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February 25, 2013
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|February 25, 2013|
|Slot expert John Robison shares a tough story from a reader that illustrates why it's extremely important to treat your slot tickets like cash, and immediately report any ticket you lose to the casino.
By Howard StutzRevel declared bankruptcy last week. It's been open for less than a year. Hurricane Sandy hit Atlantic City in October and closed down the boardwalk for a bit. And Trump Plaza, which cost $210 million to build in 1984, was sold this month for $20 million -- a record low for Atlantic City. Can anything save the city? One analyst suggests online gaming is the answer.
|Jim Murren made it clear MGM Resorts was not cashing out of some markets as it looks to invest in emerging gaming jurisdictions, such as Maryland, Massachusetts and Toronto.
Representatives of the casino giant unveiled Enlisting Heroes last week, which is aimed at providing job opportunities for U.S. military veterans.
A recent ranking of the top 20 gaming companies based on market capitalization had one distinctive flavor: The top 10 companies have either a direct investment or control of Asian gaming assets.
The move came one day after Okada resigned from the board, ending one phase of a long-running legal battle with CEO Steve Wynn. Okada was the co-founder and onetime largest shareholder in Wynn Resorts.
The deal allows Gala Coral to become the first casino company to integrate Sheriff Gaming's 3D technology into its brick-and-mortar terminals.
|Analysts from Institutional Shareholder Services issued its report last week after reviewing proxy statements from both IGT and a group headed by investor Jason Ader and former IGT Chairman Charles Mathewson.
A 73-year-old Michigander won a $7.2 million jackpot Friday on The Lord of The Rings progressive penny slot machine at the Palace Casino in Biloxi.
The Reel Life has had some pretty big wins on the online slots, and we've been known to celebrate those wins with some pretty epic parties. But we've never taken things quite as far as two brothers in Kansas who celebrated a $75,000 lottery win by blowing up their house.
|The bill allows Nevada to work with other states to build player liquidity and sets initial license suitability standards.
Chris Ferguson agreed to forfeit millions of dollars he earned as a founder and principal in Full Tilt Poker as part of a settlement agreement reached to end a civil suit filed against him by the Department of Justice.
Frank Fahrenkopf expects Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, to reintroduce an Internet poker-only bill in the House.
Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, who died Monday at 80, was an active poker player in Las Vegas, especially at the World Series of Poker, where he was a participant for decades.
"PokerStars Live at the City of Dreams" will offer cash games and daily tournaments at 13 permanent tables.
Did You Know?
A bill to ban smoking in Iowa's commercial casinos has stalled in an Iowa Senate subcommittee, according to the Des Moines Register
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