International Game Technology (IGT) announced on Thursday, March 16, that their Wheel of Fortune slots awarded two $3 million plus jackpots in February - a total of $6.5 million combined. Also on the same month, IGT's Powerbucks slot paid out a jackpot prize that reached over $1 million.
Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International announced that it has cleared the final obstacle in its acquisition of Swedish gaming company LeoVegas AB, after 96% of LeoVegas shareholders accepted their $604 million offer.
A lucky man from Arizona became richer by $220,000 from a slot machine in early January after a visit to a Las Vegas casino, but he only learned about it recently.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board announced on Friday, February 4, that Robert Taylor had won a jackpot worth $229,368.52, but a "communications error" in the slot machine prevented him from knowing that he had won the big prize.
According to a report published by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, an astounding $794 million in gambling revenue was collected from casinos on The Strip last month - the biggest all-time win total for the state so far this year. July showed a relevant 46% increase compared to the pre-pandemic revenue in July 2019.
The number of passengers using McCarran International Airport significantly improved in April, a positive outcome for casinos in Las Vegas. Arrivals and departures, however, have sunk by millions compared to the numbers before the pandemic.
According to the statistics that the Clark County Department of Aviation released Tuesday, around 2.9 million people made their way through the airport in April. The total is 331,284 more than the number of arriving and departing passengers in March.
Still, the April 2021 figure is 32% lower compared to the total in April 2019, when 4.3 million passengers used the airport.
Wynn Resorts has announced this week that it is reopening its properties in Las Vegas at 100% capacity.
Around 88% of its Las Vegas employees have already been vaccinated, and they were also given permission by the by the Nevada Gaming Control Board to amend their occupancy and physical distancing requirements.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) has slapped Boyd Gaming with a whopping $300,000 fine for the wrongful treatment and arrest of a slot player accused of stealing another player's credits in their Fremont Hotel & Casino branch.
The payouts from MGM Resorts International and its insurers will be distributed to more than 4,400 relatives and victims involved in the fateful night of October 1, 2017, considered as the deadliest mass shooting incident in modern US history.
In these unprecedented times, what happens in Vegas, doesn't stay in Vegas.
A cellphone data revealed that casinos in Las Vegas are a major hotbed for the spread of COVID-19. Contact tracing has proved to be futile as tourists return to their homes across the nation.
Las Vegas casinos reopened on June 4, and have become a possible major hotbed for the transmission of the novel coronavirus, according to public health experts. If tourists get to return home and tests positive for COVID-19, then the act of contact tracing amid a pandemic is practically rendered useless in the event a huge outbreak arises.
Las Vegas may have reopened most of its casino-hotels and other businesses, but travelers say they will highly likely not travel there until a coronavirus vaccine has been made available.
Even if Las Vegas started to reopen its doors in May after the shutdown of casinos and other entertainment destinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city will have a hard time convincing people to come as many are hesitant to visit until a working vaccine has been made.
Eldorado Resorts Inc. completed its $17.3 billion acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Corp. after overcoming a series of hurdles, including the worldwide pandemic, to become as the largest casino owner in the world.
The New Jersey Casino Control Commission finally approved the merger after two days of hearings with Eldorado executives. An antitrust analyst assured the commission that the deal will not concentrate too much of the local casino market. The new company will still be called Caesars Entertainment, but some are already calling it "New Caesars".
The casino industry all around the world including the world's biggest gambling hub Macau is still reeling from the devastating effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic, and Las Vegas is also not spared from this nightmare that is expected to continue for a couple more years or so.
Nearly three months have passed since The Entertainment Capital of the World has been shut down due to the worldwide pandemic, and now casinos in Las Vegas are set to reopen come June 4.
Nevada experienced two consecutive weeks of reduced numbers in new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the state and, assuming that goes on, Governor Steve Sisolak has set a tentative date, June 4, to finally reopen the casinos statewide.
Major cities in America are following European nations and capitals in shutting down bars, theaters, schools and other public buildings as precautionary measures to delay the spread of the coronavirus that is devastating countless lives across the world.
The familiar off-Strip landmark will be shut down for renovations to transition to its brand new name Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. The venue shall be completely closed starting February 2020 until almost the end of the year.
The original strategy was to complete the first four months of the renovation in stages, so that the property could be kept open for business. After that first four months, the whole area shall be closed until everything is finished. However, in the end management decided that the initial plan would be too difficult to implement.
The Circa Resort & Casino, a whole new integrated sportsbook resort to be opened in downtown Las Vegas, is expected to become a prime destination very soon.
Derek Stevens, along with his brother Greg, has been creating a lot of fuss and excitement since they bought a stake in the Golden Gate on Fremont Street back in October 2006. The announcement was made last Thursday at the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center, right after Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman's State of the City address.
This week, one female tourist in Las Vegas will definitely remember her visit very fondly as she managed to hit the jackpot prize on a slot machine at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas.
Back in 2005, a 92-year-old World War 2 veteran who goes by the name Elmer Sherwin has something unique in his life that most people cannot possibly experience, and that is, being able to win a Megabucks slot machine jackpot, not only once, but two times! It is indeed the very first time that someone has managed to win a sizeable jackpot twice in a lifetime.
Casino tycoon Steve Wynn resigned this January 27, Saturday as the finance chairman of the Republic National Committee (RNC), a day after reports revealed that the billionaire had engaged in multiple instances of sexual harassment and assault.
Remember the news back in November 2017 about OJ Simpson who just got out of prison but was banned from a Las Vegas Casino for being drunk and disruptive? Well, it turns out that the story is being contested by his legal team.
Casinos in Nevada were reported to have generated a gambling revenue of $26.2 billion (€21.4 billion) in the year 2017, thereby beating the revenue record set in that US state before the recession in 2007.
Prohibited weapons are always a big issue, especially for casinos. Guns can be used for armed robbery, or for inflicting harm to others. After all, losing money can sometimes make a person lose momentary sanity.
According to TMZ, one of the most controversial personalities in the history of America and professional football Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson, who has just been released from a prison in Nevada this October after being sentenced for armed robbery and assault, has been kicked out of a Las Vegas casino and even banned for life for being belligerent.
Police reports say a man from Ohio was arrested for threatening to commit mass shootings at a huge church and at a Las Vegas casino where his ex-wife works. Wei Li, age 28, was transferred from the custody of police to the federal authorities on Thursday, November 16, after he was charged in a criminal complaint with interstate communications of a threat and destruction of evidence.
On August 3rd, the American Gaming Association released documentation for a new code of conduct for responsible (casino) gambling to the West Coast region and a panel of industry representatives explained how they would like customers to have fun without falling into the dangerous clutches of compulsive gambling obsession.
A fire broke out on the roof of Bellagio Hotel on Thursday evening. Clark County Fire Department arrived at the scene at 10:50 p.m. local time after receiving the first call just 4 minutes earlier. The fire was put out around 11:09 p.m. after extremly difficult firefighter efforts due to the location of the fire and access to the location. There are no reported injuries.
Todd Brunson, son of poker legend Doyle Brunson, was playing poker at the Bellagio when the fire started.
Three well-dressed robbers wearing animal masks, carrying sledgehammers with them, smashed their way into a posh jewellery store in the early hours of Saturday at one of the most luxurious hotels of Las Vegas, Nevada. The robbery forced authorities to lock down some parts of the high-class Bellagio Resort & Casino, which sent guests scrambling outside in panic.
MGM Resorts International, one of the world's largest casino operators, will soon start charging for self-parking at its casinos in Las Vegas, including Mirage, Bellagio, Aria, Monte Carlo, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand.
Wynn Resorts Ltd. is currently considering building a lake resort expansion involving a whopping 1,000 rooms and 250,000 square feet of meeting space at its Las Vegas Strip property sitting on the middle of a 38-acre lagoon which would host paddle boarding, parasailing, and water skiing during the day, and fireworks shows held every evening.
A former craps dealer of Bellagio, a luxury resort and casino in Las Vegas, and two of his friends were all sentenced last Tuesday to a period of at least four years in Nevada state prison. Their offense was that they used phantom "hop" bets to cheat the Bellagio casino and were able to win over $1 million.
New Jersey resident Thom-Matthew Kho is suing Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas for more than $10,000 in damages! Kho claims that the casino took about $3,600 from him when they noticed he counted cards at a blackjack table; he was then handcuffed and taken to a private room after refusing to give the casino his identification.
In Global Betting and Gaming Consultancy's latest edition of its Global Gambling Report, one can read about the world's most successful casinos in 2014. The report showed that the overall global gambling market increased 3.2 percent last year to over $450 billion.
Dustin Marks was born in the 1950s and is known to be one of the most famous insider cheats in the United States. Marks worked at several well-known casinos in Las Vegas during the 70s and in the 80s. During this time he developed different cheating methods in Blackjack and different dealing techniques.
Together with some friends he traveled all over the US for about 10 years time and scammed casinos for millions of dollars - without ever getting caught. In fact, no one would probably ever have known about the cheating if it wasn't for a blackjack book where Dustin Marks writes about his adventures and the people that became aware of his cheating career.
Ashley Revell, 32, sold everything he had, including clothes, in order to gather up as much money as possible so he could place it on one single bet on the roulette wheel in Las Vegas. He became world famous over a night after that the media started to write about him. Everyone wanted to know more about this crazy guy.
Even though his parents didn't like the whole idea - they still decided to come along to Vegas and give him their support. It ended up being Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas that Ashley was going to place the bet. People from TV, radio and newspapers were all there that day to watch him bet his whole life on one roulette spin.