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  • Linking Nevada's online poker rooms gets early OK Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Nevada gambling regulators have given preliminary approval to a system that could link online poker websites, creating a larger player pool that's expected to make legal play more attractive.

  • Mayor: Atlantic City shift from gambling painful Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:11 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Top New Jersey officials may be moving toward letting voters decide whether to expand casino gambling beyond Atlantic City a few years earlier than expected. Mayor Don Guardian says Atlantic City is in the midst of a painful switch from a gambling-centric resort to one where betting is only one of many things to do.

  • High-stakes Hollywood poker     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    Molly Bloom, author of "Molly's Game," shares her story of running poker games for Wall Street hot shots and Hollywood's elite, including Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

  • Hong Kong shares end flat, casinos renew slide Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:12 AM ET

    HONG KONG, July 8- Hong Kong shares finished flat on Tuesday, as gains in utilities offset losses in Macau casino stocks on concerns that revenues would suffer as gamblers focused on the final week of the World Cup. Among Macau gaming stocks, Galaxy Entertainment Group shed 2.7 percent and Wynn Macau 1.4 percent.

  • HONG KONG, July 7- Hong Kong shares finished flat on Monday, as strength in the property sector was undercut by losses for Macau casino stocks that recently rallied. China Resources Land and China Overseas Land& Investment advanced 1.6 and 1.7 percent, respectively, on the loosening of housing policies in some cities.

  • LONDON, July 7- Exploring for oil and gas is like gambling: it's all about playing probabilities, and using technology and skill to improve the odds.

  • BRUSSELS, July 4- The European Commission will urge countries to demand that online gambling advertisements display warning messages like cigarette packets, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.

  • A look at the 17 casino proposals for upstate NY Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:21 PM 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. Caesars New York in Woodbury, Orange County. Sterling Forest Resort in Tuxedo, Orange County.

  • World Cup: How are those bets holding up? Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Belgium's Jan Vertonghen (5) shoots during the 2014 FIFA World Cup group H soccer match between South Korea and Belgium in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 26, 2014.

    How are those World Cup bets faring? Let's just say your chances were better with this former Wall Street whiz than Goldman Sachs.

  • ST. LOUIS, June 25- U.S. authorities are ramping up their investigation into money flows from gambling hotspot Macau to ensure that U.S. casinos with operations there are not used as conduits to funnel crime proceeds from Asia and elsewhere into the U.S. financial system.

  • World Cup gamblers cash in on Suarez bite bets Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 4:24 AM ET
    Uruguay forward Luis Suarez (R) puts his hand to his mouth after clashing with Italy's defender Giorgio Chiellini.

    A Norway gambling website posted a silly prop bet before the World Cup, and 167 people have cashed in.

  • Should online poker be legal in US?     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-Utah), does not think online gaming is right for the U.S., while Tom Russell, C4Cop.com executive director, pushes back.

  • HONG KONG, June 20- Hong Kong shares snapped a four-day losing steak, as the beaten-down Macau gambling sector rebounded, but still suffered a loss for the week. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong gained 0.4 percent, but had its 5- week winning streak ended with a 1.2 percent drop for the week.

  • Atlantic City's Revel casino files for bankruptcy Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel filed for bankruptcy and warned its staff that it will shut down soon without a buyer.

  • Amaya buys PokerStars for $4.9 billion     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    Amaya Gaming is talking to New Jersey gaming regulators about licensing Poker Stars in the state. Darren Heitner, Wolfe Law partner, discusses the potential for PokerStars becoming the online poker leader.

  • TOKYO, June 17- Japanese lawmakers said they will start long-awaited talks on Wednesday on a bill to legalise casino gambling, kicking off the process to create an industry that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called a highlight of his growth strategy.

  • *Slot-machine maker has a market value of nearly $4 bln. MILAN, June 16- Italian lottery operator GTECH is in preliminary talks to buy Las Vegas- based International Game Technology in a cash and shares deal that would make it a significant player in the casino slot machine business.

  • MILAN, June 16- Italian lottery operator GTECH said on Monday it was in preliminary talks to buy Las Vegas- based slot machine maker International Game Technology in a deal that could involve a cash and paper offer.

  • Sportsbet: 'We're behind the Socceroos'     Sunday, 15 Jun 2014 | 11:44 PM ET

    Christian Jantzen, Spokesperson of Sportsbet, explains the betting house's decision to fly a hot air balloon replica of Brazil's iconic Christ statue over Melbourne.

  • Why Qatar will likely lose the 2022 World Cup Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 5:01 PM ET
    A Qatari official stands near the FIFA World Cup trophy following its arrival in Doha.

    Here’s why I’m betting that Qatar will be stripped of the 2022 World Cup, says former assistant US attorney Mitchell Epner.