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LV link to Miami going high tech

The reopening this fall of the historic Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach may set the stage for the late 2009 unveiling of the $2.9 billion Fontainebleau Las Vegas. Fontainebleau officials are focused on opening the South Florida resort, which has...

Blackjack win dip? Don't look at us

Maybe those crazy kids from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology held a class reunion. Gaming analysts had trouble explaining why blackjack revenues on the Strip fell almost 18 percent during March. Gamblers wagered $746.6 million on the game,...

MGM Mirage may say 'take two'

MGM Mirage investors may soon be able to double down. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry Lanni said last week the company might consider splitting its nongaming hotel subsidiary into a separate publicly traded operation. The idea may sound...

Sparkle seems off neon for Street

Wall Street has soured on Las Vegas. Gaming analysts are challenged to find nice things to say about the casino industry in light of poor financial performances in numerous markets, including the Strip, where gaming revenues fell more than 3 percent...

Trump's second tower may wait

New York billionaire Donald Trump arrives in Las Vegas this week to cut the ribbon on his shimmering $1.2 billion Trump International Hotel & Tower. Trouble, is the nongaming 64-story condominium and hotel may be the only building on the north...

Panel member might not keep seat

Gov. Jim Gibbons is not expected to reappoint Nevada Gaming Commission member Ray Rawson when his term expires next month, sources said last week. Rawson, a former state senator, was appointed to the five-member gaming regulatory and policy making...

Board seeking air-tariff controls

Las Vegas Sands Corp. is proceeding with plans to retrofit two former passenger airliners to serve as modified flying casinos, on which high-end customers can pass the time gambling while being shuttled between Asia and the company's Strip casinos...

Now you play it, now you don't

Trailer Station has competition. Slot route operator United Coin Machine received preliminary approval last week from state gaming regulators to operate a temporary 16-slot machine casino inside a closed strip mall at the northeast corner of the...

Wynn dividend raises eyebrows

The timing of a special dividend to investors by Wynn Resorts Ltd. was called into question by a few stock market observers. A day after Barron's panned the stocks of casino companies operating in Macau, Wynn Resorts, which owns the Wynn Las Vegas...