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June 18, 2012

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June 18, 2012

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arrowJohn Robison: If results are random, how can a slot machine be hot?

If results are random, how can a slot machine be hot?
Robison takes a look at the hot machine phenomenon and explains what causes it. He also discusses what he does when he encounters a hot machine.  read more

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East, West to flavor Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace

The traditionally Roman-themed resort is receiving a touch of Far East flair with the introduction of the new Nobu Hotel. Architect David Rockwell described the Nobu Hotel as a "distinctly Japanese experience with a Western sense of luxury."  read more
East, West to flavor Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace



Matros wins WSOP title for third-straight year

At the rate Matt Matros is winning gold bracelets, he may very well become the all-time World Series of Poker victory leader by 2022. Matros took home $454,853 for winning last week's $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event.  read more

Frankenberger beats Ivey to win WSOP Pot-Limit Hold'em title

Andy Frankenberger, a man whose style has earned derision from some, defeated Phil Ivey, a man with an unorthodox style that has earned him praise, to claim the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em title at the World Series of Poker last week.  read more

College student wins WSOP title

Cliff Goldkind, a 24-year-old student from Potomac, Md., won the most recent $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em event at the World Series of Poker to collect $559,514 in prize money and his first WSOP gold bracelet.  read more

26-year-old equities trader wins WSOP title

Benjamin Scholl, a 26-year-old financial analyst from Trappe, Pa., won the $5,000 Limit Hold'em event last week to claim the $206,760 first-place prize.  read more

Seattle man wins WSOP bracelet less than a year after enlisting

Brandon Schaefer won his WSOP gold bracelet and $311,174 just a week before he was scheduled to begin flight school in the U.S. Army.  read more

From the agony of defeat to the thrill of victory at WSOP

Adam Friedman, who became known as the "agony of defeat" poster child in the 2005 WSOP Main Event, beat Todd Brunson to win $269,037.  read more



Player turns $20 bet into $1 million in AC

Atlantic City's newest millionaire is the third person to hit for $1 million playing Three Card Poker 6 Card Bonus at Caesars.  read more

Casino City Gang: Let's go meta edition

In this week's podcast, Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss Phil Hellmuth winning his 12th World Series of Poker bracelet, the struggles Revel is facing in Atlantic City, whether wagering on boxing is a smart proposition and the top betting nightmares in sports.  read more

Nevada gaming revenues up 6.1 percent in April

Analysts described the $855.7-million handle as mixed, with high-end games returning strong results while table games and slots were down for the month.  read more

After two years of gains, Las Vegas sees fewer visitors in April

A total of 3.3 million tourists came to Las Vegas in April, down from April 2011's 3.4 million total.  read more

Revel launches "Match Your Tier" promotion

The promotion allows customers to "upgrade" their player cards from other casinos to the Revel Card program.  read more

Steve Wynn invests $15 million in Pie Face

Pie Face outlets are open 24/7 and specialize in homemade meat pies. Wynn's investment is personal and does not involve Wynn Resorts.  read more



Tarzan slot swings into Fallsview Casino

The property on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls had a jungle-sized welcome party for the game that included a "Jane" that was on hand to welcome players.  read more

The Reel Life: Chicken suit edition

The Reel Life has no idea why someone stole an American flag from a guy wearing a chicken suit. But we're sure happy a military veteran scored a major win at Jackpot Capital Casino.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
MGM says it will only build a casino in Maryland if the tax rates are lowered and the state allows table games. -- The Baltimore Sun
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