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  • TOKYO/ BILOXI, Mississippi, March 19- Japan's tax authorities have begun a review of how slot machine maker and casino developer Universal Entertainment accounted for $40 million in payments made in 2010 to an associate of the Philippines' top gambling regulator at that time, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. On Wednesday, Universal said in a...

  • Native tribes debate entering legal pot business Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in southeastern Utah.

    Many Native American tribes are grappling with the idea of growing marijuana on reservation land.

  • The big numbers behind NCAA 'March Madness' Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 5:45 AM ET
    The big numbers behind NCAA 'March Madness'

    NCAA "March Madness" kicks off today with a lot of money being put behind the games. CNBC's Eric Chemi discusses further.

  • How a pro gambler wins his March Madness pool Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 10:16 AM ET
    Dakari Johnson of the Kentucky Wildcats gets stopped by the Florida Gators on March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky.

    Ed Feng, who runs the Power Rank sports subscription service, breaks down how the true experts in the game win their tournament pools.

  • Macau storm; Trader sticks with MGM Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 5:30 PM ET
    Macau storm; Trader sticks with MGM

    Discussing challenges facing Macau, with the "Fast Money" traders.

  • HONG KONG, Mar 3- Gambling revenue in Macau, the world's biggest gaming hub, plunged by a record 49 percent in February, as wealthy players shied away from China's only legal casino hub following the economic slowdown and Beijing's crackdown on conspicuous spending. Revenue fell for the ninth consecutive month to 19.5 billion patacas in February, from 38 billion...

  • SINGAPORE/ MANILA, March 2- More than three years after opening ultra-luxe nightclub Pangaea in Singapore's glitzy Marina Bay Sands, owner Michael Van Cleef Ault is now betting that Manila's casinos will be able to draw rich punters and partygoers through his doors. The increase in the number of wealthy Chinese gamblers fleeing Macau amid Beijing's...

  • Crowning daily fantasy champs Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 4:55 PM ET
    Crowning daily fantasy champs

    Draftkings CEO Jason Robins discusses the legality of fantasy sports and the popularity of daily games, with CNBC's Eric Chemi.

  • New MLB chief: Must cut 'dead time' from baseball Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 2:55 PM ET
    Rob Manfred speaks at a press conference after being elected by team owners to be the next commissioner of Major League Baseball.

    Rob Manfred has spoken out about speeding up the pace of the game to help it connect with a new generation of fans.

  • Con men swindle Atlantic City casinos of millions Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 6:01 PM ET
    Person playing slot machine

    How a group of con men from Bangladesh came to New York City and used Atlantic City casinos to steal millions, according to investigators.

  • Beijing's glare deepens crisis in Macau Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    *VIPs avoid Macau during Beijing corruption crackdown. *60-70 percent of Macau casino revenues from high rollers. MACAU/ ZHUHAI, China, Feb 19- China's crackdown on corruption and conspicuous consumption is ever more visible in its impact on Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, which makes most of its money from the high rollers who are staying away to avoid...

  • 3 winning tickets in $564M Powerball jackpot Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 5:41 AM ET
    Powerball Lottery

    Winning tickets in Wednesday's giant Powerball jackpot were sold in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas, lottery officials announced early Thursday.

  • WILMINGTON, Del., Feb 10- The Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge to end its agreement to sell the gambling complex to Florida developer Glenn Straub for $95.4 million, according to a Tuesday court filing. The hotel's legal team also asked Judge Gloria Burns in Camden, New Jersey, for permission to keep Straub's $10 million...

  • No winner! Powerball jackpot jumps to $450 million Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 8:46 AM ET
    Powerball Lottery

    Lottery officials say no jackpot winner was selected in the latest $380 million Powerball drawing.

  • In Macau, casino titans join China reform wagon Sunday, 8 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    HONG KONG, Feb 9- Leading China's anti-corruption campaign, President Xi Jinping warned Macau last December that the world's biggest gambling hub needs to be about more than baccarat. "When you hear the central government and the Macau government urged operators to diversify the attractions of their facilities... they are preaching to the choir.

  • BEIJING, Feb 6- China will fight attempts by foreign casinos to lure its citizens abroad, a senior police official said on Friday, which could deal a blow to the gaming firms in Macau and Asian countries that rely on these punters for most of their revenue. Chinese, among the world's most prolific gamblers, often travel to the Chinese territory of Macau, South Korea,...

  • SYDNEY, Feb 4- Record bets by Asian high rollers helped Echo Entertainment Group Ltd lift first-half net profit to a three-year high, but the Australian casino firm said the surge was tempered by the amount it paid to the junkets behind these VIP gamblers. Echo on Wednesday said turnover from VIP gamblers at its Australia casinos nearly doubled to an all-time...

  • Super Bowl gamblers had to let it go Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 4:44 PM ET
    Singer Idina Menzel sings the national anthem prior to Super Bowl XLIX.

    Ahead of the Super Bowl, Sportsbook announced it had suspended prop bets related to the national anthem because of suspected "insider info."

  • This model says to bet on the Seahawks Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 6:44 PM ET
    The Vince Lombardi Trophy is displayed between the helmets of the Seattle Seahawks (L) and New England Patriots.

    According to one model, you're better off taking the Seattle Seahawks over the New England Patriots.

  • $4 billion bookmaking biz Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:51 PM ET
    $4 billion bookmaking biz

    Insight into the business of sports betting, with John Avello, Wynn Sports Book Executive Director.