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  • SYDNEY, Oct 18- Australia's Crown Resorts Ltd was accused of tampering with poker machines on Wednesday when a lawmaker tabled a video of whistleblowers in parliament, sending shares in the casino firm sliding. The accusations present a fresh headache for Crown, which is nearly half-owned by billionaire James Packer, after the arrest of more than a dozen...

  • CANBERRA, Australia— A lawmaker on Wednesday accused a major Australian casino company of rigging slot machines and concealing potential money laundering at its largest casino with the state regulator covering up criminal behavior. Andrew Wilkie, an independent who has long campaigned against slot machines, presented to Parliament videoed statements of...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 18- Australia's Crown Resorts Ltd was hit by allegations of tampering with poker machines on Wednesday when a lawmaker tabled a video of whistleblowers in parliament, sending shares in the casino firm sliding. Independent lawmaker and anti-gambling campaigner Andrew Wilkie used parliamentary privilege, which allows lawmakers to make...

  • TEWKSBURY, Mass.— An attorney for a $1 million lottery winner accused of trying to steal $80 worth of lipstick from a New Hampshire department store says she will appeal her conviction. Attorney Patrick Arnold tells the Eagle Tribune the accusation against Yokatia Rodriguez stems from a "misunderstanding that could happen to anyone." Arnold says she will appeal...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Online poker fans in New Jersey will soon be able to play against people in Nevada and Delaware, expanding a growing portion of the state's gambling industry. Players in Nevada and Delaware have been able to play against each other since 2015, but New Jersey is now set to join once regulators in the states approve an operator and game software,...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 13- Morrie Low, a 28- year-old who works for a mobile technology start-up in Seattle, called from vacation in Taiwan to chat about what he has been doing the past year with his Chase Sapphire Reserve card. Upwards of 1 million people signed up as users wrote in internet posts that its perks, credits and give-backs were so rich people could recoup the $450...

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Atlantic City's casinos won about 4 percent more from gamblers in September than they did a year earlier. Figures released Thursday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the seven casinos and online gambling outlets won $235.8 million, an increase of 4.1 percent compared with September 2016. When the now-shuttered Trump Taj...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct 8- Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakened as it moved over Alabama on Sunday, although the fast-moving former hurricane rattled the doors of Biloxi's casinos and left gambling floors and highways in the region flooded after making its landfall in Mississippi. Its maximum sustained winds dropped to 45 miles per hour as it moved northeast into...

  • NEW ORLEANS, Oct 8- Tropical Storm Nate swept ashore in Mississippi on Sunday with strong winds rattling the doors of Biloxi's many casinos and lashing rain flooding the gambling floors and surrounding highways, although the fast-moving former hurricane was expected to rapidly weaken as it moved inland. The storm's center will move inland over Mississippi...

  • A file photo of Stephen Paddock who was the confirmed shooter in Las Vegas.

    Stephen Paddock earned at least $5 million in 2015, mostly from gambling.

  • People stand behind police barrier tape outside the Luxor hotel Obelisk and the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, following a mass shooting at the Route 91 Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2, 2017.

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the latest in Las Vegas following the mass shooting.

  • Donors have contributed more than $700,000 to assist victims and their families in the aftermath of Sunday night's shooting.

  • MACAU, Sept 12- Over the past five years, Macau has raked in $70 billion in taxes from the casinos that have made the territory the largest gambling center in the world. However, taxes from Macau's six casino operators- which account for more than 80 percent of government revenue annually- continue to pour in. The southern Chinese territory has zero public debt and...

  • MACAU, Sept 12- Over the past five years, Macau has raked in $70 billion in taxes from the casinos that have made the territory the largest gambling center in the world. However, taxes from Macau's six casino operators- which account for more than 80 percent of government revenue annually- continue to pour in. The southern Chinese territory has zero public debt and...

  • *Two typhoons from Aug. 23 killed 10 people. HONG KONG, Sept 1- Casinos in the world's biggest gambling hub of Macau booked a 20 percent rise in revenue in August, the 13th consecutive month of gain, and a month in which two deadly typhoons left as much as half the city without power and water. The impact was less acute along Macau's Las Vegas-style Cotai strip due to newer...

  • HONG KONG, Sept 1- Casinos in the world's biggest gambling hub of Macau booked a 20 percent rise in revenue in August, the 13th consecutive month of gain, and a month in which two deadly typhoons left as much as half the city without power and water for as many as four days. All casinos in the Chinese territory reported power cuts and water shortages ranging from hours...

  • Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor pose during a news conference at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on August 23, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    More big bets are likely to be placed before Saturday's fight, legendary oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro said.

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) of the U.S. and Conor McGregor of Ireland pose during a news conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 23, 2017.

    Conor McGregor is making a lot of wise guys nervous in this gambling city.

  • MACAU, Aug 25- The glitzy exterior of Macau crumbled after a super typhoon steamrolled through the gambling center, exposing critical infrastructure flaws and overwhelmed emergency services. Macau, a former Portuguese colony until 1999, was battered this week by Typhoon Hato, one of the strongest on record. "It's a long-time story of incompetence and a lack of...

  • Here's the tax bill on that record $758.7 million Powerball

    The lump sum value is $480.5 million.