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April 23, 2012

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April 23, 2012

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Enduring slot themes
Grochowski takes a look at the slot machine games that have stood tests of time and remain favorites of players and casinos.  read more

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Las Vegas dayclubs invite revelry by poolsides

The off-strip M Resort is working to fill its DayDream venue with the same hard-partying youthful demographic the Vegas Strip attracts -- but with a twist. Instead of targeting tourists, M is focusing on young locals who want a place to play away from the heavy-duty debauchery of the Strip's dayclubs.  read more
Las Vegas dayclubs invite revelry by poolsides



Nevada's slot machine industry preparing for Internet gaming

While state and federal lawmakers inch along toward legalization of online gaming, the casino industry's large slot machine makers are already lining up for a piece of the potential action.  read more

Inside gaming: Gaming expansion elsewhere lifts Las Vegas

Before the economy tanked and the Strip's building boom went bust, the development of multibillion-dollar hotel-casino projects centered on Las Vegas. Now those resorts are being built elsewhere.  read more

William Hill's push for Nevada gaming license delayed

The British bookmaker's efforts to gain a Nevada gaming license have been delayed because of questions surrounding the company's relationship with Playtech and Playtech founder Teddy Sagi.  read more

Buyer says sports book application moving ahead

British bookmaker William Hill said it is confident about its prospects as it reassured analysts on Friday that gaming regulators would approve the company's $53 million purchase of three sports book operators in Nevada.  read more

Plans for Strip zip lines move closer to approval

The Strip's next high-flying attraction will feature a set of zip lines running between Luxor and Excalibur.  read more

Report: MGM weighing options in Toronto

The casino giant is considering building a $2 billion hotel-casino development in downtown Toronto.  read more

Report: Wynn Cotai deal sealed

Wynn Resorts will reportedly close a land deal for a new resort in Macau by the end of the month.  read more

Lucky player wins $260,682 Pai Gow progressive jackpot

An Eastside Cannery player played a seven-card straight flush to win the big jackpot in Las Vegas.  read more

Pennsylvania posts all-time high for table games revenue

Table games in Pennsylvania casino generated gross gaming revenue of nearly $62 million in March. The March 2012 total was 13.3 percent higher than the table game revenue from March 2011.  read more

Mass. residents spent $909 million on gambling in 2011

According to a University of Massachusetts Dartmouth report, Bay State residents spent $624.1 million at Connecticut's two casinos, a 1.7-percent increase over 2010 Massachusetts spending levels.  read more

New dancers added to Trump Taj Mahal's Ego bar

The lounge's "Dealer-tainers" have also been given new costumes.  read more



Casino Arizona player hits massive jackpot

A Mesa resident put his final $60 of gambling money into a 25-cent Wheel of Fortune machine and won more than $5.7 million.  read more

Three Pala slot players take home more than $121,000

Two players won $50,000 apiece on Quick Hits machines.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life has been pulled over by police for a traffic violation. But we've never tried to escape from a police officer. And if we were to make that rash decision, we'd make sure our pants (or shorts) were secured before we made a run for it.  read more



Casino City Gang: Let's get social edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss PokerTableRatings complying with a cease and desist notice from PokerStars, Boyd Gaming integrating social gaming into their player loyalty program and tips on running a home game satellite tournament for the World Series of Poker.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Louisiana casinos took in $227.9 million in March. In March of 2011, Louisiana casinos took in $215.4 million.
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