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March 5, 2012

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March 5, 2012

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Sometimes there is a free lunch

Sometimes there is a free lunch
Grochowski says there are only a few casino games in which the player can get an edge. But there are opportunities to play on the positive side if you take into account the value of cash back, free play, room and meal comps and other perks.  read more

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Caesars Entertainment expands Total Rewards program

Caesars Entertainment has rolled out new features of its 15-year-old Total Rewards customer loyalty program, which now will include opportunities to earn points and credits outside the company's casinos. Caesars kicked off the Total Rewards launch with a new logo and a concert extravaganza that included performances by Mary J. Blige, Cee Lo Green, P. Diddy and Maroon 5 in locations across the U.S.  read more
Caesars Entertainment expands Total Rewards program



Calvin Ayre indicted, domain seized

Bodog founder Calvin Ayre has been indicted by federal prosecutors and the domain has been seized by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.  read more

Casino City Gang: The fallout from Bodog

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo discuss the blockbuster news coming out of Bodog, the Epic Poker League's bankruptcy announcement, live dealer games at online casinos and make their best bets.  read more

MGM Grand remodeling begins after nearly eight-year delay

The $160 million room renovation is the most visible and anticipated aspect of the Las Vegas Strip property's remodeling.  read more

Kerkorian sells 20 million MGM shares

Billionaire financier Kirk Kerkorian sold 20 million shares of MGM Resorts International last week for $268 million.  read more

Industry spent over $11 million in lobbying Massachusetts

The casino industry spent roughly $11.4 million over the past five years in lobbying Massachusetts lawmakers to approve casinos.  read more

MGM Resorts shrinks fourth quarter net loss

MGM Resorts reduced its net loss in the fourth quarter, telling investors that revenues improved at the company's Strip resorts.  read more

Javier's restaurant to open at CityCenter

The Mexican-themed restaurant will open a location at the CityCenter Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas this summer.  read more



EPL parent company files for Chapter 11

Federated Sports + Gaming, a company started by former World Series of Poker Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack, filed the bankruptcy in Maryland late Tuesday.  read more

Black Friday defendant pleads guilty

Ryan Lang is facing 30 years in jail for his role in deceiving banks in order to process hundreds of millions of dollars in online gambling transactions.  read more

Amateur wins L.A. Poker Classic Main Event

Sean Jazayeri outlasted a final table that included Doc Sands, Dan Kelly and Jason Somerville to claim his first WPT title and win $1,370,240.  read more

Hellmuth, Negreanu and Lindgren to compete in Irish Open

Poker superstars Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu and Erick Lindgren will be playing poker in Ireland for the first time at April's Irish Open.  read more



California casino pays out major progressive

A player from Sacramento won $161,154 on the Fortune King penny slot machine at Red Hawk Casino.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life has never has the experience of hallucinating on bath salts. Should our life ever sink low enough for that to be an option, we hope to have a better trip than this man.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The Revel casino in Atlantic City, which is set to open on April 2, began taking its first room reservations on Monday.
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