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January 19, 2015

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January 19, 2015

arrowFrank Scoblete: Introducing the Annoyed Pig

Introducing the Annoyed Pig
Gaming guru Frank Scoblete publishes a message from a reader called "Annoyed Pig," who is tired of craps players trying to set the dice every time they throw. But as Scoblete points out dice setting has been around for many years and isn't going anywhere.  read more
 

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Gaming regulators may allow wagering on Olympics

The Nevada State Gaming Control Board will consider a regulation change next month that would allow Nevada sportsbooks to accept wagers on the Olympics. The only question is whether or not the betting would be allowed on all Summer and Winter Olympics events, or just a handful of popular competitions. (Photo taken by Flickr user "Shawn Carpenter" and used via the creative commons license.)  read more
Gaming regulators may allow wagering on Olympics
 

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CASINO

Casino City Gang: Is it clean yet?

Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd examine the burgeoning debate on whether fantasy sports is gambling or not, Amaya Gaming's decision to look at possibly selling its B2B business and the WSOP and 888 sharing player liquidity in New Jersey.  read more

Caesars places largest operating division into bankruptcy

The pre-packaged filing covering Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. has been agreed upon by 80 percent of the company's senior bondholders.  read more

Patriots attract early support in pick-em Super Bowl

At most Las Vegas sportsbooks, the line is pick-em for the New England-Seattle matchup in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Ariz.  read more

American Gaming Association expands in membership, influence

Last week, the AGA announced it added nine members, including Seminole Hard Rock Gaming — the group's first American Indian-owned casino company — and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.  read more

Businessman launches ticket sales push for NHL franchise

Bill Foley, the billionaire chairman of Fidelity National Financial, is combining forces with former Sacramento Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof of Las Vegas in an effort to launch a NHL team in Las Vegas.  read more

Zahid's involvement in illegal gambling case a hot topic

Opposition leaders in the Malaysian parliament have called on Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, the minister of home affairs, to publicly explain why he became involved in a high-stakes gambling case in Las Vegas.  read more

Boulder City casino resurrected as Hoover Dam Lodge

The property once known as the Hacienda officially has changed its name as Nevada Restaurant Services continues the complete renovation of the Boulder City staple.  read more

New roster of brand restaurants makes Strip debut

An impressive variety of brand restaurants have debuted recently on the Strip, including Smashburger and New York City-based Shake Shack.  read more

Baha Mar resort in Bahamas opening March 27

The development includes private residences, retail, dining and entertainment. A TPC Gold Course designed by Jack Nicklaus is part of Baha Mar.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Ronaldo plays in PCA

Brazilian football legend and three-time FIFA Player of the Year Ronaldo was spotted playing poker in the Bahamas, competing in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event.  read more

Moak introduces online poker bill

Mississippi State Rep. Bobby Moak has introduced Bill 306, which aims to create a state regulatory and licensing system for online gaming.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

The Reel Life: Wanna buy some coke prank

The Reel Life loves a good prank, but apparently, the LAPD does not. So of course, we had the complete opposite reaction to a recent video of some enterprising young men "selling some coke" out of the back of their SUV.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
New Jersey poker sites WSOP.com and 888 Poker will immediately begin sharing $130,000 in guaranteed tournament prize pools each week as part of a new liquidity sharing agreement.
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