Joel Bergman spent more than 45 years designing casinos and was behind projects including Paris Las Vegas, The Signature at MGM Grand and the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. He died Wednesday of natural causes at age 80.
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Macau posted a drop in gambling revenue in July, stretching declines for a 26th consecutive month, as wealthy gamblers continued to steer clear of the world’s biggest casino hub.
A Chinese consortium that includes game developer Shanghai Giant Network Technology and e-commerce company Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma has agreed to acquire Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc’s online games unit for $4.4 billion in cash, the companies said.
The casino was built in 1931, the same year gambling was legalized in Nevada, to serve as an entertainment center for Hoover Dam workers.
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 that ended June 30, the state Gaming Control Board reported Friday.
On the verge of Wynn Resorts’ opening of a 1,700-room resort on Macau’s Cotai Strip next month, the Las Vegas company reported an improved financial performance for the Chinese enclave and second-quarter earnings that surpassed analysts’ expectations.
A rejuvenated Klondike Sunset Casino in Henderson was licensed Thursday by the Nevada Gaming Commission and plans to open for business Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Nevada gaming regulators on Thursday approved a $1.5 million settlement with sports book operator CG Technology to resolve a complaint about underpayments on its computerized betting system.
IGT, the London-based slot machine manufacturing giant, reversed a second-quarter loss with higher revenue totals than expected by Wall Street analysts, the company announced Thursday.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. will open The Parisian, a resort embellished with a half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower, in Macau on Sept. 13.
A Maryland casino is suing MGM Resorts International over lists of high-rollers.
The Clark County Fire Department responded Monday morning with the Las Vegas Fire Department’s hazardous material team to calls of a possible nitrogen leak outside the Criss Angel Theater at the Luxor on the Strip.
British bookmaker William Hill gave a frosty response to a proposed takeover bid from 888 Holdings and Rank Group on Monday, saying it saw little merit in the merger.
Would customers be more inclined to redeem a free offer if they won it in a game of skill? The representatives of a technology startup are betting the public will.
Gov. Brian Sandoval plans to leave Monday for Australia along with more than 30 Nevada representatives on a mission designed to enhance trade partnerships that will focus on water technology and commercialization, tourism and gaming.
CG Technology, a sports book manager at seven Las Vegas casinos, would be fined $1.5 million and required to establish an escrow account to pay bettors who were shorted in the calculation of player winnings under a stipulation agreed to Wednesday by the state Gaming Control Board and the company.
Michael Tassi, assistant director of Community Development and Services for the City of Henderson, said it is Railroad Pass Casino owner Joe DeSimone’s “golden ticket” to move forward with the project.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against Wynn Resorts board members by a shareholder over questions about the company’s management of its Macau operations.
The daily fantasy sports industry notched some wins but failed to capture a majority of states after an all-out push this year to preserve its legality amid concerns the online games amount to illegal sports betting operations.
An Atlantic City casino owned by billionaire Carl Icahn withdrew an offer to restore health insurance for its striking workers Monday after the union refused to put the measure up for a vote 18 days into a walkout.
The Peppermill Resort in Reno has filed an application to exit as a retail customer of NV Energy and acquire its own electricity on the wholesale market.
Records show just a smattering of relatively minor contributions to back presidential candidates, most of them candidates who have since dropped out of the race.
Two companies developing casinos in Las Vegas are getting ready for the Chinese market. Both are taking different approaches to getting a slice of the growing market and — you’ll never confuse one for the other.