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March 11, 2013

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March 11, 2013

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arrowAl Krigman: Beware of rule variations

Beware of rule variations
Gaming expert Al Krigman shows how even little changes in familiar games can really affect the house edge and how much people end up winning and losing.  read more

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Report: Caesars offered to sell Rio and WSOP to PokerStars

A day after the American Gaming Association formally objected to PokerStars' acquisition of the Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City, calling the online poker room a "criminal enterprise for many years," a PokerStars spokesman leaked that Caesars had tried to sell them the Rio and the WSOP.  read more
Report: Caesars offered to sell Rio and WSOP to PokerStars



Nevada gaming revenues fall 12.4 percent

Nevada casinos collected $909.2 million from customers during January, down from $1.038 billion a year ago, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reported last week.  read more

Casino City Gang: Fireworks in March edition

Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the drama surrounding PokerStars, the AGA and Atlantic City, interesting developments at PartyPoker and BetVictor Poker, and examine what casinos need to do to compete in a crowded market.  read more

Vegas visitation down despite bump in convention attendance

During the first month of 2013, 3.13 million people came to Las Vegas, down 0.7 percent from January 2012's total of 3.15 million visitors.  read more

MGM ends agreement to manage hotel-casino in Vietnam

Pinnacle disclosed last week that MGM exercised its right to end the agreement because the project did not achieve certain pre-opening milestones.  read more

BMM Testlabs celebrates new location

BMM's new space is 22,000 square feet, and the company plans further expansion in an adjacent building.  read more

Affinity Gaming disputes lawsuit filed by shareholder

Says the lawsuit filed by Z Capital Partners lacks merit.  read more

Full House Resorts posts $800,000 fourth-quarter loss

The company posted a fourth-quarter loss of 4 cents per share, compared with a profit of $500,000, or 3 cents per share, in the same period last year.  read more

Beauty lies in the hands of the beerholder in Atlantic City

Caesars, Harrah's Resort, Bally's, Showboat and the Atlantic City Country Club are hosting beer dinners, Beer Fest room packages, tap takeovers and much more in March and April.  read more

Pai Gow Poker progressive hit for $46,000

One lucky player from San Francisco triggered the progressive with a 7-card straight flush at the Siena Hotel Spa Casino in Reno last week.  read more



IGT stockholders re-elect seven board members, choose one backed by dissidents

At the company's annual meeting in Las Vegas last week, IGT said shareholders decided to replace board member David Roberson with Daniel Silvers, president of Ader Investment Management of New York.  read more

Guest wins $176,214 at Thunder Valley Casino Resort

One lucky guest became $176,214 richer last week when the progressive slot machine he was playing on hit the jackpot.  read more

Good luck strikes twice at Red Hawk

Red Hawk Casino paid out two jackpots to one Rewards Club member last week, for a total of $74,000.  read more

The Reel Life: Dine and dash edition

The Reel Life has heard of dining and dashing, but a Detroit area man took the cheapskate's way out to a whole new level earlier this week.  read more



888 gets license to provide online poker software in Nevada

Treasure Island, which was licensed as an online poker operator, will use 888's software in its online poker room.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
An Arizona couple who won $2.5 million playing the lottery in 1995 won $1 million playing Powerball last week.
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