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  • The Allegiant plane with 144 passengers landed safely last Thursday at Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota, after a flight from Las Vegas. "At this time, we are coordinating with the FAA and the airport to investigate all channels of communication regarding the flight and the circumstances leading to the declaration of emergency," the Las Vegas-...

  • LAS VEGAS _ Global Cash Access Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported a second-quarter loss of $12.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 23 cents per share. Global Cash Access Holdings shares have decreased roughly 5 percent since the...

  • Patrons play craps at a table at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. (file photo).

    Some casino dealers take extreme measures, like tolerating abuse and bending the rules, to satisfy and retain high rollers.

  • LAS VEGAS— Baccarat, the card game that can be a windfall or whiplash for Las Vegas casinos, was the latter in June. Nevada's casinos earned nearly $831 million of what was gambled last month, a drop of about 8 percent from a year earlier, according to data released Tuesday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. "The baccarat business's world was completely different in...

  • LAS VEGAS— Fake palm trees and high winds fueled a poolside fire on a rooftop at The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip over the weekend, fire officials say. The blaze on Saturday sent guests running and plumes of black smoke billowing from the scene. Clark County Battalion Chief Leo Durkin said the trees were made from foam that has become a common...

  • UNCASVILLE, Conn.— One high roller requests a refrigerator full of bananas that he squeezes and throws as he gambles. Other high-stakes players described by a pit manager at Mohegan Sun, one of the world's largest casinos, throw chairs, scream at dealers and expect rules to be bent at the tables. Transcripts of the hearing were obtained by The Associated Press.

  • NEW YORK— SuperValu said Tuesday that it may spin off its discount grocer Save-A-Lot into a separate publicly traded company as competition in the industry intensifies. Shares of SuperValu Inc. jumped more than 10 percent in late trading Tuesday. SuperValu Inc. has been getting smaller in recent years, selling its Albertsons, Jewel-Osco and other chains.

  • BUCHAREST, Romania— Romanian prosecutors have searched dozens of home and offices looking for evidence that drug companies offered doctors vacations and other incentives in exchange for prescribing cancer drugs. A statement from the anti-corruption agency Tuesday said that 61 homes and offices were searched in Bucharest and in the northwest...

  • NEW YORK, July 27- A professional racecar driver is in talks to settle a U.S. regulator's lawsuit accusing him of participating in a deceptive payday lending scheme, as federal prosecutors decide whether to bring criminal charges, according to court filings. Lawyers for Scott Tucker, who competes on U.S. and European circuits, said in a filing on Friday in Las Vegas...

  • Las Vegas hotel reopens pool where fire started Sunday, 26 Jul 2015 | 1:55 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A Las Vegas high-rise hotel has reopened its rooftop swimming pool a day after a fire sent patrons running and black smoke billowing above the Strip. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas says the Bamboo Pool on the 14th floor reopened at 10 a.m. with full service except for its West Bar. Hotel officials said in a statement that an area affected by the fire has been...

  • LAS VEGAS— Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil got back his social media passwords after suing a consultant he hired to manage the accounts and accusing her of posting online without his consent, a lawyer for the rocker said Friday. Kristy Sinsara handed over the passwords and the case was dismissed in early June, attorney James Kohl confirmed.

  • Boyd reports 2Q loss Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS _ Boyd Gaming Corp. on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $6.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 10 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $549.9 million.

  • LAS VEGAS— A deal involving Pinnacle Entertainment is the latest example of a casino company separating its gambling operations from its real estate to generate cash. Las Vegas- based Pinnacle announced this week it would sell most of its casino-hotels to a real estate investment trust, Pennsylvania- based Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc., in an all-stock...

  • July 22- Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp's said cost cutting at its Macau properties helped it post better second-quarter earnings, compared with the first quarter, sending its shares up about 4 percent. Las Vegas Sands performed well in a tough Macau environment, Morningstar analyst Dan Wasiolek said. Las Vegas Sands said net income attributable to the...

  • Las Vegas Sands misses Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 5:45 PM ET

    Still, Las Vegas Sands CEO and Chairman Sheldon Adelson called the quarterly results a solid set of financials considering the challenges the company has faced in Macau where a government corruption crackdown has led to a significant downturn in gambling in the Asian enclave. That train has left the station, "he said of competitors and what sets Las Vegas Sands...

  • Judge: Caesars can be sued while unit in bankruptcy Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 4:53 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A Chicago bankruptcy judge has ruled he won't stop pending lawsuits against Caesars Entertainment Corp. while its debt-heavy subsidiary is in bankruptcy. Judge Benjamin Goldgar decided Wednesday that the casino giant won't be immune to litigation, unlike its Caesars Entertainment Operation Co. unit which filed for bankruptcy in mid-January...

  • UPDATE 1-Caesars faces bankruptcy after losing key ruling Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 3:41 PM ET

    CHICAGO/ WILMINGTON, Del., July 22- Caesars Entertainment Corp may be closer to joining its operating unit in bankruptcy after a federal judge refused to protect the casino company from creditor lawsuits seeking up to $11 billion, sending its stock plummeting. Caesars and its private equity backers Apollo Global Management LLC and TPG Capital, said staying...

  • Getting married in Las Vegas just got more expensive Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 8:45 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Getting hitched in Las Vegas? Clark County spokesman Erik Pappa says commissioners voted unanimously to increase the price to $77. The extra $14 earned from each license will be spent promoting Las Vegas as a wedding destination to other in-love couples.

  • LAS VEGAS— The bankruptcy of Caesars Entertainment Corp.' s debt-heavy subsidiary has racked up nearly $47 million in professional fees and expenses in about 4 1/ 2 months. In filing for bankruptcy in mid-January, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. has been trying to shed about $10 billion of its $18.4 billion in debt. The company is due in Chicago bankruptcy...

  • RAGLAN, New Zealand, July 20- Deep in New Zealand's dairying heartland, drone maker Aeronavics tests aircraft designed to corner the fast-growing emerging market for unmanned aerial vehicles in the film and television business. Who "and the" Twilight "films is one of a stable of New Zealand firms that are using the country's reputation for innovation in the film...