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December 6, 2010

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December 6, 2010

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arrowMark Pilarski: A better deal? Well, not really

A better deal? Well, not really
Pilarski says that even though a reader bets a quarter on a nickel machine, the game still has a nickel machine payout percentage. The casino wants to keep a higher edge because most players play fewer coins.  read more

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Reid looking to pass online poker bill this month

Staffers for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) are trying to build support for a bill that would license and regulate Internet poker in the United States, according to several media reports. The goal is to pass the legislation, which favors Nevada's big casino companies, during this month's lame duck session of Congress.  read more
Reid looking to pass online poker bill this month



California senator attempting to halt Indian gaming expansion

Sen. Dianne Feinstein has proposed changes in federal law that would make it more difficult for Indian tribes without land to open casinos.  read more

Report says Vegas has world's fifth-worst economy

The Brookings Institution think tank released a report that ranked Las Vegas 146th out of the 150 biggest metropolitan economies in the world.  read more

Boyd Gaming launches new mobile applications

The free applications for the Android, iPhone and the iPad provide up-to-the-minute offers and information directly to a customer's device.  read more

Herbst Gaming expects to exit bankruptcy by next year

New management and owners will focus on operating Herbst as a casino company and slot machine route operator.  read more

Animosity threatens to spoil Maloof/Morton alliance

Palms owner George Maloof and N9NE Group principal Michael Morton have traded lawsuits and countercharges over the past few months.  read more

Nevada's Buffalo Bill's closed until Christmas Eve

Herbst Gaming has closed Buffalo Bill's casino until Christmas Eve while the company renovates the property.  read more

Isle of Capri Casinos wins 13th Missouri license

Missouri gaming regulators unanimously approved plans by Isle of Capri Casinos to build a casino in downtown Cape Girardeau.  read more

Macau gaming revenues jump 42 percent

Macau gaming revenues grew 42 percent during November as casinos collected $2.13 billion during the month, its second highest take.  read more

Macau denies Las Vegas Sands application

Development plans by Las Vegas Sands were dealt a blow after the Macau government denied the company's application to build two casinos.  read more

MGM executives travel to Vietnam

MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren led a delegation to visit the site of the future MGM Grand Ho Tram.  read more



The Gang is ready for 24 hours of poker

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo discuss an upcoming 24-hour poker game, Peter Eastgate finalizing the sale of his WSOP Main Event bracelet, gambling gift ideas for the holidays and make their NFL picks.  read more

PPA releases statement on federal online poker legislation

The Poker Players Alliance says it is "optimisic" that Congress can pass federal legislation legalizing online poker by the end of the year.  read more

Sashcha Walter joins Team PKR Pro

Sascha "locodice" Walter, a 25-year-old from Stuttgart, is the first German signing for the poker room.  read more

Bayou Poker Challenge returns to New Orleans

The 2010 Bayou Poker Challenge is underway at Harrah's New Orleans Casino and concludes Dec. 12.  read more



The Reel Life

A common feature of The Reel Life concerns the wacky hijinx of shoplifters. But even we are baffled, and impressed, by two women in Oklahoma.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
A 1999 WSOP bracelet won by Paul "Eskimo" Clark in a $1,500 Razz event was auctioned off on eBay for $4,050.
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