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March 4, 2013
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|March 4, 2013|
|In two easy-to-read tables, gaming expert Frank Scoblete lays out just how much you expect to lose while playing common casino games. Scoblete expresses the losses in terms of real dollars, making this a must read for anyone headed to the casino.
By Howard StutzThe Malaysia-based company bought the Echelon site on the Strip from Boyd Gaming for $350 million and plans on building a 3,500-room hotel-casino on the site. The new Resorts World Las Vegas is expected to open in 2016 with multiple dining options, 250,000 square feet of retail, more than 500,000 square feet of convention space, a theater and outdoor pool amenities.
|Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the online gaming legislation New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law this week, and what it means for New Jersey residents ready to get their gamble on. They also look at the issues facing Caesars Palace, review the amazing buffet at Caesars and look at a pair of interesting lottery stories.
Forbes Travel Guide placed the Tower Suites and spas at Wynn and Encore in Las Vegas and the hotels and spas at Wynn Macau and Encore Macau on its 55th annual listing of five-star hotels, spas and restaurants last week.
The project to re-create the Las Vegas Convention Center and the surrounding area was given the green light last week.
After the Singapore casino market ramped up in 2010, many analysts predicted the region would surpass Las Vegas. But there are now suggestions that the market has maxed out.
Caesars had a net loss of $469.7 million for the final quarter of 2012, which was 113 percent higher than the net loss of $220.6 million in the same quarter of 2011.
The Garden State is now the third state in the U.S. to license and regulate online gambling. Governor Chris Christie's stamp of approval came just 19 days after he conditionally vetoed similar legislation.
According to the 2013 edition of Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report, gaming revenue at Indian gaming facilities nationwide grew 3.4% in 2011 to approximately $27.4 billion.
The star stopped traffic on the Strip by riding on a flatbed truck with a flaming piano surrounded by dancing showgirls. Green's entrance last week was part of the debut of his new Vegas show "CeeLo Green is LOBERACE" at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
|Ader Investment Management CEO Jason Ader said the IGT shareholders he has met with "indicated their respective belief that a reconstitution of the IGT board would be best accomplished through a negotiated settlement."
The new High-Limit Slots Salon recently opened as part of a complete remodel of The Venetian casino floor.
The Reel Life can't resist a feel-good story, and there's none better than that of Billy Ray Harris, a homeless man in Kansas City who found an engagement ring in his cup after spending the day asking for spare change.
|The European Poker Tour season 9 finale features 50 events across 10 days.
Did You Know?
The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati opens Monday. It is expected to house 2,000 slot machines, a poker room with 31 tables and 87 table games. -- Cleveland Plain Dealer
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