Gaming

Aria agrees to $100,000 fine for preventing viewing of roulette game

A tram passes in front of Aria during a tour of MGM Mirage's CityCenter project Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009. Properties in the $8.5 billion project will open next month.

The Aria on the Las Vegas Strip has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine for preventing a pair of state gaming agents from observing a high-stakes roulette game that, under state law, must remain open to the public. The law states that...

Hedge funder says massive heist may have been Macau’s ‘Lehman’ moment

A nightfall view of Venetian Macau from a Crown Towers suite

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Nevada gaming revenue up 8.1 percent on strong baccarat winnings

In this 2010 photo, a baccarat game is shown in the high-limit room at Hard Rock Hotel.

Nevada gaming revenue was up 8.1 percent from the same month a year ago, propelled largely by big winnings at the baccarat tables, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Casinos won $970.2 million in May, including...

Caesars says it will close Showboat in Atlantic City

This Oct. 26, 2011, photo shows the Showboat Casino Hotel and its House of Blues nightclub in Atlantic City, N.J.

Casino contraction hit Atlantic City for the second time this year, as the parent company of the Showboat Casino Hotel announced Friday it will close the Mardi Gras-themed casino on Aug. 31. Caesars Entertainment told The Associated Press on Friday morning the company will shutter the poorest-performing of its...

Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino to announce closing Friday

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Caesars ready to invest $5 billion in Japan casino

Gary Loveman, chairman and CEO of Caesars Entertainment, attends the official remaining of PH Live to The Axis at Planet Hollywood on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Caesars Entertainment Corp., the largest operator of U.S. casinos, said a Japan resort would require at least a $5 billion investment and that it would have no problem financing such a project. “You can typically finance a very substantial portion of...

Columnist: Boston doesn’t need a casino anymore

This Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, file photo of an artist rendering provided by MGM Resorts International via The Republican shows part of a proposed casino complex in Springfield, Mass.

Boston doesn't need it anymore. The city’s booming economy is the best argument against building a Boston-area casino — and for repealing the law that allows it. ...

Online gambling off to slow start as revenues trickle in

Joseph Brennen of Ventnor, N.J., logs on to a Harrah's online casino on his laptop from a highway rest area in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, the first day of a test of Internet gambling in New Jersey.

State lawmakers who dream of dollar signs from legalized online gambling might want to pause for a moment to consider Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey. As New Jersey Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff told state lawmakers this year: "Clearly, the results so far have not met our ...

New Jersey starts review of PokerStars buyer

A computer screen in Atlantic City displays the home page of the PokerStars website, Dec. 11, 2013.

New Jersey casino regulators have begun their review of a Canadian company that's buying the PokerStars online gambling website and hoping to get it licensed in ...

With news on LeBron, Las Vegas sportsbooks pull future odds on 2015 NBA titlist

Johnny Avello, executive director race & sports operations, poses in the Wynn/Encore sports book Monday, March 26 2012.

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Peppermill-owned casinos join with Ultimate Poker for online games

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.

A chain of casinos in northern Nevada is getting into the online gambling business. Peppermill Resorts launched the new online poker partnership on Tuesday with...

With gambling’s rise, the story of one man’s downfall

Joe McColgan of Wescott Electric Co. in Aston, Pa., shows a roll of bare copper wire like the ones his former employee James Bryan used to steal to sell to scrap dealers to fund a gambling addiction.

The casino industry argues that the vast majority of people who gamble do so for fun. For every 100 people, gambling experts report, 97 will win some or lose some at the casino without incident. And then there are players like James Bryan ...

Is gambling being spread too far?

New opportunities to gamble create new gamblers — and, in turn, new problem gamblers. So is it wise to unleash gambling on every state in the nation rather than contain it to just a few places where it can be controlled?

Tribal dispute prompts judge to ban casino guns

Vehicles marked "Tribal Police" and uniformed personnel post themselves at the parking lot entrances of the Rolling Hills Casino in an attempt to shut down its operations in Corning, Calif., Monday, June 9, 2014. The Northern California Native American casino is at the center of a tense tribal dispute.

A federal judge has banned guns from a Native American casino in Northern California that is at the center of an escalating tribal dispute, citing a potential threat to ...

MGM Resorts begins yearlong dismantling of flawed hotel tower

An exterior view of the Harmon Hotel tower, center, in CityCenter as seen from the Cosmopolitan on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Las Vegas.

Crews have started dismantling the structurally flawed Harmon casino tower on the Las Vegas Strip, a process that's been delayed for years as the owner and builder remain locked in a legal battle over the half-finished building. Officials at MGM...