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November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015

arrowAl Krigman: Am I about to go on a hot streak?

Am I about to go on a hot streak?
Find a smiling gambler in a casino, and you're likely to find a player on a hot streak. Are streaks truly random? Or can players detect when a machine or a table is about to tip in a player's favor?  read more

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What should daily fantasy sports do now?

The two big daily fantasy sports operators, FanDuel and DraftKings, and their backers, are, in the immortal words of former President George H.W. Bush, in "deep-doodoo." But lawyers with legal shovels can probably dig them out.  read more
What should daily fantasy sports do now?


Record slot jackpot hit at Empire City Casino

The $1.4 million prize is the largest in New York history and was won on the popular Wheel of Fortune slot machine. The winner said he plans to "retire comfortably."  read more

The Reel Life: Jedi salad dressing edition

A man dressed as Darth Vader tried to rob a convenience store, but it all went wrong — or possibly right — when the store clerk threw a bottle of salad dressing at him.  read more


Phil Ivey to appeal Crockfords Club decision

Last year, a High Court ruled that the renowned poker star had to pay back the £7.8 million he won playing baccarat at the London casino in August 2012.  read more

As a casino cheat, John Vaccaro set bar high

The military veteran, roofing contractor and longtime member of Nevada's casino "Black Book" died in November after a brief illness.  read more

Pala's 'Treasure Quest' giveaway begins this week

Players can win a share of $130,000 at the California resort-casino's massive grand prize drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 27.  read more

Nevada gaming regulation changes 'needed to happen'

Six bills passed by lawmakers and signed by the governor this year brought aspects of Nevada's gaming industry into the 21st century.  read more

Casino Creek Montgomery ready to unveil expansion

The Alabama venue will be renamed Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery and will feature an expanded gaming area, a hotel and other amenities.  read more

Macau adding casinos despite prolonged revenue slide

Even as gaming regulators expect to announce that November marked the 18th straight month of revenue declines, casino operators have budgeted almost $27 billion on new developments.  read more

Tropicana Entertainment announces plans for Indiana casino

The new $50 million property will be situated on land owned by Tropicana between its existing hotels, Tropicana Evansville Hotel and the LeMerigot Hotel.  read more


Nevada AG supports online gambling ban

Adam Laxalt said he will sign a letter supporting a bill backed by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson that would ban Internet gaming nationwide and end the state's online poker business.  read more

Caesars Entertainment sued over charter flights

A U.S. District Court Judge granted Aerodynamics and its parent company, ADI Holdings, a partial preliminary injunction in its case against Caesars, saying the business "is likely to succeed on the merits of its breach of contract and misappropriation claims."  read more


NY judge declines to make ruling in DFS case

Supreme Court Judge Manuel Mendez reserved decision last week regarding the request by the New York Attorney General to immediately shut down daily fantasy sports operators in the Empire State.  read more

DraftKings retains risk and compliance firm

Exiger's engagement with the fantasy sports site will be led by Roy Pollitt, a former FBI special agent who was the lead case agent in the U.S. government's seven-year investigation into the online gaming industry, which culminated in the prosecution of Full Tilt, PokerStars and Absolute Poker.  read more

A recap of Dan's DFS picks for NFL Week 12

Dan's high hopes for the AFC South fell short this week, as all but a few of his players turned in disappointing performances in Week 12.  read more


Super High Roller Game draws 2 million viewers

The three-day poker event was streamed live on Twitch to promote the launch of Poker Central, the world's only 24/7 Poker TV network.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood releases tournament schedule

The Florida casino will host five tournament series that pay out over $13 million in guaranteed prize pools, including the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Open in January and the $1 Million Escalator Series in February.  read more

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