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  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The CEO of the co-owner of the Borgata Hotel Casino& Spa says Atlantic City's rash of casino closings last year actually helped stabilize the seaside gambling market. Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith says the closure of four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos last year helped the eight surviving ones. During an earnings conference call Thursday, he said...

  • Post time for the $2,500 mint julep! Friday, 1 May 2015 | 3:14 PM ET
    Woodford Reserve bourbon

    Kentucky Derby goers will pay from $10 to $2,500 for one of the 250,000-plus glasses of the sugary concoction that will be served this weekend.

  • Overhyped? Mayweather-Pacquiao loses some steam Friday, 1 May 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    Workers install signs for an upcoming bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, April 27, 2015, in Las Vegas. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are scheduled to fight May 2.

    Sky-high ticket prices and hotel room rates are starting to come down, though they remain inflated beyond anything Vegas has ever seen.

  • Will these Kentucky Derby bettors be appy? Friday, 1 May 2015 | 9:42 AM ET
    Jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates atop of California Chrome after winning the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in 2014.

    You can now bet on the Derby through an iPhone app, after Apple changed its policy. Derby Games is one of those choices.

  • Sharing is caring: Co-workers split $58M prize Friday, 1 May 2015 | 9:27 AM ET
    New York State Lottery winners

    After about five years of pooling lottery money, a group of co-workers has finally hit the jackpot. NBC New York reports.

  • Check out the most expensive seats at the Derby Friday, 1 May 2015 | 9:17 AM ET
    The bar at The Mansion, Churchill Downs

    One location at Churchill Downs is reserved only for the most elite: The Mansion. A seat here costs you $13,000 per person.

  • How to bet on the Kentucky Derby Friday, 1 May 2015 | 9:05 AM ET
    Kentucky Derby

    If you're betting on the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Racetrack, you better know what you're doing. Here are a few tips.

  • 16 co-workers at NY company split $58M jackpot Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:06 PM ET
    New York State Lottery winners

    NY state lottery officials said Thursday the colleagues call themselves the Lucky 16 Trust and pooled their money before the March 24 drawing.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— The New Hampshire House once again rejected casino gambling on Wednesday, voting down a proposal that would have legalized two venues that supporters said would have provided badly needed revenue. "Casino gambling will not be an asset to New Hampshire," Democratic Rep. "All New Hampshire can expect are hometown convenience casinos that pull money...

  • Churchill Downs reports 1Q loss Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 5:06 PM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Churchill Downs Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $1.6 million in its first quarter. The Louisville, Kentucky- based company said it had a loss of 9 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Another day, another difficulty for the new owner of Atlantic City's former Revel casino. New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement says Glenn Straub's Polo North Country Club cannot simply assume Revel's casino license in bankruptcy court. Owners of casinos in New Jersey have to apply for a license from the state Casino Control...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— All three investor groups interested in developing a southeast Kansas casino have met the minimum financial and management requirements to move on in the selection process. Under a Kansas law adopted in 2007, four gaming zones were created for casinos, with only one casino allowed in each region. The three proposals for a casino in southeast Kansas...

  • PITTSBURGH— Carnegie Mellon University researchers are going all in, pitting a computer program against some of the world's best professional poker players. Computer science professor Tuomas Sandholm and researchers Sam Ganzfried and Noam Brown are taking their poker-playing computer program, Claudico, to Rivers Casino on Friday. Claudico— the Latin word...

  • Debate: Bet on Las Vegas Sands?   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Debate: Bet on Las Vegas Sands?

    Las Vegas Sands is taking a hit after weak earnings. Dr. J is a bull and would buy the stock on dips.

  • Grand National: The beauty of betting   Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 11:55 AM ET
    Grand National: The beauty of betting

    The Grand National are taking place this weekend and all eyes are on the lucky horse. Alex Donohue from Ladbrokes, talks about the popular bets for the race and other aspects of the sporting event.

  • Betting mad! Brits set to splash $730M on horses Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Grand National horse race Aintree

    Punters and bookies alike are gearing up for the Grand National on Saturday, with bookmakers estimating some $731 million will be wagered in the U.K. on the day.

  • Fantasy sports are legal, right? Not so fast Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 3:30 PM ET
    Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees

    Think most fantasy-sports contests are legal? Here's why many may be running afoul of the law, these lawyers say.

  • Couple win lottery draw for second time in 2 years Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 10:16 AM ET

    Anyone who has dreamed of getting their hands on a lottery jackpot might want to take a deep breath when you hear about this U.K. couple’s luck.

  • MACAU, March 31- Macau is drafting new construction safety rules, officials said, after several workers died this month at casino sites amid a building boom in the world's largest gambling hub. While the fatality numbers are relatively low, and lag the 16 deaths in industrial accidents in Hong Kong last year, they are relatively rare in Macau, the only place where...

  • TOKYO, March 30- Prospects for legalizing casino gambling in Japan suffered another blow on Monday as proponents said they would delay a bill allowing "integrated resorts," as the ruling coalition remains divided on the controversial measure. Companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp and MGM Resorts International have been hoping Japan will unlock a casino...