Chris Sieroty / Las Vegas Review-Journal

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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:

  • Nevada Approves Payment Processor

    24 Apr 2013

    SecureTrading Inc., a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of UC Group, has been licensed by Nevada gaming regulators to provide online gambling payment processing, identification verification and geo-location services, the company said Monday. “We began developing our tailored payments, ID verification and geolocation solution for the U.S. market a few years back in anticipation if a regulated […]

  • Palms’ Spends $50 million on Upgrades to Accomodate Aging Clientele

    11 Apr 2013

    Joseph Magliarditi is confident the $50 million invested in upgrades to the Palms is money well-spent. After more than a decade of successfully luring thousands of 20- and 30-somethings and locals to the off-Strip property with its popular Ditch Friday parties and The Real World suite, the Palms needed to change its look. So, the […]

  • Wynn Unveils Plans for Boston Casino-Resort

    04 Apr 2013

    Wynn Resorts Ltd. on Wednesday unveiled plans for Wynn Everett, a roughly $1.5 billion resort it hopes to build next to the Mystic River in Massachusetts, as the Las Vegas-based gaming company looks to capture the sole Boston-area casino license. Wynn Resorts said Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn did not attend the event. President and […]

  • Nevada Lawmakers Consider Novelty Bets on Presidential Elections

    02 Apr 2013

    In Europe, it’s known as novelty betting. Bookmakers from Paddy Power to William Hill post odds and take bets on a variety of activities, from who looks good to win the Nobel Prizes this year to whether Prince Harry’s next girlfriend will be a blonde or a brunette and who might host the Oscars in […]

  • Nevada Seeks Public Input on Interstate Poker Regulations

    01 Apr 2013

    The Nevada Gaming Commission is seeking public comment before drafting interstate online poker regulations under the recently passed Assembly Bill 114. Signed last month by Gov. Brian Sandoval, AB114 allows Nevada to enter into compacts with other states to offer Internet poker and other online gambling in the participating states. The five-member commission must draft […]

  • New Jersey Casinos to Offer Daily Fantasy Sports Tournaments

    25 Mar 2013

    With its plans to legalize sports gambling held up in federal court, New Jersey is allowing casinos to offer daily fantasy games as an alternative. The states Division of Gaming Enforcement has published regulations establishing standards for casinos to offer fantasy sports tournaments starting April 22. The casinos can charge patrons an entry fee and […]

  • Go Canada?

    19 Mar 2013

    A Las Vegas-based gaming company has sent a letter to Toronto’s city manager expressing its interest in building a luxury casino-resort. Much of the public debate on this issue has centered around a false choice between an outdated big-box slots model and no casino, Gamal Aziz, president and COO of Wynn Resorts Development, wrote in […]

  • Run It Twice?

    01 Mar 2013

    , who will step down in June after 18 years as president and CEO of the American Gaming Association, said Wednesday he believes a comprehensive federal bill legalizing online poker will be brought back to Capitol Hill this year. Fahrenkopf expects Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, to reintroduce an Internet poker-only bill in the House. Barton […]

  • Economic Forecast Calls for Slow, Steady Recovery in Nevada

    19 Feb 2013

    While acknowledging Southern Nevada’s economy was slowly improving, economist John Restrepo said there was more work to do before the region’s economy was truly healthy. “This isn’t you father’s recession,” Restrepo said during a presentation Thursday at City National Bank’s Economic Forecast and Market Update for 2013. “It’s a whole different world out there.” He […]

  • Modest Recovery Continues to Show in Gaming

    12 Feb 2013

    Nevada’s casino industry posted its third straight annual gaming revenue increase in 2012 as the industry continues its modest recovery amid a sluggish economy. Analysts noted the results were helped by high-end baccarat play, the game that has bolstered the industry’s bottom line since Las Vegas companies began doing business in Macau in 2004. Statewide, […]