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October 8, 2015

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One of the many sculptured angels about the exterior of Caesars Palace on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.
Bankrupt Caesars division amends restructuring plan, seeks to extend exclusivity period
Oct. 8, 2015
Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s main operating division has adjusted the way it intends to emerge from bankruptcy and wants to prolong its period of exclusive control over its restructuring plan by four months. The division ...
Ex-dealer’s guilty plea reset in Bellagio cheating case
Oct. 8, 2015
A judge postponed until Tuesday an ex-dealer's guilty plea in an agreement that will have him testify against three co-defendants accused of cheating a Las Vegas Strip casino out of more than at $1 million in craps bets. Former Bellagio dealer ...
In this May 11, 2014, photo, fans watch the opening ceremony of the "League of Legends" season four World Championship Final between South Korea and China's Royal Club in Paris. Around the world, fans gather en masse to watch video game players compete in high-stakes tournaments. Fans also bet on the outcomes.
Competitive video gaming could be next step for bettors in Nevada
Oct. 7, 2015
In Nevada, gamblers can wager on a wide range of sporting events: football, boxing, horse racing and, as of earlier this year, the Olympics, to name a few. What if video games were added to that list someday? E-sports has already ...
The Downtown Grand has made property improvements including their Sports Book along with a new CEO on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.
Analysis: Daily fantasy issues prove gaming executives’ concerns warranted
Oct. 7, 2015
A daily fantasy sports scandal widely regarded as potential insider trading has shocked the national sports scene into a discourse over customer safety and fairness in the fledgling industry ...
The Bellagio Fountains on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Bellagio.
Bail set for ex-dealer, co-defendant in Bellagio craps cheating case
Oct. 6, 2015
An ex-casino dealer and a co-defendant each pleaded not guilty Tuesday to scamming a Las Vegas Strip casino out of more than $1 million with phantom craps bets over ...
A camera captures the location of a player's hand and copies it into a bonus round of a Simpsons slot machine at the Scientific Games booth during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Center Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.
Look to the future: Games on display at G2E show transition to skill-based products
Oct. 2, 2015
Set against the backdrop of Nevada’s recent moves to regulate the development of skill-based slot machines, the conference’s showroom provided a window into ...
Rahul Sood, CEO and Co-Founder of Unikrn, a Seattle, WA based gaming and entertainment Company focused on eSports, gives a keynote address during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in the Sands Expo Center Thursday Oct. 1, 2015.
Competitive video gaming meets gambling at Global Gaming Expo
Oct. 1, 2015
An entrepreneur who runs a company that allows people to bet on video games told a casino industry audience today that he has seen firsthand its problem with attracting young gamblers. Rahul Sood, chief executive of ...
An exterior view of the Bellagio, June 6, 2013.
2 dealers, 2 friends indicted in Bellagio cheating case
Oct. 1, 2015
Two former casino dealers and two friends are being accused of siphoning more than $1 million off craps tables over two years by quietly paying phantom bets at a posh ...
Mark Frissora, CEO and president of Caesars Entertainment, takes part in a CEO round table at the Global Gaming Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, in Sands Expo Center.
New Caesars CEO ‘shocked’ gaming industry doesn’t do more to lure Millennials
Sept. 30, 2015
New Caesars Entertainment Corp. CEO Mark Frissora, in his most high-profile appearance since taking the helm of the casino giant, said today that casinos can do more to spur technological advancements that attract younger customers. Frissora’s comments ...
Gamblers play roulette at the Eastside Cannery on Boulder Highway in this file photo.
Nevada gambling revenue down 1 percent in August
Sept. 30, 2015
Nevada gambling revenue in August dropped a little more than 1 percent from a year earlier, pulled down by an ongoing slide in baccarat play linked to a wavering economy in China. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that ...
Opponents of smoking in casinos protest outside the Global Gaming Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Sands Expo and Convention Center.
Outside gaming expo, table-game dealers push for smoke-free casinos
Sept. 30, 2015
Las Vegas dealers who picketed Tuesday morning outside the Global Gaming Expo say they can handle the occasional drunken customer or angry gambler losing bets. But there’s another ...
Jason Robins, CEO of DraftKings, speaks during a fantasy sports and sports betting panel at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Moderator Tom Roche of Ernst & Young listens at left.
DraftKings CEO says less than 15 percent of his customers place sports bets
Sept. 29, 2015
The relationship between regulated sports wagering and the booming daily fantasy sports industry, a widely debated subject, was explored but by no means settled at ...
Geoff Freeman, president of the American Gaming Association, gives a "State of the Industry" address during the Global Gaming Expo on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Sands Expo Center.
Illegal gambling threatens casinos, association leader says
Sept. 29, 2015
The persistence of illegal gambling in the United States is a major threat to the casino industry that must be addressed, the head of a major casino lobbying group said today. Geoff Freeman, president of the American Gaming Association ...
Buddy Valastro and Daniel Boulud attend the grand opening of DB Brasserie by chef Boulud on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Venetian.
2015 G2E with Buddy Valastro, Daniel Boulud, GameCo, TournEvent
Sept. 28, 2015
G2E is not solely about slot machines and video and table games this year. An “Integrated Resort Experience” has been introduced, and I’ll join star chefs Buddy Valastro and Daniel Boulud as a judge for two of the next three days of a Culinary Challenge at the Venetian.
A man operates a joystick for a skill-based bonus game on an IGT slot machine during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Center on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012.
Coming soon to casinos: Betting on yourself
Sept. 28, 2015
An attorney representing gaming manufacturers talks about regulating skills-based slot machines ...
People try out Bejeweled True 3D slot machines in the GTECH booth during the final day of the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Center Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.
Beyond latest products, what to expect from this year’s Global Gaming Expo
Sept. 28, 2015
The Global Gaming Expo, an annual gathering that brings together professionals from across the industry, starts today at the Sands Expo Center. As always, expect the conference — also known as G2E — to highlight the newest games ...
MGM Resorts sued by ex-wellness coach company
Sept. 25, 2015
All is not well at MGM Resorts according to a federal lawsuit from a wellness coach firm that says the casino company breached its contract to hire a cheaper vendor that attempted to steal away its coaches and trade secrets. Wellness Coaches USA had ...
Former U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford addresses Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., at a public meeting about the conservation of Southern Nevada's public lands on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.
Former Nevada Congressman Horsford among two political hires by gaming association
Sept. 22, 2015
Horsford will be a strategic communications consultant for the gaming association, and his work will include helping the group’s efforts around diversity and workforce development. He was elected to represent Nevada’s 4th Congressional District in 2012 but ...

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