Gaming

History, legend of ‘Lion’s Share’ slot machine come to a close at MGM Grand

Linda and Walter Misco of Chester, N.H., won the $2.4 million jackpot from the legendary “Lion’s Share” slot machine at MGM Grand on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip. The jackpot had not been won in 20 years.

The “Lion’s Share” was the oldest mechanical-reel machine in the casino. Custom made for the resort’s opening, it slowly gained a cult following as it held onto its top jackpot as the years went by. It grew to become the most popular slot machine.

Wynn says gambling not key to casinos’ success — it’s everything else

Steve Wynn gives a keynote address during the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

Wynn delivered a keynote address to a packed crowd at the first full day of the Global Gaming Expo, or G2E, at the Sands Expo. Much of his remarks focused on revenue sources aside from gambling, an area to which the casino industry has shifted attention ...

Revel auction still taking bids, did not adjourn

In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, file photograph, the Revel Casino Hotel, right, is seen next to the closed Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.

The bankruptcy auction of Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel ground into its third day early Wednesday as lawyers for the bankrupt resort continued ...

‘Wonder Woman’ star Lynda Carter takes on L.V. slot machines at G2E

Lynda Carter takes a selfie in front of the Wonder Woman slot machines during the Global Gaming Expo at the Sands Expo, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

The world’s most powerful woman takes over the Strip today. No, it’s not former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama or former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. It’s Wonder Woman!

5 Nevadans on Forbes list of the nation’s richest

Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Nevada is home to five billionaires, and even nongamblers could wager where the money comes from. Four of the state’s billionaires made their money in ...

Study: Gaming contributes $240 billion to U.S. economy

Tapanee "Jib Jib" Songsee deals blackjack at the Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, April 21, 2014.

The gaming industry contributed $240 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013, as much as the state budgets of New York and Texas combined, according to a study released today. The American Gaming Association announced the results of the study at ...

Pro leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting

Four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed a court challenge to the state's latest attempt to offer legal sports gambling on Monday, calling the effort ...

Mayor nixes tax break to save Taj Mahal casino

This Sept. 19, 2011, photo shows the Trump Taj Mahal casino-resort in Atlantic City.

Atlantic City's mayor said Monday he cannot agree to massive tax reductions sought by the owners of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, throwing into serious doubt an already long-shot plan by ...

Nevada gaming revenue dips 3.6 percent in August

Steve Shannon, left, and Frank Smolinski, visiting from Ohio, play a hand of blackjack during the opening of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Sunday, October 27, 2013.

After steadily increasing all summer, Nevada’s gaming revenue declined 3.66 percent in August from the same month last year, the state reported today. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said ...

Power conference: Wynn, Adelson among headliners at Global Gaming Expo

Glyn Thomas, editor of Casino Life magazine, putts a golf ball into a roulette wheel during the G2E convention at Sands Expo Center on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. The game was a booth promotion by Interblock, a developer of multiplayer gaming machines.

Neither Steve Wynn nor Sheldon Adelson has given a solo speech at the Global Gaming Expo, the massive annual industry conference in Las Vegas. That's scheduled to change this year ...

Wynn hosts back-to-school fair at casino for employees

A view of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore taken from a Maverick Helicopter on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, above the Las Vegas Strip.

Ana Zaragoza browsed education booths amid a crowd of co-workers during her lunch break today at Wynn Las Vegas, collecting pamphlets about resources she was learning about for the first time. She had no idea about a tutoring website that her 16-year-old daughter could ...

Gaming commissioner calls Riviera turnaround ‘pretty incredible’

An exterior view of the Riviera on Monday, July 15, 2013.

Riviera managers shed more light on likely future renovations of the casino today when they appeared before state gaming regulators. The Nevada Gaming Commission today finalized approval of ...

Bingo: Station Casinos hoping an old game can attract a young crowd

Players get pumped up at their table by live DJ music during electronic bingo at Green Valley Ranch on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.

Long the domain of the elderly, bingo rooms may not seem like an attractive location for millennials to gamble. But Station thinks a new approach to the game may make it a hit among them. After a reportedly successful turnout at a similar event last month, Station hosted a millennial-minded bingo event complete with ...

Lawyer: Shuttered Revel has offers ahead of Wednesday auction

This Sept. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the Revel resort early in the morning in Atlantic City. Attorneys for Revel say that a Florida developer has offered $90 million for the Atlantic City property that closed this month.

The lawyer for a Florida developer who has offered $90 million for the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City says multiple offers have been received for it, and an auction will be held ...

Sam’s Town laser, water show temporarily closing

Mystic Falls Park, pictured here inside Sam's Town on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, features a newly revamped laser light and water show.

People itching to check out the laser and water show at Sam’s Town better hurry up: It's going dark next month — temporarily. Sam’s Town announced today that ...