MGM Resorts International is introducing a new problem gambling program that has the potential of providing a technological tap on the shoulder to players who can’t quit gambling when they should.
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If you’re old enough to fight and die for your country, you should be old enough to play blackjack and drop a few dollars into a slot machine at the local casino. At least, that’s the logic Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Minden.
This time of year, David Schwartz, the director of UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research, crunches more numbers than an accountant on a tax-filing deadline.
Unless you’re one of those critics who have opposed the NFL’s presence in Southern Nevada all along, we’re all disappointed about what happened last week in the Las Vegas/Oakland Raiders Stadium debacle.
The search for the secret formula to attract a younger demographic to resorts and, ultimately, the casino has reached far and wide.
We’d laugh it weren’t so sad to see articles in some of the national travel publications touting “30 things you can do for free in Vegas.” Unless you plan to walk a ways to some of these attractions, they’re technically no longer free since you’ll have to pay to park near them.
As gaming companies attempt to unlock the secrets of how to persuade millennials to gamble in casinos, mom-and-pop inventor Darryl Rosenblatt thinks he has the answer — embed slot machines with symbols and images that are important to those individual players.
Lost in some of the commentary about what’s ahead for the gaming industry in 2017 is the ongoing “Las Vegasization” of Macau.
There are plenty of fascinating stories on the horizon for 2017. Here are some of the things you’ll be reading about in the next 12 months, with a touch of prognostication.
Just as New Year’s Eve revelers begin rolling out of town after next week’s big party, their hotel rooms will be filled with thousands of people who will be gathering in Las Vegas for the 50th CES.
It’s a cinch that if you’re walking the Strip on New Year’s Eve, you’ll come across at least one person toking in the new year with a celebration of the arrival of legalized recreational marijuana in Nevada.
MGM Resorts International’s $1.4 billion Maryland property opened Thursday night. So how would MGM National Harbor fare if it were plopped down on the Strip? It would hold up quite favorably.
Tourism is a copycat business world with few original ideas so it isn’t hard to look at what airlines have done over the past decade to see the Strip parking correlation.
Casino openings excite us because we long to enjoy something we’ve never seen before.
So would you take Team Liquid in a head-to-head World of WarCraft matchup against the Evil Geniuses?
After a great Sunday afternoon at the Bellagio, I recalled that MGM indicated it may revisit parking policies at the end of the year.
New York is on track to collect more casino tax revenue than Nevada this year. If that happens, Nevada will become the No. 3 state in the union for collecting tax revenue from the casinos within its borders
It’s time for Las Vegas to stake a claim on Halloween and turn it into one of those holidays you have to be here at least once in your life.
Here are nine takeaways from the week photojournalist Erik Verduzco and I spent in Macau for Tuesday’s opening of the Parisian Macao. There’s a lot to be said for “everything under one roof.”
Those are some provoking questions addressed in the new edition of the “Nevada Gaming Law Practice and Procedure Manual,” unveiled last month in a reception during a gaming law conference at UNLV.
“Accounting for the Gaming Industry,” “Sociology of Gambling” and “Casino Marketing” are courses offered through programs coordinated by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ International Gaming Institute.
Anyone who has studied the numbers regularly knows that the gaming win statistics for Southern Nevada’s geographic regions are extremely volatile. One month, an area may be up by double-digit percentages. The next, it could be down by double-digit percentages. Then, maybe the next month, it levels off, only to climb high, then drop low, just like the Desperado coaster at Primm, a personal favorite.
We’ll have to endure the summer heat twice before we get to see the puck drop at T-Mobile Arena for the Las Vegas Whatever-We’re-Going-to-Call-Them hockey team competing in the National Hockey League’s 2017-18 season.
With several presentations vying for attention at the same time at last week’s 16th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking, it wasn’t too surprising that it was a small and mostly local crowd that showed up to hear four panelists talk about opening day at The Mirage more than 25 years ago.
When my journalism career landed me in Las Vegas in 1991, The Mirage and the Excalibur had recently opened. At that time, I could only imagine the explosive growth on the horizon for the Strip and how the gaming industry was going to forever change.
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