Gaming

Sandoval seeks review of gaming, marijuana industry relationship

Gov. Brian Sandoval wants the state to take another look at the relationship between the gaming and legal marijuana industries in Nevada. He has issued an order for ...

New MGM casinos in Northeast would be only 90 minutes apart

This image provided by MGM Resorts International shows an architectural rendering of a casino proposed for Bridgeport, Conn., announced on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, by MGM Resorts International and The RCI Group.

Whether or not MGM succeeds in opening a casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says the Bay State will hold the company and Wynn Resorts to commitments both operators have made here. MGM has proposed ...

Q+A: WSOP.com marks four years of online poker

A stack of $50,000 tournament chips await a poker player before the start of the 2017 World of Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio Convention Center on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

One of only two remaining online poker providers in Nevada, WSOP.com is celebrating its fourth anniversary today. The company began operating on Sept. 19, 2013, several months after the Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Bill 114 and Gov. Sandoval signed it into law ...

MGM announces plans for a new casino in Connecticut

This image provided by MGM Resorts International shows an architectural rendering of a casino proposed for Bridgeport, Conn., announced on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, by MGM Resorts International and The RCI Group.

MGM Resorts International revealed plans on Monday for a $675 million waterfront casino in Connecticut's largest city, the latest salvo in a competition with two Native American tribes that run two of the world's largest casinos in the southeastern part of the state. MGM is already building ...

Controversial GGG-Canelo decision prompts Las Vegas refunds

WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Grennady Golovkin, left, of Kazakhstan and Canelo Alvarez of Mexico celebrate after a 12-round title fight at T-Mobile Saturday Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

Large bets for as much as $500,000 showed up on Gennady Golovkin at Las Vegas sportsbooks in the final hours before Saturday's title fight against Canelo Alvarez. They ...

A debate over a defunct casino — and over Macau’s identity

The Hotel Estoril, built in 1962, in Macau, Aug. 29, 2017. The hotel’s construction marked a transition in Macau from opium-filled gambling dens to casino resorts aimed at a wider public. A redevelopment plan for the hotel has been stalled for two years, mostly because of opposition from young activists.

What will become of Lady Luck? In 2015, officials in Macau announced that they planned to redevelop the 1962 Hotel Estoril, the former Portuguese colony’s first modern-style casino resort, which features a mosaic on its concrete facade depicting ...

Slot players to get ‘Into the Groove’ with Madonna-themed game

Madonna performs at her "Rebel Heart Tour" concert Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Get ready to dust off your old "Material Girl" puns when you go to a casino next year, because Madonna will become the latest celebrity to grace the front of a slot machine. ...

Steve Wynn talked with Kushner Companies on possible real estate deal

Steve Wynn makes a point during his keynote speech opening the International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking at  the Mirage on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

Kushner Companies has explored a development plan for one of its key buildings with casino mogul Steve Wynn, according to ...

Regulators mull ways to expand esports betting

Teams compete during the Dreamhack Masters e-sports tournament Feb. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Nevada’s Gaming Control Board will soon begin allowing sports books to offer bets on a year’s worth of esports events, the board’s chief of enforcement Karl Bennison said Thursday at a gambling and esports conference at the Westgate. ...

Woman hits $787,000 jackpot on penny slot machine

A Texas woman hit a $787,842 jackpot this week on a penny slot machine at Harrah’s. Janet Redwine of Coppell, Texas, hit the big prize on ...

Gaming roundup: Sports books remodeled in time for football season

The Cromwell opens its new sports book on Aug. 22, 2017.

Not all of the news surrounding the gaming industry in Las Vegas involves big deals like the sale of the Fontainebleau. In addition to the multimillion-dollar transactions, there have been many recent announcements from ...

Start of the NFL season is big for some books, not others

Football fans watch games during NFL opening day at the Red Rock Resort's race and sportsbook Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.

Football fans aren’t the only ones looking forward to the start of the NFL regular season on Thursday. The sports books in Las Vegas have also been preparing for the end of the six-month pigskin drought. While ads for NFL betting contests and promotions are everywhere, sports book executives differ on just how important this week is in terms of business. For some, like the books at Caesars Entertainment properties or the Westgate, the first week is a fairly big deal. “The first week, it’s all hands on deck,” said Bill Sattler, the director of ...

Owner of Golden Nugget buying the Houston Rockets

Restaurant and casino owner Tilman Fertitta has agreed to buy the Houston Rockets from Leslie Alexander. Terms were not released and must be approved by the NBA Board of Governors. The deal includes ...

Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas debuts expansion

A look at the new expansion at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas, Friday Sept. 1, 2017.

The expansion is not the only project the Stevens' are working on. They are also in midst of demolishing structures they purchased across the street from the Golden Gate in order to clear the way for ...

Paced by decline on Strip, state gaming revenue falls in July

Pedestrians are shown on the Las Vegas Strip Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017.

In the rest of Clark County locations, however, revenue rose in July. Downtown Las Vegas saw an increase of 7.84 percent, North Las Vegas’ numbers rose ...