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March 1, 2010

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March 1, 2010

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Can a slot machine get hot or cold?
As much as players want to believe that payouts on slot machines can be streaky, Robison reminds us that the pace at which you play has no effect whatsoever on the results of your spins.  read more

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Wynn deal could doom Atlantic City

Steve Wynn (right) will manage and be the general partner of a Philadelphia casino that could be the final blow to Atlantic City's struggling economy. The project was originally led by the Indian tribe that runs Connecticut's Foxwoods Casino.  read more
Wynn deal could doom Atlantic City



Hawaii won't be a gambling hotspot

Hawaii lawmakers killed a bill on Wednesday that would have allowed casinos along Waikiki Beach. Hawaii and Utah remain the only two states without any form of legalized gaming.  read more

Gaming stocks drop in February

The average daily stock prices of seven publicly traded casino operators and slot machine manufacturers all dropped during the month.  read more

Six Harrah's hotels will pay fines

Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Harrah's, Imperial Palace, Paris Las Vegas and the Rio will each pay a $3,000 fine because of illegal remodeling.  read more

Sands denies sale of Pennsylvania casino

Las Vegas Sands refuted a report that said it would sell the Sands Bethlehem and announced it would restart construction on a 300-room hotel tower.  read more

Sands to open part of Singapore resort in April

The first phase of the $5.5-billion Marina Bay Sands in Singapore will be unveiled on April 27.  read more



The Gang talks Vegas poker and Jersey betting

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Gary Trask and Dan Igo discuss the NAPT Venetian, the National Heads-Up Championship, sports betting in New Jersey and make their weekly best bets.  read more

Online phenom Tom Marchese wins NAPT Venetian

Tom 'kingsofcards' Marchese, a 22-year-old online player from New Jersey, outlasted a pro-heavy 872-player field to win the inaugural $5,000 NAPT Venetian Main Event championship in Las Vegas.  read more

21-year-old wins NAPT Venetian shootout

Florida resident Ashton Griffin eliminated six opponents to take home a $560,000 payday in the NAPT Venetian High Roller Bounty Shootout.  read more

Amanda Leatherman to host NAPT web broadcast

Leatherman will be responsible for in-broadcast player interviews, table coverage and play updates from the North American Poker Tour.  read more

Field released for National Heads-Up Poker Championship

A stacked field, including a dozen World Series of Poker Main Event champions, will compete in the tournament that begins March 5 at Caesars Palace.  read more

PPA testifies before Massachusetts committee

The Poker Players Alliance testified in front of a committee that is considering classifying poker as a game of skill.  read more

Former pro baseball player is an Ironman in L.A.

Al "Sugar Bear" Barbieri won his third event at the LA Poker Classic by capturing Commerce Casino's famed Ironman event.  read more

Horseshoe Casino announces Chicago Poker Classic schedule

The Chicago Poker Classic is being held from Feb. 26 through March 7 at the Horseshoe Casino and features nine events.  read more



The Reel Life

If you can't find The Reel Life playing online slots, you'll likely find us on Facebook. If someone ever hijacked our account, we're not sure if we would call the cops.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The number of U.S. residents to visit land-based casinos has fallen 14% since 2001, according to Mintel. Of those who did visit casinos, 27% chose their local venue over Las Vegas (24%) or Atlantic City (12%).
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Pollen Nation
Spring is right around the corner, and while the warmer temperatures are definitely something to look forward to, allergies are not. To help prepare for the sneezing and snuffling, head to Golden Tiger Casino and play its “Pollen Nation” slot game.

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