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September 15, 2014

arrowFrank Scoblete: Mind your own business

Mind your own business
Gaming guru Frank Scoblete provides his list of the most annoying types of players at the casino, like blackjack players who always tell people what to do even if they have no concept of basic strategy.  read more
 

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Monmouth Park betting sports wagers will soon be legal in NJ

Sports betting is still not quite legal in New Jersey. But that could all change Oct. 6, when a federal district court judge will rule on a request by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to dissolve an injunction that prohibits legal sports betting in the state. If the injunction is dissolved, Monmouth Park and partner William Hill will open the first legal sportsbook in the state.  read more
Monmouth Park betting sports wagers will soon be legal in NJ
 

CASINO

Casino City Gang: It's all about the process

The gang discusses New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's shocking endorsement of sports betting, this year's Poker Hall of Fame finalists and the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's decision to delay the Boston-area license.  read more

Talks focus on fixing Atlantic City, with a Vegas assist

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Atlantic City needs to evolve further away from a business model developed when it offered the only legalized gaming east of the Mississippi River.  read more

New Jersey gaming chief warns of another Atlantic City

David Rebuck, director of the state's Division of Gaming Enforcement, said struggling U.S. gaming markets must broaden their appeal or prepare for the same fate as Atlantic City.  read more

Atlantic City mayor has a mess on his hands

Don Guardian didn't count on a rash of casino closings on the Boardwalk before the ink was dry on his mayoral business cards.  read more

Claridge finds way to survive in struggling Atlantic City

The 1920s-era hotel was once the toast of Atlantic City, sitting at the famous intersection of Boardwalk and Park Place.  read more

Social casino revenue headed above $2.7 billion

Station Casinos views social gaming as a way to keep its current customers engaged when away from the company's 17 Las Vegas-area casinos while introducing the brand to a new audience.  read more

Company reviving the Riviera in Vegas wins Control Board OK

Asked about the history of Paragon Gaming's involvement with the Riviera, Vice President George Scott Menke revealed that the company was recruited to assess the Strip property and recommend ways to revitalize it.  read more

Caesars moves to restructure $24 billion debt

Caesars announced "non-disclosure agreements with certain beneficial holders" to discuss restructuring debt due in 2020.  read more

SLOTS

Stutz: Industry is not facing slots of fun

Eilers Research founder Todd Eilers said slow demand from casinos in the United States and Canada through June could result in a 28.6 percent decline in North American slot sales for all of 2014.  read more

Global Cash Access to acquire Multimedia Games

The deal, which requires regulatory and shareholder approval, is the most recent buyout in a wave of slot machine industry mergers and consolidations in the past 18 months.  read more

The Reel Life: Foul ball edition

According to a report by Bloomberg, 1,750 people are injured at MLB games every year. The Reel Life would advise you to put down your cell phone and pay attention to the game.  read more

POKER

Negreanu, Seed headline Poker HOF finalists

Daniel Negreanu, poker's all-time leader in tournament earnings, and 1996 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Huck Seed headline the list of this year's 10 finalists for the Poker Hall of Fame.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told reporters he's had discussions with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval about sharing player pools for online poker.
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