Gaming

Las Vegas still wrestling with rules for tavern gaming

Dotty's near Eastern and Serene in Henderson is shown Thursday, March 24, 2011.

The Las Vegas City Council decided today to tackle a technically complicated and politically charged issue that has vexed state and local officials in Nevada for years — how to regulate slot machine gaming in bars. The decision arose ...

Women players at World Series of Poker still rare sight

In this June 27, 2015, photo, Lacy Jones plays in the Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship during the World Series of Poker at the Rio.

Women at the World Series of Poker are like a royal flush: rare. Last year, the gender split for the Main Event of the weeks-long tournament in Las Vegas was almost 24 to 1. This year's highly popular Colossus event ...

Law firm accuses Cosmopolitan of keeping $3.35 million

The Cosmopolitan.

An Atlanta law firm says the Cosmopolitan should return $3.35 million an attorney for the firm wired to the casino-hotel without its knowledge. Real estate law firm ...

New Caesars CEO starts today, replacing Gary Loveman

Casino giant Caesars Entertainment has a new chief executive starting today. Mark Frissora, who formerly led the rental car company Hertz, has replaced Gary Loveman as CEO of Caesars, which operates ...

Congressional push to ban online gaming gains prominence with Rubio

GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks to the media while stopping at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop during his first visit to Las Vegas as declared candidate Thursday, May 28, 2015.

The GOP senator's support for an effort to ban gambling on the Internet makes him a key champion for a cause close to the heart of ...

Aliante Gaming leader: Innovation adds to casino’s success

Terry Downey, president and general manager of Aliante, has little time or patience for pessimism.

Terry Downey had retired after a long and successful career with Station Casinos. But he was talked back into working and became president and general manager of Aliante Gaming, which runs Aliante Casino and Hotel in North Las Vegas ...

Vision for Alon Las Vegas, resort on former New Frontier site, is filed with county

Casino mogul James Packer's group has filed plans with Clark County for a Strip resort known as Alon Las Vegas. A photo of a rendering of Alon, taken Friday, June 26, 2015, is shown above.

Plans filed with Clark County late last month show a two-tower, 1,100-room project called Alon Las Vegas to be built on the 34.6-acre site just north of Fashion Show mall ...

Nevada gaming revenue passes the $1 billion mark in May

Gamblers play roulette at the Eastside Cannery on Boulder Highway in this file photo.

Nevada gaming revenue topped $1 billion in May, with Clark County boasting a particularly good month, the state said today. The Gaming Control Board said ...

Steve Wynn to pay $422,380 in legal fees in lost defamation claim

Steve Wynn gives a keynote address during the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

A California judge has ordered casino mogul Steve Wynn to pay $422,380 in legal fees and costs to the Wall Street hedge fund manager Wynn sued for defamation. Las week District Judge William H. Orrick reduced ...

Man charged with running Bitcoin poker site agrees to guilty plea

Professional poker player Bryan Micon.

Bryan Micon, the man targeted by state officials for allegedly running an illegal online gambling website, appeared in a Las Vegas court today and agreed to plead guilty to the charge against him. Micon’s plea will allow him to ...

New South Pacific casino eyes Las Vegas, Atlantic City workers

Workers armed with casino licenses in Atlantic City are in demand — just not in the struggling New Jersey shore town. The Press of Atlantic City reports Renard International Hospitality Search Consultants is ...

Regulators begin the tricky task of forming rules for skill-based slot games

A man operates a joystick for a skill-based bonus game on an IGT slot machine during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Center on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.

Nevada's effort to make casino floors feel more like arcades advanced Wednesday as gaming regulators started crafting the rules that will govern the introduction of skill into the state’s slot machines. The Gaming Control Board ...

Massachusetts’ first slots parlor opens to eager gamblers

The Heisman Trophy won in 1984 by Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie is displayed at Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, Mass., Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The casino, a slot machine parlor, opened Wednesday, June, 24, 2015. The Plainridge Park Casino represents the first gambling destination to open since state lawmakers approved a casino law in 2011.

The start of casino gambling in Massachusetts kicked off Wednesday as the state's first slots parlor, Plainridge Park Casino, officially opened for business to a large and eager crowd of gamblers. Hundreds of special guests cheered as casino officials and state gambling regulators cut a ceremonial ribbon held by two women dressed like Las Vegas showgirls. "It's showtime!" state Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby declared, calling it ...

Merger deal involving Las Vegas-based Sartini Gaming moves ahead

Shareholders in the parent company of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort near Cumberland, Maryland, have approved a proposed merger with Las Vegas-based Sartini Gaming Inc. Lakes Entertainment Inc. of Minnetonka, Minnesota, announced ...

Casinos are improving their efforts to fight money laundering, Treasury official says

The casino industry has improved its efforts to keep illegal money off the casino floor, said Stephanie Brooker, director of the enforcement division of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

The gaming industry’s fight against criminals who want to use casinos to disguise illegal money was front and center Thursday at the Paris resort. There, industry leaders and ...