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August 2 , 2010

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August 2 , 2010

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arrowJohn Robison: Does it matter when I start a bonus spin?

Does it matter when I start a bonus spin?
Robison explains to a reader that it doesn't matter when you start a bonus spin on the Wheel of Fortune machine. The probability that the wheel stops on any particular wedge is the same on every spin.  read more

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What's next for Frank's Internet gambling bill?

Now that Rep. Barney Frank's bill to license and regulate online gambling in the U.S. has been passed by the committee he chairs, the House Financial Services Committee, all sorts of questions are swirling around about what's actually in the bill, and what the future holds for the bill.  read more
What's next for Frank's Internet gambling bill?



The Gang covers a week full of news

Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo discuss the PartyGaming/bwin merger, the Barney Frank bill, Atlantic City and make their best bets.  read more relaunches with vendor news and tweets

Casino City Press has relaunched, a guide to over 13,000 gaming industry suppliers offering more than 1,000 gaming products and services.  read more

PartyGaming and bwin announce merger

After months of speculation, bwin and PartyGaming announced they will merge to form the world's largest publicly traded online gambling company.  read more

Shares of gaming companies dive in July

The average daily stock prices of 10 casino operators and slot machine manufacturers all tumbled during the month.  read more

New Jersey attempts to reverse Atlantic City's fate

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has proposed reforms to revitalize Atlantic City, including a state takeover of its gaming and tourism district.  read more

Casino industry outlook still uncertain

Moody's Investors Service said there is a "high degree of uncertainty" over how much gaming trends will improve through the end of the year.  read more

Wynn slams Obama adminstration again

Steve Wynn said he isn't thrilled with the current direction of the U.S. economy during a second quarter earnings conference call.  read more

Global Cash Access gets gaming approval in Nevada

Global Cash Access received approval from the Nevada Gaming Control Board to begin a product field trial of its new QuikTicket product.  read more



IGT profits grow despite revenue dip

Gambling equipment giant International Game Technology saw a rise in fiscal third-quarter profits despite a decline in company revenues.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life likes to think we're movie buffs, and one of our all-time favorites is 1994's "Blank Check." A Florida man must have also been a fan, because he tried to recreate the film, but did not succeed.  read more



Playdom, Harrah's launch WSOP game

Playdom and Harrah's Interactive Entertainment will launch the official World Series of Poker game on Facebook and other social networks.  read more

Victory Poker to host charity tournament in London

Victory Poker will host a tournament at the London Poker Festival to benefit the Murry Foundation charity.  read more

WPT holding open casting for on-air position

The World Poker Tour is holding open auditions for a new on-air role next to Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patten and Kimberly Lansing.  read more

PokerStars combining golf and poker in Portugal

The EPT Vilamoura "Fairways and Felts Challenge" will have players battle it out on the golf course and then on the poker table.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Ratings for the first week of ESPN’s World Series of Poker coverage were up 15 percent compared to its first week of coverage last year.
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