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  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Atlantic City's casinos are off to a good start in 2017, with their January gambling revenue up 7.7 percent from a year ago. Figures released Tuesday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the seven casinos took $204.6 million from gamblers in January. The storm "effectively wiped out a full weekend last year" and "is one of the big...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A company that made headlines when an Iraqi man used its services to buy an Oregon lottery ticket worth $6.4 million lobbied successfully for a first-in-the nation law that will allow the business to courier New Jersey lottery tickets bought by customers from the comfort of their own homes. Malta- based Lotter Enterprises and its subsidiary...

  • Mega Millions ticket

    Young Americans are showing less interest in buying lottery tickets, prompting officials to worry about the odds for future growth.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Move over Powerball, there could be a new coveted lottery in Maine, and the prize would be wet and wriggly. Baby eels are a prized resource in Maine, where they are fished from rivers and streams and sold to Asian aquaculture companies in countries such as China and South Korea. A Maine trade group for elver fishermen is supporting a proposed state law...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A New Jersey legislator is pushing for a change to the state's gambling laws that would enable the owner of the former Revel casino to reopen it without getting a casino license. Raymond Lesniak would allow Glenn Straub to lease a portion of Revel to an outside company that would operate a casino after getting a license. The Casino Control...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey residents will soon be able to play the lottery without leaving their house. Chris Christie signed legislation Monday to allow for lottery tickets to be sent by private courier. Under the measure courier services would have to register with and get authorization from the state Lottery Commission before delivering tickets.

  • HONG KONG, Feb 1- The world's biggest casino hub of Macau posted a 3.1 percent rise in gambling revenue in January as demand in China's only legal casino hub gained further steam after a more than two-year slump bottomed out in mid-2016. Gambling revenue in January rose to 19.3 billion patacas, government data showed on Wednesday, getting a boost from a national...

  • Jan 20- Canada's Amaya Inc raised its 2016 adjusted profit forecast, citing better-than-expected results in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, helped by its casino games and a successful relaunch in Portugal. The gambling website operator now expects 2016 adjusted profit of $364 million- $374 million, higher than its previous forecast of between $344 million...

  • Jan 20- Canada's Amaya Inc raised its adjusted profit forecast for 2016, citing better-than-expected results in the fourth quarter ended Dec 31., helped by its casino games and a successful relaunch in Portugal. The gambling website operator now expects adjusted profit of $364 million- $374 million for 2016, higher than its previous forecast of between $344...

  • Donald Trump

    Bookmakers in the U.K. and Ireland are placing bets on what could happen during President-elect Donald Trump's time in the White House.

  • *FTSE 100 hits new record high, up 0.2 pct. *FTSE small-cap hits new record high. The FTSE 100 opened at a record high of 7,239.26 points, then settled at 7,227.11 points, up 0.2 percent, by 1020 GMT.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 1- Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory of Macau fell for a third year in a row in 2016 as a prolonged anti-corruption campaign and slowing economic growth sapped sentiment in the world's largest casino hub. "Macau gaming, now firmly at the bottom of the cycle, has better long-term prospects given investments in new supply, improvements in mass...

  • Rodrigo Duterte announced on Thursday he would halt all online gambling in his country.

  • Spain's El Gordo lottery worth $2.4B this year

    Spain's annual Christmas lottery is the world's richest sweepstakes and takes place on Thursday.

  • People dressed in costumes attend the draw of Spain's Christmas Lottery "El Gordo" (The Fat One) in Madrid, Spain, December 22, 2015.

    El Gordo, the world's richest sweepstakes, will total a fat $2.4 billion this year, give or take a hundred million.

  • Unusual activity: Betting on MGM

    "Fast Money Halftime Report" trader Jon Najarian discusses unusual options activity in MGM Resorts.

  • *Bill allows high-stakes gambling in Japan for first time. TOKYO, Dec 15- Japan's parliament passed a law on Thursday to legalize casinos, ending 15 years of political argument and opening the way for projects that combine high-stakes gambling with hotels, shopping and conference space. As few as three casinos could generate nearly $10 billion in net profit...

  • *Bill allows high-stakes gambling in Japan for first time. TOKYO, Dec 15- Japan's parliament passed a law on Thursday to legalise casinos, ending 15 years of political argument and opening the way for projects that combine high-stakes gambling with hotels, shopping and conference space. As few as three casinos could generate nearly $10 billion in net profit...

  • TOKYO, Dec 13- A contentious bill to legalise casinos in Japan cleared a key parliamentary panel on Tuesday, paving the way for high-stakes gambling in the world's third-biggest economy. Brushing off concerns- even from within Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition- over gambling addiction and other social ills, lawmakers in an upper house committee...

  • TOKYO, Dec 13- A contentious bill to legalize casinos in Japan cleared a key parliamentary panel on Tuesday, paving the way for high-stakes gambling in the world's third-biggest economy. Brushing off concerns- even from within Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition- over gambling addiction and other social ills, lawmakers in an upper house committee...