Gaming board tracks down Las Vegas tourist after slot machine failed to inform him of jackpot win
Out-of-state player finally gets rightful prize after hours of painstaking detective work
By Kate Northrop
The Nevada Gaming Control Board went on the hunt for an out-of-town winner after a slot machine at a Las Vegas casino failed to inform him of a huge jackpot win.
A slot machine malfunction caused a tourist to walk away from a Las Vegas casino completely unaware that he had won a nearly $230,000 jackpot, but the gaming board was willing to put in the work to make sure the playe ...
Feb 8, 2022, 1:29 pm - Lottery News forum
Winner claims prize for $150 million Powerball lottery ticket sold at CA/NV border
By Todd Northrop
A huge Powerball jackpot was claimed on a ticket sold at a famous lottery store on the border of California and Nevada.
Last month, one winning ticket for the $150 million Powerball was sold at Gold Ranch Lottery on the Nevada-California border near Verdi. On Monday, Bill Lawrence stepped forward as the winner, according to a press release issued by the California Lottery. Lawrence's residency was not disclosed.
The retiree and his wife, who just celebrated their 20th w ...
Dec 20, 2019, 9:44 am - Lottery News forum
Ultimate Poker to become first legal, real-money online poker site in US
But you have to be physically present within the state of Nevada to play
On Tuesday, UltimatePoker.com is expected to launch what will become the country's first fully legal online poker site, with one major catch: it will be limited to those physically present within the state of Nevada.
Neither the site nor state regulators have said precisely what means they will use to determine a player's location, but Nevada state officials said previously that it would be far more extensive than sim ...
Apr 30, 2013, 3:07 pm - Lottery News forum
888 is first online gambling company to win US license
888, a London, UK-listed operator of online casino, bingo and poker games, today announced that it has gained a license to operate in the United States.
The online gaming giant, which is headquartered in and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar, says the Nevada Gaming Commission has approved the licensing of 888 as an 'Interactive Gaming Service Provider' at a meeting held in Las Vegas, and in connection therewith the licensing of its key executives and controlling shareholders.
Mar 23, 2013, 9:54 am - Lottery News forum
Nevada governor signs online gambling bill
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation Thursday legalizing online gambling in Nevada, capping a dizzying day at the Legislature as lawmakers passed the bill through the Assembly and Senate as an emergency measure.
Nevada wanted to beat New Jersey, its East Coast casino rival, to the online gambling punch. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie previously vetoed an online wagering bill but has indicated he may sign an amended version next week.
Sandoval and Nevada legislative leaders said it was im ...
Feb 22, 2013, 6:01 am - Lottery News forum
Nevada lawmakers discuss lottery
Pointless annual exercise?
By Todd Northrop
In what would seem to outside observers to be an annual exercise in futility, the Nevada state legislature has again taken up the issue of creating a state lottery.
With lines for lotto tickets like the one for Mega Millions this week in Primm, California, many residents believe Nevada should keep that money within the state and not send it to California. Some are calling for the state to use lottery-generated funds to beef up the state's educ ...
Mar 28, 2011, 11:25 am - Lottery News forum
Businesses near Nevada border popular for lottery players
For those heading toward Nevada on this lonely stretch of U.S. Highway 93, Rosie's at the Boulder Inn Cafe is the last chance to gamble in Arizona.
For those in Las Vegas, meanwhile, this 77-year-old former truck stop is the closest place to play the Arizona Lottery.
When the Powerball jackpot spikes, people flood to Rosie's over Hoover Dam, 35 miles to the north, said general manager Brad Larsen, whose mother is the cafe's namesake.
It doesn't even get busy until $100 million, he said ...
May 25, 2010, 9:09 am - Lottery News forum
Nevada Gov. flip-flops on lottery
True or not, it doesn't really matter
Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons might not remember it, but the record shows he has flip-flopped on the issue of a state lottery.
Gibbons told a town hall audience in Minden last week, I have no problem with a lottery. As they have for decades, lawmakers are again considering creating a state lottery in Nevada.
Asked about his stance in an interview, Gibbons said, I never have opposed a lottery. When did you hear that?
Gibbons' previous opposition is in ...
May 11, 2009, 6:40 am - Lottery News forum
A Nevada Lottery? The Line Forms in California
On a recent afternoon, lines of customers snaked to the door of the Primm Valley Lotto Store, a bustling hut just over the border in California. The parking lot was packed with cars sporting Nevada license plates.
The hut, on a dead-end street paved for the sole purpose of crossing that border, holds two important distinctions. It is the lottery ticket vendor closest to Las Vegas, 45 miles to the northeast. And it sells more lottery tickets than any other vendor in California, according to th ...
Apr 26, 2009, 12:36 pm - Lottery News forum
Nevada Assembly passes lottery bill
Senate vote is next step
The Nevada Assembly voted Wednesday for a lottery in the nation's No. 1 gambling state, despite arguments that it would compete with slot machines and other games of chance.
AJR7 is the latest version of a plan that since the 1970s has failed about two dozen times to win legislative approval. The measure advanced on a 31-11 vote and now moves to the Senate.
The plan would have to be approved by lawmakers this year and again in 2011 and then go to a public vote.
Apr 17, 2009, 3:06 am - Lottery News forum