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Scientific Games reports 2Q loss

LAS VEGAS(AP) – Scientific Games Corp. (SGMS) on Monday reported a loss of $39.1 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Las Vegas-based company said it had a loss of 44 cents. Losses, adjusted for restructuring costs,… [continue reading]

Two people shot at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas; shooter at-large

Two people were shot Monday morning at an eastern valley casino, and the shooter is at-large, Las Vegas police said. Metropolitan Police Department said a man was shot in the leg and a woman was shot in the foot about… [continue reading]

Esport wagering remains murky area for casinos

The casino industry is working to integrate gambling with esports, or competitive video gaming. But it’s already happening inside Las Vegas casinos — and has been since at least 2005. Some casino operators, the Nevada Gaming Control Board and parents… [continue reading]

Legal New Jersey online poker pushes World Series champion

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – Scott Blumstein’s path to winning more than $8.1 million as the World Series of Poker champion started in the online poker rooms of New Jersey. While internet gambling has helped Atlantic City’s beleaguered casino industry… [continue reading]

Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale can now move forward with full gaming

Federal officials have removed the last legal barrier to full-blown casino gambling on the edge of Glendale. The U.S. Department of Interior this past week approved the changes in the gaming compact between the Tohono O’odham Nation and the state…. [continue reading]

Ontario to select new private operator for GTA gambling sites

Ontario is preparing to hand over control of its gambling operations in the Greater Toronto Area to a private operator as the government seeks to drive a gambling boom in the province. Within a few weeks, the Ontario Lottery and… [continue reading]

Las Vegas summer heat is hard on RTC’s double-decker buses

Getting around Las Vegas can be tough during the summer. Packed jetliners have a hard time taking off when it’s too hot at McCarran International Airport. Soaring temperatures cause radiator problems for cars traveling on our local roads. And, bus… [continue reading]

Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year’s World Series of Poker champion. Scott Blumstein won the series’ marquee no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event early Sunday in Las Vegas surrounded by… [continue reading]

Fears of overseas gambling crackdown after Slovakia issues blacklist

A gambling website blacklist issued by Slovakia, including sites run by major UK gambling firms, has raised concerns about crackdowns from other overseas markets. The European nation has threatened to close down 10 sites, including ones run by Bwin owner… [continue reading]

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]

Head of Beau Rivage moving on to Atlantic City casino

After two years leading the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Marcus Glover will move to Atlantic City to become the next president and chief operating officer of Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino. MGM Resorts International made the announcement in a… [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]