Las Vegas

Mitch Garber: Harrah’s Won’t Make Same Mistakes MGM Made Online

In an interview to be published on the Gambling911.com website Wednesday, Harrah's Interactive Entertainment's new CEO, Mitch Garber, reassured that his company's move into the European online gamb

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/14/2009

World Series of Poker Parties Among the Best

Oh how Jenny Woo and the gang are going to regret missing Doyle Brunson's big bash.  We were invited, but none of us are currently in Las Vega

Submitted by Guest on, Jul/02/2009

Harrah’s Believes They Will Have Success in Online Gambling

MGM tried and failed to enter the online gambling market several years back.  Like MGM, Harrah's has planned to start offering its Internet gambling product in Europe where it will compete head on

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/22/2009

Fontainebleau Las Vegas in Chapter 11: Ceiling Collapses at Miami Hotel

Fontainebleau Las Vegas, a $3 billion resort project on the Las Vegas Strip, filed for bankruptcy-court protection late Tuesday, the project's owners said.

Submitted by Guest on, Jun/10/2009

Harrah’s Bets on Japan, Taiwan Expansion

MACAU, June 2 (Reuters) - Harrah's Entertainment Inc, the world's largest casino operator, is eyeing expansion opportunities in Taiwan and Japan, as it bets on the fast-growing and affluent Asia ma

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jun/02/2009

Harrah’s New Online Poker Unit Coming to Montreal

As first reported on Gambling911.com, Harrah's will be launching a new online unit.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jun/01/2009

MGM Told to Cut Ties With Macau and Pansy Ho

New Jersey regulators have told MGM they need to abandon a joint venture with Macau and Pansy Ho, accusing the later of being part of an organized crime family.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/28/2009

Harrah’s $1 Billion in New Notes to Pay Old Debts

LAS VEGAS-(Associated Press) - Casino operator Harrah's Entertainment Inc.

Submitted by Guest on, May/28/2009

No Apology But Obama Encourages Visits to Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - President Barack Obama says Las Vegas is a good place for a quick visit, but is offering no apologies for remarks some say damaged the city's convention business.

Obama said at Nellis Air Force Base on Wednesday that there's nothing like a quick, midweek trip to Vegas. He singled out the city's sights and sounds. The comment drew cheers and applause, and Obama grinned.

Submitted by Guest on, May/27/2009

Obama Arrives in Vegas for Start of World Series of Poker

They won't be able to Twitter at the poker tables but those players participating in the 2009 World Series of Poker, which gets underway this week, can still Twitter from Vegas...that is, if they c

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/26/2009

Harrah’s to Enter European Online Gambling Market

As first reported on the Gambling911.com website Friday afternoon, Harrah's will be expanding its presence in the European market as it launches an aggressive campaign to move online and compete wi

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/22/2009

Harrah’s Forms Harrah’s Interactive Entertainment to go Online

Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (Harrah's) announced today that it has established a new subsidiary, Harrah's Interactive Entertainment, Inc.

Submitted by Guest on, May/22/2009

Obama Refuses to Meet With Nevada Governor

President Barack Obama has refused to meet with Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons and other key business leaders in the state according to news reports.

Governor Gibbons requested the meeting in a letter to President Obama so the President could address statements he made that were critical to Nevada and have caused economic damage to convention business and tourism business, according to Action News 13 out of Las Vegas.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/18/2009

Vegas Hotel Room Rates Will Increase

With signs that hotel occupancies are going up, MGM Mirage executives said demand for the company's hotel rooms is high enough to warrant an increase in room rates, which have plummeted during the

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/11/2009

Las Vegas Sands Losses Mount

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Submitted by Guest on, May/06/2009

Harrah's Supports Online Gambling Legislation

(Bloomberg) -- Harrah's Entertainment Inc. and Youbet.com Inc. have joined professional poker players in helping support legislation to be introduced today to legalize online gambling.

Submitted by Guest on, May/06/2009

James Packer’s Las Vegas Nightmare Just Got Worse

James Packer's largest investment in the gambling mecca is in dire straits after a US casino development company in which his Crown had invested defaulted on $US800 million in loans.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/26/2009

Recession Casualty: Elvis Evicted From Las Vegas

The recession is hitting many people and places hard.  Las Vegas is among the hardest hit and this week came the shocking news that Elvis Presley (a Vegas icon for years) is now being evicted.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, a group of investors who had planned on creating a $475 million Elvis Presley-themed resort on the Strip could be forced to sell the property.  The reason: 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/17/2009

Harrah’s Will Not Utilize Online Poker Software From US-Facing Firms

Harrah's, the Las Vegas casino giant, is looking to get into the online poker market.   Sources close to the situation tell Gambling911.com that Harrah's will not be accepting bets from those ind

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/15/2009

Legal Net Betting May Have To Wait

Howard Stutz, Inside Gaming  www.lvrj.com  

Submitted by Guest on, Apr/13/2009

PartyGaming Former Executive Mitch Garber Joins Harrah’s

Harrah's, which owns the World Series of Poker, has just brought former PartyGaming CEO Mitch Garber on board to head a new company that will handle its online operations.  The move has fueled spe

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/12/2009

If Vegas Project Fails It Will Be Like Pearl Harbor

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - It was conceived as the centerpiece of a thriving Las Vegas -- one of the world's most expensive building projects that would bring back glamour to the Strip and cap an unprec

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/10/2009

James Packer Could Still Prove a Savior to Las Vegas

JAMES PACKER will be reviewing Las Vegas gaming revenue for the second time in five months, though he might be disturbed by what he sees.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Apr/08/2009

NCAA Continues to Get Lambasted for Gambling Hypocrisies

The NCAA doesn't like gambling.  We know that.  Yet in recent days the NCAA  has been called out for its apparent softened stance on the activity.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/08/2009

Crown Casino Won’t be Taking Stake in Las Vegas Project

Australia's Crown Casino has denied media reports that it plans to take a stake in the troubled City Center development in Las Vegas.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/05/2009

Final Four: Most Bets On Connecticut

The UConn Huskies were not the favorites to win the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship early on, but sports bettors overwhelmingly believe that Connecticut will easily cover the -4 spread vers

Submitted by C Costigan on, Apr/03/2009

Top Chef Rumor Could Be Blow To Las Vegas

Last month's "Top Chef" rumor was that the sixth season would be shooting in Las Vegas.

Submitted by Adm1n on, Apr/02/2009

Casino Stocks Up: Wynns, MGM Grand

While the news has been mostly bleak for the land-based casino sector, good news has come this week from Wall Street.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Apr/01/2009

Breaking News

Bettors Sue Bob Baffert Amid Medina Spirit Drug Test Fallout

Bettors Sue Bob Baffert Amid Medina Spirit Drug Test Fallout

Trainer Bob Baffert is facing two lawsuits from gamblers claiming they lost money lost money due to his "illegal, drug-induced win by Medina Spirit."

Miss Peru Payout Odds to Win 2021 Miss Universe Pageant

Miss Peru Janick Maceta Del Castillo payout odds to win the 2021 Miss Universe pageant would be $15 for every $2 bet.

Miss USA Payout Odds to Win 2021 Miss Universe Pageant

Miss USA Payout Odds to Win 2021 Miss Universe Pageant

Miss USA (Asya Branch) is among the favorites to win the 2021 Miss Universe competition.  She would pay out $100 for every $10 bet to win this year's Miss Universe.