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December 13, 2010

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December 13, 2010

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arrowJohn Robison: Which slot manufacturer is best?

Which slot manufacturer is best?
Robison says that no slot manufacturer is best in terms of payoffs. Casinos decide what hold percentage they want for a particular denomination and order machines with long-term paybacks close to that percentage.  read more

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New Jersey sees progress on Internet gambling

Efforts to approve regulated online gaming in New Jersey are moving forward as possible federal legislation stalls in Washington. The online gambling bill, authored by Democratic state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, was expected to be voted on by the entire Assembly by the end of the year.  read more
New Jersey sees progress on Internet gambling



The Gang breaks down the Harry Reid bill

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo discuss the Harry Reid online poker bill, the 24-hour poker game, the "PokerStars Big Game" and make their NFL picks.  read more

Lots of questions, few answers in online poker draft legislation

A draft copy of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's bill to legalize online poker prompts more questions than answers for Casino City's Vin Narayanan.  read more

Isildur1 joins Team PokerStars Pro

The anonymous Swedish online poker phenomenon will be playing a series of high-stakes heads-up matches at PokerStars.  read more

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure updates schedule

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure will feature televised events and a $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller event.  read more



Cosmopolitan ready for debut in Las Vegas

The $3.9 billion hotel-casino will open Wednesday amid hopes it will lure new visitors, not take them from its neighbors on the Las Vegas Strip.  read more

Sports wagering has record month in Nevada

Sportsbook operators in the state collected gaming revenues of $35.7 million in October, a jump of 113.2 percent compared to last year.  read more

Nevada gaming revenues continue surge

Gaming revenues in Nevada jumped 11 percent in October, the third straight monthly increase in the state.  read more

Downtown Vegas revenues see biggest gain in two years

Downtown Las Vegas saw its gaming revenue in October jump 10.3 percent, its first double-digit increase since 2008.  read more

Nevada gaming industry should expect gains in 2012

Consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers released a report that said Nevada gaming will start seeing mid-single-digit gains between 2012 and 2014.  read more

Vegas New Year's room rates are flat

Online booking service Travelocity recorded flat rates averaging $121 a night for the holiday period between Dec. 17 and Jan. 3 in Las Vegas.  read more

There are $5 billion reasons to love Singapore

Analysts believe Singapore's two casinos will produce gaming revenues of more than $5 billion in the Asian nation's first year of legalized gambling.  read more

California casino celebrating 10th anniversary

Pala Casino Spa and Resort will begin its 10th anniversary celebration in January with a 10-month, $1.5 million giveaway promotion.  read more



IGT's American Idol slot hits MGM floors

International Game Technology's American Idol video slots have arrived at MGM Resorts International properties as part of a 30-day exclusive partnership.  read more

The Reel Life

When The Reel Life isn't playing the online slots, we're often fighting over the remote. Never has one of these fights led to a stabbing.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians are pursuing online poker legislation in California, according to The Press-Enterprise.
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The Boxing Hall of Fame is inducting three members next year, including "Rocky" star Sylvester Stallone. To celebrate a fictional boxer making his sport's real-life Hall of Fame, head to bet365 Games and play the "Rocky" video slot.

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