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Nevada casino win drops for 4th straight month in April; weather a factor

Total gaming win ticked down 1.8 percent in April to $936.5 million, a decrease of $17.3 million compared to April last year. That marks the fourth straight month this calendar year that gaming win has declined in the Silver State. Nevada Gaming Control Board Analyst Mike Lawton said the culprit was game and table win that fell 5.8 percent in April. That category is now down 6.4 percent for the calendar year.

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2/24/2020

article Eldorado hiring more than 100 new workers for The Row; Harrah’s Reno employees can apply
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2/23/2020

article Nevada Is Booming. But Not Everyone Is Feeling the Gains
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2/20/2020

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2/9/2020

article Nevada Casinos Let the Booze Flow in 2019, Post Record Food and Bev Sales
(Nevada) -- Nevada casinos served up more than $5 billion in meals and drinks during the 2019 fiscal year, an all-time record for the resorts. The Nevada Gaming Control...

2/7/2020

article Largest Nevada casinos report $2 billion gain in fiscal 2019
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article Nevada casinos want teacher-backed tax hike blocked
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2/6/2020

article Casino Industry, Vegas Chamber Sue To Stop Sales Tax Initiative
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article County trades casino for housing
(Nevada) -- A master plan and zone change for property located near the Douglas County line was approved 3-2 by county commissioners on Tuesday.

2/5/2020

article Shooting, robbery suspect arrested at Max Casino in Carson City
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article Casino trade group files lawsuit to block teacher union-backed gaming tax ballot question
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article Nevada Resort Association Takes Aim at Casino Tax-Hike Ballot Measure
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s casinos are looking to sabotage a ballot initiative that calls for a major hike on gaming tax. The Nevada Resort Association (NRA), which...

2/4/2020

article Nevada bookmakers score super profit thanks to Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory
(Nevada) -- Nevada casinos made near-record Super Bowl profits from the Kansas City Chiefs' victory over the San Francisco 49ers, regulators said Tuesday. More than...

2/2/2020

article Betting On Nevada
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1/31/2020

article December Casino Winnings Top $1B For 7th Time
(Nevada) -- Nevada casinos reaped more than $1 billion in winnings in December, pushing the tally for 2019 past $12 billion in a key index of state fiscal health.

1/30/2020

article Nevada casinos post solid month
(Nevada) -- Casinos in Nevada reported that gaming win revenue rose 5.8% in December to $1.06B. Revenue on the Las Vegas Strip was up 4.5% during the month to $592M,...
article LETTER: Please fix bingo rules
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1/28/2020

article Laughlin, Nevada Worshippers Find Inspiration from Mass, Confession in Casino
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1/21/2020

article A Connecticut Yankee in Bill Harrah's casino | Hoffman
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1/18/2020

article Gaming tax hike plan adds tinder to Nevada’s legislative races
(Nevada) -- It’s always interesting when Silver State politics intersects with the gaming industry. After this week’s announcement from Nevadans for Fair...

1/17/2020

article 'Bill Harrah's name should be carved in marble for how synonymous he is with Reno'
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1/15/2020

article Revised Nevada Sports Betting Data Could Reveal Deeper Revenue Breakdown
(Nevada) -- Nevada was once the only face on the Mount Rushmore of US sports betting. When the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was repealed in...
article End of an era: Downtown Reno without a Harrah's
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article Harrah’s Reno to turn into Reno City Center. Here’s what it will look like.
(Nevada) -- Say goodbye to Harrah’s Reno and hello to Reno City Center. The longstanding gaming icon in the heart of downtown Reno is set to undergo a...

1/14/2020

article Vegas teachers file petition for casino tax hike initiative
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas-area teachers want to ask Nevada voters to approve a state constitutional amendment to hike taxes on the largest casinos in the state to raise...
article Sources: Historic Harrah’s Reno to be sold and converted into a non-gaming entity
(Reno) -- Harrah’s Reno, one of the Nevada gaming industry’s historic landmarks, will be sold by real estate investment trust VICI Properties and converted...

1/12/2020

article Former Nevada regulator head Becky Harris joins GMA
(Nevada) -- Former chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Becky Harris (pictured in file photo), is joining gaming consultancy Global Market Advisors, LLC (GMA)...

1/10/2020

article Former gaming regulator Becky Harris joining Global Market Advisors
(Las Vegas) -- Former Nevada Gaming Control Board chairwoman Becky Harris is joining Global Market Advisors as a regulatory, policy and legal consultant. Harris’...
article Nevada Gives Preliminary Approval to MGM-GVC Holdings JV
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gambling Commission (NGC) has confirmed that the joint venture between MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings to offer sports betting...
article Canadian wins $775K jackpot at Pahrump casino
(Nevada) -- A woman visiting from Canada won a $775,000 Saturday at a Pahrump casino on a $3 slot-machine wager. The woman, a retiree, won a $779,384 progressive jackpot...

1/9/2020

article BetMGM adds live sports streaming armed with football and tennis
(Las Vegas) -- US online sports betting platform BetMGM has begun offering live streams of sports events as a means of enhancing its service in the rapidly developing US...
article BetMGM App Relaunch Expected By March For Nevada Sports Betting
(Nevada) -- MGM is planning to relaunch its Nevada sports betting app under the BetMGM brand and on new technology ahead of March Madness. The move comes after MGM and...
article Partypoker Launch In Nevada ‘Not A Priority’ Says Roar Digital Chief
(Nevada) -- Don’t hold your breath for the debut of partypoker in Nevada. Despite speculation within the industry this week that a launch is imminent, poker is...

1/6/2020

article Nevada November sports betting handle reaches record $614.1m
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s sports betting handle reached a new high watermark of $614.1m as the state’s casinos took in a total of $937.5m in revenue.

1/5/2020

article Historic Nevada hotel damaged in earthquake to get new life
(Nevada) -- A historic Nevada hotel damaged in a 2008 earthquake is getting restored. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the El Rancho Hotel and Casino in Wells, Nevada,...

1/3/2020

article Fewer baccarat winnings contributes to slower November in Vegas casino take
(Nevada) -- Nevada casinos brought in $938 million in November 2019, down slightly from the same month a year earlier. The Nevada Gaming Control Board's report shows...

12/30/2019

article Nevada gambling win dips 3 percent in November to $937.47 million
(Nevada) -- Despite several major events on the Las Vegas Strip, Baccarat win fell 22.7 percent in November, causing statewide gambling win for the month to dip by 3.1...

12/29/2019

article New events center, potential casino sale could boost prospects for South Tahoe market
(Nevada) -- Mont Bleu, a resort that has gone by three names and had five owners in 41 years, is playing a central role in the future of the South Lake Tahoe gaming...

12/27/2019

article Nevada casino winnings fall just short of $1B in November
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article November gaming win down in Clark County, statewide
(Nevada) -- The state Gaming Control Board posted “Bah humbug!” November gaming win numbers with casino win off statewide and in most Southern Nevada markets...

12/26/2019

article Carson City Sheriff's Deputies looking for man who stole about $2,000 from casino
(Nevada) -- The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who is a suspect in a grand larceny that occurred at the Gold Dust West Casino in Carson City on...

12/21/2019

article Steve Wynn to appeal Nevada ruling that he’s still their bitch
(Nevada) -- Nevada gambling regulators insist they have every right to impose penalties on disgraced casino icon Steve Wynn, even if he’s no longer involved in the...

12/12/2019

article Why staying close to home may offer the better gaming experience
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12/9/2019

article Emerald Island casino owner buys second Henderson casino
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11/30/2019

article Nevada four-month winning streak ends despite October producing $1.021 billion in gaming revenue
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s casino industry recorded more than $1 billion in monthly gaming revenue for the sixth time in 2019 during October, but the total couldn’...

11/29/2019

article Larry Ellison Picks Storied Lake Tahoe Property for Next Nobu Getaway
(Nevada) -- Robert  De  Niro and his hospitality team are joining with the Oracle billionaire to remake Cal  Neva, owned in its Rat Pack heyday by Frank  Sinatra. To...

11/28/2019

article South Lake Tahoe casinos have big October, North Shore down
(Nevada) -- South Lake Tahoe casinos enjoyed a big October while gaming on the North Shore had a dramatic dip. South Shore casinos were up 14.3% to $19.5 million due to...

11/27/2019

article Nevada casinos top $1B in monthly winnings; 6th time in 2019
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article Wind causes damage at Riverside Resort
(Nevada) -- A strong gust of wind Monday night damaged a section of the facade of a Laughlin casino. Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino suffered...

11/26/2019

article Las Vegas Strip Gaming Revenue Declines 9.25 Percent in October, Reduced Hold Blamed
(Nevada) -- Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip saw their gross gaming revenue (GGR) decline 9.25 percent last month, with poor hold and a lethargic convention calendar...
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article Nevada casinos top $1B in monthly winnings; 6th time in 2019
(Nevada) -- Nevada casinos reaped more than $1 billion in winnings in October, marking the sixth time this year the state has topped the mark in a key monthly index of...
article Nevada gaming numbers dip in October
(Nevada) -- Revenue generated by Nevada’s casino industry topped $1 billion in monthly revenue for the sixth time in 2019, despite an almost 10 percent decline in...

11/22/2019

article Nevada Gaming Commission approves new regulations for workplace harassment, discrimination
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s Gaming Commission has approved new regulations for workplace harassment and discrimination. The rules require a gaming business with 15 or...
article Not All Sports Betting May Be Legal In Nevada
(Nevada) -- Last August, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske issued a Summary Order to Cease and Desist on Thomas Becker and Wellington Sports Club, LLC, Einstein...
article New Dotty's casino and sportsbook under construction in Nevada
(Nevada) -- A Dotty’s casino and sportsbook is under construction in the community of Jackpot, Nevada. A fire earlier in the year put the Jackpot community in the...

11/20/2019

article New Jackpot casino under construction
(Nevada) -- Residents hope a new casino that is under construction will be a boost to the Jackpot, Nevada, economy. From southern Idaho to northern Nevada, the...
article Nevada Casino Regulators Set to Vote on #MeToo Policy Changes (sub req)
(Nevada) -- Casinos in Nevada soon may be required to take extra steps to prevent workplace harassment and discrimination nearly two years after the #MeToo movement...
article Nevada Regulator’s Proposed Sexual Harassment Amendments Don’t Go Far Enough, Say Critics
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) is set to vote Thursday on a new set of rules for the gaming industry that are designed to better protect casino workers...

11/19/2019

article Nevada Casino Regulator Proposes New Sexual-Harassment Rules (reg req)
(Nevada) -- Nevada gambling regulators are set to vote this week on new rules that are intended to protect casino workers from sexual harassment, but some who have...

11/14/2019

article Henderson casino allows guests to pay for Lyft rides using slot points
(Nevada) -- A Las Vegas casino is doing its part to make sure its guests don’t get behind the wheel drunk. In a unique partnership, Emerald Island Casino in...

11/7/2019

article Gaming Control Board Proposes Regulations On Harassment, Discrimination In Casinos
(Nevada) -- The three-member Nevada Gaming Control Board voted unanimously to recommend a sweeping regulation amendment that makes workplace discrimination and...

11/1/2019

article Nevada gambling win tops $1 billion for fifth time this year
(Nevada) -- Staked by strong increases in Southern Nevada, gambling win in the Silver State topped $1 billion in September — the fifth time it has done so this...
article Two detained following a fire at the Peppermill Casino in Reno
(Reno) -- Reno Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire Friday after it caused minor damage to the outside of a room in the Tuscany tower. The Reno Fire Department said...

10/31/2019

article Nevada casinos see 2019 high in winnings, September record
(Nevada) -- Nevada casinos took in nearly $1.06 billion in winnings last month, reaching a high for 2019 and a record for September in a key index of state fiscal health...
article Nevada’s Sports Betting Handle Beats NJ, First Time In 3 Months
(Nevada) -- Nevada sports betting is back. This week, the Nevada Gaming Commission released its sports wagering revenue report detailing the action that took place in...

10/30/2019

article Four straight months: Nevada gaming revenues jump 6.8% in September, LV Strip up 7%
(Nevada) -- September’s gaming revenue totals in Nevada didn’t only represent the state’s fourth consecutive monthly increase of 2019. The $1.059...
article Nevada gaming win eclipses $1B in historic September
(Nevada) -- Casinos had luck on their side playing baccarat, and statewide gaming win last month eclipsed the $1 billion mark for the fifth time this year, the state...
article The Changing Face of Compulsive Gambling in Nevada
(Nevada) -- For some gamblers, the fun stops and compulsion takes over. Desperate for money, they can turn to crime to pay for their addiction. The slogan makes the...

10/19/2019

article Nevada gambling bosses move to bar Wynn from casino industry
(Nevada) -- Nevada's gambling regulators have filed a complaint against former casino magnate Steve Wynn that could bar him from ever working in the industry in the...
article Mobsters, Marilyn and Sinatra: The legendary Cal Neva Lodge is preparing for guests again
(Nevada) -- Its Celebrity Room was once graced by Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald. Marilyn Monroe stayed there the week of her death. And tunnels running underground (...

10/18/2019

article G2E: Nongaming revenue continues to grow in Nevada’s casino-resorts
(Las Vegas) -- Since 1999, revenue generated by nongaming amenities has exceeded casino revenue in Nevada. Two decades later, panelists at the final education session of...

10/12/2019

article Salmonella outbreak likely tied to Elko casino restaurant
(Nevada) -- State health officials have concluded a salmonella outbreak in Elko this spring that sickened more than two dozen people and prompted a federal lawsuit from...

10/6/2019

article New ownership gives older Reno-area hotel-casinos a fresh start
(Reno) -- The Grand Sierra Resort and Nugget casinos offer a pair of case studies to the gaming industry on how new and dedicated ownership has given two time-tested...

10/4/2019

article Washoe County gambling win up 4.4 percent in August
(Nevada) -- Nevada casinos reported $952.4 million in gambling win for August, an increase of 4.3 percent over the same month last year.

10/1/2019

article Professional Sports: The Big New Game in Town
(Nevada) -- With its $1.8 billion budget, the spectacular new Allegiant Stadium — home of the NFL’s Raiders beginning in 2020 — is the biggest, highest...

9/29/2019

article Nevada resort officials mum on new legislation on lodging fees
(Washington D.C.) -- Bipartisan legislation that would make resort fees transparent in the advertising of hotel room rates was introduced in the U.S. House this week.

9/28/2019

article Nevada slot revenues benefitting from competition and a stronger economy
(Nevada) -- In Nevada, a growing economy alongside increased competition among games manufactures reportedly helped the state’s casinos to record a 4.3% increase...

9/27/2019

article August in Nevada: Gaming revenues rise for the third consecutive month in the Silver State
(Nevada) -- For Nevada’s casino industry, 2019 is turning into a tale of two chapters. Gaming revenues statewide rose 4.3% in August according to a report released...
article Bringing the Nugget to Sparks
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article Las Vegas Strip boosts Nevada gaming win in August
(Las Vegas) -- State gaming win showed its third straight month of improvement and Strip numbers had a strong 8.9 percent boost in August, the state Gaming Control Board...
article Strong month for Vegas Strip casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos in Nevada reported that gaming win revenue rose 4.30% in August to $952.4M.

9/26/2019

article Nevada slot revenues rise but concerns linger
(Nevada) -- Walking through a local casino in recent weeks, Marcus Prater couldn’t keep his eyes off the slot machines. “There was clearly a variety of new...

9/17/2019

article Carson City Ormsby House in escrow for $15 million; Joe D’Angelo wants to turn building into ‘Joshua House’
(Nevada) -- Joe D’Angelo has a different vision for the Ormsby House, one he says will be unique in Carson City. D’Angelo is in escrow to buy the 48-year-old...

9/2/2019

article Nevada gambling win tops $1 billion for 2nd consecutive month
(Nevada) -- That is the second consecutive month when total win passed that mark, and, unlike June, Baccarat wasn’t the driver, said Gaming Control Board Analyst...

8/29/2019

article Sweetening the pot: A town teetering on the edge of economic uncertainty
(Nevada) -- Three elegant birches stand in a tight triangle in Bob Bloom’s front yard. He planted them decades ago, kept them healthy in the middle of the high...

8/28/2019

article Casino revenues increase 2.9% in July, top $1B mark for the second straight month
(Nevada) -- For the second straight month, Nevada gaming revenues took a positive turn and topped the $1 billion mark. This time, it was done without high-end baccarat...
article July casino gaming revenue climbs in Carson City area, Lake Tahoe
(Nevada) -- Casinos in the Carson City area had a gaming revenue increase by nearly 3.8 percent in July, while gaming establishments at south shore Lake Tahoe increase...
article Nevada casino winnings top $1B in July; 4th month in 2019
(Nevada) -- July was good for casinos in Nevada, where state regulators say house winnings topped $1 billion for the fourth time in seven months this year.
article Nevada casinos top billion mark in July, cede betting crown to Jersey
(Nevada) -- Nevada casinos once again topped the billion-dollar gaming revenue mark in July but was forced to cede the state’s sports betting crown to those pesky...

8/27/2019

article GMC, Tesla and cash giveaways at Reno casinos
(Nevada) -- A $50,000 Trucks and Bucks Giveaway takes place Aug. 30 and 31 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. The top prize is a GMC Canyon 4WD truck. Club members get...

8/26/2019

article Books not bets: Reno casino serving as University of Nevada dorm
(Nevada) -- University of Nevada, Reno officials knew it was a bit of a gamble when they agreed to lease a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turn it into a...

8/25/2019

article Gaming regulations stifling casino innovation, some say
(Nevada) -- Kent Young started Spin Games in 2013. Since then, the Reno-based digital gaming company has expanded to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Canada, the United Kingdom...

8/22/2019

article Las Vegas police fired 6 shots to end standoff at Laughlin casino
(Nevada) -- Michael Todd Lopez approached a cashier’s cage in a Laughlin casino at 1:23 a.m. Monday, carrying a tabloid magazine. Tucked inside the glossy pages...
article Nevada Gaming Commission revokes license from bar for drug dealing
(Nevada) -- If you’re looking to party in Las Vegas, and I mean like, really party, well it just got a little bit harder. The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) is...

8/19/2019

article Laughlin casino robbery suspect dead following officer-involved shooting
(Nevada) -- A man who allegedly robbed a casino cage and was barricaded in his car in Laughlin died Monday morning after an officer-involved shooting, according to...
article Suspect dead after standoff with police at Laughlin casino
(Nevada) -- An armed robbery suspect is dead after a nearly seven-hour standoff a Laughlin casino ended with an officer-involved shooting. Metropolitan Police Department...

8/11/2019

article Silver Legacy announces $2 million winner
(Nevada) -- A California man won over $2 million dollars playing Wheel of Fortune Saturday, according to The Silver Legacy. The casino shared a picture of the man named...

8/8/2019

article Power failure temporarily closes Rampart Casino
(Nevada) -- The Rampart Casino in Summerlin was temporarily closed today because of a power failure, according to a tweet from the casino.

8/7/2019

article Nevada gaming operators rebound with win of more than $1B in June
(Nevada) -- State gaming win broke a five-month losing streak in June with the year’s third billion-dollar month, the state Gaming Control Board reported. Last...

8/4/2019

article Nevada casinos close fiscal year with 11% increase in June win
(Nevada) -- Despite down years in Tahoe’s two gaming markets, Nevada closed out the fiscal year with an 11.6%, $108 million increase in total gambling win....

8/2/2019

article Nevada casinos close fiscal year with 11% increase in June win
(Nevada) -- Nevada casinos closed out the fiscal year with an 11.6 percent, $108 million increase in total gambling win. Meanwhile, the $1.04 billion in win recorded for...

7/31/2019

article Nevada casino win jumps nearly 11.6% in June to over $1 billion
(Nevada) -- A jump in winnings by Nevada casinos in June helped push statewide revenue figures for the fiscal year to $11.9 billion, state officials reported Tuesday....

7/30/2019

article Guess Who’s Back? Nevada Sports Betting Again On Top After Record June Handle
(Nevada) -- Don’t call it a comeback — Nevada‘s been here for years. The Silver State returned to its longtime spot atop sports betting handle in June...
article Nevada gaming operators rebound with win of more than $1B in June
(Nevada) -- State gaming win broke a five-month losing streak in June with the year’s third billion-dollar month, the state Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday.
article Nevada casino win jumps in June, ticks up to end fiscal year
(Nevada) -- A jump in winnings by Nevada casinos in June helped push statewide revenue figures for the fiscal year to $11.9 billion, state officials reported Tuesday The...

7/20/2019

article Casino tower eyed for temporary dorm housing after gas blast
(Reno) -- University of Nevada, Reno officials are negotiating to house 1,300 students in a tower that is part of a casino resort while two dormitories are closed to...

7/19/2019

article Local impact of major casino deal remains unknown
(Nevada) -- It’s been more than a month since an announced merger that, if approved, would create the largest gaming owner and operator in the U.S., and...
article Tentative plan for housing UNR students at Reno hotel casino
(Reno) -- The University of Nevada, Reno is working out a plan to house 1,300 students displaced by the July 5 Argenta Hall explosion at the west tower of Circus Circus...
article RPD is investigating a body found in hotel room under 'suspicious circumstances'
(Nevada) -- Officers from the Reno Police Department are currently investigating a body of suspicious circumstances found at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino early...

7/11/2019

article SLS Las Vegas cleared to leave NV Energy, amid many applicants withdrawing from attempts to leave utility
(Nevada) -- It took less than ten minutes for the three members of Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission to swat down a last-chance effort by NV Energy to raise the...

7/2/2019

article After 11 years, Nevada gambling is still in recession
(Nevada) -- The stock market is at record highs, unemployment is at record lows, we are now officially in the longest uninterrupted economic expansion in the history of...

7/1/2019

article Nevada casinos post 5th straight monthly gambling win loss
(Nevada) -- The statistics blame Baccarat for the fifth monthly decrease in gambling win across the Silver State. May’s total win was $981.8 million, 6 percent...

6/29/2019

article Nevada gaming revenues fall 6 percent in May, largest single-month decline during a five-month 2019 dip
(Nevada) -- Remove baccarat from the equation, and the first five months of 2019 don’t look so bad for Nevada and the Las Vegas Strip. An unlucky month for the...

6/27/2019

article Las Vegas Strip gaming win down 11% in May; Nevada down 6%
(Nevada) -- Blame it on the Strip — or, at least on baccarat play on the Strip. State gaming win had its steepest drop of 2019 in May, off 6 percent from the previous...
article Nevada casino win down in May; baccarat play cited
(Nevada) -- Casinos in Nevada won nearly $982 million from gamblers in May, down almost 6 percent from the house winnings figure of $1 billion during the same month a...
article STUTZ: Nevada gaming revenues fall 6 percent in May, largest single-month decline during a five-month 2019 dip
(Nevada) -- Remove baccarat from the equation, and the first five months of 2019 don’t look so bad for Nevada and the Las Vegas Strip. An unlucky month for the...
article TJ Miller at MontBleu Resort Casino and Resort at Lake Tahoe
(Nevada) -- T.J. Miller has been on a downward slide since 2010. Just ask him. The comedian, actor and producer, known for his role on HBO’s “Silicon Valley...
article Casino stocks steady despite weak Nevada numbers
(Wall Street) -- Casinos in Nevada reported that gaming win revenue fell 5.96% in May to $982M.

6/24/2019

article Check out casino king’s Lake Tahoe estate where Rat Pack partied
(Nevada) -- In 1963, William F. Harrah had the choice to build a home on Lake Tahoe anywhere he wanted. It’s no surprise, then, that Villa Harrah boasts...

6/6/2019

article Sisolak signs bill increasing oversight of casinos’ emergency response plans
(Nevada) -- Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed a bill strengthening the law requiring casinos to file emergency response plans in the wake of the Route 91 Harvest festival...

6/3/2019

article Nevada casino win drops for 4th straight month in April; weather a factor
(Nevada) -- Total gaming win ticked down 1.8 percent in April to $936.5 million, a decrease of $17.3 million compared to April last year. That marks the fourth straight...

5/29/2019

article Gaming Win Down in April
(Nevada) -- Gambling regulators say April was down month for Nevada casino winnings compared with a year ago, coming in under $1 billion for the first time since January...
article Las Vegas Casinos Continue to Struggle, Push Statewide Gaming Revenue Down 1.8 Percent
(Nevada) -- Las Vegas casinos are struggling through the first four months of the year, and the Strip’s reduced gross gaming revenue (GGR) is hurting the industry...
article Nevada registers 4th straight monthly decline in gaming win
(Nevada) -- The state’s gaming win dipped slightly in April while maintaining a flat level against the previous fiscal year, the state Gaming Control Board reported...
article Weather cited as Nevada casino gaming win drops
(Nevada) -- Total gaming win ticked down 1.8 percent in April to $936.5 million, a decrease of $17.3 million compared to April last year. Gaming Control Board Analyst...
article Bill increasing Nevada's minimum wage passes State Assembly
(Nevada) -- A bill to raise Nevada's minimum wage has passed the Assembly in a party-line vote. The measure approved Tuesday by Democrats seeks to raise the minimum...

5/23/2019

article Nevada Gaming Commission OKs license for GVC Holdings
(Nevada) -- One of the world’s largest sports wagering companies has been approved to operate in Nevada. The four-member Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously...
article Former casino dealer at the Bellagio added to Nevada's 'black book'
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission confirms former Bellagio dealer Mark Branco has been added to the black book. Branco was convicted of theft and cheating the...
article In a less contentious hearing, Nevada regulators approve GVC Holding for a gaming license
(Nevada) -- European sports betting giant GVC Holdings was formally licensed Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Commission in a much shorter and less combative hearing than...

5/20/2019

article Sisolak appointment brings Nevada Gaming Commission to full strength
(Nevada) -- When the Nevada Gaming Commission takes up a controversial sportsbook licensing and the latest nomination to the state’s List of Excluded Persons on...

5/19/2019

article Las Vegas attorney appointed to the Nevada Gaming Commission
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas attorney Steve Cohen has been appointed to the formerly vacant seat on the Nevada Gaming Commission. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak says Cohen brings...

5/17/2019

article Stateline Could Get a New Event Center Along Highway 50
(Nevada) -- The TDVA presented a preliminary summary of their study on the possible benefits of a six-thousand-seat center to the Douglas County Board of Commissioners...

5/9/2019

article GVC Recommended for License by Nevada Regulators, But Gray Ops Come Under Fire
(Nevada) -- British online gaming giant GVC is halfway to receiving a license to operate in Nevada, having been recommended for by the state’s Gaming Control Board...
article Sports wagering giant GVC gets OK from Nevada gaming board
(Nevada) -- One of the world’s largest sports wagering companies moved a step closer to being licensed in Nevada on Wednesday. But not before nearly four hours of...
article Nevada Sports Betting Traces Roots To Prison
(Las Vegas) -- Stone walls. Hand-lettered signs. Rugged tables and chairs. No windows. That description doesn’t sound much like a sportsbook in 2019, many of which...

5/8/2019

article Sports wagering giant GVC gets OK from Nevada gaming board
(Nevada) -- One of the world’s largest sports wagering companies moved a step closer to being licensed in Nevada on Wednesday. But not before nearly four hours of...

5/6/2019

article New Nevada Gaming Control Board chair bracing for challenging months ahead
(Nevada) -- It seems the use of Sandra Douglass Morgan’s array of experience — in gaming and in sports — couldn’t have come at a better time for...

5/3/2019

article Problem gambling gets less than sought by Sisolak
(Nevada) -- Lawmakers Friday voted to reduce what the governor sought for the problem gambling program by more than half and rejected the idea of earmarking Gaming...

4/27/2019

article Baccarat Plunge in Nevada Casinos Doesn’t Deter 1 Billion in Other Revenues
(Nevada) -- There have been happy days recently for Nevada’s casino sportsbook, posting record revenues for basketball betting in March. As a result, the state...

4/25/2019

article Nevada casino win tops $1B again in March; state reaps $80M
(Nevada) -- Nevada gambling regulators say casinos again exceeded $1 billion in winnings during March, but the figure was relatively unchanged compared with the same...
article Nevada’s casino industry experiences a revenue decline for the third straight month
(Nevada) -- At least the declines are getting smaller. For the third time in three months, Nevada’s statewide casino industry experienced a monthly gaming revenue...

4/20/2019

article Gambling on harness racing in Nevada
(Nevada) -- Harness racing in Nevada? Real chariots at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas? The odds may say no, but a group of harness horsemen have been working on...

4/18/2019

article Man jumps out of ninth floor at Casablanca casino
(Nevada) -- A man jumped out of a ninth floor window at the Casablanca Resort & Casino on Thursday morning, according to the Mesquite Police Department. Officials...

4/17/2019

article Man arrested for looking for deceased gambling executive's buried treasure
(Nevada) -- The Nye County Sheriff's Office says that it has arrested 56-year-old Richard Cleaves for trying to find any buried treasure left behind by Ted Binion at...

4/7/2019

article Nevada is tops in gambling spending, but what's the lottery, casino tab in other states?
(Nevada) -- Gambling is becoming legal in more states and in different ways as of late. With online betting and the rising popularity of fantasy sports and sports...

4/5/2019

article Glitz, Old-West Grit and 15% Transferrable Tax Credit Pull Films to Nevada
(Nevada) -- The Las Vegas strip with its glamourous casinos, spectacular shows and throngs of merrymaking tourists is iconic in the American imagination. But there is...

4/3/2019

article Maverick Gaming announces purchase of Play Elko Casinos in Elko, Nevada
(Nevada) -- Regional gaming provider Maverick Gaming LLC today announced that they have signed a definitive purchase agreement with Navegante to acquire Red Lion Casino...

3/30/2019

article Big changes churn through Nevada casino giants
(Las Vegas) -- Steve Wynn’s sudden exit a year ago from the casino company he founded was the first chapter in what turned out to be a series of shake-ups in the...
article Debate over hold percentages between slot makers and casinos not going away
(Las Vegas) -- It doesn’t sound like the tension between slot machine manufacturers and casinos over hold percentages is ending soon. That was a takeaway from an...
article Gaming Commission allows wagering on Nevada pro baseball teams
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday rescinded a 33-year-old rule prohibiting wagering on professional baseball teams based in the state. “We know...
article Phil Katsaros appointed to Gaming Control Board
(Nevada) -- A Reno-based gaming executive with more than 20 years of industry experience has been named to the state Gaming Control Board. Phil Katsaros, CEO and...

3/28/2019

article Nevada gaming regulators toss out 1985 baseball betting ban order
(Nevada) -- On the day fans nationwide rejoiced in the return of Major League Baseball to the field, the Nevada Gaming Commission celebrated by affirming a commonly...
article Monthly gaming report: Lake Tahoe casino revenue sees sharp drop
(Nevada) -- Casinos on both the north and south ends Lake Tahoe saw a big drop in revenue in February 2019 according to figures released today by the Nevada Gaming...
article Nevada casino gaming revenue tops $1b in February
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s casino gaming revenue suffered a slight year-on-year decline in February but still managed to top the $1b mark.
article Lawsuit Blames Nevada Casino Restaurant for Salmonella
(Nevada) -- A Nevada man is suing the corporate owner of a casino restaurant in Elko where he says he was infected with salmonella after eating contaminated ham or eggs...

3/26/2019

article Jacobs Entertainment sued after salmonella outbreak in Elko casino
(Nevada) -- A man is suing Jacobs Entertainment, claiming he was infected with salmonella after eating at Gold Dust West in Elko. Harry Wiseman of Elko says he is one of...

3/25/2019

article US lawsuit blames Elko casino restaurant for salmonella
(Nevada) -- Nevada man is suing the corporate owner of a casino restaurant in Elko where he says he was infected with salmonella after eating contaminated ham or eggs...

3/21/2019

article Larry Ellison Is Opening a New Luxury Hotel At Lake Tahoe's Cal Neva Resort
(Nevada) -- The historic Cal Neva Resort & Casino in North Lake Tahoe — the site of many party nights with Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland as well as one...
article Nevada casinos could be targets for extortion by utility company
(Nevada) -- In 2001, Nevada lawmakers passed a measure that allowed large corporate users, such as casinos, to switch from utility company NV Energy to alternative...

3/20/2019

article Nevada casinos’ win falls short of $1B threshold in January
(Nevada) -- The state’s 2019 gaming win didn’t get off to the billion-dollar start it had a year earlier. But visitation — particularly convention...

3/15/2019

article Coming to grips with problem gamblers
(Nevada) -- A gambling court has been established in Nevada. That’s new, but it’s an idea that obviously could have happened many moons ago. The...

3/12/2019

article Prime real estate on Laughlin’s casino row up for auction
(Nevada) -- One of the last undeveloped parcels along Laughlin’s casino row on the Colorado River is going up for auction, with a minimum bid of $9 million,...
article 2 Nevada executives charged in college bribery scheme
(Las Vegas) -- Two Nevada residents are facing charges in part of a wide-ranging college admissions bribery scheme involving about 50 others, including coaches, parents...

3/5/2019

article Nevada Tourism Industry Delivers State $67.6B Economic Impact During 2018 Fiscal Year
(Nevada) -- The Nevada tourism industry was responsible for generating a state economic impact of $67.6 billion in the latest fiscal year. The statistics come in the...

3/3/2019

article Carson City area casinos see 9 percent climb in January gaming revenue
(Nevada) -- January gaming revenue among Carson City area casinos climbed nearly 9 percent compared to the first month of 2018, according to figures released recently by...

3/1/2019

article Let’s Bounce: $250 Million Wagered On Basketball In Nevada Sports Betting in January
(Nevada) -- Football typically dominates Nevada sports betting handle throughout NFL season, but basketball took top honors in January. Bettors put up nearly $500...
article Las Vegas to appeal $3.9M verdict in Dotty’s lawsuit
(Las Vegas) -- A federal jury this week awarded more than $3.9 million to the slot machine chain Dotty’s in a trial over the Las Vegas City Council’s 2015...

2/28/2019

article Nevada casinos dip as bettors win, Chinese whales vanish
(Nevada) -- Nevada casino sportsbooks had their best January on record in terms of betting handle, although betting revenue failed to keep pace. Figures released...
article Nevada casinos’ win falls short of $1B threshold in January
(Nevada) -- The state’s 2019 gaming win didn’t get off to the billion-dollar start of a year ago. The state Gaming Control Board on Thursday reported a 3.5...
article Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas files with PUC to leave NV Energy
(Las Vegas) -- The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has filed for permission to leave NV Energy, moving to join other Strip casinos like Wynn Las Vegas, MGM Resorts...

2/24/2019

article Nevada’s former top gaming regulator is not going away anytime soon
(Nevada) -- Becky Harris, the former chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, is organizing a sports-betting forum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is not...

2/20/2019

article Topgolf Seeks Piece of Sports Wagering in Deal With PointsBet
(New Jersey) -- Topgolf, whose upscale driving ranges have expanded to include entertainment of all sorts, is getting in on sports betting -- sort of. At the company’s...
article New Clark County gambling court gets national attention for dealing with addiction
(Nevada) -- The allure and thrill of Las Vegas is known around the world but rush of gambling for some is powerful and it can become destructive, criminal and even...

2/18/2019

article Gaming companies spent more than $1.6 million on legislators last cycle
(Las Vegas) -- The casino industry has long been considered the top power player on Nevada’s political landscape, and in 2018 the industry backed that assertion up...

2/16/2019

article Gaming companies spent more than $1.6 million on legislators last cycle
(Nevada) -- The casino industry has long been considered the top power player on Nevada’s political landscape, and in 2018 the industry backed that assertion up by...

2/15/2019

article Atlantis Casino, Georgia Pacific-Gypsum approved to leave NV Energy
(Las Vegas) -- Two more entities have the power to leave NV Energy, potentially joining an exodus of companies from the utility. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and Georgia...

2/11/2019

article Nevada casinos report $1.2 billion loss in fiscal year 2018
(Nevada) -- The 289 non-restricted casino licensees in Nevada generated a record $27.1 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2018, which ended June 30. That's the eighth...

2/9/2019

article Nevada gaming officials hesitant to register paid sports handicappers
(Nevada) -- A proposed bill that would require sports handicappers who sell tips to register with the state could create a bigger problem than it seeks to solve, said...

2/8/2019

article Nevada gaming officials hesitant to register paid sports handicappers
(Nevada) -- A proposed bill that would require sports handicappers who sell tips to register with the state could create a bigger problem than it seeks to solve, said...

2/6/2019

article Nevada’s largest casinos report $1.2B loss in fiscal 2018
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s largest casinos lost $1.2 billion during the fiscal year that ended June 30 despite seeing record revenues, bringing to an end a two-year...

2/4/2019

article Nevada Sports Betting Suffers Biggest Super Bowl Handle Drop In A Decade
(Nevada) -- For just the second time in 10 years, Nevada sports betting handle on the Super Bowl fell from the previous year. Nevada sportsbooks took nearly $146 million...

2/1/2019

article Nevada Casinos Win $11.9B in 2018, Third-Best Year in State Gaming History
(Nevada) -- Nevada casinos won more than $11.9 billion last year, the third-richest haul in state history. Sports betting recorded both record handle and win, with...
article Rising tide of companies seek to unplug from Nevada utility
(Nevada) -- In 2018, 10 companies began efforts to leave Nevada’s utility monopoly, NV Energy — more than in the previous five years combined. Some are...

1/31/2019

article Carson City area casinos see 1.55 percent gain in December gaming revenue
(Nevada) -- Casinos in Carson City and Carson Valley experienced a mild gaming profit bump in December of 1.55 percent over the same time frame in 2017, according to...
article Nevada casino sportsbooks set revenue, handle records in 2018
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s casino gaming revenue fell just shy of the $1b mark in December, while full-year 2018’s tally came in just shy of $12b.
article Nevada casinos finish 2018 with $11.9 billion win
(Nevada) -- Nevada casinos finished 2018 with a total of $11.9 billion in win, a 3 percent increase over 2017. That is the third highest total in state history and just...
article Nevada gaming win fell just shy of $1B benchmark in December
(Nevada) -- State gaming win nearly hit the $1 billion benchmark in December, normally one of the weakest tourism months of the year. The state Gaming Control Board on...
article Nevada’s 2018 gaming revenues up 3 percent to $11.9 billion; Las Vegas Strip up 2 percent
(Nevada) -- Nevada casinos just missed the $12 billion mark in statewide gaming revenues for 2018, marking the state’s fourth straight annual increase. The Gaming...
article Record $5 billion bet at Nevada sportsbooks in 2018
(Nevada) -- For now, Las Vegas remains the American sports betting epicenter. A record $5 billion was bet at Nevada sportsbooks in 2018, the first year with legal...

1/26/2019

article Is Reno-Sparks big enough for Marnell’s 8,958-seat Nugget Event Center?
(Reno) -- Nugget Casino Resort General Manager Mark Sterbens chuckled briefly after hearing a question about parent company Marnell Gaming’s latest project...

1/25/2019

article Nevada Sports Betting Regulations Amended by State Gaming Commission
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s sports betting regulations have been amended by the state Gaming Commission after receiving recommendations from the Gaming Control Board.
article Pahrump Gaming Operator Officially Buys Laughlin Casinos
(Nevada) -- The owner of several gaming properties in Pahrump has closed on a $190-million deal to acquire two more casinos in Laughlin. Las Vegas-based Golden...

1/24/2019

article Nevada Gaming Commission amends sports wagering definitions
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission conducted some early spring cleaning Thursday, unanimously adopting a series of amendments to five regulations involving sports...

1/23/2019

article Carson City job growth flat in December, Reno and Vegas continue to make gains
(Nevada) -- Job growth held steady in Carson City during the month of December, actually falling 100 jobs below seasonal expectations while Reno and Las Vegas continued...

1/16/2019

article Carson City Casting Call: 'Casino Boss' is back for more at Carson Nugget casino
(Nevada) -- Casting call for extras and minor roles for the second episode of local sitcom Casino Boss will be held at Alatte inside the Carson Nugget Casino, 507 N....

1/15/2019

article Golden acquires two Nevada resorts
(Nevada) -- Golden Entertainment has completed its acquisition of Colorado Belle Gaming and Edgewater Gaming from Marnell Gaming in a cash and stock transaction. The...

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