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April 15, 2013

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April 15, 2013

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Mastering the concept of nothing
Gaming expert Frank Scoblete explains why mastering the concept of nothing, and really understanding that the equation "0+0+0=0" is true, is one of the most important things a gambler can do.  read more

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Casino City Gang: Let's get real edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss Phil Ivey winning his ninth WSOP bracelet and whether WSOP bracelets have become devalued. They also look at whether the punishment fit the crime committed at a Pittsburgh casino and the myriad of ways you can bet on baseball.  read more
Casino City Gang: Let's get real edition



Nevada February gaming revenues jump 15.1 percent; Strip casinos up 31.2 percent

The record figures were the result of high-end baccarat play associated with the Chinese New Year.  read more

Travel group executive is top choice to head AGA

The lobbying group's board of directors will vote Wednesday on the hiring of Geoff Freeman, who is now the travel association's chief operating officer.  read more

Penn National joining the party in Indian gaming market

Penn National has agreed to partner with the Jamul Indian Village of San Diego to build a $360 million hotel-casino 20 miles east of downtown San Diego.  read more

Former executive: Sands had "deal" in place

William Weidner testified Thursday that Las Vegas Sands had a "business­man's deal" for what one-time consultant Richard Suen had to accomplish in Macau to earn a success fee, but never put it into a written contract.  read more

Gold Spike shuts down

The Downtown Project, which already owned the note on the property, acquired the site outright last week and shuttered the downtown casino Sunday. Redevelopment plans for the property, which opened in 1976, will be announced later this year.  read more

Rock Gaming to take over Detroit casino

Rock Gaming, which is controlled by Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert, won approval this week from Michigan gaming regulators to take over ownership of the Greektown Casino.  read more

Analyst sees little enthusiasm for Texas casino push

A bill that creates the Texas Gaming Commission and allows one casino each in Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio, with three additional casinos along the coast, faces long odds, according to a veteran watcher of the industry.  read more

Mount Airy Casino Resort earns 2013 AAA Four Diamond Award

For the third consecutive year, Mount Airy Casino Resort has been awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Rating.  read more



Woman wins $1.14 million on Wheel of Fortune slot at Flamingo Las Vegas

Rosemary from New York is the latest addition to the Caesars Entertainment circle of millionaires.  read more

The Reel Life: Decimals matter edition

Most of the time, decimal point errors cost you money. But every now and then, you end up on the positive side of the ledger. One Toronto woman is feeling really good right now about the error she made -- $40 million better.  read more



Ivey wins ninth WSOP bracelet

Phil Ivey beat Brandon Wong heads up to win the 8-Game Mixed event at the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific and tie Johnny Moss for fourth on the all-time WSOP bracelet list.  read more

Pala posts poker schedule for May

Quest for the Cup tops the tournament schedule, May 25; fourth-anniversary Chase for the Dough will offer $20,000.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Daniel Negreanu won the inaugural World Series of Poker - Asia Pacific Main Event this week. He won more than $1 million (AUD) for his efforts.
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