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June 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
An Encinitas man who claimed he was plied with drinks while he gambled away more than $1 million has reached an undisclosed settlement with two Las Vegas casinos. Stephen Roel, 54, filed a federal lawsuit in January, accusing the Las Vegas Hilton and the Mandalay Bay Resort of capitalizing on his alcoholism last fall by serving him alcohol while he was drunk and loaning him money to wager.
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BUSINESS
August 16, 2001 | JEANNINE DeFOE, BLOOMBERG NEWS
Aladdin Gaming, which runs a $1-billion Las Vegas casino, said Wednesday that it lost $20.4 million in the second quarter and is trying to amend its loan agreement because it doesn't have enough cash to make payments this year. Las Vegas-based Aladdin is seeking an eighth amendment to its loan agreement with a group led by Bank of Nova Scotia, the company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
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November 18, 1999 | HUDSON SANGREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Manuel Osvaldo Nacrur stepped off a plane in Miami last year, he got a rude surprise. Instead of catching his connecting flight home to Los Angeles, Nacrur was handcuffed, jailed 10 days, then hauled around the country in a prisoner van for more than two weeks. Finally, a federal lawsuit charges, he was delivered to the Las Vegas authorities who had issued a warrant for his arrest. His alleged crime? The San Fernando Valley resident owed the MGM Grand casino $45,000 in gambling debts.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2001 | From Reuters
Gaming revenue on the Las Vegas Strip plunged nearly 13% in February as analysts said a tourism slowdown was compounded by several one-time factors. Las Vegas Strip casinos posted a February gaming "win"--the amount of money they kept after all bets were paid--of $337.9 million, down from $386.8 million in February 2000, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday. Analysts attributed some of the drop to the slowing economy, but said several one-time factors also played a part.
NEWS
February 10, 1991 | ROBIN ABCARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each year, millions of vacationers stream into Nevada's resorts to see fabulous floor shows, play golf and frolic in cerulean swimming pools. Oh, yes. They gamble, too. Most arrive by car or, particularly in the case of Las Vegas, by plane. But a small number--about a tenth of Las Vegas's 18.1 million visitors and a fifth of Laughlin's nearly 3 million visitors--arrived by buses in 1989, the most recent year for which statistics are available.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1988 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., Times Staff Writer
Developer Donald J. Trump, who is seeking federal approval to buy a controlling interest in Los Angeles-based Caesars World Inc., could also face stiff scrutiny from Nevada gaming officials if either he or the casino company amass substantial debt in trying to consummate or fight the deal.
NEWS
September 9, 1994 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what appears to be the first case of its kind, Nevada authorities have charged a top Las Vegas casino with allowing a minor to gamble in an incident in which a 19-year-old lost more than $6,200 in three hours of pre-dawn play at the blackjack tables. The incident occurred at Bally's Las Vegas, known as one of the Strip's most resolutely adult-oriented casino-hotels.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1990 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For all his penchant for privacy, hotel magnate Barron Hilton in recent years has displayed a remarkable knack for getting himself and his well-known lodging company involved in some high-profile uproars. As chief executive of Hilton Hotels Corp., the 62-year-old heir to the most famous name in the hotel business is now being criticized for acting indecisively during his recent attempt to auction off his Beverly Hills-based chain.
NEWS
June 13, 1991 | ROBERT A. JONES
Let's say you get in your car and just drive. You have your reasons. You head across the desert until the pavement ends and the road turns to dirt. And when you get to the end of the road and finally stop, you're not sure why you came. Because, after all, there's nothing there. Just the end of a road and some shacks. Inside the shacks are people like you, who once made their drive to the desert. Only they never turned around and went home. The desert is full of places like that.
BUSINESS
December 8, 1989 | TOM FURLONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clifford S. Perlman, a widely known but controversial figure within the nation's gambling industry, was named Thursday to run the behemoth $700-million casino and amusement park that MGM Grand is planning to build in Las Vegas. Perlman, 63, has been named chairman and chief executive of a new subsidiary known as MGM Grand Hotel and Theme Park. He will also join the board of MGM Grand.
SPORTS
April 6, 2001 | Associated Press
Sen. John McCain introduced legislation Thursday that would ban betting on college sports in Nevada. McCain plans to hold a hearing on the NCAA-backed bill in his Commerce Committee on April 26. Pia Pialorsi, McCain's spokeswoman on the Commerce Committee, said the Republican senator from Arizona was eager to "renew his effort to clean up amateur sports" across the country. Sen.
BUSINESS
December 29, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
The casinos along the Las Vegas Strip are expected to fare better this New Year's Eve than last, when expensive millennium festivities drew disappointing crowds, analysts and casino executives say. About 260,000 people will visit the gambling mecca this weekend, about 10,000 more than last year, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said. Though casinos are charging lower room rates than last year, analysts said holiday rates are still higher than in 1998.
NEWS
November 16, 2000 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A company that promised City Hall more than a billion dollars to join its Internet gambling venture withdrew the offer on Wednesday, citing a lack of political support. But its leaders promised to be back. The City Council--with three of its seven members abstaining because of conflicts of interest--invited the company, VegasOne.com, to revisit the idea in six months. In the meantime, the company will launch a gambling Internet site from Australia on its own.
BUSINESS
October 14, 2000 | Reuters
Nevada gaming regulators have approved software developed by Virtgame.com Corp. that will allow betting on sports over a closed system using home computers. The Virtgame system will be used by casino operator Coast Resorts Inc. at its Nevada properties. It is much like the closed online systems banks and brokerages used for their customers before Internet commerce became secure, said Dennis Neilander, a member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
NEWS
September 26, 2000 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kerry Packer is an outsize personality, a big, brash man known even in this capital of excess as a ferocious gambler and extravagant tipper who bets--and often wins--dizzying amounts. So when Packer, a burly media tycoon who is one of Australia's richest citizens, lost at the tables here recently, he did that too in almost unbelievably grand style.
NEWS
June 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
An Encinitas man who claimed he was plied with drinks while he gambled away more than $1 million has reached an undisclosed settlement with two Las Vegas casinos. Stephen Roel, 54, filed a federal lawsuit in January, accusing the Las Vegas Hilton and the Mandalay Bay Resort of capitalizing on his alcoholism last fall by serving him alcohol while he was drunk and loaning him money to wager.
NEWS
April 1, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Labor relations used to be a simple thing at Binion's Horseshoe. As old-timers remember it, Benny Binion--the casino's charismatic founder and patriarch of one of this city's pioneer gaming families--approved union contracts with little ado while sitting at his favorite booth in the club's coffee shop. There was a strike once, back in the 1960s, but it didn't last long. Legend has it that Benny bought beer for the pickets and had them back on the job within three days.
NEWS
April 11, 1995 | MARIA L. LA GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Both sides were pretty evenly matched in this battle at the edge of California, a fight between two dusty rest stops on the road to Las Vegas over 14,000 cars a day and the hearts and wallets of the passengers inside. Then Gary Primm called in The Desperado.
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November 18, 1999 | HUDSON SANGREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Manuel Osvaldo Nacrur stepped off a plane in Miami last year, he got a rude surprise. Instead of catching his connecting flight home to Los Angeles, Nacrur was handcuffed, jailed 10 days, then hauled around the country in a prisoner van for more than two weeks. Finally, a federal lawsuit charges, he was delivered to the Las Vegas authorities who had issued a warrant for his arrest. His alleged crime? The San Fernando Valley resident owed the MGM Grand casino $45,000 in gambling debts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1999 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Legal bills are all Heather Devon has to show for an eight-year gamble that started with a yank of the handle on a Las Vegas slot machine and ended Tuesday in a Nevada courtroom. A Las Vegas jury rejected Devon's allegation that the former owners of the Frontier Hotel-Casino cheated her out of a $97,823 jackpot when it reneged on a promise to "reserve" a slot machine into which she had plunked dollar coins for 12 hours straight.
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