Gaming

Panic button maker displays devices that protect hotel workers

Chief Product Officer David Simpson demonstrates how a button activates the MadeSafe alert system, which identifies the location of employees in distress, at the Cosmopolitan, Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

When a housekeeper at many Las Vegas hotels feels their well-being is threatened or comes across a guest having a medical emergency, the solution to a fast response is closer than ever ...

FanDuel Group to launch online sports betting and casino

In this Saturday, July 14, 2018, photo a clerk hands a sports betting ticket to a gambler at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford N.J., minutes after it started accepting sports bets. FanDuel Group says it plans to offer sports betting for the track, and a full internet casino operation in time for the start of football season in September. Sports betting in New Jersey began last month, generating $16.4 million in bets during its first two weeks.

FanDuel Group says it will launch online sports betting and an internet casino, hopefully in time for the start of football season. FanDuel, which is mostly owned by Ireland-based Paddy Power Betfair, will provide online ...

State gets 5 more sports betting applications

In this Thursday, June 14, 2018, file photo, bettors wait to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J., hours after it began accepting sports bets. New Jersey regulators have received five additional applications from gambling companies seeking to start offering sports betting before football season starts in September.

New Jersey regulators have received five additional applications from gambling companies seeking to start offering sports betting before football season starts in September ...

Caesars breaks ground on $375 million conference center

An artist's rendering of the Caesars Forum conference center projected to open in 2020 just off the Las Vegas Strip.

Caesars Entertainment has booked $70 million in business for its new Caesars Forum conference center, even before any work on the project is underway. “That’s just ...

5-year labor deal reached between union, 2 Las Vegas casinos

An exterior view of the Fremont casino in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.

Two casinos in downtown Las Vegas reached a tentative labor agreement with unionized bartenders, food and cocktail servers and other workers over the weekend. The Culinary Union says the five-year deal covers more than ...

MGM Resorts says eliminating straws has caused little stir

An exterior view of the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip Dec. 26, 2017.

MGM Resorts recently announced its intention to cut back on straw usage to reduce plastic waste and help protect the environment ...

Off-Strip Westgate casino, union reach tentative labor deal

An exterior view of the Westgate hotel and casino Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Unionized workers in Las Vegas have reached a tentative labor agreement with the Westgate casino-resort a week after guests and others encountered picket lines outside ...

New Jersey businesses get $16M in sports bets in 1st 2 weeks

This June 14, 2018, photo shows staff at Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport N.J., preparing to begin taking sports bets moments before it became legal in New Jersey.

Two casinos and a racetrack in New Jersey took in $16.4 million in sports bets during the first two weeks such wagers were legal in the state. Figures released today by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the ...

Ex-Knicks star Charles Oakley arrested at Las Vegas casino

Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley is being accused of gambling fraud after a wager at a Las Vegas casino last weekend, casino regulators said today. Oakley was ...

Tropicana, unionized workers reach tentative labor agreement

An exterior view of the Tropicana on the Las Vegas Strip Dec. 26, 2017.

One more casino-hotel in Las Vegas has reached a tentative labor agreement with unionized housekeepers, bartenders and other workers ..

Palms shows off revamped guest rooms as part of $620M overhaul

An infinity pool overlooks the Las Vegas Strip at the Palms' newly renovated Sky Villas.

The $620 million overhaul of the Palms is coming into focus with the unveiling of its revamped hotel rooms, including a $40,000 per night villa that accommodates 52 guests ...

Vdara employs a pair of robots to deliver room service

Vdara has added a pair of autonomous robots — named Fetch and Jett — to help with the delivery of room-service items.

When guests order an item to their room at one Las Vegas resort, a robot is likely to show up at their door ...

Revisiting the place that put poker on the map

An exterior view of Binion's in Downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.

While thousands of people packed the Rio for the 49th edition of the World Series of Poker, some of the game’s biggest stars reflected on the place where it all started with just a single table at a Las Vegas gambling hall ...

World Series of Poker Main Event draws second largest field of all time

Day 1 of the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event is underway at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Monday July 2, 2018.

Players don’t appear to mind the tweaked format of this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event. The world championship event drew the second most entrants in its history, with 7,874 players paying the $10,000 entry fee before registration closed at around 7 p.m. tonight at the Rio. ...

'Here comes gambling': When sports betting is legal, the value of game data soars

Trader Scott Logan works at a William Hill sports book in Las Vegas, June 26, 2018. With the U.S. sports betting ban ended, should the gambling industry be required to use league-approved “official data”?

If gambling operators are to monetize sports betting fully, they have to offer wagers on far more than the outcomes of games. Data on the second-by-second action creates manifold betting opportunities ...