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June 6, 2011

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June 6, 2011

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arrowMark Pilarski: Clanking of coins silenced

Clanking of coins silenced
Pilarski says that while he can't speak for every gaming jurisdiction, the casino locales he follows didn't start offering lowered paybacks on slot machines when they switched over to coinless machines.  read more

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World Series of Poker to host $1 million buy-in event

The WSOP will host a $1 million buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournament in 2012. The WSOP will donate 11 percent of the tournament's proceeds to the charity ONE DROP, and 15 players have already confirmed they will participate, including poker pros Johnny Chan, Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen, Tony G and Daniel Negreanu (right).  read more
World Series of Poker to host $1 million buy-in event



Casino offering $100 in cash back for gamblers

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will give each gambler $100 in Identity play if they lose $100 in one day. Identity is the name of the player's card program at the casino.  read more

Penn National takes control of M Resort

Penn National Gaming officially acquired the M Resort in Nevada last week after state gaming regulators approved the deal in May.  read more

Macau gaming revenues hit $3 billion in May

The opening of the Galaxy Macau resort sent the Chinese territory's gaming revenues to an all-time high of $3 billion.  read more

Gaming industry turns eyes to Illinois

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has 45 days to decide whether to sign a massive casino expansion bill in his state.  read more

Pennsylvania casino targets Asian market

The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is operating roughly 50 buses a day from New York City’s Chinatown and other locations.  read more

California casino giving away Toyota Camry

Pala Casino Spa & Resort is giving away a 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid for players who sign up for a Pala Privileges card.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life loved show-and-tell when we were in school. Thankfully, our parents never got arrested for something we brought in to show our classmates.  read more

Tarzan slot to make debut at Minnesota casino

Aristocrat Technologies' new Tarzan Lord of the Jungle slot machine will make its Midwest U.S. premiere at the Treasure Island Resort & Casino.  read more



Ivey suing Full Tilt, says he will sit out WSOP

Phil Ivey announced last week that he has filed a lawsuit against the software and marketing company behind Full Tilt Poker and that he will skip this year's World Series of Poker until Full Tilt pays its American players.  read more

Full Tilt Poker claims Ivey owes site "a large sum of money"

A day after Phil Ivey announced he was suing Full Tilt Poker, the site gave a terse response, accusing Ivey of derailing the company's efforts to repay those players.  read more

Casino City Gang: The world according to Ivey

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo discuss Phil Ivey's decision to skip the WSOP and sue Full Tilt Poker, the start of the WSOP, the possibility of Ferris wheels in Las Vegas and make their best bets.  read more

Crackdown on Internet sites could hurt WSOP

World Series of Poker officials acknowledge that some poker players won't be able to retrieve funds they have on account with closed online websites, and therefore might be forced to stay home.  read more

Kassela hopes to repeat success in this year's WSOP

Frank Kassela was named the World Series of Poker's Player of the Year in 2010 after winning two events and almost $1.26 million.  read more

VERSUS to broadcast WSOP Circuit events

VERSUS will air two one-hour episodes from the 2010-2011 WSOP Circuit season every Thursday night in June.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Jake Cody, 22, become the youngest player to win a WPT, EPT and WSOP event after taking down the $25,000 Heads-Up Championship last week.
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