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August 10, 2015

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August 10, 2015

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arrowAl Krigman: What to do with a pair of fours in blackjack

What to do with a pair of fours in blackjack
Getting dealt a pair of fours is tricky for most blackjack players, because the hand can be hit, split or doubled, depending on the situation. Luckily, gaming guru Al Krigman lays out the proper strategy.  read more

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Daniel Negreanu wants a piece of a Vegas NHL team

Poker's all-time leader in tournament winnings says that owning part of an NHL team would be "the coolest thing ever" and promises to "be at every game." The city of Las Vegas expects to be awarded an NHL franchise, which would play its games at the arena under construction behind New York-New York on the Strip.  read more
Daniel Negreanu wants a piece of a Vegas NHL team



Adelson has optimistic outlook for Macau

Despite 14 straight months of revenue decline in Macau, Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson says he expects his company to "grow and prosper."  read more

HR consultant says gaming jobs are returning

Ann Simmons Nicholson, an HR consultant for the gaming industry, says the recession is over and gaming companies are now looking to build up departments they had been previously forced to downsize.  read more

Penn National gains preliminary approval to buy Tropicana

The Rat Pack-era casino would be Penn National's first property on the Strip. The company plans to upgrade, but not rebrand, the historic casino.  read more

MGM CEO says The Mirage is 'not on the market'

MGM Resorts has unveiled an ambitious new growth plan, but despite Wall Street speculation, selling The Mirage is not a part of it.  read more

Las Vegas Strip Starbucks won't be your average coffee shop

The store under construction in the Grand Bazaar Shops at Bally's will feature stadium-style bleachers and a projection screen.  read more

Golden Entertainment finalizes $341 million merger

Company CEO Blake Sartini said the merger with Lakes Entertainment was a "monumental and meaningful day" for Golden Entertainment.  read more

MGM dreams of luxury shopping in wake of Harmon 'nightmare'

Filling the gap left by the never-finished Harmon in the CityCenter complex may mean more acres of high-end retail space with expansion of the adjoining Crystals mall and its luxury shops.  read more



Table Mountain Casino player wins $129,601

Longtime Table Mountain player Petra hit her big win on the Bally Cash Wheel Progressive Jackpot.  read more

Skill-based slots still far from reaching casino floors

Key differences remain in the proposed regulations offered by the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers and the Nevada State Gaming Control Board.  read more

Global Cash changes name as focus shifts to slot machines

Following its acquisition of Multimedia Games, the payment processing equipment provider is updating its branding with a new name, logo and stock ticker symbol.  read more

Revenue and net loss both increase for Scientific Games

The company says its $102.2 million net loss in the second quarter was the result of costs and charges associated with its acquisitions and integrations of WMS Gaming and Bally Technologies in the past 24 months.  read more

The Reel Life: Hold the mayo edition

Some people love mayonnaise, while some absolutely hate it. But the Reel Life thinks we can all agree that 20 tons of mayo burning on a highway is too much for anyone to handle.  read more



PokerStars, California card rooms team up

Team PokerStars Pros, including Daniel Negreanu and Chris Moneymaker, have been visiting card rooms and casinos throughout the state in a bid to raise awareness for legislation to regulate online poker in California.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
CBS became the newest operator in the daily fantasy sports market when it launched its SportsLine product on Monday.
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