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June 4, 2012

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June 4, 2012

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Why players like video slots

Why players like video slots
Grochowski talks to a few slots players to find out what they like about playing video slot machines and discovers some interesting things.  read more

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Texas casino expansion hopes suffer tough blow in election

The effort to bring more casinos to Texas hit a nasty roadblock last week when three prominent allies of Republican Texas House Speaker Joe Straus -- a casino expansion proponent -- were defeated in their re-election bids by anti-gaming conservatives.  read more
Texas casino expansion hopes suffer tough blow in election



Ohio ruling opens door for 17,500 VLT games

An Ohio judge has dismissed a lawsuit blocking the state's racetracks from operating slot machinelike VLTs.  read more

IGT and Bally win Canadian contracts

IGT is providing Loto-Québec with online slots games and is joining Bally in providing VLTs for the Atlantic Lottery.  read more

The Reel Life: Zebra and parrot edition

This week, Reel Lifers learn why not to take pet zebras and parrots to the bar, why to play in a Reel race at Genting's online casino and which popular IGT games are coming online in Quebec.  read more



Casino City Gang: Dream ticket edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss whether heads-up tournaments should have perfect brackets, wonder if casinos have reached a saturation point in certain parts of the country, try to find the American equivalent of a clever William Hill free bet and indulge in a little potty talk.  read more

Unexpected competition in Maryland raises worry for Cordish

Cordish says Mayland Live! was built to compete under the rules and expected number of licenses outlined in 2008, and that adding gaming licenses now is akin to changing the rules, and shouldn't be allowed.  read more

Macau sees double-digit growth disappear

For the first time in almost three years, Macau casinos in May didn't post the double-digit monthly increase that investors and analysts have come to expect.  read more

Loveman isn't the only gaming exec that owns an NBA team

When the NBA playoffs begin, several executives with links to the gaming industry hope their team (literally) gives them bragging rights.  read more

Pop Up Pizza pops up at Plaza

The joint venture between real estate developer Sam Cherry and Plaza owner Tamares Real Estate hopes to satisfy pizza lovers in downtown Vegas.  read more

William Hill invests £1 million in England's football future

Customers can get a free £5 bet ticket that will pay 1,000/1 if their sons or daughters play for England's men's or women's senior team.  read more

Gaming companies place bets on social gaming sites

In coming months, numerous social gaming casinos will come to fruition, easily eclipsing all the traditional land-based casinos scheduled to open in U.S. regional gaming markets this year.  read more

Casino companies not the only ones launching free-play casinos

Some of the new free-play casinos are not connected with any land-based casino or a Nevada gaming licensee.  read more



Bloch wins Seven-Card Stud event to capture first WSOP gold bracelet

Andy Bloch, 43, topped a field of 367 players to win the $1,500 buy-in Seven-Card Stud tournament.  read more

Force wins WSOP NLH/PLO heads-up title for $207,000

The guy with the coolest name in poker -- Leif Force -- won the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Heads-Up event at the World Series of Poker, winning $207,708 and his first WSOP bracelet.  read more

California blackjack dealer wins WSOP casino employees event

Chiab "Chip" Saechao, from Visalia, Calif., won the $500 World Series of Poker Casino Employees Championship, collecting $70,859 in prize money and his first WSOP gold bracelet last week.  read more

World Series of Poker returns with 61 bracelet events

If the World Series of Poker holds true to form, the final table of this year's Main Event will include nine unknown players.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Maryland Live! Casino will have more than 3,000 slot machines when it opens June 6. It plans to have 4,750 slot machines by the end of the year.
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