Gaming

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 …

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?

Nevada gambling revenue falls 14 percent in February

State officials say Nevada gambling revenues tumbled 14 percent in February and took an even bigger dive on the Las Vegas Strip. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Friday that...

Workers at some downtown Las Vegas casinos vote to allow strike

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

Culinary Union Local 226 said its members at several downtown Las Vegas casinos have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if bargaining doesn't yield a new ...

Major GOP donor tests his influence in push to ban online gambling

Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson testifies on the witness stand at the Regional Justice Center Thursday, April 4, 2013.

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Thousands of Las Vegas casino workers holding strike vote

Union members were voting Thursday whether to authorize a strike if ongoing bargaining doesn't yield a new contract with 10 downtown Las Vegas casinos, a bar and...

Events honor historic 1960 accord that ended segregation on Strip

Assemblyman Joseph Hogan and Dr. Sarann Knight Preddy celebrate as they participate in a Bridge of Peace Ceremony of Reconciliation and Healing at the Elks Lodge on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. It was a highlight during A Moulin Rouge Affair sponsored by the Harrison House.

As Nevadans are celebrating the state’s history and making giant cakes for the 150th Anniversary, the Harrison House, Nevada Black Historical Society and other organizations wanted to make sure the history of blacks in Nevada was ...

Caesars to shutter Harrah’s casino in Mississippi, lay off up to 1,300 workers

The closing comes after years of relentless decline in gambling revenue in the Tunica area, brought on by increased competition and less spending because of ...

No poker exception in new legislation in Congress to ban online gaming

The online gaming bill introduced in Congress today seeks to roll back the 1961 Wire Act to the days before late 2011, when all transactions for online gaming were illegal. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, seems certain to spark political conflict, particularly in Nevada, where ...

Nevada delegation warily eyes latest push to ban online gaming

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., walk together as Graham and other senators head to the floor at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2013.

The Nevada delegation doesn't agree with the latest effort by a pair of Republicans to roll back online gaming to the days when it was totally illegal. But they won't dismiss...

Las Vegas slot maker IGT to cut 350 jobs, save $80 million

A man plays an "Avatar"-themed video slot machine by International Game Technology (IGT) during the G2E convention at the Sands Expo Center Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

Slot machine maker International Game Technology said Tuesday it will eliminate 7 percent of its jobs, or about 350 positions, in response to...

Firm cuts US online gambling estimate 30 percent

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.

Morgan Stanley lowered its estimate of the U.S. Internet gambling market on Tuesday to $3.5 billion by 2017, down from a previous forecast of $5 billion. The Wall Street firm cited...

Unions gearing up for casino strike vote

Members of the Culinary and Bartenders unions are set to vote later this week on whether to authorize a strike. The vote is set for...

Officials OK $500K fine in Mandalay Bay drug, prostitution sting

The Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay.

Nevada gambling regulators have signed off on a half-million-dollar fine for the Mandalay Bay resort amid accusations that employees at an upscale lounge there provided prostitutes and drugs to undercover officers.