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April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011

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arrowJohn Robison: More on found money on slot machines

More on found money on slot machines
Robison says it is never right for a player to take a ticket he or she found at a machine. However, he admits he's helped himself to a few bucks now and then when the player who left a ticket behind was nowhere to be found.  read more

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Casino City Gang -- What's up with online poker edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo look at the indictments of the founders of Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and Absolute Poker from every angle, including the impact on players, the World Series of Poker and televised poker. They also talk to Chris Flood, who defended Gary Kaplan in the BetOnSports case.  read more
Casino City Gang -- What's up with online poker edition



Casino City releases gaming almanac

The latest edition of Casino City's North American Gaming Almanac reports that gaming revenue in the U.S. declined by 3.15 percent in 2009.  read more

Experts weigh in on Nevada gaming market recovery

Despite the fact that regional markets like riverboat casinos in the South and Midwest are recovering, the Las Vegas market is still struggling.  read more

Armed man fails in robbery attempt at Stratosphere

Las Vegas police are looking for a man who attempted to rob the Stratosphere poker room Wednesday morning but got away with nothing.  read more

Whopper Bar a huge hit at Vegas casino

The Whopper Bar, an enhanced version of the Burger King fast-food chain, has been a major success at the Rio in Las Vegas.  read more

Mississippi golf course named to Top 125 list

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino's Fallen Oak golf course was named one of the Top 125 Golf Resorts 2011 by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.  read more

Oklahoma casino celebrating Kentucky Derby

Cherokee Casino - Will Rogers Downs will be alive with excitement May 7 for the annual Derby Day celebration.  read more

California casino ready for entertainment bar opening

Pala Casino Resort and Spa's new "Infinity" showroom is scheduled to open May 6 with a free Gabriel Iglesias comedy show.  read more



IGT sees growth in second quarter

International Game Technology reported net income that surpassed Wall Street's expectations due to improved sales and international lease operations.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life sees no problem with a blind man receiving assistance from the government. Unless, of course, the blind man isn't blind.  read more



PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker regain domains

PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker have reached a deal with the Department of Justice that allows them to regain their domain names in return for blocking U.S. real-money play and returning money to American players.  read more

Victory leaves U.S. market; others jockey for position

Online poker rooms are surveying the landscape, evaluating their policies regarding Americans and jockeying for players. Victory Poker has already voluntarily left the U.S. market.  read more

ESPN will still carry WSOP

ESPN announced it will still carry the World Series of Poker this year, despite dropping other poker programming.  read more

Vegas poker rooms hope for boost following online indictments

Land-based casinos might see a short-term increase in poker play after the major online poker indictments two weeks ago.  read more

PKR to set up shop at Cosmopolitan for WSOP

The newly opened Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will be the base for PKR's World Series of Poker Experience.  read more

Nevada online poker bill not dead

Efforts to legalize online poker in Nevada are still alive because the bill may ultimately benefit the Nevada Resort Association.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
World Team Poker has postponed its event at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas due to the recent developments in online poker. The event will be rescheduled for later this summer.
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