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September 21, 2015

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September 21, 2015

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Free bet blackjack
Wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to front the cash to double down or split pairs in blackjack? Henry Tamburin talks to the man behind free bet blackjack, where the dealer makes those bets for you. The catch? All bets are pushes when the dealer hits 22.  read more

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Walls surrounding legalized sports wagering may be 'crumbling'

ESPN football announcers, both college and professional, have incorporated point spreads into their analysis, and daily fantasy sports advertisements seem endless. Sports betting is becoming mainstream, and Jimmy Vaccaro (right), the sportsbook manager at the South Point, says the walls keeping legalized sports betting confined to Nevada "seem to be crumbling."  read more
Walls surrounding legalized sports wagering may be 'crumbling'



Nevada gaming authorities OK skill-based slots

The move opens the door for slot machines with skill-based elements, commonly found in video games and social games such as "Angry Birds" and "Words with Friends."  read more

This Week in Gambling: Another Wheel of Fortune millionaire

In this week's video, J Todd reveals Wheel of Fortune's latest millionaire. He also discusses the legality of gambling policies in Europe and online poker's progress in New York.  read more

Design Works Gaming to showcase new titles at G2E

Among the list of games being showcased is Mythical Warriors, the first trilogy product licensed to IGT, which features a 3x3 reel matrix and a unique three-level progressive system triggered by Blackout progressives.  read more

Plaza Hotel and Casino introduces slot tournament

The 777 Slot Tournament occurs every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and awards $750 in free slot play to the top five scores each day.  read more

The Reel Life: Life's essentials edition

Losing your phone and keys can really put a damper on your day. So much so that it could make you do something really, really stupid, like show up at a house you just burglarized.  read more



Uber, Lyft up and running, defy Clark County

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft began operating in Southern Nevada after receiving licenses from the state last week. However, Clark County officials have said they can't conduct business until they have county business licenses.  read more

Express train from Southern CA to Las Vegas planned

Construction on the $100 million XpressWest line could begin in September 2016, according to Thursday's announcement.  read more



Caesars to pay $1.5 million fine

Caesars Palace maintained "highly deficient internal controls" inside the Strip resort's private gaming salons, had numerous lapses in its anti-money-laundering program and didn't file suspicious transaction activity reports, according to a stipulated settlement the casino's management entered into with Nevada gaming regulators.  read more

Inspired unveils Rush Boxing virtual sport with Mike Tyson

The former champion boxer is featured in the virtual sports provider's new game, Rush Boxing, which will debut at the Global Gaming Expo on Sept. 29.  read more

Karas placed in Nevada's Black Book

Archie Karas is famous for once turning $50 into $40 million during an infamous Las Vegas hot streak in the 1990s.  read more

Wynn: Troubled junket operator doesn't owe us money

Wynn Resorts, which has seen its stock price tumble more than 65% in the last few months over troubles plaguing the Macao gaming market, said that funds stolen from a high-end Chinese junket operator had nothing to do with the company's casino operations.  read more

CRDA approves redevelopment plan for Golden Nugget AC

The Golden Nugget Villa Project was approved along with a $4.5 million fund reservation that will see the property redevelop unused restaurant space into two state-of-the-art, multi-purpose villas.  read more

Massachusetts releases gaming revenues for August

Plainridge Park Casino generated $15.2 million in gross gaming revenue in August, a drop of 16.1% from the casino's first full month of operation in July.  read more



ESPN WSOP Main Event Recap: Episodes I and II

Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu stole the show in ESPN's first World Series of Poker Main Event broadcasts, as the two pros squared at the featured table.  read more

2015 WSOP Main Event November Nine Profile: Neil Blumenfield

Laid off from his job days before the start of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, Neil Blumenfield's run to the final table came at a fortuitous time. Now the 61-year-old is hoping to make history and become the oldest winner in the prestigious event's November Nine era.  read more



DFS scrutiny sure to grow

In 2006, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act blackballed sports betting and online poker, yet allowed an exception for fantasy sports by defining them as a game of skill, not as a game of chance.  read more

California Assemblyman amends DFS bill

The amended version of AB 1437, now titled the Fantasy Sports Game Protection Act, would require daily fantasy sports sites to be licensed and regulated in the state.  read more

Dan's NFL Week 2 DFS GPP picks

Looking back, picking a bunch of Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2 may have been a mistake. But Dan Podheiser was right about New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham having a big game, as he hauled in seven catches for 146 years and one touchdown.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The DraftKings NFL $10 Million Millionaire Maker drew just 426,105 entries in Week 2, a drop of 18.1% from Week 1, creating a $1.5 million overlay. DraftKings made $408,960 on the tournament in Week 1.
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