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August 27, 2012

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August 27, 2012

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arrowMark Pilarski: Ignore the board in roulette

Ignore the board in roulette
Mark Pilarski explains why the board that displays previous winners at roulette table should be ignored and why "Crapless Craps" should be avoided.  read more

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South Point gets license to offer real-money online poker

South Point Poker made history last week when it became the first real-money online poker room to be licensed by an American regulatory body. The five-member Nevada Gaming Commission gave South Point its unanimous approval. South Point would like to begin real-money operations in October.  read more
South Point gets license to offer real-money online poker



Nevada sportsbooks reach horse-racing deal

Terms of the contract between the Off-Track Pari-Mutuel Wagering Committee -- which represented the sportsbooks -- and Las Vegas Dissemination were not disclosed.  read more

Sands' Singapore casino fined $286,800

The property was fined $286,800 last week for several failures in enforcing the country's casino-entry restrictions.  read more

Las Vegas 'wheel rivalry' gets a new spin

Prominent Seattle businessman Wayne Perry has "invested tens of millions" in the SkyVue project across from Mandalay Bay. The SkyVue project is competing with the Ferris wheel being built by Caesars as part of Project Linq.  read more

Riviera Holdings posts smaller quarterly loss

Riviera Holdings reported a second-quarter loss of $4 million, compared with a loss of $5.5 million in the second quarter of 2011.  read more

Former Palms employees indicted in racebook scheme

Michael Albanese and two other employees are accused of using their sportsbook positions to accept "invalid" wagers on horse races.  read more

Fantasy Springs unveils $200k giveaway

The Lucky Ticket Giveaway begins at the end of August and coincides with the start of a multi-month renovation project.  read more



Does it matter that a federal judge in New York thinks there's skill in poker?

Casino City's Vin Narayanan assesses the impact of a federal judge ruling last week that poker is more a game of skill than a game of chance.  read more

Casino City Gang: Game of skills edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss a federal court ruling that says poker is more skill than chance, the novel way the European Poker Tour is adding transparency to deals and whether the presence of casinos affects your vacation decision making process.  read more

Online poker's window of opportunity may be closing

Some in the gaming industry worry that lack of federal action could cost the state tax revenues and casino customers, while making Nevada subservient to less-regulated states.  read more

British Poker Awards attracts thousands of voters

Thousands have already voted on awards like the best tournament player, best cash player and best online player -- and the voting booth doesn't close until mid-September.  read more



Two slots hit for $100,000 each at Bally's Atlantic City

Two IGT machines yielded massive jackpots last week. And one winner might celebrate by buying a new car.  read more

The Reel Life: Ruined breathalyzer edition

If the Reel Life has said it once, we've said it 1,000 times: Don't drink and drive. But we have to say, a 26-year-old New Zealand man had perhaps one of the most entertaining reactions to be arrested for drunk driving we've seen.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
This week's expected opening of the L'Auberge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge has been delayed because of Tropical Storm Isaac.
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