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September 7, 2015

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September 7, 2015

arrowMark Pilarski: If it weren't for suckers, there wouldn't be any good bets

If it weren't for suckers, there wouldn't be any good bets
A reader relates an interesting story about gambling during the Korean War, and Pilarski uses his example to outline the reason that craps has some good bets, along with some very bad ones.  read more
 

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'Deflategate' verdict sends shockwaves through sportsbooks

Last week's announcement that Tom Brady would not be suspended for the start of the NFL season forced bookmakers to quickly adjust their odds, creating significant liability for some betting shops. (photo by Keith Allison, via Creative Commons license 2.0)  read more
'Deflategate' verdict sends shockwaves through sportsbooks
 

CASINO News

CASINO

GVC beats 888; bwin.party directors agree to 1.16 billion-pound merger deal

bwin.party shareholders will own 66.6% of the new company, and current bwin.party CEO Norbert Teufelberger will serve as the new company's director.  read more

Graton Resort & Casino begins $175 million expansion

The 342,000-square foot expansion will add a 200-room resort with a spa, a convention space and a pool to the $800 million facility that opened for business in Nov. 2013.  read more

Dover named a top workplace in Delaware once again

The Top Workplace designation, which Dover Downs has won seven years in a row, is based on surveys completed by employees.  read more

Seminole Casino Immokalee hosts ESPN Billiards championships

The casino will host the Hall of Fame Challenge Cup, Men's International Challenge of Champions, the Women's Tournament of Champions and the Trick Shot Magic event from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.  read more

Interblock names Bryan Coy chief accounting officer

Most recently the chief accounting officer for the Americas for Aruze Gaming America, Coy brings both public and private gaming experience to Interblock and is well respected in the gaming and hospitality industry.  read more

Casino Cruise player wins 10-day dream vacation

Robert Gustafsson, the latest winner of the Win a Dream Cruise Vacation promotion, will spend 10 days cruising the Mediterranean, with stops in Italy, Greece and Turkey.  read more

Tropicana AC to honor disabled vets

Warfighter Sports, an organization that aids severely injured members of the military by involving them in adaptive sports, will be the beneficiary of a three-day fundraising effort by the casino.  read more

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS News

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS

TWiG video: U.K. and U.S. sports betting

J Todd discusses the latest sports betting news from the U.K. to New Jersey, then tackles PokerStars' announcement of its "biggest festival ever" in his latest weekly video.  read more

Multi-entry tournaments a catch-22 for daily fantasy sports

Aaron Todd makes the case for an end to multi-entry tournaments in the booming daily fantasy sports industry.  read more

RACEBOOK News

RACEBOOK

Churchill Downs to undergo renovations

The $18 million upgrade will modernize the Turf Club and several other areas at the famous racetrack.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

NetEnt approved to go live in New Jersey

The digital gaming solutions provider has received a transactional waiver from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement allowing it to launch its digital products while its license application is still under review.  read more

Macao Gaming Show announces return of Slot Experience Center

The Slot Experience Center allows slot manufacturers to showcase their upcoming products to players and slot experts and to receive feedback before they go to market.  read more

The Reel Life: Save the ribs edition

A man in California saved his wife and child from a house fire, then ran back inside and grabbed the enormous slab of ribs he had been cooking. A true American hero if there ever was one.  read more

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Fifteen of the top-25 hotels in the world (by total room count) are located in Las Vegas, with The Venetian and The Palazzo in second with 7,117 rooms.
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