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January 4, 2016

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January 4, 2016

arrowAlan Krigman: Are casino game 'side bets' worth the risk?

Are casino game 'side bets' worth the risk?
The popular secondary wagers available in games like Caribbean Stud Poker are fine for an occasional fling, but when done repeatedly they usually give the house a big edge and can be hazardous to your financial health.  read more
 

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New York Attorney General goes after FanDuel, DraftKings -- again

In a final 2015 salvo to the daily fantasy sports industry, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed complaints against FanDuel and DraftKings on New Year's Eve, seeking "an accounting of monies" the sites have collected from New York players.  read more
New York Attorney General goes after FanDuel, DraftKings -- again
 

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Las Vegas smashes tourism record

Las Vegas hosted 42 million tourists in 2015, a number that does not include last week's New Year's Eve visitors and which breaks the previous record, set in 2014.  read more

Nevada gaming regulators monitoring Adelson's LVRJ purchase

Regulators say they are looking into issues raised by the sale of the Las Vegas-Review Journal to the family of the casino mogul.  read more

Hyde Lounge nightclub will have branch in Las Vegas Arena

The popular Los Angeles-based nightclub, which also has a location at the Bellagio, will open in the new Arena with two platforms and a lounge featuring a bar and restaurant.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Plaza Hotel & Casino begins multimillion-dollar rooftop pool renovation

The project will take place over the next several months and will include new cabanas, dining areas, bars and greenery.  read more

Downtown Grand giving away $10,000 in gift cards

One grand prize winner each Friday and Saturday night from Jan. 8 to Jan. 30 will win a $500 gift card.  read more

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announces new Premier Nightclub

The $14 million nightlife experience was designed by Josh Held, who designed TAO in Las Vegas among other well-known nightclubs.  read more

Cracker Barrel coming to Silverton Casino Lodge

Silverton representatives confirmed the long-rumored Las Vegas location for a Cracker Barrel store and restaurant.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Asia Pacific Poker Tour releases schedules for 2016 Macau Millions, Macau Poker Cup

As the Asian Pacific Poker Tour enters its 10th season, it is offering its largest guaranteed prize pools for the Macau Millions and the Macau Poker Cup.  read more

Amaya: PokerStars penalty is 'egregious'

While preparing an appeal to a judge's ruling demanding PokerStars pay $870 million in fines to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Amaya called the decision an "egregious misuse of an antiquated state statute."  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

The Reel Life: Senior center edition

Some senior centers in Japan are introducing gambling games to help their elderly residents fight off dementia.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

The World Famous Stoney's Rockin' Country releases January lineup

The Las Vegas country music schedule includes such celebrated names as Jackson Michelson, Granger Smith and Olivia Lane.  read more

Winter Dance Party at Pala Casino Spa & Resort on March 5

Tickets are on sale for the official tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper at the San Diego County casino.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Gaming revenues in Macau fell to a five-year low in 2015 with casinos collecting $28.93 billion, a 34.3% decline from 2014, according to Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.
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