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November 19, 2012
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|November 19, 2012|
|There are a few different ways to calculate the house edge for Let It Ride. Grochowski explains his preferred method, and why the game carries a 3.5 percent of one bet house edge. He also takes a look at the difference between three-reel and video slot games.
By Chris SierotyThe Las Vegas casino will transform its Boulevard Pool into an original holiday theme with a real ice rink set to open Nov. 30. The pool, which will have a view of the Las Vegas Strip, will be covered by a platform, which will be frozen for skating and surrounded by fire pits, picnic tables and Adirondack chairs.
|Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the online poker story line on "The Simpsons," what is -- or isn't -- going to happen with online poker during the lame duck session of Congress, and a chain of events that is threatening to end Atlantic City's revival hopes.
|The Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Global Gaming Group expects total revenue generated by properties on the Strip to increase between 1.5 percent and 5.3 percent in 2013, assuming a negligible increase in the supply of hotel rooms.
MGM's planned online gaming subsidiary was licensed last week by the Nevada Gaming Commission to offer online poker in Nevada.
Donald Colvin served in a similar position with ON Semiconductor from April 2003 until October.
Ramesh Srinivasan, 52, who will also join the company's board, replaces Richard Haddrill, who will become Bally's chairman.
State gaming regulators must approve the deal that allows Cantor to operate the sportsbook at the Pahrump Nugget. Terms were not disclosed.
Station Casinos reported a profit of $11.2 million for the third quarter and acquired the controlling of share of Fertitta Interactive, which will offer online poker in Nevada by June 30 of next year.
Bonnie Raitt will perform live in concert February 16th at the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs.
|Gemma L., who lost her job in August, won $556,559.91 last week while playing a $1 Wheel of Fortune progressive slot.
The study found that the most common profile of a slot machine enthusiast was a female homeowner, between the ages of 55 and 60, with at least some college education and an annual household income of more than $55,000.
On November 11, a Vietnam War vet won a $500,000 progressive jackpot at Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Pennsylvania.
The Reel Life admits we've been annoyed when we've been stuck behind a school bus when we're late, but we've never resorted to driving on a sidewalk to get around that bus.
Did You Know?
Six groups have applied for Philadelphia's second casino license. -- Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Thanksgiving is just days away in the United States, and in tribute to the celebration of the harvest, this week's featured game is Paddy Power Casino's Farmer's Market, a five-reel, 20-payline video slot that includes wilds, scatters and a fun bonus round.> More Farmer's Market Details
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Top-10 things you can bet on this Thanksgiving
- Opening of first bottle of wine
- The "Mom freakout"
- Major announcements
- Election talk
- Last to arrive for dinner
- Who will shoot the deer?
- When Grandpa will fall asleep
- Total points in football games
- Football watching
- Thermometer popping