Gaming

New Jersey may let Golden Nugget casino take some NBA bets

This Feb. 22, 2019, photo shows the exterior of the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, N.J. New Jersey lawmakers have introduced a bill that would enable the casino to accept sports bets on NBA games that do not involve the Houston Rockets, which casino owner Tilman Fertitta also owns. The Golden Nugget is currently prohibited from taking any NBA bets because of Fertitta's ownership of the Rockets.

New Jersey lawmakers are considering loosening their sports betting restrictions to allow the owner of the Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on ...

Boyd Gaming exec Bill Noonan announces upcoming retirement

Longtime Boyd Gaming executive Bill Noonan is set to retire. Noonan, 67, informed the company last week that he will step down July 31 from his position as ...

Player hits $1 million jackpot hand at Palazzo

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

A lucky player at the Palazzo added more than $1 million to their net worth this week. An anonymous gambler playing Ultimate Texas Hold'em this week made a diamond royal flush to win ...

Panel: 90% of US sport bets could be online in 5 to 10 years

In this Sept. 9, 2018, photo, customers watch sports on a giant screen at the sports book of the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

Some gambling and technology executives say 90% of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next five to 10 years ...

U.S. sports bets hit $9 billion since court ruling

 In this Oct, 12, 2018, photo, losing betting slips in Atlantic City, N.J. that had predicted the New York Yankees to either reach the World Series or win it.

At least $9 billion has been bet —legally— on sports in the U.S. in the year since New Jersey's Supreme Court victory cleared the way for other states to ...

Pai gow poker jackpot hits at Paris Las Vegas for $1.64 million

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

A table games player at Paris Las Vegas this morning hit a $1.64 million pai gow poker progressive jackpot.

Big numbers for World Series of Poker opening weekend

Crowds fill the tables during the World Series of Poker Colossus event Friday, May 29, 2015, in Las Vegas. Thousands of people entered the event with a relatively inexpensive $565 buy-in.

The World Series of Poker is more popular than ever. That’s based on the number of entries into the WSOP’s 50th anniversary opening weekend tournament, dubbed the Big 50. The $500 buy-in tournament had more than ...

Builder picked for MSG Sphere at the Venetian

Rob Goldstein, Las Vegas Sands president and COO, gestures toward a rendering of the MSG Sphere at the Venetian during a groundbreaking ceremony for the project near Koval Lane and Sands Avenue, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The new venue is expected to be completed in fiscal 2021 (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021).

AECOM was the general contractor for Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena and built Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, which hosted the Super Bowl in February ...

Judge: Internet wagering law only applies to sports gambling

A federal judge ruled Monday that a law prohibiting interstate wagering applies only to sports gambling, setting aside a Justice Department opinion that some feared put states in danger of losing their lotteries and ...

Spoiler alert: Will 'Jeopardy!' star Holzhauer break record or go home?

"Jeopardy!" Winner James Holzhauer is interviewed after receiving a key to the Las Vegas Strip from Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick during a ceremony at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Stop right here, "Jeopardy!" fans who want to keep some mystery in their lives. For everyone else, know this: James Holzhauer isn't ...

Vintage Vegas: Ellis Island's 90-year-old pit boss has seen it all

Ninety-year-old Ellis Island pit boss Pete Berger poses for a photo at Ellis Island on Friday, May 31, 2019. He turns 91 on Tuesday.

Pit boss Irving “Pete” Berger diligently walks around the table games area at Ellis Island monitoring the action with his hands clasped behind his back. Berger is in his element. He ...

'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer talks strategy during event at Caesars Palace

"Jeopardy!" Winner James Holzhauer is interviewed after receiving a key to the Las Vegas Strip from Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick during a ceremony at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Even when James Holzhauer was 13 years old, it was obvious he was going to be a gambler. He always seemed to know who was going to win sporting events, and lamented to his dad that he couldn’t trade stocks of sports teams to at least make a ...

MGM Resorts cutting 557 jobs in final round of layoffs

Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, speaks before a public policy panel discussion at the Bellagio Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The panel was part of the inaugural symposium of the MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute at UNLV.

MGM Resorts International announced today it is eliminating 557 more jobs in a “second and final round” of layoffs as part of a company reorganization.

Gaming and cannabis industries remain far apart in Nevada

An aerial view of the Strip.

The biggest issue is that the federal government still considers marijuana to be an illegal drug, at least recreationally ...

Las Vegas Strip, Tahoe casino winnings down in April

Gambling regulators say April was down month for Nevada casino winnings compared with a year ago, coming in under $1 billion for ...