With all due respect to the good people of Thackerville, Okla., I am not currently aware of any defensible reason to rumble down their I-35 off-ramp other than to wander, aimlessly and awestruck, around the world’s largest casino. That is, unless you really like tornadoes or porno stores, the two things other than…
Nevada’s ongoing investigations into daily fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel aren’t just impacting sports fans; they’ve affected followers of games like League of Legends and DOTA 2 as well, with fantasy esports site Vulcun forced to cut off players in the state.
It's possible your next trip to Las Vegas could benefit from your many years of video game playing, Kotaku readers. The Las Vegas Sun reports the Nevada senate committee is currently mulling a bill that would would pave the way for regulators to allow games that reward skill.
When 22-year-old Nate Danziger booted up Cordial Minuet, he wasn't sure what to expect. Cordial Minuet, a psychological puzzler from designer Jason Rohrer, asks people to use their own money. You only need a few dollars to start, but it's still real money! Danziger discovered Cordial Minuet because he loved The Castle…
Gambling is illegal in China, super illegal, which is one of the many reasons Macao is now the gambling capital of the world. In China, gambling is often associated with video game arcades. To circumvent gambling in arcades, Shanghai authorities are now putting "black boxes" inside arcade machines.
Listen up. If you are world-class StarCraft player, then you'd probably make an excellent poker pro.
According to some Concerned Experts, the ubiquity of online games with easy-to-circumvent age limits is giving children adorable widdle gambling problems. They grow up so fast!
Shortly after firing about 150 people, Zynga has even better news for investors. It's getting into a sure-thing moneymaker, online gambling.
Part of a striking gallery of images over on Wired, showing Chinese authorities taking the torch to a pile of illegal electronic gambling game machines.
While Final Fantasy XIII was all about getting the job done in a timely fashion, Final Fantasy XIII-2 gives the player plenty of time to relax between tasks. Check out some of the more entertaining diversions tucked away in next week's sequel.
You gotta know when to hold them, know when to fold then and know when to press X. According to new research, teenage players who game a considerable amount have an enlarged area of the brain's "reward hub", the area with a high concentration of dopamine.
Irony seems to fail the person who has alleged Chuck E. Cheese's ticket-dispensing games sow gambling addiction in little children, and filed a lawsuit in California seeking a $5 million jackpot.
In case you needed proof that online poker sites were shady, the Department of Justice has unsealed an indictment against the founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker, charging defendants with bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling.
Nintendo, the world's family-friendly video game maker, formed under less virtuous auspices. Before Nintendo made video games, they made playing cards for gangsters and ran their own love hotel, which some assert their own president frequented—during work. Saucy!
After struggling for years to overcome his ring addiction, Sonic the Hedgehog finally loses it deep within the Casino Night Zone. Luckily he's got his best friend to back him up, sort of.
Those looking to drop some money on pachinko can head to their neighborhood parlor in the hope of winning some extra scratch. Those looking to spend ¥7,000 (US$85) and win nothing but satisfaction, get this.
The common assumption is that "Nintendo" (任天堂) means "leave luck to heaven" or even "to leave one's fortune in the hands of fate". Those assumptions, however, could be wrong.
While it appears that nearly all of these 600 video game machines are used for gambling, it doesn't make their death at the hand of Chinese police any less tragic. I can see copies of World of Warcraft going into a bonfire next.