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October 27, 2014

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October 27, 2014

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The do and don't of blackjack
Gaming guru Frank Scoblete has a long list of experiences at the blackjack tables. He provides a detailed of list of what to do and not do when you're playing, like making sure to always at least play basic strategy.  read more

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Federal judge blocks N.J. sports betting

U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp issued a temporary restraining order on Friday blocking a New Jersey law that allows legal betting on sporting events. Monmouth Park, which has partnered with William Hill, had planned to offer the opportunity to bet on Sunday's NFL games, but was not able to do so as a result of the restraining order.  read more
Federal judge blocks N.J. sports betting



Casino City Gang: More than meets the eye

Casino City's Dan Podheiser and Aaron Todd are joined by Online Poker Report's Chris Grove, who discusses his recent article comparing New Jersey online gaming revenue to daily fantasy sports revenue across the United States. Dan and Aaron then talk about sports betting in New Jersey (pre-restraining order) and the difference between sportsbooks and betting exchanges.  read more

Penn National sees revenue, profits decline

Penn said its net income for the quarter that ended Sept. 30 was $8.5 million, or 10 cents per share, down from $35.3 million or 34 cents per share a year ago.  read more

Respect was earned for founding father of local casinos

Frank Fertitta Jr., who died in 2009 at the age of 70, created a brand of casinos almost 40 years ago that Southern Nevadans now consider commonplace: the locals gaming property.  read more

Full House Resorts makes special meetings more difficult

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Las Vegas-based company's board voted Tuesday to limit the number of special meetings called by stockholders and to delay any request.  read more

California Indian casino fight has implications for Nevada

California voters never have rejected a statewide ballot question dealing with Indian gaming, but they soon will have to weigh a matter that pits tribe vs. tribe.  read more

Smoking ban the least of worries in Macau

The Chinese gaming enclave has experienced four straight months of revenue declines, with a fifth monthly drop expected in October.  read more

Casinos in Japan not dead yet

Reuters news service reported that a Japanese casino expansion bill wouldn't be voted on by the time country's legislature adjourns Nov. 30.  read more

Casino operator Full House Resorts for sale

Regional casino operator Full House Resorts officially put itself up for sale Wednesday, but the head of an investment group said it would continue seeking a special stockholders meeting to remake the company's board.  read more

Caesars pursues $1 billion casino in Philippines

Caesars missed out on gaming opportunities in Macau and Singapore and is looking at the Philippines as a way to break into the Asian gaming market.  read more

New rooftop solar array electrifying Mandalay Bay

Set to go on line in late November, the array will use 21,324 photovoltaic panels packed together on 20 acres of rooftop to generate 5 megawatts of electricity.  read more



The Reel Life: That ice ain't nice edition

A Washington, D.C. restaurant charges $1 for a gigantic cube of ice in their rye whiskey drinks. Because apparently regular ice wasn't cutting it.  read more



Negreanu, McClelland to be inducted into Poker Hall of Fame

The 2014 Poker Hall of Fame Class features Daniel Negreanu, a first ballot inductee, and Jack McClelland, who has spent four decades contributing to the game.  read more

George Danzer wins WSOP Player of the Year

The German pro, who won two bracelets at the 2014 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, added his third bracelet of the year when he took down the $5,000 8-Game Mixed Event at the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific.  read more

Regulators allow Real Gaming poker website to move ahead launched in February and joins Ultimate­ and in offering regulated online poker in Nevada.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Spain is about to issue an undefined number of new casino licenses in the attempt to help the regulated national online gaming market grow.
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