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February 1, 2010

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February 1, 2010

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arrowJohn Robison: What do you think of my slot strategy?

What do you think of my slot strategy?
Robison credits a savvy reader for coming up with the strategy of inserting $100 into a $3-maximum machine and patiently playing one dollar at a time, but warns that this plan won't be as effective on certain machines.  read more

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Delaware approves table games for racetrack casinos

Lawmakers in Delaware approved legislation last week to legalize table games at Delaware Park, Dover Downs and Harrington Raceway. A spokesman for Gov. Jack Markell thought table games could be in place by the summer. One gaming analyst said that Delaware and Pennsylvania could combine to drive down Atlantic City's table game revenue by as much as 15 percent.  read more
Delaware approves table games for racetrack casinos



The Gang covers it all

Casino City's Gary Trask and Dan Igo touch on a variety of topics, including poker on TV, what they learned from the NFL Playoffs and their three best bets of the week.  read more

Gaming stocks see a January jolt

Seven of the 10 publicly traded casino operators and slot machine manufacturers charted by Applied Analysis saw an increase in their average daily stock price.  read more

Bellagio room rates out-pacing CityCenter's Aria

Room rates for the brand new Aria have been priced below those offered at Bellagio, which contradicts the original plans of MGM Mirage to make the centerpiece of the new CityCenter its premium resort.  read more

Icahn lands a Las Vegas bargain

Billionaire Carl Icahn nailed down one of the best bargains in Vegas when he won the auction for the bankrupt Fontainebleau Las Vegas last week.  read more

Northern Nevada's woes likely to expand

Casino revenues in Reno and the Lake Tahoe area have been decimated for almost three years due to the recession and competition from Northern California.  read more

Harrah's ordered to hand over bettor's documents

A judge ordered Harrah's Entertainment to turn over documents related to a high-roller accused of bouncing checks totaling $14.75 million.  read more

Navegante Group wins Aqueduct bidding

A partnership that includes the Las Vegas-based Navegante Group was selected to build and operate a casino at the Aqueduct Race Track in New York.  read more



Effel adds flair to flourishing WSOP

Jack Effel became World Series of Poker's tournament director in 2007 and his role is expected to increase this year following the departure of commissioner Jeffrey Pollack.  read more

Online qualifier wins Aussie Millions

Australian Tyron Krost, a Party Poker online qualifier, won $2 million after outlasting 748 other players in the Aussie Millions Main Event.  read more

Ivey takes top spot on all-time money list

Phil Ivey moved into first position on poker's all-time money list after winning $600,000 at the 2010 Aussie Millions $100K Challenge tournament.  read more

L.A. Poker Classic event breaks records

The first event of the L.A. Poker Classic at Commerce Casino had 5,847 participants with Sacramento's Darrell Cain taking home $363,936.  read more

ECPokerTour to kick off in Barcelona

The inaugural event of the ECPokerTour 2010 will be the ECPokerTour Barcelona tournament on March 18.  read more

British player wins EPT Deauville

Jake "neverbluff67" Cody won EPT Deauville for a first prize of €847,000 after besting a record-breaking field of 768 players.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life has always wanted to visit New Zealand. A German man who recently visited the country will spend a little more time there than he had planned.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce projects that visitor volume in the city will climb 3% to 37.4 million people in 2010.
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