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Could New Jersey Sports Betting Hurt Las Vegas?

The law of unintended consequences could apply to the New Jersey sports betting case. Many are focused on the prospect of the US Supreme Court ruling in favor of the state in its quest to offer legal sports betting within its borders. That could open the possibility of states around the country changing their laws…

Like it or Not, New NFL Stadium has Gambling Ties

The new NFL stadium in Las Vegas doesn’t yet have a name and isn’t expected to open until 2020. But when it does, at least one nickname certainly will apply: The House That Gambling Built. The $1.9 billion project never would have made it through the state legislature – or attracted the Oakland Raiders –…

No More Free Drinks in Las Vegas?

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Sammy Davis Jr. would never have let this happen. The Los Angeles Times reports the days of comped drinks for Las Vegas gamblers may be coming to an end. “It’s kind of what Vegas is known for,” Scott Roeben, founder of Vital Vegas, tells KTNV. But in recent months, two of the biggest casino owners…

Raiders to Vegas as NFL Resists Sports Betting

Roger Goodell, National Football League Commissioner, has eased up his position towards sports betting once the Raiders landed in Nevada. US.- As Las Vegas will host the newest stadium of Raiders, officials of the National Football League (NFL) and representatives of the football team are debating the possible impacts of the gaming industry on the…

GameCo Wants to Bring Skill Games to Las Vegas

GameCo Inc., the maker of the world’s first video game gaming machines (VGM), has received certification from Gaming Laboratories International, opening the road to potential sales in U.S. gaming states. The company received certification under GLI-11, the most widely accepted gaming standard, permitting it to sell its machines in most gaming jurisdictions that already allow…

Adelson Pulls Out of Raiders Stadium Deal for Las Vegas

After three months of speculation that Sheldon Adelson might back out of the Raiders’ stadium deal in Las Vegas, the casino billionaire finally made the move Monday and officially cut all ties with the team. In a statement to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Adelson said that his family “will no longer be involved in any…

Brent Musburger Leaves ESPN for Sports Betting Network

You are listening live from the South Point sports book, which will serve as the hub of Brent Musburger’s new sports betting network in Las Vegas. Banners promoting the iconic broadcaster’s burgeoning Vegas Sports Information Network (VSIN) were already hanging inside the South Point on Wednesday, when it was announced that Musburger will end his…

Skill Gaming Meets Gambling at MGM Grand in Las Vegas

Apparently, the border dividing casino gambling and video games lies somewhere between a nightclub and a sports book — at least that’s where Hakkasan Group will open a space named Level Up in MGM Grand later this month. Level Up — which Hakkasan describes as a social lounge — will sit between Hakkasan and the…

Las Vegas eSports Arena Opens Soon

Delegates attending next week’s Esports and Casinos Resorts conference in Las Vegas will have the chance to take a tour of the city’s first dedicated esports arena. This opportunity is due to one of the event’s title sponsors being Millennial Esports, the company behind the arena which’ll be a part of the Neonopolis building on…

Nevada Governor Questions NFL Stadium Finances

Gov. Brian Sandoval on Monday asked who would pay for the necessary upgrades to freeways and streets leading to a 65,000-seat domed football stadium proposed by Las Vegas Sands Corp., Majestic Realty and the Oakland Raiders. With a site recommendation anticipated as soon as Aug. 25 among four potential finalists, Sandoval said that he wants…

Steve Wynn Wants Raiders in Las Vegas

Casino tycoon Steve Wynn said he is actively involved in the campaign to bring the Raiders National Football League (NFL) franchise to Las Vegas. Last month it was announced that from next year a National Hockey League (NHL) team will become the first major league to play in the Nevada gambling resort. For many years…

Steve Wynn Jumps into Las Vegas Raiders Campaign

Casino tycoon Steve Wynn said he is actively involved in the campaign to bring the Raiders National Football League (NFL) franchise to Las Vegas. Last month it was announced that from next year a National Hockey League (NHL) team will become the first major league to play in the Nevada gambling resort. For many years…

Las Vegas Raiders Getting Closer to Reality

Mark Davis, the owner of the Oakland Raiders, says that market research studies are being conducted by the team to gather information about relocating the team from Oakland, California to Las Vegas. At the NFL owners meeting Tuesday, Davis said that the initial reports from the studies have come back “positive” regarding the feasibility of…

Las Vegas Newspaper Columnist Quits Over Sheldon Adelson

Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist John L Smith has resigned from the newspaper in protest at a ban on writing about its new owner, Sheldon Adelson. Until this week, Smith, who Adelson once attempted to sue for defamation, wrote a popular column in the Review-Journal on issues facing Las Vegas, from human interest stories to politics.…

Las Vegas Raiders Creeps Closer to Reality

Mark Davis was beaming as he posed with fans behind a black and silver “Las Vegas Raiders” banner. He made a few jokes before delivering a $500 million commitment to a new stadium in the city for his team. Then the owner of the Raiders got serious about the prospects of getting fellow NFL owners…

Las Vegas High Roller Joins “Mile High Club”

A couple found themselves behind bars after police say they tried to join the Vegas version of the mile high club on the Las Vegas Strip. KTNV’s Bryan Callahan reports that Chloe Scordianos and Philip Panzica III are both facing felony charges after police say they were caught on camera getting frisky on the High…

The NFL to Vegas? Adelson Wants to Make it Happen!

Billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is scheduled to meet Friday with Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis about a possible move of the football team to Las Vegas. Adelson, the chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and one of the world’s richest men, wants to build a $1 billion stadium in Las Vegas that would be home to…

Las Vegas Boasts World’s Tallest Observation Wheel

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Shining bright on the Las Vegas Strip, the 550-foot-tall High Roller is a true standout at The LINQ’s outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment promenade. Measuring 520 feet in diameter, the High Roller eclipses both the London Eye and Singapore Flyer. Facing north and south (parallel to Las Vegas Boulevard), the wheel takes 30 minutes to…

Tropicana Purchase Approved by Nevada Regulators

The Nevada Gaming Commission state regulatory body has given its approval to Penn National Gaming’s earlier-announced purchase of the Tropicana Las Vegas land-based facility. As reported by iGaming Business in April, US casino and racetrack operator Penn National struck a deal worth $360 million (€314.2 million) to take ownership of the facility in Las Vegas,…

Treasure Island in Vegas Goes Mobile with Sports Betting

Perennial award-winning resort Treasure Island Hotel and Casino has partnered with Miomni Gaming to launch a state-of-the-art sports betting app, available now on Android and iOS. “We continually evolve our Race & Sports Book to bring the latest in technology to our customers. With mobile usage dominating the marketplace, creating an app was the obvious…