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September 12, 2011

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September 12, 2011

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arrowFrank Scoblete: Darkside 'don't' betting isn't easy

Darkside 'don't' betting isn't easy
If you are a "don't" player in craps, which means you are betting against the shooter making his point, you are the most disliked person in the game. And don't think the other players realize that you are also playing against the house edge and not playing against them.  read more

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Did Vegas odds change the score of the USC-Utah football game?

A Saturday night football game between USC and Utah ended with USC, 8.5-point favorites, winning 17-14. But about two hours after the game ended, Pac-12 officials changed the score and gave the Trojans a 23-14 victory that created mass confusion both among bettors and sportsbooks, including the Las Vegas Hilton (right).  read more
Did Vegas odds change the score of the USC-Utah football game?



Riviera opens outdoor walk-up betting window

The Riviera sportsbook's outdoor walk-up betting window, a first for Las Vegas Boulevard, opened on Thursday -- in time for the start of the NFL season.  read more

The Gang: Are you ready for some football?

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo discuss Gov. Chris Christie's bashing of Las Vegas, headlines from the Epic Poker League, how we'd improve poker broadcasts and make our first NFL picks of the year.  read more

Las Vegas takes Christie's criticisms in stride

Officials shrugged off comments made by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who said "there is no reason people should go to Las Vegas in the summer."  read more

Caesars chairman: If visitors spend, we'll hire

Gary Loveman said if visitor spending increases at Caesars casinos, the company could grow its workforce.  read more

Laughlin hopes to reverse tourism declines

The one-time Nevada boomtown has attracted fewer visitors each year since 2000, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reports.  read more

Washington casino golf course accepting tee times

The brand-new Salish Cliffs Golf Club at Little Creek Casino Resort is accepting tee times in advance of its grand opening weekend on Sept. 16.  read more

California casino offering free meal

The Viejas Casino will celebrate its 20th Anniversary by offering the public a free meal at the Harvest Buffet on Sept. 13.  read more



IGT ready for Global Gaming Expo

Slot machine giant International Game Technology will showcase both its land-based and online offerings at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas from Oct. 4-6.  read more

Californian wins over $687,000 after hitting slot jackpot

A California man won $687,520.90 after playing a Wheel of Fortune slot machine for just five minutes at Pala Casino Spa & Resort.  read more

Pennsylvania slot revenue holds steady in August

Despite the effects of Hurricane Irene, slot revenue in the Keystone State dropped only 5.9 percent last month.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life hates being on the phone, and we especially hate being on the phone with our significant other. We can't imagine having her call us 65,000 times.  read more



Canadian takes down EPL Main Event

Poker pro Michael McDonald defeated Australian David Steicke heads-up to win the Epic Poker League's second Main Event.  read more

California bad beat jackpot hits for over $37,000

Nine players at Red Hawk Casino shared a $37,029 payout after a player's aces full of kings was bested by four kings.  read more

Sam Trickett named Best Cash Player

Titan Poker pro Sam Trickett was chosen as Best Cash Player at the second annual British Poker Awards.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Wynn Las Vegas' Blush and the Jet nightclub at The Mirage both closed last week. Blush opened in 2007 while Jet debuted in 2006.
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