Gaming

Gambling expansion likely for Pennsylvania in 2017, lawmakers say

Two Western Pennsylvania state senators are in the middle of a push for a comprehensive gambling expansion bill that is likely to add online casino games and resolve legal problems with ...

U.S. judge OKs plan for Caesars' unit to exit $18 billion bankruptcy

One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

A federal judge gave the thumbs-up Tuesday to a plan to reorganize a subsidiary of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp., clearing the way for the operating unit to exit bankruptcy two years after filing for Chapter 11 protection with ...

Supreme Court delays New Jersey sports betting decision

Supporters of legalized sports gambling in New Jersey and several other states were dealt a no-decision of sorts Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court delayed a ruling on whether it will take up ...

Looking for a deal on the Strip? Tips from a few experts

A bird's-eye view of the Las Vegas Strip at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.

With restaurants run by celebrity chefs and luxury suites overlooking the Strip, some Las Vegas resorts were never intended to be value propositions. But in the era of parking fees, resort fees and the soon-to-be ...

Bingo! Classic game goes Xtreme at Santa Fe Station

Santa Fe Station's bingo room, which opened in November, is introducing Xtreme Bingo and Ladies Night.

Two themed nights — Xtreme Bingo and Ladies Night — are being introduced at Santa Fe Station’s new bingo room.

Bettors jump to underdogs and sportsbooks suffer big losses

Forget Aaron Rodgers — the most impressive performance of the NFL playoffs belongs to the betting public, which jumped from favorites to underdogs at precisely ...

Caesars unit clears way to exit bankruptcy protection

One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

Caesars Entertainment Corp's main operating unit has cleared the way for the casino operator to exit bankruptcy protection with an agreement that ends the ...

Atlantic City casinos see 1st revenue increase in 10 years

This July 11, 2014, aerial photo shows the Atlantic City, N.J., beachfront with many of its Boardwalk casinos.

Internet gambling has helped Atlantic City's casinos post their first revenue increase in a decade. Figures released Thursday by state gambling regulators show the casinos won $2.6 billion from gamblers in 2016, an increase of ...

State's biggest casinos end seven straight years of losses

The Las Vegas Strip is shown from above in this 2015 image.

The state’s gaming industry is reaching pre-recession levels of income, according to the annual Nevada Gaming Abstract, a comprehensive review of the industry’s financial results released Wednesday. “We all know things (in the economy) are improving, and it’s kind of widespread across ...

Clemson victory makes big winners out of bettors in Las Vegas

Clemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates a last second touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow (13) during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

Bookmakers were feeling so good about things with Alabama up 14-0 midway through the second quarter of the College Football Championship that they offered 19 points to ...

Affinity Gaming sale before Control Board

The neon sign at Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino is ceremonially lit in Las Vegas on Monday, July 1, 2013. Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino was formerly known as Terrible's Hotel and Casino.

The sale of Affinity Gaming, which operates casinos in Nevada, Colorado, Missouri and Iowa, to Z Capital Group LLC could pass its final regulatory approval Wednesday after the Nevada Gaming Control Board meets to review the deal. ...

Marketing to inner children: How Hollywood changed the slot machine paradigm

A Wonder Woman slot machines are displayed in the Bally Technologies booth during the final day of the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Center Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.

The idea of combining popular entertainment with slots began 20 years ago with “Wheel of Fortune.” The game-show-cum-slot-machine continues to rank, in terms of revenue generation, as the most successful slot machine of all time. “Wheel of Fortune” proved the power of a good slot game paired with a known entity that appeals primarily to adults. But it’s the appeal of nostalgia that allows a slot based on “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” on casino floors ...

Atlantic City mayor urges Icahn to sell ex-Taj Mahal casino

The Trump Taj Mahal resort in Atlantic City is shown Oct. 24, 2014.

Atlantic City's mayor is calling on billionaire investor Carl Icahn to sell the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino, saying his struggling city can't afford to let such a big piece of its Boardwalk lie vacant indefinitely. Republican Don Guardian says allowing the casino to ...

Whole lotta latte: Barista wins $900,000 in NFL betting contest

Damon Graham spent much of his Sunday at Starbucks working as he usually does, making lattes and double espressos for thirsty customers. Then he took a lunch break to ...

Official: Power won't be fully restored at the Rio for days

The Nevada Highway Patrol and Metro Police block the entrance to the Rio off Flamingo Road after a power outage at the Masquerade Tower led to guests being evacuated on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.

The busy New Year's holiday weekend is likely to come and go before a Rio casino hotel tower in Las Vegas fully recovers from a power outage that prompted a 900-room evacuation, officials said Friday. Spokesman Richard Broome of the Rio's parent company, Caesars Entertainment, said the company is testing to see whether rooms on the lowest 20 floors can be occupied Friday. That could mean about 500 rooms would ...