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  • TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey lawmakers have introduced a bill that would let voters decide whether to allow three new casinos in the northern part of the state just outside New York City. The bill introduced Monday would schedule a referendum in which voters would be asked to approve up to three casinos in Bergen, Essex or Hudson counties. The bill comes as Hard Rock...

  • Nevada casinos win more in April, $897.9 million total Friday, 29 May 2015 | 12:49 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Those flashy, blinky, button-filled boxes that fill casino floors are largely why Nevada can happily count its winnings from April. Nevada's Gaming Control Board reported the latest numbers Friday that showed the state's casinos won $897.9 million overall from slots, table games and baccarat. "It didn't hurt us this month," said Gaming Control Board...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— An effort to generate much-needed revenue for Chicago and Illinois by opening a city-owned casino and expanding gambling elsewhere could be pushed into summer as lawmakers negotiate a deal that could include "satellite" casinos in central and southern Illinois. Supporters say they believe conditions are right for a deal this year, with...

  • US gambling market saturated, yet casinos keep on coming Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 10:52 AM ET

    That's the consensus of participants at a major casino conference in Atlantic City. Asked if casino closings outside New Jersey are likely, she said nothing appears imminent, but "of course it's going to happen" if expansion continues at its current pace. "Pennsylvania doesn't care what happens to New Jersey, and New York doesn't care what happens to Pennsylvania,"...

  • 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.

  • Huge changes, challenges about to hit NJ casino market Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 9:41 AM ET

    The issue of whether legalized gambling should be expanded beyond Atlantic City is now front and center due to a proposal for a casino at the Meadowlands Racetrack, and Gov. The proposal from Hard Rock and the Meadowlands comes as Atlantic City lost four of its 12 casinos last year. Speaking Thursday at the East Coast Gaming Congress, track owner Jeff Gural said...

  • Christie backs vote for north Jersey casino question Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    Chris Christie supports asking voters if they want to change the state constitution to allow casino gambling in northern New Jersey. Appearing on his monthly "Ask The Governor" program on radio station New Jersey 101.5 FM Wednesday night, Christie said he has no problem with the question going on the ballot "right away." Christie's comments came a day after Hard...

  • Slow start, gradual improvement for US Internet gambling Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Internet gambling is off to a slow start in the United States, with banks hesitant to handle credit card payments for online bets and some politicians and casino moguls pushing to ban it, but there remains potential for great growth, participants in a major gambling conference agreed Wednesday. Three states currently offer Internet gambling:...

  • 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...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Hard Rock International and the Meadowlands Racetrack are proposing a casino just outside New York City that experts say could be one of the most successful in the country. It could also provide a new source of cash for Atlantic City's struggling casinos, which have fought the proposal as it has been floated and debated in recent years.

  • New Revel owner: 'No way' casino reopens this summer Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:35 AM ET

    CAMDEN, N.J.— The casino at Atlantic City's former Revel resort won't reopen this summer, the property's new owner said Tuesday, and it's doubtful whether any of the non-gambling attractions can be reopened by Labor Day. He also held out little hope of reopening some of the non-gambling components of Revel, such as restaurants or night clubs or pool clubs by Labor...

  • MACAU— Macau is doubling down even as the odds change. Macau's casino operators are undaunted. They're also optimistic Beijing's support for Macau's long term development from a seedy, vice-ridden backwater into a glitzy Asian destination will draw a growing numbers of middle class families from across the region looking for more than just gambling.

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— As four Atlantic City casinos shut down last year, those that remained voiced optimism that their own performance would improve. Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the surviving eight casinos saw their gross operating profits rise by 26 percent in the first quarter of this year. "Gaming revenue is up,...

  • Boston expands lawsuit against state gambling commission Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    BOSTON— An amended lawsuit filed by the city of Boston is asking a judge to bar the current Massachusetts gaming regulators from any future action on the $1.7 billion casino proposed for neighboring Everett. Mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday the city amended its complaint that challenges the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's decision to award Wynn...

  • 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.

  • What you didn't know about carpets at casinos   Friday, 15 May 2015 | 2:51 PM ET
    What you didn't know about carpets at casinos

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on how casinos replace carpets.

  • That ugly casino carpet? Here's what's under it Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:18 PM ET
    Another busy carpet. The casino floor at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

    CNBC looks at those busy casino carpets and the surprising thing that is under them.