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November 16, 2015

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November 16, 2015

arrowFrank Scoblete: Speed of the game is a factor when calculating the all-important house edge

Speed of the game is a factor when calculating the all-important house edge
While many savvy gamblers try to find games with the lowest house edge, the number of wagers you'll make in a typical hour can be just as important to preserving your bankroll.  read more
 

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Wall-to-wall coverage of the 2015 World Series of Poker Final Table

Casino City was live in Las Vegas for the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event final table last week and provides an up close and personal view of all the November Nine action, starting with the Poker Hall of Fame ceremony on Friday night all the way to late Tuesday night, when Joe McKeehen was crowned the 2015 champ.  read more
Wall-to-wall coverage of the 2015 World Series of Poker Final Table
 

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Las Vegas Strip's Eiffel Tower dimmed

The High Roller wheel shined blue, white and red, and the replica Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas emulated the Parisian original and dimmed its lights after deadly terrorist attacks at the French capital on Friday.  read more

Inside Gaming: North Strip needs a face lift

Other than SLS and Circus Circus, the north section of Las Vegas Boulevard is a mix of small retail malls, empty land, unfinished developments and closed properties.  read more

NHL commissioner says expansion franchise not a sure thing

Gary Bettman is pumping the brakes on a potential expansion franchise in the NHL, which the city of Las Vegas was hoping to attain.  read more

Las Vegas restaurants are making a comeback

The local restaurant scene has begun to recover from the Great Recession and is now flourishing as one of the most competitive in the country.  read more

Fontainebleau goes on the market, asking for $650 million

Brokers with CBRE Las Vegas, who listed the property last week, say the for-sale sign marks the last gasp of Southern Nevada's devastating economic downturn.  read more

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS News

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS

Rousey upset 'crushes' Vegas sportsbooks

Ronda Rousey was a massive favorite over Holly Holm in their UFC fight Saturday night, making her shocking loss a painful gut punch to Las Vegas sportsbooks that took a tidal wave of underdog money.  read more

DraftKings, FanDuel vow to stay in New York

Hours after New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ordered DraftKings and FanDuel to stop allowing Empire State residents to make daily fantasy sports wagers on their sites, the two operators made it clear they would not abide by the cease and desist order.  read more

AGA investigating 'rational alternative' to sports betting laws

The gaming industry's largest trade group says it will spend 2016 determining if "a rational alternative" exists to the nation's current sports wagering laws, which allows the activity to take place legally in just four states.  read more

Dan's DFS picks for NFL Week 10

Dan successfully packaged the NY Giant duo of Eli Manning and Odell Beckham on Sunday and got a big scoring boost from a sleeper tight end.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Golden Nugget players win huge slot jackpots

One of the jackpots -- a $1.72 million payout -- came on a $10 bet on the popular Wheel of Fortune slot and was the largest paid this year at the downtown Las Vegas casino.  read more

Playtech launches new 'Top Gun' slot

The game includes high-speed action and bonus rounds, featuring the famous F-14 Tomcat fighter jet flown in the film.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Caesars execs remain upbeat despite net loss

Caesars reported an overall revenue increase during the third quarter, claiming a net loss of $756 million, or $5.44 per share, which was a decrease from a net loss of $980 million a year ago.  read more

Foxwoods reports October slot revenue

The tribal casino took in $38.6 million from slot machines for the month, down 3% from October 2014.  read more

Cosmopolitan makes $4.7 million in third quarter

The Strip resort reversed a $15.3 million loss from the same quarter in 2014.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Punta Cana Poker Classic draws record field

Luis Yepez of Venezuela navigated his way through the record field of 567 players to win the tournament and $156,000.  read more

Full Tilt becomes first online poker site to join Steam

Full Tilt's play-money games will be available on the popular digital gaming platform before the end of the year.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Foxwoods to celebrate Sinatra's birthday

The highlight of the festivities is "Sinatra Weekend," held Dec. 11-13 with a special performance by world-renowned Sinatra tribute artist Robert Davi.  read more

Blues artist Joe Bonamassa coming to Tropicana Atlantic City

The talented musician, singer and songwriter will take the stage Friday, May 20, 2016 for a one-night-only engagement.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The $7.68 million won by 2015 WSOP Main Event champ Joe McKeehen is more than what 12 NFL starting quarterbacks will earn this season, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
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