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October 10, 2011

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October 10, 2011

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When it rains, it pours
Scoblete says that when things aren't going your way at the casino, quit for awhile and do something else. When you come back to play and things still aren't going well, take another break.  read more

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Games with thrilling new twists shine at G2E

The technology available to slot machine manufacturers has allowed developers and designers to create games that are a combination of amusement park rides and gambling devices. And that technology was on full display at the Global Gaming Expo trade show last week in Las Vegas, including IGT's "Ghostbusters" slot machine, which was unveiled by Dan Aykroyd (right).  read more
Games with thrilling new twists shine at G2E



G2E panel says tribal casinos have thrived

Tribal casinos now offer full-service, hotel-casino destinations that generate millions of dollars annually, but reaction is mixed on whether the market is saturated.  read more

Online gambling fears overblown, say gaming industry experts

A gaming expert says there will always be people who want the live experience of a casino, regardless of whether online gaming is regulated.  read more

MGM CEO sees future in Asia, Internet

Jim Murren told an audience at the Global Gaming Expo on Wednesday that the company is prepared to expand in both markets, including a social gaming division.  read more

AGA offers 10 recommendations for regulations

The American Gaming Association developed 10 recommendations for streamlining the gaming regulatory process without minimizing the integrity of the system.  read more

California casino gives away over $11 million in September

Thunder Valley Casino Resort gave away $11,434,774 in jackpots during September, more than $1 million more than its August giveaways.  read more



Casinos reluctant to replace older slot machines

Casino operators expressed a continued reluctance to replace older slot machines with some newer games displayed at G2E.  read more

Galaxy Gaming acquires Prime Table Games

The Las Vegas-based table game company purchased British-based Prime Table Games for $23 million on the eve of the Global Gaming Expo.  read more

Bally reaches agreement with Connecticut casino

Bally Technologies has completed a new contract with Mohegan Sun Casino that includes the iVIEW player-user-interface on more than 6,000 machines.  read more

The Reel Life

While the Reel Life loosely follows politics, the only issue we're an expert on are the online slots. But we did take notice of a lawmaker's attempts in Florida to repeal a state ban on dwarf tossing.  read more



Casino City Gang: Full Tilt and G2E edition

Vin Narayanan is live at G2E in Las Vegas and joins Aaron Todd and Dan Igo to discuss the themes at the major conference, Full Tilt's possible sale to a French tycoon, Black Friday developments and make their NFL picks.  read more

Nevada casino launches free play poker site

South Point Hotel Casino and Spa's new site will offer cash and non-cash prizes to players, including trips to compete in live poker events at the casino.  read more

Poker Hall of Fame nominees announced

The list of finalists eligible for induction into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2011 has been determined after a public nomination process.  read more

Indiana casino holding WSOP Circuit event

The Horseshoe Casino in Hammond will host a World Series of Poker Circuit event starting this Thursday.  read more

Irish Open winner takes down Ladbrokes Irish Poker Festival

Niall Smyth, who won the Irish Poker Open in April, emerged victorious at the Ladbrokes Irish Poker Festival in Killarney.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The father and uncle of Manchester United star player Wayne Rooney were arrested Thursday as part of an investigation into a "football betting scam," according to the Guardian.
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Columbus Day
Columbus Day was on Monday in the United States. If you're a fan of the famous explorer, you can celebrate his achievements by heading to Sky Vegas to play the "Columbus" slot machine.

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