Gaming

Making soft targets harder topic of G2E workshop

Metro Police SWAT Capt. Devin Ballard speaks during an Active Shooter workshop at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in the Sands Expo and Convention Center Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.

Whirling around the clock and designed to be open and welcoming, casinos will probably always be soft targets for active shooters, so addressing the possibility of a mass shooting ...

Stern: Legal sports betting nationwide would be ‘big hit to organized crime’

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern speaks during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) convention at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.

Legal betting nationwide on professional sports would help protect the integrity of American sports while cutting down substantially on black market wagering ...

Nevada casino revenue down 5 percent in August

Gaming revenue fell 5.2 percent statewide in August compared to the same month last year and was off 14.8 percent on the Las Vegas Strip. Statewide gaming revenue fell to $860.6 million, due mainly to ...

UNLV gaming expert laments industry’s lack of innovation

Mark Yoseloff, executive director of the Center for Gaming Innovation at UNLV, speaks at the Innovation Lab booth during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) convention at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.

Where is the innovation in casino gaming, Mark Yoseloff, executive director of UNLV’s Center for Gaming Innovation, asked repeatedly during his presentation at the Global Gaming Expo.

Challenging hotel-design assumptions a goal of UNLV students

Robert Rippee, director of the Hosptality Innovation Lab and eSports Lab at UNLV, speaks at the Innovation Lab booth during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) convention at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.

Robert Rippee of UNLV’s International Gaming Institute recently asked his students two questions about hotel rooms and hotel room desks. “I quizzed the class, ‘How many of you have stayed in ...

MGM's Murren trades barbs with Trump campaign manager over jobs, taxes

MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren speaks during the grand opening of  T-Mobile Arena Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

If Donald Trump's proposed policies would supercharge growth and create jobs as his campaign has promised, why are the CEOs of America's biggest companies not ...

Gaming industry’s expanding reach a theme of G2E

Matt Wilson, left, Aristocrat senior vice president of global gaming operations, greets country music star Tim McGraw during the unveiling a Tim  McGraw-themed slot machine in the Aristocrat booth during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) convention at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.

If this year’s Global Gaming Expo is about any one thing, it’s about the gaming industry’s expansion beyond the barriers it faces ...

Nevada gaming officials among few to have seen Trump's tax returns

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs — if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a judge forced him. Pennsylvania gaming regulators were given at least five years' worth and eight boxes full of Trump's tax documents. Nevada, Michigan, Missouri, Indiana and other ...

Boyd completes $380 million acquisition of Aliante casino

The Aliante casino in North Las Vegas.

Boyd Gaming Corp. today announced that it has completed its $380 million acquisition of the Aliante casino. The property expands Boyd Gaming’s presence to 10 properties in the Las Vegas Valley, its first ...

New York firm hopes to be first with skill-based slots

People try out a "Brew Caps" game at the Gamblit booth during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) convention at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.

A New York firm hopes to be the first in the world to install skill-based slot machines on casino floors in which the main determining factor in how much a player can win is his or her ability to play the game. GameCo told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it is ready to put machines in ...

Achieva to introduce air-filtration system for casinos at Global Gaming Expo

The PurAPlay digital clean air system for casinos includes an advertising platform.

Las Vegas marketing firm Achieva Group & Partners LLC will unveil a system to reduce secondhand tobacco smoke on casino floors this week at the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Casino crimes vary from sophisticated to slapstick

James Taylor, deputy chief of the enforcement division for the Nevada Gaming Control Board, pictured speaking at the Mob Museum in June, presented “Scams, Cheats and Black Lists: Current Fraud and Casino Crimes” at the Global Gaming Expo on Sept. 26.

They are the types of criminal activities usually seen only in movies about Las Vegas: stacks of $100 bills hidden in walls, special contact lenses used to see invisibly marked cards, hacked casino computer systems and outright ...

Ainsworth Game Technology opens headquarters

A worker moves a slot machine in the assembly area of the new 291,000 square-foot headquarters of Ainsworth North America on Sept. 22. Ainsworth North America is the U.S. division of Australian slot manufacturer Ainsworth Game Technology.

Australian-based slot manufacturer Ainsworth Game Technology will celebrate the opening of its sprawling North American headquarters in Las Vegas on Sept. 30.

N.J., Canadian Mohawks block data site from illegal net bets

New Jersey gambling regulators and a Canadian Mohawk tribe are cracking down on illegal internet gambling by blocking unapproved sites from accepting bets from New Jersey and other U.S. states through a data center on tribal land. The state ...

Golden Nugget expands rewards to Landry’s nationwide

An exterior view of the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.

Golden Nugget’s 24 Karat Select Club members will be able to redeem comps at all of its affiliated Landry’s restaurants nationwide beginning Oct. 1, the company announced today.