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February 17, 2014

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February 17, 2014

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Slot tips that can save you money

Slot tips that can save you money
Gaming guru John Grochowski gives slot players a few crucial tips, like staying within a budget and not expecting a great return.  read more

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Casino City Gang: Dealer's choice edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Podheiser discuss the newly released World Series of Poker schedule, Sheldon Adelson's coalition to stop online gaming picking up steam and Phil Galfond's response to Joe Hachem's thoughts about new school players.  read more
Casino City Gang: Dealer's choice edition



Adelson's coalition building support

The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, which is financially backed by Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson, has gained support from 39 faith-based and conservative organizations.  read more

Coalition reps aim to spread fear of Web gambling

The paid representatives from the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling believe a "timeout" should be taken on Internet wagering expansion and Congress needs to restore a federal online gaming ban.  read more

Sanfilippo drew on experience in deal for Ameristar

Pinnacle CEO Anthony Sanfilippo has seen his company double in size since it acquired rival Ameristar Casinos for $2.8 billion in 2013.  read more

Caesars subsidiary buys fourth social gaming business

Caesars acquired Pacific Interactive, which owns the slot machine-style, free-play application House of Fun.  read more

Insiders sell Wynn Resorts shares; analysts boost expectations

Wynn executives have sold thousands of shares this month as with its stock trading at a near 52-week high; analysts are now examining their ratings and price targets again.  read more

MGM arena will rely on adjacent properties for parking

Parking will be provided in the CityCenter employee garage, New York-New York garage, surface parking designated at the Excalibur and a small surface parking lot south of the venue.  read more

Affinity Gaming CEO David Ross leaving company in July

Ross has led Affinity since the Las Vegas-based company was founded in December 2010.  read more

Prominent women in gaming to discuss industry

Patricia Becker, along with former Las Vegas Mayor and current Caesars executive Jan Jones and Wynn director Elaine Wynn, will take part in the "Women in Gaming" panel discussion Feb. 19.  read more



Complete 2014 WSOP schedule announced

The 45th annual World Series of Poker will feature 65 events, including the Main Event, in which a minimum of $10 million will be guaranteed to the winner.  read more

James Calderaro wins Lucky Hearts Poker Open Championship

The Venice, Fla., native took home more than $270,000 for the win.  read more

Tweets of the Week: Make love, not war edition

Olivier Busquet reminds us why Valentine's Day matters, even if you disagree, and Phil Galfond tries to bridge the gap between the young and old.  read more



Peppermill owners agree to $1 million fine

A Peppermill employee was caught using a common slot machine "reset" key on games operated by competing Northern Nevada casinos to steal proprietary information.  read more

The Reel Life: Beer fridge edition

Molson has provided a special beer fridge to the Canadian Olympic team that can only be opened by Canadians. It must be nice, eh?  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Wagers made via mobile and tablets on casino and poker websites are expected to reach $62 billion globally by 2018, according to a report by Juniper Research.
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