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Two players, one loyalty account
Slot expert John Robison looks at whether casinos can detect players sharing a loyalty rewards cards and how casinos enforce rules about more than one player using the same card.  read more

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Casino City Gang: Nolan Dalla debates edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Podheiser are joined by noted author, essayist and poker historian Nolan Dalla to discuss Congressional efforts to rewrite the Wire Act and ban online gaming.  read more
Casino City Gang: Nolan Dalla debates edition



Caesars sells stake in three Ohio casinos

Caesars will continue to manage the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati and ThistleDown Racino, and all three casinos will remain part of the company's Total Rewards player loyalty program.  read more

Gaming regulators say OK to Olympic betting in Nevada

Minutes after the Nevada Gaming Commission approved the regulation last week, William Hill established Jamaica's Usain Bolt as a -200 favorite for the men's 100 meters in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.  read more

Nevada Supreme Court upholds 'markers law'

The court found the "intent to defraud" standard was Constitutional in a unanimous decision and upheld the conviction of a California businessman on four counts of drawing and passing a check without sufficient funds and with the intent to defraud.  read more

State, Strip revenue bucks trend in January

Nevada casinos turned the corner in January, as gaming revenue increased 7.75 percent statewide while Strip revenue grew by 15.4 percent compared to the same period last year.  read more

Blackstone exec ready to bet big on Cosmopolitan

Jonathan Gray, the head of the New York-based private equity fund, is wagering $1.73 billion that Blackstone can make The Cosmopolitan a shining jewel on the Strip.  read more

Wynn Resorts seeks to oust Elaine Wynn from board

The casino operator's board of directors decided not to re-nominate company CEO Steve Wynn’s ex-wife because of a lawsuit she filed against him in 2012.  read more

Island Resort Casino unveils major expansion plans

Improvements in the works include a second championship golf course, a full-service spa and renovations to the bingo hall and Island Bar.  read more



Nevada regulators approve GTECH buyout of IGT

The combined companies will be branded as IGT, and the holding company will be named International Game Technology PLC following the $6.4 billion merger.  read more

The Reel Life: Shelling out for selfies edition

Kim Kardashian reportedly pays a "professional selfie retoucher" $100,000 a year to perfect her Instagram selfies. That's all you need to know.  read more



Jason Somerville named Team PokerStars Pro

Somerville has more than $6 million in lifetime tournament winnings and is known as "jcarverpoker" on Twitch, where he has more than 3 million unique viewers for his live-streamed online poker tutorials.  read more

Massive EPT festival set for Malta

The European Poker Tour's Malta festival will feature 69 scheduled tournaments and 30 cash game tables over 12 days, culminating in the €5,300 EPT Malta Main Event.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Last weekend, the Winning Poker Network held the first $1 million guaranteed online poker tournament available to U.S. players since Black Friday.
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