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July 15, 2013

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July 15, 2013

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Spin a little dream with me
John Grochowski explains what kind of skill is involved in slot machines that allow you to stop their reels from spinning. He also looks at one of the worst player hands in blackjack, the dreaded 16.  read more

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J.C. Tran takes the chip lead to the WSOP Main Event final table

The World Series of Poker played down from 27 players to nine players Monday and veteran poker pro J.C. Tran is the chip leader with 38 million in chips.  read more
J.C. Tran takes the chip lead to the WSOP Main Event final table



Main Event plays down to 27 players

There were 27 players left in the WSOP Main Event on Sunday night, and the intensity of the tournament had ratcheted up.  read more

Mixed emotions everywhere on Day 5 of WSOP Main Event

As the WSOP played down to 68 players Saturday, a range of emotions filled the Amazon Room -- and not all of it had to do with winning and losing.  read more

Straight cash, homey - WSOP Main Event hits the money

The chip stacks soared past the 2-million mark Friday as players in the WSOP Main Event began winning money.  read more

WSOP Main Event less Phil-ing after Day 3

Thursday was a bad day to be a poker player named Phil. Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Galfond and Phil Collins all busted out of the WSOP Main Event just short of the money.  read more

Brunson makes deep run in WSOP Main Event

The stars were falling by the wayside at the WSOP Main Event, but Doyle Brunson, 79, was still hanging on late into Thursday night.  read more

Seidel, Romano inject fun into Day 2A of WSOP Main Event

Erik Seidel and Ray Romano stole the show Tuesday at the World Series of Poker Main Event. And that's hard to do when Doyle Brunson is in contention.  read more

More women are entering the WSOP Main Event

This year's World Series of Poker Main Event field is 6,352 players. That's the smallest Main Event since 2005. But the number of women entering the Main Event and playing at the Series is on the rise. Casino City's Vin Narayanan explores why.  read more



Bold move has Caesars on top

Two years after Caesars Entertainment Inc. perplexed Wall Street by acquiring social gaming operation Playtika, the casino giant has moved past rival Zynga Inc. to the top of the business model.  read more

SEC concludes Wynn Resorts inquiry

The SEC does not intend to recommend any enforcement action as a result of its inquiry into allegations of an improper $135 million donation to the University of Macau in 2011 stemming from a dispute between Kazuo Okada and Steve Wynn.  read more

Atlantic City announces June 2013 casino win results

Total Atlantic City casino win was $240.2 million in June 2013 compared to $274.7 million last June.  read more

Caesars spinoff approved, will have $1.18 billion stock offer

The news sent shares of Caesars Entertainment up almost 13 percent.  read more

Expansion, cash focused on the other Strip - in Cotai

Casino developers will spend some $22 billion on massive new resorts and gambling complexes in Macau over the next four years.  read more

Things to consider before joining Strip building boom

There's an art to landing big contracts, especially if you're a smaller, local operator. What's more, today's construction frenzy can teach any small company a few lessons on how - or even whether - to land those big fish.  read more

Penn National real estate move could become industry standard

The concept would separate 19 of the company's 29 casinos and racetracks, including the M Resort, into a real estate investment trust, or REIT.  read more

Indian casino project backed by Station Casinos moves ahead

A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown allows the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to move forward with the planned $350 million project.  read more

Markling stepping down from Gaming Control Board position

Jerry Markling has been the enforcement division chief since July 2005 and spent more than 22 years with the control board.  read more

After 18 years as gaming's face in D.C., Fahrenkopf steps aside

Frank Fahrenkopf, who turns 74 next month, is downshifting after nearly two decades as the face of casino gambling in Washington and one of the most prominent Nevadans in the nation’s capital.  read more



The Reel Life: Change your locks edition

When you drop your car off at the dealership to have it serviced, you don't expect it to end up 12 miles away with an unconscious naked woman inside.  read more

A millionaire is made at Choctaw Casino Resort

Iron T. of Dallas, Texas won $1,141,958.19 on a Texas Tea Texas Tango Money Madness slot machine in Oklahoma over the holiday weekend.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Carlos Mortensen, the 2001 WSOP Main Event champion, was this year's Main Event final table bubble boy, finishing in 10th place. The last Main Event champion to return to the Main Event final table was 1995 champion Dan Harrington, who was fourth in 2004 and third in 2003. Scotty Nguyen was 11th in 2007.
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