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Gaming

From its roots in turn-of-the-century card clubs and windswept hotels in the 1940s to the world’s most expensive and elaborate resorts, Nevada’s gaming industry has defied explanation, fueling the growth of the newest major city in America.

This $13 billion industry now funds nearly half of the state budget and is rapidly becoming a global enterprise, firmly establishing Las Vegas-style casinos as an icon of capitalism and pop culture. Turn here for the latest news, insights, analysis and observations on this dynamic industry.

Laid off when casinos closed, back to work with reopenings
Laid off when casinos closed, back to work with reopenings
Monday, June 18, 2018
When Revel, Atlantic City's $2.4 billion casino shut down in 2014, Meg Timson wondered what would happen to a building that was only ...
Bettors in New Jersey no longer 'have to go to my corner bookie'
Bettors in New Jersey no longer 'have to go to my corner bookie'
Saturday, June 16, 2018
The line formed at the Borgata casino well before 11 a.m., the designated time that sports betting in New Jersey was set to begin Thursday. There were a few gamblers who ...
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Caesars workers in Las Vegas approve new contract deal
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Housekeepers, bartenders and other unionized workers at Las Vegas casino-resorts operated by Caesars Entertainment approved a new five-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike at those properties. A few thousand members of the Culinary Union voted in ...
Photo: In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets
New Jersey set to begin taking legal sports bets
Thursday, June 14, 2018
In 1978, the Democratic governor of New Jersey threw the first dice at an Atlantic City casino to kick off an era of legal gambling in the state. Forty years later ...
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Borgata in Atlantic City will take sports bets Thursday morning
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The casino told The Associated Press it will begin taking sports bets at 11 a.m. That's 30 minutes after Gov. Phil Murphy places the state's first legal sports ...
New Jersey governor signs bill allowing sports betting
New Jersey governor signs bill allowing sports betting
Monday, June 11, 2018
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to begin taking sports bets. Murphy signed the measure Monday, making New Jersey the second state after Delaware to allow ...
Gambler hits $1.1 million jackpot at Venetian
Gambler hits $1.1 million jackpot at Venetian
Monday, June 11, 2018
A lucky gambler hit a $1.1 million jackpot over the weekend on the Las Vegas Strip. The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, hit the jackpot while playing a $1 Wheel of Fortune slot machine early ...
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New Jersey governor: No timetable to act on sports bets
Saturday, June 9, 2018
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday his state will have sports betting "sooner rather than later," but gave himself no timetable to ...
New Jersey Legislature OKs bill to legalize sports betting
Thursday, June 7, 2018
New Jersey's casinos and racetracks are waiting for the starter's gun to begin offering sports betting now that the state ...
Wynn, Encore first Strip resorts to dump parking fee
Wynn, Encore first Strip resorts to dump parking fee
Thursday, June 7, 2018
The Wynn Las Vegas and Encore have become the first major Strip resorts to back away from parking fees implemented last year. Wynn Resorts announced that ...
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Caesars plans $375 million conference center on Las Vegas Strip
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Caesars Entertainment is looking to add to the already jam-packed Las Vegas facility openings in 2020 with a planned convention space ...
Delaware draws $322,135 in wagers on Day 1 of full-scale sports betting
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
On a day without an NBA Finals game or Stanley Cup Final matchup, there was still plenty of betting action when ...
Woman hits $1.4 million jackpot at downtown Golden Gate
Woman hits $1.4 million jackpot at downtown Golden Gate
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
A Wisconsin woman is leaving Las Vegas a millionaire. The woman, who was in town for a bingo tournament, hit a $1.4 million jackpot this morning on the Million Degrees game at ...
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Delaware launches sports betting, other states close behind
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
The market for legal sports gambling in the United States widened significantly on Tuesday with the expansion of single-game sports bets in Delaware, putting legal wagering within driving distance of three major East Coast cities less than a month after ...
Culinary turns focus to smaller Las Vegas casinos in contract talks
Culinary turns focus to smaller Las Vegas casinos in contract talks
Monday, June 4, 2018
The union said Monday that it was now focusing on 15 properties on the Las Vegas Strip and in downtown not covered by the deals with Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts ...
DraftKings, Resorts Casino join on sports bets
Friday, June 1, 2018
One of the nation's largest daily fantasy sports companies is teaming up with an Atlantic City casino in the latest deal seeking to capitalize on ...
Union: Tentative labor deal struck with Caesars
Union: Tentative labor deal struck with Caesars
Friday, June 1, 2018
Negotiators have reached a tentative labor agreement that would cover about a quarter of the 50,000 hotel and casino workers who are threatening to strike in Las Vegas. The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 on Friday said ...
Casinos face threat of first worker strike in 3 decades
Casinos face threat of first worker strike in 3 decades
Friday, June 1, 2018
The possibility of 50,000 Las Vegas casino workers going on strike has drawn closer, with their contracts expiring at midnight and the prospects of ...