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July 21, 2014

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Poor craps play and live dealers
One of gaming guru Frank Scoblete's readers is astonished by how many bad craps players he finds in casinos. Plus, Scoblete explains why the odds for online blackjack don't change with a live dealer.  read more

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IGT-GTECH deal called plus for industry

GTECH's $6.4 billion acquisition of IGT last week created the world's largest casino and lottery supplier and equipment manufacturer. IGT CEO Patti Hart said consolidation on the manufacturing side will spur heightened innovation in the gaming industry, which is lacking when there are too many players in the market.  read more
IGT-GTECH deal called plus for industry



Phua linked to World Cup betting ring

Well-known poker player and Malaysian businessman Paul Phua was arrested in a raid of a multimillion-dollar sports betting ring operating out of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  read more

Casino City Gang: Marketing the Main edition

The gang discusses the WSOP's November Nine, how the WSOP can better market itself, and a California tribe's plan to launch, an online poker room, despite the lack of a regulatory structure to do so.  read more

Ashes to ashes: Strip smoking could end

One gaming analyst has warned investors that a Las Vegas Strip smoking ban could become reality in the next 24 months — or sooner.  read more

Stutz: Prospects growing bleaker for Boardwalk

Since 2006, Atlantic City's annual gaming revenue has tumbled roughly 55 percent, and four casinos could be closed by the fall.  read more

Sands shows strong growth in second quarter profit

The casino operator's net income increased 26.7 percent compared to the same quarter last year.  read more

Hacienda to become Hoover Dam Lodge

The Hoover Dam Lodge, which is currently under renovation, will have an all-new exterior reminiscent of a northwest lodge.  read more



IGT sold to GTECH for $6.4 billion

The merger will create the world's largest gaming equipment provider, combining IGT's slot machine products and manufacturing with GTECH's gaming operations and lottery technology and services.  read more

Slot route operator "blindsided" by Gaming Control Board ruling

Nevada Gaming Partners is no longer allowed to operate slot machines in Nevada, because the wife of the company's owner holds an 8 percent share of a company awarded a medical marijaua dispensary license by the Clark County Commission.  read more

United Coin Machine changes name

The slot operator will now be called Century Gaming Technologies.  read more

Los Angeles slot player wins $98,060 at Pala

Mirna C. hit the jackpot on a Unicorns Wild machine.  read more

The Reel Life: Drunken pterodactyl edition

In Florida, a 36-year-old man at a Legoland theme park insisted his name was "Pterodactyl," disobeyed authority figures and fled into a river. Just another day in the Sunshine State.  read more



Card Player Poker Tour to stop at Bicycle Casino

The next stop on the Card Player Poker Tour will be the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, Calif., for a nine-tournament series beginning Sept. 21.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
ESPN's television coverage of the 2014 WSOP Main Event will begin Sunday, Sept. 28 at 9 p.m. ET.
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