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December 24, 2012

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December 24, 2012

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arrowAl Krigman: Splitting eights against 10s does make sense

Splitting eights against 10s does make sense
Splitting eights against 10s in blackjack is one of those blackjack axioms that many players practice, but don't necessarily understand. Gaming expert Al Krigman explains the rationale.  read more

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Casino City Gang: Special guest edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd are joined by noted advantage gambler Bill Krackomberger (aka "The Krackman"), who gives them the lowdown on sports betting in Las Vegas, including what will get you banned from making bets at the sportsbook.  read more
Casino City Gang: Special guest edition



Plenty of Vegas glitter, but where's the holly?

Las Vegas has never quite figured out what to do with Santa and friends and shown little interest in trying.  read more

Wynn signs option to buy land for Massachusetts casino

Wynn Resorts confirmed Friday that it had executed a two-year option agreement to buy 30 acres of land near Boston to build a resort casino.  read more

Nevada regulator gives Playtika a whirl

During the licensing process for Caesars Interactive, Nevada's top regulator played at both WSOP free poker site and Playtika's Slotomania.  read more

MGM Resorts completes "landmark refinancing"

MGM Resorts, which has more than $13 billion in long-term debt, said it entered into a $4 billion amended credit agreement, issued $1.25 billion in new debt and retired older debt.  read more

Vegas hoping to end with 40 million visitors in 2012

As of October, the last month for which statistics are available, 33.58 million visitors had come to the city this year.  read more

Plenty of New Year's Eve excitement in Atlantic City

Caesars, Harrah's, Bally's and Showboat are helping music and foodie fans celebrate in style with concert and restaurant packages.  read more

Imperial Palace fades into the sunset of Strip redevelopment

Renovations of the 2,543-room hotel-casino began recently, and the changes are expected to be completed by late 2013.  read more

Cantor Gaming adds Torrey Pines Pub to list of betting outlets

The company said last week it expects to allow customers at Torrey Pines Pub to place mobile bets within 30 days.  read more

Horseshoe Casino livens up downtown Cleveland

Warm white LED lighting by Lumenpulse turns the historic building from "A Christmas Story" into the coolest destination in town.  read more



IGT confirms Megabucks winner at M Resort

A gambler wishing to remain anonymous hit the statewide Megabucks slot machine jackpot, totaling more than $17.3 million, last weekend at M Resort.  read more

The Reel Life: Empty tank break-in edition

The Reel Life is happy to report that we've never run out of gas, even though we've driven our fair share of miles with the fuel gauge setting on empty. But even if we had been faced with an empty tank, we wouldn't break into someone else's house, raid the freezer and play with their cat.  read more



Lederer forfeits millions to settle civil lawsuit

Howard Lederer agreed to a settlement with the U.S. government, which includes money-laundering penalties of $1.25 million and $168,000, for his role with online poker room Full Tilt Poker, though he did not admit to any wrongdoing.  read more

Paris to host 2013 World Series of Poker Europe

Tournament officials announced last week the seventh annual event will take place Oct. 11-24 in the lakefront Casino Barrière d'Enghien-les-Bains in greater Paris.  read more

Pala hosting New Year's Day charity tournament

All proceeds of the $3,000 guaranteed tournament will be donated to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy victims.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Pinnacle Entertainment is buying Ameristar Casinos for about $900 million, according to a Bloomberg report.
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