Howard Stutz / Las Vegas Review-Journal

Inside Gaming

Howard Stutz is the gaming industry writer and news reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He blogs regularly for the paper on the RJ's Inside Gaming blog. His stories and posts appear on Pokerati via syndication with the Stephens Media GamingWire.

Posts by Howard Stutz / Las Vegas Review-Journal:

  • Nevada OKs Golden Gaming, 888 Holdings Partnership

    TI online poker could be coming soon
    19 Sep 2013

    State gaming regulators gave preliminary approval Thursday to a marketing agreement between Golden Gaming and Gibraltar-based 888 Holdings in which the tavern operator could deliver its customers as online poker players to a website that includes Treasure Island. Under terms of the exclusive marketing agreement, Golden Gaming can sign up customers from its three Pahrump […]

  • Big Wheel Developers Looking to Sell Naming Rights

    Coming soon: Poulan Weedeater Vegas Skyline?
    29 Aug 2013

    Operators of The Linq project are seeking a sponsor for a 550-foot observation wheel, the centerpiece of the $550 million Strip-area outdoor dining, retail and entertainment district. Caruso Affiliated, the company serving as the leasing and sponsorship consultant for development for Caesars Entertainment Corp., said the observation wheel offers a sponsorship opportunity similar to the […]

  • AGA Plans to Use Online Poker Movie to Make Case for Regulation

    Lucky Us
    23 Aug 2013

    Gaming leaders are looking at leveraging the release of a feature film that depicts the seedier side of illegal Internet poker to raise awareness of the need for proper regulation of online wagering. American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman, in an email to the organization’s board of directors last week, said the Oct. 4 release […]

  • Nevada GCB Investigation of Cantor Gaming Stuck in Mud?

    Inside Gaming: Case challenges state regulators working across jurisdictions
    22 Aug 2013

    A state investigation of sports book operator Cantor Gaming, launched after a company official was indicted for his alleged involvement in an illegal bookmaking and money laundering operation, has gone radio silent. That doesn’t mean the matter has been swept away — not by any stretch. Sources confirmed last week the Gaming Control Board’s inquiry […]

  • The Linq “High Roller” Wheel Taking Shape

    Caesars changing the Strip's iconic skyline, on-the-ground experience
    17 Aug 2013

    Caesars Entertainment Corp. [recently] showed off its $550 million vision of urban renewal. The casino operator is still seven months from finishing The Linq, which was designed as an eclectic urban streetscape suggested by New York City’s trendy Meatpacking District. The project transforms an eastside Strip area between The Quad and Flamingo that until last […]

  • M Resort Closes Poker Room

    Southern Highlands 3-6 players kinda mourn but not really
    15 Aug 2013

    M Resort closed its 14-table poker room [earlier this month] to make space for additional slot machines that will be used for tournament play. Rina Foster, a spokeswoman for the casino, said employees displaced by the closure were offered other jobs, although she wasn’t sure how many were moved to new positions. M Resort is […]

  • Caesars Officially Bails out of China

    Sells off lonely Macau golf course for $438 million
    14 Aug 2013

    Caesars Entertainment Corp. on Friday ended the company’s nearly six-year flirtation with Macau. The casino operator sold its 175-acre golf course near the Chinese gaming enclave’s Cotai Strip region for $438 million to an Asian developer. The deal, which was disclosed within the company’s quarterly report filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is […]

  • Adelson Lashes out at MGM, Caesars

    Crankster CEO of LV Sands disparages Big Casino colleagues for lower room rates
    13 Aug 2013

    Having navigated MGM Resorts International through almost four years of turbulent economic waters, Jim Murren has grown used to hearing negative comments from haters and detractors. What surprised Murren, however, were some recent vitriolic remarks directed at his company from a competing corporate office down the street. Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson used […]

  • Strip Casinos See Revenue Bump

    Wall Street analysts still not impressed
    17 Jul 2013

    What seemed like a positive sign — a 6.39 percent increase in Strip gaming revenues during May — was downplayed by Wall Street Thursday. After delving deep into the results, several analysts termed the month a disappointment. “This is a decent headline number for the Strip, in our view, but driven by a mostly favorable […]

  • Caesars Surpasses Zynga in “Social” Casino Space

    @HowardStutz's Inside Gaming
    16 Jul 2013

    With WSOP.com in play and in more poker players’ pockets, Zynga finds it tougher to bring players to their tables. The Empire put a hit on the Mafia and buried the farm. Two years after Caesars Entertainment Corp. perplexed Wall Street by acquiring social gaming operation Playtika, the casino giant has moved past rival Zynga […]