A new study has found a connection between social isolation and a tendency to take risks with money.
Rep. Joe Barton wants to help gamblers stay on the couch.
The state Gaming Control Board reports Nevada casinos won $897.3 million in May, posting a 1.37 percent increase from the same month a year ago.
Most people still think the U.S. gambling industry is anchored in Las Vegas, with its booming Strip and 24/7 action, a place where years of alluring marketing campaigns have helped scrub away the taint of past corruption.
Bad luck with craps and baccarat, plus a missing Sunday, kept Nevada casino revenue flat in April.
Gamblers who prefer their laptops to blackjack tables could be getting a boost from Washington.
State revenues aren’t expected to improve dramatically from a forecast made six months ago by an independent panel of business experts.
Poker devotees will soon be able to skip the smoky casino and legally gamble their dollars away on the couch — at least in the state of Nevada.
State officials say Nevada casino revenue jumped 15 percent in February compared with a year earlier, led by big gains on the Las Vegas Strip.
Casinos in Macau took in more than $3.9 billion during March. How does that compare with Las Vegas?