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June, 2013

arrowJohn Grochowski: Four to a royal is really, really good

Four to a royal is really, really good
Gaming expert John Grochowski does the math and explains why four to a royal is one of the best starting hands in video poker.  read more
 

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Las Vegas Sands ordered to pay Richard Suen $101.6 million

This is the second time that the Las Vegas Sands, led by chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson (right), has lost its court case against the consultant who spent some time working on Las Vegas Sands' entry into Macau. The first time it lost, the company was ordered to pay Suen about $58 million including fees and interest. That verdict was overturned on appeal, and Las Vegas Sands is promising to appeal this judgment too.  read more
Las Vegas Sands ordered to pay Richard Suen $101.6 million
 

CASINO News

CASINO

William Hill mulling next move after sports betting kiosk ban passes

William Hill U.S. is evaluating its options after the Nevada Assembly voted 41-0 to ban betting kiosks in bars, taverns and other establishments with a restricted gaming license.  read more

FTC questions Pinnacle's bid for Ameristar Casinos

The FTC said the merger between the two Las Vegas-based regional casino operators "would reduce competition" in St. Louis and Lake Charles, La.  read more

Caesars Entertainment not a Wall Street superstar

How the company, which has more than 50 casinos across the U.S. including four in Atlantic City, can service its debt, is the pressing concern.  read more

Cantor accuses William Hill of poaching trade secrets, clients

In a lawsuit filed earlier this month in Clark County District Court, Cantor charged that William Hill had deliberately poached trade secrets and potential clients when it bought Brandywine Bookmaking in 2011.  read more

Retired elementary school teacher wins $1 million

Patricia Sheik won the Millionaire Maker drawing at Harrah's Resort. Robin Leach, who has seen his share of millionaires, presided over the proceedings.  read more

Lewis Black returns to Pala October 26

Lewis Black will bring his "The Rant is Due" tour and signature comedic stylings to the Pala Casino Resort and Spa this fall.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Connecticut man wins $2.6 million on first spin at the Borgata

The lucky My Borgata cardholder hit the jackpot at 5:01 p.m. after busting out of a poker tournament.  read more

The Reel Life: "Beer me, R2-D2" edition

The Reel Life isn't lazy. Really, we aren't. We're perfectly capable of going to the refrigerator and getting a cold beverage ourselves instead of yelling, "Beer me."  read more

POKER News

POKER

Casino City Gang: WSOP.com promo edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd conduct their World Series of Poker fantasy draft, discuss the launch of WSOP.com and explore the politics behind Governor Andrew Cuomo's push for casinos in upstate New York.  read more

Industry blamed for demise of federal Web poker measure

Former Nevada congressman Jon Porter said that the gaming industry's lack of inclusiveness toward online gambling policy scuttled chances for a federal bill to regulate Internet poker.  read more

Ultimate Poker is laughing last - at least for now

Ultimate has dealt more than 2.25 million hands of poker since its launch. That's just games with players in Nevada. Potential players from all 50 states and 28 countries have opened Ultimate Poker accounts. And as other operators are learning, it's not easy.  read more

WSOP.com glitch that allowed real-money wagers corrected

Caesars Interactive Entertainment, which operates the World Series of Poker, informed gaming regulators of the error.  read more

European online titan moves ahead with licensing in Nevada

Bwin.party is moving forward with licensing in Nevada to operate Internet poker websites with MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming. But their main focus right now is New Jersey.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Foxwoods is working with a New York real estate developer to try and bring a resort casino to the Catskills.
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