Gaming

Caesars, Pinnacle among those pursuing upstate New York casinos

Groups hoping to secure the rights to open a casino in upstate New York include hometown business owners as well as gambling giants like Caesars, Genting Group and Foxwoods, state gambling officials announced Thursday. In all...

$66 million expansion planned for Mandalay Bay convention center

A view of Mandalay Bay taken from a helicopter Monday, May 21, 2012.

The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas announced a $66 million expansion project that will boost its convention center from the seventh-largest to the fifth-largest in the United States. Company officials said Thursday...

New Jersey finds ‘poker tourism’ increasing for online games

Casino industry representatives and exhibitors watch an online poker game during industry's G2E conference, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in Las Vegas.

On any given Sunday, Mike Azzaro will travel from his home in Yonkers, N.Y., to a Ramsey, N.J., hotel room for the night. The reason is not glamorous, but it is profitable ...

Slot-maker IGT reports slide in quarterly earnings

A movie clip plays on a "Jurassic Park"-themed video slot machine by International Game Technology (IGT)during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

Las Vegas-based IGT, a manufacturer of slot machines and casino game management systems, reported earnings today for the quarter ending...

Caesars making bid for casino in upstate New York

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Cromwell’s casino floor officially open for business

A couple plays an electronic craps machine during the opening of the casino floor at the Cromwell, formerly Bill's Gamblin' Hall & Saloon, on the Las Vegas Strip and Flamingo Avenue, Monday, April 21, 2014.

Caesars Entertainment, owner of the renovated resort at Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, opened the Cromwell’s 40,000-square-foot casino floor at 4 p.m. today. The casino has 434 slot machines and 66 table games. Some of the hotel’s 188 rooms also ...

Crimea seeks to become the next Las Vegas

Dealer Joe Carrion waits inside the high-limit baccarat room in January at the Hard Rock Hotel.

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/crimea-seeks-to-become-next-las-vegas/498607.html

Henderson casino settles complaint over cash shortfall

The state Gaming Commission today approved an agreement to settle a complaint that the Klondike Sunset Casino in Henderson repeatedly failed to keep enough cash on hand. The casino at 444 West Sunset Road could suffer...

Golden Nugget becomes first downtown casino to reach new pact with unions

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

The Culinary and Bartenders unions announced Wednesday that they'd agreed with the Golden Nugget on a five-year contract. The agreement is the first ...

Deutsche Bank said to seek sale of Cosmopolitan resort

An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel tower Monday, March 11, 2013.

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Rampart Casino ready to open new bingo room

The Rampart Casino is shown, Monday Sept. 26, 2011.

Rampart Casino’s new bingo room is opening Saturday, with six one-hour sessions every day. The 300-seat room next to the buffet will include...

Casino reimburses players in tourney marred by fake chips

In this June 6, 2013, photo, a dealer waits as a gambler places chips on a roulette table at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City N.J.

A New Jersey casino is reimbursing players in a poker tournament that was suspended after counterfeit chips were discovered. More than 2,100 entrants who finished ...

Confessions of a casino host: Tales of high rollers, comps and hookers

Confessions of a casino host: Tales of high rollers, comps and hookers

When high rollers come to Las Vegas, they expect to be treated like royalty, to spend a weekend living out a hip-hop video — all comped, and all in exchange for laying down bets. And they expect these perks to be delivered by ...

NJ casino sues poker pro Phil Ivey for $9.6 million, alleges cheating

Phil Ivey Jr. competes during the opening day of the World Series of Poker $50,000 Poker Players Championship tournament at the Rio Sunday, June 24, 2012.

An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme. The Borgata filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against...

Boyd Gaming, IGT team on progressive jackpot network in Nevada, New Jersey

An IGT video slot machine promotes Power Bucks during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.  Power Bucks is a "bolt-on" progressive, meaning casinos can digitally connect it to any IGT slot machine to make it a progressive. When Power Bucks is enabled, a progressive tracker appears at the top of the screen.

Las Vegas-based slot maker IGT this afternoon announced it was rolling out the nation’s first multistate progressive jackpot network. Powerbucks is being released at Boyd Gaming properties in Nevada and New Jersey. It will be expanded …