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Are jackpots set to hit at certain times?
Robison confirms that a slot machine's Random Number Generator (RNG) determines where the reels are going to stop and doesn't care -- or know -- how many coins were played on a certain spin.  read more

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WSOP Main Event final table moved to November

The World Series of Poker announced last week that in an effort to increase the drama surrounding the Main Event, it has moved the start date of the tournament's final table from July to November. The nine players who reach the final table will come back to the Rio in Las Vegas on Nov. 9 to resume play. Heads-up action is slated for the next day. ESPN will air its two-hour, final-table broadcast on Nov. 11.  read more
WSOP Main Event final table moved to November



Viejas Casino gives away Porsche

A San Diego woman won a Porsche Cayman at Viejas Casino in San Diego on Sunday. Deborah Smith was randomly selected after she qualified for the drawing by earning V Points on her V Club card.  read more

M Resort on schedule for 2009 opening

The new $1-billion resort, casino and spa will feature 60,000 square feet of luxury meeting and conference facility space and offer unprecedented views of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.  read more

Las Vegas Sands posts $11.2 million loss

The Sands' first-quarter losses were driven by higher construction costs, the slowing economy and increased competition in Macau, according to the casino operator.  read more

Gaming stocks suffer losses in April

Publicly owned gambling companies lost 2.5 percent of their value in April in large part due to the economic downturn that has home prices in the basement and oil costs in the stratosphere.  read more

Arizona casino numbers dip

The Arizona Department of Gaming reported that the casino revenues Indian tribes shared with the state for the first three months of 2008 were down 0.8 percent from the same period a year earlier.  read more

Wynn says no to layoffs, despite decline

Steve Wynn announced that he won't layoff employees like rivals Station Casinos, MGM Mirage and Harrah's Entertainment have done, even though his company suffered a 20 percent decrease in income during the first quarter.  read more

Former chief urges change in Canadian laws

Former Kahnawake Grand Chief Joe Norton and lawyer Morden Lazarus urged that legislation be enacted to recognize gambling as a legitimate aboriginal activity under the Canadian constitution.  read more



Tropicana to debut new slot room on May 15

Atlantic City's Tropicana Casino announced grand opening plans for the new "Havana Rooftop Slots," the 3,000-square-foot raised section of the casino that has been transformed into a themed slot environment.  read more

The Reel Life

Get in the fast lane grandma, the Bingo game is ready to roll! Like it or not, that's the new mantra of the Reel Life. Read on and find out if it has anything to do with the nuggets of online slot news items we present this week, including a new Cyberslotz game that could make all of your dreams come true.  read more

Maryland Chamber of Commerce supports slot vote

Business group warns that if the referendum to allow 15,000 slot machines at five sites across the state fails to pass through in November, the state budget will suffer a $700 million hit.  read more



Tyner wins inaugural WPT Ladies Championship

The World Poker Tour wrapped up the inaugural season of its WPT Ladies League Friday night by crowning political consultant Nancy Todd Tyneras as its first WPT Ladies Championship winner.  read more

WPT Canada Tour is underway

The Canadian tour kicked off Monday with the Coast to Coast Poker Championship at River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, British Columbia.  read more

Hilger wins Full Tilt tournament

Poker author, publisher and professional player Matthew Hilger cashed in for more than $132,000 when he won Full Tilt Poker's $750,000 Guaranteed Poker Tournament this weekend.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Legislation has been passed in Missouri that would allow police officers working casinos to carry Taser guns.
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