Gaming

Binion’s casino briefly evacuated after kitchen fire

An exterior view of Binion's in Downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.

Binion’s was evacuated this morning after a small fire in a restaurant kitchen deep fryer, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. Nobody was injured. The fire was ...

Golfers can bet on skills in tourneys at MGM Grand's Level Up lounge

Golfstream is hosting a skill-based golf tournament for cash and prizes this weekend at Level Up lounge in MGM Grand.

Golfing with your buddies likely already has an element of wagering involved, but now you can bet on your skills in a casino setting. ...

Caesars plans new Las Vegas developments after bankruptcy exit

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

Caesars Entertainment Corp. Chief Executive Officer Mark Frissora wants to develop more than 90 acres the company owns in Las Vegas, including land right in front of Caesars Palace, after its largest unit emerges from bankruptcy later ...

Borgata president accepts MGM Resorts post

The president of Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has accepted a new position with MGM Resorts. Tom Ballance will become executive vice president of operations after ...

Redesign pushes Resorts World Las Vegas opening date to 2020

In this Tuesday, May 16, 2017, photo, people walk by the Resorts World site in Las Vegas. Malaysia-based developer Genting Group on Wednesday said the proposed 3,000-room Resorts World Las Vegas will open in 2020 after overhauling its design to have a modern Asian flair and appeal to the younger generation of gamblers.

A years-delayed multibillion-dollar casino-resort project on the Las Vegas Strip that would cater to the city's Chinese and Chinese-American tourists announced that it is pushing ...

Lawmakers question Laxalt about recorded talk with gaming board chairman

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, shown testifying about immigration issues before the House Judiciary Committee in 2015, is expected to appear before a joint meeting of the state Senate’s Committee on Finance and Assembly’s Committee on Ways and Means on Wednesday night.

Nevada’s top prosecutor says he was working within his authority when he met with a gaming regulator to discuss weighing in on a lawsuit involving the CEO of Las Vegas Sands. Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett recorded a March 2016 conversation he had with Laxalt about ...

Paid parking starts at Cosmopolitan

An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, center, on the Las Vegas Strip Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.

As it promised last year, the Cosmopolitan has begun charging for parking. Guests of the Strip resort and others who wish to valet or use the self-parking garage will have to ...

World Series of Poker final table to be played in July

Gordon Vayo, right, of San Francisco, competes against Qui Nguyen of Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016.

The World Series of Poker is going back to crowning its main event champion in July. The series on Monday said ESPN is adding live coverage for the entire Texas Hold 'em main event. That ends the ...

5 slot myths: Why what you think you know is wrong

People look over "The Voice"-themed slot machines at the IGT booth during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) convention at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016.

Talk to people who study, market and design slot machines, and you quickly realize that many of the ideas players have about their inner workings and how jackpots are paid are myths. The Las Vegas Sun spoke to three experts to learn the top myths about slots and what the truth really is ...

Titus says IRS should hike jackpot tax threshold

Hal Doyle, a customer service representative, talks with Lisa Hopkins of Spavinaw, Okla., after she won $1,470 at the Riviera Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008.

U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, whose district includes the Las Vegas Strip, says the IRS should quadruple the reporting threshold for casino customer winnings from ...

Tourists contributed $2.1B to Southern Nevada coffers in 2016

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

Southern Nevada’s governments would have been $2.1 billion poorer if no tourists had come to Las Vegas in 2016. ...

A 'young disorder': Fighting compulsive gambling among women

Marilyn Lancelot, who was arrested for embezzling $350,000 from her job after being a compulsive gambler for seven years, in her home in Sun City, Ariz., April 26, 2017. Experts say gambling addiction among older women near or in retirement appears to be increasing in scope and severity, with many losing significant amounts of money and jeopardizing their futures.

Blinking lights, the clicking sound of coins, and perks like free or inexpensive food, drinks and casino bus trips are enticing many older women to gamble. For some people, that seductive environment can be extremely dangerous ...

Statistician's tips on increasing your odds at blackjack in Las Vegas

Although 6-5 blackjack is becoming more prevalent in Las Vegas casinos, mathematician Michael Shackleford says to look for the full 3-2 payout on a winning blackjack.

Michael Shackleford, a gambling aficionado and a mathematician, offers five tips to win at the blackjack table. As the owner of the The Wizard of Odds website, the former actuary and adjunct professor of casino math at the UNLV has spent countless hours calculating ...

Red Rock Resort revenues up in 1Q

A view of the hotel tower at the Red Rock hotel-casino in Summerlin Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015.

Economic growth, renovation and redevelopment were the watchwords in the first-quarter earnings call for Red Rock Resorts, which owns and operates locals giant Stations Casinos.

Turner Sports exec bullish on Las Vegas as e-sports hub

Teams compete during the Dreamhack Masters e-sports tournament Feb. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Las Vegas Strip is getting its first space dedicated for competitive gaming when the Luxor transforms its nightclub into a multilevel e-sports arena. MGM Resorts International on Tuesday said the venue is expected to open in early 2018.

Keeping a keen eye on how the e-sports industry is accepted in Las Vegas is Turner Sports with its Eleague, broadcasting shows on TBS and online via Twitch, one of the most popular video platforms for gamers. ...