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August 15, 2016

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August 15, 2016

arrowFrank Scoblete: The good, the bad and the ugly

The good, the bad and the ugly
While you're playing slots, a day at the casino can seem a lot like a day in a Wild West movie. Frank Scoblete takes a look at these fortunate -- and sometimes not so fortunate -- scenes.  read more
 

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Skill-based casino games expand the definition of gambling

Regulatory attorney Dustin Ford takes a look at some of the questions surrounding Nevada and New Jersey's authorization of skill-based games and how they are providing a unique opportunity for innovation and drawing a new customer base.  read more
Skill-based casino games expand the definition of gambling
 

CASINO

Saratoga Casino Hotel to give away Maserati

Partnering with Maserati of Albany, the newly rebranded casino will award a lucky customer with a new Maserati GHIBLI on Aug. 20.  read more

Mecca adds more Playtech content

Three of the developer's omni-channel slots have been integrated into 12,000 Mecca Max handheld tablets across 87 U.K. bingo clubs.  read more

Mohegan Sun presents 20th anniversary schedule

The casino's lineup for its 20th Anniversary Comedy All-Star Gala includes perfomances by Bruno Mars, Fergie and LL Cool J.  read more

Golden Nugget Atlantic City launches online live dealer

Partnering with Ezugi NJ, Golden Nugget Casino is offering exclusive online dealer games, including blackjack, American roulette and baccarat.  read more

Rivers Casino introduces Rush Rewards Player's Club

Players who register online will win free slot play or comp dollars to be used at the casino's opening in early 2017.  read more

SLOTS

Gamblit to bring skill games to casino floors

Gamblit Gaming, working with game publisher PikPok, will take zombie thriller Into the Dead and racer Breakneck and turn them into real-money gaming experiences. The games are expected to be available in casinos by 2017.  read more

The Reel Life: Pet cemetery edition

The week, the Reel Life brings you the short but heartwarming saga of the life and death of William the worm.  read more

Nevada Gaming Control Board considers wagering accounts

A workshop meeting conducted last week looked at the possibility of amendments to regulations that would allow slot machine play through pre-established accounts. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS

Despite boom, fantasy sports future uncertain

Legal and political strife continues in the U.S. as debates on whether fantasy sports count as games of skill rage on. (The Detroit News)  read more

Christie says U.S. Supreme Court should rule on sports betting

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie commented last week that the U.S. Supreme Court should decide whether New Jersey can legalize sports betting. (Associated Press)  read more

POKER

Dover Downs reveals Sept. poker promotions

Daily high hand contests, hot seats and bad beat bonuses will be available at the Delaware casino's poker room throughout September.  read more

Mackay wins first WPT stop at Choctaw Casino Resort

In the kickoff event of the World Poker Tour's 15th season, James Mackay earned $681,758 and a seat into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT

The Cosmopolitan to host HartBeat Weekend

Kevin Hart and HartBeat Productions released the full lineup for the third annual event, taking place from Sept. 2-4 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  read more

The Orleans showroom presents Mrs. Vietnam World

The 28th annual international pageant will be held Sept. 10 in Las Vegas, featuring the talents of married Vietnamese women from around the world.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Nevada's 65 poker rooms and 763 live tables raked in over $16 million in June 2016, according to gaming regulators, representing a year-over-year increase of 1.88%.
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