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Criminal Justice | Gaming

Nevada Supreme Court rules in favor of former hair stylist sued for defamation by Steve Wynn over sexual misconduct allegations

September 4th, 2020 - 2:00am
In a three-justice opinion issued Tuesday, members of the court reversed a lower court’s decision and ruled in favor of Jorgen Nielsen in an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss a defamation claim filed by Wynn in April 2018. The lawsuit was filed after the former hair stylist went on the record for a Wall Street Journal investigation into Wynn’s alleged sexual harassment against employees that ultimately contributed to his departure from the publicly traded casino company.

Gaming | Technology

Digital and cashless gaming technology viewed as bringing casinos into the 21st century

June 22nd, 2020 - 2:00am
Cashless gaming has been used on slot machines throughout the casino industry for at least two decades, although it wasn’t initially accepted by customers. When the original systems, dubbed ticket-in/ticket-out, were introduced, they confused older slot players, who didn’t understand why winnings came out in the form of a ticket voucher, rather than cash, which they had originally loaded into the machine.

Economy & Business | Gaming

Sportsbooks see betting enthusiasm, especially via mobile apps, even as athletic events are slow to return

June 19th, 2020 - 2:00am
For nearly three months — a time period normally marked by March Madness, the debut of Major League Baseball and professional hockey and basketball playoffs — all was quiet in Nevada’s sportsbooks. Now, the familiar hum of activity inside these sports-viewing meccas is returning despite a coronavirus-altered athletic landscape.

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