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February 27, 2012

arrowFrank Scoblete: The simple truth about trend betting

The simple truth about trend betting
Scoblete says trend betting does not work in random games. You can't get an edge over the house by betting for or against the trends you just saw. What happened in the past has no influence on what happens in the future.  read more
 

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Soap opera surrounds Wynn Resorts

Japanese businessman Kazuo Okada saw his nearly 20 percent stake in Steve Wynn's (right) company reduced to zero on Feb. 17. The board of Wynn Resorts kicked Okada out of the company based on findings of an investigation that alleged that he committed 37 violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. But no one expects Okada to just walk away.  read more
Soap opera surrounds Wynn Resorts
 

CASINO

Casino City Gang: AC, Wynn and Bracketmania

The Gang discusses Dan's recent trip to Atlantic City, Steve Wynn's feud with Kazuo Okada, betting on the Accenture Match Play Championship and what events that are not currently set up in brackets that should be.  read more

Gaming figure Dennis Gomes dies at 68

Dennis Gomes, who worked in the gaming industry for 40 years and was the CEO and co-owner of Resorts Atlantic City, died Thursday in Philadelphia of complications from kidney dialysis.  read more

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas lays off 40 employees

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas announced last week that it has laid off more than 40 employees in its gaming operations department.  read more

Golden Gaming purchases slot route, two casinos

Golden Gaming has acquired Affinity Gaming's slot machine route as well as Terrible's Lakeside Casino and Terrible's Town in Pahrump.  read more

MGM to build nongaming hotel in China

MGM Resorts said it will build and operate a 200-room hotel with retail and entertainment facilities in Shanghai.  read more

Cleveland casino to open in May

The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland was given permission by Ohio gaming regulators to open the week of May 14.  read more

Foxwoods nightclub honored by magazine

SHRINE Asian Kitchen, Lounge and Nightclub at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut has made Nightclub & Bar's "Top 100" list.  read more

California casino to host Larry the Cable Guy

Well-known comedian Larry the Cable Guy will perform at the Table Mountain Casino in Friant on March 21.  read more

Atlantic City casino holding $200,000 promotion

Bally's Atlantic City is giving rewards members a chance to win daily $200 free play prizes, vacations or a brand new car.  read more

SLOTS

Bally Technologies acquires Chiligaming

The slot machine giant said it purchased the Internet gaming platform in order to help its land-based casino customers enter the online gaming world.  read more

Marine wins almost $3 million on Las Vegas slot

A U.S. Marine attending a week-long military training session in Nevada won more than $2.8 million on a slot machine at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.  read more

Oklahoma casino pays out more than $220,000 in two days

In just two days, two lucky players hit jackpots over $100,00 each on Wheel of Fortune slot machines at Choctaw Casino Resort.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life has been issued a speeding ticket or two in our day. But we've never showed up at the officer's house to talk "man-to-man."  read more

POKER

Poker league offering stakes to players

Hog Wild Poker Leagues is launching a new program that rewards players each month for outstanding play by staking them $500 in live tournaments.  read more

PokerStars announces details for LAPT

The Latin American Poker Tour gets under way in March at Viña del Mar, Chile and will also have stops in Uruguay, Colombia and Peru.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
In Hold'em, the best hand to have against pocket aces is 6-7 or 7-8 suited. Those hands will beat aces about 23 percent of the time, while lower pocket pairs generally win less than 20 percent of the time.
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