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  • LAS VEGAS— A deal involving Pinnacle Entertainment is the latest example of a casino company separating its gambling operations from its real estate to generate cash. Las Vegas- based Pinnacle announced this week it would sell most of its casino-hotels to a real estate investment trust, Pennsylvania- based Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc., in an all-stock...

  • Mohegan Sun takes gamble with online casino for NJ Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    People play the slot machines at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT

    Mohegan Sun enters New Jersey's online casino market this week with a real-money gambling website, Mohegansun.com.

  • Ex-lottery worker convicted of rigging system Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 1:19 PM ET
    In this July 15, 2015, photo, Eddie Tipton looks over at his lawyers before the start of his trial at the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa.

    A former lottery security official has been found guilty of fraud for rigging a Hot Lotto game so he could win a $14 million jackpot.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A former lottery security official was found guilty Monday of rigging a computerized Hot Lotto game so he could win a $14 million jackpot then trying to get acquaintances to cash the prize for him without revealing his identity. Tipton, of Norwalk, had been working for the Des Moines- based Multi-State Lottery Association since 2003 and was...

  • July 17- Employees at the Trump Taj Mahal casino, in New Jersey's struggling gambling hub Atlantic City, have voted to authorize a strike over sharp cuts in pay, benefits and other issues, their union said on Friday. About a thousand people would potentially walk out, including bartenders, cocktail waitresses, bellmen, cooks and housekeepers, according to Ben...

  • Eddie Tipton of Norwalk, Iowa, is charged with two counts of fraud, which carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison each. Tipton denies he bought the ticket and said he wasn't even in Iowa on Dec. 23, 2010, when it was purchased at a Des Moines area convenience store. State prosecutors allege Tipton bought the ticket and then drove to Texas and gave it to Robert...

  • Poker's biggest star misses final table at Series Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Daniel Negreanu on the floor after his elimination.

    Poker's biggest star, Daniel Negreanu, came up two places short of making the final table of the Main Event in the World Series of Poker.

  • Pro poker's biggest shark closes on tourney final Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    Daniel Negreanu, World Series of Poker

    One of the biggest names in professional poker is just one day away from getting to the sport's biggest stage.

  • Yahoo bets on fantasy sports Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Yahoo bets on fantasy sports

    Yahoo gets into online gambling. It has unveiled an upgraded version of its fantasy sports mobile app called Daily Fantasy that lets users bet real money on competitions amongst friends or in larger tournaments.

  • Odds are, you won't like this Powerball story Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 6:46 AM ET
    Powerball lottery ticket

    Here's the bad news: It will soon be more difficult to win Powerball.

  • Luck may not be a lady if the IRS has its way Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Woman winning at slot machine

    The IRS has proposed reducing the size of the slot machine winning that will trigger a tax form. That could be bad news for both gamblers and casinos.

  • Future of sports betting Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 2:16 PM ET

    What are the odds sports betting becomes legal in New Jersey? David Tawil, Maglan Capital President, and Daniel Wallach, sports gambling attorney with Becker & Poliakoff, discuss.

  • Cashing in on Atlantic City Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 2:14 PM ET
    Cashing in on Atlantic City

    Golden Nugget has seen revenue increase 38 percent this year. CNBC's Morgan Brennan spoke to Golden Nugget executive VP Tom Pohlman in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

  • LONDON, July 2- Greek betting firm OPAP has delayed the planned launch of its video lottery terminals, saying it needs more time to ensure the machines comply with new, tougher rules on machine-based gambling introduced by the current government. OPAP said it had not been expecting the new regulations, which were published on June 12 and call for lower jackpot...

  • Bookmaker pays out early on Greek "Yes" bet Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 7:52 AM ET

    LONDON, July 1- Bookmakers Paddy Power have made an early payout to gamblers betting that Greece will vote to accept its creditors' bailout terms in a referendum on Sunday, the firm announced on Twitter on Wednesday. Since calling the referendum on Friday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has written to international creditors saying Greece could accept a...

  • Former 'Survivor' star wins big in poker tourney Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 12:05 PM ET
    Jean-Robert Bellande

    Jean-Robert Bellande took home $784,828 in the Poker Players Championship at the World Series of Poker in the early morning hours Friday.

  • Sports betting mutual fund Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    Sports betting mutual fund

    Insight to a bill which makes it legal for out-of-state residents to have access to the states licensed sports books through sports betting investment funds, with Quinton Singleton, CG Technology VP.

  • A poker tourney win is nice. $310K extra is better Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    World Series of Poker

    Side bets are common among professional card sharks in the pro poker world, but they're not often talked about. Until now.

  • June 16- Kirk Kerkorian, the son of poor Armenian immigrants who used his gambler's instincts to became a multibillionaire Las Vegas casino tycoon, Hollywood mogul, airline owner and auto industry investor, died at age 98.. Three different times- in 1969, 1973 and 1993- Kerkorian built the world's biggest hotel in Las Vegas, the desert gambling capital where he...

  • Report: The next James Bond may be ... Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 8:56 AM ET
    Actor Damien Lewis.

    This British actor is now among the front-runners to become the next James Bond, The Hollywood Reporter said.