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Deal Me In: Live keno vs. video keno
Pilarski takes a look at the difference between live and video keno and does the math on the return from different video poker machines.  read more

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Boyd Gaming to buy Peninsula Gaming for $1.45 billion

Boyd Gaming, half-owner and operator of the Borgata in Atlantic City (right), will spend $1.45 billion to acquire the assets of Peninsula Gaming, giving the Las Vegas-based company a presence in Kansas, Iowa and a significant expansion in Louisiana, the company announced last week.  read more
Boyd Gaming to buy Peninsula Gaming for $1.45 billion



Retired Ford factory worker wins $1 million in Three Card Poker

Dennis Hart, a retired Ford factory worker, won the $1 million grand prize playing Three Card Poker 6 Card Bonus. Hart gave each of his three fellow players a $500 chip and generously tipped his dealer $20,000.  read more

Casino companies exploring Canada's largest city

Ever since Ontario government officials suggested in March that Toronto was an ideal destination for a hotel-casino complex that could generate more than $1 billion in gaming revenues, casino company executives have updated their passports and pointed their corporate jets toward Canada.  read more

Casino City Gang -- Hope and heartbreak edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss Cleveland's new casino, the tax implications of staking agreements and welcome Bill Ordine from Philly Gambles to discuss a heartbreaking poker love story.  read more

Illinois looks to lottery to regulate online gaming

Illinois was the first state in the U.S. to sell lottery tickets online, and now, Illinois State Sen. John J. Cullerton wants to make it the first state to offer regulated online poker and casino games.  read more

Aliante Station reports $1.1 million first quarter profit

Aliante Station resort reported a first-quarter profit last week, which the property in North Las Vegas attributed to the success of its current marketing programs.  read more

Station Casinos net revenues jump 8.4 percent

Station Casinos posted its best operating quarter in more than three years by earning $6.8 million on revenues of $318.2 million.  read more

Affinity Gaming revenues, net income trending up

The company said its net income for the quarter was $4.1 million, compared with $3.4 million in the same quarter a year ago.  read more

FireLake Grand Casino to be renamed

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation announced this week it will change the name of FireLake Grand Casino to Grand Casino in an effort to differentiate business lines.  read more



Californian wins $50,000 in Grand Masters Invitational slot tournament

The player from San Jose clinched her berth in the Eldorado event with a strong finish in a preliminary tournament. Players from Pennsylvania and Florida rounded out the top three.  read more

Tarzan Lord of the Jungle slot approved in Ontario

The Tarzan Lord of the Jungle top progressive jackpot has hit 12 times paying out more than $3.6 million in top jackpot awards.  read more

The Reel Life: Misdirected text edition

The Reel Life has lived in a dry town, and knows how annoying it can be to have to drive to the next town over to buy some beer, wine and spirits. But it's never driven us to buy black-market booze, and even if it did, we'd be certain to make sure that we weren't trying to buy it from a state trooper.  read more



Double Down Interactive releases Texas Hold'em Facebook game

The game is the company's second poker title; its first was Omaha Poker.  read more

World Series of Poker bracelets get a redesign

Jason Arasheben, also known as "Jason of Beverly Hills," has been charged with bringing bling to the bracelets that are awarded to winners of WSOP tournaments.  read more

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