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Hotel Altercation Sparked Vegas Strip Shooting: Three Dead, Manhunt On

Las Vegas – (Associated Press) - Police say a deadly car-to-car shooting and fiery crash at a major Las Vegas Strip intersection started with an argument in the valet area of the Aria resort.


Sheriff Doug Gillespie made the disclosure Thursday about the early morning incident that left three people dead and at least six injured. Police withheld the names citing the ongoing investigation.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Feb/21/2013

Ex-San Diego Mayor $1 Billion in Gambling Losses

Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor took $2 million from a nonprofit foundation to feed a gambling addiction in which she lost more than $1 billion over an eight-year period, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Submitted by Payton on, Feb/14/2013

Palms Casino in Vegas Caught Up in Drug, Prostitution Sting

LAS VEGAS -- Gambling regulators are fining the Palms casino in Las Vegas $1 million after nightclub employees provided undercover agents with prostitutes and drugs, including cocaine and prescription painkillers.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/12/2013

Nevada Gambling Revenue Way Down in November

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Associated Press) -- Nevada state gambling revenues have dipped, with officials reporting that casinos won 11 percent less in November compared with the same month a year ago.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Thursday that casinos won about $783 million for the month, and the state collected nearly $46 million based on that amount.

The state's share was down more than 20 percent from the previous year.

November's revenue drop came after two months of climbing win numbers in Nevada.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/10/2013

American Gaming Association Chief Frank Fahrenkopf to Step Down

LAS VEGAS — (Associated Press) - The executive who has headed the country’s main casino industry lobbying organization since its inception in 1995 announced Monday that he’ll step down June 30.


Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/07/2013

‘Girls Gone Wild’ Creator Joe Francis Will Only Have to Pay Steve Wynn $21 Million

Good news for ‘Girls Gone Wild’ creator Joe Francis….well sort of.

Turns out he won’t have to pay casino mogul Steve Wynn $40 million after all.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joanne O'Donnell issued the ruling Friday, reducing the jury award in a defamation suit by $21 million.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Nov/12/2012

Nevada Gambling Revenue Up 3 Percent

CARSON CITY (Associated Press) — State officials say Nevada gambling revenues were up more than 3 percent in September compared with the same month a year ago. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reports a gambling win of $893 million for September.

Officials also say casino revenues for July through September are up almost 6 percent compared with the same quarter in 2011.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/08/2012

Lewdness Claim at Vegas Bar Draws Ire of Nevada Gaming Control Board

LAS VEGAS (Associated Press) - Nevada gambling regulators are seeking discipline against a Las Vegas bar where state and local agents reported seeing customers performing sex acts in view of other customers.

The state Gaming Control Board on Thursday submitted to the Nevada Gaming Commission a nine-count complaint against Las Vegas Eagle owner Judy R. Nelson.

The commission could hold a hearing or both sides could negotiate a settlement.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Nov/07/2012

Crazed California Berkley Law Students Behead Exotic Bird at Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel

California Berkley law students Eric Cuellar and Justin Teixeira, both 24, have been charged with beheading an exotic bird at the famed Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. 

Video surveillance captured the two crazed individuals cornering then decapitating the rare helmeted guinea fowl at the Casino’s wildlife habitat on the Strip.  It was not immediately clear if the men were under the influence of any substances such as alcohol or bath salts.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/15/2012

Nevada Gambling Revenue Off 3 Percent in August

CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Gambling revenue in Nevada fell a bit more than 3% to $859.2 million in August, according to figures released Wednesday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

On the Las Vegas Strip, which accounts for more than half the statewide total, revenue slipped 1.2% to $490.9 million with the take from slot machines off 9% and table games up 7.6% on the back of solid baccarat volume.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/10/2012

‘Vegas’ Scores Record TV Ratings for CBS

So is "Vegas" a winner or a loser?

No, not the City of Las Vegas, that's been a winner for years.

We mean the new TV show that debuted on CBS Tuesday night about Las Vegas in the year 1960. watched the premiere episode Tuesday along with the rest of America and our verdict is:


Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/27/2012

New Show About Las Vegas Premieres Tuesday: ‘Vegas’ Showcases City as it was 50 Years Ago

Sin City is getting another shot at the small screen.

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And this time the angle will be a retro theme, as in let's go back 52 years.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/24/2012

Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman Mark Lipparelli Leaving His Post

Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman Mark Lipparelli has confirmed he is resigning as chairman of the state's three-member regulatory panel at the end of this month.  He has served on the Board for four years.


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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Sep/19/2012

Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Awarded $20 Million in Slander Suit Against Joe Francis

A jury has awarded casino magnate Steve Wynn $20 million in his slander suit against porn purveyor Joe Francis. 

An L.A. Count Superior Court jury determined that the “Girls Gone Wild” video franchise owner, Francis, had knowingly made false statements against Wynn.  Francis had told reporters that Wynn threatened to kill him with a shovel over the head and bury him in the desert.  The jury found that Francis acted maliciously in making such statements.  

"He told lies. He used the media to get it out there," said Wynn's lead lawyer, Barry Langberg, in lauding the verdict.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Sep/10/2012

Bally Technologies Licenses NASCAR Slot Machine

Players, start your engines! Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) has licensed NASCAR, one of the most sought-after brands in the gaming industry.

NASCAR is the first world-class licensed brand that Bally has carried across its games and systems businesses, in the form of the slot machine game and Elite Bonusing Suite’s Virtual Racing NASCAR. Both the slot and the systems-driven promotional tool take everything racing fans love about the sport and put it into a one-of-a-kind gaming experience.

Submitted by Guest on, Sep/07/2012

Fifth Street Gaming Takes Over Casinos at Gold Spike and Siegel Slots in Vegas

(Associated Press) - Fifth Street Gaming says it is taking over gambling operations at two Las Vegas hotels, the Gold Spike and Siegel Slots and Suites.

Both hotels are properties of the Siegel Group, which owns several boutique hotels, apartment complexes and other developments.

The contracts announced Monday are subject to approval by gambling regulators. Terms weren't disclosed.

Golden Route Operations currently operates gambling at the two properties.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/27/2012

Prince Harry in Naked Vegas Pool Romp With Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte

Michael Holden, Reuters

(Reuters) - Pictures of a naked Prince Harry were published on a U.S. website on Wednesday, showing the grandson of Britain's Queen Elizabeth cavorting with a nude young woman in a hotel room in Las Vegas.

A royal source confirmed to Reuters that the two photos published on the celebrity gossip website TMZ were of Harry, who has a reputation as a partying playboy and is often linked to an array of women in Britain's tabloids.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/22/2012

Newest Theme For a Las Vegas Hotel: It’s Detroit!

Imagine taking an exciting vacation to a popular tourist destination...


New York.



Detroit? How did that get in there?

According to some folks in Las Vegas, there's no reason for it not to be on the list.

That's why the next big new hotel-casino to open in Las Vegas is going to have the theme of--wait for it--Detroit!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/21/2012

Jerry’s Nugget Casino Files for Bankruptcy

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Associated Press) - A casino that's been a fixture in North Las Vegas since it opened in 1964 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Jerry's Nugget casino filed papers Monday after efforts to restructure its debt fell through. Chapter 11 protection allows the business to continue operating while coming up with a reorganization plan.

Submitted by Guest on, Aug/14/2012

MGM 2nd Quarter Loss Double What Wall Street Expected

NEW YORK — (Associated Press) - MGM Resorts International on Tuesday posted a second-quarter loss double what Wall Street was expecting, but revenue surged 29 percent on gambling and hotel room gains.

Shares rose 12 cents to $9.38 as the market opened.

The Las Vegas company, which runs the MGM Grand, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay and other properties, lost $145.5 million, or 30 cents per share, compared with a year-ago profit of $3.44 billion, or $6.22 per share.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Aug/07/2012

Rachel Maddow: A Sheldon Adelson Justice Department Would Make ‘Macau’ Probe Go Away (Video)

Sands boss, billionaire and one of the top contributors to the Republican party, Sheldon Adelson, is fast becoming one of the most loathed men within the poker community.  Many players have called for an all-out boycott of his properties.  These include the Sands, Venetian and the Palazzo in Las Vegas.  Sands also operates properties in other parts of the US including Bethlehem, Pennsylvania as well as in China's Macau. 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jul/17/2012

Las Vegas Visitation Up, Gambling Down

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas saw slightly more visitors this May compared with the same month last year, although gambling was down more than 10 percent in Clark County.


The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says about 3.5 million visitors came to Las Vegas in May. That's 2.4 percent up from the same month last year, when 3.4 million people visited Sin City.

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/13/2012

Las Vegas Probe Following Reports of Underage Gambling by Whitney Houston Daughter

Nevada authorities were looking into reports that the daughter of the late recording artist, Whitney Houston, gambled while at a Las Vegas casino.  Bobbi Kristina Brown is 19-years-old and underage, according to Nevada state law. posted the video that appears to show Brown sitting at a slot machine at the MGM Grand Hotel.  (See Video Here)

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, May/23/2012

Las Vegas Odds – 2012 Kentucky Derby: Online Books More Convenient, Better Lines

Las Vegas odds on the 2012 Kentucky Derby varied from sportsbook to sportsbook, but the odds are one could find better odds at one of several online racebooks, some of which have been around for well over 10 years and offer rebates (losses back) like Sportsbook.

Submitted by Carrie Stroup on, May/04/2012

Caesars Sees Deep 1st Quarter Losses

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net loss widened as the company faced costs from a previously halted property development in Mississippi.

The net loss for the quarter ended March 31 widened to $280.6 million, or $2.24 per share, from a loss of $147.5 million, or $1.18 per share.

Income from operations fell 65 percent $138 million, mainly due to the $172 million charge related to the halted Biloxi, Miss., project That was partly offset by a gain of $45.8 million from paying down debt early.

Submitted by Guest on, May/01/2012

Nevada Gambling Revenues Up 5.7 Percent in February: Online Poker Traffic Sees Gain

Good news for both the Las Vegas gambling and online poker sectors as both reported gains. 


Gaming Control Board officials announced on Tuesday that Nevada gambling revenues were up 5.7 percent with Las Vegas Strip casinos seeing a 3.3 percent surge. 

Overall revenue generated included $932 million in the state and $531 million from the Vegas Strip casinos. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/10/2012

Palms Casino Prepares to Open New Sportsbook

The fabulous Palms Casino is preparing to open a brand new state-of-the-art sportsbook.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Apr/04/2012

Sheldon Adelson Done With Newt Gingrich: ‘He’s at the End of His Line’ (Video)

In an interview featured on the Jewish Journal Thursday, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson essentially said that Newt Gingrich’s campaign to become the GOP US Presidential nominee is over.


Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Mar/29/2012

JetBlue Pilot Talked About ‘Sins in Las Vegas’ Before Diversion (Video)

JetBlue Airways captain Clayton Osbon’s erratic behavior Tuesday that forced Flight 191 en route to Las Vegas to make an emergency stopover in Amarillo, Texas included rants about the “Sins in Las Vegas”. 

"We're not going to Vegas," Osbon said.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Mar/28/2012

Herman Cain Wins at Wynn Using ‘9-9-9’ Plan at the Poker Tables

One time GOP candidate for President of the United States and former head of the Godfathers Pizza restaurant chain, Herman Cain, has taken his famed “9-9-9” plan to Vegas.

Submitted by Ace King on, Mar/18/2012

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