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  • 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
    Sports betting

    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.

  • American Pharoah bettors leave $315K behind Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 6:33 PM ET
    American Pharoah #5, ridden by Victor Espinoza, comes down the final stretch ahead of the field on his way to winning the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2015 in Elmont, New York.

    Bettors who witnessed the first Triple Crown in over 30 years left behind their winnings in favor of the holding on to tickets.

  • Global gambling sector worth over $450 billion Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 9:55 AM ET
    n this handout provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, the Mirage Resort Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas is shown crowded with basketball fans during NCAA March Madness Tournament  in Las Vegas.

    Global gambling revenues climbed to more than $450 billion in 2014, predicted to reach $525 billion by 2019, according to industry report.

  • May 27- A nun-turned-developer was ordered to pay nearly $1 million for lavish spending and for hiring an ex-con known as Frankie the Fish while building a Mississippi casino, a court ruled on Wednesday. Sandra Manno, a one-time mayor of Marlton, New Jersey, who had spearheaded a vote to legalize gambling in the state, was ordered by a Delaware judge to pay $970,123...

  • HONG KONG, May 27- As revenue plummets at China's only legal gambling hub, global casino operators have a new mantra- what happens in Vegas, must also happen in Macau. The latter's two new resort projects, worth $3.2 billion, open in Macau later on Wednesday. As well as the mainland's crackdown, Macau's government is forcing casino firms, also including SJM Holdings...

  • American Pharoah wins 2nd leg of Triple Crown Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 5:59 AM ET
    American Pharoah

    American Pharoah won the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes by a whopping seven lengths on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The NYT reports.

  • A fantasy sports fan play about to pay $1 billion Saturday, 16 May 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    DraftKings founders (left to right) Paul Liberman, Jason Robins and Matt Kalish

    DraftKings is soon to hit $1 billion in prizes. Better still, the fantasy sports betting site expects to award $1 billion in 2015 alone.

  • DraftKings looks to change the game in sports Friday, 15 May 2015 | 6:30 PM ET
    DraftKings looks to change the game in sports

    Is DraftKings the king of fantasy drafts? Jason Robins, co-founder and CEO, and Matt Kalish, co-founder, discuss the company's platform and pipeline, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.