in Nevada towards president Trump’s decision to repeal...

9/6/2017

article Fontainebleau Bought for $600 Million
(Las Vegas) -- A New York-based real estate partnership has taken the unfinished Fontainebleau Las Vegas off Carl Icahn’s hands for $600 million.
article Second Chances on the North Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Last week, investors from the Witkoff Group and New Valley LLC purchased the Fontainebleau site from Carl Icahn for $600 million. It launches a new...

9/4/2017

article Las Vegas Downtown Sees Revival With Reopening of Golden Gate Hotel-Casino
(Las Vegas) -- It isn’t exactly an off-the-beaten-track experience but Las Vegas beyond the Strip — meaning downtown — is getting more attention with...

9/3/2017

article Fontainebleau Bought for $600 Million
(Las Vegas) -- A New York-based real estate partnership has taken the unfinished Fontainebleau Las Vegas off Carl Icahn’s hands for $600 million.
article Fontainebleau’s new owner is no stranger to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- When the heated economy was showing signs of cracks a decade ago, New York developer Steve Witkoff teamed up on a supersized project in Las Vegas, a...

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