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August 16, 2010

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August 16, 2010

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Casino procedures in new markets

Casino procedures in new markets
Grochowski says casinos had to change their procedures as they expanded, as customers didn't understand proper table etiquette. So he gives a refresher course on what to do and not to do at the casino.  read more

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Vegas named "Coolest City" by Forbes magazine

Las Vegas tied with New York City as America's "Coolest City," according to the Aug. 2 edition of Forbes magazine. Forbes says despite its economic troubles, Las Vegas "still welcomes 36 million tourists a year and the city's relaxed laws around gambling and other vices add to its sense of danger and excitement."  read more
Vegas named "Coolest City" by Forbes magazine



The Gang covers all the bases

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo talk about combining poker with other gambling activities, the NFL dropping its opposition to the Barney Frank bill, new sites Bidibot and Ultrinsic and make their best bets.  read more

Station, Boyd feud is real and compelling

The feud between operators Station Casinos and Boyd Gaming has intensified after Boyd attempted to insert itself into Station's bankruptcy.  read more

MGM Mirage pays more CityCenter subcontractors

MGM Resorts International has settled overdue payments with 77 subcontractors at the CityCenter resort in Las Vegas.  read more

Analyst questions Harrah's motives for regulatory filing

A regulatory filing by Harrah's Entertainment could test the waters for the privately-held casino operator’s initial public offering.  read more

Almost Angels celebrating birthday at Taj

The Almost Angels will celebrate their first birthday at the Ego Bar & Lounge at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.  read more

Caribbean Casino to broadcast Fight Club Series

Caribbean Casino and Gaming, in association with ESPN Deportes, confirmed the Fight Club Series Round 2 will be broadcast to 18 countries.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life likes to eat out occasionally, but that can get expensive. A Baltimore man had a unique way to get out of paying these expensive bills.  read more

Bally Technologies sees net profit increase 54 percent

The Las Vegas-based slot machine said its net profit increased in the fourth quarter thanks to the sale of its casino in Mississippi.  read more

Konami slot makes debut at Atlantic City casino

Konami Gaming's "Advantage Revolution" slot machine made its Atlantic City debut at the Resorts Casino on Thursday.  read more



PokerStars releases details of EPT Awards

Eight awards will be up for grabs during season seven of the PokerStars European Poker Tour, including Player of the Year and Best Country.  read more

Canadian Poker Tour expects large fields for event

The Canadian Open Poker Championship is an 11-day event featuring 13 events at three of Calgary's premier casinos.  read more

Boylepoker expands satellites for International Poker Open

Boylepoker has expanded its satellite schedule for October's International Poker Open in Dublin.  read more

Binion's hosts poker tournament for firefighters

The Las Vegas casino hosted a special poker tournament August 13 and 14 in support of local firefighters.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Former Shuffle Master CEO Tim Parrott, who died in May, will be posthumously inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame in November during the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.
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