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Top 10 attributes of a successful casino dealer

11 December 2017
Heather Ferris, founder of Vegas-Aces and experienced dealer. A dealer is as vital to the entire casino guest experience as the cards they flip or the roulette wheel they spin. Dealers are the face of the casino, and while a talented dealer with the right personality can make a losing night still feel ... (read more)
 

NJ sports betting supporters hopeful after US Supreme Court hearing

4 December 2017
Atlantic City casinos would benefit from the addition of sports betting. Let the speculation begin. This morning, nine U.S. Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments regarding whether or not the state of New Jersey should be allowed to legalize sports betting. But a decision may not come until as late as ... (read more)
 

Top 10 questions and answers regarding New Jersey's sports betting US Supreme Court hearing

27 November 2017
We are less than one week away from what could be a revolutionary day for proponents of legalized, regulated sports betting in the U.S. On Monday, 4 December, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the state of New Jersey should be able to legalize sports betting, even though federal law currently bans it in 46 states. ... (read more)
 

Casino City's Friday Five: The glass is half full edition

17 November 2017
This edition of the Friday Five is a no-negative-news zone. That's right: no pessimists allowed. It's all rainbows and unicorns as we concentrate on positive news, and we're happy to report that there was plenty to choose from this week. We start in Las Vegas, where the city continues to persevere and rally in the wake of tragedy. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 reasons to stay at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

30 October 2017
LAS VEGAS – When visiting Las Vegas, I always make it a point to make my way around town to see, touch and feel as many different venues and attractions as possible. There are a few resorts, however, that offer so many great options that you don't have to stray too far from your guest room, and, as I found ... (read more)
 

Poker pro Phil Ivey loses $10 million case in UK Supreme Court

26 October 2017
The highest court in the U.K. has ruled that Phil Ivey is a cheater. Ivey, of course, and many others are outraged by the decision, which was handed down on Wednesday by the U.K.’s Supreme Court. After losing his High Court appeal last year, Ivey got another day in court this week after being granted permission by the Supreme Court to appeal the order made in November 2016. ... (read more)
 

Shocked and saddened by a horrific night in Las Vegas

2 October 2017
Seen here on a recent, pleasant summer night, the Las Vegas Strip was a chaotic scene on Sunday night following a mass shooting at Mandalay Bay. LAS VEGAS – It was a typical night on a typical business trip to Las Vegas. A nice dinner with colleagues. A little gambling. Drinks and a lot of laughs. But as ... (read more)
 

Top 10 Indian Gaming Industry Report facts and figures

25 September 2017
The 15th edition of Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report was released earlier this year and, as usual, the all-encompassing report is jam-packed with facts, figures, analyses and insights on Indian gaming at the national and state levels. As author and Nathan Associates economist Alan P. Meister, ... (read more)
 

Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas making subtle but important alterations

25 September 2017
The glass dragon sculpture is a guaranteed eye-catcher. LAS VEGAS – As the Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas nears the one-year anniversary of its grand opening, resort executives continue to listen, observe and adjust. Lucky Dragon, which became the first ground-up development to open in Las Vegas ... (read more)

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Gary Trask
Gary serves as Casino City's managing editor and has more than 20 years experience as a writer and editor.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee, Gary enjoys playing poker and blackjack, but spends most of his time sitting in the comfy confines of the sportsbook when in Las Vegas.

The Boston native is also a former PR pro in the golf-casino-resort industry and a fanatical golfer, allowing his two favorite hobbies - gambling and golf - to collide quite naturally.

Contact Gary at gary@casinocity.com and follow him on Twitter at @CasinoCityGT.

Gary Trask Websites:

twitter.com/#!/casinocityGT
Gary Trask
Gary serves as Casino City's managing editor and has more than 20 years experience as a writer and editor.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee, Gary enjoys playing poker and blackjack, but spends most of his time sitting in the comfy confines of the sportsbook when in Las Vegas.

The Boston native is also a former PR pro in the golf-casino-resort industry and a fanatical golfer, allowing his two favorite hobbies - gambling and golf - to collide quite naturally.

Contact Gary at gary@casinocity.com and follow him on Twitter at @CasinoCityGT.

Gary Trask Websites:

twitter.com/#!/casinocityGT