Howard Stutz / Las Vegas Review-Journal

Inside Gaming

Howard Stutz is the gaming industry writer and news reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He blogs regularly for the paper on the RJ's Inside Gaming blog. His stories and posts appear on Pokerati via syndication with the Stephens Media GamingWire.

Posts by Howard Stutz / Las Vegas Review-Journal:

  • Vegas Locals Casino Market Showing Signs of Economic Rebound

    12 Jul 2013

    The locals gaming market has suffered enough. Gaming revenues produced by casinos in North Las Vegas, along the Boulder Strip, in Henderson and throughout unincorporated Clark County are down a collective 2.6 percent through April. By comparison, during the first four months of 2013, gaming revenues have climbed 4.7 percent on the Strip and 1.8 […]

  • Caesars Exec Readies Ship for Next Online Wave

    07 Jul 2013

    Life is about to get more complicated for Caesars Interactive Entertainment CEO Mitch Garber. He wouldn’t have it any other way. With the World Series of Poker nearing the end of its six-week run at the Rio, Garber’s attention will focus on launching the tournament’s pay-to-play regulated online gaming website in Nevada. Caesars Interactive — […]

  • State by State by State by …

    28 Jun 2013

    No one can say for certain how much New Jersey’s online gaming market will actually be worth. State regulators, lawmakers, casino industry insiders and Wall Street analysts have estimated Internet wagers could generate as much as $1.2 billion in gaming revenues in the first year — roughly 40 percent of what Atlantic City’s 12 casinos […]

  • Carnival Thrills Coming to the Rio

    20 Jun 2013

    A zip line-like thrill ride will connect the two towers of the Rio and send guests soaring more than 400 feet above the off-Strip hotel-casino. The attraction, dubbed the VooDoo Skyline, is expected to open this summer, officials with the project said Wednesday. Rides will start from the VooDoo Lounge, atop the Rio’s 50-story Masquerade […]

  • Nothing to See Here …

    19 Jun 2013

    State gaming regulators cautioned the casino industry Monday about the use of Google Glass by customers, saying the wearable computers could be used as a cheating device by gamblers. In a memo published last week on the Gaming Control Board website, Enforcement Division Chief Jerry Markling said casinos were encouraged “to prohibit the wearing and […]

  • Don’t Expect a Nevada Lottery Any Time Soon

    19 Jun 2013

    Let’s halt one rumor before it gains traction. Scientific Games Corp.’s $1.5 billion acquisition of slot machine manufacturer WMS Industries doesn’t mean a statewide lottery is headed to Nevada. New York-based Scientific Games provides lottery systems and equipment to U.S. states, Canadian provinces and foreign governments. The company was actively seeking to acquire a traditional […]

  • Caesars Reacquires WSOP Freeplay Game from EA Sports

    18 Jun 2013

    Caesars Interactive Entertainment announced it was forming a social poker development studio to expand the free-to-play World Series of Poker game through its Playtika division. The Montreal-based subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, which owns the World Series of Poker brand, will add a social gaming format of the tournament to its free-to-play slot machine, casino game […]

  • PokerStars CEO Pays $50 Million for Clean Bill of Legal Health

    18 Jun 2013

    The chief executive of online gaming giant PokerStars agreed to forfeit $50 million to federal prosecutors to rid his himself of a two-year-old complaint filed by the U.S. government. In a settlement agreement this week with the Department of Justice, the money being paid by PokerStars CEO Mark Scheinberg is based on allegations contained in […]

  • From Poker-Only to Poker-Plus

    13 Jun 2013

    A New York congressman introduced legislation last week to legalize all forms of Internet wagering by establishing a federal licensing and regulatory system. Internet gaming supporters quickly applauded the measure, authored by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., which goes beyond previous attempts to legalize just online poker. Others expressed caution and wanted to take a closer […]

  • Nevada Online Poker Rivalry Brewing

    13 Jun 2013

    Sometimes karma can bite you in the butt. World Series of Poker Executive Director Ty Stewart [recently] experienced that pain. Recently, Stewart made light of early troubles that befell Ultimate Poker, the first legal pay-to-play online gambling website in the U.S., which launched April 30. First, Ultimate was caught using an unlicensed and much maligned […]