TACOMA — A Washington state agency has hired New Jersey consultants to prepare an economic market study on gambling in the state.
Date: 04/25/2016 | Business Wire
NORTH BEND, Ore. — The Coquille Indian Tribe is calling for a state lottery campaign to be changed, calling it insensitive to indigenous people.
Date: 04/21/2016 | Northwest
LAS VEGAS — It was Final Four weekend, and James Riviello was in a mood to make some serious money. The professional gambler sat in a puffy tan leather chair inside the mammoth Westgate Casino sports book, a realm the size of a Costco warehouse, with eight super screens showing his favorite sport...
Date: 04/09/2016 | Nation & World
One moment, 20-year-old Craigory Burch Jr. was a small-town forklift operator who had hit it big — winning a $400,000 lottery jackpot and posing with an oversize check.The next, he was standing face to face with his killers.
Date: 03/29/2016 | Nation & World
The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas has hired the investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd. to explore a possible sale, according to people with knowledge of the matter, becoming one of at least three properties to come on the market as tourism improves.
Date: 03/05/2016 | Business Wire
LAS VEGAS — A drop in the number of people playing the table game baccarat and a comparatively busy January a year ago contributed to a 2.9 percent decrease in Nevada casino winnings last month, according to regulatory data made public Friday.Overall, the house won...
Date: 02/26/2016 | Business Wire
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against two daily fantasy sports sites, claiming the businesses are operating illegal online sports betting.
Date: 01/26/2016 | Northwest
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A casino vice president plotted with a cocktail waitress and a gambler to steal more than $400,000 from a northeastern Pennsylvania casino, orchestrating a scam involving stolen identities and free slots play, authorities said.Robert Pellegrini, a...
Date: 01/21/2016 | Nation & World
Seniors forced to socialize in secret to play low-stakes card games
Date: 01/20/2016 | Local News
OLYMPIA — Playing fantasy sports to win money in Washington is illegal.
Date: 01/16/2016 | Local News
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lottery officials verified Friday that a longtime resident of the small town of Munford, Tennessee, bought one of three tickets winning the world-record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot.Tennessee Lottery executive Rebecca Hargrove made the big announcement.
Date: 01/15/2016 | Nation & World
LOS ANGELES — An eye-popping and unprecedented Powerball jackpot whose rise to $1.6 billion became a national fascination will be split three ways.
Date: 01/14/2016 | Nation & World
OMAHA, Neb. — Disappointed you didn’t win the Powerball jackpot this weekend? Don’t be.
Date: 01/09/2016 | Nation & World
Powerball announced the six winning numbers for a record jackpot of nearly $950 million on Saturday, setting off a scramble among hopeful lottery players across the country to check if they held a lucky ticket.
Date: 01/08/2016 | Nation & World
Evidence shows that most people who make it to the top 1 percent of income earners usually don't stay at the top for very long.But the person who wins the $800 million Powerball Jackpot during Saturday night's drawing, assuming one person wins the entire pot, will have such...
Date: 01/08/2016 | Business Wire
DES MOINES, Iowa — A lottery official says the estimated prize for this weekend's Powerball drawing is the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history.
Date: 01/07/2016 | Nation & World
DEMING, Wash. — The Nooksack River Casino in Deming has closed its doors.The Bellingham Herald reported a sign on the casino door Friday said it’s closed and that an announcement would come about how people can cash in tickets and chips.
Date: 12/12/2015 | Northwest
ORLANDO, Fla. — Someone was suspicious of Zelda King and her gang of gambling grandmas.
Date: 11/29/2015 | Nation & World
OLYMPIA — The variety of laws related to fantasy sports games in Washington state and across the country were discussed before a Senate committee in Washington state Friday, where lawmakers also discussed a bill that proposes legalizing casual, season-long fantasy leagues.
Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest
You have to put up with a lot to be a football fan. There’s the sinking feeling of watching your team fall to 4-5, the moral quandary of watching young men
Date: 11/20/2015 | Web Monkey
Residents of Washington state have to sit on the sidelines when they see the ubiquitous ads on television for DraftKings and FanDuel, two online purveyors of fantasy sports that allow participants to select teams of professional football, baseball and basketball athletes with the...
Date: 11/17/2015 | Editorials
SEATTLE — The New York attorney general’s decision that daily fantasy sports betting sites FanDuel and DraftKings are illegal gambling operations in his state is a blow to the companies, but the multibillion-dollar industry could have more legal headaches yet to come.
Date: 11/11/2015 | Sports
LAS VEGAS — Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip is getting a $75 million upgrade for its 50th birthday despite facing a complicated bankruptcy reorganization and millions of dollars in fines.
Date: 10/24/2015 | Business Wire
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A poker player is going to prison for bringing millions of dollars in counterfeit chips to a tournament and then breaking the plumbing when he flushed them down a toilet to hide the evidence.
Date: 10/22/2015 | Nation & World
They worship at the high altar of football. They're everywhere. I don't give a fig about football, but the cult surrounds me. In the offseason, the devotees were stomping the floor over Tom Brady and a football's air pressure. They demanded to know my opinion on the matter. That I had...
Date: 10/20/2015 | Opinion Columnists
LAS VEGAS — Daily fantasy sports sites have been dealt a setback with Nevada regulators ordering them out of the state unless they get a gambling license — a decision that’s likely to be closely watched by other states that allow gambling.
Date: 10/17/2015 | Business Wire
LAS VEGAS — Two former casino dealers and two friends are being accused of siphoning more than $1 million off craps tables over two years by quietly paying phantom bets at a posh Las Vegas Strip resort.
Date: 10/01/2015 | Nation & World
AIRWAY HEIGHTS — In some ways, Gov. Jay Inslee controls the economic future of the Spokane Tribe of Indians.Inslee has the final say on whether the tribe can build a big casino resort complex in a suburb of Spokane.
Date: 09/08/2015 | Business Wire
PASCO — People who like to buy Washington lottery tickets in advance of upcoming drawings will be out of luck for the near future.
Date: 07/02/2015 | Northwest
For gamblers skilled at counting cards, it can be especially risky to play at America's tribal casinos: Those who have gotten caught tell stories of seized winnings, wrongful detentions, or worse.Casino bosses everywhere have ways of making so-called "advantage...
Date: 07/02/2015 | Business Wire
ATLANTA — With the nation’s economy at its healthiest since the Great Recession, a surprising trend is emerging among the states — large budget gaps.
Date: 05/10/2015 | Nation & World
PITTSBURGH — The humans won!The question now, though, is how long can they hold off the computer?The two-week long "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence" poker tournament at Rivers Casino on the North Side, closely watched around the world by...
Date: 05/09/2015 | Nation & World