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  • Revel Casino says closure will help it find buyer Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 5:51 PM ET

    Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel is still seeking bidders in bankruptcy court.

  • Aug 18- Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel is still seeking bidders in bankruptcy court, but its ability to find a buyer will improve once it closes and stops "bleeding money," its attorney said at a hearing on Monday. The hotel is scheduled to close after guests leave on Sept. 1, with gambling operations to cease at 5 p.m. the next day.

  • Both sides of casino debate ready campaign moves Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 12:41 PM ET

    The recently-formed political group is funded by gambling giants MGM Resorts International, Mohegan Sun and Penn National Gaming. Campaign spokesman Stephen Eisele said two dozen volunteers canvassed in the communities of Winthrop, Bourne, Lexington, East Longmeadow and Ludlow.

  • New Jersey to hold summit to rescue Atlantic City Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 9:32 AM ET
    The Trump Taj Mahal, left, the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, center, and Revel Atlantic City stand in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

    Christie and New Jersey Democrats have said Atlantic City's economy, heavily dependent on casinos, needs to be broadened.

  • New Jersey to hold summit to rescue Atlantic City Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    Aug 13- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Wednesday he would convene a bipartisan summit in September to seek ways to rescue Atlantic City from a slump in its mainstay casino business. Atlantic City has struggled with casino closures as neighboring states have lured gamblers away.

  • Casinos struggle, some advocate sports gambling Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    Most states don't allow gambling on sporting events, but some argue it's time to change that to bring in revenue and regulation.

  • Legalizing sports betting     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Should sports gambling be legal outside the state of Nevada? Bill Pascrell III, Princeton Affairs Group, and Scott Spreitzer, Pregame.com sports betting expert, provide perspective.

  • Next casino to close     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports what some are saying about the next casino to potentially close.

  • AC Alliance responds to casino closings with ad Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:17 PM ET

    The Atlantic City Alliance will run full-page ads starting Thursday in the Wall Street Journal, the Star-Ledger of Newark and the Philadelphia Inquirer touting the many things Atlantic City offers that don't involve gambling. "Atlantic City isn't just a destination for gaming," it reads.

  • Ohio casinos want slots in smoking areas Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    Major casinos in Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo want to install slot machines in designated smoking areas while keeping their main gambling floors smoke-free. Officials with the Columbus and Toledo casinos are also working on installing slot machines to their smoking decks.

  • No qualified bids for Atlantic City Revel: Report Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 2:16 PM ET

    Revel's auction had already been postponed one week to allow for more time to review bids, court filings indicated.

  • Maryland reports gambling revenue for fiscal year Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    ANNAPOLIS, Md.— Maryland's lottery and four casinos made $849.2 million for the state in the last fiscal year, a 2.4 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, the agency that oversees gambling in Maryland reported Monday.

  • Penn National moving ahead with $225M slot parlor Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    PLAINVILLE, Mass.— Plans to open the state's first slot parlor are moving forward at a harness racing track near the Rhode Island state line despite a vote in three months on whether to repeal Massachusetts' 2011 casino law, which made the project possible.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 7- Hong Kong shares finished near two-week lows on Thursday, weighed down by an underperforming Macau gambling sector which was hurt by disappointing July revenue. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong was off 0.9 percent.

  • HONG KONG, Aug 7- China shares slid on Thursday as the country's large banks and oil firms extended a retreat from recent highs, while a weaker Macau gambling sector hurt by disappointing revenues weighed on Hong Kong markets. The Hang Seng Index and the China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong each slipped 0.5 percent.

  • Donald Trump: Get my name off those casinos! Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:23 AM ET
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    Donald Trump has a message for the two Atlantic City casinos that bear his name, five years after he gave up running them: You're fired.

  • Betting big on horses     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    Yearlings are one-year-old horses bred from champions but not yet trained, and they are sold at Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga Sale. CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports owners say the key to investing in thoroughbreds is scale.

  • Slot machine maker Scientific Games Corp will buy larger rival Bally Technologies Inc in a $3.27 billion deal, the latest in a consolidating U.S. gaming industry. The deal, which was put together in just over three weeks, will strengthen Scientific Games' casino management systems and table gaming products as well as help it expand in Australasia.

  • Aug 1- Scientific Games Corp, a maker of slot machines for casinos, will buy larger rival Bally Technologies Inc for about $3.27 billion to expand its electronic and table games and online lottery businesses. The deal- valued at $5.1 billion, including debt- will also help Scientific Games expand in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific islands.

  • Poker player loses $1M in most horrific way Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    Longtime poker commentator Lon McEachern called the loss "the worst beat in the history of tournament poker," USA Today reports.