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January 31, 2011

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January 31, 2011

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arrowMark Pilarski: Getting, and betting, sloshed

Getting, and betting, sloshed
Pilarski enlightens readers on how drinking alcohol -- even expensive top-shelf varieties -- may affect their gambling experiences, as well as bet-sizing on penny slots and long-term payouts on video poker machines.  read more

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Sportsbooks could take major hit with potential NFL stoppage

Industry experts in Nevada are still debating the size of a potential hit if the National Football League suffers a lockout next season. A season-long NFL work stoppage could cost Las Vegas sportsbooks an estimated $850 million, according to a calculation by John Avello (right), sportsbook and race director with Wynn Las Vegas.  read more
Sportsbooks could take major hit with potential NFL stoppage



Tribal casino deals continue to thrive

Deals between Native American tribes and major casino companies like Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts are becoming more common nationwide.  read more

Stanley Ho ends feud with family

In a televised broadcast in Hong Kong, Stanley Ho said he was transferring ownership of his Macau casinos to several of his 17 children and his third wife.  read more

Nevada Gaming Control Board reaches deal with Alderney

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has reached an agreement with the British-based Alderney Gambling Control Commission.  read more

American Gaming Association hires Boehner aide

The American Gaming Association said Whitaker Lee Askew would work to expand gaming's support in Washington, D.C.  read more

MGM Resorts expected to report fourth-quarter loss

MGM Resorts announced it would release the company's fourth-quarter and full year 2010 results before the market opens on Feb. 14.  read more

Penn National starts work on New Orleans casino

Penn National Gaming began preliminary work on a site the company has proposed for a new casino in New Orleans along the Harvey Canal.  read more

Iowa governor proposes gaming tax increase

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has proposed a 36 percent tax hike on the state's riverboat and racetrack casinos.  read more

Washington casino golf course hires new pro

The Salish Cliffs Golf Club at the Little Creek Casino Resort has hired David Kass as its Head Golf Professional.  read more



The Reel Life

It’s been awhile since The Reel Life has visited Florida. So this week we’re bringing you a story from the Sunshine State that deals with intoxication, tears and P.F. Chang's.  read more

Slot makers hurt by Illinois ruling

A bill that would have legalized slot machine-like video lottery terminals in the state has been ruled unconstitutional.  read more



The Gang talks WSOP, new league

Casino City's Dan Igo and Aaron Todd discuss the 2011 World Series of Poker schedule, the possibility of a new professional poker league, the convergence of video games and gambling and make their weekly best bets.  read more

World Series of Poker releases 2011 schedule

The 2011 edition of the WSOP will have 58 gold bracelets up for grabs, including a new $25,000 heads-up event.  read more

PokerStars announces next two NAPT stops

The PokerStars North American Poker Tour will be returning to The Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles and Mohegan Sun in Connecticut this year.  read more

California casino to host "Winter Poker Open"

The Pala Casino Spa and Resort will host the Pala Winter Poker Open, a week-long series of poker tournaments and advanced poker training courses in February.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Australian David Gorr, 68, won AUD$2 million after outlasting 720 other players to take down the Aussie Millions Main Event.
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