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March 18, 2013

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The 10 "Mythtakes" of table games
Gaming expert Frank Scoblete takes a look at 10 myths players need to stop believing when they're at the tables.  read more

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Casino City Gang: Fraud and dead air edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd battle through a minute of dead air to discuss the latest developments for Full Tilt players looking to get their money back from the Department of Justice, whether branded slots help TV shows and movies as much as they help the games, and offer constructive advice to casinos after one of the Millionaire Maker promotions from Caesars raised Vin's ire.  read more
Casino City Gang: Fraud and dead air edition



Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Hard Rock Biloxi start working together

According to the Sun Herald in Biloxi, Gulf Coast players can earn trips to the Las Vegas Strip while Cosmopolitan players can try their luck in southern Mississippi.  read more

Wynn hopes to build high-end Toronto resort and casino

Any project would include fine dining and casual restaurants, a five-star spa, hotel rooms with views of the Toronto skyline and a convention center.  read more

PokerStars attorneys ridicule AGA move

In a letter to New Jersey gaming regulators, attorneys for PokerStars said the American Gaming Association lacks standing to oppose PokerStars' plans to buy an Atlantic City casino.  read more

PokerStars-AGA showdown in Atlantic City postponed

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission postponed a vote Wednesday that could have allowed the American Gaming Association to participate in the licensing case of PokerStars' purchase of a failing Atlantic City casino.  read more

Timothy Poster resigns as COO of Wynn Las Vegas

Poster resigned less than a month after he was promoted to replace Maurice Wooden, who is now president of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore.  read more

Analysts offer mixed reviews for Genting's Las Vegas Strip plans

Not all analysts are sanguine about adding another 3,500 hotel rooms to an already saturated resort destination.  read more

Stutz: I was wrong about Echelon

It's not like I've never made a mistake . . . but no one took more pleasure in correcting my judgment recently than Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith.  read more



FTC approves Scientific Games acquisition of WMS Industries

FTC clearance was one of the key hurdles facing the merger. The deal is still subject to approval from stockholders and gaming regulators.  read more

IGT wins two of Casino Journal's top awards

IGT won for both the DoubleDown Casino Partner Program and the Dolly Music Player in the three Dolly Parton slot games.  read more

The Reel Life: You ended up where?

The Reel Life loves travelling, and we especially love doing it on a budget. But we've never seen anything quite as impressive as a 7,000-mile trip in 36 hours without spending a dime.  read more



Caesars Entertainment Mega Beat Progressive Poker Jackpot hits for first time

A total of 218 poker players across Las Vegas split more than $672,000.  read more

DOJ appoints administrator to return Full Tilt player funds

The Garden City Group will handle the process of returning money owed by Full Tilt Poker to American players.  read more

Pala announces April poker schedule

Among the new tournaments is the 30k Heater, which will be played on April 27. The Heater buy-in is $215+$35 and there will be a $30,000 guarantee.  read more

Team PokerStars beats Full Tilt 3-0 in heads-up play

Each of the PokerStars players won $50,000 from their Full Tilt Poker opponent. In addition, Full Tilt Poker will be paying $10,000 of tournament buy-ins to each member of the victorious team.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Louisville is the current Vegas favorite to win the NCAA men's basketball tournament at 9-2. -- William Hill
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