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February 4, 2008

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February 4, 2008

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arrowJohn Robison: Explaining slot machine payout procedures

Explaining slot machine payout procedures
Robison discusses the reasons why casino attendants verify the winning combination and amount for a handpay while he also explains the best way to avoid leaving valuable credits behind at the slots.  read more

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Monte Carlo contractor rejects fire probe findings

The company blamed for the Jan. 25 fire atop the Monte Carlo defended itself last week, saying that it had the proper work permit and its employees were following safety procedures when the hotel caught fire and forced the evacuation of the 32-story Strip resort.  read more
Monte Carlo contractor rejects fire probe findings



Monte Carlo fire didn't have to happen

Columnist Jane Ann Morrison calls out the six union steelworkers who gambled that no fire would ignite in the highly flammable exterior of the Monte Carlo.  read more

High rollers boost Crown Macau numbers

VIPs with large bankrolls are gambling $8 billion a month in the once problem-plagued Crown Macau casino.  read more

Stimulus checks may go out of pockets, onto felt

Analysts are guessing that the proposed stimulus package that was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last week could add an additional 1.3% to the casino industry's expected revenue growth this year.  read more

More casinos coming to North Las Vegas

The nation's fastest-growing city is poised to add more than 330 acres of gaming development, which could bring as many as 2,500 hotel rooms, and a mini-Strip of sorts, to North Las Vegas.  read more

Massachusetts governor pushes casino legislation

Gov. Deval Patrick warned that inaction on his pending legislation to create three resort casinos could result in the establishment of an Indian gaming casino with no revenue stream to the state.  read more

Schwarzengger puts casino campaign in high gear

The California governor was in Los Angeles last week to stump for a 'yes' vote on the propositions that would help casinos bring in more than $9 billion in revenues to the state budget in the next two decades.  read more



Slot licenses auctioned off

Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley announces that the community will lease rights to an undisclosed number of slot machines to other Arizona tribes that already have gambling operations.  read more

The Reel Life

It's been a red-hot start to 2008 for Bodog slot player Wolfgang P, who managed to cook up seven big jackpots during the month of January totaling more than $100,000.  read more

Florida tracks approved for slots

Miami-Dade County voters approve the operation of up to 2,000 Las Vegas-style slot machines at the Miami Jai-Alai.  read more



Women in Poker Hall of Fame opens at Binion's

The renowned gambling hall opened a new era in the world of poker on Saturday as the inaugural class of inductees included Linda Johnson, Barbara Enright, Susie Isaacs and Marsha Waggoner.  read more

Dates set for Wynn Classic poker tournament

Wynn Las Vegas Resort announces the 2008 schedule for the tournament that begins Feb. 26. Last year's event drew close to 2,600 players and awarded more than $4.5 million in prize money.  read more

Australian video poker players lose $1.35 billion

Surging losses put Victorian punters on track to smash the all-time annual mark of $2.56 billion, set before the introduction of smoking bans in 2002.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Nearly a quarter of British adults have played poker in the last year and 14 percent of those adults play at least once a week, according to a recent study conducted by Mintel.
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