A new study from UNLVs Gaming Research and Review Journal says that when casinos change the percentage of payback on a slot machine by one to two percent players won't notice the difference. The study explains how slot volatility changes payouts and how percentage changes might impact how long player stay on a machine.
There is a controversy over whether the Dotty's chain of slot parlors across Las Vegas should be forced to resemble traditional bars and taverns. Dotty's don't have bar stools or a physical bar but patrons can drink, smoke and play slots like at other establishments. Now, big gaming companies including Station Casinos and The Nevada Resort Association say its time for that to change. We discuss the controversy over Dotty's taverns.
Well, it's official: The Sahara Casino closes its doors on May 16. Why is the longtime Vegas fixture shutting down? How will it impact the Strip, and what does this mean for other similar casinos? Do you have stories to share about the Sahara's golden days?.
Sports books could soon be taking bets on things like election outcomes and winners of reality shows. The Nevada Gaming Commission recently approved rule changes that would allow casinos to take bets on non sporting events.
The Tropicana is undergoing a huge makeover to bring the property back to life after more than 50 years on the strip.
After emerging from bankruptcy executives from the the company that purchased the Tropicana, Onyx Corp.
Another big resort has been sold in bankruptcy but things might be looking up for the gaming industry. New figures show visitation is up and gamblers left more money on the table in the last two months than they have for nearly three years - and that's not even counting what the high-rollers left on the baccarat tables. We talk with Las Vegas Review-Journal Reporter Howard Stutz on the big changes up and down the Strip.
The Nevada labor commissioner says Wynn Las Vegas' controversial policy on tip pooling between dealers and their supervisors is legal. So what does that mean for Wynn's dealers? We talk to two current and one former Wynn dealer about the ruling and where the case goes next.
The House Financial Services Committee recently approved the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act of 2009 which would essentially let Internet Gambling operators take online bets in the U.S.
MGM Mirage has announced plans to sell its interest in the Borgata - the
newest hotel in Atlantic City. It is doing so because New Jersey Gaming
regulators have declared the company's Macau partner Pansy Ho an unsuitable
person to be working with a licensee.
So what went right and what went wrong in the Las Vegas Valley during the boom decade? That's the business of the Urban Land Institute and six local planners give us their take on what was good and bad in land use during the
recent runaway real estate market. They also tell us what we can expect and what we should hope happens over the next decade.
Author James McManus came to Las Vegas a few years ago to cover the World Series of Poker but got a real close-up view because he made the final table. He's back with a new book on poker and the meaning of American life.
Did they lose on Manny Pacquiao? Did they win on the Yankees? And how will
they handle March Madness. Jay Rood from MGM Grand and Art Manteris from
Station Casinos join us to talk about how the big moments in recent months
have played out in the sportsbooks.