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December 2, 2013

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December 2, 2013

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Split those eights

Split those eights
Grochowski takes us back to a recent visit to the blackjack table and explains why splitting eights is the right play, even if it seems counterintuitive.  read more

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Ups and downs of New Jersey online gambling

Casino City's Dan Podheiser visited New Jersey over the Thanksgiving weekend, where he had the chance to test some of the Garden State's newly licensed and regulated online casinos. Dan provides a timeline of his experiences with the sites, including some registration and geo-location issues.  read more
Ups and downs of New Jersey online gambling



Casino City Gang: Early New Jersey online gaming reviews edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Podheiser discuss the real-money launch of online gaming in New Jersey, Thanksgiving Day prop bets and betting trends in the NFL.  read more

Tropicana chief sees new retail space transforming south Strip

The Tropicana's frontage will be transformed into a 275,000-square-foot, two-level, enclosed shopping mall with 165,000 square feet of new retail, a food-court and Strip-facing restaurants.  read more

Baccarat, football betting shine in tepid gaming month

Nevada gaming revenues dropped 2.58 percent in October, ending two straight monthly increases. Gaming revenues on the Las Vegas Strip declined 5.06 percent.  read more

Western Hotel owners seek to maintain gambling rights

The owner of the former Western Hotel on Fremont Street, wants to keep gambling land use rights as it ponders redevelopment.  read more

Inside Gaming: No mixed signals, no more licenses

The Macau government has changed direction in the past on several matters concerning the casino industry, but not on this issue.  read more

McCarran October air passenger count up slightly

Near-term flight schedules show the number of seats that airlines will bring into McCarran growing about 2 percent a month through February.  read more

MGM workers set mark for largest Nevada food drive donation

Employees of MGM Resorts International more than doubled the amount of food donated to Three Square Food Bank in the largest-ever employee-donated canned food drive in Nevada.  read more

Referendum opposing Station Casino project qualifies for ballot

Station Casinos will have to wait a year to find out if it can help a California Indian tribe build a $350 million casino complex 25 miles north of Fresno.  read more

Cantor Gaming enters Chinese market with Cantor Club

Cantor's latest gaming venture is a partnership with Global Entertainment Investment & Management Co. and the Tianjin Welfare Lottery club.  read more

Wynn likens Web gambling ban to Prohibition

Wynn Resorts chairman Steve Wynn said that online gambling can be outlawed, but "people are going to do it anyway."  read more



Bally completes $1.3 billion purchase of SHFL

Ramesh Srinivasan, president and chief executive officer of Bally Technologies, has put Bally in a stronger business position by acquiring SHFL, analysts say.  read more

The Reel Life: Fun with taxes edition

A Florida woman paid her $11,075.44 tax bill in $1 bills and 44 pennies.  read more



World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific expands

The World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC) is expected to take place on October 1-17, 2014, at Crown Melbourne and feature ten WSOP gold bracelet events. It will also be played every other year, rotating with the World Series of Poker Europe.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
On Nov. 22, 2011, Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law legislation authorizing the building of casinos in Massachusetts. More than two years later, no gaming licenses have been issued.
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