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This Feb. 15, 2011, file photo shows a promotional screen with the Chinese characters for MGM displayed at the MGM Grand Macau casino resort, in Macau. MGM Resorts reported quarterly earnings on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Worst of Macau’s gambling slowdown is seen as over
July 1, 2014
http://news.investors.com/business/070114-706975-las-vegas-sands-other-macau-casinos-see-revenue-drop.htm
Lottery’s ‘luckiest woman’ bet flabbergasting sums on scratch-offs
July 1, 2014
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/Lotterys_luckiest_woman_Joan_Ginther_bet_flabbergasting_sums_on_scratch-offs.html
A tram passes in front of Aria during a tour of MGM Mirage's CityCenter project Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009. Properties in the $8.5 billion project will open next month.
Aria agrees to $100,000 fine for preventing viewing of roulette game
June 30, 2014
The Aria on the Las Vegas Strip has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine for preventing a pair of state gaming agents from observing a high-stakes roulette game that, under state law, must remain open to the public. The law states that...
A nightfall view of Venetian Macau from a Crown Towers suite
Hedge funder says massive heist may have been Macau’s ‘Lehman’ moment
June 27, 2014
http://www.businessinsider.com/macaus-lehman-brothers-moment-2014-6
In this 2010 photo, a baccarat game is shown in the high-limit room at Hard Rock Hotel.
Nevada gaming revenue up 8.1 percent on strong baccarat winnings
June 27, 2014
Nevada gaming revenue was up 8.1 percent from the same month a year ago, propelled largely by big winnings at the baccarat tables, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Casinos won $970.2 million in May, including...
This Oct. 26, 2011, photo shows the Showboat Casino Hotel and its House of Blues nightclub in Atlantic City, N.J.
Caesars says it will close Showboat in Atlantic City
June 27, 2014
Casino contraction hit Atlantic City for the second time this year, as the parent company of the Showboat Casino Hotel announced Friday it will close the Mardi Gras-themed casino on Aug. 31. Caesars Entertainment told The Associated Press on Friday morning the company will shutter the poorest-performing of its...
Atlantic City’s Showboat Casino to announce closing Friday
June 26, 2014
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/showboat-casino-to-announce-closing-friday/article_cdec732a-fd88-11e3-a1f8-0019bb2963f4.html
Gary Loveman, chairman and CEO of Caesars Entertainment, attends the official remaining of PH Live to The Axis at Planet Hollywood on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
Caesars ready to invest $5 billion in Japan casino
June 26, 2014
Caesars Entertainment Corp., the largest operator of U.S. casinos, said a Japan resort would require at least a $5 billion investment and that it would have no problem financing such a project. “You can typically finance a very substantial portion of...
Joseph Brennen of Ventnor, N.J., logs on to a Harrah's online casino on his laptop from a highway rest area in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, the first day of a test of Internet gambling in New Jersey.
Online gambling off to slow start as revenues trickle in
June 26, 2014
State lawmakers who dream of dollar signs from legalized online gambling might want to pause for a moment to consider Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey. As New Jersey Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff told state lawmakers this year: "Clearly, the results so far have not met our ...
A computer screen in Atlantic City displays the home page of the PokerStars website, Dec. 11, 2013.
New Jersey starts review of PokerStars buyer
June 24, 2014
New Jersey casino regulators have begun their review of a Canadian company that's buying the PokerStars online gambling website and hoping to get it licensed in ...
Johnny Avello, executive director race & sports operations, poses in the Wynn/Encore sports book Monday, March 26 2012.
With news on LeBron, Las Vegas sportsbooks pull future odds on 2015 NBA titlist
June 24, 2014
http://espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/story/_/id/11128294/las-vegas-sports-books-pull-nba-title-odds-due-lebron-james-opt-decision
A sample poker game is played on the Ultimate Gaming website, in Las Vegas, April 29, 2013. Ultimate Gaming began offering Internet gambling in Nevada in early 2013.
Peppermill-owned casinos join with Ultimate Poker for online games
June 24, 2014
A chain of casinos in northern Nevada is getting into the online gambling business. Peppermill Resorts launched the new online poker partnership on Tuesday with...
Joe McColgan of Wescott Electric Co. in Aston, Pa., shows a roll of bare copper wire like the ones his former employee James Bryan used to steal to sell to scrap dealers to fund a gambling addiction.
With gambling’s rise, the story of one man’s downfall
June 22, 2014
The casino industry argues that the vast majority of people who gamble do so for fun. For every 100 people, gambling experts report, 97 will win some or lose some at the casino without incident. And then there are players like James Bryan ...
Is gambling being spread too far?
June 22, 2014
New opportunities to gamble create new gamblers — and, in turn, new problem gamblers. So is it wise to unleash gambling on every state in the nation rather than contain it to just a few places where it can be controlled?
Vehicles marked "Tribal Police" and uniformed personnel post themselves at the parking lot entrances of the Rolling Hills Casino in an attempt to shut down its operations in Corning, Calif., Monday, June 9, 2014. The Northern California Native American casino is at the center of a tense tribal dispute.
Tribal dispute prompts judge to ban casino guns
June 20, 2014
A federal judge has banned guns from a Native American casino in Northern California that is at the center of an escalating tribal dispute, citing a potential threat to ...
An exterior view of the Harmon Hotel tower, center, in CityCenter as seen from the Cosmopolitan on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Las Vegas.
MGM Resorts begins yearlong dismantling of flawed hotel tower
June 20, 2014
Crews have started dismantling the structurally flawed Harmon casino tower on the Las Vegas Strip, a process that's been delayed for years as the owner and builder remain locked in a legal battle over the half-finished building. Officials at MGM...
Las Vegas Sands CEO and Chairman Sheldon Adelson speaks during a media briefing with the backdrop of Singapore's Marina Bay Sands on Dec. 21, 2009 in Singapore.
Sheldon Adelson hates email, doesn’t text and wants to stop you from betting online
June 20, 2014
In February, an attack ad titled "Don’t Let the Games Begin" started popping up in online gambling forums. The ad opens on two shadows shaking hands in...
The Revel casino is seen Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City.
Lawyer: Revel casino ‘a melting ice cube’ that needs help
June 20, 2014
Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel is "a melting ice cube" that needs immediate help to stay open until a buyer can be found, its lawyer told a bankruptcy court judge Friday. The $2.4 billion casino is back in bankruptcy court for...

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