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December 12, 2016

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December 12, 2016

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arrowMark Pilarski: Disclosure of slot percentages not guaranteed

Disclosure of slot percentages not guaranteed
Consumers should be informed of slot return percentages in order to get the best value, says Mark Pilarski, but some casinos do not oblige.  read more

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MGM National Harbor brings a slice of Vegas to DC metro area

Within an hour of Thursday's grand opening, the new $1.4 billion Maryland casino located 20 minutes from Washington D.C. was filled to the brim with excited guests. (Photo by Robb Scharetg)  read more
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California Hotel & Casino completes redesign

Boyd Gaming Corporation today announced the completion of a sweeping redesign and renovation of the casino, giving it an entirely new look and feel.  read more

The Cosmopolitan latest to charge for parking

The casino will join the MGM Resorts International and Caesars properties who have begun to charge for parking on the Strip, starting early 2017. (Las Vegas Sun)  read more

Nevada regulators consider new wagering account rules

Last Thursday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board focused on the topic of allowing bettors to have one wagering account for all forms of gambling in the state, including sports betting, online poker and slots. (Las Vegas Sun)  read more



Pala wins four Reader's Choice Awards

The casino's new RV resort received the distinctions of Best RV Resort and Best Campground Resort for 2016 by the readers of Trailer Life and Motorhome magazines.  read more

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians presents $175K to charities

Proceeds from the Tribe's 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Indian Canyons Golf Resort will benefit five local charities.  read more

Muckleshoot Casino installs virtual reality system

Using VRStudios' wireless, multi-player VR product, the casino has become the first in the nation to offer streaming VR.  read more

NJ seizes $69,000 in unclaimed jackpots

New Jersey gambling regulators claimed over $69,000 in unclaimed Atlantic City jackpots, with a bulk of the money coming from the now-closed Trump Taj Mahal. (The Sacramento Bee)  read more

Plainridge Park deemed success

Despite a sharp drop in revenue shortly after the casino's June opening, recent reports say that it's performing very well. (The Boston Globe)  read more



DFS comes to Colorado

The Colorado Racing Commission has approved Mile High Racing & Entertainment fantasy sports contests to be offered in nine locations in the state.  read more



The Reel Life: Runaway goat edition

A shop in Northern Ireland got an unexpected visitor earlier this week.  read more

Carnival, IGT wrap up year-long celebration with grand prize

The final cruise in the year-long Wheel of Fortune slot machines 20th anniversary sponsored by Carnival Cruise Line and IGT ended 16 November, with Kenneth G. of Kentucky winning the $100,000 prize.  read more

Wheel of Fortune delivers two jackpots in November

IGT's popular slot machine paid out more than $2.7 million combined on 26 and 27 November to players in California and Oregon.  read more

Aristocrat introduces Quick Fire Flaming Jackpots

Players can win more than one jackpot on the same spin with the company's newest Class III slot machine.  read more



Artesian Hotel unveils New Year's Eve plans

The casino will welcome jazz artist Justin Echols to the celebration on 30 December.  read more

Randy Bachman to bring classic rock to The Orleans

The Orleans Showroom will host the celebrated rocker on 13-14 January. Tickets are on sale now.  read more

Gabriel Iglesias to bring 20 years of comedy to Pala Casino

On 4 May 2017, the comedian will return to the Events Center stage during his comedy tour. Tickets go on sale 16 December.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Ohio's four casinos net $62 million in revenue last month compared to November 2015, while the state's seven racinos made $70 million, up from about $66 million during the same period last year, according to the Casino Control Commission and the state Lottery commission.
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