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January 13, 2014

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January 13, 2014

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arrowJohn Grochowski: It's tough to get blackjack comps

It's tough to get blackjack comps
John Grochowski explains how the house calculates a blackjack player's comps, and why they have become more stingy over the years.  read more

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Casino City Gang: View from the top edition

Casino City's Aaron Todd and Dan Podheiser talk about multi-millionaire and poker playboy Dan Bilzerian's interview with Card Player Magazine, Aaron's recent article about his top-10 favorite prop bets for new parents and's new Fantasy Playoff Challenge, which puts a new twist on fantasy football.  read more
Casino City Gang: View from the top edition



AGA unifies message

American Gaming Association President Geoff Freeman said the casino industry is often its "own worst enemy," giving anti-gambling opponents ammunition.  read more

Nevada casinos post fifth straight fiscal year net loss

Statewide, Nevada casinos generated a net loss of $1.348 billion in fiscal 2013 after losing $1.212 billion in 2012.  read more

Wynn Macau appoints Gamal Aziz president

Steve Wynn will continue to serve as CEO and chairman.  read more

Banks reject use of plastic for online gambling sites

Credit card issuers J.P. Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo and American Express won't allow gamblers to use their credit or debit cards to deposit money into online gaming accounts.  read more

Rampart Casino putting emphasis on pure gambling

As it gets set to celebrate its 15th anniversary this year, Rampart Casino continues to find a local niche.  read more

AGEM makes responsible gaming appointment

Connie Jones, who previously served as director of responsible gaming for International Game Technology, will assume a similar role with the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers.  read more

Job fair slated for 550 positions at Linq development

The job fair will provide employment opportunities for neighboring Caesars developments in addition to the $550 million Linq development.  read more

CG Technology, Nevada regulators tentatively settle complaint

The 18-count complaint alleges Lee Amaitis, president and CEO of Cantor Gaming, and the company failed to supervise Michael Colbert sufficiently to prevent his illegal sports gambling activities.  read more



The Reel Life: Hide and seek edition

In Australia, emergency workers had to use olive oil to grease up and free a naked man who got stuck in his washing machine during a game of hide and seek.  read more



McNulty takes down tournament for $68,191

John McNulty defeated poker pro Luke Brereton heads-up to win the Card Player Poker Tour Palm Beach Kennel Club Main Event. McNulty bested a final table that included Chino Rheem, Brian Hastings and Matthew Waxman.  read more

Card Player Poker Tour coming to Foxwoods

The 11-tournament series, which runs from Feb. 8-17, will feature a $1,650 no-limit Hold'em Main Event with a guaranteed prize pool of $300,000.  read more

Barcelona to host Europe's largest-ever poker festival

The 12-day festival, which will run from Aug. 16-27 at the Casino Barcelona, will kick off Season 11 of the European Poker Tour.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The last time that Nevada casinos recorded a net profit was in fiscal 2008, when they profited $721.1 million.
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