Gaming

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

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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...

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.

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 ...

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 …

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...