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August 1, 2016

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August 1, 2016

arrowJerry Stickman: Going on tilt

Going on tilt
What does it mean to go "on tilt"? Stickman examines this state of frustration and offers ways to avoid it. After all, when you're angry, you're not focused, and when you're not focused, you're making mistakes.  read more
 

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Nevada sportsbooks brace for Summer Olympic betting action

Casino City speaks with two Nevada sportsbook industry veterans to get their take on what kind of action the Summer Olympics will attract, how they went about setting lines, what sports will be most popular, and if we'll ever see a day when wagering on politics will be offered to the betting public.  read more
Nevada sportsbooks brace for Summer Olympic betting action
 

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Massive Cash Jackpot score at Table Mountain

A local player from nearby Fresno, California won $141,886 last week after trying her luck on a quarter slot machine.  read more

Ohio man hits the jackpot at Las Vegas airport

Randall won almost half a million dollars playing IGT's Wheel of Fortune slot at McCarran International Airport. (Las Vegas Sun)  read more

The Reel Life: Pokemon Go edition

We had to. There's an important lesson in this one about researching your financial investments, we promise.  read more

Caesars online games to be purchased for $4.4 billion

A Chinese consortium composed of Shanghai Giant Network Technology and Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma has reached an agreement to acquire Caesars Interactive Entertainment Inc's online games unit.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Foxwoods Resort chooses construction partner

The Friedmutter Group has been selected to construct Foxwoods' resort casino at Biloxi Point in Mississippi.  read more

Nevada casinos end 2016 fiscal year with gaming win

The gaming revenue totaled $11.1 billion, with a strong 6.8% gaming win in June. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

Wynn increases casino revenue with updated floor plan

Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts Limited, reported putting higher-yield games in prominent locations to increase revenue in response to the 2014/2015 collapse of the Macau gaming market. (Business Insider)  read more

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS News

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS

Playtech and Coral launch virtual retail product

The Virtual Sports Football Accumulator has been deployed to 100 U.K. Coral shops and is the first Playtech virtual product to be launched in a retail environment.  read more

Mass. fantasy sports legislation moves forward

On Sunday, Massachusetts' General Court passed a bill that would formally legalize the state's daily fantasy sports industry. (Legal Sports Report)  read more

POKER News

POKER

Seminole Casino schedules Coco Poker Open

Running from Sept. 23-26 at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, the event features a $1 million guaranteed tournament.  read more

Iowa Tribe reschedules international launch of poker site

The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma is working to finalize international country-by-country gaming licenses and banking partners.  read more

Eureka Poker tour stops in Germany

Sponsored by PokerStars and following a successful German debut, the event will be returning to Hamburg for the third stop of Season Six from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Mandalay Bay undrapes Michael Jackson statue

The iconic statue, which has been loaned by the Estate of Michael Jackson to the Mandalay Bay property, was unveiled last week.  read more

Joey 'Coco' Diaz to perform at Cherokee Casino

Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs in Oklahoma will host the famous actor and stand-up comedian on Aug. 6.  read more

Comedian Bill Engvall coming to SugarHouse Casino

The award-winning comic and television actor appears at the Pennsylvania casino on Sept. 16.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Macau gross gaming revenue fell 4.5% to $2.2. billion in July, compared to last year, marking the 26th consecutive month of declines.
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