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September 24, 2012

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September 24, 2012

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Casinos need real-time customer feedback
With smartphones and social media, dissatisfied customers can do real damage to a casino's reputation real fast. But casinos can also harness that technology to get real-time feedback and resolve issues, resulting in positive word-of-mouth advertising.  read more

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Lanni earns lifetime achievement award in casino design

Longtime gaming industry veteran and former head of MGM Mirage Terry Lanni has been named the recipient of the 2012 Sarno Award for Lifetime Achievement in Casino Design. The award will be presented on Oct. 3 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in conjunction with G2E.  read more
Lanni earns lifetime achievement award in casino design



Wynn Resorts issues statement on Okada letter

Wynn Resorts has issued a statement in response to a letter to shareholders issued by Kazuo Okada and Aruze.  read more

Pala will continue Free Events Series in October

Events include the PBR After Party with Kanan Road and Ranch Rockers, and dance parties with Sirens Crush and Aunt Kizzy'z Boyz.  read more

Autumn equinox falls on Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City

Caesars Entertainment is offering up a cornucopia of restaurant, entertainment, nightlife and spa specials that will warm up every mood this season.  read more

Genesis Gaming Solutions launches Genesis Interactive

Genesis Gaming Solutions has formed a sister company, Genesis Interactive Technologies, to augment the company's pit and poker room management and player tracking system products.  read more

Gambling interests spent $3.6 million lobbying in MD in August

Casino owners, labor and other interests spent more than $900,000 a day to influence lawmakers during Maryland's four-day August session.  read more

Pennsylvania table games revenue increases 11.1% in August

Table games revenue rose to nearly $60 million, and overall revenue was up nearly 7 percent to over $270 million.  read more

Pala announces two major shows for 2013

Arrival from Sweden - The Music of ABBA will perform on January 12, and Don Rickles and Debbie Reynolds will join forces at the California resort casino on February 16.  read more

Caesars will rename Imperial Palace "The Quad"

The Strip resort will be rebranded as The Quad Resort & Casino as part of the $550 million Project Linq development.  read more



Lucky local hits Massive Cash Jackpot for $140k

A local player at Table Mountain Casino won the Massive Cash Jackpot for the second time in four years, this time hitting a $139,431.02 score.  read more

The Reel Life: Animal rescue edition

The Reel Life is a sucker for an animal rescue of any kind. But a goat being rescued from drowning by a pig? That makes our week.  read more



Trickett cleans up at British Poker Awards

Retford native Sam Trickett picks up three gongs, as stars gather to celebrate a great year for British poker.  read more

Poker player Beth Shak starting her own shoe line

The Beth Shak designed line consists of 25 different styles all named after women.  read more

Sergei Petrushin wins European Masters of Poker Barcelona

Petrushin lifted €56,875 for his victory in the €1,100 buy-in event.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Zynga has signed former 888 Holdings Vice President Maytal Olsha to oversee the social gaming company's gambling strategy and development.
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