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Cold and bloodless games
In a world of increasing automation and simulated play, Frank Scoblete lays out a case for real, human dealers in table games.  read more

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MA voters approve Wynn Resorts $1.2 billion casino plan

Voters in the small Massachusetts town of Everett overwhelmingly approved a referendum signing off on Steve Wynn's (right) proposal to develop a $1.2 billion resort casino on a site that once housed a chemical plant.  read more
MA voters approve Wynn Resorts $1.2 billion casino plan



Gregg wins WSOP One Drop High Roller title

Tony Gregg, a poker pro from Columbia, Md., beat Philadelphia pro Chris Klodnicki to claim $4.8 million and the $111,111 One Drop High Roller title at the World Series of Poker on Saturday.  read more

One Drop High Roller draws 166 players

The World Series of Poker's $111,111 One Drop High Roller event drew 166 players, including professional poker player and a number of recreational players with pockets deep enough for the six-figure buy-in.  read more

Casino City Gang: Bet Raise Fold edition

Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the online poker documentary Bet Raise Fold with the movie's producer Jay Rosenkrantz. Aaron fills us in on the WSOP One Drop High Roller event, and Vin and Aaron look at whether land-based casinos have reached their "saturation point" in the U.S.  read more

Buying and selling pieces at the WSOP

Aaron Todd knew that most of the professional poker players playing the $111,111 One Drop High Roller were going to sell some of their action in the tournament. He just didn't think he'd be one of the people buying.  read more

Payout structure announced $10 million guarantee event

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open's $5,300 No-Limit Hold'em Championship will offer a the largest guaranteed payout in the world, with the top 300 finishing in the money and the top two players winning at least $1 million.  read more



McCarran passenger counts rise 2.6 percent

Southwest Airlines and Delta, the No. 1 and No. 2 air carriers at the Las Vegas airport, both reported increased passenger counts during the month.  read more

Bally's Las Vegas remodeling rooms, suites

Caesars Entertainment, which owns Bally's and the attached Paris Las Vegas, is overseeing the room remodeling project.  read more

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Pala

The casino will expand its buffet menu for a Fourth of July feast, including chilled snow crab, carved roasted prime rib, whole roasted salmon, shrimp scampi, fried calamari, Hawaiian pork rack, smoked ham and carved turkey.  read more

Asia Entertainment & Resources acquires VIP Gaming Room

The company will operate 40 tables in five VIP rooms with four concessionaires at Le Royal Arc Casino in Macau.  read more

Casino project approved by California Senate

The California State Senate approved a compact that allows the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians, in conjunction with Las Vegas-based Station Casinos, to build a gaming resort early 40 miles from the tribe's reservation.  read more

Indiana regulators sign off on Pinnacle-Ameristar deal

The merger of the two Las Vegas-based regional gaming giants would give Pinnacle ownership of two Indiana casinos.  read more

CFO for Las Vegas Sands leaving, but will remain as consultant

The casino operator announced the departure of Kenneth Kay in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday. Kay is officially leaving on July 31.  read more

Caesars Entertainment cutting ties with Paula Deen

Caesars said it reached “a mutual agreement” with Paula Deen Enterprises not to renew the two companies’ business relationship.  read more



The Reel Life: Hall of Fame edition

The Reel Life inducts its first Hall of Fame member before checking out "In It To Win It" at Red Flush Casino.  read more

Bally Technologies revs up NASCAR slot machines

The games were unveiled last fall at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas and have been available only at casinos operated by Boyd Gaming Corporation through a brief exclusivity contract.  read more



Grand Opening of Pechanga Bingo set

Pechanga's new bingo experience promises to be one of the most luxurious and technologically advanced in North America.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The World Series of Poker's $50,000 Poker Players Championship drew 132 players this year, up from 108 players last year.
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