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August 29, 2011

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August 29, 2011

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Picking a good video poker game
How do you choose the right video poker game? It should be the game with the highest payback, correct? Stickman says this isn't necessarily the case, and gives two reasons for this non-committal answer.  read more

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Technology ushers in next phase of Vegas sportsbooks

Industry analysts expect modest growth in sports wagering as the Internet and smartphone applications play a larger role in generating revenue. British bookmakers William Hill and Cantor Gaming will also play a major role in Nevada after acquiring local companies or taking over management of sportsbooks owned by others.  read more
Technology ushers in next phase of Vegas sportsbooks



The Gang: A little bit of everything edition

The Gang discusses Chino Rheem's Epic Poker League probation, why it's so difficult to get anything gambling-related passed in the U.S., our favorite non-gaming activities in Las Vegas and make our best bets.  read more

Bellagio bandit sentenced to 3-11 years in prison

Anthony Carleo, who was responsible for last year's brazen heist of $1.5 million in gambling chips from the Bellagio, was sentenced on Tuesday.  read more

Jan Jones to receive AGA award

The Caesars Entertainment executive will receive the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award for Gaming Communications.  read more

Massachusetts inches towards full-scale casino gaming

The Boston Globe has reported that Gov. Deval Patrick and leaders of the state's House and Senate reached a tentative agreement to expand gaming in the state.  read more

MGM Grand Detroit receives Pinnacle Award

MGM Grand Detroit has been named one of the best hotels to host a meeting in the 2011 Pinnacle Awards.  read more

Pinnacle misses deadline to submit A.C. hotel application

Pinnacle Entertainment failed to submit a formal application with New Jersey gaming regulators to build a hotel-casino in Atlantic City.  read more

Jennifer Lopez to perform at Connecticut casino

The famous pop singer will perform at Mohegan Sun on Oct. 22 as a part of the casino's 15th anniversary celebration.  read more

New Michigan casino ready for grand opening

The Four Winds Hartford, which features 500 slot machines and nine table games, will open to the public at noon on Tuesday.  read more



Two players win big at California casino

Two California natives walked away with major paydays after hitting slot jackpots at Table Mountain Casino.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life has never robbed a jewelry store to score extra cash for our online slots habit. But if we did, we'd make sure the jewels we took were actually real.  read more



PokerStars to sponsor Poker in the Park

PokerStars will sponsor the main stage at London's Poker in the Park, which features live music, card manipulation, heads-up poker and chess exhibitions.  read more

Nevada gaming authorities release online poker details

State gaming authorities have released proposed regulations for Internet poker to be implemented if the federal government legalizes the activity.  read more

California online poker efforts appear dead

California State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said a measure that would regulate online poker wouldn't be voted on this year.  read more

Delaware Park sets world record

The Delaware Park Iron Man Poker Challenge established a new world record for the longest "documented" continuous poker tournament.  read more

PokerStars takes New Zealand by storm

The PokerStars NZPT Queenstown - SKYCITY Snowfest has kicked off with 127 players from 19 countries competing on Days 1A, 1B and 1C.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Eleven resort properties in Atlantic City were ordered closed over the weekend in preparation for Hurricane Irene. It was only third time in the city's history that such a shutdown has occurred.
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