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December 3, 2007

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December 3, 2007

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arrowJohn Robison: Checking a slot machine's performance

Checking a slot machine's performance
Robison turns the stage over to a loyal reader who calls himself 'The Slot Guru' and provides an inside look at how and why variance checks are done on slot machines and how this system of checks and balances helps to ensure casinos are running fair games.  read more

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A spin for the ages

Judy Rowe of Indiana was down $700 after playing 45 minutes of the penny Wheel of Fortune slot machine at Four Winds Casino Resort in Michigan. But before she could walk away, her boyfriend convinced her to stick around because he 'had a good feeling.' Moments later she was celebrating a $708,115.55 jackpot.  read more
A spin for the ages



Las Vegas Sands begins Hong Kong ferry service

New CotaiJet high-speed ferry service features 20 sailings per day, 10 each from Hong Kong and Macau, with service beginning at 7 a.m. daily.  read more

Asian gang cheats casino of almost $1 million

Group walks out of Australian casino after winning $750,000 in 50 minutes, but gets arrested at the airport.  read more

MGM Grand Detroit makes 'Top-10 New U.S. Hotels List'

Travel and hospitality expert calls the $800-million hotel 'a destination unto itself' in its annual hotel guide.  read more

Harrah's targets Kansas

Gaming giant joins Sumner Gaming and Resorts to propose a resort on 500 acres located in an unincorporated area of Belle Plaine Township.  read more

States look to casinos for cash fix

States across the country are allowing the slow expansion of gaming - and then trying to wring more money out of casinos - to make up for declining revenue.  read more

Casinos on cruise ships, why not airplanes?

Professor I. Nelson Rose, an expert on gambling law, says the U.S. stance against gambling in the skies makes little sense.  read more

Trump eyeing Massachusetts location

Real estate mogul looking at a dozen potential sites that he could develop under Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal to legalize casino gambling.  read more

Palazzo pushes back soft opening

The $1.6 billion resort will have a partial opening in late December and is targeting a grand opening event in the middle of January. Hotel reservations won't be available until Dec. 28.  read more

Oregon casino battle heats up

The battle over a proposed mega-casino in Wood Village is picking up where it left off two years ago when proponents ran out of time to collect signatures for the 2006 election ballot.  read more



Lasseters Online Casino launches new slot games

Four new exclusive games are being offered in eight different languages with minimum bets of just a penny and a maximum payout of $60,000.  read more

The Reel Life

This week, the Price Is Right for Linda H and players continue to win at Bodog.  read more



New freerolls

Poker site is running daily, weekly and monthly freerolls giving every member a chance to participate no matter how small their bankroll is.  read more

32Red Christmas promotion

Poker site will offer freerolls, bounty tournaments and prizes during the '32 days' of December.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Approximately two-thirds of all sports bets in Nevada are placed on professional, non-college sporting events, according to the American Gaming Association.
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