Las Vegas Sands asserted MBS achieved adjusted property EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) of US$518.5 million – an increase of 100.3 per cent compared to the fourth quarter of 2013. The Marina Bay Sands hotel resort in Singapore. (AFP/Roslan Rahman) SINGAPORE: The Marina Bay Sands (MBS) integrated resort reported a doubling in gross profit in the fourth quarter of 2014, helped by a tax benefit and a … Read the rest

Las Vegas Has The Only White Castle In The West

The new White Castle in Las Vegas (Screenshot via KTNV) Guys, it’s happening: White Castle is making its way across the country. The swift food joint known for its addictive sliders (and inspiring a stoner film about journeying to the restaurant) started its 1st Las Vegas outpost on Tuesday, making it the westernmost location in the country. Long gone are the days where we have to jump on a plane … Read the rest

Ladies and gentlemen, Nick Diaz has finally made it to Sin City, and “UFC Embedded” cameras were there to catch his long-awaited arrival. The online series previews this week’s card at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, in addition to the middleweight headliner between MMA vets Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC) and Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC). In the 2nd episode, Silva outlines a few travel issues … Read the rest

Q+A: Rock in Rio’s Roberta Medina: ‘We’re going to bring something different to Las Vegas’

Rodrigo Esper Roberta Medina of Rock in Rio. By Robin Leach (contact) Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 | 11:55 p.m. Rock in Rio USA Construction: 1/8/15 Launch slideshow » When Roberta Medina was a little girl and her dad staged the very 1st Rock in Rio music festival in 1985, she got lost and broke down in tears. Fast forward 29 years, and Roberta is now running the show expanded from … Read the rest

Reuters – <!– (S) –>(Reuters) – British gambling company Rank Group Plc reported a 29 % rise in half-year profit, helped by its Grosvenor casinos business and online operations. Rank asserted adjusted pretax profit rose to 35.8 million pounds ($54.2 million) in the first-half stopped Dec. 31, from 27.7 million pounds a year earlier. Revenue from continuing operations rose 3 % to 361.7 million pounds. The company, which is majority … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> (Adds details on results, new contract)<!– –> Jan 29 (Reuters) – British gambling company Rank Group Plc reported a 29 % rise in half-year profit, helpedby its Grosvenor casinos business and online operations. Rank asserted adjusted pretax profit rose to 35.8 million pounds($54.2 million) in the 1st half stopped Dec. 31, from 27.7million pounds a year earlier. Revenue from continuing operations rose 3 % to 361.7million pounds. … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> Singapore’s casinos haven’t lived up to their opening day fanfare, yet the newest Marina Bay Sands results suggest analysts who wrote off growth hopes may need to write them back on. <!– –> “The outlook does look more favorable for this year,” Jessalyn Chen, an analyst at CIMB, said. “The VIP segment is really coming back.” Read More Have Singapore’s casinos lost their mojo? Las Vegas Sands … Read the rest

Q+A: Chelsea Phillips-Reid of ‘50 Shades!’ sendup: ‘You will love our parody’

Steve Marcus Chelsea Phillips-Reid plays Pam in “50 Shades! The Parody” at Windows Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Bally’s. The show opens Feb. 3. By Robin Leach (contact) Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 | 10:34 p.m. ‘50 Shades! The Parody’ Rehearsal Launch slideshow » Fifty Shades of Grey 50 Shades! The Parody “50 Shades! The Parody,” the musical sendup of the steamy bondage and erotic sex thriller “Fifty Shades … Read the rest

Wynn Releases New Everett Casino Design Plans

By Adam Vaccaro Boston.com Staff | 01.22.15 | 12:04 PM When the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted to award Wynn Resorts the state’s only Boston-area casino license last fall, it set a few conditions on the company. One of them asked Wynn to try again on the resort’s tower hotel design. Members of the gaming panel saw the previous design as boring. Wynn executive Robert DeSalvio presented a 1st look at … Read the rest

<!– (S) –> <!– –>BOSTON (AP) — Wynn Resorts unveiled a long-awaited redesign of its proposed Massachusetts casino on Thursday, giving state regulators a glimpse at a gently curving bronze glass hotel tower resembling those of its signature resorts in Las Vegas and Macau. Casino authorities asserted the tower would reach the same 24-story height as the previous design yet be wider, allowing the hotel to house 600 rooms, or … Read the rest

I’ve made millions playing poker

  He’s a homeless millionaire poker player <!– main –> NEW YORK (CNNMoney) In 2007, I graduated from the University of Illinois, and spent the next two years of time traveling the world playing poker. By 2009, at age 24, I was crowned “Player of the Year” by the World Poker Tour and had $2.5 million in poker winnings. But I was worn out and thought I was ready to adjust … Read the rest