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December 21, 2009
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|December 21, 2009|
|Pilarski explains that on some slot machines, it doesn't matter whether you play one coin, or the maximum, because playing the full amount gives you little more in the way of a payback percentage.
By Gary TraskThe general feeling among those in attendance at CityCenter's official grand opening gala last week at the Aria Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip is that MGM Mirage's new $8.5-billion project could indeed spark an economic revival for a city that has been hit hard by the global recession.
|Casino City catches a glimpse of the new Cirque du Soleil show VIVA Elvis at CityCenter and speaks with Priscilla Presley about her husband's return to Sin City.
Observers say CityCenter hasn't affected room rates on the Strip in December, but it could keep a lid on planned rate increases in early 2010.
The CityCenter mega-complex in Las Vegas was designed by seven different firms with an idea to create a modern urban development, not just another Strip resort.
The $8.5-billion CityCenter is the largest private-sector development ever built in the U.S. and has racked up a dizzying roster of firsts and biggests.
Boyd Gaming executives have been in contact with Nevada casino regulators about its $2.45-billion offer for Station Casinos.
The Sahara in Las Vegas has closed two of its three hotel towers for the winter season because of low demand.
Pinnacle Entertainment has moved the opening of the $357-million River City casino from spring to early March.
|The World Series of Poker released its 2010 schedule last week and the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship has been replaced by a $50,000 Player's Championship that will feature a Hold'em-only final table.
Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Dan Igo discuss the latest developments regarding online poker in California, make their Week 15 NFL picks and take advantage of Gary Trask's absence to talk Premier League soccer.
Satellites for the L.A. Poker Classic start Jan. 15 and allow players to spend only $40 for a shot at an estimated $1 million.
The PokerStars.net Australia New Zealand Poker Tour will kick things off in Adelaide, South Australia, from February 9 to 14.
|The Reel Life can get frustrated playing the online slots. However, we've never vowed to burn a house down. A British man can’t say the same thing.
State regulators denied an application from Miami-Dade County to allow slot machines at Miami International Airport.
Did You Know?
More than 78,000 tons of steel were used during the construction of CityCenter in Las Vegas, enough to build 10 Eiffel Towers.
Christmas is this week, which means the holiday-themed slots are out in force. If you're looking for some Christmas cheer, go to Captain Cooks Casino and try out its "Santa Paws" game.> More Santa Paws Details
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Top-10 CityCenter facts and figures
- 67 acres
- 6 LEED Gold certifications
- 7,188 residences
- $40 million
- 61, 57, 47, 37 stories
- 6 Elvis Cocktails
- 42 restaurants, bars and lounges
- $28 million
- 18 million square feet
- 12,000 employees