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March 14, 2011

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March 14, 2011

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arrowJohn Robison: Why has double-up been disabled?

Why has double-up been disabled?
Robison says some video poker machines have eliminated the double-up option because of programming errors. The best way to find out whether a particular casino has double-up machines is to contact the casino.  read more

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Sahara to shut down in May

Las Vegas' last link to the Rat Pack era will close its doors in May. Sahara's owner announced Friday morning it was "no longer economically viable" to keep the nearly 60-year-old hotel-casino open, and that it is looking to redevelop the 18-acre property at the corner of the Strip and Sahara Boulevard.  read more
Sahara to shut down in May



Casino City Gang -- Scoreboard edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo discuss NCAA pools, the chop at the PokerStars Sunday Million, Erik Seidel's great run and make their best bets.  read more

Las Vegas Sands making quiet push for Florida casinos

Las Vegas Sands has been working behind the scenes with Florida lawmakers on legislation that would create casinos in Tampa, Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami and the state's panhandle region.  read more

Adelson: Sands will invest $21 billion in Euro Vegas

Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson said his company wants to build a $21 billion mini-version of the Las Vegas Strip in Spain.  read more

Pinnacle players get access to Wynn hotels

Pinnacle's high-rollers will get special access to Wynn Las Vegas and Encore in a new marketing alliance between the two casino companies.  read more

Nevada gaming revenue drops in January

Nevada gaming revenues fell less than 1 percent in January, with revenue on the Las Vegas Strip dropping 2.5 percent.  read more

Vegas hopes for Spring Break boost

The Palms hosted MTV Spring Break last week and other Las Vegas resorts are aiming to lure in the college crowd.  read more

Southern Nevada the home of plenty of billionaires

Forbes magazine released its list of the world's billionaires Wednesday, and 16 of those billionaires live or do business in Las Vegas.  read more

Station reaches deal to keep Nevada property

Station Casinos has reached a deal with creditors to allow the company to keep the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson.  read more



Player hits major jackpot in Kansas City

A lucky person won over $600,000 at Harrah's North Kansas City Casino & Hotel after hitting a jackpot on a Monopoly Advance to Boardwalk slot machine.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life says being old is no excuse for a former senator to refer to Eminem as "Enema Man" and Snoop Dogg to "Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dog."  read more



Nevada considers regulating online poker

Nevada lawmakers have joined Iowa, Florida and California in the race to be the first American state to license and regulate the Internet poker industry.  read more

Former Gaming Control Board member a PokerStars consultant

Randall Sayre, a former member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board for four years, was recently hired by PokerStars as a consultant.  read more

Gold Coast poker room moving to The Orleans

The Gold Coast's poker room, which closed last month, has transferred its business to The Orleans.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Team PokerStars Pro Victor Ramdin won $500,000 after taking down The Big Event Main Event in Los Angeles last week.
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