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Caesars Sale, Sahara Reincarnation Top Recent Gaming Headlines


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It's back to the future on the Strip, with the SLS returning to its original moniker the Sahara, shown in 2006.

Just when it seems one giant wave of gaming headlines ebbs, another follows.

And perhaps causing the biggest splash is Eldorado Resorts, a Reno gaming company that just bought Caesars Entertainment for more than $17 billion.

But that’s not all that’s happening. Remember the Sahara? It’s coming back, as the north-strip property SLS will revert back to the iconic Vegas casino-hotel that replaced it in 2014.

Also, gaming revenue was down for the fifth month in a row, despite more people visiting Vegas than ever before; employees at six Stations Casinos properties have now voted to join the Culinary and Bartenders unions, despite corporate resistance; and last month, New Jersey made history by landing more sports bets than Nevada.



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