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April 2, 2012

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The mechanics of RNGs
Robison explains that RNGs in both land-based and online slots are constantly running to make sure a cheat can't figure out the order of outcomes.  read more
 

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Nevada urged to move on Web gaming market

Nevada's long-dormant Gaming Policy Committee was tasked last week by Gov. Brian Sandoval to figure out how Nevada can best take advantage of online gambling and maximize the state's opportunities.  read more
Nevada urged to move on Web gaming market
 

CASINO

Strip goes dark again for Earth Hour

Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip powered down for an hour Saturday to display their commitment to addressing climate change.  read more

March mixed for gaming stocks

Stock prices for one of the Las Vegas Strip's largest operators saw a small decline while two Vegas operators doing well in Asia saw increases.  read more

McCarran sees strong growth in February passenger volume

The number of people flying in and out of McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas increased for the second straight month according to data released by the Clark County Department of Aviation.  read more

Station posts quarterly loss despite increase in revenues

The company reported a $4.2 million loss, with $303.4 million in revenue. Station had $278.3 million in revenue in the same quarter a year earlier.  read more

Investors in Louisiana join case against Wynn Resorts

The Louisiana Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System is asking for damages and a halt to any further donations to the University of Macau.  read more

Leroy's releases sports betting app for iPad

The app, which allows Nevada residents and visitors to place sports bets within Nevada's state borders, joins the iPhone, Droid and BlackBerry apps already on the market.  read more

MGM Resorts to seek alternative Mass. location

MGM has abandoned a proposed casino site in Massachusetts but plans to look for another location in the western part of the state.  read more

WMS files for Nevada online gaming license

Slot machine giant WMS Industries became the latest land-based company to apply for an online gambling license in Nevada last week.  read more

Steve Wynn dropped from Barron's list

International business publication Barron's has dropped Steve Wynn from its annual list of the world's top 30 corporate CEOs.  read more

California casino opens new high-stakes bingo room

The new high-stakes bingo room at Viejas Casino seats 340 guests and includes separate smoking and non-smoking areas.  read more

Record jackpot fuels lottery craze at Nevada border

You couldn't by a Mega Millions lottery ticket last week in Nevada. But you could in California. And thousands swarmed a Lotto Store on the California-Nevada border today to chase a dream.  read more

SLOTS

Florida nurse hits $1.1 million slot jackpot

A Boca Raton nurse recently hit a slot machine jackpot of $1,108,096 at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek casino.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life admits that we've scoped out potential dates in the office before, but we've never heard of the bizarre mating ritual allegedly attempted by a former IT professional at the Iowa Farm Bureau in West Des Moines.  read more

POKER

HPT to set sail for televised event

The Heartland Poker Tour is launching its ninth season next year with one-week cruise vacation that includes a $1,100 Main Event aboard the ship.  read more

Casino City Gang: Time to Revel edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the opening of Revel Casino Resort in Atlantic City, its business model and its potential impact on the city and the gaming market. They also look at a California casino's unique efforts to convert poker tournament players into poker cash game players, the report on Alderney's handling of the Full Tilt saga and make their best bets.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
You couldn't buy a lottery ticket last week in Nevada for the $640 million Mega Millions drawing because Nevada doesn't have a state lottery.
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