Gaming

New Jersey has its first $1 billion month in sports betting

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.

New Jersey's sports betting industry became the first in the United States to take in more than a billion dollars' worth of bets in a single month, in September, as football season sent more gamblers to sports books and, crucially, their phones, according to figures released Monday. Figures from the ...

Caesars Entertainment, Spiegelworld ink $75M theaters deal

"The Gazillionaire,” left, a character from the Spiegelworld show "Absinthe," joins in a toast with Anthony Carano, center, president/COO of Caesars Entertainment, and Ross Mollison, founder of Spiegelworld, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Caesars Entertainment and Spiegelworld announced a nearly $75 million deal to create new live theater projects at casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and New Orleans.

Caesars Entertainment and the company that produces the show “Absinthe” in Las Vegas are teaming up on theater and dining projects in three states that will cost nearly $75 million. Caesars ...

California developer acquires Tahoe Biltmore for $56.8M

A California developer has acquired the 75-year-old Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino at Crystal Bay along the California-Nevada line on the north shore of ...

New resort planned for old Riviera property on north Strip

Cleanup continues at the Riviera site on Las Vegas Boulevard South Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016.

A Chilean businessman has reached an agreement to buy 10 acres of Strip-facing land that formerly housed the Riviera from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The land, which will be sold for $120 million, is expected to be used for a new resort, according to the agreement. Located southwest of ...

Togliatti appointed to Gaming Commission as 1st female chair

Chief Judge Jennifer Togliatti makes remarks during the dedication of the Amanda Aragon Memorial Garden at Grant Sawyer Middle School, May, 27, 2011. Amanda was killed while walking to school in 2005.

Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed former Judge Jennifer Togliatti and state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer to the Nevada Gaming Commission on Friday, in a move that will give the powerful five-member ...

Cashless gambling technologies grab industry’s attention, but will players buy in?

Rachelle Rabago, IGT director of casino systems product management, demonstrates cashless gaming technology as she transfers money from an IGT Pay resort wallet on a smartphone to a video slot machine during the Global Gaming Expo at the Venetian Expo, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

At this week’s Global Gaming Expo, cashless gambling is a hot topic. Companies are showing off their latest payment technologies, and London-based International Game Technology’s cashless casino management system was recognized as …

Global Gaming Expo returns, masked and vaccinated, to Las Vegas

Levi Elliott, left, a technician with Longhorn Amusement, tries out a new slot machine game during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Center Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.

Casino industry leaders and vendors riding a resurgence of gambling following coronavirus closures are gathering in-person for an annual conference this week in Las Vegas — amid strict coronavirus mask and vaccination rules — after meeting virtually a year ago. “We are thrilled to ...

New restaurant at Harrah’s will bring a taste of Louisiana to the Strip

An exterior view of Harrah's on the Las Vegas Strip Dec. 26, 2017.

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux is set to open a restaurant inside Harrah's in early 2022. This will be the first West Coast location for the Baton Rouge-based chain of ...

Nevada casino winnings show return to pre-pandemic levels

A plane takes off from McCarran International Airport near casinos along the Las Vegas Strip, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.

Nevada casinos continued a hot streak in August, recording $1 billion-plus in house winnings for the sixth straight month as gambling statewide continues a return to pre-pandemic levels, state regulators reported Thursday. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said casinos reported taking in almost $1.17 billion in August, following ...

MGM taking over operations of Cosmopolitan

An aerial view of the Cosmopolitan.

MGM Resorts International is expanding its footprint on the Las Vegas Strip, announcing this morning it has agreed to purchase operations of the Cosmopolitan for $1.6 billion. The deal calls for MGM to enter into a 30-year lease agreement, with three 10-year renewal options, according to a news release. At the same time ...

Man hits $1 million jackpot at Las Vegas Strip resort

An exterior view of the Venetian in Las Vegas,Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

A gambler at the Venetian won over $1 million Tuesday while playing Ultimate Texas Hold’em, according to a news release. The player, a guest at the Strip resort, hit the ...

Longtime MGM Resorts employee named general manager of Palms

An exterior view of the Palms Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

A former New York-New York executive has been named general manager of the Palms, according to a news release. Cynthia Kiser Murphey recently was hired for ...

Caesars, De Niro-backed Nobu unveil project in Atlantic City

A hospitality company involving actor Robert De Niro will open a restaurant in Caesars casino in ...

Man hits $420,000 royal flush at poker table game

An exterior view of Harrah's on the Las Vegas Strip Dec. 26, 2017.

A player at Harrah’s won more than $420,000 while playing Ultimate Texas Hold ‘Em over the weekend, according to ...

Las Vegas woman hits $1 million jackpot at Cannery

The exterior of the Cannery offers a view the casino's entrance, as well as a glimpse of the hotel's classic blue-collar theme.

A Las Vegas woman hit a $1 million jackpot Friday while playing a slot machine at the Cannery, the North Las Vegas casino said. The winner, who asked to remain anonymous, was playing a ...