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arrowFrank Scoblete: Easy at the tables

Easy at the tables
Frank Scoblete explains that while some table games may seem intimidating and complicated, they are actually quite easy and can be enjoyed by all types of casino gamblers.  read more

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Casino City Gang: NBA dreams edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Podheiser discuss NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's decision to come out in favor of legalizing sports betting, Ultimate Poker exiting the Nevada online poker market and California's efforts to shut down the Santa Ysabel's online bingo operation in court.  read more
Casino City Gang: NBA dreams edition



California online poker becomes coveted prize

Internet gaming proponents think California's massive economy will erase doubts about the industry's potential to generate tax revenue.  read more

Op-ed: Congress must reverse online poker policy

A Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial argues that Congress' inability to regulate online gaming at the federal level has effectively destroyed the Nevada Internet poker market.  read more



No investigation of Wynn despite reports

Wynn Resorts said it doesn't believe it is under federal investigation despite published reports the casino operator is being targeted for potential money-laundering violations.  read more

Gaming industry embraces Silver's view of sports betting

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wrote in an editorial in the New York Times that sports betting should be brought into "the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated."  read more

Caesars Interactive Entertainment taps new general manager

Leon Thomas will work out of the company's headquarters and report to Caesars Interactive CEO Mitch Garber.  read more

Fitch analysts join others in cautioning on Macau

The bond advisement service predicted zero growth in Macau's gaming revenue by the time 2014 is concluded, and an overall decline of 1 percent in 2015.  read more

Analysts favor Caesars move to put key unit into REIT

Two analysts support Caesars placing its largest operating division into a real estate investment trust to deal with its debt load, though the company might have backed away from the concept.  read more

MGM Resorts seeking to raise $1 billion in new debt

The company, which already carries $11.7 billion in long-term debt, said the new debt would come due in 2023.  read more



Scientific Games completes bally buyout

Scientific Games completed its $5.1 billion acquisition of slot machine giant Bally Technologies on Friday, finalizing the buyout in less than four months.  read more

Konami exec, others relay message: Nothing has changed

Konami, which continues to focus on organic growth, has been increasing its share of slot machine floors controlled by larger, American-based companies.  read more

The Reel Life: Price match guarantee edition

Whether you love or hate WalMart, we can all agree that scamming a business is petty and disingenuous.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The Pala Band of Mission Indians became the first Native American tribe to offer online gaming in New Jersey when it launched in partnership with the Borgata in Atlantic City.
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