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Words of wisdom or common sense?

In the category of “Did they really pay to hear this speech?” comes the comments of Michael Anderson, president of the Atlantic City Hotel and Lodging Association. Anderson is also vice president of hotel operations at Bally's Atlantic City. In an...

Kerkorian cashes out

MGM Mirage majority shareholder Kirk Kerkorian has dumped his remaining shares of Ford Motor Co. today, a move that he began in October. It’s hard to imagine that Kerkorian, a 91-year-old billionaire from Los Angeles, will stay away from the auto...

IGT gets a new board member

Slot machine maker International Game Technology has added Northern California attorney David Roberson to its board of directors, pending regulatory approval. Roberson is an executive with the Storage Works Division of Hewlett-Packard Co., a...

Louisiana casinos get good news

Louisiana provided the casino industry with some encouraging news this week. Louisiana gaming authorities said casino revenues were $214.9 million in November, a 6 percent increase compared with $202.8 million a year ago. The figures included gaming...

Mr, Murren, meet Mr. Benedict

Murren still not at home in new office yet Jim Murren has the title and responsibilities, but he doesn’t yet have the office. Murren, who replaced Terry Lanni on Dec. 1 as the chairman and chief executive officer of MGM Mirage, hasn’t moved into...

A deal worth driving for?

Operators of the three Primm Valley casinos are banking that Clark County residents will be willing to drive 45 minutes for a f ree night’s stay . Through Dec. 31, the properties, operated by financially troubled Herbst Gaming, are offering anyone...

Something to ‘bog’ about

Among the holiday decorations inside the Palazzo are approximately 225,000 cranberries poured into the resort’s atrium pond. Ocean Spray donated the cranberries, which are often used as a holiday decoration enhancement. Assistant R-J Business Editor...

The Viejas C****o Arena?

The Viejas C****o Arena? Having a gaming company or gaming executive’s name attached to a building or facility at UNLV isn’t much of an issue. The Boyd School of Law, Harrah’s School of Hotel Administration, Sam Boyd Stadium and the Fertitta Tennis...

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...