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February 6, 2012

arrowMark Pilarski: A slot jackpot gets denied

A slot jackpot gets denied
Pilarski explains that a jackpot can be denied because slot machines occasionally misbehave. It is easy for a slot technician to know if a slot machine is on the fritz, or if it has been tinkered with.  read more
 

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Florida lawmaker ends expanded gambling push

A Florida legislator withdrew a bill Friday that would have authorized three resort-casinos in the southern part of state. Officials from Malaysia-based Genting Group were the most disappointed by the bill's demise. The company had spent more than $400 million to assemble roughly 30 acres to develop a casino in Miami.  read more
Florida lawmaker ends expanded gambling push
 

CASINO

Nevada looks towards the Far East

Nevada casino company executives are traveling to Japan, Vietnam, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand and other potential Asian casino destinations to find the next Macau or Singapore.  read more

Ladbrokes makes move into U.S. gaming market

The British bookmaker paid $3 million to acquire 65 percent of Stadium Technology Group, a supplier of software and in-game betting applications.  read more

Gambling stocks get boost in January

All 10 publicly traded casino operators and slot machine manufacturers charted by Applied Analysis posted gains last month.  read more

Nevada company granted gaming license

Nevada Gold & Casino can now complete its acquisition of a minority stake in The Nugget in Reno.  read more

Foxwoods kicks off 20th anniversary celebration

Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut plans to commemorate its 20th anniversary with its biggest celebration ever, including luxury raffles, discounts and star-studded events.  read more

Atlantic City resort named "Casino of the Year"

Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City was named the "Casino of the Year" by the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com.  read more

SLOTS

IGT profits fall in first quarter

International Game Technology said fewer new casino openings in North America and limited activity in the expansion market cut into the company's overall revenues and profits.  read more

Mississippi casino opens high-limit slot room

Gold Strike Casino's new high-limit room is drawing solid reviews from patrons who like the challenge of high-paying machines.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life weighed a number of factors when we selected a college. Where the nearest Chick-fil-A was in relation to campus didn't factor in our choice.  read more

POKER

The Gang: Are you ready for some football?

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo discuss the new WSOP schedule, whether the increase in events has devalued winning a gold bracelet and their favorite bets for the Super Bowl, including their picks.  read more

Caesars releases 2012 WSOP schedule

Caesars Interactive Entertainment has released the much-anticipated 2012 World Series of Poker schedule, and with several new events, a few lower buy-ins and some tweaks to the $10,000 Main Event, poker players have plenty to digest.  read more

Fertitta Interactive submits Nevada online poker application

The company is aiming to be licensed as an operator and service provider of Internet poker in Nevada.  read more

Melbourne native wins Aussie Millions Main Event

Oliver Speidel, a 26-year-old banker, won AUD$1,600,000 after taking down the Main Event of the 2012 Aussie Millions Poker Championship.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Phil Ivey won $2 million after taking down the 2012 Aussie Millions $250,000 Super High Roller event. The American defeated Patrik Antonius heads-up to win the title.
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