Gaming

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 …

Mayweather tweets about $75K in winnings with bets on UConn in Final Four

The official weigh-in for undefeated boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

“Money” is at it again. Boxing champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather took to Twitter this week to brag about winning a combined $75,000 in two Final Four bets …

Baseball losses the story in Vegas on Championship Monday

Bettors stand in line to make their wagers at the LVH sports book during the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014.

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After scandal, Atlantic City poker tourney gets high-tech chips

In this June 26, 2013, photo, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is seen in Atlantic City, N.J., with the nearby Water Club reflected in its gold glass facade.

A cheating scandal at a casino poker tournament has led to new security measures, including chips that are more intricate, have more colors and include an authentication element that can be checked under ultraviolet light. The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa told The Associated Press it was using...

Internet poker revenues outgaining only bingo, Nevada regulators report

A sample poker game is played on the Ultimate Gaming website, in Las Vegas, April 29, 2013. Ultimate Gaming began offering Internet gambling in Nevada in early 2013.

Internet poker hasn’t proved so far to be the bonanza some had hoped for. The first monthly report on online poker gaming win showed it exceeded only bingo compared to other casino games, slot machines and …

Commissioner floats idea to rein in slot parlors: allow fewer slot machines

Cindy Clark plays a slot machine at Dotty's near Eastern and Serene in Henderson on Thursday, March 24, 2011.

Currently, a tavern or bar is allowed to have up to 15 machines under state law, so long as the revenue from gaming is “incidental” to the primary business of ...

Macau reports strong 1st-quarter gambling revenue; Wynn, Las Vegas Sands win

A late-afternoon view of Venetian Macau from a Crown Towers suite

http://www.forbes.com/sites/samanthasharf/2014/04/01/macau-reports-strong-q1-gambling-revenue-wynn-and-las-vegas-sands-win/

Gaming regulators say Henderson casino was short of cash

The state Gaming Control Board has filed an eight-count complaint against a Henderson casino that failed to keep enough money on hand to pay off potential winnings by customers. The Klondike Sunset Casino was cited for...

Commissioners to take another shot at slot regulations

Clark County Commissioners prepare to make an appointment tduring a county commission meeting at the Clark County Government Center Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

Clark County commissioners will continue wrestling with how available to make slot machines at bars, convenience stores and other locations in neighborhoods throughout the valley when they meet Tuesday. Commissioners will also vote to appoint a new member of …

County commission to consider slot-gaming locations — again

Cindy Clark plays a slot machine at Dotty's near Eastern and Serene in Henderson on Thursday, March 24, 2011.

Clark County commissioners will continue wrestling with how available to make slot machines at bars, convenience stores and other locations in neighborhoods in valley when they meet Tuesday. Specifically, they'll discuss licensing of locations that have ...

Behind the scenes, Rappaport was a star on the Strip

Mirage President Felix Rappaport

Most wouldn't know it, but Felix Rappaport is responsible for a host of changes at resorts that enhanced tourists' stay in town.

Has Sheldon Adelson found his Huckleberry?

Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., listens to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting at the Venetian Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Sheldon Adelson’s hard-nosed attack on online gambling seems to be snowballing. But could his efforts to persuade the government to outlaw all forms of Internet gambling really pay off?