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What Raiders’ Las Vegas Move Means for Sports Betting

Advocates for legal sports betting are optimistic that the NFL’s decision to relocate its Raiders franchise to Las Vegas signals a tide shift on the divisive issue. The league’s 32 owners overwhelmingly voted on Monday to approve the Raiders’ proposed… [continue reading]

Steve Arcana, Executive Vice President & COO, Golden Entertainment Inc.

Golden Entertainment operates 53 taverns statewide under seven brands. The company plans to open seven new taverns in the Las Vegas Valley in 2017. Q: What are you reading? A: “Life” by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards — I admire… [continue reading]

The Las Vegas Raiders: NFL owners OK move from Oakland

PHOENIX — The Las Vegas Raiders are official. The Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas and begin playing at a planned $1.9 billion stadium starting with the 2020 season. National Football League owners conditionally approved the team’s application to… [continue reading]

American Gaming Association Welcomes Raiders to Las Vegas

Washington, D.C. – American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Geoff Freeman released the following statement after NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas today: “We congratulate the Raiders and the National Football League on today’s historic decision to… [continue reading]

NFL owners approve Raiders’ move from Oakland to Las Vegas

PHOENIX (AP) — NFL owners approved the Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas at the league meetings on Monday. The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland’s proposals for a new stadium,… [continue reading]

Suspect jailed in connection with attempted robbery at Silver Sevens

A 33-year-old man is accused of having a role in an attempted robbery at Silver Sevens Wednesday morning. David Arnold North was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on several counts Friday, jail and Metropolitan Police Department records show…. [continue reading]

Welcome to Las Vegas, Raiders: NFL’s famed franchise should get OK to move to here today

PHOENIX — In the heart of the Sonoran desert stands the Arizona Biltmore resort, a stunning oasis built in 1929 that long has served as a getaway for the famous and fabulous. Wealth and power will gather at the Biltmore… [continue reading]

Police: ‘No apparent reason’ for shooting on Vegas Strip bus

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire “for no apparent reason” as passengers got off at a stop in the heart of the tourism corridor, police… [continue reading]

Ex-dealer at Indiana casino charged with cheating, theft

A former dealer at East Chicago’s Ameristar Casino is accused of bilking the casino out of an estimated $26,000. Li Rong Gao, 45, of Chicago was charged Friday with felony theft and cheating and gambling. Lake County court records show… [continue reading]

Roger Goodell Says NFL Isn’t Changing Position on Legalized Sports Gambling

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell still isn’t in favor of people gambling on his league. “We are not changing our position as it relates to legalized sports gambling,” Goodell told Peter King of MMQB. “We still don’t think it is a… [continue reading]

Montana visitor killed in shooting on Las Vegas Strip bus

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A man visiting from Montana was shot and killed on a Las Vegas bus before the gunman barricaded himself in the vehicle and shut down the Strip for hours, authorities said Sunday. The Clark County coroner’s… [continue reading]

Poker tables keep decreasing on Nevada casino floors

LAS VEGAS (AP) – When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a $450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had… [continue reading]

Initiative to Build Southern Maine Casino to Get a Hearing

A public hearing is set for Wednesday morning in Augusta. The proposal is set to appear on November’s ballot. Gov. Paul LePage has said greed is behind the proposal. The No More Casinos Maine political action committee is opposing the… [continue reading]

1 dies in fatal bus shooting on Las Vegas Strip, hours after Bellagio burglary

A pair of unrelated Saturday morning crimes on the Strip, seemingly ripped straight from movie scripts, left one person dead, multiple suspects in custody, shut down part of Las Vegas Boulevard and dominated social media for hours. In the early… [continue reading]

California casinos might need more than games to keep gamblers as competition grows

Sacramento’s Indian casino scene could soon get more crowded. With two casino projects on the horizon in an already bustling market, tribal operators old and new will have to offer entertainment and other amenities to retain the loyalty of customers… [continue reading]

GameCo, a video game gambling machine maker, raising funds for expansion

GameCo, the first U.S. maker of video game gambling machines (VGM), hopes to raise as much as $30 million in a third round of funding as it seeks to launch more games and expand into new markets. “We are just… [continue reading]

Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say the gunman in a fatal shooting on the Strip who barricaded himself inside a public bus has surrendered peacefully after shutting down the busy tourism corridor for hours. The standoff began about… [continue reading]

Kansas lawmakers considering lottery vending machines

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas Lottery players soon might be able to buy tickets from vending machines. The House voted this week in support of the move, which the state lottery has sought for three years. Lottery spokeswoman Sally Lunsford… [continue reading]

Las Vegas police investigating burglary at Bellagio

Las Vegas police are investigating a burglary to a retail store within the Bellagio early Saturday. No one was injured when Metropolitan Police Department officers were called to a “high-end retail store” inside the 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South resort… [continue reading]

One of Nevada’s first sports betting funds shines, then stumbles

Chris Connelly, founder of one of the first sports betting mutual fund in the U.S., was killing it during 2016. His Contrarian Investments LLC was up 31 percent on December 18 compared with a 10 percent return for the Dow… [continue reading]

$2.4 million from Oxford Casino … where does it go?

The town of Oxford and Oxford County received a combined $2.4 million in net revenues from the Oxford Casino in 2016, according to figures released recently by the Maine Gambling Control Board. According to the board, the town of Oxford… [continue reading]

Hiring rises in Nevada, 11 US states, new data show

Nevada joins other Mountain region states with strong hiring trends in the latest data from the U.S. Department of Labor. In the past 12 months, job gains were strongest, in percentage terms, in Idaho, Utah and Nevada, all states in… [continue reading]

NH casino gambling bill wins Senate approval, but faces challenge ahead in the House

It may have taken 18 years of effort, but Manchester’s long-time state senator got the votes he needed Thursday and his bill to allow two casinos in the Granite State is on the way to the House for consideration. Sen…. [continue reading]

Vegas Party Followed Plea Deal in Gambler’s Insider-Trading Case

A day after signing a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in New York last year, former Dean Foods Co. chairman Tom C. Davis went to Las Vegas to party. Davis is the government’s star witness at the insider-trading trial of… [continue reading]

Why security expert says Las Vegas visitors should feel ‘very, very safe’ here

Acts of terror may be happening more frequently in tourism hot spots around the world, but visitors to Las Vegas are coming to one of the safest destinations in the U.S., a Wynn security official said to a gathering of… [continue reading]