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December 23, 2013

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December 23, 2013

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Tackling money management
Gaming expert John Grochowski explains sound money management really comes down to three basic principles -- don't bet money you can't afford to lose, don't give back all your winnings when you're ahead and don't chase losses when you're behind.  read more

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Casino City Gang: Don't mess with my license edition

Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss Caesars suing the head of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, predictions for the online gaming industry and things they're grateful for this holiday season.  read more
Casino City Gang: Don't mess with my license edition



Walking Dead game creating buzz

Aristocrat Technologies officials said the slot machine based on the AMC cable television series "The Walking Dead" is the company's most successful new game ever -- and that is before the first wager is even placed.  read more

Inside Gaming: Customer panel praises IGT

Several analysts attending IGT's annual Investor Day presentation in New York City earlier this month said the panel provided a fresh perspective on the slot machine giant's games, systems and strategies.  read more

Titanic video slot game sweeps awards at Macao Gaming Show

The Bally Technologies game, featuring scenes and music from the blockbuster film, won four awards at the show.  read more

The Reel Life: Drinking and driving on the high seas edition

With the holiday season here, Casino City would like to remind you not to drink and drive. It's just not safe. And you don't want to end up like the Swedish captain who was caught drunk while driving a ship containing 15,000 tons of flammable toxins.  read more



Remakes of properties, work on Resorts World expected to enliven Las Vegas Strip in 2014

Malaysia-based Genting Group is expected to begin construction on the $2 billion-to-$7 billion Resorts World Las Vegas, returning construction activity to the 87-acre Echelon site that has sat dormant for almost five years.  read more

Caesars Entertainment, Starwood Hotels link loyalty programs

The partnership between Caesars' Total Rewards and Starwood’s Preferred Guest begins Jan. 9.  read more

Online Casino City update sorts iGaming operators by currency

Online Casino City is excited to announce that its website,, will automatically sort and display online gaming websites by preferred currency.  read more

Poster to appeal suitability rejection in Nevada

Tim Poster is hoping a finding of suitability will allow him to resume his position as chief operating officer of Wynn Las Vegas.  read more

Affinity Gaming says credit card, debit card system hacked

A company attorney estimated 280,000 to 300,000 Affinity customers might be affected by the security breach.  read more

MGM plans to refinance $500 million in debt

MGM had a little more than $13 billion in long-term debt as of Sept. 30. The $500 million it plans on refinancing comes due in February.  read more



Bad Beat jackpot hits at Delaware Park

John S. triggered the $383,656 jackpot when his four queens lost to a straight flush. John won $174,648 for his bad beat. The rest of the money went to the other players at the table, including $95,914 for the winner of the hand.  read more

Bernard Lee's Full House Charity to spread holiday cheer

New England professional poker player Bernard Lee donated holiday packages worth about $200 each to more than 50 children in the Lawrence, Mass., area as part of The Full House Charity Program last week.  read more

Study: California online poker market worth up to $384 million

California online poker market could generate revenue between $217 million and $263 million in its first year, according to a new study by Academicon and PokerScout.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Soccer superstar David Beckham has agreed to work with Las Vegas Sands and help promote their Macau and Singapore properties.
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Ghosts of Christmas
Now that it's nearly Christmas and we're fully immersed in the trappings of the holidays, you might be feeling a little bit like Ebenezer Scrooge. If you're looking to blow off a little holiday cheer, head to Casino Tropez and give their Dickensian-inspired game "Ghosts of Christmas" a spin.

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