Gaming

NHL hires gambling watchdog ahead of Las Vegas move

As it prepares to inaugurate a team in Las Vegas, the National Hockey League has hired a monitor to watch for suspicious gambling activity, which can be an early warning of ...

Daily fantasy sports could make a comeback in Nevada

In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, photo, an employee in the software development department of DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, walks past screens displaying the company's online system stats in Boston.

Daily fantasy sports websites that were shut down in Nevada because they didn't have gambling licenses want to get back in the game, but officials who set policy for the gambling mecca of Las Vegas weren't impressed. A representative for daily fantasy …

Penny slot fortune: Hawaii woman wins $10.7M jackpot at Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas is shown in this Sept. 30, 2015, photo.

The woman, from Oahu, Hawaii, was playing an IGT Megabucks Wynn Wheel machine with $3 wagers around 9 p.m. when she it the jackpot ...

U.S. Olympic gold hasn't made for winning bets in Las Vegas

A view of the race and sports book at the El Cortez Hotel in downtown Las Vegas Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.

Rowing, shooting and judo — the U.S. may have won big gold medals in those Olympic events but some of the most prominent Las Vegas sports books didn't even bother with ...

Wynn to launch lavish new $4.2B Macau resort

Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Palace, speaks during a news conference in Macau, China, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. The U.S. casino mogul will be hoping luck is on his side as he prepares to launch his Wynn Palace project in the Asian gambling hub, where growth is downshifting into a new phase after years of turbocharged expansion.

From a pair of giant golden dragons encircling a vast man-made lagoon to phoenix and cloud motifs inside, Steve Wynn's Macau resort brims with auspicious Chinese symbolism. The U.S. casino mogul will need luck on his side as launches ...

Final Riviera casino tower set for overnight implosion

The last of the neon signage is removed from the  remaining structures of the Riviera Hotel & Casino as demolition continues in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. The implosion of the final tower at the Riviera Hotel & Casino is scheduled for the early  morning of Tuesday, August 16.

The last tower of the iconic Riviera Hotel and Casino is about to be reduced to rubble during an overnight implosion on the Las Vegas Strip. The demolition of the Monte Carlo tower is planned for ...

MGM Resorts CEO: I'm crossing the aisle to back Clinton

Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, speaks  Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at G2E at The Venetian.

As a lifelong registered Republican, I’ve crossed the aisle only a few times in elections past, and almost never at the presidential level. Each time, it was a gut-wrenching decision. But ...

Murder retrial delayed a year in Nevada casino shootout

An ex-motorcycle gang leader whose Nevada murder conviction was overturned in December will spend another year in jail before he's retried for the killing of a rival gang member during a casino shootout in ...

Sands Bethlehem fined for underage visitors, state says

In this file photo from Friday, May 22, 2009, patrons pass under the entrance marquis to the Sands Casino Bethlehem when it opened its doors to the public for the first time, in Bethlehem, Pa.

Pennsylvania casino regulators approved fines Wednesday against the operator of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem for three alleged incidents of visitors under ...

Former NBA commissioner to speak on sports betting at Las Vegas conference

NBA Commissioner David Stern speaks to the press at Encore Las Vegas, Thursday July 19, 2012.

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern will be a featured speaker at the American Gaming Association’s Global Gaming Expo next month in Las Vegas. Stern, long a proponent of ...

With restrictive ruling on noncompetes, casinos could be forced to adjust

With restrictive ruling on noncompetes, casinos could be forced to adjust

In 2012, after several years working as an executive casino host for the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno and at Harrah’s before that, Sumona Islam took a job with the Grand Sierra Resort three miles away. One problem: Islam had signed a noncompete agreement preventing her from taking the job. Not long after Islam defected to the Grand Sierra, Atlantis sued. Its lawyers alleged a violation of the agreement and said ...

Court again says New Jersey can't legalize sports betting

A federal appeals court on Tuesday dealt another defeat to New Jersey's yearslong attempt to legalize sports betting, setting aside the state's challenge to ...

New parking fees at Florida Hard Rock Hotel prove unpopular

Casino spokeswoman Nikki Yourison said the Hard Rock plans to improve security in its garages by adding officers and better lighting. But she declined to say whether the new parking fee was needed to ...

Station Casinos-run property in California prepares for hotel opening

In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 photo, the Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park, Calif., is shown. The Las Vegas-style Indian casino is set to open in California's wine country, the culmination of years of planning and legal battles.

The 200-room hotel under construction at Graton Resort & Casino in California's wine country since September will officially open to the public on Nov. 15, and casino officials said they've already ...

Construction card in play at Wynn's Boston-area casino

Wynn Boston Harbor President Robert DeSalvio, left, and Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria, right, sound horns to signal an official start of construction as workers look on, left, at the site of the Wynn Boston Harbor resort casino complex, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Everett, Mass. Wynn Resorts is starting construction on its $2 billion Boston-area casino after years of legal fights.

"Today really launches the start of construction for Wynn Boston Harbor," said Robert DeSalvio, president of the planned casino. "We feel really good about where we are today. There's no stopping us now."