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Ruling allows new Carson City casino without hotel rooms

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – A judge has ruled that a now-closed casino’s license can be transferred to a new casino in Carson City, which means the new operation won’t have to build a hotel with at least 100 rooms…. [continue reading]

U.S. Seeks 10 Years for Gambler in Insider Trading Plot

Disgraced sports gambler Billy Walters should be jailed for as long as 10 years — the maximum under U.S. guidelines — for masterminding an insider-trading scheme with ex-golf pal and former Dean Foods Co. Chairman Tom Davis, prosecutors told a judge…. [continue reading]

Parties still going strong in Las Vegas dayclubs

Jalen Hogg’s wide grin said it all. From his cabana at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Rehab pool, he could take in the entire scene: About 150 young men and women frolicking in the sun-drenched water, dancing and drinking to celebrate… [continue reading]

California man sues over denial of $5M lottery prize

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) – A man who was denied a $5 million lottery jackpot because his teenage son bought the ticket is suing the California Lottery Commission. Ward Thomas of Long Beach says he sent his son to buy… [continue reading]

Bankruptcy issues curtail capital improvements at Caesars and Bally’s

ATLANTIC CITY — The lack of capital improvements at Caesars Atlantic City and Bally’s Atlantic City, a result of bankruptcy issues at parent company Caesars Entertainment Corp., has led to revenue at the properties being well below historic levels, according to… [continue reading]

Shareholders meetings key to Caesars leaving bankruptcy

Shareholders of two Caesars Entertainment operating companies will gather Tuesday at Caesars Palace for a pair of meetings that are expected to be brief but are critical to the resort giant’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after 2½ years…. [continue reading]

Reno gaming exec faces challenges with SLS on Las Vegas Strip, lobbyists say

Reno gaming executive Alex Meruelo and Meruelo Group face a difficult road in turning the SLS property, formerly the Sahara, into a profitable venture, two of Nevada’s top lobbyists said this week on “Nevada Newsmakers.” Brothers Michael and Alfredo Alonso… [continue reading]

Two rookies top WSOP Main Event final table headed into final session

Two days before the World Series of Poker Main Event began, Dan Ott didn’t know if he was going to play. Ott had planned to play in poker’s world championship all summer, but he was supposed to do so alongside… [continue reading]

Scientific Games Hosts Award-Winning Georgia High School Robotics Team

Scientific Games Corporation recently hosted Reset Robotics, the 2017 Georgia First Robotics Competition “Rookie All Star” award-winning team, at the Company’s Alpharetta, Georgia global Lottery division headquarters. During the visit, the students experienced a tour featuring advanced, new robotic technologies… [continue reading]

Some hope sports betting boosts sluggish Mississippi casino revenue

Some believe allowing sports betting at Mississippi casinos could be a big boost for the state’s gambling industry that has stalled in recent years. In the 2017 session, the Mississippi Legislature, unbeknown to most legislators, passed a bill that was… [continue reading]

Las Vegas casino companies consider expansion in Brazil

Some Las Vegas-based companies are looking to Brazil even as the gaming industry considers Japan as possibly the next big international casino market. Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Caesars Entertainment are among the companies keeping an eye on Brazil as… [continue reading]

Taunton casino advocates and opponents say tribe could go commercial

TAUNTON — Neither the leading local proponent nor opponent of the East Taunton resort casino project being proposed by the Mashpee Wampanoag would be shocked if the tribe shifted gears and pursued a state commercial license. “I think the state… [continue reading]

Christie urges Trump, Congress not to ban internet gambling (update)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a close political ally of President Donald Trump, is urging him and Congress not to ban internet gambling in the United States. Christie, a fellow Republican, signed a bill Friday… [continue reading]

Downtown casino executive: Gaming’s embrace of esports won’t happen overnight

The combination of video gaming and gambling is undoubtedly going to become more popular. But it’s not the revolutionary idea some make it out to be, and its widespread acceptance is not imminent, said one downtown casino executive Thursday at… [continue reading]

China Reaps Payoff From Hand-Picked Team Placed in Macau in 1990s

MACAU (Reuters) – While Hong Kong has been roiled by protests and calls for independence from China, things have been quieter in the neighboring gambling center of Macau, which has seen little dissent to rule from Beijing. The calm in… [continue reading]

MGM Resorts International to join S&P 500 index

MGM Resorts International has announced that it will be added to the S&P 500 index effective prior to the open of trading on Wednesday, 26 July 2017. “We are honored to join the esteemed companies that comprise the S&P 500… [continue reading]

Scott Blumstein holds commanding chip lead at WSOP Main Event

One hand continues to dominate the conversation at the World Series of Poker Main Event. Scott Blumstein raked in the largest pot of the tournament in a monumental clash with amateur John Hesp of England and owns a commanding chip… [continue reading]

Singapore to implement strict slot machine regulations for clubs

Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs is set to introduce tough new regulations for clubs with slot machines, including a mandatory self-exclusion program, reduced quotas and lifting the age limit from 18 to 21. The new measures, which come into effect… [continue reading]

Sports betting amendment introduced in California State Assembly

A proposed constitutional amendment to authorize sports betting in California was introduced in the state assembly on Thursday, on the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision to review a case challenging federal law against it. Introduced by assemblymember Adam Gray… [continue reading]

O.J. Simpson parole turns few heads at Las Vegas hotel

A bettor’s cigarette smoke swirled in the Palace Station sportsbook as Allen Cardonick focused on a television screen. Others were paying attention to baseball games or the betting lines that scrolled by on a ticker below the TV screens. Cardonick… [continue reading]

Legislature clears path for York County casino referendum

AUGUSTA — A controversial York County casino proposal appears headed for this November’s ballot. On Thursday, the referendum cleared what is likely the last hurdle on the path to the ballot box. Maine law gives the Legislature two options when… [continue reading]

Three Carson City casinos fail to block opening of new competitor

CARSON CITY — A District Court judge has rejected the appeal of three of Carson City’s largest casinos to block the opening of a competitor. Judge James Wilson refused Wednesday to overturn the decision of the Carson City Board of… [continue reading]

When it comes to attracting pro sports, Las Vegas isn’t much of a gamble anymore

When the idea of the NHL coming was still a punchline to jokes about ice existing here only in drinks, an exploratory ticket drive for a possible team rang up 9,000 season-ticket deposits in a month. Last September, three months… [continue reading]

Florida OKs ending dog racing at Magic City Casino

Florida gambling regulators this week gave a Miami dog track permission to ditch greyhound races but keep more lucrative slot machines and card games, in a first-of-its-kind ruling. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation on Wednesday granted a request… [continue reading]

Connecticut’s Casino Bill Is Signed, But Legal Action Likely To Follow

Governor Dannel Malloy has signed into law a measure that would allow the state’s two federally recognized tribes to build and run a third casino. But the legislation looks certain to attract legal action. The casino is planned for the… [continue reading]