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February 22, 2016

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February 22, 2016

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arrowMark Pilarski: 'Loose slots' aren't necessarily a good bet

'Loose slots' aren't necessarily a good bet
Pilarski explains that "looser" slots do not provide an additional advantage over the house, since every machine in the casino is programmed to return a certain percentage of dollars wagered over a specific period.  read more

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Moneymaker, Global Poker League primed for inaugural draft

Casino City looks ahead to Thursday's Global Poker League draft with team manager bios, a peek at the draft order and a one-on-one interview with Chris Moneymaker, who explains his "vision" for the Las Vegas Moneymakers.  read more
Moneymaker, Global Poker League primed for inaugural draft



Seneca Casino awards largest jackpot in history

A Buffalo resident won the record $964,883.31 at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in New York while playing a one-cent video slot earlier this month.  read more

Local man hits $1 million jackpot at Louisiana casino

In his first visit to Delta Downs Racetrack Casino on Saturday, Donald B. pocketed $1,086,953.72 on a quarter slot machine.  read more

The Reel Life: Take the money and spin edition

When gambling with stolen money, it turns out it's not a great idea to go to a casino right next to the place you stole from.  read more



MGM's new pay-to-park plan irks Las Vegas locals, tourists and valet drivers

The days of free parking and lucrative valet jobs at MGM Resorts International properties on the Las Vegas Strip will come to an abrupt end this spring.  read more

Riviera Boulevard to be renamed Elvis Presley Way

Almost 40 years after his death, Elvis Presley is getting a street named after him in the city he rocketed back to prominence. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more

Las Vegas NASCAR Weekend schedule set for March 3-7

Boyd Gaming properties throughout the Las Vegas Valley will be hosting special events and promotions, including live entertainment and a charity auction benefiting Speedway Children's Charities.  read more



Are skill-based slots coming to a casino near you?

Gaming regulators are looking into the possibility of allowing casinos to offer slot machines that mimic video and arcade games, such as Pac Man, Angry Birds and Guitar Hero. (Associated Press)  read more

Retired school teacher wins BMW at Fantasy Springs Casino

The La Quinta, Calif. woman drove home with a BMW Z4 after winning the $150,000 Drive To Impress Giveaway on Saturday night.  read more

MGM Cotai opening in Macau delayed until 2017

Plans for the $3 billion resort stalled due to the region's struggling casinos and the projected openings of other venues. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more

Downtown Grand hosting $15,000 eSports championship

The $15,000 Madden Community Championship will be held in the casino's new eSports lounge on March 4, along with the WGLNA Season 2 Regional Finals.  read more

Miss America Pageant to remain in Atlantic City

The Board of the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority approved a three-year agreement with the Miss America Organization that will keep the pageant in Atlantic City through 2019.  read more

Foxwoods to unveil gourmet pastry shop on March 1

Master Pastry Chef Franck Iglesias will serve cakes, handmade pastries, chocolates and other fine delicacies at the Connecticut casino.  read more



NJ sports betting case goes back to court

A decision by the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals isn't expected until spring, but after last week's hearing indications are the Garden State will once again fall short in its bid to legalize sports betting.  read more

Live racing returns to Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs

Stakes races begin at the Oklahoma track April 4 with the third running of the $50,000 guaranteed Wilma Mankiller Memorial.  read more



Mourning the death of Full Tilt Poker

Casino City's Aaron Todd reminisces about the heyday of Full Tilt, which will soon be merging its traffic with PokerStars.  read more

Rush Street Productions announces launch of new TV show

"The Final Table" will air on national television this spring and will feature cutting-edge game features and some of the biggest personalities in poker.  read more



The Beach Boys to perform at Pala Casino

Tickets to see the legendary pop rockers perform in California at the Starlight Theater on June 17 go on sale this Friday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. PST.  read more

Greg Allman to play Hard Rock Tulsa on May 12

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is bringing his soulful and distinctive voice to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.  read more

Steely Dan and Steve Winwood coming to Caesars Palace

The classic rock show takes place at The Colosseum on Sunday, June 19. Tickets go on sale on Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. PST.  read more

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