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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...

Casino connection not novel to Vegas

Las Vegas Sands Corp. didn't need to obtain a gaming license from state regulators to open the $1.9 billion Palazzo this month. The casino is being operated as an extension of The Venetian and is being run under that resort's gaming license. The two...

Tropicana parent has seen better days

It wasn't a good week for Tropicana parent Columbia Sussex Corp. First, the privately held, Fort Mitchell, Ky.-based company hired its third chief financial officer in less than a year; the previous two had quit. Also, New Jersey gaming authorities...

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...

Company's future grows cloudier

Is the death watch on for Progressive Gaming International Corp.? The Las Vegas-based gaming technology provider has to post a $20 million bond while it appeals a $39 million judgment in a federal antitrust case. Last week, Progressive said it had...

TheStreet sees MGM pressing a point

Was there an issue underlying the timing of MGM Mirage's announcement last week that it would build a $5 billion resort in Atlantic City? TheStreet.com reported the company was using the announcement to pressure New Jersey gaming regulators to speed...

Executives exiting Black Gaming

Two executives from Black Gaming resigned recently as Mesquite casino magnate Randy Black Sr. is taking back tighter day-to-day control of the casino company. Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Lowenhar and Vice President of Marketing and Sales Scott...

Olympia Gaming turns eye to Kansas

Las Vegas-based Olympia Gaming is a partner with the Mohegan Indian Tribe of Connecticut and another developer to bid on a potential casino project in Kansas. The group, which calls its project Legends Sun, will compete against Las Vegas Sands Corp...

Oh, look, it's Palace Station again

O.J. Simpson's much-ballyhooed visit to Las Vegas gave Palace Station some unwanted publicity. But not all publicity is bad publicity. The off-Strip casino is probably now more well-known than Bellagio. The alleged robbery, for which the disgraced...

Cash in at Trailer Station, but hurry

Call it Trailer Station. Station Casinos won preliminary approval from gaming regulators last week to operate a small trailer with 16 slot machines at the former Castaways site near Fremont Street and the Boulder Highway. But don't sign up for those...

Singapore project to cost Sands more

A day after opening the $2.4 billion Venetian Macau in China, Las Vegas Sands Corp. officials said costs had risen on the company's Singapore project. In an interview with Asian media attending the opening of the resort on Macau's Cotai Strip, Las...

New title, same Street sensibility

You can take Jim Murren out of Wall Street, but can you take Wall Street out of Jim Murren? Perhaps not. The president of MGM Mirage added a title to his business card last week -- chief operating officer. In the process he relinquished his duties...