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January 2, 2012

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January 2, 2012

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arrowMark Pilarski: Let the games begin

Let the games begin
Pilarski explains the difference between a point-spread wager and a money-line bet. He also gives his Super Bowl future bets predictions, which feature three teams that made the NFL playoffs.  read more

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Gaming expansion to be major story in 2012

Nevada-based casino operators and slot machine manufacturers are evaluating the political and economic landscape of what some hope will evolve into the industry's largest expansion year on record. Massachusetts (right), Florida, Ohio, New York and Illinois are all expected to explore gambling expansion in 2012.  read more

Gaming expansion to be major story in 2012



Casino City Gang: DOJ drops a bombshell

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo discuss the DOJ's reversal on how it views the Wire Act, whether we are in the middle of a sportsbook golden age, the top stories from 2011 and make their final NFL picks of 2011.  read more

World Poker Tour stays steady in 10th season

The World Poker Tour completed filming its 10th season with a final series of events at Bellagio earlier this month.  read more

PokerStars announces three more EPT stops

Stops in Madrid, Berlin and Campione in Italy have been added to the European Poker Tour's Season 8 calendar.  read more

WSOP Circuit Events attendance up 25 percent

Overall attendance is up more than 25 percent over the same time last year through the first six stops of the World Series of Poker Circuit.  read more

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure to be broadcast live

The PCA Main Event and High Roller finals will be broadcast "live" on a 40-minute delay on with hole cards revealed.  read more

Bernard Lee gives holiday packages to 51 children

Professional poker player Bernard Lee donated holiday packages worth about $200 each to 51 children in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life knows it can be very difficult to travel during the holidays. That being said, we've never resorted to stealing a Greyhound bus to visit friends.  read more



Vegas may attract record crowd for New Year's

Las Vegas officials believe that this weekend will be the biggest New Year's Eve ever and are expecting a crowd of 314,000. That would make it the nation's second-largest New Year's Eve party.  read more

New Bellagio nightclub ready for opening

The Hyde Bellagio Lounge is set to open on Jan. 1 in a 10,000-square-foot space overlooking the Fountains at Bellagio in Las Vegas.  read more

Wynn suffers setback in Massachusetts casino debate

Town selectmen in Foxborough voted to send a letter to state officials saying they don't want to hear a casino proposal backed by Steve Wynn and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.  read more

Michigan casino golf resort honored by Golfweek

The Sweetgrass Golf Club at the Island Resort and Casino was named to Golfweek's "Best Casino Golf Courses" list for the second year in a row.  read more

Kelly Clarkson to perform in Atlantic City in January

Pop superstar and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson will perform at the Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino on Jan. 15.  read more

Trump's Atlantic City casinos ready for 2012

The Trump Taj Mahal and Trump Plaza are offering Trump One Card holders plenty of promotions in January, including cash drawings.  read more

Pennsylvania casino announces results of charity event

The Meadows Racetrack and Casino collected over 750 pounds of gifts for its Gifts for G.I.’s and Toys for Tots programs.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Shares in European online gambling companies, including 888 Holdings and Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, rose on Wednesday following the Department of Justice's statement that the Wire Act only applied to sports betting.
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