• Lottery to end Monopoly game as losses pile up Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 3:50 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— A Monopoly-themed lottery game that never caught on with players is being canceled this month, but not before racking up about $500,000 in losses for the Hoosier Lottery. Hoosier Lottery officials had lost nearly $348,000 on the game through Nov. 30, and The Times reported that figure is expected to grow by the game's end. "Like all good businesses,...

  • Recommended and rejected New York casino proposals Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:05 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York state has authorized up to four casino licenses to be divided among three regions: the Albany- Saratoga area, the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region and the Catskills and mid- Hudson River Valley. —Sterling Forest Resort, Orange County. Location: Tuxedo in Orange County, which applicant boasts is 35 miles from the George Washington Bridge.

  • New York panel recommends 3 upstate resort casinos Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    The Gaming Facility Location Board chose sites in Sullivan, Schenectady and Seneca counties and decided not to recommend a fourth license amid an increasingly saturated gambling market where consumers have more options closer to home. Voters last year authorized up to four casinos in three upstate regions: the Albany- Saratoga area, the Southern...

  • Official: Casinos' take has good in its bad news Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 2:41 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The take for Atlantic City's casino industry dropped in November, but officials say a closer look at the numbers offers hope in the form of higher winnings and more jobs at several of the remaining gambling halls. Figures released Friday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show how schizophrenic Atlantic City's gambling market...

  • Gambling machine firm Talarius bets on recovery  Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 3:45 AM ET

    Peter Harvey, COO of Talarius, says the company has seen a pick up in growth this year as consumers have more disposable income to spend on leisure.

  • Golden Nugget to sue over casino tax aid plan Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 8:36 PM ET

    The Golden Nugget said Thursday its calculations of the amount each casino would pay under a proposed payment in lieu of taxes drastically raises taxes for it, Resorts and Bally's— three of the city's smaller casinos— while giving huge tax breaks to big casinos owned or soon to be owned by billionaire Carl Icahn and gambling giant Caesars Entertainment.

  • Texas Lottery to halt sales of Monopoly game Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:31 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— The Texas Lottery is suspending sales of the multistate Monopoly Millionaires' Club game two months after its launch in 23 states. "Unfortunately, players have not embraced the game as anticipated, and our options to change the game while it is being sold are limited in scope and challenging to implement," said Texas Lottery director Gary Grief.

  • State Lottery Commission plans for 2016 session Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    PIERRE, S.D.— The South Dakota Lottery Commission wants to position itself to avoid the disappointments of last year's legislative session, members of the panel said Thursday. Lottery Commission Chairman Chuck Turbiville said Thursday that January's legislative session is "an opportunity this year to become more acquainted with new legislators and to sell...

  • BOSTON— New hurdles are emerging for Wynn Resorts as it prepares to build a $1.6 billion resort casino on the Everett waterfront after winning the lucrative casino license for the Boston area. Somerville filed a lawsuit last week against the state Gaming Commission asking a state court judge to void the Wynn license. Meanwhile, the gambling commission's staff...

  • 'King of Instagram' released from LA jail Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:50 PM ET
    Dan Bilzerian

    Dan Bilzerian, the "King of Instagram," was released from jail on Wednesday after being detained at LAX.

  • Bill might clarify payments for Ohio racino towns Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:56 AM ET

    Those annual payments are supposed to go to the city of Dayton in southwest Ohio and the Youngstown suburb of Austintown Township. Schiavoni of Boardman of Boardman wasn't pleased by the three-year limit, which hadn't previously been outlined. A statement from Penn National Gaming said it is disappointed in the Senate- approved amendment, calling it a "special...

  • 'King of Instagram' held without bail in LA Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:35 PM ET
    Dan Bilzerian and Jessa Hinton arrive at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 in Las Vegas.

    Dan Bilzerian, the "King of Instagram," was arrested at LAX on Tuesday and is being held without bail, according to LA Weekly.

  • Struggling Atlantic City to slash bond deal by 71% Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 1:44 PM ET
    Men remove the letter 'A' from the sign of the Trump Plaza Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Oct. 6, 2014.

    Atlantic City's planned a bond sale is likely to be transformed to a note sale and cut to just $40 million.

  • Illegal gambling machines seized in Puerto Rico Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Authorities in Puerto Rico have seized 431 illegal gambling machines in raids on several businesses across the U.S. territory. Justice Secretary Cesar Miranda says Thursday's crackdown follows an undercover investigation that began in April 2013. He blames the availability of illegal gambling machines for causing six legal casinos...

  • Report says Arkansas lottery hampered by mistrust Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Arkansas' lottery offers too many games, pays more to its vendors than comparable states and suffers from mistrust from the public dating back to its launch five years ago, a consultant hired to review the games told lawmakers on Friday. Arkansas voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2008 establishing the lottery to fund college...

  • Gambling: Can you distinguish harmful play?  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    Deciphering between harmful and non-harmful play can be distinguished, yet there are overlapping behaviours between the two gambling groups says Marc Etches, chief executive at Responsible Gambling Trust.

  • Lower the stakes to lower the risks  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Reducing a gambling machine's money stakes could reduce the risk of problem gamblers says Matt Zarb-Cousin, spokesperson for Campaign for Fairer Gambling.

  • Korea holds winning hand as Japan gambling bill dies Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 | 6:14 PM ET
    Hanging above the "Center Bar," a Pepsi-branded LED display with 2.1 million pixels.

    South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades.

  • TOKYO/ SEOUL, Nov 24- South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades, a setback for companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp that envisioned a new gaming hub rivalling Las Vegas in 2020.. Japan is seen as the biggest unclaimed prize, a market that research firm Union Gaming estimated would generate $15 billion in annual...

  • *Responsible Gambling Trust report due next month. LONDON, Nov 23- On the websites of Britain's bookmakers gamblers can bet around the clock on anything from soccer in Azerbaijan to financial market fluctuations, while others in betting shops feed high-stake machines that can devour 300 pounds a minute. To avoid further sanctions, companies such as William...