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FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, a board displays odds for different bets on the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. The sports books are closed, and the only things left to bet on mobile apps are virtual racing and Russian ping pong. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Associated Press
April 06, 2020 - 2:22 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nobody would have given odds on this. Inside the glittering casinos that line the Las Vegas Strip, the slot machines were turned off and the sportsbooks were dark. On what would have been the biggest Monday of the year for bookies, not a dollar changed hands. No big national...
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Unemployment insurance form and clipboard on a desk.
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Associated Press
April 03, 2020 - 5:30 am
More than 71,400 people filed for unemployment in Nevada last week, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Labor, pushing the number of jobless claims since casinos and other businesses closed in mid-March due to the coronavirus past 164,000.
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Unemployment insurance form and clipboard on a desk.
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Associated Press
March 30, 2020 - 5:22 am
A record-setting wave of jobless applicants overwhelmed Nevada’s unemployment system following casino closures because of the coronavirus pandemic, state officials acknowledged Friday.
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Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman introduces the worldwide premiere of the new Viva Vision light show featuring a six-minute musical montage of DJ/producer Steve Aoki's hits at the Fremont Street Experience on June 13, 2019
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Mitch Kelly
March 18, 2020 - 4:41 pm
One day after Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak requested that all "non-essential" businesses in Nevada close for 30 days to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman pleaded with the Governor to lighten up.
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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak speaks during the Clark County Democrats Kick Off to Caucus Gala at Tropicana Las Vegas February 15, 2020
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Mitch Kelly
March 15, 2020 - 4:03 pm
In a continuing effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Governor Steve Sisolak ordered that all of Nevada's K-12 schools be closed, effective Monday. The closure is to last through April 6th. In Clark County, it will be extended through April 13, as the district already had a Spring Break...
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Mitch Kelly
March 11, 2020 - 6:04 am
Several days ago, MGM Resorts International announced a new set of policies to address concerns about the coronavirus.
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A general view of hotel-casinos on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip on November 20, 2009
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Associated Press
February 28, 2020 - 10:07 am
Nevada casinos continued a hot streak in January, topping $1 billion in house winnings for the second consecutive month and eighth time in the last year.
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FILE - In this Oct, 29, 2018 file photo James Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts International, participates in a news conference in New York. Murren the head of casino giant MGM Resorts International says he'll step down as company chairman and chief executive as soon as the company leaders find his successor. Murren was praised in a company statement Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, saying he informed the corporate board he intends to leave before his contract expires, at the end of 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig,File)
Associated Press
February 12, 2020 - 4:35 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jim Murren, the head of casino giant MGM Resorts International, says he’ll step down as chairman and chief executive as soon as the company finds a successor. Murren has led the company since 2008. A corporate statement Wednesday said he intends to leave before his contract expires...
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People wearing face masks walk in front of the Grand Lisboa Hotel on January 28, 2020 in Macau, China.
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Mitch Kelly
February 04, 2020 - 8:00 am
Coronavirus fears in the gambling mecca of Macao, China, have led officials in that city to decide to close their casinos for a couple of weeks.
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Associated Press
January 31, 2020 - 6:19 am
Nevada casinos reaped more than $1 billion in winnings in December, pushing the tally for 2019 past $12 billion in a key index of state fiscal health.
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