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Las Vegas Sands finishes towers at Singapore project

29 June 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Las Vegas Sands has completed its three 55-story hotel towers at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore nearly two weeks ahead of schedule, the company announced today. Sands will formally celebrate the topping off its $5.4 billion resort July 8. Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson said the next step in ... (read more)

IGT lays off managers to cut costs

22 June 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- International Game Technology has terminated the employment of some management level employees in a cost-cutting initiative, a regulatory filing revealed today. Richard Pennington, executive vice president of corporate strategy, was the only executive named in the Security and Exchange Commission filing. ... (read more)

Harrah's CEO sees signs of stability

25 May 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Gary Loveman, CEO of the world's largest casino operator, said during a television interview Wednesday that Harrah's Entertainment is in a more stable place than last fall and earlier this year. The company last month reported a loss of $127.4 million for the first quarter of 2009 compared to a $275 million loss in the same quarter of 2008. ... (read more)

Encore makes magazine's annual 'It List'

20 May 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Steve Wynn just got an affirmation on his latest (and most expensive) work from one the leading travel magazines. Travel and Leisure Magazine named Encore Las Vegas to its "It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2009" in its June issue. The "It List" is an annual list complied by the ... (read more)

Economy changes playing field for UNLV students

11 May 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- The gaming industry has seen dramatic change in recent months. UNLV gaming professor Jeff Voyles would know. He's been in the industry for 15 years, first as a dealer at MGM Grand, later as a resort company vice president in Hong Kong, Macau and South Korea, and now as a gaming ... (read more)

Bally Technologies reports slight profits drop

11 May 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Bally Technologies reported a slight drop in profits today when the company cited net income fell 3 percent to $29.3 million in the third quarter of 2009 compared to $30.2 million the same period last year. Earnings per share remained steady at 52 cents share, identical to 2008 third ... (read more)

Reno mom hits $33 million Megabucks jackpot

15 April 2009
SPARKS, Nevada -- A Reno woman is $33 million richer after hitting the second largest Megabucks jackpot in history at a Sparks casino. The winner has been identified as 38-year-old Rachael Renee Romanick who was playing at Terrible's Rail City casino when she hit the jackpot. "I really owe it to my friend," Romanick said. ... (read more)

Las Vegas Sands makes appointment to board

15 April 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Las Vegas Sands announced today the appointment of Jason Ader to its board of directors. Ader is the CEO of Hayground Cove Asset Management, an investment management firm he founded in 2003. Prior to founding that company, Ader was a senior managing director at Bear Stearns & ... (read more)

Sands president begins early, earning base of $2 million

18 March 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Las Vegas Sands board member Michael Leven has taken his position as president and chief operating officer earlier than expected, the company announced in a Securities and Exchange filing on Tuesday. Las Vegas Sands announced that Leven entered into an employment contract and became ... (read more)

M Resort set for 10 p.m. opening

2 March 2009
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- The M Resort will open its doors at 10 p.m. tonight as the newest addition to the casino and resort scene in the Las Vegas Valley. Set on 90 acres near Interstate 15 and St. Rose Parkway, M Resort is positioning itself as a locals casino with its placement near master-planned ... (read more)

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