Category: News

May 28, 2015

Trip Report With Pics: Ruins of the Riviera Hotel Rooms and Suites

The Riviera Las Vegas liquidation sale is halfway finished. Most of the suites have been picked apart. The casino floor is almost completely empty. Most of the restaurant furnishings are sold. There are

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May 23, 2015

Riviera Liquidation Sale, World Series of Poker Starting, and Nevada Ruled Venue for Sands Lawsuit

Riviera Liquidation Sale Continues The shuttered Riviera Las Vegas started its liquidation sale on May 14.  Buyers claimed all of the “Crazy Girls” themed items immediately.  Any item with a Riviera logo on

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May 20, 2015

Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati Fined $125,000 by Control Commission

One of casinos’ biggest concerns are violations, particularly those that carry penalties from the gaming boards that they are monitored by. Those fears were realized Wednesday by the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati, Ohio

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May 9, 2015

Riviera Las Vegas Closes, Hooters and Tropicana Las Vegas Sold

Riviera Las Vegas Closes Riviera Las Vegas closed its doors at noon on May 4. Players dropped by over the weekend for one last look.  The tables games closed around 3am on Monday

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May 2, 2015

Revel Not Likely To Reopen This Summer, Harrah’s Fights New Orleans Smoking Ban, and ePoker Legal in Wisconsin

Revel Will Not Open This Summer Revel and its new owner Glenn Straub found out this week that the New Jersey gaming license is not transferable. This means that Revel’s new management team

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Apr 26, 2015

Wynn Resorts Board Battle, Revel Power to be Restored, and Gold Strike Sale Approved

Elaine Wynn Loses Board Battle A battle to oust Elaine Wynn from the Board of Directors at Wynn Resorts appears to be successful. Elaine Wynn was unable to win election to the board

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Apr 11, 2015

Revel Closes, Then Loses Power, Gold Strike to Be Sold, and Golden Nugget Unshuffled Card Case Continues

Revel Sale Finally Closes The sale of Revel in Atlantic City has finally closed.  Glenn Straub and his Polo North group acquired the hotel for about $82 million on Tuesday.  That opened the

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Mar 28, 2015

Caesars Blasted at Hearing, Venetian Sued Over Resort Fees, Resorts World Groundbreaking

Nevada Gaming Regulators Slam Caesars at Hearing Nevada gaming regulators described Caesars Entertainment’s operating unit’s bankruptcy as “embarrassing”, among other interesting comments, at a hearing on Thursday.  The bankruptcy was discussed as to

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Mar 21, 2015

Megabucks Hits, Revel Trying to Close Sale, Nevada Lottery Bill, and More

Megabucks $10.7 Million Jackpot Hit Trinidad Torres was visiting Las Vegas this week. She was staying at Westgate, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton and LVH. She deposited $100 into a Megabucks slot machine

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Mar 7, 2015

Macau Drops Again, IRS Considers Decreasing Jackpot Reporting, and Iran Behind LVS Hacking

Macau Posts 49 Percent Drop in Gaming Revenue Macau posted a February 2015 gaming win of $2.44 billion. That was down 49 percent from February 2014, the peak of gaming revenue in Macau. 

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