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February 10, 2014

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February 10, 2014

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Handles on slot machines

Handles on slot machines
Gaming guru John Grochowski explains why handles on slot machines used to serve a purpose, but are now decorative relics that will soon fade away.  read more

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Casino City Gang: Good for the game edition

Casino City's Aaron Todd and Dan Podheiser discuss Steve Wynn's decision not to get involved in the New Jersey Internet gambling market, Joe Hachem's interview with Bluff, Winter Olympics prop bets and the controversial strategy that's getting Jeopardy champion Arthur Chu a lot of attention.  read more
Casino City Gang: Good for the game edition



Wynn puts N.J. efforts on hold

New Jersey gaming regulators have given Wynn Resorts approval to offer Internet gambling within the state's borders, but the company doesn't yet view online gaming as "a good entrepreneurial opportunity."  read more

MGM faces fines for blocking gaming agent access

The Gaming Control Board filed a two-count complaint against the Aria and MGM Resorts for blocking two state gaming agents from observing wagering activity in the CityCenter resort's high-limit casino area.  read more

Coalition to fight push to ban Internet gaming

A new Washington, D.C.-based coalition, backed by MGM Resorts and the American Gaming Association, has launched an effort to halt any congressional move to ban online wagering.  read more

"Cromwell" an odd name choice for Strip hotel-casino

The Cromwell announcement set off the blogosphere with stories of England's 17th century "Lord Protector" Oliver Cromwell's numerous atrocities.  read more

CG Technology sportsbooks win $2.32 million on Super Bowl

CG's eight sportsbooks generated 16 percent of Nevada's total handle and captured an 11.8 percent win on the Super Bowl.  read more

Gambler racks up $12.9 million debt, indictment in Las Vegas

Semion Kronenfeld faces 12 counts, including theft and obtaining money under false pretenses, for not paying off $7.9 million in markers to the Venetian and $5 million in markers to Green Valley Ranch.  read more

SLS Las Vegas will open Labor Day weekend

The $415 million hotel-casino will open almost three years and three months after it closed when it was originally known as the Sahara.  read more

Macau casinos collect $3.6 billion in January

The revenue figure marked a 7 percent increase from Jan. 2013  read more

Eldorado player wins $77,777 at Pai Gow Poker

William F. of Chico, Calif., turned $200 and 15 minutes of play into the large score.  read more



Bally, Boyd enter slot machine agreement

Bally will operate Boyd Gaming's slot machines in 18 casinos spanning across seven states.  read more

The Reel Life: Spread lightly edition

A woman in the U.K. has been accused of assaulting her husband with a piece of toast and some butter. It's no wonder more and more people continue to turn to gluten-free diets.  read more



Ami Barer wins Aussie Millions Main Event

The 22-year-old defeated fellow Canadian Sorel Mizzi heads up to win the $1.6 million top prize and the gold bracelet.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
A new poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University finds that more New Jersey residents support legalized marijuana than legal online gambling.
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