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Westgate CEO plans sweeping changes for newly acquired LVH

The new owner of the LVH-Las Vegas Hotel and Casino has confirmed that David Siegel, king of timeshare developers, has acquired the off-Strip, 3,261-room property. Siegel said Monday he plans to convert a portion of the hotel into a timeshare development.

Caesars Entertainment files 6,000-page application for Caesars New York

Developers hoping to build casinos in New York state used boxes, binders and trucks to submit their proposals to gambling regulators ahead of Monday’s application deadline. Caesars Entertainment filed its 6,000-page application for Caesars New York, about 50 miles from New York City in Woodbury in Orange County.

Gaming Commission loses a legendary chairman

As he was exiting the Sawyer Building’s second-floor hearing room following a Nevada Gaming Commission monthly meeting, Chairman Peter Bernhard was complimented by a state gaming enforcement agent on his handling of individuals and companies seeking licensing approval.

MGM’s plan for north Strip concerts, fairs slated to move ahead

MGM Resorts International’s plan to bring concerts, fairs and other outdoor events to the northern edge of the Strip in hopes of capitalizing on the growth of outdoor-oriented attractions along the resort corridor will move ahead next week.

Money disappears, no illusions

Gambling just got a little more magical as prestidigitator David Copperfield unveiled a slot machine in his own image Thursday at the MGM Grand.

N.Y. racinos eyeing longer hours amid competition

ALBANY, N.Y. — Visitors to New York’s racetrack casinos may soon be able to gamble until the sun comes up under a proposal to let racinos stay open until 6 a.m.

Penn National abandons Philly casino proposal

PHILADELPHIA — Penn National Gaming Inc. has abandoned its bid to build a $480 million casino in south Philadelphia, leaving four applicants still in the running for the city’s second casino license.

Bally Technologies trims 270 jobs

Slot machine giant Bally Technologies became the second gaming equipment manufacturer this year to lay off a portion of its global workforce, but said Friday the move was associated with its $1.3 billion purchase of a rival rather than poor sales numbers.

Caesars to close Showboat in Atlantic City on Aug. 31

Caesars Entertainment Corp. said Friday it would close one of four casinos the Las Vegas-based company operates in Atlantic City, shutting down operations of the Showboat on Aug. 31.

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