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November 23, 2009

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November 23, 2009

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arrowMark Pilarski: No such thing as machines with minds

No such thing as machines with minds
Pilarski assures one of his readers that -- contrary to popular belief -- slot machines do not have a mind of their own. There's no mathematical reason to switch machines after any number of winning or losing spins.  read more

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The Mirage celebrating its 20th anniversary

When Steve Wynn built The Mirage for an unheard of $620 million back in 1989, he had his share of detractors. But with its 100-foot-tall glass domed atrium, massive aquariums and exploding volcano, The Mirage changed the landscape of Las Vegas, leading to the creation of its current casino-resort neighbors on the Strip.  read more
The Mirage celebrating its 20th anniversary



New tower makes Golden Nugget even better

The Golden Nugget is the hidden jewel of Las Vegas. From dining to pools and accommodations, it offers a Strip-like experience with downtown prices. And with the unveiling of the new Rush Tower last week, the experience is even better.  read more

Make like a Vegas regular at The Gold Coast

If you're looking for a change of pace and an affordable option the next time you visit Las Vegas, travel one mile off the Strip and give The Gold Coast Casino & Hotel a roll of the dice.  read more

Vegas gambler sues Caesars Palace

Terry Watanabe claims that the staff at Caesars palace plied him with alcohol and prescription drugs, helping him to run up gambling debts of around $15 million.  read more

Fraud attempts in Las Vegas a sign of the times

The rise in scams and casino-worker theft in Las Vegas seems to mirror the struggling economy.  read more

Aria casino gets license approval

The Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved the casino license for Aria, CityCenter's centerpiece resort, which opens in December.  read more

Sands Bethlehem opens new section of casino

The Pennsylvania casino has opened a new gaming section with 250 slot machines, two restaurants and a bar.  read more

Donald Trump drops bid to control casinos

Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka have ended their attempt to take back control of Trump Entertainment Resorts.  read more

Gaming insiders not betting on end of recession

American Gaming Association President Frank Fahrenkopf Jr. said he discounts comments from economists who say the recession is over.  read more



Slot machines center of attention at G2E

Slot machines built around familiar themes and popular culture took up a large chunk of the Global Gaming Expo's exhibit space in Las Vegas last week.  read more

Slots bill would pass, according to Kentucky governor

Gov. Steve Beshear says a bill permitting slots at Kentucky racetracks will obtain sufficient votes to pass if it gets to the floor.  read more

The Reel Life

In terms of looks, The Reel Life is sort of in the middle, like most people. A British bank robber can't say the same, and it is costing him his freedom.  read more



Catching up with Joe Cada

Casino City spoke with the new Main Event champ on his 22nd birthday to talk about his newfound celebrity status, his role as an "ambassador of poker" and how Darvin Moon ended up partying in his hotel suite after the final table heads-up match.  read more

Casino City Gang wraps up the WSOP

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Gary Trask and Dan Igo wrap up the World Series of Poker, talk Las Vegas sportsbooks and make their week 10 NFL picks.  read more

Portuguese man wins EPT Vilamoura in home country

Businessman Antonio Matias took home €404,793 after winning EPT Vilamoura, the richest poker tournament ever held in Portugal.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Las Vegas Strip revenue is expected to increase by 3% to 7% in 2010, thanks, in part, to the opening of CityCenter, according to CB Richard Ellis.
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Offside and Seek
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