Casinos, other gaming establishments to follow new county rules on occupancy, social distancing on May 1
April 23rd, 2021 - 6:00pm
The Nevada Gaming Control Board announced on Friday that it will allow gaming establishments to follow capacity limits and social distancing requirements set by their counties when the state turns pandemic health and safety decision-making over to local governments on May 1.
End of an era: Sands sells Strip properties for $6.25 billion
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Burdened by the pandemic, Nevada casinos see revenue drop more than $6 billion
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Court finds state gaming regulators don’t have jurisdiction to discipline Steve Wynn
November 20th, 2020 - 8:40am
In an order issued Thursday, Clark County District Court Judge Adriana Escobar wrote that the state’s Gaming Control Board overstepped its regulatory bounds last year when it filed a formal complaint against Wynn seeking to prohibit the former casino executive from future involvement in the casino industry.
Sisolak appoints his former general counsel as new Gaming Control Board chair
Sandra Douglass Morgan leaving post as chair of Gaming Control Board
A gambler at heart: Derek Stevens opening first all-new resort in four decades in downtown Las Vegas
October 25th, 2020 - 2:00am
Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens gained a reputation for high-stakes sports wagers and a hands-on operating style that evokes memories of the Glitter Gulch gambling proprietors of a bygone era. But Stevens credited his father, a retired architect from Michigan who is conservative by nature, with planting the seed for the biggest bet taken on downtown Las Vegas in 40 years.
Nevada Supreme Court rules in favor of former hair stylist sued for defamation by Steve Wynn over sexual misconduct allegations
September 4th, 2020 - 2:00am
In a three-justice opinion issued Tuesday, members of the court reversed a lower court’s decision and ruled in favor of Jorgen Nielsen in an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss a defamation claim filed by Wynn in April 2018. The lawsuit was filed after the former hair stylist went on the record for a Wall Street Journal investigation into Wynn’s alleged sexual harassment against employees that ultimately contributed to his departure from the publicly traded casino company.
As online gaming expands in the U.S., experts worry Nevada could be left behind
Suit alleges Vegas police violated constitutional rights in handcuffing, frisking all Black attendees at party, labeling it gang event
Gaming Control Board files health and safety complaint against the Sahara Las Vegas
Culinary Union begins court battle over COVID-19 protections for Las Vegas Strip workers
Survey shows tourists getting cold feet as coronavirus cases spiral upward
June 24th, 2020 - 2:00am
On questions about when international flights to Las Vegas would resume, whether rodeos could fill seats and when conferences of more than 50 people would be back, Hill responded that “projecting things based on a calendar at this point is more difficult than projecting things based on the health situation.”
Culinary Union wants face masks required in public areas
Digital and cashless gaming technology viewed as bringing casinos into the 21st century
June 22nd, 2020 - 2:00am
Cashless gaming has been used on slot machines throughout the casino industry for at least two decades, although it wasn’t initially accepted by customers. When the original systems, dubbed ticket-in/ticket-out, were introduced, they confused older slot players, who didn’t understand why winnings came out in the form of a ticket voucher, rather than cash, which they had originally loaded into the machine.
Sportsbooks see betting enthusiasm, especially via mobile apps, even as athletic events are slow to return
June 19th, 2020 - 2:00am
For nearly three months — a time period normally marked by March Madness, the debut of Major League Baseball and professional hockey and basketball playoffs — all was quiet in Nevada’s sportsbooks. Now, the familiar hum of activity inside these sports-viewing meccas is returning despite a coronavirus-altered athletic landscape.