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The Golden Nugget Atlantic City, pictured here in 2012, won the latest in a series of rulings in a New Jersey court regarding $1.5 million won by a group of gamblers who realized that the cards had not been shuffled.
Judge: Unshuffled cards void game, winnings must be returned
Feb. 12, 2015
Gamblers who won $1.5 million at a casino after realizing the cards hadn't been shuffled have been ordered to return the money. State Superior Court Judge Donna Taylor has sided with the Golden Nugget casino in its long-running dispute with 14 gamblers who say the fault wasn't theirs and ...
Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International and chairman of the American Gaming Association, discusses key points after announcing the launching of a "national voting initiative in key presidential election states," during a press conference at Aristocrat Technologies on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.
Gaming industry aims to be heard in next presidential election
Feb. 12, 2015
If a Washington, D.C.-based casino trade group has anything to say about it, 2016 presidential candidates campaigning in battleground states with casinos won’t be able to avoid ...
Crapped out: Atlantic City’s Revel closed after only two years, but it’s hardly the only victim of a recent wave of similar closures.
Deadline passed, Revel sale is set to be killed
Feb. 9, 2015
The owners of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel say they will cancel a deal Tuesday morning to sell it to a Florida developer. Revel AC originally said it planned to ...
A view of the newly renovated main entryway at the Stratosphere on Thursday, April 5, 2012.
Las Vegas Strip too snooty? Stratosphere ad campaign says so
Feb. 9, 2015
Tear down your red velvet ropes, Las Vegas. The Stratosphere's new marketing campaign, which masquerades as a cause, is appealing to a crowd of likely Strip visitors who are less than keen on nightclub bottle service ...
The Global Gaming Expo, pictured here Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, is the gaming industry's big annual convention at Sands Expo.
Next generation slot machines could play more like Super Mario, less like Wheel of Fortune
Feb. 9, 2015
Imagine a Las Vegas casino floor 10 years from now, where the games look less like traditional slot machines and more like the video games millennials grew up playing on Xboxes and PlayStations. That vision may be on its way to ...
Crapped out: Atlantic City’s Revel closed after only two years, but it’s hardly the only victim of a recent wave of similar closures.
Revel casino sale could be at risk after appeals ruling
Feb. 6, 2015
The bankruptcy sale of the shuttered Revel Hotel Casino in Atlantic City could be threatened by a ruling from a federal appeals court Friday supporting the owners of ...
How Billy Walters became sports’ most successful and controversial bettor
Feb. 6, 2015
For four decades, other gamblers have tried to be Billy Walters while investigators have tried to bring him down. And for four decades, the world's most successful ...
Effort to ban online gambling revived in Congress
Feb. 5, 2015
A Utah congressman is reviving an effort to ban online gambling throughout the United States. Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz reintroduced his Restoration of America's Wire Act bill on Wednesday. The measure ...
The Wynn Macau is seen Aug. 17, 2011.
Struggling Macau hurts Wynn Resorts’ fourth-quarter profits
Feb. 3, 2015
Gaming revenue in Macau, a special administrative region in China and the only place there where gambling is legal, just declined for the eighth month in a row ...
This Oct. 24, 2014, photo shows union members picketing outside the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City N.J.
Union files labor charges at Taj Mahal; Revel in turmoil
Feb. 3, 2015
Atlantic City's main casino workers' union filed 27 unfair labor practice charges against the owners of the Trump Taj Mahal casino on Tuesday. The complaints allege the company threatened workers and unilaterally changed work schedules and rules that ...
Patriots fan Edgar Morin of Sanford, Maine celebrates a Patriots touchdown at the Super Bowl at the Westgate Las Vegas Super Book Sunday, Feb.1, 2015.
Super Bowl wagers in Nevada were the second-biggest ever
Feb. 2, 2015
Nevada sports books reported an impressive amount of wagering on last weekend’s Super Bowl, but they didn’t profit as much as in recent years. Sports bettors wagered nearly ...
Judge says evidence tainted in web gambling case
Feb. 2, 2015
Undercover FBI and Nevada regulatory agents misled a federal judge and violated the rights of a wealthy Malaysian businessman and his son by posing as Internet repairmen to get into Las Vegas Strip hotel rooms in a ...
Guests enjoy swimming in a pool at the newly-opened City of Dreams Manila casino Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at the reclaimed prime property in Manila, Philippines.
Macau casino operator opens resort in Manila
Feb. 2, 2015
Melco Crown Entertainment formally opened its $1 billion casino and entertainment resort in Manila on Monday, hoping to cash in on a fast growing Philippine economy and increased tourism. The company's co-chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho said the opening of the City of Dreams Manila is part of ...
In this photo taken Nov. 23, 2014, visitors walk across the road in front of the Venetian Macao casino resort in Macau.
Casino city Macau in flux as China squeezes high rollers
Feb. 2, 2015
The game has changed in Macau. The Asian gambling capital's winning streak is cooling after a decade of red hot growth that transformed the city from a neglected former Portuguese colonial outpost into the world's No. 1 casino market. A flood of money from mainland China boosted Macau casinos, both local and foreign owned, which now rake in about seven times more than those on the Las Vegas Strip. But the tide has turned as the Chinese economy slows and ...
This Nov. 19, 2014, photo shows members of the Unite-HERE casino workers union marching in front of the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, N.,J. to protest benefit cuts a bankruptcy court judge imposed on Taj workers.
Icahn: Benefit cuts ’essential sacrifice’ to keep Taj Mahal casino open
Jan. 30, 2015
The battle for the future of the Trump Taj Mahal casino heated up Friday as the National Labor Relations Board urged a judge to restore workers' benefits and soon-to-be-owner Carl Icahn said the cuts are "an essential sacrifice that must be made" to keep the casino open. Icahn responded in a letter to ...
Gamblers play roulette at the Eastside Cannery on Boulder Highway in this file photo.
Nevada casinos win $11 billion in 2014, a slight drop from 2013
Jan. 30, 2015
Nevada’s gaming revenue declined slightly in 2014 after several years of consistent increases. The Gaming Control Board said casinos won a little more than $11 billion in 2014 ...
A Black Book, a State Gaming Control Board list of people excluded from Nevada casinos, is displayed at the Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. At right is a page on former mobster Tony "The Ant" Spilotro, who was removed from the book only after his death.
Another name added to Nevada’s casino ‘black book’
Jan. 29, 2015
Gaming regulators have added another name to Nevada’s famous “black book,” a list of people barred from entering any of the state’s casinos. The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved ...
The grand opening of SLS Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, on the Strip.
Griddle Cafe out, Northside Cafe in at SLS
Jan. 29, 2015
Less than six months after opening, the Griddle Cafe at SLS will close this weekend. A new 24-hour diner, Northside Cafe, will take its place starting Feb. 1. The new restaurant ...

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