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Casinos & Gaming

Arguments aired over defining taverns

After nearly two hours of discussion Wednesday on what constitutes a tavern, a Las Vegas businesswoman added a bit of levity to a Gaming Control Board workshop.

Gaming firm sues Oklahoma Tribe over casino control

OKLAHOMA CITY — A Las Vegas gaming management company has sued the Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma, alleging tribal officials violated management agreements with the company when they took over control of two tribal casinos in north-central Oklahoma and barred the firm’s employees from them.

Mobile-phone technology puts sports book in your palm

Frank Mercadante Jr. likes to wager on college football; it doesn’t really matter who is playing. He’ll bet $20 or $30 on a regular-season game, sometimes he’ll place $50 on the outcome of Bowl Championship Series bowl game.

Sports books come alive amid tourney fever

Nine in the morning is waaaaaay too early for most of the Strip. But 9 a.m. at the sports books on Thursday, the tip-off for the first game of March Madness, was often too late to get a seat, perhaps for the rest of the day.

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