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March 3, 2014

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March 3, 2014

arrowJohn Grochowski: A "fishing trip" for John and Marcy

A "fishing trip" for John and Marcy
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.  read more
 

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Casino City Gang: Gambling potpourri edition

The 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.  read more
Casino City Gang: Gambling potpourri edition
 

POKER News

POKER

Full Tilt players get back their bankrolls

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.  read more

Nevada, Delaware sign online poker partnership

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed a deal that allows the states to share players across their online poker networks.  read more

Pease wins Card Player Poker Tour Main Event at Foxwoods

Ronnie Pease outlasted 340 players to win $91,347.  read more

Bicycle Casino welcomes WSOP Circuit to Los Angeles

There will be 12 rings up for grabs from March 6-April 5.  read more

Tweets of the Week: Green Friday edition

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.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Stutz: Florida not worth Vegas giants' time

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.  read more

Analysts shrug off decline in Nevada's January gaming revenue

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.  read more

Customer data stolen from Sands casino in Pennsylvania

Las Vegas Sands said "some legally protected data" was stolen from customers and employees of the company's hotel-casino in Bethlehem, Pa.  read more

Nevada Supreme Court rules Sands info can stay confidential

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.  read more

The Cromwell will open May 21

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.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Pala player wins more than $100,000

Teresita D. won $100,169 last week playing a Bally Bonus 7s slot machine.  read more

Study stirs debate over taverns' reliance on slots

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.  read more

February 2014 Featured Game report

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.  read more

The Reel Life: Breaking Bad edition

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.  read more

Did You Know
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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