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January 4, 2010

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January 4, 2010

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arrowJohn Robison: How do I tip my slot host?

How do I tip my slot host?
Robison says that each casino has its own rules regarding tipping slot hosts. But as a general rule hosts are prohibited from accepting any cash tips and gifts worth more than around $25.  read more

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Las Vegas rings in the New Year

Thousands of revelers descended onto the Strip and the Fremont Street Experience to drink excessively, watch fireworks explode and say goodbye to what was generally a dismal year for many Americans. Tourism officials expected roughly 315,000 out-of-towners for the largest New Year's Eve celebration west of the Mississippi.  read more
Las Vegas rings in the New Year



The Gang talks NBA, NFL and Vegas

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Gary Trask and Dan Igo discuss commissioner David Stern's comments on legalized NBA betting, more construction in Las Vegas and make their Week 17 NFL picks.  read more

Gaming stocks down for the month, up for 2009

The average daily stock prices of the 10 companies charted by Applied Analysis fell in December, but were up overall for the year.  read more

Gazing ahead at gaming in 2010

A number of stories in 2009 will play a major factor in how 2010 unfolds, including the opening of CityCenter in Las Vegas.  read more

Small casinos see recession as real adversary

Smaller casinos are considering the economic recession as their real competition, not neighboring establishments.  read more

Talks stall between Caesars, dealers

Caesars Palace officials said contract talks with unionized dealers have broken down after nearly two years of negotiations.  read more

Ex-Barona employee kills manager, then himself

A former Barona Gaming Commission employee shot and killed a commission manager and himself at the San Diego establishment last week.  read more

Penn National secures Ohio location

The casino operator purchased a 44-acre site in East Toledo, Ohio for the planned $250-million Hollywood Casino Toledo.  read more

Indiana bridge closing could hurt Ameristar Casinos

The closing of the Cline Avenue Bridge will force customers of Ameristar East Chicago to find a new access point to the riverboat casino.  read more

Aqueduct casino decision may be near

New York Gov. David Paterson hopes to select a casino operator for the Aqueduct Race Track "in the next week or so."  read more



The Reel Life

Family is very important to The Reel Life and we'd do pretty much anything for them. A man and his wife in the great state of Tennessee went to great lengths to show how important their family was to them.  read more

California man wins $45,000 at California casino

A lucky customer at Pala Casino Spa & Resort won $45,432 on a 2-cent "Hot Shot" progressive slot machine.  read more



PokerStars stays busy in 2010

The online poker site shattered two world records to close out 2009 and is gearing up for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, which starts Tuesday.  read more

Party Poker holding qualifiers for LA Poker Classic

Qualifiers are underway at Party Poker for the LA Poker Classic Main Event, which begins February 24th at the Commerce Casino.  read more

Poker After Dark ready for sixth season

The sixth season of the popular NBC poker show began on Sunday night. A total of 13 new shows will air this season, featuring a mix of cash games and the traditional six-handed winner-take-all freezeout format.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
By the end of 2010, more than 13,000 hotel rooms will be added to the inventory in Las Vegas, raising the total amount of rooms to about 154,000.
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Party Time
Last week was New Year's Eve, a night when we waved good-bye to 2009 and welcomed in 2010. If one of your New Year's resolutions is to play more online slots, head over to Captain Cooks Casino and try out “Party Time.”

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