IGT says it will lay off about 7% of its workforce, citing soft domestic and international markets.
Atari’s 1981 hit Centipede is an antique in the video game world, but it’s the hottest new thing in the casino industry. Slot machine manufacturers are rolling out a raft of games inspired by the penny arcade, hoping to attract middle-aged gamblers with a dose of nostalgia and the promise of finally cashing in on all those hours spent in front of a screen.
A regulator says Whitney Houston’s 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, isn’t going to be prosecuted on an underage gambling allegation in Las Vegas.
A family vacation almost turned sour for actor Neil Patrick Harris, after a casino threatened to slap him and partner-slash-fellow-actor David Burkta with a $10,000 fine for allowing one of their twins near the slot machines.
60 Minutes is calling Las Vegas gambler and businessman Billy Walters, the most feared sports gambler in history.
The gaming industry is blasting a report on the CBS news program “60 Minutes” that claimed the latest slot machines have created compulsive gamblers.