Latest Barbary Coast Hotel and Casino Stories

2008-10-02 09:00:15

STUDIO CITY, Calif., Oct. 2, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tix Corporation (Nasdaq:TIXC), a leading integrated entertainment company providing ticketing services, event merchandising and concert and theatrical productions, today announced that the Company's subsidiary, Tix4Tonight LLC, has signed a lease for a new discount ticket booth located in Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, formerly the Barbary Coast Hotel and Casino, owned by Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. The facility is located in the...

2006-06-21 13:03:12

By Deena Beasley LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Prices are more than $20 million an acre, but investors are still betting that increasingly scarce Las Vegas Strip properties might be worth accumulating. Business is booming in the popular gambling center. In particular, the success of the year-old Wynn Las Vegas and plans for some big projects are putting the focus on the northern section of the Strip, where several vacant and underdeveloped parcels of land remain. Among the new multi-use...

2005-08-29 08:15:00

NEW YORK -- Hurricane Katrina may cost U.S. casinos with properties in the affected areas millions of dollars, analysts said on Monday. Casinos on the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans were ordered to shut down on Sunday, as the hurricane approached landfall. Harrah's Entertainment has the highest exposure in the affected region, with nine casinos there. Goldman Sachs analyst Steve Kent estimates that Harrah's, the world's largest casino operator, will get nine percent of its 2005 earnings before...

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