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October 1, 2012

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The best of two bad options
Grochowski helps the planners of a bachelor party pick the better of two bad options in blackjack and explains why counting cards won't make you profitable in baccarat.  read more

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Las Vegas Sands announces plans for Eiffel Tower replica in Macau

Yes, Caesars already owns a casino in Las Vegas with an Eiffel Tower replica. But that isn't stopping Sheldon Adelson from including it in his new $3 billion hotel-casino in Macau. (Photo of Paris Las Vegas by Jürgen Matern)  read more
Las Vegas Sands announces plans for Eiffel Tower replica in Macau



Wynn Resorts ranks 26th on Fortune's "Fastest-Growing Companies" list

Company Chairman and CEO Steve Wynn credited revenue from its two Macau properties as the driving force behind the growth.  read more

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace taking reservations

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace launched its website on Monday and is now taking reservations for stays beginning Feb. 4, 2013.  read more

Palms Casino Resort's ultra-chic renovated rooms now available

The off-strip Las Vegas property's $50 million transformation continues with refined Palms tower rooms.  read more

Barbados to allow gambling on cruise ships

Casino gambling will soon be allowed on cruise ships docked in Barbados as part of legislative changes to boost the country's tourism product.  read more

Bally, OLG launch progressive jackpot

Bally Technologies will supply the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation with progressive system technology and slot machines to create a $1 million wide-area progressive jackpot link.  read more

Pai Gow progressive pays $134,599 at Prairie Meadows

Last week at Prairie Meadows, Urvin Desai hit the Progressive Jackpot in Pai Gow, giving him a total of $134,599.  read more

Casino City Gang: Blown call edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the impact of the blown call in the Green Bay-Seattle game on the gambling industry, the state of gambling in New Jersey and the worst blunders ever made by gambling operators.  read more

Hard Rock Casino Hotel & Casino Biloxi announces expansion

The expansion will be built around the existing pool and will include 140 standard guest rooms and 14 suites with balconies and the rock-and-roll theme typically found at Hard Rock hotels.  read more

Barona voted "Best Casino" in Southern California

Barona Resort & Casino named Best Casino in Southern California in the 2012 Best of Southern California Gaming Reader's Choice Awards.  read more

MCOA, BNP Media extend Southern Gaming Summit agreement

The Mississippi Casino and Operators Association and BNP Media Gaming Group, co-producers of Southern Gaming Summit, have agreed to extend their current partnership through the May 2019 show.  read more

Playboy Golf Scramble back at Fantasy Springs Eagle Falls Course

Now in its sixth and final year, the Playboy Golf Scramble is back at Fantasy Springs Eagle Falls Golf Course for one final romp.  read more



Bally lands Illinois contract

The slot machine supplier will place 4,000 video lottery terminals in Illinois, giving it more than 50 percent of the market share.  read more

The Reel Life: Crocs on a plane edition

The Reel Life has heard of taking pets on a plane, but we've always thought that bringing reptiles on a plane was something that only happened in unintentionally hilarious Samuel L. Jackson films.  read more

Massive Cash hits again at Table Mountain Casino

A California woman playing a penny machine with Club Card won the Massive Cash jackpot of $57,194.66, marking the second time in a week that the jackpot has been won at Table Mountain Casino.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Connecticut mega-resort casino Mohegan Sun announced 330 layoffs and the departure of CEO Jeffrey Hartmann last week.
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