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September 15, 2008

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September 15, 2008

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arrowJohn Robison: Nickel machines vs. penny machines

Nickel machines vs. penny machines
Robison takes a stab at answering an age-old question -- which is better to play (based on bankroll and payback), penny slots or nickel slots?  read more

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Las Vegas slot machine revenue continues to plummet

The September report from the Nevada Gaming Control Board revealed that slot players wagered $1.1 billion less in July than the same month a year ago. On the Strip, slot volume was down half a billion dollars, marking the worst drop in seven months.  read more
Las Vegas slot machine revenue continues to plummet



Riviera clawing away at every expense

Managers of the aging property are seeking out ways to cut costs and boost appeal as the economic downturn in the U.S. takes its toll.  read more

Macau's success spurring Asia's gaming industry

With casinos revenues rising 44 percent in Macau, surrounding countries are building massive casinos while others are moving to legalize them in order to capitalize on the gambling boom.  read more

Atlantic City casinos report slight revenue increase

After months of disappointing results, revenues grew slightly in August as five of the 11 casinos reported increases.  read more

Vegas vistor numbers fall

Las Vegas experienced its largest monthly decline in visitor traffic since 2003 in July, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said last week.  read more

Number of Australian pokie machines rises

Increase comes despite a state government plan to remove 3,000 machines from gaming venues.  read more

The Mirage announces details of volcano redesign

The landmark Volcano is getting a facelift and the Mirage is allowing visitors to see the changes first-hand via the Internet.  read more



Strip clubs facing strict rules for slot licenses

Nevada gaming regulators say they're justified in being more strict with strip clubs than restaurants and convenience stores when it comes to issuing licenses for slot machines.  read more

Competitors, downturn dog slots leader IGT

Analyst says IGT has "to do some things that are relatively drastic" in order to compete with WMS, Bally Technologies and Aristocrat.  read more

The Reel Life

While recounting this week's lucky slot winners at Europa Casino, bet365 and William Hill, we are reminded that moderation has been the key to the Reel Life's continuing existence.  read more



Sebastian Ruthenberg captures EPT Barcelona

The 24-year-old native of Germany took home the €1,360,100 first-place prize on Sunday after defeating the 618 player field that created a record prize pool of €4,952,000.  read more

$1 million Sky City Festival of Poker set for October

Former WSOP Main Event champions Joe Hachem, Chris Moneymaker and Greg Raymer will be part of the star-studded field that will be playing for the largest prize pool in New Zealand history.  read more

California online poker bill shelved until 2009

At the request of the Poker Voters of America, the bill that would push for the licensing and regulating of intrastate poker in California was put in the "inactive legislative file" last week and will go no further in 2008.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
No Americans finished in the Top 20 of the money list at last year's inaugural World Series of Poker Europe in London.
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