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January 3, 2011

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January 3, 2011

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arrowMark Pilarski: The price of your free lunch

The price of your free lunch
Pilarski says that the amount of money that has to be gambled to earn enough points for complimentary meals and hotel rooms varies from casino to casino.  read more

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Analysts say recovery is coming for Vegas

Wall Street and industry observers believe Las Vegas tourism is slowly coming back and Nevada's gaming industry seems to be loosening the grips of a two-year-long recession. Hotel room pricing, a key metric analysts use to gauge a resort destination's profitability, is starting to improve.  read more
Analysts say recovery is coming for Vegas



The Gang wraps up 2010

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo discuss the "Worst of" edition of the Casino City Awards, the top gambling news stories of 2010 and make their last NFL picks of the regular season.  read more

Gaming stocks rebound in 2010

Stock prices for casino operators and slot machine manufacturers rebounded in 2010 following a disastrous 2009.  read more

Moody's projects stability for U.S. gaming industry

Moody's Investors Service projects gaming revenues to be up one to two percent and casino operator profits to increase two to four percent in 2011.  read more

Philadelphia casino license in limbo

Pennsylvania lawmakers want to take a casino license designated for Philadelphia and transfer it to another part of the state.  read more

Macau gambling revenues rise 66 percent

Gaming revenues in Macau were up 66 percent in December and almost 58 percent for 2010, which were well above expectations.  read more

Business is booming for MGM in Macau

MGM Resorts said the MGM Grand Macau had its best three-month period, earning operating income of $61 million.  read more

Indian casino planned for Arizona

The Navajo Nation is planning to build the $120 million Twin Arrows Casino about 20 miles outside of Flagstaff.  read more

Oklahoma casino completes major renovation

The Choctaw Casino in Idabel has completed a 17,000 square-foot renovation and remodeling project.  read more



Slot makers look for turnaround in 2011

Gaming analysts believe 2011 could provide the beginnings of a recovery period for the slot machine industry.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life admits we are behind the times when it comes to technology. Watching a video of a "beer robot" only reinforces this fact.  read more



WPT gears up for Los Angeles event

The World Poker Tour will roll into the Commerce Casino for the LA Poker Classic and WPT Celebrity Invitational for two weeks in February.  read more

PokerStars ready for Macau return

The online poker room has released the schedule for the Macau Poker Cup, which will take place in February at the Grand Lisboa Casino.  read more

Sorel Mizzi named Bluff's "Player of the Year"

Canadian Sorel Mizzi, the captain for Team Titan Poker, was named Bluff Magazine's "Player of the Year" last week.  read more backing Canadian tournament is offering satellites for the Poker Pro Canada Classic II at the Four Aces Poker Club in Montreal.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Both Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke parted ways with online poker room last week. The announcement was confirmed both on the blog and on each of their Twitter accounts.
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