‘Loser’: How a Lifelong Fear Bookended Trump’s Presidency

The president’s inability to concede the election is the latest reality-denying moment in a career preoccupied with an epithet.

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$421 Million in Debt: Trump Calls It ‘a Peanut,’ but Challenges Lie Ahead

The president on Thursday played down big loans he guaranteed for his struggling businesses. But much of that debt is soon to come due in the midst of declining revenue and an I.R.S. audit that could cost him over $100 million.

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Trump Calls $421 Million Debt ‘a Peanut,’ but Challenges Lie Ahead

The president on Thursday played down big loans he guaranteed for his struggling businesses. But much of that debt is soon to come due in the midst of declining revenue and an I.R.S. audit that could cost him over $100 million.

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N.F.L. Embraces Sports Betting As Raiders Open Las Vegas Stadium

Monday night, the Las Vegas Raiders play their first game in a new $2 billion stadium, the physical manifestation of a long, slow embrace between the N.F.L. and legal sports wagering.

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To Play Poker in a Pandemic, Americans Flee the U.S.

Unlike other sporting events canceled by the coronavirus, the World of Series of Poker, and its millions in prizes, went online. But borders are tricky when it comes to internet gambling.

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The Supreme Court’s Religious Wing Takes on Covid-19 Restrictions

The fight over limits on church attendance divides the justices.

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Louis Colavecchio, Master Counterfeiter, Is Dead at 78

A former jewelry maker, he crafted fake slot machine coins that even officials had a hard time telling from legitimate ones under a microscope.

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Bettors Gamble With Their Money, and the Virus, As Atlantic City Reopens

Masks were mandatory on the sprawling casino floors, and food, drinks and smoking were forbidden. But gamblers showed up.

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Bars, Strip Clubs and Churches: U.S. Virus Outbreaks Enter Unwieldy Phase

For months, clusters often centered in nursing homes, prisons and food processing plants. With Americans venturing into public more, new types of outbreaks are emerging.

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Las Vegas’s Coronavirus Reopening

While gamblers refuse masks, workers fear for their safety.

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‘Cruise Ships on Land’: As Las Vegas Reopens, a Huge Test for Casinos

While the contact-tracing challenges faced by Las Vegas are extreme, they highlight larger systemic problems in monitoring the coronavirus across the country.

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With Real-Life Games Halted, Betting World Puts Action on E-Sports

Computer-vs.-computer games of FIFA livestream to gamblers on Twitch. Fantasy contests carry League of Legends lineups. In the coronavirus age, video games have grown into a darling for casinos.

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‘There Is Nothing’: When the Slots Go Dark in a Casino Mecca

Our photographer went to see how Atlantic City, a place already struggling with poverty and high unemployment, is weathering coronavirus.

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Asserting Sovereignty, Indian Casinos Defy California’s Governor and Reopen

Some casinos swung open their doors last week despite health concerns. “This virus does not recognize jurisdictional boundaries,” Gov. Gavin Newsom wrote to tribal leaders.

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A Socially Distant Las Vegas? What Are the Odds?

Will a stripped-down version of the city attract the same number of visitors who used to come to party at pools, dance in nightclubs and gamble in casinos?

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Stanley Ho, Who Turned Macau Into a Global Gambling Hub, Dies at 98

Mr. Ho led the tiny Chinese territory’s transformation into the world’s most lucrative gambling destination.

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Tribal Nations Face Most Severe Crisis in Decades as the Coronavirus Closes Casinos

Nearly 500 tribal casinos remain shut down during the pandemic, causing job losses to spike. The economic damage is spreading quickly, wreaking havoc on fragile tribal finances.

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Wild Ideas to Bring Back Sports Might Say More About Cities Than Leagues

MGM Resorts International, in hard-hit Las Vegas, has proposed audacious plans to the leagues to come back in a quarantined environment.

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Food Lines a Mile Long in America’s Second-Wealthiest State

“We’ve never had to rely on anyone else,” said one food bank visitor. But now, pushed to the edge of hunger, many unemployed New Jersey residents are asking for help for the first time.

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How Las Vegas Became Ground Zero for the American Jobs Crisis

As the U.S. economy shut down, few places in America were hit harder and faster than Las Vegas.

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