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Nevada rejects casino proposal

The most famous gaming state in America, Nevada, host of international casino hub Las Vegas, has rejected a company’s proposal to develop the local casino market. The project was rejected by the Nevada Gaming Commission, which used for the first time a new law allowing the current move.

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11/29/2017

article Software billionaire was ready to buy Sinatra’s old Tahoe casino. Now he might back out
(Nevada) -- Tech billionaire and real estate fanatic Larry Ellison might back away from a deal to buy Frank Sinatra’s old Lake Tahoe casino.

11/23/2017

article Thanksgiving busiest day for food & beverage at Atlantis
(Reno) -- Many places are closed on Thanksgiving day, but for some it happens to be their busiest day of the year. The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is expecting to serve...

11/21/2017

article Nevada rejects casino proposal
(Nevada) -- The most famous gaming state in America, Nevada, host of international casino hub Las Vegas, has rejected a company’s proposal to develop the local...

11/18/2017

article Gaming panel grills casino software company exec before rejecting application
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission grilled executives and attorneys of gaming software company Table Trac on Thursday, accusing an executive and an attorney...

11/17/2017

article Commission rejects gaming license applicant using new law
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday rejected a licensing request for an applicant using for the first time an option enabled by a new law. In a 3-1 vote...
article Nevada Gaming Commission ‘Rejects’ Licensing Request for First Time Under New Law
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) took advantage of a new licensing protocol at its disposal this week when it opted to reject an application for an...

11/6/2017

article Man arrested for robbing M Resort's casino 3 times
(Nevada) -- A man was arrested for robbing more than $63,069 from the M Resort's casino last week, according to Henderson Police.

10/31/2017

article Nevada gaming revenue up 3.25 percent in September
(Nevada) -- State gaming revenue was up 3.25 percent — $948,991,121 to $979,859,876 — in September compared to same month a year ago, according to the Nevada...
article Record football betting helps boost Nevada casinos’ win
(Las Vegas) -- Non-baccarat table-game play and sports bets paced an increased September gaming win, the state Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday. Win was up 3.3...
article Union Gaming analyst sees economic surge for Reno that could last 10 to 20 years
(Nevada) -- Union Gaming Research of Las Vegas recently upgraded shares of Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. -- the parent company of Reno's Atlantis Resort &...

10/28/2017

article $25 million makeover at Nugget Casino Resort
(Nevada) -- For longtime employees like Randy Kennedy, the interior of the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks now looks dramatically different.

10/25/2017

article Zoning change gives Station Casinos chance to expand Reno project
(Reno) -- The Reno City Council approved a key land use change Wednesday that could allow Station Casinos to double the size of the entertainment center it plans to...

10/23/2017

article A tech billionaire is buying Sinatra’s old Tahoe resort
(Nevada) -- Larry Ellison has made billions in high technology and has a knack for buying glitzy real estate properties. Can the founder of Oracle Corp. bring his Midas...

10/9/2017

article Galaxy Gaming gets license in Nevada
(Nevada) -- The company has been awarded a non-restricted license as a manufacturer and distributor of gaming products in Nevada, which is one of the three US states...

10/4/2017

article Gaming Control Board increases plainclothes agents in Nevada casinos
(Nevada) -- Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas over the weekend, gamblers in Nevada could be rubbing elbows with extra security personnel and never even know it.
article Nevada Casino Revenue Spikes 15% in August
(Nevada) -- Going into August, Nevada’s casino revenue was higher by 2.6% compared to the same seven months a year earlier. However, August’s results were...

10/3/2017

article Nevada town where Vegas suspect lived catered to gamblers and gun lovers
(Nevada) -- Stephen Paddock did not have to travel far to add to his arsenal of weapons. Three miles from Paddock’s house in a quiet community in Mesquite, Nevada...

9/30/2017

article Nevada gaming revenue jumps nearly 15 percent in August
(Nevada) -- Gaming revenue in Nevada jumped 14.91 percent in August — from $861,137,241 to $989,510,649 — compared to the same month last year, according to...

9/29/2017

article Football, Mayweather-McGregor bout send up Nevada gaming win
(Nevada) -- The return of football and the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match propelled gaming win on the Las Vegas Strip in August and helped give the state a...
article Nevada gaming revenue jumps nearly 15 percent in August
(Nevada) -- Gaming revenue in Nevada jumped 14.91 percent in August — from $861,137,241 to $989,510,649 — compared to the same month last year, according to...
article Nevada Sports Betting Handle Up Over $100 Million From Previous August, Thanks To Mayweather-McGregor
(Nevada) -- Nevada sportsbooks had their best August ever by a wide margin, with more than $30 million in revenue, with an increase of more than $100 million in betting...

9/17/2017

article Roger turns $3 into $10,192,523.88 on Megabucks wager at Fiesta Henderson
(Nevada) -- He wouldn't give many personal details, but a man identified as Roger won more than $10.1 million Saturday on the Megabucks game at a Henderson casino....

9/16/2017

article Man wins $10 million Megabucks jackpot at Henderson casino
(Nevada) -- A Henderson man won a $10 million Megabucks progressive slot machine jackpot on Saturday at Fiesta Henderson. Though he’s thrilled, he said he can...

9/11/2017

article Eldorado's Workplace Clinic Offers Access To Thousands Of Casino Workers
(Nevada) -- For the first time in Northern Nevada, thousands of employees at three Reno casinos have access to an onsite clinic. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray...

9/8/2017

article Nevada gaming regulators recommend OK for Galaxy Gaming
(Nevada) -- The state Gaming Control Board has turned a train wreck into a smooth ride. Board members meeting in Las Vegas on Wednesday unanimously recommended approval...

9/4/2017

article Power restored to several Stateline casinos in South Lake Tahoe
(Nevada) -- NV Energy and Liberty Utilities have fixed a major power outage that affected several casinos in Stateline on Monday, Sept. 4. According to NV Energy's...

9/3/2017

article Gaming revenue, visitation dip in July
(Las Vegas) -- July was a great month for tourism and gaming, but it’s hard to get too excited when last year’s best was even better. A drop in Strip...

8/31/2017

article Nevada Casino Revenue Down 1.7% to $998M in July
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s casino market generated revenue of $998 million in July, representing a 1.7% fall compared to the same month in 2016, with earnings on the Las...

8/30/2017

article Paced by decline on Strip, state gaming revenue falls in July
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s gaming revenue was down 1.73 percent last month compared to July of last year, dropping to $997,972,643 from $1,015,558,545, according to...
article Report: Nevada gambling revenue falls 1.7 percent in July
(Nevada) -- State regulators say gambling revenue at Nevada casinos was down about 1.7 percent in July compared with the same month a year ago. Data released Wednesday...
article Stateline casinos end winning streak
(Nevada) -- The Stateline casinos ended a three-month winning streak, stumbling in July, according to numbers released by the Nevada Department of Gaming Control on...

8/28/2017

article Nevada casinos rebuff cannabis industry
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s gambling regulators are grappling with how to deal with the state’s latest legal vice — recreational marijuana — and they...

8/23/2017

article Here’s why you can’t play Powerball in Nevada
(Nevada) -- Someone could be $700 million richer when the Powerball numbers come up Wednesday night. But if the winner — or winners, for all you office pool...

8/19/2017

article Nevada gaming regulators wrestling with pot policies
(Nevada) -- Gaming regulators don’t want the Strip to go to pot. Starting this week, they will start talking about how they intend to keep it from doing so....

8/15/2017

article Nevada Modernizes Gaming Manufacturer's Statutes
(Nevada) -- Nevada has one of the oldest and most developed bodies of gaming law and regulation in the world. The Nevada licensing regime reaches not only casinos and...

8/5/2017

article Nevada Gaming Regulator Warns Casinos to Watch Out for Stoned Gamblers
(Nevada) -- The bright lights are tempting, but putting your savings on the line after trying legal weed for the first time probably isn’t the best idea.

7/30/2017

article Nevada casinos end fiscal year with winnings up 2.9 percent
(Las Vegas) -- Casinos in Nevada won 2.9 percent more from gamblers in the fiscal year that ended in June, compared with the year before, the Nevada Gaming Control Board...

7/27/2017

article Nevada casinos end fiscal year with winnings up 2.9 percent
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s gaming revenue was up last month and for fiscal 2017, according to numbers released today by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
article NV casinos end fiscal year with winnings up 2.9%
(Nevada) -- Regulators say casinos in Nevada ended the fiscal year with winnings up 2.9 percent from the year before. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Thursday that...

7/24/2017

article US District Judge rules on Silver Bullet casino licence transfer
(Nevada) -- A judge in the US state of Nevada has ruled that the Silver Bullet casino development can be built in Carson City without an accompanying hotel, despite...

7/15/2017

article Galaxy Gaming’s Bid for New Nevada License Fails Due to Concerns About CEO
(Nevada) -- Nevada gaming regulators failed to recommend Galaxy Gaming for a new license due to reservations about its founder, CEO, chairman and president, Robert...

7/14/2017

article Nevada gaming license bid withdrawn after 2-day hearing
(Las Vegas) -- It took Nevada gaming regulators two days of hearings to reach a decision on whether to recommend the licensing of a Las Vegas table-game company...
article Nevada gaming license bid withdrawn after 2-day hearing
(Las Vegas) -- It took Nevada gaming regulators two days of hearings to reach a decision on whether to recommend the licensing of a Las Vegas table-game company...

7/12/2017

article Sparks casino tells mom she can’t take special needs son to restroom
(Nevada) -- The mother of a disabled son hopes businesses will make changes to better accommodate the privacy of people with special needs. Joanne Maluotoga takes her 32...
article 1 injured during attempted robbery at Tamarack Junction Casino in south Reno
(Reno) -- One person was injured during a robbery attempt Wednesday afternoon at the Tamarack Junction Casino in south Reno, according to police. Someone with security...

7/5/2017

article Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort’s Grand Lodge Casino gets $5 million renovation
(Nevada) -- After six months of work, the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino has finished a $5 million upgrade of its Grand Lodge Casino. The resort...
article Q&A: Marijuana is legal in Nevada but not in casinos or bars
(Nevada) -- Sin City has launched its latest legal vice. Marijuana facilities are ramping up their work for expected lines of people Saturday in Las Vegas and other...

7/4/2017

article Poker rooms revenue up in Nevada
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) revealed that poker rooms in the state collected US$8.9 million in May, even if the number if the number of tables...

7/3/2017

article Nevada releases May results
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) published May reports of gaming operations this week. The regulator revealed that local operators were near the US$1...

7/2/2017

article Nevada Gaming Revenue Climbs in May, But NBA Hurts Sportsbooks
(Nevada) -- Statewide Nevada gaming revenue totaled $991.6 million in May, a 3.5 percent increase on the same month in 2016. The data also marks the Silver State’s...

7/1/2017

article The Latest: Buyers line up in Nevada for recreational pot
(Las Vegas) -- The Latest on Nevada becoming the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Kristin...

6/30/2017

article Douglas merchants have good April
(Nevada) -- The Stateline gaming win bloomed in May, increasing 30 percent over the same month in 2016. That was the largest percentage increase in the state for the...
article Nevada gaming revenue up 3.5 percent in May
(Nevada) -- Nevada recorded another positive month for gaming, according to the state Gaming Control Board, which today released May’s revenue numbers for large...
article Nevada releases May results
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) published May reports of gaming operations this week. The regulator revealed that local operators were near the US$1...

6/29/2017

article Nevada casinos notch third straight winning month in May
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s casinos recorded their third straight month of gaming win in May and the highest monthly total since February, the state Gaming Control Board...
article Nevada casinos win more than $991.6M from gamblers in May
(Nevada) -- Casinos across Nevada in May posted their third monthly year-over-year revenue increase in a row, pumping the optimism of state gambling regulators. The...
article South Shore casinos win big in May
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission released their figures for the month of May, and Stateline casinos on the South Shore were the biggest winners in the state. The...

6/24/2017

article ‘Brand USA’ Nevada Tourism Program in Peril, Claims State’s Lieutenant Governor
(Nevada) -- Nevada Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison says he will fight to protect the “Brand USA” tourism program from the Trump administration, which he...

6/21/2017

article Lawmakers tweak policy on gaming applicants
(Nevada) -- Late in the recently concluded Nevada legislative session, lawmakers revisited and modified policy from an era of our state’s storied gambling past....

6/20/2017

article Gaming Okada at risk of losing Nevada link
(Nevada) -- Following this month’s publication of a Japanese pachinko and arcade games manufacturer’s note to the JASDAQ Securities Exchange, Kazuo Okada...
article Reno family homeless no more after casino owner donates $1.5 million for housing
(Reno) -- Less than two months after Gold Dust West CEO Jeff Jacobs donated $1.5 million to the Reno Housing Authority, a homeless family stepped foot into a new...

6/18/2017

article OP/ED: Gaming Control Board now investigating potentially fraudulent ‘loan’ from slot king Okada to... Okada
(Nevada) -- Kazuo Okada’s shifting fortunes just got more complicated. The Japanese billionaire, founder of slot machine manufacturing giant Universal...

6/17/2017

article Lawmakers tweak policy on gaming applicants
(Nevada) -- Late in the recently concluded Nevada legislative session, lawmakers revisited and modified policy from an era of our state’s storied gambling past....

6/15/2017

article Can Casinos Learn from the Lottery?
(Nevada) -- Each time the nationwide lottery jackpot starts to climb, Nevadans flock to the border states of Arizona and California for a chance to win big.

6/13/2017

article Golden Entertainment’s purchase of four casinos illustrates midmarket consolidation
(Las Vegas) -- A trend toward consolidation on the Las Vegas Strip, with fewer companies owning more casinos, appears to aptly describe the locals market after Monday...

6/12/2017

article Owner of PT’s Pubs to buy Stratosphere, 3 other Nevada casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Golden Entertainment, operators of the PT’s Pubs chain in Southern Nevada, is acquiring a company that owns four Nevada casinos, including the...
article PT’s Pub owner buying Stratosphere, other casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Golden Entertainment, the company that owns PT’s Pub, a slot route company and casinos in Pahrump and Maryland, announced today it is buying...

6/2/2017

article Nevada Gaming Commission Provides More Flexibility in Considering Gaming Applicants
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Act (Act) requires an applicant for a gaming license or other approval to appear first before the Nevada Gaming Control Board (...

6/1/2017

article Nevada gambling revenue up slightly
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada gambling revenue in April increased almost 1.2 percent from a year earlier, a change influenced by Las Vegas’ events calendar and baccarat...

5/31/2017

article Nevada’s gaming win inched higher in April
(Nevada) -- State gaming win gained slightly in April despite a sharp drop-off in baccarat on the Las Vegas Strip, the state Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday. The...
article Regulators: Nevada Gambling Revenue Slightly up in April
(Nevada) -- State regulators say gambling revenue at Nevada casinos was up almost 1.2 percent in April compared with the same month a year ago. The Nevada Gaming Control...

5/26/2017

article AG Burnett / Chairman, Nevada Gaming Control Board
(Nevada) -- As a longtime employee and later a member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, A.G. Burnett was appointed chairman by Governor Brian Sandoval in 2012.
article Can Casinos Learn from the Lottery?
(Nevada) -- Each time the nationwide lottery jackpot starts to climb, Nevadans flock to the border states of Arizona and California for a chance to win big. For them, it...

5/23/2017

article Cost analysis released for gaming commission counsel
(Nevada) -- For the gaming agency, the estimated cost of hiring independent counsel totals $1.5 million over two years. Cost estimates are $780,000 in the first year of...

5/21/2017

article Legislature’s 15th week saw sparring session with Laxalt
(Nevada) -- Lawmakers mixed it up in the 15th week of the Nevada Legislature. They had a high-profile meeting with Attorney General Adam Laxalt and Gaming Board...
article NRA Says Casinos Have Stepped Up Efforts To Prevent Children From Accessing Gambling Floors
(Nevada) -- Gaming regulators have strict laws in place to ensure that casinos do not provide any kind of gambling services to minors and casino operators have taken...

5/20/2017

article Pioneer Crossing Casino in Fernley to unveil nearly $1 million in upgrades
(Nevada) -- Since February, Pioneer Crossing Casino in Fernley has been under construction, making significant improvements throughout the property. The estimated $1...

5/19/2017

article Nevada panel removes 2 from Black Book after their deaths
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s notorious Black Book — the list of persons banned from entering any state casino — is two persons shorter today. The Nevada Gaming...

5/16/2017

article Bill to replace AG as gaming board counsel has Wednesday hearing
(Nevada) -- A bill that would provide separate legal counsel to the state Gaming Control Board and Gaming Commission was introduced Monday in the Assembly Ways and Means...

5/14/2017

article Proposed changes to race and sportsbook regulation target money launderers
(Nevada) -- When the Nevada Gaming Commission meets Thursday, members will consider tinkering with Regulation 22, the state’s rules governing race and sportsbook...

5/13/2017

article GOP lawmaker says gaming board chief colluding with Democrats
(Nevada) -- Nevada's Senate Republican leader said on Friday the state's top gaming regulator is colluding with Democratic lawmakers to tarnish the reputation of...
article Heller: Democrats are right to hold hearings on Laxalt-Burnett affair
(Nevada) -- U.S. Sen. Dean Heller supports Democratic lawmakers’ plans to have a legislative hearing to examine Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s request for...
article Subpoena: Assemblywoman concerned about Nevada gaming industry reputation after Laxalt request to top gaming regulator
(Arizona) -- Democratic Assemblywoman and Ways and Means Chairwoman Maggie Carlton wanted to safeguard against “even the slightest appearance, hint or suggestion...

5/2/2017

article Number Of Nevada Poker Rooms Keeps Shrinking, But Revenue Doesn’t Suffer
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada poker revenue held steady in March, despite a meaningful decline in the total number of poker rooms and tables compared to 2016, according to...

4/29/2017

article March Was a Better Month for Nevada Casinos
(Nevada) -- While gambling revenue dropped in Nevada in the month of February, the state managed to stage a come-back in March and posted an increase in gambling revenue...
article Nevada Gaming Revenues Jump on March Madness Betting Gains
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board (GCB) released its latest monthly revenue report last week. Casinos across the state won more than $991 million from bettors...

4/27/2017

article March Madness helps Nevada gambling revenue edge closer to the billion dollar mark in March
(Nevada) -- According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s monthly revenue report released Wednesday, casinos in the state hauled in upwards of $991 million in...
article Casino hopping in Reno
(Reno) -- Headed from the Bay Area to Lake Tahoe for a long weekend, I decided to postpone that destination and wander about Reno first. From the skyline, the city...

4/26/2017

article March Madness drives Nevada’s record b-ball betting revenue
(Nevada) -- Nevada casino gaming revenue nearly topped the coveted $1b mark in March as basketball and blackjack betting offset baccarat’s decline.
article March Madness: Basketball propels state’s nearly $1B gaming win
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s gaming revenue nearly hit an eye-popping number in March, driven by slot players, blackjack players and people betting on basketball,...
article Nevada casino win rises from March to March
(Las Vegas) -- State regulators say Nevada gambling revenue increased almost 7.5 percent in March from the same time last year. The Nevada Gaming Control Board on...
article Record $439.5 million bet on basketball in March
(Nevada) -- More money was bet -- and lost -- on basketball at Nevada sportsbooks in March than in any other month in the state's regulated sports betting history.

4/25/2017

article Nevada edges South Dakota as ‘most addicted’ gambling state
(Nevada) -- Nevada remains America’s ‘most addicted’ gambling state, according to the latest study from financial fitness firm Wallethub. Tuesday saw...

4/22/2017

article Poker tables keep decreasing in Nevada casinos
(Nevada) -- When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a...

4/8/2017

article Clock is ticking for bills in Nevada Legislature
(Nevada) -- It’s make or break time for lawmakers pushing their bills in the 2017 session of the Nevada Legislature.

4/5/2017

article Proposed Nevada Legislation to Redefine a Gaming Device Manufacturer
(Nevada) -- On April 3, 2017, the Nevada Assembly Judiciary Committee passed Assembly Bill 75 (2017), which would, among other amendments, amend the current definition...

4/1/2017

article Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors
(Las Vegas) -- When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly...

3/29/2017

article Nevada gambling revenue falls almost 4.5 percent in February
(Nevada) -- State regulators say gambling revenue at Nevada casinos was down almost 4.5 percent in February compared with the same month a year ago. The Nevada Gaming...
article Little progress made in resolving Tahoe’s Cal Neva bankruptcy issues
(Nevada) -- Nine months after the owners of the Cal Neva Lodge & Casino filed for bankruptcy, not much has changed to the famed resort once owned by Frank Sinatra...

3/28/2017

article Nevada casino revenue dips 4.48 percent in February
(Nevada) -- February’s gaming numbers for nonrestricted casinos — those with table games and 15 or more slots — from the Nevada Gaming Control Board...
article Nevada’s gaming win declines 4.5 percent in February
(Nevada) -- What a difference one day can make. Nevada’s state gaming win of $945.6 million in February was down from a year ago in 18 of the 19 markets, off 4.5...
article How much did Strip bus standoff hurt Las Vegas economy?
(Las Vegas) -- For more than four hours Saturday, one of the busiest sections of the Las Vegas Strip was shut down when a man shot two people, killing one, and...

3/27/2017

article Poker tables keep decreasing in Nevada
(Nevada) -- A new report revealed that poker tables have been decreasing significantly in Nevada in the last few years: with a new closing at the Monte Carlo, the Strip...

3/24/2017

article Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors
(Las Vegas) -- When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly...

3/20/2017

article Group seeks more money to treat problem gamblers
(Nevada) -- The number of slot machines has been declining in Nevada, and that has hurt a fund to provide treatment of problem gamblers.

3/4/2017

article Chinese New Year driving force behind Nevada gaming revenue surpassing $1 billion
(Nevada) -- Nonrestricted casinos in the Silver State featuring table games and 15 or more slots reported a $1.04 billion gaming win in January, an increase of 12.02...

3/2/2017

article Nevada's February Poker Revenue Falls 5 Percen
(Nevada) -- The nearly 600 poker tables across the state of Nevada raked a combined $9 million in February, according to figures released Tuesday by gaming regulators

3/1/2017

article Casinos Won Over a Billion Dollars Last Month
(Nevada) -- Nevada gaming regulators say casinos in the state won just over $1 billion last month. That’s a 12 percent increase over last year, when casinos...
article Nevada casinos register $1.04B win for January
(Nevada) -- While casinos across America are seeking the formula for attracting millennial players through their doors, the historic El Cortez in downtown Las Vegas is...
article Nevada casinos release January’s report
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board revealed the general results of January’s casino operations in the State that hosts Las Vegas. The report indicates...

2/28/2017

article Nevada casinos register $1.04B win for January, up 12 percent
(Nevada) -- The state’s casinos delivered a 12 percent increase in gaming win in January over last year and the $1.04 billion won was the highest since February...
article Nevada gaming revenue up 12 percent in January, eclipses $1 billion
(Nevada) -- Nevada gaming revenue saw a sharp increase in January, up 12 percent compared to the same month last year, with Clark County seeing a 14.3 percent jump,...

2/22/2017

article Bill to raise funding for problem gambling draws no opposition
(Nevada) -- A bill that would significantly increase the amount of funding available to address problem gambling in Nevada saw no opposition Wednesday during a Senate...

2/18/2017

article Bill to lower gambling appears to be DOA in Nevada Legislature
(Nevada) -- If you’re old enough to fight and die for your country, you should be old enough to play blackjack and drop a few dollars into a slot machine at the...

2/17/2017

article Veteran’s question spurred Nevada lawmaker to propose gambling age bill
(Las Vegas) -- The idea to lower Nevada’s legal gambling age percolated after a veteran asked Assemblyman Jim Wheeler a simple question. The man, who had served in...

2/12/2017

article Lowering Nevada Gambling Age to 18 Meets With Resistance in Silver State
(Nevada) -- The Nevada gambling age has been 21 since the state legalized gambling back in 1931, but State Assemblyman Jim Wheeler (R-District 39) wants to lower it to...

2/10/2017

article Gambling Age Under Consideration and Poker Room Set to Shut Down in Nevada
(Nevada) -- Changes are taking place in the state of Nevada in regards to the gambling industry with a new gambling age having been proposed and a poker room closing its...

2/9/2017

article Proposal to lower legal gambling age gets cold reception from gaming industry
(Las Vegas) -- Ever since Las Vegas legalized gambling in '31, you've had to be 21 to place a bet. 86 years later, the assemblyman in the cowboy hat says,...

2/8/2017

article New Nevada Bill Could Lower the Legal Gambling Age to 18
(Nevada) -- A new bill that has been introduced to the competent regulatory authorities in Nevada could lower the legal gambling age in the state to 18.

2/7/2017

article Bill Would Lower Legal Gambling Age In Nevada
(Nevada) -- A new bill introduced this month would lower the legal gambling age in Nevada to 18. Assembly Bill No. 86 comes from Silver State Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, a...
article Nevada lawmaker proposes lowering state’s gambling age
(Nevada) -- In Nevada, the first day of the western state’s new legislative session has reportedly seen a lawmaker introduce a measure that could see the legal...

2/4/2017

article Nevada poker rooms generated $117 million in revenue in 2016
(Nevada) -- Nevada poker rooms generated $117 million in revenue in 2016. That’s only slightly less than it did in 2015 by about two-tenths of one percent. Nevada...

2/1/2017

article ‘You can’t hear your heart’
(Nevada) -- Gambling addiction isn’t just a Las Vegas problem. Members of Nevada’s 27 native tribes struggle with it, too. An unlikely research duo is...

1/31/2017

article Nevada casino win rose last year
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada officials say gambling revenue in the state was up 1.3 percent in 2016 compared with the previous year. The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Tuesday...
article Nevada casinos win $11.3 billion in 2016, up from 2015 take
(Nevada) -- Casinos in Nevada won $11.3 billion from gamblers in 2016, marking a second consecutive year of gambling revenue gains but still missing the pre-recession...
article Push to revisit web gaming emerges, but Nevada online figures barely register
(Nevada) -- When Jeff Sessions said he would revisit online gambling legislation if Congress approves him as the next U.S. Attorney General, he got push back from an...
article Tahoe casino revenue increases in December
(Nevada) -- The gaming win for December on both ends of the lake prove that it was a busy time in Tahoe. The South Shore casinos were up 7.65 percent compared to 2015,...

1/17/2017

article Nevada Casino Revenue Highlights for 2016
(Nevada) -- Nevada casino revenues earned put a stop to the state’s seven year losing itch! Approximately $979 million was generated for 2016 in a positive way.

1/16/2017

article Nevada’s Casinos Rebound Without Gamblers
(Nevada) -- After years of bleeding money, Nevada’s casinos area finally turning a profit. But it’s not the high-roller gamblers helping the casinos see...

1/15/2017

press release Eldorado Resorts, Inc. launches ONE Club guest loyalty program at six properties
(Nevada) -- Eldorado’s new distinctive loyalty program ONE Club will reward guests with exclusive benefits nationwide. With ONE Club, guests can receive comps at...

1/14/2017

article Nevada casinos turn profit in fiscal 2016; first since 2008
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada’s biggest casinos combined to turn a profit in fiscal 2016 for the first time in eight years, but it wasn’t due to gambling winnings,...

1/12/2017

article Nevada Casinos Turn Profit in Fiscal 2016; First Since 2008
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada's biggest casinos combined to turn a profit in fiscal 2016 for the first time in eight years, but it wasn't due to gambling winnings,...

1/11/2017

article State’s biggest casinos end seven straight years of losses
(Nevada) -- The state’s gaming industry is reaching pre-recession levels of income, according to the annual Nevada Gaming Abstract, a comprehensive review of the...

12/30/2016

article Baccarat win falls more than 23% on Las Vegas Strip
(Nevada) -- The game of baccarat is a favorite casino game enjoyed by Asian gamblers, one that saw a large decrease in win on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada for the month...
article Carson sees November gaming win uptick
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s non-restricted casinos had a weak November as total win decreased 1.5 percent by about $14 million to $930.4 million. But the Carson Valley...

12/29/2016

article Nevada casino revenue down 1.5 percent in November
(Nevada) -- State officials say Nevada gambling revenue dropped about 1.5 percent in November mainly due to decreases in the Las Vegas area. The Nevada Gaming Control...
article Nevada casino revenue down 1.5 percent in November
(Nevada) -- The gaming win for nonrestricted casinos in Nevada was $930.4 million in November compared to $944.3 million for November 2015, a drop of 1.47 percent. While...
article Nevada gaming win down 1.5 percent in November, up over 3-month period
(Nevada) -- The amount of money won by the state’s casinos in November was down 1.5 percent from last year, but three-month trends tell a vastly different story.
article Stats show tourism on track for record, gaming wins climbing overall
(Nevada) -- Southern Nevada visitation numbers were flat in November, but the region is still on track to break 2015’s record of 42.3 million tourists for the year...
article Baccarat win down 23 pct on Vegas Strip in November
(Las Vegas) -- Win from baccarat, a favourite casino game for Asian gamblers, fell by 23.2 percent year-on-year on the Las Vegas Strip in November, reported the Nevada...
article Laughlin's abandoned Emerald River resort remains an eyesore
(Nevada) -- With the Colorado River steps from her house, and with panoramic views of mountain-framed desert, Susan Martinolich can soak up a serene landscape from her...
article Vetting Nevada’s casino games takes meticulous team of techies
(Nevada) -- Jim Barbee stood in the Gaming Control Board’s technical lab, a small utilitarian room filled with slot machines and video poker games blinking away,...

12/27/2016

article Lost casino tickets bring in big bucks for Nevada
(Nevada) -- The state of Nevada is literally cleaning up on unclaimed slot and video machine tickets that gamblers have either lost, forgot to cash in or didn’t...
article Nugget Casino begins $25M renovation
(Nevada) -- The Nugget Casino Resort has officially announced the launch of more than $25 million in renovations to the iconic Sparks property, beginning in January 2017.

12/26/2016

article Not chump change: lost casino tickets bring in big bucks for Nevada
(Nevada) -- Gamblers left more than $35 million on casino floors in the past five years, money the state of Nevada was happy to come along and pick up. The cash came in...
article Nevada reaps $35M in 5 years from unclaimed casino winnings
(Nevada) -- Nevada has reaped more than $35 million over the last five years from gamblers who forget or don't care to cash in winning slot and video machine tickets...
article David Rebuck interview: The fight continues
(New Jersey) -- David Rebuck’s time as director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has been very eventful. From witnessing annual decline after...
article Reid was Nevada’s go-to lawmaker for gaming, tourism and transportation
(Washington D.C.) -- t was a Friday afternoon in March 2009 when Sen. Harry Reid may have made his most significant contribution to Southern Nevada’s gaming...

12/24/2016

article Judge rejects petition that would effectively block Bodines North Carson City casino plan
(Nevada) -- District Judge James Wilson on Friday refused to issue an order that would effectively block Bodines plan for a new casino in north Carson City.

12/23/2016

article Judge rejects petition that would effectively block Bodines North Carson City casino plan
(Nevada) -- District Judge James Wilson on Friday refused to issue an order that would effectively block Bodines plan for a new casino in north Carson City. Officials...

12/22/2016

article Gambler who marked cards on blackjack games could be added to Black Book
(Nevada) -- Nevada’s Black Book will likely get a little thicker today after the Nevada Gaming Commission meets to decide if Bujar Kaloshi will become the latest...
article Gaming regulators place convicted card cheat in Black Book
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission has banned from the state’s casinos a notorious card cheat who marked cards with invisible ink that he could see while...

12/20/2016

article Nugget Casino Resort to begin $25 million renovation
(Nevada) -- The Nugget Casino Resort has officially announced the launch of more than $25 million in renovations to the iconic Sparks property, beginning in January,...

12/11/2016

article Nevada Blacklist Growing as Gaming Regulators Curb Crime
(Nevada) -- The Nevada blacklist, formally known as the Excluded Persons List, is growing in the Silver State as gaming regulators look to keep crooks off the casino...

12/10/2016

article Nevada Blacklist Growing as Gaming Regulators Curb Crime
(Las Vegas) -- While a physical black book no longer keeps tabs on those banned, the Nevada blacklist is growing as casinos take additional steps to thwart crime.The...

12/8/2016

article Letter: 'Luck' not a factor in casino gambling profits
(Reno) -- “Casinos' luck?” I’m amused by the claim that luck contributed a 5 percent increase in casino winnings in fiscal year since July 1 and 2...

12/6/2016

article Gaming regulators to discuss new wagering accounts
(Nevada) -- Nevada regulators will discuss allowing the use of wagering accounts for more forms of casino gambling at a special workshop Thursday. Currently, bettors can...

12/4/2016

article October gaming numbers for Washoe, Clark Counties
(Nevada) -- Bets through slot machines and over the tables were down about 2.4 percent in Nevada for October over the same period in 2015, but the house saw wins...

11/29/2016

article House luck drives Nevada casino win up 11 percent in October
(Nevada) -- Luck ran in casinos' favor last month, contributing to an 11 percent jump in gambling revenue statewide compared with October 2015, according to state...
article Nevada gaming revenue up 11.2 percent in October
(Nevada) -- Gaming revenue grew by 11.2 percent statewide in October compared to the same month last year and was up 14 percent on the Las Vegas Strip.
article October gaming win in Nevada up 11.1 percent from 2015
(Nevada) -- State gaming win continued its upward climb in October with the state Gaming Control Board reporting an 11.1 percent increase over last year to $986.2...

11/23/2016

article A place to belong: Station Casinos fuels biggest little debate in Reno
(Reno) -- In 1976, Frank Fertitta Jr. opened a modest 5,000-square-foot casino in Las Vegas with an eye on local gamers. With 110 slot machines, five blackjack tables...

11/5/2016

article New York’s gaming tax revenue may surpass Nevada’s
(New York) -- New York is on track to collect more casino tax revenue than Nevada this year. If that happens, Nevada — considered the gaming gold standard of the...

11/3/2016

article City Council supports Station Casinos to build casino without hotel rooms
(Reno) -- City of Reno Council members approves 5-2 to overturn the appeal of the Reno's Planning Commission's approval of Station Casinos LLC special use of...

11/1/2016

article The PepperMill Resort Spa & Casino is Reno, Nevada’s Top Spot!
(Nevada) -- Traveling isn’t about the final destination, but about the memories made along the way. That’s exactly what the good folks at Travel Nevada had...

10/29/2016

article North Lake Tahoe casino win up 6.8% in September
(Nevada) -- Statewide gaming win totaled $948.9 million in September, a 3.55 percent increase over the same month last year, according the Nevada Gaming Commission....

10/28/2016

article Las Vegas visitor volume sizzles as Nevada gaming win rises
(Las Vegas) -- Visitor volume continued on a torrid pace in September, driven by strong convention business that could reach record levels for the year, the Las Vegas...
article Nevada Casino Industry Wins $950 Million In September
(Nevada) -- The Nevada casino industry had gaming revenue of $949 million during September, according to a financial report released this week by the state Gaming...

10/27/2016

article Nevada casino revenue up 4 percent in September
(Nevada) -- State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was up almost 4 percent in September after Las Vegas Strip revenues showed healthy gains. The Nevada Gaming...
article Nevada gaming win hits $949M in September, up 3.5 percent from 2015
(Nevada) -- State gaming win inched upward in September as the state Gaming Control Board on Thursday reported $949 million in winnings, 3.5 percent ahead of the same...

10/26/2016

article PT’s taverns introduce Starbar video games for gambling
(Nevada) -- Tavern patrons at PT’s Entertainment Group locations can now play their favorite casino table games without leaving the bar stool. The tavern division...

10/19/2016

article Gaming Commission aims to accelerate approval for new casino games
(Nevada) -- Getting new casino games in front of gamblers faster is the idea behind a change in regulations being considered by the Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday.
article Letter: Celebrate those who suffer to keep casinos afloat
(Reno) -- One special day each October ought to be set aside to be celebrated as Average Citizens Appreciation Day. It would be a day in which all Reno casinos are shut...

10/3/2016

article PT’s Entertainment Group opens newest location
(Las Vegas) -- PT’s Entertainment Group, a division of Golden Entertainment Inc., and the largest traditional tavern gaming operator in Nevada, has opened its...

9/30/2016

article Nevada hit by gambling revenue slump in August
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board has cited double-digit losses by casinos on the Las Vegas Strip as a key reason behind a year-on-year decline in gaming...

9/29/2016

article Bad baccarat month drags Nevada casinos' win down 5 percent
(Las Vegas) -- A poor showing from the high-roller game of baccarat and two fewer weekend days pushed Nevada gambling revenue down 5.2 percent in August compared with...
article Nevada casino revenue down five percent in August
(Las Vegas) -- State officials say Nevada gambling revenue was down 5 percent in August after Las Vegas Strip revenues took a sizeable dip. The Nevada Gaming Control...

9/26/2016

article Eldorado Resorts plans $50 million in Reno casino upgrades
(Reno) -- Eldorado Resorts has announced plans to make more than $50 million in improvements at its three casinos in downtown Reno. Eldorado Chairman and CEO Gary Carano...

9/13/2016

article Best Western Hotels And Resorts adds Reno venue to its chain
(Nevada) -- Global hotels giant Best Western International Incorporated has announced that its Best Western Hotels And Resorts subsidiary has signed a deal to add Reno...

9/12/2016

press release Best Western Plus Boomtown Casino Hotel Joins World’s Largest Hotel Chain
(Nevada) -- Best Western Hotels & Resorts announces the addition of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Boomtown Casino Hotel, located at 2100 Garson Road. Owned by BCH Gaming...

9/10/2016

article Table Trac Incorporated receives Nevada license
(Nevada) -- Casino information and management systems developer Table Trac Incorporated has announced that the Nevada Gaming Commission has unanimously voted to grant it...
article Lively questions addressed in new book on Nevada gaming law and procedures
(Las Vegas) -- What kind of paperwork do I have to file to go to work in a casino? How bad do I have to be to be listed in Nevada’s “black book?”

9/1/2016

article Nevada casinos win $1 billion in July
(Nevada) -- The state of Nevada saw excellent results by way of revenues for July thanks to the game of baccarat and more weekend days on the calendar in the month. The...

8/31/2016

article Baccarat, more weekend days push Nevada casino win over $1 billion
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada gambling revenue jumped 10 percent and crossed the psychologically important $1 billion threshold in July, thanks to more weekend days in the...
article Extra weekend in July helps Nevada gaming win hit $1B
(Nevada) -- Five full weekends, including the three-day Independence Day holiday weekend, produced a $1 billion bonanza in gaming win for the state in July. Statewide,...
article Nevada casinos win $1 billion in July
(Nevada) -- Casinos along the Las Vegas Strip posted a win of $613 million in July, the largest amount since December 2013, according to Nevada Gaming Control Board. It...

8/28/2016

article Column: A Different Drummer: Had a grand time for under a grand
(Reno) -- Susan and I took yet another el cheapo vacation to Reno. Spent a week, but didn’t spend much. After endless visits over several decades, we’ve...

8/25/2016

article Pub owner will surrender Nevada gaming license
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission approved a settlement Thursday in which Scoundrels Pub Inc. will surrender its restricted gaming license, which it has held...

8/24/2016

article Regulators likely to revoke gaming license of pub where shootings occurred
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada Gaming Commission is expected to take the rare action of revoking a gaming license when it meets Thursday on a Gaming Control Board complaint...

8/15/2016

article Nevada Gaming Control Board looking at introducing wagering accounts to make gambling more user friendly
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) organized a public workshop on August 11 in Carson City to receive feedback on how table games and slot machines in...

8/14/2016

article Nevada Gaming Control Board Ponders Wagering Accounts
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board (GCB) is calling on the state’s land-based casinos to adapt e-commerce measures to make gaming more user-friendly. On...
article UNLV’s International Gaming Institute is world’s most respected center of casino industry studies
(Las Vegas) -- The collective groaning by all who spend time in classrooms can mean only one thing: It’s back-to-school time in Southern Nevada. In some Nevada...

8/12/2016

article Gaming Control Board studying wagering accounts for gambling at slots, table games
(Las Vegas) -- Nevada casino customers inched closer Thursday to being able to sign up for and fund a wagering account that could be used to gamble at slot machines,...

8/10/2016

article With restrictive ruling on noncompetes, casinos could be forced to adjust
(Nevada) -- In 2012, after several years working as an executive casino host for the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno and at Harrah’s before that, Sumona Islam...

8/6/2016

article Casino once owned by Frank Sinatra bankrupt
(Nevada) -- Frank Sinatra’s old casino at Lake Tahoe, closed for renovations for nearly three years, is now in bankruptcy. Months after halting work on a $49...

8/2/2016

article Don Laughlin helps Riverside mark 50th anniversary
(Nevada) -- Don Laughlin still regularly works a 14-hour day. He may slip away to his penthouse suite atop the Riverside at about 5 or 6 p.m. to rest, but at 85, who can...

7/30/2016

article Nevada casinos end fiscal year on up note
(Nevada) -- Nevada casinos closed out their fiscal year in fine fashion as baccarat gave a boost to June’s gaming revenue total. Figures released Friday by the...

7/29/2016

article Nevada casinos end 2016 fiscal year with $11.1 billion gaming win
(Nevada) -- Nevada casinos posted a strong 6.8 percent gaming win in June, helping the state’s major industry eke out a tiny 0.66 percent gain for the fiscal year...

7/28/2016

article Revamped Klondike Sunset Casino gains licensing OK
(Las Vegas) -- A rejuvenated Klondike Sunset Casino in Henderson was licensed Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Commission and plans to open for business Wednesday.

7/19/2016

article Railroad Pass Casino enters a golden phase with zoning approval
(Nevada) -- The Railroad Pass Casino — the oldest operating casino in the state — appears ready for a rebirth as it enters its 85th year. An ordinance...

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