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March 19, 2012

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March 19, 2012

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arrowAlan Krigman: How bet size and decision rate affect your gambling prospects

How bet size and decision rate affect your gambling prospects
Krigman says luck affects the outcome of any gamble. The math can't predict whether you’ll win or lose, and how much. What it can do is determine your prospects, based on four parameters.  read more

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Vegas is the epicenter of the college basketball universe

Resort operators and sports book directors in Las Vegas say the first weekend of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, when the field of 64 teams is cut down to the Sweet 16, is one of the most lucrative wagering weekends of the year. Tourism officials don't estimate a visitor head count for weekend, but hotel occupancy was expected to beat 90 percent.  read more
Vegas is the epicenter of the college basketball universe



The Gang: Are you ready for some college bball?

The Gang discusses a new way to bet on fantasy sports in Las Vegas, going to Vegas for the NCAA men's basketball tournament, ways to bet on the tournament, Italy's online poker market and fill out their brackets.  read more

Gaming industry staying away from Las Vegas Strip

The industry is focusing on nongaming attractions instead of resort expansion along the Strip for the rest of the decade.  read more

AGA making regulatory reform a top priority in 2012

The American Gaming Association launched a new section of its website devoted entirely to regulatory reform.  read more

Playboy Club to close at Palms

The Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas will close after six years in business for undisclosed reasons.  read more

Las Vegas casino getting name change

The Irish-themed Fitzgeralds Casino & Hotel on Fremont Street is changing its name to The D Las Vegas.  read more

Cantor Gaming to accept credit cards at sportsbooks

Cantor Gaming will accept credit cards from most major issuers, including Visa, MasterCard, and Discover, to fund race and sports wagering accounts.  read more

Golden Nugget brand heading to Biloxi

Landry's has announced plans for its Golden Nugget Biloxi subsidiary to purchase the Isle Casino Hotel for $45 million.  read more

Michigan casino golf course honored by magazine

Sweetgrass Golf Club at the Island Resort & Casino has been named to Golfweek’s 2012 Best Courses list.  read more

Arizona casino begins construction on bingo hall

Casino Arizona in Scottsdale is building a 26,000 square-foot expansion that will be primarily used for bingo.  read more



Tarzan Lord of the Jungle slot is a hit

The game has now been certified as Aristocrat’s best performing slot game in 2011 with more than 1,000 units installed in North America.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life grew up playing youth basketball. We've seen some crazy parents. But we've never seen a parent bite a coach's ear after a game.  read more



Bally VP: No federal online poker in 2012

Bally Interactive Vice President of Business Development John Connelly said he didn't expect federal regulation of online poker anytime in 2012.  read more

Casino companies want U.S. rules for online gaming

Companies like Caesars Entertainment that once viewed online gambling as a threat are now lobbying for federal regulation of the industry.  read more

More big names announced for Irish Open 2012

Carlos Mortensen, Faraz Jaka, Marvin Rettenmaier and Tobias Reinkenmeier will all compete in the Irish Open next month in Dublin.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The Iowa House will not take up legislation that would regulate online poker in the Hawkeye state due to what House Speaker Kraig Paulsen says is a "general lack of interest" in the GOP caucus, according to
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