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Casino magnate Steve Wynn loses appeal in slander case

Billionaire casino magnate Steve Wynn went back for more, but yet again a court slapped down the notion that he was slandered by …

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Oakland Raiders closing in on potential move to Las Vegas

The Raiders will head into next week’s Annual League Meetings in Arizona closing in on a potential move to Las Vegas. Though it’s not a full certainty, the expectation is the 32 owners will vote on …

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Why the next big Trump project could be a Las Vegas casino

In addition to the hotel they already own in Las Vegas, Forbes has learned, resort owner Phil Ruffin and the Trump Organization are also thinking of building …

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Costco will now be delivered right to your door

A delivery service announced Tuesday that it will start making runs to Costco to pick up orders for customers, another move toward a world in which traditional retailers compete side-by-side with online sellers to …

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MGM wins bid to build destination resort in Dubai

MGM is taking its luxury hospitality business to the Persian Gulf. The casino giant has won the rights to develop and operate a beachfront destination resort in Dubai under …

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This Wall Street legend failed to conquer Las Vegas sports betting

Bloomberg reports that Howard Lutnick, the man who rebuilt Cantor Fitzgerald LP, and then some, after the catastrophe of 9/11, has spent the past decade looking for …

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Here’s why Wynn Resorts stock popped Thursday

Zacks reports that shares of Wynn Resorts gained more than 3.3 percent in morning trading Thursday on unconfirmed takeover chatter …

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Las Vegas sports gambler to face trial on insider trading charges

Las Vegas gambler William “Billy” Walters is expected to go to trial Monday on charges that he made more than $40 million through …

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Republican Sen. Dean Heller knocks GOP Obamacare plan

Sen. Dean Heller panned House Speaker Paul Ryan’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare during a closed meeting with constituents on Saturday, according to …

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TMZ: Criss Angel released from hospital after passing out during show

A rep for Criss tells TMZ he did in fact lose consciousness Friday night during his straight jacket act and was taken to the hospital for evaluation, where he was released. He’s undergoing additional testing Saturday to see if he can perform for tonight’s show.

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O.J. Simpson could be released as early as October

O.J. Simpson could get out of prison later this year, if a pivotal parole hearing goes his way. The hearing will likely take place in July, according to David Smith, spokesman for …

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Jerry Jones reportedly finding investors to finance Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is reportedly working to find potential investors to help the Oakland Raiders finance a new stadium in Las Vegas, according to …

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Billy Walters loses bid to dismiss insider trading case after FBI leaks

A federal judge has rejected Las Vegas gambler William “Billy” Walters’ bid to dismiss criminal insider trading charges after an FBI agent admitted to leaking details about …

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A Las Vegas home with three elevators and views of the Strip

From the basketball court with his-and-her bathrooms to the 360-degree views from the glass-walled office, this Las Vegas house is the stuff of fantasy. “It looks like fiction,” said broker Ivan Sher. “It doesn’t …

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China’s high rollers are back at Macau’s gaming tables

Chinese high rollers are pulling Macau out of its doldrums, helping reverse the gambling Mecca’s two-year slump with cash created by soaring real-estate values and …

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