Gaming

Man or cyborg? 'Jeopardy!' champ from Las Vegas passes $1 million mark

This file image made from video and provided by Jeopardy Productions Inc. shows "Jeopardy!" contestant James Holzhauer on an episode that aired on April 17, 2019. On his 14th appearance Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Holzhauer eclipsed the $1 million mark in winnings.

There's no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect "Jeopardy!" contestant. But given how he's made a level of excellence rarely seen on ...

Handful of U.S. states is poised to legalize sports wagering

This Feb. 20, 2019, photo shows the new sports book at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. The Iowa House passed a bill Monday, April 22, that legalizes for the first time in Iowa betting on sporting events and fantasy sports, sending it to the governor for consideration.

Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve ...

Tiger Woods bettor has long criminal record in Wisconsin

James Adducci holds up his winning ticket after winning more than $1 million betting on Tiger Woods winning the Masters, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Las Vegas.

The gambler who hit it big on Tiger Woods' Masters victory has a lengthy criminal record in his home state of Wisconsin. James Adducci was presented with a check for more than ...

Report: Owner exploring sale of the Cosmopolitan

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

Blackstone Group LP is exploring a sale of the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino, the rare instance of a major casino on the Las Vegas Strip coming to the market, according to ...

Some places still waiting for a sports gambling windfall

Sports betting windows at the Horseshoe Casino, outside Tunica, Miss., April 9, 2019. Towns like Tunica, where aging casinos have struggled to fend off competition from local rivals and failed to attract young people, are now discovering that legal sports betting may not bring the windfall that economic forecasters touted only a few months ago.

The reluctance of state lawmakers to embrace legal sports betting is based on a growing consensus that it may not bring the windfall that economic forecasters predicted a few months ago ...

Caesars names gambling-industry veteran as new CEO

In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Tony Rodio, president of Tropicana Entertainment speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Atlantic City, N.J.

Caesars Entertainment is appointing a gambling-industry veteran as its new chief executive. The casino giant named Tony Rodio as CEO Tuesday. He'll replace Mark Frissora, who guided the company through ...

Tilman Fertitta may make another bet on Caesars

Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta is back in the game to potentially merge his hospitality, casino and restaurant holdings with ...

Station Casinos exec takes communications job with LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has hired longtime Station Casinos corporate communications executive Lori Nelson-Kraft. Nelson-Kraft, who will start her new job next month, will be ...

Union: Protect casino workers from hedge fund neglect

The nation's largest casino workers union is asking gambling regulators to protect employees from neglect by hedge funds or private equity firms seeking short-term returns from ...

Wynn walks away from deal after Crown Resorts tips its hand

This June 17, 2014 file photo shows the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore resorts in Las Vegas, both owned and operated by Wynn Resorts.

Wynn Resorts abruptly ended buyout talks with Australia's largest casino operator Tuesday after word of a potential buyout were leaked. In a tersely worded statement, the Las Vegas casino giant said it was ending all discussions with ...

Palms offers $1 million package with swanky suite, rare Champagne

KAOS at the Palms opens this weekend.

If you have an extra $1 million to burn, the Palms has a weekend package you might be interested in. As part of this week’s opening of Kaos, the resort’s lavish new nightclub, the Palms says it is ...

Las Vegas Sands announces Singapore expansion

The Marina Bay Sands resort and casino in Singapore. Las Vegas Sands opened the $5.5 billion resort in April 2010.

Casino company Las Vegas Sands says it'll spend $3.3 billion to expand its property in Singapore by adding an entertainment arena, new hotel tower and...

Virgin's Hard Rock renovation project pushed to early next year

A rendering shows the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

The planned renovation of the Hard Rock Hotel will begin early next year. Design plans for the revamped property, located just off the Strip on Paradise Road, are nearly complete ...

M Resort celebrates 10 years, still looking ahead

An exterior view of the M Resort at St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard South in Henderson on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The M Resort, which opened in March 2009, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

For most out-of-towners, the Strip is the main attraction in Las Vegas. Those who live here, however, often shy away from the bustling tourist corridor. It’s those people — along with regional visitors from Southern California — who are actively courted by ...

Gaming Commission allows wagering on Nevada pro baseball teams

The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday rescinded a 33-year-old rule prohibiting wagering on professional baseball teams based in the state. “We know that sports betting ...