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Penn National, partner bail on Albany, N.Y., project

A development team that includes Penn National Gaming is ending its bid to build a casino near Albany, N.Y., to focus on an alternative casino proposal in Orange County.

MGM Resorts takes cautious approach to real money Internet gaming

MGM Resorts International supports online wagering legalization in the U.S. The casino giant holds an interactive gaming license in Nevada. Still, MGM Resorts is taking wait-and-see approach in regards to actual real money Internet gaming.

El Cortez reaches deal with Culinary, Bartenders unions

The El Cortez became the third downtown Las Vegas casino in two days to reach a tentative agreement on a five-year contract with two unions, averting a strike planned for this weekend.

Two downtown Boyd casinos reach deal with Culinary, Bartender unions

Two downtown Las Vegas casinos operated by Boyd Gaming Corp. reached tentative contract agreements with two unions, leaving seven properties unsettled and targets for a potential strike starting Sunday morning.

UNLV professor: Las Vegas is socially savvy

Bo Bernhard, executive director of the International Gaming Institute and professor of sociology and hotel management at UNLV, recently gave a TED Talk saying Las Vegas is a smart city. He’s not talking about book smarts but “social intelligence.”

Push for bill draft to define restricted gaming locations fails

A legislative committee looking at technology and gaming spent roughly 95 percent of its final hearing Tuesday debating taverns and other restricted slot machine businesses and whether or not a litmus test was needed to determine if gambling revenue was truly “incidental” to a location’s success.

Evolving music trends spark growth of festivals at venues across valley

Pat Christenson remembers the old days — a mere three years ago — when there was not a single multiday outdoor music festival in Las Vegas. Now Christenson glows with pride when he ticks off the growing number of music festivals that have picked Las Vegas as their home.

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