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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...