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November 3, 2014

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November 3, 2014

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The do and don't of slot machines
Gaming guru Frank Scoblete has a long list of experiences at the slot machines. He provides a detailed list of what to do and not do when you're playing, like always making sure to allow yourself a set amount to lose in one session.  read more

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Massachusetts casino vote still up in the air

By all accounts, a referendum to undo Massachusetts' casino law should get crushed in Tuesday's election and lose by 15 to 20 percentage points. Then again, this is Massachusetts, where nothing has been simple when its comes to the state's nascent casino business.  read more
Massachusetts casino vote still up in the air



Casino City Gang: Future of poker edition

Dan Podheiser, just back from the Mobile & Tablet Gambling Summit in Atlantic City, joins host Aaron Todd to discuss what he saw and heard during his trip, the recent closure of the social poker site Ivey Poker and the relevance of the WSOP November Nine concept.  read more

Santa Ysabel tribe launches real-money online bingo in California

All bingo operations and play are under the management of the Iipay Nation through Santa Ysabel Interactive, the Nation's economic development entity, and under the regulation of the Santa Ysabel Tribal Gaming Commission.  read more

MGM in 'preliminary' talks to bring NHL to Vegas

Company CFO Dan D'Arrigo said preliminary discussions have taken place with a group interested in housing an NHL team at the MGM-AEG arena, which will have 20,000 seats, along with luxury boxes and other amenities.  read more

Vegas visitor numbers slow, but still up from Sept. 2013

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported Tuesday that 3.3 million people visited Southern Nevada in September, a 1.4 percent increase over the same month a year ago.  read more

Wynn revenues dip, but profits up in third quarter

Wynn said its net income for the was $191.4 million, compared to $182 million in the same quarter last year.  read more

MGM Resorts reduces third-quarter net loss

MGM's Strip properties as a whole suffered from a lower year-over-year table games hold on wagers.  read more

Boyd Gaming evaluating REIT spin-off

CEO Keith Smith says the company is working with advisors to understand the feasibility of the process of forming a real estate investment trust.  read more

Creditor walks away from restructuring talks with Caesars

Caesars said the creditor declined to extend a nondisclosure agreement to gain access to private information about the company's operating units.  read more

Cannery Casino Resorts sued over racetrack casino purchase

Gaming and Leisure Properties, the real estate investment trust spin-off from Penn National Gaming, has sued the Las Vegas-based casino operator for allegedly breaching the $465 million purchase agreement on a Pittsburgh area racetrack.  read more

SEC approves Full House shareholder solicitation

A group of Full House Resorts shareholders were given the go-ahead by the Securities and Exchange Commission to solicit other stockholders of the casino operator on holding a special vote to remake the company's board.  read more



Scientific Games says Bally deal is on track

Scientific Games CEO Gavin Isaacs said the company has the ability to fund the $5.1 billion purchase of slot machine manufacturer Bally Technologies.  read more

The Reel Life: Harry Potter raps edition

Did you know Harry Potter could spit a verse faster than you could say "Abracadabra?"  read more



WSOP Main Event final table kicks off Nov. 10

The final nine players will play down to the final two, who will reconvene Nov. 11 to decide the title.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
As the one-year anniversary of the launch of online gambling in New Jersey approaches, revenues are approximately 10 percent of Gov. Chris Christie's projections for the first year.
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