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September 14, 2015

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September 14, 2015

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arrowJerry Stickman: The truth about slot clubs

The truth about slot clubs
Stickman explains how, combined with expert play on full pay Jacks or Better video poker, a casino's players' club can push the expected value for a player into positive territory.  read more

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Downtown's Stevens part showman and successful casino operator

D Las Vegas majority owner Derek Stevens has developed a persona that is part downtown Las Vegas historical gaming figures Benny Binion, Sam Boyd and Jackie Gaughan, coupled with the showmanship of Steve Wynn and Bob Stupak. (Photo by Wikipedia user "Wtstoffs" via Creative Commons 3.0.)  read more
Downtown's Stevens part showman and successful casino operator



Edward O. wins $1 million lump sum at Foxwoods' Dream Slot Tournament

The Coventry, RI resident and his wife celebrated their 50th anniversary with a seven-figure win.  read more

Mega Moolah jackpot smashing records, nearing $12 million

Microgaming's Mega Moolah jackpot hit eight figures in August and is larger than it has ever been, nearing the $/€/£11.8 million mark as of Sept. 14.  read more

Helsinki player wins €3 million on Mega Fortune Dreams

The win is the sixth jackpot of more than a million euros that the game has paid out this year.  read more

The Reel Life: Grammar saves the day edition

In Ohio, a woman was able to successfully contest a parking ticket after she pointed out a grammatical error in the language of the law. Copy editors everywhere rejoiced in her victory.  read more



Openings and Expansions: Cherokee Nation to open a second venue in North Carolina

Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel, set to open on Sept. 28 near Murphy, NC, leads our roundup of six casino openings and expansions.  read more

Card counter sues Hard Rock Hotel

The lawsuit, filed by New Jersey resident Thom-Matthew Kho for theft, battery and false imprisonment, is the most recent of several instances in which gamblers have sued security personnel for civil rights violations.  read more

This Week in Gambling: Buyouts, DFS and 'Deflategate'

The bidding war for is over after the company chose GVC Holdings over 888 Holdings. In this week's video, J Todd also discusses the start of the NFL season, where daily fantasy sports sites and the "Deflategate" scandal are making headlines across the league.  read more

Viejas breaks Guinness World Record for champagne tasting

More than 620 guests and team members tasted three champagnes, led by noted sommelier Mike Hoagland, Champagne Specialist for Moet Hennessey, to celebrate the San Diego-area casino's 24th anniversary.  read more

Pala Casino player wins Chevrolet Impala 2LT

Jean T. of Laguna Niguel, CA, was the first winner of the Win-A-Car Every Friday promotion, which runs through the end of September at Pala Casino.  read more



NFL bettors in for a wild ride

Week 1 of the NFL season proved to be a roller coaster for sports bettors and sportsbooks alike.  read more

Dan's NFL Week 1 DFS GPP picks

It's too late to use Dan Podheiser's picks in your Week 1 NFL lineup, but check his picks to see how he did, and be sure to check back on Friday for tips on who to draft in Week 2.  read more

Amaya announces launch of StarsDraft by PokerStars

StarsDraft features a user-friendly, intuitive platform that makes drafting your favorite athletes each day a thrill.  read more



New Jersey, Delaware reach iGaming deal

The agreement does not represent a liquidity sharing arrangement, but it does mark the first time the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has approved a compact with another state.  read more



Tioga Downs after casino license

The horse track and racino, located 30 miles west of Binghamton, is pursuing New York's final upstate casino license, which could transform it into a full-fledged casino.  read more



Ten finalists chosen for 2015 class of Poker HOF

Following a public nomination process, four new candidates and six previous finalists make up the list of this year's candidates for the Poker Hall of Fame, which will induct the 2015 class in November.  read more

Norway to host its first legal poker event

Global Poker Tours will run the 2015 Norwegian Championships, consisting of five regional championships leading up to a main event in Oslo.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
San Diego wide receiver Keenan Allen, who was selected in just 2.1% of the lineups in DraftKings' $10 million guaranteed tournament in Week 1 of the NFL season, led all scorers on Sunday with 34.6 points.
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