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arrowJohn Grochowski: You flush for royal flushes

You flush for royal flushes
Gaming guru John Grochowski shares a few readers' stories about their first royal flushes in video poker. The feeling, he explains, is one that keeps players coming back for more.  read more

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First Bitcoin ATM in a casino launches at The D

Standing against a wall next to the hotel gift shop, which accepts the virtual currency, the 5-foot, 7-inch Robocoin machine allows customers to transform Bitcoin into cash and cash into Bitcoin.  read more
First Bitcoin ATM in a casino launches at The D



Casino City Gang: License to close edition

The gang discusses a recent American Gaming Association decision, a cease and desist letter sent by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to online gaming affiliates and a prop bet offered by Daniel Negreanu.  read more

Major U.S. cities look to gaming for revitalization

Baltimore, Philadelphia, Detroit and Boston have used tax dollars associated with gaming, or are considering gaming itself, as a means of economic development.  read more

Sands president to retire; Adelson remains CEO

Las Vegas Sands will have a new president by the end of the year, but company Chairman Sheldon Adelson squashed media reports that he would be giving up the CEO duties any time soon.  read more

Stutz: Las Vegas revival not fueled by gaming

Gaming operators have recently begun to rely heavily on amenities like dining and entertainment to boost profits, which has improved the city's financial outlook despite gaming revenue being down in 2014.  read more

Resorts World Las Vegas construction to begin this summer

Genting Group's proposal to build the $4 billion development on 87 acres of Strip land was approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission.  read more

Pinnacle drops New York casino bid

The Las Vegas-based operator, which had been tied to a potential casino project near Albany, withdrew from consideration for one of four licenses in the state.  read more

Commission remains firm in stance against medical marijuana

The Nevada Gaming Commission voted to uphold the state Gaming Control Board's edict earlier this month that keeps anyone with a gaming license from investing in or owning a medical marijuana dispensary.  read more

Symetra Tour acquires four casino sponsors for 2014

Since the Island Resort & Casino in Harris, Mich., first became a title sponsor and host in 2010, the Symetra Tour has encouraged other Native American gaming facilities to follow suit.  read more



Wizard of Oz slot player wins $1 million jackpot

Dorothy Bozeman received the thrill of a lifetime when she scored the massive jackpot playing at Choctaw Casino in Durant, Okla.  read more

Red Hawk Casino player wins $673,283 jackpot

The lucky player from Diamond Springs, Calif., hit a progressive jackpot on the Walking Dead penny slot machine.  read more

Table Mountain Casino player wins $105,933 jackpot

Placido, from Dinuba, Calif., celebrated his birthday by winning a jackpot on his favorite Magic Eyes penny machine.  read more

The Reel Life: Lasagna disaster edition

In Gaffney, S.C., a tractor-trailer carrying a payload of frozen lasagna got stuck on the train tracks and was smashed by an incoming train. Cartons of lasagna spilled everywhere, delaying traffic for two hours.  read more



Choctaw offering $1 million guaranteed

The Card Player Poker Tour will visit the casino from July 17-Aug. 3 with an 81-tournament series, highlighted by a $1,500 buy-in no-limit Hold'em main event with a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.  read more

European Poker Tour partners with PokerTracker

PokerTracker representatives will attend 11 EPT stops to showcase and demonstrate the product.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
New Jersey saw its first decline in Internet gambling revenue in April, falling to $11.4 million from $11.9 million in March.
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