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January 24, 2011

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January 24, 2011

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Back-to-back jackpots
Grochowski relates a few stories about players hitting back-to-back jackpots, and others that weren't on consecutive plays, but in close proximity. These occurrences aren't likely, but are still possible.  read more

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Pollack, Duke to lead new poker league

A professional poker league that will kick off in Las Vegas this year is the brainchild of former World Series of Poker Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack (right) and professional poker player Annie Duke. Some 200 players will be invited to compete in the league's four planned nationally televised "tour stops." Entry to the league will be based on a mathematical formula driven by a player's previous poker achievements.  read more
Pollack, Duke to lead new poker league



Player cards a target for hackers

Player cards represent a growing number of fraud cases in Las Vegas, as hackers target the popular programs and casinos' customer databases in an effort to gain access to customers' personal information or steal points.  read more

Stanley Ho gives up ownership in Macau casinos

Hong Kong billionaire Stanley Ho transferred nearly his entire ownership stake in his Macau casinos to family members.  read more

Las Vegas Sands has largest market cap in industry

Las Vegas Sands has topped a list of the world's leading gaming companies based on market capitalization.  read more

Arizona proposal might introduce racinos

A freshman Republican lawmaker is pushing the effort to allow Arizona to become the 13th state to offer racinos.  read more

Pennsylvania helps lift Las Vegas Sands

The addition of table games in July at the Sands Bethlehem Casino led to a 101 percent increase in gaming revenue in 2010.  read more

Shuffle Master Gaming suffers slight drop in earnings

Shuffle Master saw its earnings drop due to the company settling a lawsuit with rival Prime Table Games.  read more

Macau authorities halt work on Caesars golf course

Construction by Caesars Entertainment on a private road to connect the company's golf course to the Cotai Strip has been stopped.  read more

AGA members re-elect five board directors

The American Gaming Association has re-elected five current members of its board of directors to three-year terms.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life follows three basic rules: Don't rob a bank during a blizzard; don't use public transportation as a getaway; if you somehow break the first two rules, don't get dropped off at the bus stop across the street from your house.  read more

IGT, MGM Resorts release mobile Cleopatra slot

International Game Technology and MGM Resorts International have launched the Cleopatra slot as part of the new M life Players Club iPhone application.  read more

Woman hits $12.8 million jackpot in Vegas

An anonymous woman hit the Megabucks jackpot Friday at CityCenter's Aria casino, winning almost $12.8 million.  read more



The Gang talks with Bernard Lee

Casino City's Aaron Todd talks with Foxwoods Poker Ambassador Bernard Lee about the reunion of the 2010 November Nine he organized as part of the Foxwoods MegaStack tournament series in February.  read more

Commerce Casino offering L.A. Poker Classic satellites

There are a number of opportunities to earn a seat at the 2011 L.A. Poker Classic Main Event for less than the $10,000 entry fee.  read more

Norwegian wins European Masters of Poker Gran Canaria

Stefan Hanse won €34,160 after besting a 213 player field in the first European Masters of Poker Season III event.  read more

U.K. pro James Keys signs with RedKings Poker

James Keys, who has cashed in the WSOP and WSOPE Main Events, has joined Ramzi Jelassi and Toni Ojala at Team RedKings.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
H2 Gambling Capital estimates that New Jersey will net $250 million in gross online gaming revenue and $55 million in taxes each year if Gov. Chris Christie signs a bill that would regulate intrastate Internet gambling passed in the legislature.
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