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December 28, 2009
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|December 28, 2009|
|Krigman says that casinos make their money on long-term averages involving tens or hundreds of thousands of patrons and untold millions of bets. Conversely, individual players tend to focus on the results of single rounds.
By Arnold M. KnightlyThe 374-room HRH Tower at the Hard Rock Hotel and the 1,201-room PH Towers at Planet Hollywood Resort opened Monday in Las Vegas. These openings come less than two weeks after the debut of the mammoth Aria at CityCenter and will add 1,575 more rooms to a market that's already straining to fill them.
|Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Gary Trask and Dan Igo discuss the brand-new CityCenter development in Las Vegas, the 2010 WSOP schedule, college bowl games and make their Week 16 NFL picks.
Fitch Ratings Service believes gaming revenues nationwide will continue to be pressured by the economy.
Repairs have been completed at several sites and are awaiting a final inspection. Six misdemeanor counts against the hotel giant for building code violations have also been dropped.
November saw the fewest bankruptcy filings in Nevada since February.
Las Vegas saw an increase in year-to-year air passenger counts in November for the first time in 21 months.
Las Vegas-based table game providers are keeping their eyes on the Keystone State, where lawmakers have been debating table games.
|Patti Hart has been the CEO of International Game Technology for eight months and has gained a handle on the industry's largest slot machine manufacturer.
Contrary to popular belief, a Megabucks slot machine will not automatically hit a jackpot on a casino's opening night.
The Anne Arundel County Council approved zoning that will allow a slots parlor to be built at Arundel Mills.
A lucky player at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino won $52,211 on the Loco Loot progressive slot machine.
Family is an important part of the holidays. We always try to get some face-to-face time with relatives, but a 4-year-old in Tennessee took things to a whole new level last week.
|The PokerStars European Poker Tour will visit Berlin for the first time in what is expected to be the biggest professional poker tournament ever held in Germany.
PokerNite, a UB.net-sponsored TV show, made its first appearance on Poker Channel Europe last week.
Glu Mobile has released the World Series of Poker Hold'em Legend App to the App Store, which is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Did You Know?
Seven hotels on the Las Vegas Strip (MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood, Aria, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, The Venetian and Stratosphere) will shoot fireworks from their rooftops on New Year's Eve.
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