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February 15, 2010

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February 15, 2010

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arrowMark Pilarski: Not all machines are equal

Not all machines are equal
Pilarski explains that players that seek out "positive-expectation" machines and utilize "proficient play" will put themselves in a much better position than the Average Joe to walk away a winner.  read more

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California online poker faces many obstacles

Vin Narayanan breaks down what happened at California Senate Governmental Organization Committee's informational hearing Tuesday and found that while online poker may be coming to the Golden State, it won't happen without a fight from the state's Native American tribes.  read more
California online poker faces many obstacles



Vegas readies for Chinese New Year celebrations

Las Vegas resorts like the Bellagio and the Gold Coast have been been preparing for the the lucrative two-week Chinese New Year celebration for the past year.  read more

Nevada gaming revenues tumbled in 2009

Gaming revenues in Nevada fell 10.4 percent in 2009, the largest single-year decline in state history.  read more

Nevada sees slight Super Bowl handle increase

The Nevada statewide wagering handle of $82.7 million was a slight increase from 2009 handle and the books posted a win for the 14th time in 15 years.  read more

Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas shutting down

The five-diamond Ritz-Carlton Lake Las Vegas told its 340 employees last week that it will close on May 2.  read more

Aqueduct casino soap opera continues

Two media outlets say New York investigators might open an investigation into the awarding of the casino franchise for the Aqueduct Racetrack.  read more

All news is bad news for Atlantic City

Atlantic City gaming revenues fell for the 17th straight month as competition emerged in Pennsylvania and Delaware and two major operators planned their exit from the market.  read more

Penn National approved for Kansas casino

The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission has approved a joint venture casino project between Penn National and the Kansas Speedway.  read more

Station-Boyd rivalry heading to Midwest

Station Casinos is working to build and operate a casino in Michigan, which may poach customers from Boyd Gaming's Blue Chip casino in Indiana.  read more



The Gang recaps Super Bowl, California poker

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Gary Trask and Dan Igo recap the Super Bowl, analyze the California online poker hearings and make their best bets.  read more

Commerce Casino named favorite non-Vegas poker room

Commerce Casino has been named the favorite poker room outside of Las Vegas in Bluff Magazine's "Fifth Annual Reader's Choice Awards."  read more

Seminole Casinos pays another bad beat jackpot

A Las Vegas man won $183,264 when his four 10s were beaten by Royal Flush at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa.  read more



IGT closing down Japan operations

The slot machine giant said it would close its operations in Japan later this year because of "ongoing difficult market conditions and lack of strategic fit."  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life is reliant on our credit card. It is an integral part of our online slots habit. That being said, we would never use our credit card at an establishment we don’t trust. Like a crack house.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
"Jersey Shore" reality star Pauly D has landed an exclusive residency as a DJ at the Palms in Las Vegas this spring.
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Rings and Roses
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