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May 23, 2011

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May 23, 2011

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Cruising with slots
Scoblete gives readers the inside scoop on the casinos on Alaskan cruises, and reveals where the action really is: the buffet.  read more

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IGT hopes 'Hangover' sequel gets people playing 'Hangover' slot

The sequel to the popular "Hangover" movie is set to open this week, and International Game Technology is hoping the buzz surrounding the movie will get people playing its new "Hangover" slot game when they debut at Caesars casinos.  read more
IGT hopes 'Hangover' sequel gets people playing 'Hangover' slot



MGM Resorts hopes to raise $1.5 billion in IPO

MGM Resorts International, through the company's joint venture partner in Macau, hopes to raise $1.5 billion in an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, according to a term sheet for the sale.  read more

H2, Gaming Edge and Spectrum form Global iGaming Advisors

H2 Gambling Capital, Gaming Edge Associates, and Spectrum Gaming Group have combined their decades of expertise in all facets of the global gambling industry to form Global iGaming Advisors (GiGA).  read more

Slots go quiet as Sahara closes 59-year run on Las Vegas Strip

Longtime Sahara customers and employees showed up in the morning on the casino's final day of business and quickly turned a somber occasion into a reunion.  read more

Leroy's SportsBook adds newest location in Reno

American Wagering's 73rd sportsbook outlet has been built at the new Siena Hotel, Spa & Casino in downtown Reno, Nevada.  read more

Tunica casinos reopen after flooding

Receding Mississippi River floodwaters are allowing casinos in Tunica, Miss., to get back to business.  read more

Regulators OK new leadership for Casino MonteLago

The Nevada Gaming Commission has approved a new management team and company for Casino MonteLago.  read more

The Gang talks GiGSE, the Sahara and PokerStars

Vin Narayanan joins Aaron Todd from San Francisco to discuss the Global iGaming Summit and Expo, the closing of the Sahara, and the decision by PokerStars to donate the $500,000 in winnings of an underage player to charity.  read more

Table Trac to supply management system to Glacier Peaks

The Blackfeet Nation's Glacier Peaks Casino has selected Table Trac as the provider of a comprehensive solution casino management system.  read more

Greektown smartphone app now available on Windows Phone 7

Greektown Casino-Hotel's smartphone app is now available for download on Windows® Phone 7 with a new “favorite slots” feature that enables guests to check if their favorite slot machines are available to play.  read more

Ameristar founder's estate will offer 4.56 million shares

Ameristar Casinos, a Las Vegas-based casino operator, on Monday said the estate of Craig Neilsen has agreed to sell 4.56 million shares of Ameristar common stock in an underwritten public offering.  read more

Station Casinos records narrower loss in first quarter

Station Casinos reported a smaller first-quarter loss compared with last year as revenues at the company's 18 local casinos remained stable.  read more

Pinnacle announces name for Baton Rouge casino

Pinnacle Entertainment has named the company's $357 million hotel-casino under construction in Baton Rouge, La., L'Auberge Baton Rouge, extending the brand of the company flagship L'Auberge du Lac in Lake Charles, La.  read more



The Reel Life: "Will you marry me?" edition

The Reel Life generally focuses on the weird and wild — usually in the "failed crime" mold. But we're also saps for a good love story, and we haven't seen a wedding proposal as fun and creative as this in a long time.  read more



Helppi signs endorsement deal with RAY

For the next two years, Juha Helppi will be RAY's front man and will also carry RAY's colors when he takes part in poker tournaments all over the world.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Table games in Pennsylvania casinos produced $52,886,879 in gross revenue in April, generating $8,465,611 in tax revenue.
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