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December 21, 2015

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December 21, 2015

arrowFrank Scoblete: Card counting vs. basic strategy

Card counting vs. basic strategy
Scoblete explains why a card counter and a basic strategy player should sit at vastly different tables, taking into account the rules, how many empty seats there are and how much the dealer talks.  read more
 

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Casino Openings & Expansions: Bicycle Casino adds luxury hotel

The $50 million boutique hotel is located 15 minutes from Los Angeles and brings a new level of hospitality to one of the most revered poker venues in the U.S. Other recent news includes the opening of Elements Casino in Canada and the development of a new golf course at Island Resort & Casino in Michigan.  read more
Casino Openings & Expansions: Bicycle Casino adds luxury hotel
 

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Car plows into pedestrians near Planet Hollywood, killing one, injuring 37

The female driver was arrested near the Tuscany Hotel & Casino shortly after the crash that critically injured six people, Las Vegas police said.  read more

Las Vegas New Year's Eve fireworks show details revealed

For the first 8 minutes, 18 seconds of 2016, Las Vegas will be "On Top of the World" with eyes around the globe focused on a televised, $600,000 show launched from atop Strip resorts.  read more

Adelson son-in-law orchestrated purchase of LVRJ newspaper

The son-in-law of the billionaire casino owner arranged the $140 million transaction on Adelson's behalf, sources confirmed last week.  read more

Exec with 'hustle' helps drive convention-tourism business

In the convention and tourism business, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter is the industry's Charlie Hustle.  read more

POKER

World Series of Poker announces 2016 dates

The 2016 World Series of Poker will take place from May 31 through July 18 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The schedule includes Colossus II, a $7 million guaranteed event with a $565 buy-in.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open running Jan. 7-20

Registration is open for the tournament series, held at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hollywood, that will culminate with a WPT DeepStacks Main Event and carry a $1 million guarantee.  read more

SLOTS

Greektown Casino player wins $2 million jackpot

The local resident won the highest progressive jackpot in Detroit history by playing the Wheel of Fortune slot machine and said she's going to Disney World and Cabo.  read more

The Reel Life: Overnight amusement park trip edition

Two Polish tourists went to spend a day in an amusement park in Vienna, Austria, but got more of a thrill than they'd bargained for.  read more

CASINO

Mississippi casino courses honored by Golfweek

Fallen Oak, The Preserve, Grand Bear and Dancing Rabbit's two courses earned distinction on the magazine's annual list of "America's Best Casino Courses."  read more

Aria to get $154 million convention center expansion

The expansion will include indoor/open-air spaces and a glass-enclosed venue offering views of The Park and the new Las Vegas Arena.  read more

Work starts on $285 million casino expansion in California

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians broke ground last week on a $285 million expansion of the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula.  read more

Las Vegas Sands Corp. unveils final piece of Cotai Central

During a celebration surrounding the opening of the $450 million, 400-room St. Regis hotel, Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson predicted the Macau gaming market will rebound in 2016.  read more

Wind Creek Casino Montgomery opens 123 luxury rooms

The five-story hotel in Alabama features eight suites, an events center, a full-service salon, retail space and an infinity pool.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
In the 12 months through September, Australians lost AU$24.1 billion on gambling, an increase of 6% from 2014 and the equivalent of AU$1,000 per resident, according to a study by Global Betting and Gaming Consultants.
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Top 10 things I learned while working at Casino City in 2015
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