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arrowJohn Grochowski: A shuffle through the gaming mailbag

A shuffle through the gaming mailbag
Grochowski reaches into his mailbox and answers questions regarding video poker strategy, the payout structure for Three Card Poker and whether you get better odds on inside or outside bets on the roulette table.  read more

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Danny Gans' death stuns Las Vegas

The sudden death of 52-year-old impressionist Danny Gans on Friday has left his many friends, family and fans in a state of shock. Steve Wynn, who hired Gans to perform at both The Mirage and, more recently, at Encore, remembered Gans as "one of the most unique human beings and entertainers in the world."  read more
Danny Gans' death stuns Las Vegas



Wynn may buy back Bellagio

Steve Wynn told Bloomberg News last week that he would be interested in acquiring casinos owned by debt-strapped MGM Mirage, including the Bellagio, the infamous Las Vegas Strip resort that he previously owned and built.  read more

Minnesota orders block of online gambling sites

After the state's Department of Public Safety asked 11 ISPs to prohibit access to 200 online gambling sites last week, Casino City spoke with the Director of the Alcohol and Gaming Division to find out the rationale behind the move, and to a pair of attorneys who think the state has overstepped its bounds.  read more

Ex-Hard Rock worker wins judgment against Dennis Rodman

A woman who says she was fired by the Hard Hock hotel-casino after complaining about the behavior of Dennis Rodman there has won a $225,000 judgment against the former NBA star.  read more

50-1 shot wins Kentucky Derby to dash bettors' hopes

Las Vegas sportsbooks were jammed on Saturday, but very few bettors were holding winning tickets after underdog Mine That Bird stunned the field to win the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday.  read more

Las Vegas Sands might sell Macau casino

Las Vegas Sands may be considering selling the Sands Macao, but would continue to run the casino under its gaming license.  read more

Macau gaming revenues down 8.5 percent

The global recession continues to impact the Chinese gambling market as Macau gaming revenues decreased to just above $1 billion in April.  read more

Fontainebleau work will not stop despite layoffs

Work on the $3.1-billion project in Las Vegas will not come to a halt, despite last week's layoffs and furloughs.  read more

Harrah's revenues take another hit

Harrah's Entertainment reported first-quarter financial results that showed continued declines in revenue for its big Las Vegas resorts.  read more

Atlantic City casino panel approves Tropicana deal

The New Jersey's Casino Control Commission approved the sale of the Tropicana to a group of lenders that includes billionaire developer Carl Icahn.  read more

Funding agreement reached in CityCenter project

MGM Mirage and Dubai World have agreed to a comprehensive plan to fully fund and complete the $8.5-billion CityCenter development.  read more



Majority in Philadelphia favor slots

A poll of 800 Philadelphia residents resulted in 53 percent saying they favor slot-machine gambling. The majority of those polled also said that they prefer to see gaming on the waterfront and not in downtown Philly.  read more

The Reel Life

One of the Reel Life's biggest pet peeves is false advertising. So we can sympathize with some chicken lovers in the U.S. who have a bone to pick with the Popeyes restaurant chain.  read more

Canadian casino unveils new slots

Caesars Windsor allowed customers to get first crack at slot machines making their world debut last week when 50 new machines were rolled out onto the gaming floor as part of the Canadian Gaming Summit.  read more



Third time's a charm at WSOP Circuit event

After reaching the final table for a third straight year, Justin Bonomo captured the WSOP Circuit Gold Ring last week. The 23-year-old won $227,692 after taking out Michael Mizrachi in a four-hour heads-up battle.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
In an effort to raise money for the state budget, a group of Nevada prostitutes pleaded with the Senate Taxation Committee last month to impose a $5 tax on sex acts they perform at legal brothels. The senate took no action.
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This past Saturday was a holiday for horse racing enthusiasts as the Kentucky Derby was held at Churchill Downs where 50-to-1 underdog Mine That Bird pulled off the stunning upset. If you need some horse racing action and can't wait until The Preakness, head over to Luck3 Casino and play their "Derby" horse racing game.

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