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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

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Changing the casino's advantage
Mark Pilarski weighs in on changing the house edge, coin denomination affecting the payout of video poker, and the dangers of playing against card shuffle machines.  read more
 

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Topgolf Las Vegas a hit with golfers and non-golfers alike

During a recent trip to Sin City, Casino City's Gary Trask experienced Topgolf Las Vegas and found out why the new venue has created such a huge buzzz: unique amenities like a sportsbook, swimming pools, video gaming machines and striking views of The Strip.  read more
Topgolf Las Vegas a hit with golfers and non-golfers alike
 

SLOTS

Wheel of Fortune slot mints two millionaires

The popular slot game added another $2.2 million to the $3 billion in jackpots it has paid out since it was first introduced in 1996.  read more

Everi to develop Penn & Teller slot machine

The slot machine will debut at G2E in Las Vegas in September, with an appearance by the award-winning comedy duo.  read more

CASINO

888 and Rank Group bid jointly for William Hill

The online gambling group and casino operator will join forces to acquire the British bookmaker in an attempt to bring together three top players in the U.K. industry. (Reuters)  read more

Las Vegas considers downtown location for proposed stadium

Las Vegas City Council passed a motion on July 20 to promote Cashman Center as a viable option for a potential project site. (Las Vegas Sun)  read more

MGS survey signals increasing Chinese interest in global market

The MGS Entertainment Show - Creativity & Innovation has reported a stronger commitment to the event from the mainland Chinese buying sector and a growing interest in the internationalization on the show floor, according to the findings of its 2015 Survey.  read more

Pala Casino Spa & Resort giving away Toyota RAV4 and $10,000

Players can swipe their Privileges cards once every 24 hours at kiosks throughout the casino to gain entry in the grand prize drawings that take place every Friday in August.  read more

Chinese group in talks to buy Caesars' interactive games unit

The deal with a Chinese consortium that includes Giant Interactive Group Inc. could value the online games unit at more than $4.2 billion. (Reuters)  read more

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS

CG Technology to pay fine and bettors

The sportsbook operator will pay a $1.5 million fine in order to pay bettors who were shorted. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

WORLD SERIES OF POKER

Jason Mercier wins WSOP Player of the Year

The Team PokerStars Pro made four final tables and won two bracelets at this year's World Series.  read more

POKER

WPTDeepStacks at Seminole Casino Hotel

World Poker Tour's mid-major event takes place at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee from Sept. 2-11 and will kick off the 2016-17 Seminole Hard Rock Poker season.  read more

Charity Series of Poker at Seminole Hard Rock

The Series returns to the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open on Aug. 12, with proceeds benefitting the Maximum Hope Foundation.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT

Lena Prima to visit Suncoast Showroom

The daughter of music legend Louis Prima will perform at Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Aug. 20.  read more

Rock of Ages comes to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Catch the Las Vegas event that celebrates all the classic rock songs of the '80s, starting July 24.  read more

Trump Taj Mahal Casino presents Dane Cook

Dane Cook will bring his unique brand of stand-up comedy to the Mark G. Etess Arena in Atlantic City on Oct. 22.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Louisiana's 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah's New Orleans generated $202 million in revenue in June, a 2.6% decrease from June's 2015 season.
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