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February 28, 2011

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February 28, 2011

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arrowMark Pilarski: Putting a pal in the sand trap

Putting a pal in the sand trap
Pilarski explains why a wager may or may not be accepted at a craps table. His unfortunate reader made what would have been a winning bet, only it wasn't accepted. At another table, it was accepted, but he lost.  read more

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Construction begins on massive Bahamas casino resort

A group of dignitaries from China and the Bahamas kicked off construction on the new $3.4 billion Baha Mar resort on Cable Beach in the Bahamas last week. The major destination resort is expected to be completed in 2014 and will feature a 100,000 square foot casino, along with 3,800 hotel rooms.  read more
Construction begins on massive Bahamas casino resort



Baha Mar president sits down for a Q&A

Casino City's Dan Igo sat down with Baha Mar President Don Robinson to discuss the past, present, and future of the $3.4 billion destination resort in the Bahamas.  read more

The Gang is on island time

The Gang discusses Dan Igo's trip to witness the groundbreaking for a new casino in Bahamas, the NFL's decision to bar players from a charity poker tournament, the possibility of Euro Vegas, betting on the Oscars and their weekly best bets.  read more

Moody's says Strip won't recover until 2012

Moody's Investors Service said it will take at least a year for the new supply of Las Vegas hotel rooms to be absorbed into the market.  read more

Details emerge about Vegas casino robbery blunder

Two men have been arrested and a third is still at large after robbers at the Rio early Thursday morning had a number of bumbling gaffes.  read more

Casinos rename their corporations for many reasons

MGM Mirage and Harrah's Entertainment switched their corporate names last year for entirely different reasons.  read more

N.J. resident wins major Trump promotion

The winner of the "One Million to One Player" promotion was presented with a difficult decision: take a check for between $200,000 and $250,000, or accept $1 million in bonus slot play.  read more

Warner Gaming seeks to take over operations at Hard Rock

Warner Gaming is poised to take over the Hard Rock Hotel's gaming license and casino operations from the Morgans Hotel Group in Las Vegas.  read more

Caesars seeking $400 million to finish tower

Caesars Entertainment is seeking $400 million in financing to complete an unfinished hotel tower at Caesars Palace.  read more

Pinnacle interested in move to Strip

Pinnacle Entertainment said Thursday it was considering a marketing alliance with a Las Vegas Strip casino company.  read more

MGM Resorts blasted for new options, fees

MGM Resorts received criticism for a $20 charge to guarantee a nonsmoking room at the MGM Grand. The company has since removed the charge.  read more

Executive thrilled to land Louisiana gaming license

Creative Casinos executive Dan Lee was awarded Louisiana's 15th and final gaming license for a $400 million casino in Lake Charles.  read more



The Reel Life doesn't steal deodorant

The Reel Life was shocked that a N.J. man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for stealing $180 worth of deodorant. Then we took a closer look at the man being sentenced.  read more

Reno casino to host major slot, blackjack tournaments

The Eldorado is holding a $50,000 slot tournament this weekend and a $30,000 blackjack invitational next month.  read more



NBC Heads-Up Poker field announced

Emmitt Smith, Don Cheadle and Jason Alexander will join poker's elite for the National Heads-Up Poker Championship.  read more

Laak officially enters Guinness Book of World Records

Phil Laak is the holder for the record of 'Longest marathon playing poker by an individual' after playing for 115 straight hours in June.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
About 30 professional football players were barred by the NFL from participating in a charity poker tournament at the Golden Nugget last weekend. In somewhat related news, approximately $8.2 billion was bet on the Super Bowl this year.
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