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December 7, 2015

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December 7, 2015

arrowMark Pilarski: The allure of progressive jackpots

The allure of progressive jackpots
Wide area progressive games offer the possibility of a life-changing jackpot, but Mark Pilarski says the odds of hitting one are akin to winning the lottery.  read more
 

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Major upgrades a big hit at Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook

Casino City spends a Saturday afternoon inside the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino SuperBook and explains why the $13 million in recent renovations -- including a mammoth video wall, new bar and private VIP cabanas -- make it a "must-see" for race and sport bettors.  read more
Major upgrades a big hit at Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook
 

CASINO News

CASINO

Casino expansion a bad sign for Atlantic City

The Northeast casino market is becoming flooded with new competition, spelling doom for Atlantic City, but it's good news for equipment and game providers.  read more

Reno casinos shine in October as the rest of Nevada suffers

Nevada and Strip gaming revenue fell during October for the fourth time in the last five months, but Northern Nevada's casino market increased during the same time period.  read more

Las Vegas notches all-time high for visitors in October

Thanks to an additional weekend in October compared with last year and a double-digit percentage increase in convention attendance, the city had 3.78 million people visit during the month.  read more

Macau suffers 18th straight month of gaming revenue decline

Casinos collected $2.1 billion in November, 32.3% less than a year ago, Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau announced last week.  read more

California Hotel & Casino announces redesign plans

In addition to new interiors throughout the casino and public areas, Boyd will upgrade the 500 hotel rooms and suites at the downtown Las Vegas casino and make additional restaurant enhancements.  read more

AGA questions presidential candidates

The American Gaming Association sent a questionnaire to Republican and Democratic presidential candidates seeking their positions on everything from daily fantasy sports to proposed changes on tracking casino customer activities.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Battle over Kirk Kerkorian estate lives on

The court-appointed guardian for the daughter of Kerkorian's ex-wife petitioned the Los Angeles Superior Court last month to revoke the admission of the late Nevada casino magnate's will to probate.  read more

Fake palm trees at The Cosmopolitan fuel concern

Commission Chairman says he expects most resorts will voluntarily remove the kind of highly flammable decorations that caused $2 million in damage at the Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino in July.  read more

Highway connecting Las Vegas and Reno clears another hurdle

The proposed interstate road won a major boost last week when lawmakers announced a compromise on a five-year transportation bill authorizing funding for the nation's highway, bridge, transit and rail programs.  read more

Clark County backs off on requiring list of ride-sharing drivers

Commissioners voted to strike down a proposal that would force companies like Uber and Lyft to provide monthly reports listing the information of each registered driver.  read more

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS News

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS

Study: 68% of players call DFS game of 'skill'

A recent survey of 1,081 U.S. daily fantasy sports players also finds that DFS creates "more fan engagement, via interaction with sports websites, going to games and watching more sports on TV."  read more

Recap of Dan's DFS picks for NFL Week 13

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger came through big on Sunday in an otherwise rough week for our resident expert.  read more

POKER News

POKER

High-volume players boycott PokerStars

Last week's three-day boycott of the most trafficked online poker site in the world was organized in response to sudden changes in VIP player program benefits.  read more

Jake Bazeley wins Rock 'n' Roll Poker Championship

The Cincinnati pro took home $568,687 for taking down the $3,500 championship event at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Travis Tritt to perform at Ameristar in Kansas City

Tickets are on sale to see the country superstar at Ameristar Casino Hotel's award-winning Star Pavilion on March 11.  read more

Josh Turner concert coming to Dover Downs

The Grammy nominated MCA Nashville recording artist takes the stage in the Rollins Center ballroom on Saturday, April 30.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Twenty-four percent of the American population considers themselves poker fans and, of that figure, 81% watch live poker tournaments as a spectator, according to a study by Repucom.
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