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|November 30, 2015|
|Find a smiling gambler in a casino, and you're likely to find a player on a hot streak. Are streaks truly random? Or can players detect when a machine or a table is about to tip in a player's favor?
By I. Nelson RoseThe two big daily fantasy sports operators, FanDuel and DraftKings, and their backers, are, in the immortal words of former President George H.W. Bush, in "deep-doodoo." But lawyers with legal shovels can probably dig them out.
|The $1.4 million prize is the largest in New York history and was won on the popular Wheel of Fortune slot machine. The winner said he plans to "retire comfortably."
A man dressed as Darth Vader tried to rob a convenience store, but it all went wrong — or possibly right — when the store clerk threw a bottle of salad dressing at him.
|Last year, a High Court ruled that the renowned poker star had to pay back the £7.8 million he won playing baccarat at the London casino in August 2012.
The military veteran, roofing contractor and longtime member of Nevada's casino "Black Book" died in November after a brief illness.
Players can win a share of $130,000 at the California resort-casino's massive grand prize drawing on Wednesday, Jan. 27.
Six bills passed by lawmakers and signed by the governor this year brought aspects of Nevada's gaming industry into the 21st century.
The Alabama venue will be renamed Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery and will feature an expanded gaming area, a hotel and other amenities.
Even as gaming regulators expect to announce that November marked the 18th straight month of revenue declines, casino operators have budgeted almost $27 billion on new developments.
The new $50 million property will be situated on land owned by Tropicana between its existing hotels, Tropicana Evansville Hotel and the LeMerigot Hotel.
| Adam Laxalt said he will sign a letter supporting a bill backed by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson that would ban Internet gaming nationwide and end the state's online poker business.
A U.S. District Court Judge granted Aerodynamics and its parent company, ADI Holdings, a partial preliminary injunction in its case against Caesars, saying the business "is likely to succeed on the merits of its breach of contract and misappropriation claims."
|Supreme Court Judge Manuel Mendez reserved decision last week regarding the request by the New York Attorney General to immediately shut down daily fantasy sports operators in the Empire State.
Exiger's engagement with the fantasy sports site will be led by Roy Pollitt, a former FBI special agent who was the lead case agent in the U.S. government's seven-year investigation into the online gaming industry, which culminated in the prosecution of Full Tilt, PokerStars and Absolute Poker.
Dan's high hopes for the AFC South fell short this week, as all but a few of his players turned in disappointing performances in Week 12.
|The three-day poker event was streamed live on Twitch to promote the launch of Poker Central, the world's only 24/7 Poker TV network.
The Florida casino will host five tournament series that pay out over $13 million in guaranteed prize pools, including the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Open in January and the $1 Million Escalator Series in February.
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The 4.1 million passengers recorded in October at McCarran International Airport was the highest monthly total in 2015, all but assuring the Las Vegas airport will have more passengers this year compared to 2014.
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