Chris Sieroty / Las Vegas Review-Journal

Gaming Beat Reporter

Chris is a gaming industry and casino beat reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. His stories appear on Pokerati via syndication with Stephens Media Gaming Wire.

Posts by Chris Sieroty / Las Vegas Review-Journal:

  • Tribal Gaming Hardly Appeased by Congressional Inaction

    In face of online poker, some advocates fight against off-reservation casinos
    30 Sep 2013

    Some people in Congress believe American Indians struck it rich with the establishment of tribal gaming and the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in the late 1980s. But serious problems with education, health care, unemployment and housing remain. Tribes are also dealing with the effect of Internet gaming on their business, off-reservation casinos […]

  • South Point Becomes 4th Vegas Op to Offer Mobile Sports Wagering

    Live casino deposits and cash-outs for Nevada app bettors
    10 Sep 2013

    South Point has become the fourth company to offer a mobile betting app after launching its service Tuesday at five Nevada locations, including four in Las Vegas. The app, available for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Android tablets, is free to download and resembles the William Hill app that has been available in Nevada for […]

  • Wynn Eager to Go Online in New Jersey (with New Interactive Company)

    Atlantic City suddenly more attractive with internet gaming in play
    23 Aug 2013

    After recently describing Atlantic City’s casinos as “the enemy,” Steve Wynn is now looking to cash in on online gambling in New Jersey. The state, which has seen gaming revenues from its traditional brick-and-mortar casinos decline steadily over the last few years, legalized online gambling earlier this year and some sites are expected to debut […]

  • Daily Fantasy Sports: Game of Skill or Unregulated Legal Loophole?

    16 Aug 2013

    Sports fans are wagering thousands of dollars on the performance of professional athletes each day online, and it is all perfectly legal. Known as daily fantasy sports, the games are part of an exemption to federal law banning online gambling. In daily fantasy sports, winners aren’t determined by the outcome of a single game or […]

  • More Rungood for Macau

    Analysts see more than $3.5 billion a month in Chinese gaming revenue
    11 Jul 2013

    Macau gaming revenue grew 21.1 percent in June, as the world’s largest casino market continues to benefit from a nonstop supply of middle-class Chinese gamblers eager to place their bets in the former Portuguese colony. Gambling revenue in the Chinese territory, just across the strait from Hong Kong, rose to $3.54 billion, according to figures […]

  • New Jersey + Canada vs. Pro Sports Leagues

    NHL and NFL try to stop expanded betting options as casinos jockey for position
    22 Jun 2013

    As New Jersey prepares for its next court hearing on Wednesday over its efforts to legalize sports betting, gaming officials in Canada are urging lawmakers to vote on a bill legalizing Las Vegas-style sports books. A bill introduced almost two years ago would allow Canadians to wager on a single sporting event at a time. […]

  • UNLV Expands Curriculum with Gaming Innovation Program

    Focus on technology to keep Nevada in front of industry drivers
    28 May 2013

    Mark Yoseloff spent a career designing, developing and manufacturing electronic games. Whether it was handheld football in the early 1980s at Coleco Industries or slot machines at Bally Technologies in the 1990s or SHFL Entertainment Inc. in the early 2000s, Yoseloff has seen technology evolve over the past 30 years. Today, a trustee with the […]

  • Las Vegas Sands Sees Record Q1 Profit of $572 million

    Singapore, China dominance key in Adelson's latest win
    14 May 2013

    Las Vegas Sands Corp., the gaming company controlled by billionaire Sheldon Adelson, reported first-quarter earnings Wednesday that easily surpassed analysts’ estimates as growth at its Macau properties accelerated. The casino company last year increased its share of the Macau market with the opening of Sands Cotai Central, its fourth casino in the Chinese gambling enclave. […]

  • Cantor Gaming Sets up Mobile Sports Betting in Bahamas

    Vegas company partners with longtime PCA host property
    13 May 2013

    Cantor Gaming signed a deal Thursday with the Atlantis casino in the Bahamas to provide the resort with mobile casino gaming and mobile sports wagering, as well as a new sports book. This is the first mobile wagering deal involving the Atlantis, according to the Las Vegas-based gaming company. Terms of the deal were not […]

  • William Hill Spends $649 Million to Reacquire Online Stake

    Hmm, so that's what 29 percent of an online sportsbook is worth these days ...
    29 Apr 2013

    William Hill Plc said Monday that it has completed its $649 million acquisition of the 29 percent stake in William Hill Online held by gaming software firm Playtech Ltd. Playtech also will receive its share of profits in William Hill Online that have accrued since Jan. 1, an amount to be disclosed at a later […]