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GameLoot targets the casual sports fan, social gamer

GameLoot, a downtown Las Vegas-based tech company, has launched its online fantasy sports business geared to the casual fan who wants an easier and quicker option to the time commitment demanded by traditional fantasy sports.

Equity-firm sports betting bill dies in Nevada

CARSON CITY — A bill that would have allowed private equity groups to place large bets at Nevada sports books appears dead this legislative session after it failed to get a vote Friday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

Nevada bill would expand sports gambling in state

CARSON CITY — Private investment groups could place sports wagers on behalf of investors under a proposed law in Nevada that would allow the state to reap millions in untapped revenue.

NRA urges lawmakers to ban sports kiosks from bars

CARSON CITY — The powerful Nevada Resort Association urged state lawmakers Wednesday to approve a bill banning small establishments with restricted gambling licenses from having sports betting kiosks.

Presidential election wagering in Nevada seen pulling in more publicity than revenue

In Europe, it’s known as novelty betting. Bookmakers from Paddy Power to William Hill post odds and take bets on a variety of activities, from who looks good to win the Nobel Prizes this year to whether Prince Harry’s next girlfriend will be a blonde or a brunette and who might host the Oscars in 2014.

Avid bettors help sports-gambling business grow

It was Friday morning, and Michael Ciasco, who has bet on horse racing almost every day since he arrived in Las Vegas 36 years ago, took his seat at William Hill’s sports book at Terrible’s.