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October 26, 2015

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October 26, 2015

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arrowJerry Stickman: Common video poker mistakes

Common video poker mistakes
Stickman explains that while some moves may appear unreasonable, it's important for casual players to practice proper strategy when determining optimal video poker decisions.  read more

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Caesars Palace begins $75 million hotel tower renovation

Transformation of the Roman Tower at the iconic Las Vegas property is expected to be completed next spring, when it will be renamed the Julius Tower. The project will include upgrading and modernizing the 587 rooms and the first guests will be welcomed on Jan. 1 as Caesars celebrates its 50th anniversary next year.  read more
Caesars Palace begins $75 million hotel tower renovation



Harman, Juanda named to Poker Hall of Fame

The 2015 Poker Hall of Fame class has its newest members: Jennifer Harman and John Juanda will become the 49th and 50th individuals to be inducted at a ceremony on Friday, Nov. 6 at Binion's Gambling Hall in Las Vegas.  read more

MacPhee takes down World Series of Poker Europe Main Event

The Idaho native came into the final table with a dominant chip lead before prevailing and pocketing €883,000 at Spielbank Berlin.  read more

WSOP Main Event November Nine Profile: Tom Cannuli

While he's the youngest player at the World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table, the 23-year-old New Jersey native is long on experience, motivation and positive energy, which he feels will pay dividends.  read more

ESPN WSOP Main Event Recap: Episodes XII, XIV

As the field dwindles to 15 players, Daniel Negreanu survives and Tom Cannuli emerges as a force to be reckoned with during Day 7.  read more



What happens to old casino chips?

Las Vegas Review-Journal's Chris Kudialis talks to casino executives and gaming regulators about how old chips are disposed of.  read more

Uber, Lyft rides coming soon to McCarran

The Clark County Commission unanimously approved a measure to expedite the operation of ride-hailing companies to and from the airport.  read more

Waiving 'cooling-off period' bad for regulators and operators

The Las Vegas Review-Journal's editorial board thinks the Nevada Commission on Ethics' decision to waive Pat Mulroy's one-year cooling-off period illustrates favoritism and sets a dangerous precedent for the industry.  read more

International diplomacy, Steve Wynn-style

Wynn Resorts may need some intermediation to repair the damage from Steve Wynn's hour-long tirade against Macau gaming regulators on a conference call with analysts.  read more



Massachusetts Gaming Chairman weighs in on controversial MGM Springfield design changes

The Commission plans to give the proposed alterations to the original plans a full and careful review, with the reaction of the host community to be given priority.  read more

Play at Pala and win a Thanksgiving turkey

Players who earn 80 or more tier points within a 24-hour period will be eligible to receive a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner while supplies last.  read more

This Week in Gambling: More DFS fallout

J Todd discusses how the cheating scandal at DraftKings has drawn unwanted attention from state and federal governments and dives into sports betting news from New Jersey.  read more

Japanese lawmakers table casino expansion legislation

The Japanese legislative body decided not to hold a special legislative session in the fall, which means that 2016 is now the earliest possibility for passing new gaming bills.  read more



The Reel Life: Work out with wine edition

According to a University of Alberta study, the health benefits of drinking a glass of red wine are similar to working out. Yes, you read that correctly. Drink wine instead of going to the gym. It's science.  read more



U.S. Attorney investigating daily fantasy sports

Preet Bharara, who led the effort to shut down the U.S. online gambling industry in 2011, is investigating the legality of the daily fantasy sports industry.  read more

Boyd Gaming not getting on the DFS train

The casino operator's CEO said last week that "it's clear" daily fantasy sports is gambling and "needs to be regulated," and that the company wasn't looking to "fill the hole" left by DraftKings and FanDuel after Nevada regulators banned unlicensed DFS companies from operating in the state.  read more

Massachusetts Gaming Commission to discuss DFS legality

The Chairman says the Commission will begin to determine and discuss its views on the daily fantasy sports industry at its next meeting on Oct. 29.  read more

Dan's DFS picks for NFL Week 7

Dan put himself in a position for a nice cash with a monster day Sunday, but his final position will be determined Monday night by Cardinal players Carson Palmer and John Brown.  read more



Bowzer returns to Mohegan Sun on Jan. 17

Bowzer and his doo-wop family will perform at the Connecticut casino on Jan. 17, playing some of the top hits from the '50s and '60s.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The amount wagered at Nevada sportsbooks has risen by nearly 15% compared with 2014, and since 2009 the number has increased from $2.5 billion to $4.5 billion, according to the American Gaming Association.
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