Gaming

Look inside this million-dollar Las Vegas hotel room

The Cosmopolitan.

The top four floors of the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas have been vacant since the day the casino opened in 2010. But as part of a five-year plan by ...

Construction begins for game maker Aristocrat's HQ in Summerlin

Local, state and company officials, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, third from right, mark the start of construction of Aristocrat Technologies' new headquarters on Hualapai Way and the 215 Beltway on June 23, 2017.

The Howard Hughes Corp. hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for Aristocrat Technologies Inc.' new 180,000-square-foot Summerlin facility Friday.. ...

Lawyer who killed Gawker is now suing on behalf of Las Vegas sports gambler

The lawyer who brought down Gawker is now going after the shuttered gossip website’s successor company Gizmodo Media Group ...

Gaming regulators OK pari-mutuel betting on nontraditional events

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

Bettors in Nevada can now place pari-mutuel style bets on events like e-sports tournaments, the World Series of Poker and the NBA draft after the Nevada Gaming Commission today unanimously approved ...

Stevens relishes blank canvas in devising downtown resort

Derek Stevens appears onstage for a Boston concert Friday, July 15, 2016, at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, which he owns.

While owners of other gaming companies are building additions to their properties or buying existing resorts, Stevens is preparing to tear down older venues and construct a new resort in their place. The Las Vegas Sun interviewed Stevens last week to talk about ...

Woman sues casino that offered her steak dinner instead of $43 million jackpot

In this Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, a visitor to the Resorts World Casino at the Aqueduct racetrack plays an electronic slot machine, in the Queens borough of New York. The casino said on Nov. 3, 2016, that a woman who was shown that she won nearly $43 million on a penny slot in August 2016 actually won $2.25.

Katrina Bookman captured national attention last year when she played a "Sphinx Slot Machine" at Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York, and it appeared as ...

Bet your bottom dollar chairs matter in casinos

Station Casinos placed new chairs for slot players when it completed its acquisition of the Palms in 2016. According to one manufacturer, the right chair at the right game can really help a casino’s bottom line.

The bulk of Nevada’s economy rests on one unglamorous, taken-for-granted object. We’re talking about chairs — the kind seen in front of almost every one of the 166,855 slot and video poker machines in Nevada. Players dropped nearly $2 billion into casino coffers while ...

Golden Entertainment’s purchase of four casinos illustrates midmarket consolidation

A view of the Stratosphere on a stormy day in May 2016. The iconic Las Vegas property was recently sold to Golden Entertainment.

A trend toward consolidation on the Las Vegas Strip, with fewer companies owning more casinos, appears to aptly describe the locals market after Monday’s announcement that Golden Entertainment is buying American Casino Entertainment Properties. The sale of American — which owns the Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and the Aquarius Casino in Laughlin — to Golden is expected to be completed by the end of the year, pending ...

Casino industry ramps up effort to repeal sports betting ban

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

The casino industry's largest lobbying group in the U.S. is ramping up its efforts to repeal a federal law that bans sports betting in most states. Geoff Freeman is the president and ...

PT’s Pub owner buying Stratosphere, other casinos

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

Golden Entertainment, the company that owns PT’s Pub, a slot route company and casinos in Pahrump and Maryland, announced today it is buying American Casino and ...

A sneak peek at Hard Rock’s plans for the old Taj Mahal casino

The Trump Taj Mahal resort in Atlantic City is shown Oct. 24, 2014.

Poolside and restaurant gambling, skill-based slots, fantasy sports betting and hidden VIP gambling rooms are among Hard Rock International's initial plans for their remake of the former Trump Taj Mahal casino. A wish list the company submitted to New Jersey gambling regulators was ...

Maine panel to investigate $4.3M funding for proposed casino

Maine's ethics commission voted Friday to investigate the source of $4.3 million in funding behind a proposed casino in southern Maine, but lawyers for the casino backers refused to accept subpoenas for the investigation. The referendum campaign is led by Lisa Scott, sister of Shawn Scott, who organized ...

Japan's Universal accuses founder Okada of improper loan

Universal Entertainment Corp., a Japanese maker of slot machines, said on Thursday it was investigating what it suspects was an improper transfer of funds by Kazuo Okada, its founder and ...

So long, Vickie: Iconic Fremont Street sign riding into the sunset

Vegas Vickie, a Fremont Street landmark since 1980, is set to be taken down on June 12, 2017

Another Las Vegas landmark will disappear June 12 when downtown casino owner Derek Stevens dismantles the iconic neon sign Vegas Vickie to make way for a new Fremont Street resort. The kicking neon cowgirl is currently perched above the the closed strip club Girls of Glitter Gulch. It will be dismantled so ...

Connecticut House approves new casino, off-track betting, sports betting; MMA approved by Senate

In a major expansion of gambling, the state House of Representatives voted early Wednesday morning for an East Windsor casino, an expansion of off-track betting sites and possible ...