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Uniform provider an important part of resort industry

26 August 2014
LAS VEGAS -- How important are the uniforms and outfits worn by casino industry cocktail servers, dealers, valets and other front-of-the-house resort personnel? Often, it’s a multi-million-dollar marketing decision. It’s not unusual to see some of the Strip’s top gaming executives visiting the Henderson offices and showroom of uniform provider Cintas. ... (read more)

Gaming attorney Clayton joins Greenberg Traurig law firm

26 August 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Gaming attorney Mark Clayton, who represented several high-profile clients in their Nevada regulatory matters in the past year, has switched law firms. Clayton, 49, left Lionel Sawyer & Collins, one of the state’s oldest law firms, for a position with Greenberg Traurig, an international law firm with three dozen offices worldwide. ... (read more)

VIP reception, fireworks herald debut of $415 million SLS Las Vegas

25 August 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Rob Oseland spent close to two decades in gaming and took a much-needed time out in early 2011. It wasn’t a long break. By the end of the year, Oseland joined the team at SBE Entertainment and began planning for what has become the $415 million SLS Las Vegas Hotel Casino. The 1,620-room Strip ... (read more)

Nevadan at Work: Manufacturing CEO credits mentors over 20 years

25 August 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Mike Dreitzer credits his success to the mentors he has had in 20 years as an attorney and gaming executive in Nevada. Folks such as former Nevada Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley, ex-Gaming Control Board Chairman Bill Bible, former Gov. Mike O’Callaghan and gaming executive and gaming lawyer Shannon Bybee helped Dreitzer early in his career. ... (read more)

Capacity crowd packs opening of SLS Las Vegas

25 August 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Less than 30 minutes after opening to the public, the SLS Las Vegas Hotel Casino was packed. Every table inside the Griddle Cafe was filled. There wasn’t an empty seat in the lobby’s Monkey Bar. A line snaked through the casino for customers waiting to sign up for “The Code,” the SLS Las Vegas’ player loyalty program. ... (read more)

Inside Gaming: Titus's bill would repeal handle tax

25 August 2014
LAS VEGAS -- CG Technology CEO Lee Amaitis wanted to know the whereabouts of about $9 million that Nevada sportsbook operators paid to the federal government last year through a tax on all sports wagers. It seemed like a simple question. Amaitis asked Rep Dina Titus, D-Nev., if she could find out. ... (read more)

Gaming Insider: Borgata may gain from shrinking market

25 August 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Boyd Gaming Corp. told investors last month it planned to change out a few of the restaurants, nightlife spots and other nongaming attractions inside several of the company’s area casinos to boost overall revenue. This particular plan has been met with success along the Strip, but has been slow to be embraced by regional markets. ... (read more)

Gaming regulators OK licensing for SLS Las Vegas

22 August 2014
LAS VEGAS -- State gaming regulators on Thursday approved licensing for the SLS Las Vegas Hotel Casino, setting the stage for this weekend’s opening of the $415 million redevelopment of the former Sahara. Nevada State Gaming Commission members said they were comfortable with the financing and operation of ... (read more)

Scientific Games-Bally deal gets federal antitrust OK

21 August 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Federal antitrust regulators signed off on Scientific Games Corporation’s $5.1 billion acquisition of Bally Technologies, Inc., the two gaming companies announced Wednesday. In a joint statement, the companies said they received notice from the Federal Trade Commission of early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976. ... (read more)

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