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December 14, 2009

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December 14, 2009

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Casino promotions worth remembering

Casino promotions worth remembering
Grochowski looks back at some of his favorite casino promotions that he has seen over the years, including one where he witnessed an eight-time boxing world champion play tic-tac-toe against a chicken.  read more

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Report: Indian gaming revenue up 1.5% in 2008

In the 2009-2010 edition of "Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report," economist Dr. Alan Meister found that Indian gaming revenue totaled approximately $26.8 billion in 2008, with Oklahoma passing Connecticut to become the second largest state in terms of Indian gaming revenue. California is still the largest state in terms of generating Indian gaming revenue.  read more
Report: Indian gaming revenue up 1.5% in 2008



The Gang talks Harrah's, World Cup and NFL

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Gary Trask and Dan Igo discuss Harrah's "soft launching" its online casino, the 2010 World Cup draw and make their Week 14 NFL picks.  read more

CityCenter might siphon business from Strip

A gaming analyst says that while Strip gaming and non-gaming revenues will increase in 2010, 70 to 90 percent of CityCenter's revenues will come at the expense of other Strip properties.  read more

Kerkorian calls CityCenter "amazing"

MGM Mirage founder Kirk Kerkorian considers CityCenter's opening another historic event for the Strip.  read more

Jim Murren kept CityCenter on track

Murren just completed a tumultuous first year as MGM Mirage's chairman and CEO and helped keep the CityCenter mega-project on track.  read more

CityCenter's Crystals luxury center facing challenges

The retail and entertainment complex at CityCenter in Las Vegas is facing a tough environment for luxury stores.  read more

Newest Strip resorts letting the sunshine in

Wynn's Encore and CityCenter's Aria in Las Vegas are making more use of natural sunlight inside its casinos.  read more

Nevada gaming revenue lowest in six years

Nevada gaming revenues were $800.3 million in November, an 11.6 percent decline compared to the same month last year.  read more

"Poker Face" part of Palms advertising campaign

The Palms Casino has signed an agreement to feature the hit Lady Gaga song "Poker Face" in a new advertising campaign.  read more

Resorts Atlantic City gets new owner

The Boardwalk casino, which has not made a payment on its $360 million mortgage since October 2008, will be controlled by its lenders.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life doesn't condone drinking and driving. We always take a cab home or have a designated driver. That being said, we did chuckle when we heard about a DUI in Pennsylvania.  read more

Wall Street optimistic about slot makers

Wall Street analysts left last month's Global Gaming Expo with an optimistic view of Nevada's slot machine industry.  read more



Akenhead wins first major tournament

James Akenhead, a member of the WSOP Main Event's "November Nine," won the Poker Million VIII event and the $500,000 top prize.  read more

Omaha odds calculator app released for iPhone

The calculator is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch and allows for quick calculations right at the table.  read more

Vanessa Rousso launching poker boot camp

The poker star will host a “Strategy Symposium Under the Sun" for novices at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Bankruptcy filings in Nevada were up 64% in the first nine months of 2009 with the rate of consumer bankruptcies surpassing all other states' per capita rate.
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