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May 13, 2013
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|May 13, 2013|
|Gaming expert Frank Scoblete takes on the role of exterminator and looks at the types of "bugs" he'd like to get rid of while he's playing table games at the casino.
By Vin Narayanan and Aaron ToddVin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss Aaron's trip to Parx Casino and the WSOP Circuit event at Harrah's Philadelphia, PokerStars going to court to buy an Atlantic City casino, Google Glass being banned by a casino and preparations for the U.S. Open.
|The once chummy relationship between the Atlantic Club and its would-be buyer, PokerStars, has turned into a heads-up game of no-limit hold'em with Atlantic Club terminating the purchase and PokerStars suing to complete the purchase.
Of the 22 states that had casinos in 2011, 15 reported revenue increases in 2012. Ohio, which opened three commercial casinos and a racetrack casino in 2012, produced $429.83 million in gaming revenues.
Casinos statewide collected $914.8 million from customers during March, an increase of 7.04 percent compared to March of 2012.
A player from Irvine took home a Mercedes-Benz C250 as part of a promotion where Pala gives away a new car each week.
Comedian Gabriel Iglesias and the Chippendales dance troupe will also perform at the Southern California casino.
|IGT increased profits 26 percent to $78.2 million and revenues by more than 11 percent to $600 million during the second quarter, exceeding analysts' predictions.
More than 99 percent of votes cast at the meeting Friday were in favor of the buyout, in which WMS shareholders will receive $26 per share.
The slot maker reported a third-quarter net income of $7.5 million. WMS reported a net income of $22.1 million in the same quarter a year ago.
The player won a $1.19 million jackpot on the Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond video slot machine.
The player, who was just hoping to win enough money to put new tires on his car, hit the progressive for $605,385.57 while playing Wheel of Fortune.
The Reel Life loves the NFL, so we were disappointed to hear former NFL receiver Titus Young has managed to bring new meaning to "two-a-days."
|Daniel Healey topped a 200-player field to win Ultimate Poker's first $10,000 Sunday Tournament. Healey collected a first-place prize of $4,173.
Last summer, Phil Ivey played Punto Banco for seven hours over a two-night period at Crockfords, winning the equivalent of almost $12 million.
The show airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in Massachusetts. It is broadcast on 1120AM (Boston), 970AM (Worcester) and 1390AM (Cape Cod) on the Money Matters Radio Network.
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