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January 18, 2016

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Remembering Don Catlin
Frank Scoblete offers a remembrance of his friend Don Catlin, a longtime Casino City contributor, who passed away earlier this month.  read more

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Openings and expansions: Beau Rivage upgrades its gaming floor

"The Beau" further glamorized its High Limit salon, moved its renowned poker room to the west end of the casino and transformed the former poker room into an expanded smoke-free area with new slots, increasing the number of machines at the property by 30%.  read more
Openings and expansions: Beau Rivage upgrades its gaming floor



MGM Resorts to charge for parking on the Strip

MGM Resorts will break from a long-standing Las Vegas tradition and begin charging customers to park at the company's Strip resorts as part of a $90 million strategy to "expand and enhance" the company's parking infrastructure. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

Vegas conman "Mr. Smooth" indicted for theft, securities fraud

Mark Thomas Georgantas told investors he had a guaranteed system to beat casinos in baccarat, blackjack, craps and roulette. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

Plaza Hotel and Casino to open two new exhibits

On Friday, Jan. 15, famed local artist Jerry Misko will open an exhibit of his edition prints and one-of-a-kind paintings of nostalgic Las Vegas neon signs in the Las Vegas Club Gallery.  read more



Casino expansion in Florida is no simple matter

A compact between the Seminole Indian Tribe and Florida Governor Rick Scott looks like a win for both sides, but it still needs to be approved by state lawmakers. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

Galaxy Gaming receives key approval in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has granted certification to Galaxy Gaming to offer its products to casinos in Pennsylvania.  read more

Pala giving away new SUV, $10,000 every Friday in February

All entries received from Nov. 30, 2015, until Friday, Feb. 26, will be eligible.  read more

Fantasy Springs player wins BMW X5

Frances Solis, an Indio, California resident, won the casino's $150,000 Winter Wonderland BMW X5 Giveaway.  read more



FantasyUp goes belly up

Players who had money on the daily fantasy sports site FantasyUp can kiss it goodbye, as the site shut down operations and will not pay players the balances in their accounts.  read more

DraftKings' new CMO: Fewer ads, more Gronk

In an interview with Yahoo Finance's Daniel Roberts, DraftKings' first Chief Marketing Officer Janet Holian says the company may have gone a little overboard with its advertising strategy last fall and that it anticipates featuring New England Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski more on a national level. (Yahoo Finance)  read more

Dan's DFS picks: Divisional round

Loading up on Carolina was a risk-reward proposition for Casino City's Dan Podheiser; Greg Olsen and the Panthers' defense came through, but Cam Newton and Ted Ginn's less-than-stellar performances from a fantasy perspective ended Dan's streak of four consecutive cashes.  read more



GPL announces 12 franchises, team managers for first season

Notable team managers include 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker and four-time WSOP bracelet winner Max Pescatori.  read more

Poker Central announces 2016 Super High Roller Bowl

The $300,000 buy-in event will be capped at 49 players and will run from May 29-June 1 at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.  read more



Olivia Newton-John to perform at Pala in March

Tickets for Newton-John's March 25 performance will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 22.  read more

SugarHouse Casino hosting Wing Bowl 24 qualifying round

The Philadelphia casino invites local competitive eaters to try to earn their way into the "prestigious" event on Feb. 5.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at Choctaw Durant drew the third-largest field in WSOP Circuit history with 1,565 entries. The winner will take home $393,188.
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