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  • FUNDVIEW-Pre-IPO tech fund returns 28 pct in first year Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 4:14 PM ET

    March 26- The first mutual fund giving mom-and-pop investors easy access to the private market for tech startups turned a year old this week, capping a year of big gains and raising the question for would-be buyers: Is this a good deal or a danger? For $2,500, anyone can buy into the $32 million SharesPost 100 Fund, and get a portfolio of roughly 20 tech companies three...

  • March 26- Zynga Inc must face a lawsuit that accuses the gaming company known for its "FarmVille" game of defrauding shareholders about its prospects before and after its December 2011 initial public offering. District Judge Jeffrey White in San Francisco said on Wednesday that shareholders could pursue claims that Zynga concealed declining user activity,...

  • NCAA Sweet 16: This team will get you 80x your bet Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Tony Parker of the UCLA Bruins drives to the basket against the UAB Blazers during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 21, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.

    According to data from SportsBookReview.com, Kentucky has 1-1 odds of winning the tournament. This team gets 80 to 1.

  • Zynga must face lawsuit alleging fraud tied to IPO Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 10:47 AM ET

    March 26- Zynga Inc must face a lawsuit accusing the online gaming company known for "FarmVille" of defrauding shareholders about its prospects before and after its December 2011 initial public offering. District Judge Jeffrey White in San Francisco on Wednesday said shareholders could pursue claims that Zynga concealed declining user activity, masked how...

  • HONG KONG, March 26- One of Macau's top casino junket operators, a Vietnamese investment group and Hong Kong property-to-jewelry conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises will team up to develop a $4 billion casino resort in Vietnam, companies involved in the project said. Macau's Suncity confirmed its involvement in the project while VinaCapital confirmed...

  • Wynn's ex-wife fights to win casino board re-election Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:40 AM ET
    Elaine P. Wynn became a billionaire with her stake in Wynn Resorts.

    The Wynn company says Elaine P. Wynn should be rejected because she is "self-serving" and "ineffective", reports the New York Times.

  • 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...

  • Boyd Gaming CEO: March Madness tremendous weekend for Vegas

    Discussing the state of casino gaming, Keith Smith, Boyd Gaming president and CEO, says the trajectory for downtown Las Vegas is very positive. Boyd also tells Closing Bell's Kelly Evans about new skills-based gaming.

  • BILOXI, Miss., March 19- Japanese slot machine tycoon Kazuo Okada had his license renewed on Thursday by Mississippi's state gaming regulator, but with a newly added condition that an ongoing FBI investigation related to his Philippines casino project is resolved without charges against him. The open-door hearing was the first known public appearance by...

  • Tribal debate: Should reservations go to pot?   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Tribal debate: Should reservations go to pot?

    As Native Americans debate whether or not to grow marijuana if their lands are located in states where it's legal, Jane Wells speaks to Priscilla Blackhawk Rentz and Deanne House of the Mountain Ute tribe about the pros and cons.

  • MGM also said it would consider the investment manager's plan to nominate four candidates to its board, including founder Jonathan Litt. MGM operates destination resorts such as the Bellagio, MGM Grand and the Mirage. Land and Buildings', which owns a 0.8 percent stake in MGM, said it expected MGM's net asset value to rise to $55 per share from $33 after the...

  • Nikkei rises to fresh 15-year high; Nintendo jumps 21 pct Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:48 AM ET

    TOKYO, March 18- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh 15- year high on Wednesday on hopes for an economic recovery and higher shareholder returns, while Nintendo Co jumped 21 percent after it said it will enter the smartphone gaming industry. Nintendo soared to its daily limit of 17,080 yen after remaining untraded during trading hours as its buy orders...

  • March 18- Casino company Caesars Entertainment Corp, whose operating unit is in bankruptcy, warned on Monday that the litigation stemming from its restructuring efforts could hamper its ability to continue operating as a going concern. Creditors have brought numerous lawsuits alleging fraud over transfers of assets out of the operating unit, Caesars...

  • MGM Resorts' shareholder pushes for REIT conversion Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 11:31 AM ET

    Shares of MGM, which operates destination resorts like the Bellagio, MGM Grand and the Mirage, rose as much as 9.9 percent in morning trading. MGM would join a pool of companies looking to spin off their real estate assets into REITs to save taxes. Land and Buildings, which declined to disclose its stake in MGM, said it intends to nominate four candidates to the...

  • Nintendo’s Super Mario karts towards smartphones Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 10:59 AM ET
    Mario Kart 8

    DeNA has launched a “business and capital alliance” with gaming giant Nintendo; meaning that Luigi and Mario could be on your phone quite soon.

  • *Nintendo, DeNA to jointly develop, operate phone apps. *Nintendo has lost users to apps, console rivals. Nintendo, which already warned its annual operating profit would halve on weak console sales, said on Tuesday it was teaming up with online gaming firm DeNA Co Ltd to develop and operate gaming apps.

  • *Nintendo has lost users to smartphone apps, console rivals. TOKYO, March 17- Japan video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd and online gaming firm DeNA are teaming up to develop smartphone games featuring the likes of Super Mario, in a bid to retain users increasingly shunning their console and browser-based games. As a result, Nintendo will acquire a 10 percent stake in...

  • Bankruptcy Court judge on Friday declined to approve the proposed sale of the shuttered Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for $82 million because she said she lacked jurisdiction. Judge Gloria Burns in Camden, New Jersey, said she could not approve the sale because it would interfere with an appeal being pursued by casino tenants who argue that the...

  • 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.

  • Macau casino revenue halves in February   Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 8:36 PM ET
    Macau casino revenue halves in February

    While the revenue decline is smaller than expected, Macau's gaming sector appears set to be under pressure following lackluster takings during the Lunar New Year holiday, says Leon Liao, research analyst at Jefferies.