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December 15, 2014

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December 15, 2014

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Dice control machines
Gaming guru Frank Scoblete draws up a blueprint for a machine that could accurately prove or disprove the existence of dice control.  read more

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Casino City Gang: Holiday gift giving edition

Casino City's Aaron Todd, Dan Podheiser and Vin Narayanan discuss holiday gift giving ideas for the gamblers in your life, the new Massachusetts plan that will allow gamblers to set loss limits, and get the latest on the horse racing industry from the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming.  read more
Casino City Gang: Holiday gift giving edition



Congress omits online gaming ban from bill

In its final major spending bill of the year, the U.S. Congress declined to support a call by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson for a ban on legalized Internet gambling.  read more

Reid expects more bids to ban online gaming

Nevada Senator Harry Red says he thinks "there will be efforts made to look at the Wire Act in a Republican-initiated Congress."  read more

Las Vegas brings back 'What happens here, stays here'

The Las Vegas Indie rock band Imagine Dragons has joined the parade of local entertainment celebrities boosting tourism by participating in a "What happens here, stays here" TV advertisement.  read more

CG Technology in sports wagering deal with Baha Mar

Sports betting company CG Technology announced a deal with the $3.5 billion Baha Mar resort in The Bahamas to provide the under-construction hotel-casino development with a mobile sports wagering system.  read more

Goldstein appointed president of Las Vegas Sands

Rob Goldstein, 59, has been with Las Vegas Sands since 1995 and has served in numerous executive positions for the company.  read more

Advice for Nazarian: Be contrite, honest, forthright

When he appears Thursday at the Nevada Gaming Commission meeting, Sam Nazarian — the visionary behind SLS Las Vegas — should accept the Dec. 3 recommendation by the Gaming Control Board for a one-year limited gaming license with about a half-dozen conditions.  read more

Unwin leaving CEO post at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

John Unwin, who has headed the Strip resort leading up to the property's 2010 opening, announced he will leave his post at the end of the year.  read more

Caesars expected to miss $224 million interest payment

The overdue payment plan was revealed by JP Morgan & Chase gaming analyst Susan Berliner in an overall report on the High Yield gaming outlook for next year.  read more



California becoming next battleground

California's latest effort to legalize online poker would sideline PokerStars and force customers to deposit and withdraw funds at a brick-and-mortar casino.  read more

Stutz: Why Ultimate Poker failed so soon

Until Nevada is able to find a populous state to be an online gaming partner, the Silver State's population is too small to support Internet poker.  read more



Scientific Games officially appoints Haddrill

Earlier this summer, Haddrill, 61, was given a three-year contract to be the gaming equipment manufacturer's executive vice chairman.  read more

The Reel Life: Make your crimes disappear edition

Next time you're pulled over for speeding, try following in the lead of magician Steven Brundage, who said he got himself out of a ticket by performing a trick involving a Rubik's cube.  read more

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Did You Know?
Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners agreed to purchase a controlling stake in SkyBet for $1.25 billion.
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