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September 10, 2012

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September 10, 2012

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Shopping for the right blackjack setup
Pilarski explains why 3:2 blackjack tables with the fewest possible decks in the shoe are the types of tables players should seek out in the casino.  read more

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Bernard Lee joins the Casino City Home Game

Poker pro and ESPN analyst Bernard Lee joined the "Casino City Home Game" for a night in late August and taught Aaron Todd a thing or two -- including a great game called Mini-May. The Harvard-educated Lee also told Aaron how he got his start playing poker. Let's just say Foxwoods figured in the conversation.  read more
Bernard Lee joins the Casino City Home Game



Bally Tech hopes slot fans will pine for "Pawn"

Game maker Bally Technologies will unveil a slot machine based on the History Channel show "Pawn Stars" at next month's Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.  read more

Casino City Gang: Cards on a wire edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the new "Pawn Stars" slot by Bally Technologies. They also take a closer look at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, which just lost a lawsuit it filed against gamblers over a game of mini baccarat, ways to spruce up your poker home game and make their NFL picks.  read more

United Coin moves to distinguish itself

The slot route operator, which provides games for Nevada convenience stores and pubs, hopes its new Gambler Bonus system will be a hit.  read more

Arizonan in San Diego awaiting medical treatment hits jackpot

Michael E. was in San Diego seeking treatment for a serious medical condition when he won $127,000 at the Barona Resort & Casino on Labor Day weekend.  read more

Bally Technologies licenses NASCAR brand

The game maker will debut the NASCAR progressive slot machine and its Virtual Racing product at G2E in October.  read more

The Reel Life: Put on your pants edition

The Reel Life loves Sonic burgers. But we don't like them with a side of naked man. And if you want to get your mind off that disturbing image, head to Jackpot Party for a special promotion.  read more



Las Vegas Sands taps Madrid for EuroVegas

Company officials said they selected Madrid over Barcelona because the regional government had been a strong advocate of the potential development, which could include 12 hotels and six casinos.  read more

Cantor Gaming launches betting on fantasy sports

Betting on fantasy football via the "Cantor Top Tier" game and "Cantor 7" game is available now. Betting on fantasy basketball via the "Cantor 5" game will be available on October 30.  read more

Dice clock traces origins to vintage Vegas

Las Vegas is the town that gave the world the casino dice clock, regardless of who you believe created it.  read more

Las Vegas tourism officials embracing LGBT dollars

Gay tourism is up in Vegas, thanks to word of mouth, new programming and targeted efforts by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.  read more

Macau gaming revenues climb 5.5 percent in August

Macau gaming authorities said casinos collected $3.3 billion from gamblers during the month, the second-highest tally for a single month.  read more

Don Rickles set to play Atlantic City

Don Rickles, with special guest Michael Martocci, will perform at the Arena at Trump Taj Mahal on October 20.  read more



Democrats don't address online gambling

A week after Republicans approved a platform that called for a "prohibition" on Internet gaming, the delegates to the Democratic National Convention ignored the issue.  read more

WMS gains preliminary approval for online gaming

American Casino & Entertainment also received a preliminary nod. The Nevada Gaming Control Board could consider both applications on Sept. 20.  read more

GTECH G2 giving away play-for-fun poker installation at G2E

GTECH G2 is offering U.S. gaming operators the chance to win something totally unique –- the free installation of an online play-for-fun poker platform, including website design and a tailored services package.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The initial plans for EuroVegas in Madrid call for 12 hotels and six casinos. -- GamingWire
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