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December 5, 2016

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December 5, 2016

arrowJohn Robison: Fault tolerance in slot clubs

Fault tolerance in slot clubs
Robison recalls two distressing events involving a potential loss of session points. Thankfully, casino systems are prepared for the worst.  read more
 

Featured Story

El Cortez Casino celebrating 75 years of vintage Vegas style

The city's longest continually run casino evokes old-school Vegas while keeping up with the demands of new-school players, attracting them with player-friendly gaming odds, food and beverage specials, and attentive customer service.  read more
El Cortez Casino celebrating 75 years of vintage Vegas style
 

CASINO

JACK Thistledown to receive makeover

The 91-year-old racetrack is investing $9 million to design and build a new fa├žade and a two-story, glass grand entrance, part of a larger-scale $70 million property enhancement.  read more

Lucky Dragon Resort off to good start

The first Las Vegas property to open since The Cosmopolitan in 2010, Lucky Dragon has been defying expectations since it welcomed guests two weeks ahead of the grand opening date. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

MGM Resorts sets sights on Atlanta Casino

Jim Murren, the company's CEO, told Atlanta's business leaders in October that a casino complex could bring thousands of jobs to the economy, were Las Vegas-style gambling made legal in Georgia. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)  read more

Hard Rock Tulsa unveils life-size gingerbread house

The confectionery cottage will stand in the hotel front lobby until 26 December.  read more

Sarah Jessica Parker to debut boutique at MGM National Harbor

The new casino, which opens on Thursday night, will feature the actress and designer's collection of shoes, handbags, accessories and little black dresses.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Caesars Entertainment to launch paid parking

Later this month, the company will roll out self-parking and valet charges to eight of its nine properties in Vegas.  read more

South Point owner buys land surrounding hotel

Michael Gaughan bought $7.05 million worth of land around the Las Vegas hotel, a discount from what the previous owners paid for the spot a decade ago. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

POKER

Minnesota player wins Hard Rock Poker Open

Patrick Mahoney went home with $564,227 after taking down last week's Seminole Hard Rock's Rock 'n' Roll Poker Open at the Hollywood, Florida casino.  read more

SLOTS

The Reel Life: Gone fishing edition

A Florida man was caught after attempting to rob a convenience store and hiding out in a local pond.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT

SNL's Jim Breuer to perform at Cherokee Casino

This Saturday night, the Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs in Oklahoma hosts the comedian that was named one of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time."  read more

Canadian rock superstar coming to The Orleans

Songwriter Burton Cummings will perform at The Orleans Showroom in Las Vegas on 11-12 January. Tickets are on sale now.  read more

Society of Seven to bring spirit of Hawaii to Suncoast Showroom

The Hawaiian-based group will perform in Las Vegas 17 and 18 December. Tickets are on sale now.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority is expected to receive fee income of $750 million from its investment in a South Korean casino in Incheon.
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Top 10 storylines from 2016
  1. Rise of eSports
  2. DFS, FanDuel and DrafKings
  3. Skill-based casino games
  4. iGaming successes and failures
  5. Nongaming amenities
  6. Lucky Dragon's grand opening
  7. NHL franchise to Las Vegas
  8. Record numbers of sports bets
  9. Las Vegas charges for parking
  10. Political bets abound
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