Gaming Strategy
Featured Stories
Legal News Financial News Casino Opening and Remodeling News Gaming Industry Executives Newsletter Archive Subscribe
Newsletter Signup
Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
Newsletter Archives
January 5, 2015

Casino City Times Weekly Newsletter
January 5, 2015

Latest From Our Strategy Experts

arrowFrank Scoblete: Pro blackjack player

Pro blackjack player
Gaming guru Frank Scoblete advises one of his readers to not try to become a professional blackjack player. According to Scoblete, the day-to-day grind on your money and your emotions is just not worth it.  read more

Featured Story

Casino City Gang: Previewing 2015 edition

Casino City's Dan Podheiser and Vin Narayanan make predictions for what they think will be the top stories in the gambling industry in 2015. They then talk about their "Vegas bucket lists" and go over their stats from picking games against the spread during the 2014 NFL season.  read more
Casino City Gang: Previewing 2015 edition



Analysts: Macau's dip could have been worse

Analysts worried for months that the Asian gaming market would suffer an even larger decrease than its 2.6 percent dip in 2014, which marked the first time it fell on a year-over-year basis in Macau.  read more

Stutz: The shape of things to come for Caesars

It's abundantly clear Caesars Growth Partners is key to the planned bankruptcy restructuring of overly leveraged affiliate Caesars Entertainment Operating Co.  read more

Nevada gaming revenue up, but Strip numbers fall again

A hefty drop in table game revenue in November, including a 1.1 percent dip in baccarat results, sent Strip resorts to their fourth straight monthly gaming decrease in 2014.  read more

MGM Resorts to hold job fair for summer positions

The casino operator will hold a seasonal job fair next week to hire more than 700 summer positions at the company's 12 Strip resorts.  read more

Union extends olive branch to new Cosmopolitan owners

Culinary union officials praised Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII, which purchased the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas in December, for keeping the resort's workforce intact.  read more

Vegas tourist numbers could hit 41 million in 2014

Through November, 38 million visitors had come to Las Vegas in 2014, an increase of 3.5 percent compared to this same point last year.  read more

Pala introduces mobile app

The app will provide guests of the San Diego-area casino the ability to access information about Pala's 10 restaurants, entertainment and shows, promotions and spa specials.  read more



Malaysian official intervenes in Phua case

Malaysia's minister of home affairs sent a letter earlier this month to the FBI rebutting claims that high-stakes poker player Paul Phua is tied to a powerful Chinese crime syndicate.  read more

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure kicks off Tuesday

The schedule includes the first ever $3,000 LAPT Bahamas Main Event, the flagship $10,000 Main Event, the $25,000 High Roller, the $1,000 Ladies Event and the Americas Cup.  read more



Shareholders to vote on GTECH-IGT merger

The Feb. 10 vote, held at The Signature at MGM Grand Las Vegas, will determine the outcome of the outcome of the $6.4 billion merger between IGT and GTECH, pending approval of Nevada gaming regulators.  read more

The Reel Life: PlayStation police edition

Gamers were unable to play on Sony's PlayStation network for a full three days around Christmas this year, and one gamer even took to dialing 911 and asking the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for assistance.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know? says it is in active discussions to sell Win, the social gaming business the company launched in 2012.
Featured Game
Illusions 2
Illusions 2 is a five-reel, 30-payline slot that awards players free spins and allows them to choose the free spin total and prize multiplier they'd like.

> More Illusions 2 Details
Casino City fans wanted
Casino City fans wanted
Please join us on Facebook by becoming a Casino City fan! It's a great way to meet fellow gamblers and learn more about what’s going on in gambling and at Casino City. In addition, we'll be developing and rolling out some neat Facebook applications in the coming months.

> Become a fan