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Judge Leavitt, meet Las Vegas Sands

Maybe Clark County District Judge Michelle Leavitt won some kind of strange lottery. Earlier this year, her courtroom was tied up during a six-week trial in which Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen won a $58.6 million judgment from Las Vegas Sands...

S&P says gaming rolls snake eyes

Researchers from Standard & Poor’s visited Las Vegas recently. No word on which shows they enjoyed, which restaurants pleased their tastes or if they partook in some gambling activity. We do know, however, that the rating service’s fundamental...

Shuffle Master calls for a cease-fire

The legal hostilities have ceased somewhat between Shuffle Master and Elixir Gaming, the company formerly known as Vending Data Corp. The companies announced Tuesday that Shuffle Master had dropped an appeal related to a patent infringement lawsuit...

MGM Mirage heightens security

The terrorist attacks in India caused MGM Mirage to increase security at its Las Vegas casinos over the four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The company operates 10 casinos on the Strip. Cars going in and out of the MGM Mirage casino parking...

Signs of trouble from slot giant

Twelve months ago, Wall Street analysts never imagined having concerns about International Game Technology. The Reno-based company, which has a large corporate presence in Las Vegas, controls the lion's share of the worldwide slot machine market.