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December 21, 2009

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December 21, 2009

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arrowMark Pilarski: Warranty service with a smile

Warranty service with a smile
Pilarski explains that on some slot machines, it doesn't matter whether you play one coin, or the maximum, because playing the full amount gives you little more in the way of a payback percentage.  read more

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CityCenter grand opening brings a renewed optimism to Las Vegas

The general feeling among those in attendance at CityCenter's official grand opening gala last week at the Aria Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip is that MGM Mirage's new $8.5-billion project could indeed spark an economic revival for a city that has been hit hard by the global recession.  read more
CityCenter grand opening brings a renewed optimism to Las Vegas



Cirque du Soleil brings Elvis back to Las Vegas

Casino City catches a glimpse of the new Cirque du Soleil show VIVA Elvis at CityCenter and speaks with Priscilla Presley about her husband's return to Sin City.  read more

'CityCenter effect' on room rates difficult to tell

Observers say CityCenter hasn't affected room rates on the Strip in December, but it could keep a lid on planned rate increases in early 2010.  read more

CityCenter born of collective creativity

The CityCenter mega-complex in Las Vegas was designed by seven different firms with an idea to create a modern urban development, not just another Strip resort.  read more

CityCenter a project of firsts

The $8.5-billion CityCenter is the largest private-sector development ever built in the U.S. and has racked up a dizzying roster of firsts and biggests.  read more

Boyd, Nevada talk Station deal

Boyd Gaming executives have been in contact with Nevada casino regulators about its $2.45-billion offer for Station Casinos.  read more

Sahara closing some towers

The Sahara in Las Vegas has closed two of its three hotel towers for the winter season because of low demand.  read more

St. Louis casino to open in March

Pinnacle Entertainment has moved the opening of the $357-million River City casino from spring to early March.  read more



WSOP boots $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event

The World Series of Poker released its 2010 schedule last week and the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship has been replaced by a $50,000 Player's Championship that will feature a Hold'em-only final table.  read more

Casino City Gang discusses California, EPL and NFL

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Dan Igo discuss the latest developments regarding online poker in California, make their Week 15 NFL picks and take advantage of Gary Trask's absence to talk Premier League soccer.  read more

Satellites coming up for 2010 L.A. Poker Classic

Satellites for the L.A. Poker Classic start Jan. 15 and allow players to spend only $40 for a shot at an estimated $1 million.  read more

PokerStars ANZPT announces first six events

The Australia New Zealand Poker Tour will kick things off in Adelaide, South Australia, from February 9 to 14.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life can get frustrated playing the online slots. However, we've never vowed to burn a house down. A British man can’t say the same thing.  read more

Florida rejects slots at Miami airport

State regulators denied an application from Miami-Dade County to allow slot machines at Miami International Airport.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
More than 78,000 tons of steel were used during the construction of CityCenter in Las Vegas, enough to build 10 Eiffel Towers.
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