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October 10, 2011
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|October 10, 2011|
|Scoblete says that when things aren't going your way at the casino, quit for awhile and do something else. When you come back to play and things still aren't going well, take another break.
By Howard StutzThe technology available to slot machine manufacturers has allowed developers and designers to create games that are a combination of amusement park rides and gambling devices. And that technology was on full display at the Global Gaming Expo trade show last week in Las Vegas, including IGT's "Ghostbusters" slot machine, which was unveiled by Dan Aykroyd (right).
|Tribal casinos now offer full-service, hotel-casino destinations that generate millions of dollars annually, but reaction is mixed on whether the market is saturated.
A gaming expert says there will always be people who want the live experience of a casino, regardless of whether online gaming is regulated.
Jim Murren told an audience at the Global Gaming Expo on Wednesday that the company is prepared to expand in both markets, including a social gaming division.
The American Gaming Association developed 10 recommendations for streamlining the gaming regulatory process without minimizing the integrity of the system.
Thunder Valley Casino Resort gave away $11,434,774 in jackpots during September, more than $1 million more than its August giveaways.
|Casino operators expressed a continued reluctance to replace older slot machines with some newer games displayed at G2E.
The Las Vegas-based table game company purchased British-based Prime Table Games for $23 million on the eve of the Global Gaming Expo.
Bally Technologies has completed a new contract with Mohegan Sun Casino that includes the iVIEW player-user-interface on more than 6,000 machines.
While the Reel Life loosely follows politics, the only issue we're an expert on are the online slots. But we did take notice of a lawmaker's attempts in Florida to repeal a state ban on dwarf tossing.
|Vin Narayanan is live at G2E in Las Vegas and joins Aaron Todd and Dan Igo to discuss the themes at the major conference, Full Tilt's possible sale to a French tycoon, Black Friday developments and make their NFL picks.
South Point Hotel Casino and Spa's new site will offer cash and non-cash prizes to players, including trips to compete in live poker events at the casino.
The list of finalists eligible for induction into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2011 has been determined after a public nomination process.
The Horseshoe Casino in Hammond will host a World Series of Poker Circuit event starting this Thursday.
Niall Smyth, who won the Irish Poker Open in April, emerged victorious at the Ladbrokes Irish Poker Festival in Killarney.
Did You Know?
The father and uncle of Manchester United star player Wayne Rooney were arrested Thursday as part of an investigation into a "football betting scam," according to the Guardian.
Columbus Day was on Monday in the United States. If you're a fan of the famous explorer, you can celebrate his achievements by heading to Sky Vegas to play the "Columbus" slot machine.> More Columbus Day Details
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Top-10 observations from the Epic Poker League's first televised tournament
- High-quality poker play
- Jury still out on Pat O’Brien
- Not afraid to ignore a player
- Small, subdued crowd
- Controversy addressed
- Player profiles are fun
- Edited down to show lots of hands
- Nejad is a name-dropper
- Ad for Facebook game is realistic
- Plenty of rankings