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May 30, 2011

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May 30, 2011

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Should I bet max coins?
Grochowski used to tell players they'll get the highest payback percentage when they bet maximum coins on slot machines. However, in the age of video slot machines, this isn't necessarily true anymore.  read more

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DOJ seizes, nine others

The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted two more online gambling firms and three individuals for money laundering and operating an illegal gambling business. As part of the indictment, the DOJ has also seized 10 domains, including popular online poker room  read more
DOJ seizes, nine others



Casino City Gang: The boys are back in town

Fresh off a trip to sunny California, Vin Narayanan and Dan Igo join Aaron Todd to discuss the continued U.S. crackdown on Internet gambling, the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, preview the WSOP and make their best bets.  read more

Maloof hopes to keep NHL stars coming to Vegas

Palms owner George Maloof is hopeful an agreement can be extended for the Las Vegas casino to continue to host the NHL Awards.  read more

Fate of Vegas Ferris wheel still up in air

The developer of a proposed giant Ferris wheel across from Mandalay Bay delivered a public sales pitch Monday in an effort to beat Caesars to the punch.  read more

Station Casinos seeks control of Nevada casino

Station Casinos asked a bankruptcy court judge in Reno to sign off on its plan to take control of the Green Valley Ranch Resort.  read more

Golden Nugget moves into Atlantic City

Landry's, the parent company of the Golden Nugget casino brand, has completed its acquisition of the Trump Marina Hotel and Casino.  read more

California casino offering allergy-friendly guest rooms

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa is the first casino-resort in the country to offer guests allergy-friendly guest rooms treated by PURE Solutions.  read more

Pinnacle to develop Vietnamese resort

Pinnacle Entertainment will spend $95 million to acquire a 26 percent interest in a company developing a hotel-casino in Vietnam.  read more

Mississippi casino reopens after floods

Fitz Casino & Hotel Tunica reopened on Friday after being shut down for four weeks due to Mississippi floodwaters.  read more

Herbst Gaming announces name change

Herbst Gaming will now be known as Affinity Gaming and members of the founding Herbst family will have no involvement with the company.  read more

Idaho casino unveils massive resort expansion

The Coeur D'Alene Casino Resort Hotel has unveiled a $75 million expansion that created more than 200 jobs.  read more



The Reel Life

This week's edition of The Reel Life manages to hit the trifecta: Watermelons, swim noodles and domestic assault.  read more

IGT installs sbX system at Oklahoma casino

High Winds Casino has installed IGT's Floor Manager, which integrates with IGT's AVP machines to deliver value and performance.  read more



AGA: Indictments show need for regulation

The American Gaming Association has reiterated the call for federally sanctioned regulation of online poker.  read more

Senate committee approves Internet poker bill in Nevada

The bill would establish provisions governing the licensing and operation of online poker if the U.S. Congress passes Internet gambling legislation.  read more

Londoner takes down PKR Live VI

Rob Angood outlasted a field of 243 players to win £40,420 after taking down the PKR Live VI Main Event in London.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The World Series of Poker starts this week with two events on May 31, including the $25,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em Championship. There will be 58 WSOP bracelets this year, and the Main Event begins on July 7.
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Top Trumps: World Football Stars
The Champions League final was played Saturday, when Manchester United and Barcelona faced-off to determine what club is the best in the world. If you still have Champions League fever, head to William Hill Casino and give "Top Trumps: World Football Stars" a spin.

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