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arrowMark Pilarski: Stay on that machine, unless there's a glitch

Stay on that machine, unless there's a glitch
Pilarski can't recall a player getting kicked off a slot machine because he or she is winning too much. However, if there's a machine malfunction, a player's winnings will be null and void.  read more

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Steve Wynn riffs on PokerStars, Macau and Obama

Despite a setback with the collapse of a "strategic relationship" with PokerStars, Wynn Resorts Chairman Steve Wynn (right) remains focused on breaking ground on his long-awaited $2.5 billion project on the Cotai Strip in Macau. He also describes President Barack Obama as a "socialist" and "redistributionist."  read more
Steve Wynn riffs on PokerStars, Macau and Obama



Casino City Gang: Vegas baby, Vegas edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo look PokerStars returning money to U.S. players, the new Whopper Bar at the Rio in Las Vegas, the best non-gambling activities in Las Vegas and make their best bets.  read more

Vegas casino apologizes for banning transgender guest

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas issued an apology after it was reported it banned a transgender guest for life for using a women's restroom.  read more

Leroy's continues to stay ahead of the game

Leroy's Race and Sports Book operates the race and sports books for 72 Nevada casinos and has recently launched mobile betting applications.  read more

Florida remains the Holy Grail for casinos

Casino companies are focused on Florida, but experts believe chances for lawmakers to approve gambling legislation this year are fading.  read more

Pinnacle delays opening of Louisiana casino

Pinnacle Entertainment said high Mississippi River water levels had slowed construction of its $357 million Baton Rouge development.  read more

Vancouver casino plans go up in smoke

Vancouver's City Council voted unanimously to kill a $500 million casino project that would have also featured two hotel towers.  read more

Hong Kong officials want more information on MGM IPO

The Listing Committee of Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing is reportedly concerned about the shareholding structure of MGM Resorts.  read more



The Reel Life

After a three-week hiatus, The Reel Life returns to Florida to bring the story of a woman using the age-old "reality TV" defense in a murder-for-hire trial.  read more

IGT sells British-based slot developer

Slot machine giant International Game Technology has sold its British-based Barcrest Group for between $54 million and $66 million.  read more



Door open for states and online poker

Analysts for Moody's Investors Service believe there is still a chance online poker will be legalized federally in the U.S., but it will take several years.  read more

PKR announces more WSOP details

PKR's welcome party will be at the Caramel Bar at the Bellagio with the official PKR party taking place at The Mirage's Revolution Lounge.  read more

Pennsylvania casino kicks off WSOP Circuit action

Harrah's Chester is hosting the World Series of Poker's Circuit events from April 27 through May 10.  read more

PPA steps up online poker legalization fight

The Poker Players Alliance is using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to get its message out to its members and Congress.  read more

PokerStars to broadcast EPT Grand Final Madrid

The EPT Grand Final Madrid will be broadcast on with players' hole cards shown live to the audiences at home.  read more

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