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June 9, 2014
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|June 9, 2014|
|Gaming guru John Grochowski asks a few players why they enjoy some casino games and not others. He finds that most play for fun, and what's fun for one can be a crashing bore for another.
By Howard StutzSlot machine giant Bally Technologies said Thursday it would pay up to $100 million to acquire Dragonplay, an Israel-based social gaming business. Bally's move into social gaming follows similar successful efforts by IGT and Caesars.
|Howard Stutz provides an in-depth look at Maryland's burgeoning casino market, including a new Caesars property in Baltimore, an MGM complex at National Harbor and the early success of Maryland Live!.
The Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia is feeling the pinch from neighboring Maryland's gaming expansion, even though Maryland's two newest casinos have yet to open.
The company, which controls 10 Strip resorts and carries a gaming industry-high $23 billion in long-term debt, called the claims "baseless."
The Nevada Supreme Court has reversed a Clark County judge's decision to award $6.6 million to a man who suffered a knee injury during a Monday Night Football event at the Palms.
Gambling law expert I. Nelson Rose explores the cultural differences and barriers between operating a casino in the U.S. and in China.
Faiss, whose 40-year career could serve as a documentary on the history of Nevada gaming law and the expansion of the casino industry, died late Wednesday at Boulder City Hospital after a long battle with cancer.
The mixed-use property, which is owned by CEO of SBE Entertainment Sam Nazarian and has more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites, is expected to be completed by fall of 2014.
The Lucky Club is billing itself as "Las Vegas' first and only" casino with bingo in Spanish, or "Bingo Loteria."
|A draft bill that would regulate Internet poker in the U.S. is being floated on Capitol Hill, but Nevada Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) said there is no sign that it will move in any direction.
Jonathan Dimmig won the $1,500 buy-in World Series of Poker Millionaire Maker no-limit Hold'em tournament, taking home $1.3 million.
|The gaming equipment manufacturer, which combines traditional slot machines with entertainment-style video games, received preliminary approval from state gaming regulators to operate in Nevada.
In Utah, a 14-year-old male stole his grandfather's car and eventually was chased by police through the streets. So the kid did what any brilliant young chap would do -- he decided to drive through a town park, at full speed, to evade the cops.
Did You Know?
Econsult Solutions projects that if Pennsylvania legalized and taxed online poker at 20 percent and online slots at 60 percent, it could bring in $68 million in direct tax revenues the first year and $113 million in following years.
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