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February 13, 2017

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February 13, 2017

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A Spin Poker machine spins dealt cards
John Robison tackles a question from a reader who encounters some unusual behavior while playing on a Spin Poker machine.  read more

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Island Resort and Casino continues to thrive and expand

Casino City speaks with Tony Mancilla from Island Resort & Casino, a property in Upper Peninsula, Michigan, that has risen from a community bingo hall to an expansive casino resort. Recent additions include a new, full-service spa and a second championship golf course, scheduled to open later this year.  read more
Island Resort and Casino continues to thrive and expand



Lucky Dragon announces gaming area expansion

An enhanced VIP Gaming Lounge will accommodate the growing rolling chip program and non-rolling VIP gaming.  read more

Copper Whisk Café now open at The Orleans

The Orleans Hotel and Casino introduced a new dining concept that serves up breakfast classics and down-home comfort food 24 hours a day.  read more

WinStar World to host World Long Drive Championship

The event will be held at the casino for the third consecutive year from 31 August to 6 September.  read more

Gaming numbers cruncher uncovers revenue oddities

With the release of casino revenue data by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, David Schwartz from UNLV's Center for Gaming Research finds that, surprisingly, race and sportsbooks in downtown Las Vegas generated more revenue than craps in 2016. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more



MSPT heads to Running Aces Casino

For the 11th time in eight seasons and the first time in Season Eight, the Mid-States Poker Tour will visit Running Aces, this year from 11-19 February.  read more



The Reel Life: Mother's love edition

This week's Reel Life brings us to Lukou International Airport in Nanjing, China, where some guy is hungry.  read more

Wheel of Fortune awards January jackpots

The popular slot machine delivered two jackpots last month that totaled more than $2.3 million in combined payouts.  read more



USFantasy recaps first NFL season

All season long, the common pool wagering platform offered sports fanatics and bettors a unique, fun way to get involved in the game with innovative contests and real-time odds.  read more



Adelson: Raiders were 'picking his pocket'

After withdrawing a $650 million commitment to the Las Vegas stadium project, a Sheldon Adelson spokesperson says the Raiders changed their minds mid-negotiation. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

The Venetian Las Vegas debuts coworking lounge

The 1,170 square foot pop-up lounge, presented in conjunction with Zappos, offers space to recharge, huddle areas for collaboration and a conference room for small meetings.  read more



Music icon Patti LaBelle to visit Tropicana AC

The legendary musical star will bring over 50 years of entertainment experience to the Tropicana Showroom on 24 June. Tickets go on sale 10 February.  read more

Stand-up comic Lil Duval to visit Access Showroom

On 25 March, the comedian renowned for his original Atlanta, Georgia, comedy circuit will perform at Aliante Casino Hotel and Spa. Tickets are on sale now.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Guests at the recently-opened del Lago Resort & Casino spent almost $36.6 million on slots and table games in only six days, according to records from the New York Gaming Commission.
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