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February 20, 2012

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February 20, 2012

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arrowJohn Robison: VLTs do not emulate playing with real decks

VLTs do not emulate playing with real decks
Robison explains that Video Lottery Terminals tell your machine what the result of your spin or hand will be, and your machine will do what it needs to display that result.  read more

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Casino City Gang: Daniel Negreanu speaks his mind

Dan Igo and Vin Narayanan join Aaron Todd to discuss Daniel Negreanu's recent video blog comments about Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson, the seeming lack of competition for Caesars' proposal for a casino in Boston, a top-10 sports betting bucket list and make their best bets.  read more
Casino City Gang: Daniel Negreanu speaks his mind



Boyd exec sees Vegas economy rebounding

Boyd Gaming President and CEO Keith Smith said that Las Vegas has "been through the worst of it" and that the gaming industry will recover.  read more

MGM Resorts reaches marketing deal with Ameristar Casinos

Customers of both MGM Resorts and Ameristar can use their points and rewards at either companies' properties.  read more

MGM Resorts expands M life program

Members now are rewarded for virtually every dollar spent at 15 MGM Resorts destinations in Las Vegas and across the U.S.  read more

Wynn Resorts buys out Japanese board member

Wynn Resorts will pay Kazuo Okada, a former business associate of Steve Wynn, $1.9 billion over 10 years for his 20 percent stake in the company.  read more

Atlantic City casino suffering from Linsanity

The Trump Taj Mahal is offering all Trump One Card holders $17 Bonus Slot Dollars until Feb. 29 in celebration of NBA sensation Jeremy Lin.  read more

Florida casino supporters vow to continue fight

Supporters of legislation that could land three casinos in South Florida plan to press forward and expect the process to spill into 2013.  read more

Ohio could give Las Vegas gaming company a boost

BMM Compliance was certified by the Ohio Casino Control Commission to test and certify gaming equipment destined for the Ohio casino market.  read more

Isle of Capri completes sale of Louisiana casino

Isle of Capri Casinos completed a $15 million sale of a riverboat casino in Lake Charles to a company that plans to move the license to Bossier City.  read more

Idaho casino golf course offering stay-and-play packages

Circling Raven Golf Club and the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort are offering a stay-and-play package that includes $200 worth of savings.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life has gone on a few slot sprees in our day. But we've never been on a shopping spree, and certainly not one that cost $20 million.  read more



Federal online poker not a good bet in 2012

A Wall Street gaming analyst said that debate over federal legislation that would regulate Internet poker has most likely been pushed into 2013.  read more

Reid: Payroll tax bill doesn't include online poker

The Nevada senator declined to say why he didn't include licensing online poker in what is likely one of the last major bills Congress passes this year.  read more

Paddy Power Poker announces two new live satellites

Paddy Power Poker will hold two live satellites for the Irish Open 2012 in Dublin on Feb. 25 and March 10.  read more

California casino pays out $38,406 bad beat jackpot

Red Hawk Casino in Placerville awarded the Bad Beat Jackpot to eight guests after a player's quad threes were bested by a straight flush.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
A man hit a $776,908 jackpot on a Wheel of Fortune progressive slot machine at Bally's Atlantic City earlier this month.
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