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  • UPDATE 1-Zynga's Pincus withdraws further from operations Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23- Zynga Inc co-founder Mark Pincus is relinquishing the last of his operational duties at the social gaming company starting on Wednesday, taking on an advisory role as Chief Executive Officer Don Mattrick pushes through a restructuring plan.

  • Zynga's Pincus withdraws further from operations Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:10 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23- Zynga Inc co-founder Mark Pincus will relinquish the last of his operational duties at the social gaming company starting Wednesday, taking on an advisory role as Chief Executive Don Mattrick pushes through a restructuring plan.

  • SYDNEY, April 22- Australia's Crown Resorts Ltd is set to bid for a $2 billion casino complex in Las Vegas, according to media report, underscoring the Melbourne- based casino operator's ambition to expand to more markets.

  • Casino owner planning 'Rock in Rio' site in Vegas Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 5:31 PM ET

    LAS VEGAS— A group including casino company MGM Resorts announced plans Monday to build a 33- acre open-air music venue on the Las Vegas Strip to host a four-day Rock in Rio USA festival beginning in May 2015.

  • AC casinos fined $107,500 for numerous violations Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— New Jersey has fined two Atlantic City casinos more than $107,000 for a series of violations including improper use of security guards, allowing people who had banned themselves from casinos to gamble, and other transgressions.

  • New York- based Orange Capital, which raised its stake in the company to 4.5 percent, as of April 10, said it was in talks with the company regarding opportunities to maximize shareholder value.

  • Revenue from Pennsylvania table games up slightly Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 10:08 AM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— Pennsylvania casinos are reporting a slight increase in revenue from table games. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Wednesday that revenue from table games totaled $67.9 million last month, up nearly 1 percent from a year ago.

  • Cheaters may speed need for data-laden poker chips Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:19 PM ET

    Some RFID gaming chips have the ability to not only cut casino's cheating losses, but also track an individual player bet by bet.

  • $10,000 burger and breast implants: Strangest bets Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    Gamblers don’t always bet money, and they don't always bet at casinos. Here are strange items that people have bet with, and odd dares that they bet on.

  • Connecticut casinos post March slot revenue drop Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut's Indian-run casinos say slot machine revenue fell sharply in March, with Foxwoods Resort Casino citing an "ultra-competitive" market. The Mohegan Sun reported revenue of $51.9 million in March, down 12 percent. Robert J. Soper, chief executive of Mohegan Sun, said the unusually cold March hurt business, but finances are stabilizing.

  • *Governor supports casino plan; Tokyo officials yet to voice support. OSAKA, Japan, April 15- The Japanese city of Osaka plans to invite operators to build a casino on a plot of reclaimed land on Osaka Bay, its governor told Reuters, pipping Tokyo in the race to attract global gaming firms to set up the country's first gambling resort.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Zynga Inc appointed former Best Buy executive David Lee its chief financial officer as Zynga continued reshuffling its ranks to try to return the "Farmville" creator to growth. Zynga has sought to revive its business by overhauling top management, trimming staff and introducing titles that can be played on smartphones and tablets.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 10- Zynga Inc has appointed former Best Buy executive David Lee its chief financial officer as Zynga continues reshuffling its ranks to try to return the "Farmville" creator to growth. Zynga has sought to revive its business by overhauling top management, trimming staff and introducing titles that can be played on smartphones and tablets.

  • April 9- Social networking site Wikia announced on Wednesday a new effort to attract more brands to its platform with the creation of Fan Studio. As part of the launch, gaming company Carbine Studios is using Wikia to roll out one of its forthcoming multi-player online games, called WildStar, for a large number of players.

  • April 9- Social networking site Wikia announced on Wednesday a new effort to attract more brands to its platform with the creation of Fan Studio. As part of the launch, gaming company Carbine Studios is using Wikia to roll out one of its forthcoming multi-player online games, called WildStar, for a large number of players.

  • SHANGHAI, April 9- Hong Kong shares ended at its highest in 11 weeks on Wednesday, as a rebound in casino shares and index-heavyweight Tencent pushed the index to its best close since end-January.

  • SHANGHAI, April 9- Hong Kong shares extended gains from the previous day on increases in Tencent and casino shares as well as modest rises in mainland banking stocks, sending the Hang Seng Index to its highest intraday level since February. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong gained 0.4 percent.

  • Pent-up winter demand to boost travel spending Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    After more than 100,000 flights were canceled this winter, business travelers are returning to the road.

  • HONG KONG, April 7- Hong Kong shares ended lower on Monday, pulled down by index heavyweight Tencent as the Internet firm tracked a slide in tech stocks on Wall Street, while casino operators also fell. Shares in Chinese Internet company Tencent slipped 4.5 percent to its lowest close since Jan. 27, while software firm Kingsoft fell 6.2 percent.

  • MACAU, April 7- As the world's gambling capital Macau races to open more than 17,000 new hotel rooms over the next three years to keep pace with a flood of Chinese visitors, only about 4,000 affordable homes for locals are expected to be built in the same period.

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