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December 29, 2014

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December 29, 2014

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arrowFrank Scoblete: Employees make the casino

Employees make the casino
Gaming guru Frank Scoblete makes his case for why you should write letters of commendation for casino dealers and hosts who give excellent service. It could lead to even better service across the board.  read more

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Casino City Gang: Reversal of fortune edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss Sen. Harry Reid's waffling on online gaming, the main operating unit of Caesars Entertainment announcing its decision to file for bankruptcy and the new World Series of Poker schedule, which includes a $565 tournament.  read more
Casino City Gang: Reversal of fortune edition



MGM corporate employees enjoying perks

MGM Resorts launched an expanded wellness program for its workers at its corporate campus in Las Vegas, including a workout room, a lunchroom with free food and a "fun room" with a pingpong table.  read more

Stutz: Deconstructing the Harmon Hotel mess

For MGM, paying $173 million to resolve the lawsuit over CityCenter's mistake-riddled Harmon Hotel was a win.  read more

Major events underscore business news in Las Vegas in 2014

Caesars' massive debt, Uber shaking up the local taxi industry and a renewed sense of life on the Strip overshadowed a year in Las Vegas that otherwise showed tremendous economic recovery.  read more

Caesars Entertainment to merge with affiliate

Caesars Entertainment will be in a better position to manage its crushing debt as a result of its merger with Caesars Acquisition.  read more

Avi Resort & Casino delivers 3,000 turkeys for Christmas

Tribal leaders from the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe and the Avi Casino executive team made donations to 10 local food banks and organizations.  read more

Scott Hanson turns $2 into $2 million on FanDuel

The daily fantasy sports rookie won the 2014 World Fantasy Football Championship during Week 15 of the NFL season.  read more



2015 WSOP to feature $565 "Colossus"

The 2015 World Series of Poker will be held from May 27-July 14 and will include a $565 buy-in "Colossus," featuring a $5 million guaranteed prize pool.  read more

PokerStars opens live poker room at City of Dreams Manila

The poker room offers cash games and tournaments at 14 permanent tables and can be expanded for special events such as the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Manila Poker Festival.  read more



The Reel Life: Don't call Santa

A New Jersey mother learned that the state's laws against talking on a cell phone while driving always apply, even if you're on the phone with Santa Claus himself.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Last year, Eiler's Research predicted the U.S. online gambling market would reach $2 billion in 2020. Now their most optimistic case predicts the market could reach $663 million, one third of last year's estimate.
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