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29 September 2015LAS VEGAS -- Your Sunday afternoon of watching the NFL on TV isn’t the only party to be crashed by daily fantasy sports.Day 2 of the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, the world's largest gaming trade show and conference, was dominated by DFS...read more
29 September 2015LAS VEGAS -- Amid hundreds of gaming industry folks diligently moving boxes, erecting booths and assembling slot machines, Global Gaming Expo 2015 (G2E) came to life on Monday at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.While the trade show floor — featuring nearly 500 exhibitors — doesn’t open for business until Tuesday, more than 30 seminars ranging in topics from iGaming to regulation to tribal gaming to security and surveillance were available to attendees on Day 1 of G2E.Below is a quick sampling of sessions Casino City attended with a concentration on iGaming, where industry regulators and operators alike seem bullish on the long-term opportunities in the U.S.Lessons Learned: Late iGaming Adopters Leg UpModerator: Melissa Blau, Director & Consultant; iGaming CapitalSpeakers: CEO of NYX Gaming Group Matt Davey; Princeton Public Affairs Group Lobbyist Bill Pascrell; 888Poker/888Casino Director of Marketing Chris Capra, Golden Nugget VP of Online Gaming Thomas WinterDay 1 of the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas featured multiple industry seminars...read more
29 September 2015There are two factors that must be considered when analyzing the various casino games: the house edge and the speed of the game. The two go together like “love and marriage” and a “horse and carriage.”A game with a high house edge but very few decisions might actually be better than playing a game with a low house edge but many decisions.Take a look at the game of mini-baccarat...read more
28 September 2015World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) kicks off next week at Spielbank Berlin, and the 10-bracelet event series promises to add plenty of intrigue to what has already been an exciting 2015 WSOP.The WSOP has run every summer in Las Vegas since 1970, but Caesars Entertainment launched WSOPE in 2007 in an effort to spread the World Series brand further across the globe...read more
26 September 2015Norman writes:Hi Stickman,Hope all is well. I have two daughters that live in Mobile, Alabama with their families and when I visit I usually stay in Biloxi at the Grand Biloxi or the IP. It's only about a 45-minute drive for them, and when they go home at the end of the day I get to relax and spend time in the casino alone...read more
25 September 2015With more than 400 locations in 42 states and 26 countries, Hooters venues range in size, style and substance. Last week, the iconic restaurant chain, known for its saucy chicken wings and inviting waitresses dressed in bright orange short-shorts and white tank tops, celebrated the grand opening of its largest location in the world at The Palms Casino Resort in – where else? – Sin City.The expansive two-story, 15,200-square-foot space sits steps away from the resort's pool-deck area and seats more than 400 guests...read more
24 September 2015Well, that was brutal.If you didn't catch my Week 2 DFS GPP picks column, consider yourself fortunate. I had a bad week.It just goes to show you can't trust the Philadelphia Eagles, my favorite team (I'm having trouble remembering why I root for them, though)...read more
24 September 2015With Phil Hellmuth now gone from the tournament, the focus of the third and fourth episodes of ESPN's World Series of Poker Main Event coverage turns to Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari. While several other players are featured, either Negreanu or Esfandiari is involved in the majority of the hands shown this week...read more
24 September 2015Experienced video poker players know to check pay tables before they play, and to pay special attention to the returns on full houses and flushes.On a recent casino visit, I found 25-cent Double Double Bonus Poker with 9/6, 9/5 and 8/5 pay tables on the same slot floor...read more