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arrowFrank Scoblete: Avoid the Place bet

Avoid the Place bet
Gaming guru Frank Scoblete explains why Place bets in craps are only superficially interesting and provide very little value to the player.  read more

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Las Vegas sees best July tourism numbers on record

Las Vegas had the third-highest number of tourists in a month in its history in July, attracting 3.5 million people as the city continued its record visitation pace. It was the best July visitation number on record.  read more
Las Vegas sees best July tourism numbers on record



Nevada gaming revenue up slightly in July

Revenue increased less than 1 percent in July, ending fears the market might be off after a June in which the state's casino industry reported its largest monthly spike of the year.  read more

Affinity Gaming announces new CEO

The Las Vegas-based casino operator, which owns 11 properties in four states, selected Michael Silberling as CEO, replacing David Ross, who announced earlier this year he would leave the company at the end of July.  read more

Activist investors see real estate as key to Pinnacle, Boyd

Two New York-based hedge funds want Pinnacle and Boyd to spin off their casinos into real estate investment trusts, referred to as REITs.  read more

Uniform provider an important part of resort industry

Cintas, one of the industry's largest uniform providers for casino workers, recently designed the new uniforms worn by employees of The Cromwell.  read more

Cobalt Data Centers designated as registered hosting center

The approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission and Control Board allows casinos to store and secure their technology and data off-site at Cobalt's data center.  read more

Gaming attorney joins new firm

Mark Clayton, who has represented online gaming companies 888 Holdings and Paddy Power, in addition to sportsbook operator CG Technology, has joined Greenberg Traurig, an international firm.  read more

Brian Mattingley steps down as 888 Holdings CEO

Mattingley, who served as company CEO for nine years, has been appointed executive chairman of the board.  read more



Bally revenue up for quarter, fiscal year

The slot machine manufacturer's revenue for the quarter was $342.2 million, up 29.4 percent from the same quarter in 2013. The increase in revenue can be directly tied to Bally's $5.1 billion acquisition of Scientific Games.  read more

The Reel Life: Disney drones edition

Disney has filed patent applications to use drones at its Orlando theme park. The application says they will be fore "entertainment" and "projection screens," but the Reel Life knows better.  read more



Hansen to face Blom heads up

Gus Hansen and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom will square off for a $50,000, best-of-three match on Full Tilt on Sunday, Sept. 14. The loser must also record and release a video of his attempt to sing the winner's national anthem.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Delaware's online poker revenue increased by 22.6 percent in July to $31,398.
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