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She Won Big at the Casino. Her Drive Home Was Terrifying

Authorities say Iowa man ran woman's car off road, stole the $18K she'd just won

(Newser) - What should've been a night of celebration turned into a night of terror for an Iowa woman who'd just won $18,000 at an Iowa casino. One suspect has since been arrested. According to a criminal complaint, 30-year-old Timothy Spencer of Berwick witnessed the woman hit it big...

In March, US Casinos Raked in a Record Sum

$5.3B was the highest single-month total ever, American Gaming Association says

(Newser) - Inflation may be soaring, supply chains remain snarled, and the coronavirus just won't go away, but America's casinos are humming right along, recording the best month in their history in March. The American Gaming Association, the gambling industry's national trade group, said Wednesday that US commercial casinos...

Cops: Banned Magician Entering Casino Was Just the Start

Shaun Benward accused of scamming Pennsylvania casino—and not for the first time

(Newser) - A self-described "magician" and "illusionist" with a long history of scamming casinos has allegedly struck again. Shaun Joseph Benward, 35, of Ocean Springs, Miss., is accused of working with 42-year-old Denielle Yvonne Derohan of Gulfport, Miss., to steal more than $10,000 from Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pa....

Restaurant's New Hire Talks, Plays Music, and Works for Free

Faced with worker shortage, Tin Lizzie's in Deadwood, SD, recruited a robot server

(Newser) - At the Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort in Deadwood, SD, a labor shortage left management scrambling to figure out a way to alleviate current workers' stresses. "We thought outside the box," Assistant General Manager Josh Thurmes tells Local 12 in introducing the casino eatery's newest staffer: a robot...

He Won $230K on Vegas Slots and Didn't Even Know It

After casino machine malfunction, Nevada gaming agency's meticulous detective work finds winner

(Newser) - A tourist who visited Las Vegas last month got lucky not once, but twice after he won a huge jackpot from a slot machine and never even realized it. CNN reports on the Nevada Gaming Control Board's "exhaustive" search for the Arizona man after the slot machine he...

Oneida Casino Gunman Can't Find Target, Kills Anyway

Gunman is dead, along with 2 others

(Newser) - A gunman killed two people at a Wisconsin casino restaurant and seriously wounded a third before he was killed by police late Saturday, in what authorities said appeared to be a targeted attack, per the AP . Brown County Sheriff's Lt. Kevin Pawlak said investigators believe the gunman was seeking...

City Is Auctioning Chance to Dynamite Trump Plaza

Funds will benefit Atlantic City charity

(Newser) - Part of President Trump's former empire is going to come crashing down next month—and Atlantic City wants to use the moment to raise money for a good cause. The former Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino is being dynamited on Jan. 29, and the city is auctioning off the...

12-Year-Old's Parents Sneak Her Into Casino
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Parents of Girl, 12, Sneak Her Into Casino, Let Her Gamble

Australia casino has been fined, heavily

(Newser) - Three minors were caught gambling at a casino in Sydney, Australia, that has now been fined $64,500 for the incidents. The youngest was a 12-year-old girl whose own mother is shown on surveillance video sneaking her into the Star casino via an exit door, CNN reports; the girl can...

Hundreds Went to the Casino. 200-Plus Got Sick

'How it started at this point doesn't really matter anymore': health official on La. norovirus outbreak

(Newser) - An outbreak of norovirus at a southwestern Louisiana casino has left at least 200 people sick and has prompted an investigation by state health officials. The Department of Health confirmed Thursday that the illnesses reported at L'Auberge Casino in Lake Charles last weekend were norovirus-related, news outlets report. The...

Angry Gambler Does This
Angry Gambler Does This

Angry Gambler Does This

She had been kicked out of the Cannery casino

(Newser) - Police say a woman who was angered when she was kicked out of a Las Vegas-area casino intentionally drove her motorhome into the building, injuring a custodian, the AP reports. North Las Vegas Police spokesman Eric Leavitt says the 50-year-old woman was ejected from the Cannery casino Friday morning and...

Bellagio Heist Goes South, Suspect Is Shot

Vegas police officer also injured but has already been treated and released from hospital

(Newser) - "I'm in the poker room and we've been locked in for an hour, not even bathroom, no joke!" That was just one of the tweets that allegedly emerged from inside the Bellagio casino and hotel during an attempted heist in Las Vegas Friday night. Las Vegas...

$5 Bet, 1-in-20M Odds, and Now He's a Millionaire

New Jersey man pulls a 6-card royal flush at Borgata casino

(Newser) - A man playing poker at an Atlantic City casino has won $1 million on a $5 bet. The man, identified only as Lakewood resident "Harold M.," made the three-card poker "6 Card Bonus" bet Saturday afternoon at the Borgata Hotel Casino, per the AP and the Press ...

$1.2M Casino Scam Gets 2 Into Nevada's Famous 'Black Book'

Anthony Grant Granito, James Russell Cooper banned from state casinos after ripping off Bellagio

(Newser) - Thirty-two people appear in Nevada's "black book"—the Gaming Control Board's list of personae non gratae in the state's casinos. Anthony Grant Granito and James Russell Cooper just became Nos. 33 and 34, thanks to their role in scamming the Bellagio out of $1.2...

Casino Employee Walks Away From Keys, and $193K Is Taken

Wind Creek Montgomery casino suffered a theft on Aug. 10

(Newser) - Misplaced keys usually don't result in federal charges, but that was apparently the case in Alabama. The Montgomery Advertiser reports Timothy Dean Pettiway has been charged with theft from a gaming establishment on Indian lands after allegedly stealing $192,800 from Wind Creek Montgomery casino on Aug. 10. Federal...

Allegations Mount Against Steve Wynn
Allegations Mount
Against Steve Wynn

Allegations Mount Against Steve Wynn

2 women say he assaulted them in the 1970s

(Newser) - Steve Wynn, who resigned as CEO of Wynn Resorts last week amid sexual misconduct claims, is facing two new allegations of assault, but charges are unlikely: Both allegations date from the 1970s. Police in Las Vegas say two women filed reports days after a Wall Street Journal report on a...

Top Gambler Won't Get $10.2M After Court Rules He Cheated

Phil Ivey has been fighting for the money since 2012

(Newser) - Professional poker champ Phil Ivey won't be getting the $10.2 million he thought he won from a London casino, the Guardian reports. The 40-year-old, whom the BBC calls "the Tiger Woods of poker," was found to have cheated in order to win the money while playing...

Cops: Teacher Blew Student Activity Cash on Penny Slots

Michigan's Lydia Johnson accused of lifting $31K from dance, trip funds

(Newser) - Last year, Lydia Johnson is said to have blown $90,000 at the MGM Grand Detroit casino, which would be a lot of your own money to lose, let alone someone else's. And a chunk of it was allegedly someone else's. Macomb County authorities say the 29-year-old Dakota...

Woman Sues Casino That Won't Pay Her $43M Jackpot

Casino says slot machine was having 'obvious malfunction'

(Newser) - "I feel like they did me real dirty," Katrina Bookman tells the New York Daily News . Last August, Bookman was on top of the world when a slot machine at Resorts World Casino in New York informed her she had won nearly $43 million . According to CNN , it...

Philippine Cops: Casino Attacker Was Indebted Gambler

Dismiss ISIS' claims that Friday attack was terror-related

(Newser) - The lone suspect behind a deadly attack on a casino and shopping complex in Manila was a heavily indebted Filipino gambling addict, police said Sunday, bolstering their claim that the assault was not terrorism-related . The man's family confirmed his identity as Jessie Carlos—a married father of three and...

Gunman in Casino Attack to Guests: 'Get Out! Get Out!'

Security footage of Philippines rampage released, cops don't think it was terrorism

(Newser) - The gunman in a deadly casino rampage in the Philippines was seen on security camera footage firing his gun in the air, setting fires, and shooting at security forces as he moved through the building during an attack that left at least 38 people dead, the AP reports. ISIS has...

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