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June 2, 2014

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Flushes and gambling
Gaming guru John Grochowski explains why similar starting hands in video poker can actually have very different odds and call for different strategies.  read more

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Casino City Gang: Fantasy draft edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Podheiser discuss Aaron's World Series of Poker (WSOP) prop bet challenge, conduct their annual WSOP fantasy draft and look at the changing nature of entertainment in Las Vegas.  read more
Casino City Gang: Fantasy draft edition



MGM takes cautious approach to online gaming

Though MGM Resorts supports the regulation of online gaming in the U.S. and holds an interactive gaming license in Nevada, the company is taking a wait-and-see approach in regard to launching its own Internet gaming sites.  read more

Macau bans smoking on gaming floors

Casinos in Macau can still build smoking rooms on the gaming floors, which have their own heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. But the rooms can't include table games or slot machines.  read more

Neither Strip nor Pacquiao can rescue state's April revenue

Statewide gaming revenue fell less than 1 percent during the month, the third time in the first four months of 2014 that Nevada has reported a decline in results.  read more

Push for bill draft to define restricted gaming locations fails

Despite several attempts by Assembly Majority Leader William Horne (D-Las Vegas) to push forward a bill draft calling for a definition of traditional and non-traditional restricted gaming locations, the matter died.  read more

Gaming director Bernhard calls Vegas 'smart'

Bo Bernhard, executive director of the International Gaming Institute and professor of sociology and hotel management at UNLV, says Las Vegas has high "social intelligence."  read more

El Cortez reaches deal with culinary, bartenders unions

The El Cortez reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract with two unions, averting a strike.  read more

Caesars Atlantic City introduces Local Perks program

The new platform will allow Caesars Total Rewards customers to spend their loyalty credits at local businesses.  read more



Bally's player wins over $1 million

Harry Walmar, a local from Little Egg Harbor, N.J., was playing a $1 Wheel of Fortune wide-area-progressive slot when he hit for $1,055,732.  read more

Stutz: Beware of investing in gaming equipment

Without new hotel-casino openings and a slot machine replacement market that analysts term "nonexistent," the investment community has been advised to view the gaming equipment sector with caution.  read more

The Reel Life: The right thing to do edition

In Fresno, Calif., a man named Joe Cornell returned a bank bag filled with $125,000 to The Brinks Company. And in return, Mr. Cornell was rewarded with a nice little $5,000 payback.  read more



WSOP kicks off with raining dollar bills

The 45th World Series of Poker got underway last week with a brief ceremony, followed by hundreds of $1 bills shot out of air cannons in the Rio Convention Center.  read more

Millionaire Maker attracts record field

The $1,500 buy-in single re-entry no-limit Hold'em tournament, featuring a guaranteed $1 million to the winner, officially had 7,977 entrants when registration closed late Saturday.  read more

Schedule announced for 100th EPT in Barcelona

The PokerStars European Poker Tour will begin Season 11 with a 43-event festival from Aug. 26-27, featuring a €50 buy-in Super High Roller and a €5,300 buy-in Main Event.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Ted Forrest defeated Phil Hellmuth heads-up to notch his sixth career World Series of Poker bracelet in the $1,500 Seven-Card Razz event. It was Hellmuth's 50th career WSOP final table and 10th runner-up finish.
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