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April 18, 2011

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April 18, 2011

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Yes, you should tip the dealers
Scoblete thinks tips for dealers are absolutely necessary, not only for their income, but as an acknowledgement for good service. However, he says dealers need to be professionals in order to earn tips.  read more

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DOJ indicts founders of three major U.S. online poker operators

The Department of Justice indicted the founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker on charges of bank fraud, money laundering, illegal gambling offenses and violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act on Friday. Wynn Resorts and Fertitta Interactive, who recently reached partnerships with PokerStars and Full Tilt respectively, have both pulled out of their agreements.  read more
DOJ indicts founders of three major U.S. online poker operators



DOJ has online poker figured out

Casino City's Vin Narayanan examines the major trouble facing PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker following Friday's indictment from the Department of Justice.  read more

The day online poker died

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told Steve Wynn that online poker was "as American as apple pie." If that's the case, April 15, 2011, may be remembered as the day that online poker died.  read more

Nevada lawmaker targeting PokerStars

State Sen. Greg Brower called for federal and state investigations into the political activities of PokerStars.  read more

NBC Heads-Up broadcast features PokerStars, Full Tilt

Full Tilt and PokerStars logos were prevalent at the tournament, and had several TV advertisements during the broadcast.  read more

Selbst, Mercier go back-to-back at NAPT Mohegan Sun

Vanessa Selbst won the North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun Main Event while Jason Mercier won the $10,000 Bounty Shootout last week.  read more

Player wins huge Pai Gow jackpot at California casino

A California resident won a $178,456 Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive jackpot at Red Hawk Casino last Friday.  read more



Casino City Gang -- Pit Boss edition

The Gang discusses online poker and online gambling legislation, N.J.'s decision to make pit bosses optional in Atlantic City casinos, who had the best 12 months in poker and close the show with their best bets.  read more

William Hill to acquire American Wagering

The major British bookmaker will acquire American Wagering, the owner or Nevada's 72 Leroy's sports books and kiosks, for about $18 million.  read more

Pinnacle Entertainment re-launches loyalty program

The "mychoice" guest loyalty program is a cross-marketing agreement with Wynn Resorts that gives guests the opportunity to earn luxury benefits.  read more

Steve Wynn earned $14.6 million in 2010

Wynn earned $2.95 million in base salary, a bonus of $3.22 million, $6.9 million in nonequity compensation and $1.54 million in all other compensation.  read more

Isle of Capri awarded Pennsylvania gaming license

The St. Louis-based company will build the $50 million Lady Luck Nemacolin at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Fayette County.  read more

Trump Taj Mahal holding Easter Brunch

The Atlantic City Casino will offer all-you-can-eat selections, including made-to-order omelets, carving stations, pasta and desserts.  read more



Slot makers continue to struggle

Bally Technologies and WMS Industries both reduced their quarterly earnings forecasts, saying casinos are not buying new machines or gaming equipment.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life has a simple motto: Don't count your jackpots before they hit. A woman on the Price is Right should have taken heed.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Kemal Ferri of Peru took home $207,400 after winning the Latin American Poker Tour Peru Main Event on Sunday.
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