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September 3, 2012

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September 3, 2012

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arrowJohn Robison: How do "guaranteed to hit" jackpots work?

How do "guaranteed to hit" jackpots work?
Robison explains how jackpots that operate outside of a slot machine's random number generator are triggered, and who gets to rake in the winnings.  read more

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Casino City Gang: Politics of poker edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the Republican Party's platform which calls for the prohibition of online poker, Nevada licensing its first online poker room, subscription poker and the fate of Revel in Atlantic City. They also make their highly entertaining best bets for the week.  read more
Casino City Gang: Politics of poker edition



"Harry's Naked Romp" fires up publicity machine

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority campaign includes several elements of social media, and it builds on the recent "Know the Code" campaign scolding those who post Vegas trip pictures that embarrass their mates, or the odd member of the royal family.  read more

Mirage sportsbook staff sets odds by gauging public reaction

Sportsbooks seem to have a mystique surrounding them. People think that there's a lot of glamour to setting the line on a game, but that's not the case.  read more

California's governor green lights Station Casino tribal casino

Two Las Vegas-style casinos, including one that is a partnership with Station Casinos, will be built miles from their traditional reservation land in California after Gov. Jerry Brown signed two compacts on Friday.  read more

Third parties help casinos draw patrons

The idea of leasing out retail, club, sportsbook or restaurant space to a third-party operator is now woven into the fabric of the Las Vegas resort industry.  read more

Several Gulf Coast casinos to halt operations because of Isaac

The tropical storm/hurricane prompted Harrah's New Orleans, Boyd Gaming Corp.'s Treasure Chest, and Pinnacle Entertainment's Boomtown New Orleans to voluntarily close.  read more

Wildfire Gaming to open fourth casino

Wildfire Gaming said last week the shuttered Gold Rush in Henderson has been remodeled and will operate as Wildfire Sunset.  read more

Financially troubled LVH to get new management

LVH, formally LVH-Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, has been in receivership since last September.  read more

Player Verify applies for Nevada online gaming license

Mark Dalton, managing member with Player Verify, said Nevada gaming companies that select its player authentication services will have the ability to instantly authenticate identities.  read more

Red Hawk Casino gives away $28,000

Red Hawk Casino awarded a lucky Rewards Club member the top prize during the $30,000 Carnival of Cash Fridays weekly drawings.  read more

Fifth Street Gaming to take over operations at Gold Spike, Siegel Slots & Suites

The deal will expand the company's presence in downtown Las Vegas.  read more

Illinois governor vetoes gambling-expansion bill

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vetoed a bill that would have expanded gambling and increased the number of casinos in the state.  read more



The Reel Life: Pick a better present edition

The Reel Life is in favor of men surprising their girlfriends on their birthdays. We're not in favor, however, of them nearly killing themselves in the process.  read more



Parties and comedy nights to augment London Poker Festival

A packed calendar of fun poker events will hit London in September.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Lawyers representing Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson and Rafe Furst have requested a status conference with the U.S. Attorney's office regarding the charges against them in the Black Friday indictments in light of the recent ruling by a federal judge that poker is a game of skill and not gambling.
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