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September 17, 2012

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September 17, 2012

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What do casinos do with old slot machines?
Old slot machines have to go somewhere. Slot expert John Robison looks at what happens to slot machines when the casinos no longer want them.  read more

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Casino City Gang: Steve "Wynning" edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss Steve Wynn beating the "Girls Gone Wild" founder in court to the tune of $40 million, the public spat over online poker between Nevada Senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller, Hard Rock bailing on its Atlantic City casino and some odd happenings at the sportsbook. They also pick every game on the NFL Week 2 schedule.  read more
Casino City Gang: Steve "Wynning" edition



Court hits Las Vegas Sands with $25,000 fine and other sanctions

A Nevada court found Las Vegas Sands has shown an "intention to deceive" in its legal fight with former Sands China CEO Steven Jacobs.  read more

Cantor turning to real-money fantasy sports

When Cantor launches its fantasy sports gambling site in Maryland next month, it will have real-money fantasy sports operations in 27 states.  read more

CityCenter's performance turns a corner

For the first time since opening, Aria had more than 90 percent occupancy for an entire quarter.  read more

Las Vegas saw fewer visitors in July

Total visitor volume for July was down 0.8 percent from the same month in 2011, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.  read more

Maryland casino referendum launches big spending

The battle to determine whether Maryland adds another casino license is proving to be lucrative for the state. So far, Penn National -- which opposes the measure -- and MGM Resorts -- which supports the measure -- have combined for $14.9 million in campaign contributions  read more

William Hill must decide soon on purchasing Playtech stake

William Hill has until November to decide whether to exercise its option to purchase Playtech's 29 percent stake in its online business, according to an industry analyst.  read more

Patrick Miller appointed Monte Carlo GM

Miller replaces Anton Nikodemus, who was named president of casino marketing for MGM Resorts last month.  read more

Caesars Palace unveils new Bacchanal Buffet

The latest incarnation of the Caesars buffet is designed as an over-the-top experience that evokes memories of the old Bacchanal Buffet that closed in 2000. But don't expect any "goddesses" massaging your shoulders.  read more



Foxwoods reports another $50-million slot revenue month

The company says the market is stabilzing right around the $50-million mark for monthly slot revenue.  read more

WMS' new Spider-Man game swings into action at 2012 G2E

The game features a "spider-sense" provided by a "sensory immersion" system.  read more

The Reel Life: Lobbed cinder block edition

The Reel Life knows that when someone comes knocking on your door at 1:45 in the morning, there's probably going to be trouble. But when they start lobbing cinder blocks into your trailer, you probably live in Florida.  read more



PPA Congressional ratings show opposition to online poker on the decline

The ratings guide grassroots poker advocacy group also shows more members of Congress have an opinion on online poker -- and vocal advocacy against the game has dropped significantly.  read more

Poker Hall of Fame finalists announced

Six new candidates have been nominated, and four 2011 finalists (Jennifer Harman, John Juanda, Tom McEvoy and Scotty Nguyen) are on the list again.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Revel's casino revenue topped $20 million in August. That's the casino's best month since it opened in April. -- Philadelphia Inquirer
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