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Thousands of people enjoyed fireworks on Friday in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Caesars Palace.
The closure of Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino, planned for Oct. 10, may help bolster the arguments of both sides in a referendum over putting casinos in northern New Jersey.
Las Vegas may unwittingly benefit from the outbreak of the Zika virus in South Florida as Southern Nevada’s already seeing a surge in business this summer, especially from Asia and business travelers.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn wrote a letter Thursday to the soon-to-be unemployed workers of the Trump Taj Mahal casino, accusing their union of inciting them to destroy their own jobs by participating in the longest strike by Atlantic City’s main casino workers union.
Wynn officials say they’ll be adding hundreds more construction workers as the building of a $2 billion Boston-area casino starts after years of legal fights.
Boyd Gaming’s business model downtown is driven by tourism from Hawaii through travel packages. All three of the properties – California, Fremont, Main Street – achieved solid gains, said President and CEO Keith Smith. Lower fuel costs saved the flight charter service about $400,000.
Golden Enterainment, Nevada’s largest tavern operator and slot machine company, saw a strong second quarter with revenues increasing 16.5 percent and cash flow up 12.2 percent.
The Trump Taj Mahal casino will shut down after Labor Day, the victim of the longest strike in Atlantic City’s 38-year casino era.
Don Laughlin regularly works 14-hour days. But on Tuesday afternoon, Laughlin took a few minutes off to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Riverside.