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August 15, 2011

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August 15, 2011

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arrowJohn Robison: Should casinos be responsible for tracking lost tickets?

Should casinos be responsible for tracking lost tickets?
Robison says casinos should invalidate lost tickets if they have not been redeemed. If they have been redeemed, casinos should do what they can to help the player recover the money.  read more

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Riviera officially opens bingo room

Local retirees dominated a crowd of about 200 (although there were a few youngsters) when the first number was called at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Riviera's new bingo room, the first on the Las Vegas Strip in four years. Riviera CEO Andy Choy sees the 300-seat bingo room as a way to bring a distinctive image to the property after years of financial struggles.  read more
Riviera officially opens bingo room



Nevada gaming revenues jump 16 percent

Gaming revenues in June were $885.7 million statewide, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. That represents a 16 percent increase from June 2010.  read more

Venetian, Palazzo earn AAA Five Diamond ratings

The two Las Vegas resorts are hosting a 'Five Day, Five Diamond Scavenger Hunt' from Aug. 22-26 where guests can win exclusive prizes.  read more

Ex-mayor cast for key Vegas promotional role

Oscar Goodman will earn $60,000 annually as chairman of a host committee set up by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.  read more

The Mirage welcomes new dolphin calf

A dolphin calf born at The Mirage in Las Vegas was named "K2" by a couple who won the right to choose the name through the M Life loyalty program.  read more

Chefs revealed for Southern Gaming Magazine cook-off

Four chefs have been selected to compete in Southern Gaming Magazine's inaugural Casino Cook-off in Biloxi in September.  read more

Mississippi casino offering trip to Vegas

The Riverwalk Casino Hotel will send two people to the iHeartRadio Music Festival, which takes place at the MGM Grand on Sept. 23-24.  read more

Foxwoods welcomes Irish rock band The Script

The Script will perform on the MGM Grand Theater stage at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut on Oct. 15.  read more

Century Casino Edmonton releases concert schedule

The Little River Band, Herman’s Hermits and tribute bands to both ABBA and Frank Sinatra headline upcoming concerts at Century Casino Edmonton.  read more



The Reel Life

D.A.R.E. is an educational program that seeks to prevent underage drug and alcohol use. The Reel Life remembers our D.A.R.E. officer, and we're pretty sure he never got a DUI.  read more



Chino Rheem wins Epic Poker League Main Event

Former November Niner David "Chino" Rheem defeated Erik Seidel heads-up to win the Epic Poker League's first Main Event at The Palms Casino Resort on Friday.  read more

The Gang, Jeffrey Pollack talk Epic Poker League

Jeffrey Pollack joins Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo to discuss the Epic Poker League's first event. The Gang also discusses a huge scandal in the sports betting world and dueling Ferris wheels on the Vegas Strip.  read more

British poker players to descend on Poker in the Park

Amateur poker players from across Great Britain will head to London's Hanover Square on Sept. 2 for the Poker in the Park event.  read more

Team Titan Poker member nominated for three awards

Sam Trickett has been nominated for three British Poker Awards, including Best Cash Player, Best Tournament Player and Best Social Media User.  read more

PokerStars announces EPT London schedule

The London Festival of Poker is the third European Poker Tour stop of Season 8 and kicks off Sept. 29.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Epic Poker League Main Event winner David "Chino" Rheem now has more than $4.7 million in career tournament earnings.
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