Gaming

Deal revived for Frank Sinatra's old Tahoe casino

The Cal Neva Lodge is seen in this photo from July, 1997.

When it comes to splashy real estate deals, Silicon Valley icon Larry Ellison usually gets what he wants. Frank Sinatra's old Lake Tahoe casino, the Cal Neva, is no exception. After threatening to back out because of delays, Ellison is ready to move forward with his $35.8 million purchase of the bankrupt ...

Detroit casinos see potential in sports betting

Crews work on the landscaping outside the MGM Grand Detroit casino in Detroit on Monday, Oct. 1, 2007.

The busiest part of Las Vegas casinos on Sunday afternoon aren’t the slots, craps, roulette or blackjack. It is the sportsbook, where people ...

World Series of Poker to have 78 events in 2018

Poker players, knocked out of the main event, gather by a WSOP sign during day 2c of the World Series of Poker Main Event at the Rio Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

The 2018 edition of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas will feature 78 events. Owner Caesars Interactive Entertainment on Tuesday announced the premier tournament will ...

Burnett leaving Nevada Gaming Control Board

Chairman A.G. Burnett, center, asks a question during a Nevada Gaming Control Board meeting at the Grant Sawyer State Building Wednesday, March 1, 2016.

Burnett said he will be work with gaming issues in his new position but can’t appear before the control board or Gaming Commission for a year because of state lobbyist laws ...

IGT adds stimulating dimension to slot machine

Margie Ascone is instructed how to play IGT's new Sphinx 4-D slot machine at the Red Rock Resort, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.  Members of Station’s players club get one free play during the rollout.

From the very beginning, slot machines — with fast-spinning reels and the sound of coins clattering into metal buckets — were designed to excite the senses and hopefully drive players to bet more. Today, slot makers are hoping new technology will make games even more immersive. One example is IGT’s new 4-D Sphinx slot ...

Internet betting firms settle suits over NYX Gaming acquisition

Three gambling companies have agreed to end their legal battle over the proposed acquisition of NYX Gaming by Scientific Games. The Las Vegas-based firms hope to join forces and become a leader in ...

MGM Resorts CEO seeks legislative support for Connecticut casino

Jim Murren, chairman/CEO of MGM Resorts International, during The Parks first-ever tree lighting ceremony in Toshiba Plaza Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.

Three months after announcing plans for a $675 million casino and entertainment complex in Bridgeport, the chief executive of MGM Resorts International Tuesday night pushed to build support among ...

High court hints it could side with N.J. on sports betting

In a case being closely watched by states interested in allowing betting on sports, the Supreme Court indicated a willingness Monday to side with New Jersey's effort to permit sports gambling. The justices ...

Penn National Gaming in discussions to buy Las Vegas rival Pinnacle

This 2011 file photo shows Pinnacle Entertainment's Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg, Miss.

Penn National Gaming says it is discussing acquiring rival casino owner Pinnacle Entertainment, and creating a unified company with 45 properties in more than ...

Lawsuit: Nevada woman wins Aston Martin, gets tax liability — but no car

A Nevada woman says in a recent lawsuit that she won an Aston Martin sports car in a drawing at a California casino — but all she received was income tax liability for its $134,000 value. Merida Manipoun, also known as Anoma Sengvixay, of Clark County, Nevada, filed the lawsuit Nov. 16 in ...

Gaming revenue up slightly in wake of October shooting

Gamblers play craps on the casino floor of the Cromwell on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, April 21, 2014.

In the first statewide numbers released since the Oct. 1 shooting, gaming revenue rose almost everywhere in Nevada except on the Las Vegas Strip, according to ...

Photos: A look inside the new Park MGM and NoMad Hotel in Las Vegas

A look inside the Nighthawk Suite at Park MGM, the new name for the remodeled Monte Carlo, in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017.

Take one walk through the Monte Carlo and the changes are obvious: The gray color scheme of the floors and walls of the new Park MGM contrasts sharply with the traditional Las Vegas look of the Monte Carlo’s red and gold carpets. MGM Resorts International revealed some of the changes Wednesday as it transforms the Monte Carlo into ...

Among Las Vegas bettors, college football is gaining on NFL

Bettors on Oct. 1, 2017, at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, where wagering on college football games is rising at the expense of betting on NFL games.

Jimmy Vaccaro has spent four decades as a bookmaker watching money move through an increasingly lucrative sports market. He is, by necessity, an astute observer of the human condition ...

'A problem and a dilemma:' Nevada gaming committee tussles on marijuana’s future in casinos

A convention goer jumps into a pool full of foam marijuana plant cutouts at the ShowGrow booth during the MJ Biz conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

The group of gaming leaders, politicians and attorneys made their opinions clear during the nearly five-hour public session, painting a hopeful picture for the plant’s future in ...

Man will win over $21,000 if Auburn bet comes through

A confident Auburn fan who placed a bet on the Tigers to win the College Football Playoff National Championship the morning of the Arkansas game could be ...