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  • *Slot-machine maker has a market value of nearly $4 bln. MILAN, June 16- Italian lottery operator GTECH is in preliminary talks to buy Las Vegas- based International Game Technology in a cash and shares deal that would make it a significant player in the casino slot machine business.

  • MILAN, June 16- Italian lottery operator GTECH said on Monday it was in preliminary talks to buy Las Vegas- based slot machine maker International Game Technology in a deal that could involve a cash and paper offer.

  • NEW YORK, May 30- The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating possible insider trading involving billionaire investor Carl Icahn, golfer Phil Mickelson and Las Vegas gambler William Walters, a source familiar with the matter said. Spokespeople for Mickelson, the FBI and the SEC declined to comment.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- Questions about how to apply securities law to activist investors could complicate any potential insider trading case against billionaire Carl Icahn, pro-golfer Phil Mickelson and Las Vegas gambler William Walters, legal experts said.

  • UPDATE 1-Mickelson did not trade in Clorox stock - NYT Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:41 AM ET

    June 12- Golf star Phil Mickelson was not involved in insider trading in the shares of Clorox Co when billionaire investor Carl Icahn was attempting an unsolicited takeover of the consumer products company in 2011, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the probe.

  • Mickelson did not trade in Clorox stock - NYT Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 10:23 PM ET

    June 11- Golf star Phil Mickelson was not involved in insider trading in the shares of Clorox Co while billionaire investor Carl Icahn was attempting an unsolicited takeover of the consumer products company in 2011, the New York Times reported, citing people briefed on the probe.

  • New thrill rides raise the stakes in Las Vegas Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 6:59 PM ET
    The newly opened VooDoo zip line at the Rio Las Vegas gives riders a trhill 490 feet off the ground.

    The economy in Sin City continues to move away from gaming since the worst days of the Great Recession.

  • LONDON/ PARIS, June 11- Taxi drivers sowed traffic chaos in Europe's top cities on Wednesday by mounting one of the biggest protests ever against Uber, a U.S. car service whose smartphone app summons rides at the touch of a button.

  • LONDON/ PARIS, June 11- Taxi drivers sowed traffic chaos in Europe's top cities on Wednesday by mounting one of the biggest ever protests against Uber, a U.S. car service which allows people to summon rides at the touch of a button.

  • LONDON/ PARIS, June 11- Commuters in London, Berlin, Paris and Madrid faced a day of traffic chaos on Wednesday as taxi drivers mounted one of the biggest protests against the threat of Uber, a U.S. car service which allows people to summon rides at the touch of a button.

  • LONDON/ PARIS, June 11- Commuters faced a day of traffic chaos in London, Berlin, Paris and Madrid on Wednesday as taxi drivers mounted one of the biggest protests against Uber, a U.S. car service which allows people to summon rides at the touch of a button.

  • NEW YORK, June 9- International Game Technology, the Las Vegas- based slot machine maker, has hired Morgan Stanley to explore a sale as the gaming industry pursues consolidation to combat slow growth, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

  • Hungover? Airport clinic helps you feel like aces Saturday, 7 Jun 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport to open a medical clinic and pharmacy.

    The new McCarran Medical Clinic and Pharmacy at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas can fill prescriptions or offer a pre-flight IV.

  • NEW YORK, June 4- An Australian man avoided prison when he was sentenced on Wednesday in New York for illegally processing gambling proceeds through U.S. banks for several major Internet betting sites. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan imposed a sentence of time served and a $13 million forfeiture on Wednesday.

  • HONG KONG, June 4- Global investors are paring their bets on stocks geared to Macau, the world's casino capital, after a raft of regulatory curbs sparked concerns about slowing revenue growth in the next few months.

  • You know Mickelson and Icahn. Here's Billy Walters Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 2:27 PM ET
    The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating possible insider trading involving Las Vegas developer and gambler Bill Walters, seen here, investor Carl Icahn, and golfer Phil Mickelson.

    The gambler's sports empire has earned him "tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of dollars," one rival says.

  • Insider trading: From Wall Street to Vegas     Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    While the FBI is inquiring about trades made by pro golfer Phil Mickelson, Carl Icahn and gambler Billy Walter, CNBC's Jane Wells provides insight into who Walters really is.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- Questions about how to apply securities law to activist investors could complicate any potential insider trading case against billionaire Carl Icahn, pro-golfer Phil Mickelson and Las Vegas gambler William Walters, legal experts said.

  • NEW YORK, May 30- The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating possible insider trading involving billionaire investor Carl Icahn, golfer Phil Mickelson and Las Vegas gambler William Walters, a source familiar with the matter said.

  • NEW YORK, May 30- The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating possible insider trading involving billionaire investor Carl Icahn, golfer Phil Mickelson and Las Vegas gambler William Walters, a source familiar with the matter said.