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January 6, 2014

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Talking blackjack at the table

Talking blackjack at the table
John Grochowski recalls some of the rare times he discussed blackjack strategy with other players at the table. According to Grochowski, talking strategy can make some players a bit uncomfortable.  read more

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Casino City Gang: Take it to the next level edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Podheiser discuss a bevy of topics in their first podcast of 2014. Vin gives an update from the Rose Bowl, the crew talks about loss aversion and how it can help you win bets and reach your goals, and Dan provides in-depth analysis of his outstanding season picking NFL games.  read more
Casino City Gang: Take it to the next level edition



Sunny days may be ahead for MGM

With almost $3 billion in developments looming in Macau and Las Vegas, MGM Resorts is already the most-watched casino company on Wall Street in 2014.  read more

Lawsuit alleges Mass. regulator asked Wynn to stay in hunt

In a lawsuit Caesars filed last month in federal court against Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby, the casino operator said the regulator wanted to keep Wynn Resorts in the running for the gaming license.  read more

Strip gaming revenues rise 22.6 percent

Thanks to a 94 percent jump in baccarat results and a 53.5 percent hike in overall table game figures, Strip casinos paced Nevada's second-largest gaming revenue increase of 2013 during November.  read more

Analyzing a winning NFL season

Casino City's Dan Podheiser broke the bank this year, showing a solid return on investment on his NFL picks against the spread. He breaks down his success from the 2013 campaign.  read more

CityCenter to start clearing loose junk from inside Harmon Hotel

A court order says CityCenter can begin clearing away loose junk inside the unfinished Strip hotel, but cannot take apart the structure.  read more

Global Cash Access renews, expands MGM Resorts contract

The Las Vegas-based company will continue to provide MGM cash access services, and will install ticket redemption kiosks at MGM properties.  read more

MGM Resorts hosting job fair to staff for summer pool season

The company will fill some 700 full- and part-time poolside positions at all of the casino operator's 12 Strip properties.  read more



Silver Slipper player wins $111,032 jackpot

The Slidell, La. native took home the win on the progressive quarter Wheel of Fortune slot.  read more

Spicing up my Featured Game duties

Casino City's Dan Podheiser has devised a way to turn one of his more mundane work tasks into an educational experience.  read more

The Reel Life: Don't drink and bingo edition

In Kentucky, a man was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and alcohol intoxication after he allegedly ran through a bingo hall with his pants around his ankles yelling "Bingo!"  read more

Bally Technologies executive retires

Mark Lerner, considered "the most investigated and licensed person on planet Earth," retired after 17 years as Bally's general counsel.  read more



Negreanu named GPI's Player of the Decade

Daniel Negreanu was named Global Poker Index's best player of the past decade following his outstanding performance in 2013, in which he won numerous "Player of the Year" awards.  read more

European Poker Tour announces 45-event Deauville schedule

The festival, held Jan. 22-Feb.1 at Casino Barriere in Toulouse, will feature a €10,300 buy-in High Roller event and a €5,300 buy-in Main Event.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Macau earned $45 billion in gaming revenue in 2013, 18.6 percent more than in 2012, according to data released by the local government.
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