• SD Supreme Court says gambling promos not taxable Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    PIERRE, S.D.— Gambling boosters lauded this week's South Dakota Supreme Court decision that Deadwood casinos will no longer have to pay gambling taxes on promotional programs that give patrons free credits to play slot machines, saying Thursday that it'll save operators big money. Deadwood Gaming Association Executive Director Mike Rodman said the...

  • Contrite Vegas hotelier wins gambling license Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 2:14 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A contrite Sam Nazarian who revamped the Sahara hotel and casino on the Strip, won a gambling license from Nevada's regulators Thursday but not without limits and a promise that the nightlife magnate would remain under heavy scrutiny. He said Thursday he had sought the medical help of a Las Vegas doctor to determine if he has a substance abuse problem.

  • Nightlife king faces queries from gaming regulator Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:55 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A Los Angeles nightlife entrepreneur who revamped Las Vegas' Sahara Hotel and Casino into a hipper, sleeker destination is getting ready to defend his past again so he can obtain a Nevada gambling license after admitting recent cocaine use and explaining his curious business dealings with felons. "What he has run into is history," said Michael Green, a...

  • Existing gambling sites in New York state Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:58 PM ET

    A New York panel decided to recommend only three sites for upstate gambling casinos instead of four amid an increasingly saturated gambling market. Here's a look at the other sites where gamblers already can go in New York. —Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, Yonkers;.

  • Place your bets! Is the Queen abdicating? Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    The Queen's Christmas speech this year could be one to watch out for, as gamblers place bets on whether she will abdicate her role.

  • 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.

  • 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.