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May 24, 2010

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May 24, 2010

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Can lightning strike three times?
A reader tells Pilarski he is "certain" he will win the Powerball lottery because he was struck by lightning twice. Pilarski explains that despite this amazing feat, he has no greater chance of hitting the jackpot.  read more

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The Gang has two running the show

With Vin Narayanan out of town, Casino City's Dan Igo and Aaron Todd discuss the latest hearing on proposed legalization of online gambling in the U.S., UB and Absolute Poker's security woes, Phil Laak's attempt at setting a record for the most hours of poker played in a single sitting and make their best bets.  read more
The Gang has two running the show



Deposit tax bone of contention at hearing

A tax on deposits was the main issue up for discussion during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on a proposal to tax the Internet gambling industry.  read more

Promise of big money fails to lure support for online gaming

The House Ways and Means Committee convened to discuss online gambling legislation but there is little consensus on its legalization.  read more

Nevada Gaming Board member supports Internet wagering

Randall Sayre said he isn't opposed to Internet gambling and that Nevada could become a licensing hub if online gaming is legalized in the U.S.  read more

Looney Rooney off base on gambling stance

Howard Stutz takes Andy Rooney to task after the veteran television journalist slammed the gambling industry on "60 Minutes."  read more

LV Sands closes $1.75 billion in financing for Macau

Las Vegas Sands took a step toward restarting its Macau projects by closing $1.75 billion in financing through its Chinese subsidiary.  read more

Governor meets with Perini officials over MGM Mirage dispute

Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons held a meeting with general contractor Perini Building over a payment dispute for the CityCenter project.  read more

John Paulson now second-largest MGM Mirage shareholder

The billionaire acquired 40 million shares of MGM Mirage during the first quarter of this year through his hedge fund.  read more

Station Casinos posts $53 million loss

The bankrupt casino company reported a quarterly loss because of continued declines in revenue and costs associated with the bankruptcy.  read more

California casino named sponsor of NASCAR event

The Thunder Valley Casino Resort is the title sponsor of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event, which will take place on Saturday, June 19.  read more

Cherokee Nation breaking ground on eighth Oklahoma casino

The new casino will be located in Ramona and will ultimately create more than 100 jobs in the area over the next two years.  read more



Laak attempts to set endurance record

Phil “The Unabomber” Laak is looking to set a new record for the most hours of poker played in a single sitting starting on June 2 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.  read more

"Gigi" Buffon now a PokerStars ambassador

Italian national goalkeeper Gianluigi "Gigi" Buffon will head a new advertising campaign aimed at Italian players.  read more

London man wins PokerStars UKIPT Nottingham Main Event

Andrew Couldridge walks away with £80,000 after winning the PokerStars UKIPT Nottingham Main Event at the Dusk Till Dawn poker room.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life admits we are slots diehards. But we don't have anything on a New Mexico woman who went to great lengths to get to her casino.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Gaming Partners International will supply the World Series of Poker with 525,000 tournament chips this year.
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Game On
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