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Man or cyborg? 'Jeopardy!' champ from Las Vegas passes $1 million mark
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:08:00 - There's no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect "Jeopardy!" contestant. But given how he's made a level of excellence rarely seen on ...
 
Handful of U.S. states is poised to legalize sports wagering
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 09:00:00 - Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve ...
 
Tiger Woods bettor has long criminal record in Wisconsin
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:23:00 - The gambler who hit it big on Tiger Woods' Masters victory has a lengthy criminal record in his home state of Wisconsin. James Adducci was presented with a check for more than ...
 
Report: Owner exploring sale of the Cosmopolitan
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:14:00 - Blackstone Group LP is exploring a sale of the Cosmopolitan hotel and casino, the rare instance of a major casino on the Las Vegas Strip coming to the market, according to ...
 
Tiger Woods bettor from Wisconsin cashes in on million-dollar ticket
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 09:00:00 - With snow still on the ground in his Wisconsin hometown, avid golfer James Adducci said he's been a little bored this spring. "There's not a lot going on," Adducci said. "We're still waiting to play golf." His excitement level picked up this weekend. Adducci, 39, had a hunch about Tiger Woods' chances to win The Masters, traveling to ...
 
Tilman Fertitta may make another bet on Caesars
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 21:02:00 - Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta is back in the game to potentially merge his hospitality, casino and restaurant holdings with ...
 
Station Casinos exec takes communications job with LVCVA
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 17:23:00 - The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has hired longtime Station Casinos corporate communications executive Lori Nelson-Kraft. Nelson-Kraft, who will start her new job next month, will be ...
 
Union: Protect casino workers from hedge fund neglect
Wed, 10 Apr 2019 16:47:00 - The nation's largest casino workers union is asking gambling regulators to protect employees from neglect by hedge funds or private equity firms seeking short-term returns from ...
 
Wynn walks away from deal after Crown Resorts tips its hand
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 03:00:00 - Wynn Resorts abruptly ended buyout talks with Australia's largest casino operator Tuesday after word of a potential buyout were leaked. In a tersely worded statement, the Las Vegas casino giant said it was ending all discussions with ...
 
Palms offers $1 million package with swanky suite, rare Champagne
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 21:58:00 - If you have an extra $1 million to burn, the Palms has a weekend package you might be interested in. As part of this week's opening of Kaos, the resort's lavish new nightclub, the Palms says it is ...
 
Las Vegas Sands announces Singapore expansion
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 21:11:00 - Casino company Las Vegas Sands says it'll spend $3.3 billion to expand its property in Singapore by adding an entertainment arena, new hotel tower and...
 
Virgin's Hard Rock renovation project pushed to early next year
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 01:05:00 - The planned renovation of the Hard Rock Hotel will begin early next year. Design plans for the revamped property, located just off the Strip on Paradise Road, are nearly complete ...
 
Gaming Commission allows wagering on Nevada pro baseball teams
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 18:32:00 - The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday rescinded a 33-year-old rule prohibiting wagering on professional baseball teams based in the state. "We know that sports betting ...
 
Governor appoints Reno gaming CEO to Gaming Control Board
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 - The third and final member of the state's Gaming Control Board has been named. Gov. Steve Sisolak today announced the appointment of ...
 
Nevada casino revenue flat in February, tops $1 billion
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 21:41:00 - Gambling revenue at Nevada casinos remained flat in February but still exceeded $1 billion despite decreases in baccarat winnings and the severe winter weather that kept ...
 
Visiting basketball fan wins $1 million at Bally's
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:51:00 - A basketball fan visiting Las Vegas for March Madness hit a jackpot of more than $1 million at Bally's this week, parent company Caesars Entertainment said today. Kenneth Snoots of ...
 
Hoops fans line up to bet (legally) on March Madness tourney
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:58:00 - College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens Thursday to get down bets on March Madness, many in states where it ...
 
Poll: U.S. divided on college vs. pro sports betting
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 03:48:00 - Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family? Good luck! You're among about one-third of Americans who ...
 
NCAA can't keep tournament games away from legal gambling
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:00:00 - As the NCAA prepares for its first basketball championships since the Supreme Court allowed legal sports betting to expand, the body governing college sports remains opposed to gambling on its events. But it's not denying reality, either. The NCAA had a longtime ban on bringing championships to ...
 
Sources: Eldorado Resorts, Caesars explore merger
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:04:00 - U.S. casino operators Eldorado Resorts Inc and Caesars Entertainment Corp are in the early stages of exploring a merger, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, according to ...

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