Nevada casinos boost occupancy up a notch to 35 percent

Nevada casinos, particularly those in Las Vegas have always been the bellwether of the gambling industry. If Nevada is doing well, it's likely that the rest of the business is doing well, too. If Nevada casinos are struggling, like they were in 2008, it's likely that casinos all over the world are hurting, too. That's…

Boyd Gaming readies cashless gambling test in Nevada

Are Nevada's glittering gambling palaces ready for the cashless gaming technology? That's the question that officials from Boyd Gaming are presenting Nevada gambling regulators as they move forward with a test of their BoydPay Digital Wallet technology. If successfully implemented, BoydPay has the potential to be a glittering success story in the post-pandemic gambling business.…

Nevada casino gaming revenue was as bad as you can imagine

It's really hard to overstate what a calamitous year 2020 was for Nevada's casino gaming industry. From a 78-day closure, when no money was coming in, to a public that's still reluctant to travel, there was hardly any good news to be had from the birthplace of modern casino gambling in 2020. Not surprisingly, 2020…

$77.1 million November Nevada sports betting revenue breaks record

Regulated sports betting in the United States is one of the biggest success stories in the gambling industry over the last 12 months. In state after state, regulators are reporting eye-popping revenue numbers that are quite pleasing to the folks at state revenue departments. But the phenomenon of is not isolated to states where legal…

Nevada casinos see boost through August 2019

August 2019 turned out to be a good month for Nevada casinos as American football returned full bore and a good month for slots made a late summer resurgence. For the month, Nevada's combined gaming might showed a 4.3 percent boost over August 2018 while pulling in a cool $952.4 million in revenue. Leading the…

Nevada Gaming Commission approves wagering on local baseball games

The Nevada Gaming Commission is rolling back a decades-old ruling that banned wagering on baseball games that are played within the borders of their state. It's yet another example of the diminishing influence of the professional sports leagues on sports betting in the United States. The ban, which had been in place since 1985, was…

Wynn Resorts catch $20 million fine from Nevada gaming regulators

Wynn Resorts was issued a record $20 million fine by the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) for its failure to adequately investigate sexual harassment claims made against its found and former CEO, Steve Wynn. The fine was a major statement by the NGC whose previous record high fine was $5.5 million issued to Cantor Gaming for…

Nevada nixes MLB request to halt spring training bets

Gaming regulators in Nevada are rejecting a request from Major League Baseball (MLB) to stop taking bets on spring training games. It's the latest example of a professional sports league making an absurd demand to the gaming industry, and getting rebuffed in the process. According to a report from the Associated Press, MLB officials made…

Nevada bettors fail to break Super Bowl wagering record

Sunday's Super Bowl match up between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams was not exactly an exciting game. It featured two teams that aren't exactly beloved across the country; not much in the way of scoring; and a halftime show that was dry as white toast, but none of that mattered to…

CG Technology catches $2 million fine from Nevada Gaming Commission

CG Technology was hit with a $2 million fine from the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) for a variety of sloppy regulatory and operational errors that have dogged the sports betting operator for years. Along the way, company officials managed to insult commissioners with a low ball counteroffer that practically laughed out of the room. CGT's…