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  • Blackjack, baccarat drag Nevada gambling wins down Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Two card games were to blame for a less lucrative September in Las Vegas. The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported Tuesday that casinos statewide brought in $902 million last month, a 6 percent drop compared to a year ago. "It's a little disappointing," said Michael Lawton, senior research analyst for the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

  • Jersey sports bets delayed     Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    Sports betting is illegal according to the Federal law in all but 4 states. CNBC's Morgan Brennan provides an update on the debate over sports betting in New Jersey.

  • Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting plan Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 5:45 PM ET
    Indian Blessing, ridden by Garrett Gomez, leads the pack around turn four in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies during the Breeders' Cup at Monmouth Park in Monmouth Junction, N.J.

    A US judge issued a temporary restraining order after a request by the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA.

  • A federal judge has ruled to temporarily halt New Jersey from allowing sports betting, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • Food-label measure in Colorado sparks big spending Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:11 AM ET

    DENVER— Farms and fields dominate Colorado ads opposing a ballot measure to require labels on some foods that have been genetically modified, with farmers telling voters the labels will damage their businesses. But farmers and agriculture groups are just bit players in the $11 million campaign to defeat Proposition 105. The real money is coming from...

  • Caesars' CEO hails center, fate of casinos cloudy Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The CEO of Caesars Entertainment said Wednesday a new $125 million meeting center his company is building will help define Atlantic City's future, even as he pointedly refused to say whether his company is done closing casinos there. Gary Loveman said the center next to Harrah's Resort Atlantic City will be ready by next summer and should...

  • TOKYO, Oct 22- Japan's plan to open up to casino gambling has been delayed again, three people familiar with the process said, dealing a blow to one of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policy priorities and to hopes the first resort will open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Companies such as Las Vegas Sands Corp and Caesars Entertainment Corp are vying to win the...

  • Casino firms spend heavily to fight repeal of law Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    BOSTON— Casino companies that have been awarded licenses in Massachusetts donated $4.5 million this month to a group fighting repeal of the state's casino gambling law, according to campaign finance records. Wynn Resorts plans a $1.6 billion resort casino in Everett, and the company, led by Las Vegas gambling mogul Steve Wynn, was awarded the coveted eastern...

  • TORONTO, Oct 20- Amaya Gaming Group Inc, which has pivoted to focus on the fast-growing online gambling market, said on Monday it is exploring a sale of its Cadillac Jack subsidiary that makes slot machines and electronic bingo games for casinos. Amaya said its strategic review process will consider varied alternatives for the Cadillac Jack business with the...

  • NFL, other leagues sue on New Jersey sport betting Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 5:38 PM ET
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (L) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attend a ceremony for the NFL Super Bowl Host Committee, February 1, 2014 in New York City.

    The NFL and other sports leagues filed a lawsuit against New Jersey to fight sports betting in the state.

  • TORONTO, Oct 20- Amaya Gaming Group Inc, which has pivoted to focus on the fast growing online gambling market, said on Monday it is exploring a sale of its Cadillac Jack subsidiary that makes slot machines for casinos. Earlier this summer, Montreal- based Amaya closed on the $4.9 billion takeover of Rational Group, operator of online gambling website PokerStars,...

  • TOKYO, Oct 20- Japan's plan to legalize casino gambling has likely been delayed again, a senior official said on Monday, dealing a further political blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Casino operators including Las Vegas Sands, Genting Singapore, MGM Resorts and Melco Crown Entertainment are waiting in the wings as potential investors in what analysts say is one...

  • Judge voids Taj Mahal casino union contract Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:07 AM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort may survive after all, but it's likely to do so with angry employees. A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware on Friday voided the struggling casino's contract with its union workers, giving owner Trump Entertainment Resorts a big part of its plan to keep the casino open and save its 3,000 jobs.

  • Lottery officials launch new multi-state game Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— A new lottery game that features more but smaller jackpots will start this weekend in some U.S. states. The Monopoly Millionaires' Club game has $5 tickets that will be sold starting Sunday in 23 states. The game will have a niche audience that won't compete with Powerball and Mega Millions, the two other national games, according to Rebecca...

  • *Hong Kong rebounds, cheered by casinos. SHANGHAI, Oct 17- China shares fell by midday on Friday, on track for their biggest weekly decline in four months, hit by worries over the economy as well as expected tightness in liquidity ahead of a slew of new share offerings. Hong Kong shares rebounded slightly, tracking a recovery in global markets, as casino stocks gained...

  • How 'triad' gangs fit in with Hong Kong protests Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 3:27 PM ET

    Some experts say the Chinese underworld gangs' far-flung business ventures make any motives for attacking pro-democracy demonstrators unclear.

  • Floyd Mayweather scores $1.4M on a bet on the Colts Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 6:05 PM ET
    Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the 2014 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, July 16, 2014.

    Floyd Mayweather takes home $1.4 million in one bet on the Colts. USA Today reports.

  • MACAU, Oct 6- Gambling revenue in the world's biggest gaming hub Macau recorded their steepest drop in more than five years in September as China's campaign against corruption and a slowing economy kept big-spending customers away. Revenues of Macau's 35 casinos fell 11.7 percent to 25.6 billion patacas in September from 29 billion patacas in the same month a...

  • MACAU, Oct 6- Gambling revenue in the world's biggest gambling hub Macau fell 11.7 percent in September on an annual basis, the fourth consecutive monthly decline this year, as Beijing's campaign against corruption and falling housing prices in China sapped demand from big-spending customers. Gambling revenue from Macau's 35 casinos fell to 25.6 billion...

  • Oct 3- Trump Taj Mahal failed on Friday to get approval from a U.S. Bankruptcy judge to end payments to the casino's union pension fund, which had been a key condition for a Carl Icahn- backed deal to rescue the gambling complex in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross in Wilmington, Delaware, said he lacked authority to allow Trump Entertainment...