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August 17, 2009

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August 17, 2009

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How is video poker dealt?
Robison explains the two ways video poker machines typically deal the cards and why one of the systems has been done away with after a group of crafty slot cheats built a computer program to simulate the RNG.  read more

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Gaming Board says casino thieves are targeting player points

Technological advances have made it easier for casino insiders to raid gamblers' loyalty points, including creating fake accounts and loading them with bogus points. The Gaming Control Board says it has arrested multiple players' club thieves in recent years in scams that have cost casinos hundreds of thousands of dollars.  read more
Gaming Board says casino thieves are targeting player points



Tropicana poised for pricey renovation

New Tropicana co-owner and chief executive Alex Yemenidjian is helping launch a nearly $100-million plan to renovate the 52-year-old property on the Las Vegas Strip.  read more

Debt hangs over group of gaming companies

Black Gaming, Planet Hollywood Resort and the Hooters Hotel are negotiating with creditors as revenue continues to fall.  read more

Station Casinos posts $65.3 million net loss

The company filed for Chapter 11 in July and revealed that Aliante Station, which opened in November, has been losing money.  read more

Some casino promos just don't deliver

Regulators will hold a series of seminars with Nevada casinos in the coming weeks to discuss advertising methods, promotions and casino policies that cross the line.  read more

Las Vegas Sands amends loan agreement

A gaming analyst said the announcement improves the company's liquidity and gives the casino operator increased financial flexibility.  read more

Ohio could lower gambling age

Ohio is considering a plan to allow 18-year-olds to play slot machines when they are installed at race tracks across the state.  read more

Sports leagues file another Delaware appeal

The four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA have once again asked an appeals court to stop Delaware from allowing sports betting.  read more

Greektown Casino announces record profits

The Detroit casino posted record monthly profits and revenue for the third month in a row after enjoying its best July.  read more

Pittsburgh casino sees $14 million in wagers on opening day

The Rivers Casino generated $1.28 million in revenue on $14 million in wagers on its first day of operation.  read more

Atlantic City gaming revenues take another hit

The city's 11 casinos pulled in $383 million in July, a 12.7 percent decline from a year ago.  read more



Baltimore approves land for slot parlor

The slots parlor could accommodate 3,750 slots and also allow for additional attractions, which could include retail shops, a theater and a night club.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life loves board games, especially Monopoly. We take these games very seriously. That being said, we've never been arrested while playing the game. We think you know where this is headed.  read more



PokerStars releases EPT London schedule

The EPT London Poker Festival will run from September 30 - October 7 and will be the biggest PokerStars EPT Poker Festival with 16 separate events scheduled.  read more

APT Macau kicks off festival

The 12-day Asian Poker Tour Macau began last week at the StarWorld Hotel and Casino and each day features a tournament side event with guaranteed prize pools reaching as high as HK$150,000.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The $818.2 million casinos won from gamblers in Nevada during the month of June 2009 marked the lowest single monthly total since July 2004.
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