The commercial and tribal gaming industries had a combined economic impact on communities where they are located of nearly $240 billion in 2013, according to a study conducted by the research arm of Oxford University.
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NEWARK, N.J. — Four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed a court challenge to the state’s latest attempt to offer legal sports gambling on Monday, calling the effort “astounding,” ”specious” and a “blatant violation” of an earlier court order.
Hundreds of slot machines will be on display on trade show floors at The Venetian and some of the biggest local names in the industry are scheduled speakers for the four-day Global Gaming Expo, known in the industry as G2E.
ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic City’s mayor said Monday he cannot agree to massive tax reductions sought by the owners of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, throwing into serious doubt an already long-shot plan by billionaire Carl Icahn to buy and save the casino and its 2,800 jobs.
Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter will appear in the Bally Technologies, Inc. booth #1126 at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) on Tuesday, September 30, to help Bally unveil two brand-new slot games based on the beloved 1970s TV show.
A gaming insider whose opinion is respected in the industry has a theory that Massachusetts gambling regulators unknowingly handed some momentum to those who want to overturn the state’s 2011 casino law.
Nevada gaming revenue dipped 3.7 percent in August, ending five straight months on increases statewide.
MACAU — Macau’s casino junket operators are feeling the squeeze as China’s anti-corruption drive has blown a hole in the world’s biggest gambling hub. Some are shifting players elsewhere, like the Philippines and Vietnam; others are quitting the business.
MGM Resorts International on Thursday selected Don Thrasher as president of Park Holdings, the entity that oversees development of The Park, now under development between the Monte Carlo and New York-New York hotels.
A federal appeals court reinstated a German gambler’s lawsuit with Wynn Las Vegas over a disputed $1.3 million owed to the Strip casino, saying the matter didn’t have to be heard by the Gaming Control Board.
NEW YORK — Yields on bonds from a Caesars Entertainment unit are diverging in a sign that the casino company will be unable to satisfy warring creditor classes and increase the odds of a bankruptcy.
The Nevada Gaming Commission approved an ownership change in the Mountain View Casino in Pahrump Thursday, which returned a member of the Herbst family to the gaming industry. But the discussion was more about medical marijuana.
Aristocrat Technologies didn’t have to sell the producers of the “Sons of Anarchy” television series on the idea of creating a slot machine based on the fictional outlaw motorcycle club. The show’s top executives approached the gaming company to discuss the concept.
Henderson resident Frank Meoni has been gambling most of his life. Whether it was with his safety as a firefighter or a hand of cards as a poker dealer, the 63-year-old considers himself lucky.
ATLANTIC CITY — Games of mini-baccarat played at the Golden Nugget two years ago with unshuffled cards in which gamblers won $1.5 million did not violate any rules or laws, New Jersey casino regulators ruled.
ATLANTIC CITY — A bankruptcy court auction for Revel, the failed luxury casino-hotel on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, will resume on Tuesday.
Former MGM Resorts International executive Bill McBeath was named managing director of Illinois-based Z Capital Partners, the largest shareholder of casino operator Affinity Gaming.
On Monday, the Chinese gaming market was red-flagged when Wells Fargo Securities gaming analyst Cameron McKnight became the latest Wall Street researcher to post warning signals.
ATLANTIC CITY — The lawyer for a Florida developer who has offered $90 million for the former Revel in Atlantic City says multiple offers have been received for it, and an auction will be held Wednesday.
BOSTON — The first television advertisement in the campaign to preserve the state’s developing casino industry was unveiled Tuesday by MGM Resorts and its supporters in Springfield, the economically struggling western Massachusetts city where it is planning an $800 million resort.
Slot machine giant International Game Technology and GTECH Holdings amended a portion of the companies’ merger agreement Tuesday with hopes of keeping the planned closing date on track for $6.4 billion transaction.
Boyd Gaming Corp. launched a sports wagering application for mobile devices Tuesday, allowing customers in Nevada to bet on college and professional games and events.
Construction crews worked on taking down the unfinished Harmon Hotel at CityCenter on Monday.
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