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March 12, 2012

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March 12, 2012

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arrowMark Pilarski: A truly thoughtless object

A truly thoughtless object
Pilarski says a biased roulette wheel doesn't exist. At any one session at a roulette table, there can, and most certainly will be, deviations from the norm.  read more

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Nevada gaming revenues top $1 billion in January

Nevada casinos collected more than $1.038 billion from gamblers in January, helped by a calendar change that caused the lucrative Chinese New Year celebration to fall during the month. It was the state's first billion-dollar month since September 2008. On the Las Vegas Strip, casinos saw gaming revenues increase more than 29 percent, collecting more than $623.5 million from customers.  read more
Nevada gaming revenues top $1 billion in January



Indian gaming revenues jump 1.3 percent

Gaming revenues produced by the nation's Indian casino market grew to $26.73 billion in 2010, the highest single-year figure ever produced by that segment of the American gambling industry.  read more

Casino City releases 2012 Indian Gaming Industry Report

This year's edition of Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report found that the Indian gaming sector is showing signs of recovery.  read more

Vegas Strip casino to close in 60 days

Caesars Entertainment will demolish O'Sheas Casino as part of the $550 million Project Linq development.  read more

CeeLo Green setting up shop in Las Vegas

Entertainer and "The Voice" judge CeeLo Green will be the headliner at the Planet Hollywood with his new show, "CeeLo Green Presents LOBERACE."  read more

Atlantic City casino unveils $50 million redesign

The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa's $50 million room redesign project will completely refresh all 1,566 guestrooms and corridors.  read more

Pennsylvania casino throwing St. Patrick's Day bash

Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack's St. Patrick's Day celebration includes a performance by Celtic rock band Blackthorn.  read more

Mississippi casino hosting $50,000 blackjack tourney

Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica is holding the $50,000 Go For The Green blackjack tournament on March 16-18.  read more



Bally, Aristocrat reach online poker agreement

Slot machine companies Bally Technologies and Aristocrat Technologies have reached an agreement to offer the same online poker network to casinos should the U.S. regulate it.  read more

Woman wins over $455,000 at Oklahoma casino

A Texas woman hit it big at FireLake Grand Casino after winning $455,856 on the Bally's Instant Fortune Wide-Area Progressive slot machine.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life has never posted a Facebook status about winning a slot jackpot before it happened. That's why we can't wrap our heads around a New York man's decision to post about a bank robbery before it happened.  read more



The Gang: Acquisitions, Lindgren and iGNA

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo discuss Shuffle Master's acquisition of the Ongame Network, Erick Lindgren's gambling debts, a recap from iGaming North America and make their best bets.  read more

Shuffle Master purchases Ongame Network

Shuffle Master Gaming announced Monday it agreed to acquire the Ongame Network, bwin's pre-Party poker network, for almost $28.5 million.  read more

World Series of Poker Europe announces 2012 schedule

The World Series of Poker Europe will be held in Cannes, France for the second consecutive year and will feature seven bracelet tournaments.  read more

Indian tribes worried about intrastate online poker

American Indian tribes expressed concern at iGaming North America that they won't benefit from new online poker laws.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Despite increases in revenues and operating income, Caesars Entertainment suffered a $220.6 million net loss in the fourth quarter.
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