| Dec 30, 2013
Illinois lawmakers promised years ago to finally get rid of video poker machines that had long gone unregulated and untaxed in dark corners of bars across the state.
In turn, they legalized video gambling machines that were taxed and tightly controlled....
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:58 AM
A last-minute rush of ticket buying could push the Mega Millions jackpot into record territory before the drawing on Tuesday, lottery officials say.
As of early Tuesday, the jackpot stood at $586 million -- the second-largest in the game's history --...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:30 PM
LONDON -- Altitude Film Sales has closed international distribution deals on 14 films, including "Big Game," an action adventure starring Samuel L. Jackson as the U.S. President.
"Big Game," which is written and directed by Jalmari Helander ("Rare...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:42 PM
When Orioles season-ticket holders receive their renewal packages in the mail over the next few days, they will find slightly higher average ticket prices and an expanded version of the variable-pricing plan the club has used for single-game ticket...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Cyber Monday has been the largest online shopping holiday in the past two years, according to Shop.org, an arm of the National Retail Federation that focuses on Internet retailers.
Generally, bargain experts agree that Cyber Monday, which is Monday,...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 3:52 AM
It's Freebie Friday magically morphs into Shopping Saturday! I've put together a coupon-friendly edition of pre-Black Friday deals so you can get a head start on holiday shopping without the hassle of standing in line on Thanksgiving or Black Friday. I've...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Get your game face on, folks.
Contrary to what the calendar may say, Black Friday is not a week from today. It's now.
Of course, all of the doorbuster deals and early store openings will take place over Thanksgiving weekend, but you have a shot at...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Even before Microsoft launches its Xbox One on Friday, analysts already are calling Sony's PlayStation 4 the clear victor in the new console war this year.
Many U.S. holiday shoppers have picked the video game console they plan to buy this season, with...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Two new pricey videogame consoles from Sony and Microsoft are hitting retail shelves during the busy holiday shopping season -- normally the perfect time of year, given that the games biz typically generates much of its sales during the period.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:30 PM
The September release of Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto V" may have broken sales records with its single-day $800 million haul, but gamers have opted to wait on buying other high-profile games until Sony and Microsoft launch their next-generation...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says a "technical error" caused its website to offer absurdly low pricing Wednesday morning, touching off a buying frenzy.
Many products were more than 90% off their list price, with televisions and computer monitors going for $8,...