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April 16, 2012

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April 16, 2012

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Deal Me In: Number of decks more important than number of players
Pilarski looks at the basic factors in blackjack that work in favor of the player, including how the number of decks in play affects the house edge.  read more

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Podcast: Online poker one year after Black Friday

In this week's podcast, Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the state of online poker one year after the U.S. Department of Justice indicted the founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and UB. They also review the documentary, "All In: The Poker Movie" and take some shots at the new tournament structure at Americas Cardroom.  read more
Podcast: Online poker one year after Black Friday



Boyd Gaming entering social gaming realm

The company, which operates The Borgata in Atlantic City and the Gold Coast in Las Vegas, is turning its online player rewards program into a game on its website and players can compete for points and badges.  read more

LVH facing tough sledding without Hilton

The LVH-Las Vegas Hotel and Casino is struggling to fill its rooms without the help of the Hilton franchise.  read more

Regulators warn day-pool, club operators

It's pool season on the Las Vegas Strip, and the resorts offering pool parties and clubs are being warned to be on the lookout for underage guests, misquoted entrance fees and other issues.  read more

Nevada reports gaming revenues of $932 million for February

The 5.7 percent increase in revenues (compared with February 2011) comes despite a weaker convention calendar and Chinese New year falling in January.  read more

Money shrinks for problem gambling programs

Treatment programs for gambling addicts in Nevada have been dramatically reduced by budget cuts.  read more

Michael Gaughan III plans to unify resort operations

Gaughan will unify the Rampart Casino and JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Summerlin as one operation.  read more



Bally hopes Beach Boys slot will bring players fun, fun fun

Bally used this month's National Indian Gaming Association tradeshow in San Diego to unveil the slot machine and hopes to roll it out nationwide in August.  read more

Tarzan Lord of the Jungle slot pays out $372,121.64 at Sandia

For the 11th time, a lucky player has hit the progressive jackpot with Aristocrat's Tarzan Lord of the Jungle video slot game, which has now paid out more than $3.4 million in top jackpot awards.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life admits that sometimes we get lost in our cell phone (though we never text and drive). But we've never been in the middle of texting to look up and find a bear staring us in the face.  read more

Wheel of Fortune slot winner thanks guidance from beyond

Palm Beach retiree wins over $250,000 and gives the credit to his deceased "lady friend" and older brother, who he believes were watching over him.  read more

Potential in Midwest has game makers smiling

Nevada's major slot machine manufacturers may see light at the end of the recession tunnel if economic predictions materialize.  read more



WSOP $1 million charity tournament will produce poker's richest prize

Thirty players have committed to play so far, with the prize pool projected to exceed $26 million and the winner walking away with an estimated $12.3 million.  read more

Poker lobbying group marks Black Friday anniversary

The Poker Players Alliance marked the anniversary of Black Friday by asking players to contact their elected representatives and ask Congress to regulate online poker.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
WMS is creating a slot machine based on the board game CLUE, and it will initially appear exclusively in Caesars Entertainment casinos.
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