Gaming

Stacked odds, Texas laws don’t deter new poker club

Dealer Richard Pope, left, works as Court Manuel, center, and Ed Wanson, right, play at Mint Poker, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Houston. The games at Mint Poker, which opened three months ago, are played in a large, quarter-circle-shaped room lined with ceiling-to-floor windows that illuminate the club with natural light during the day. Several of the more than 20 poker tables almost always have full games going, even during the middle of the afternoon.

Michael Eakman, a poker aficionado from a young age, has hosted poker tournaments from around the country, but Texas gambling laws have long ...

Trio accused of swindling Baton Rouge casino; 1 in custody

Three men are accused of cheating a Baton Rouge casino out of $56,000 by allegedly manipulating dice in a craps game. Louisiana State Police tell The Advocate authorities arrested ...

Woman hits $1.6 million jackpot at Las Vegas airport

This woman from Dublin, Calif., identified only as Sandra A., hit a $1.6 million slot machine jackpot at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

There’s nothing worse than waiting in the airport, unless you’re waiting to be paid a $1.6 million jackpot like a California woman was Tuesday at McCarran International Airport. A woman from ...

Expansion at Emerald Island in downtown Henderson nearing completion

The Emerald Island Casino in Henderson is expanding again with added space and city street improvements too on Friday, August 11, 2017.

The casino’s administrative offices are in a former drugstore. The gaming floor is in what used to be a post office. The food preparation and storage areas used to be a Moose Lodge. It seems only fitting that the latest upgrades for Emerald Island in downtown Henderson include expanding by 10,000 square feet into ...

Las Vegas sportsbooks pause betting on Cowboys over Ezekiel Elliott suspension

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, center, approaches the end zone after a long run for a touchdown as Cincinnati Bengals free safety George Iloka, right, gives chase in the second half of an NFL game Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Arlington, Texas.

ESPN reports that Las Vegas sportsbooks scrambled to take down various odds on the Dallas Cowboys today after news broke that the NFL had ...

$11.8 million Megabucks jackpot hit at Fremont

An exterior view of the Fremont casino in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.

A visitor from Southern California hit an $11.8 million Nevada Megabucks jackpot Tuesday night at the Fremont Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas. Rodolfo T. hit the jackpot on the ...

Interstate 11 segment near Railroad Pass to open on Wednesday

Construction of Interstate 11 has presented challenges for Henderson's Railroad Pass Casino, but owner Joe DeSimone is optimistic the project will ultimately help the hotel, the casino and the travel center he is building on the site.

The first portion of the Interstate 11 project is set to open next week. The Nevada Department of Transportation will open the southbound lanes of I-11 from Foothill Drive in Henderson to Silverline Road in Boulder City on Tuesday. ...

Student's new Las Vegas table game similar to blackjack

The Easy Jack table game, shown at Harrah's in Las Vegas, was designed by Matthew Stream, a student at UNLV’s Center of Gaming Innovation.

Matthew Stream dealt hand after hand of blackjack at a Northern California casino and seemed to run into a similar problem for players. In the quickness of ...

Cosmopolitan launching $100 million-plus room refresh

An exterior view of the Cosmopolitan hotel tower Monday, March 11, 2013.

The Cosmopolitan has announced a major makeover of most of its hotel rooms, the latest in a series of upgrades at the resort that have included the addition of ...

Caesars taking payments in Las Vegas via popular Chinese app

Caesars Entertainment has started taking payments at multiple locations in Las Vegas from WeChat, a smartphone messaging app that’s hugely popular in China. Starting on Tuesday, the company began ...

Fertitta: Palms will reflect ‘everything we've learned over last 30 years’

Station Casinos purchased the Palms for $312.5 million.

Chairman and CEO Frank J. Fertitta III said building and operating hybrid resorts (appealing to both tourists and locals) “is what we do.” “We're going to take everything ...

Free self-parking at Wynn, Encore comes to an end

The Wynn and the Encore.

Wynn Resorts' properties have joined the list of casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip that no longer offer free self-parking. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore began charging customers to ...

Trump company moves to protect brand in Chinese gambling hub

A hotel and casino in Macau, Nov. 23, 2015. The company that manages the Donald Trump brand has moved to protect the name in Macau, a part of China that long ago surpassed Las Vegas to become the world’s largest gambling market. The applications seek rights to the Trump name for casinos, construction, hotels and real estate.

The moves do not necessarily indicate that Trump or the Trump Organization will eventually open a Trump hotel or casino there. But the ongoing efforts to expand Trump trademarks overseas have raised questions about ...

Casinos embrace esports even as they work to understand it

Teams compete during the Dreamhack Masters e-sports tournament Feb. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Las Vegas Strip is getting its first space dedicated for competitive gaming when the Luxor transforms its nightclub into a multilevel e-sports arena. MGM Resorts International on Tuesday said the venue is expected to open in early 2018.

Casinos are slowly embracing competitive video game tournaments as a way to help their bottom lines, but the money is coming from renting hotel rooms to the young players and selling them food and drinks, not from turning them into gamblers. Like most other ways gambling halls have ...

Next owner may expand Stratosphere with convention space

The Stratosphere on Las Vegas Blvd on September 30, 2015.

In a conference call with gaming analysts today, Golden Entertainment CEO Blake Sartini spoke about where the company saw its strongest results in the ...