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October 15, 2012

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October 15, 2012

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Server-based slots don't change instantly

Server-based slots don't change instantly
Gaming expert John Grochowski explains why casinos won't change the game in server-based slots while you're making a trip to the restroom, why it doesn't matter when you change the slot game you're playing and some math behind video poker payouts.  read more

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Penn National spending big to defeat casino expansion in Maryland

Penn National has donated $18.1 million so far to defeat a ballot proposal that would allow an additional to casino to be built in Maryland and legalize table games in the state. Penn National operates casinos in West Virginia and Maryland that would be impacted by a new competitor in the market. And yes, that is the Maryland flag pictured right.  read more
Penn National spending big to defeat casino expansion in Maryland



Casino City Gang: Just pay the man edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the bizarre story of a British casino refusing to pay Phil Ivey his baccarat winnings, Phil Hellmuth winning his 13th WSOP bracelet and new games Vin spotted at G2E.  read more

Illinois residents oppose casino expansion

A Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV poll found 47 percent of Illinois residents oppose gambling expansion, including a casino in Chicago.  read more

U.S. gaming firms need to do due diligence in Russia

Vladivostok has the potential to turn into the next Macau. But American casino giants had better beware -- many of the people waiting to work with them could be Russian mobsters.  read more

Fantasy Springs culinary team competes for sweet spot

Dozens of chefs from the resort whipped up their best dessert last week to compete for a sweet spot on the menu at Bistro restaurant.  read more



Companies shop cautiously at G2E

Colorful slots and pop culture themes dominated the trade show's 262,000 square feet of exhibit space.  read more

WMS inks licensing deals with Betsson and Unibet

The multiyear agreement gives Betsson and Unibet access to WMS Interactive's popular online slots titles.  read more

The Reel Life: Mullet discrimination edition

The Reel Life is fairly progressive when it comes to hairdos, and it pains us to see anyone discriminated against because of their chosen coif.  read more



Full Tilt Poker set to relaunch in Europe

The site will reimburse $184 million to players outside of the U.S. who lost their money when Full Tilt shut down in the aftermath of the Black Friday indictments.  read more's poker celebration will have to wait

Gibraltar-based had three partnership agreements in place to jump into the U.S. market. However, it doesn't look like it was meant to be, as the opportunity for federal regulation of online poker in the United States seems to be fading away.  read more

Fox Poker Club to host Genting Poker Series Grand Final

The move to the West End venue in London means was made to accommodate the large field expected for the £200,000 main event.  read more

Mohegan Sun to use Bally Technologies for online poker

Mohegan Sun will offer play-for-free online poker in Connecticut and Pennsylvania as it gears up for regulated online gaming in the U.S.  read more

South Point Poker now hiring for online poker site

Nevada's first licensed, real-money online poker site is looking for talented people to help shape the future of the industry.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear arguments this week on whether the state's ban of video sweepstakes machines is unconstitutional.
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