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March 3, 2014
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|March 3, 2014|
|Gaming guru John Grochowski tells a story about playing the Paradise Fishing slot with his wife, and how the community element of the game with "Reel Feel" technology had an impact on their experience.
By Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan PodheiserThe Gang discusses the Internet poker compact between Delaware and Nevada, the passage of a referendum that could bring a Mohegan Sun casino to the Boston area, Caesars' plan to open a WSOP-themed poker room in Bally's Wild Wild West Casino, and the decision by the Palm Beach Kennel Club and the WSOP to disqualify the winner of a recent WSOP Circuit event.
|Last week, nearly three years after the Department of Justice shut down Full Tilt Poker on Black Friday, American players were finally able to get their money back from the popular online poker site.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed a deal that allows the states to share players across their online poker networks.
Ronnie Pease outlasted 340 players to win $91,347.
There will be 12 rings up for grabs from March 6-April 5.
Casino City's Dan Podheiser heads to Twitter to track the poker world celebrating the release of nearly $80 million dollars to American Full Tilt players who had waited almost three years for their bankrolls.
|Last month, legislation was unveiled that could bring Las Vegas-style casinos to South Florida, but history indicates that major casinos won't waste their time and money lobbying in the Sunshine State.
State gaming revenue declined 2.76 percent in January to $884.2 million, but analysts suspect that was mainly the result of a 9 percent hold percentage, well below the average hold of 12.02 percent.
Las Vegas Sands said "some legally protected data" was stolen from customers and employees of the company's hotel-casino in Bethlehem, Pa.
The court ruled that Las Vegas Sands does not have to give confidential company information to Steven Jacobs, the fired former president of Sands Macau, because the matter already was decided in district court.
The property will include a 188-room hotel, 40,000 square feet of casino space, a hotel lobby bar and lounge area and a second-floor restaurant overlooking the Strip and operated by television chef Giada De Laurentiis.
|Teresita D. won $100,169 last week playing a Bally Bonus 7s slot machine.
A legislative committee launched a debate on whether Nevada's more than 2,000 restricted gaming locations rely too heavily on slot machines as a revenue source.
Casino City's Dan Podheiser tracked his results for his Featured Game reviews during the month of February. He explains how he fared for each game in his monthly report.
A 21-year-old Illinois man was arrested for cooking crystal meth while wearing a "Breaking Bad" t-shirt. Obviously, he didn't get the message that cooking meth is a bad idea.
Did You Know?
Nevada's restricted gaming locations paid $8.4 million in quarterly slot machine taxes in 2013, less than 1 percent of the total revenue generated by the state's gaming industry.
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Top-10 ways to spend your Full Tilt money
- Play the WSOP Main Event
- Take a family vacation
- Trick out your electronics
- Buy home game supplies
- Buy into a poker tournament
- Buy into a $1/$2 game
- Buy a new pair of shoes
- Buy a nice bottle of wine
- Buy a poker book
- Buy lottery tickets