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February 7, 2011

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February 7, 2011

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Taking the dice away from a shooter
Scoblete relays a conversation he had with a pit boss about how to keep a craps game moving, including examples of when it's appropriate for a boxman to take the dice away from a shooter.  read more

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Las Vegas Sands cuts comps for middle-tier gamblers

Las Vegas Sands has eliminated free hotel rooms and other complimentary offerings for middle-tier customers at The Venetian and The Palazzo (right). Gambling expert Anthony Curtis called the move "a terrible thing." Highly rated players will still receive benefits, such as show tickets and meals.  read more
Las Vegas Sands cuts comps for middle-tier gamblers



Binion's brings back bingo

Binion's Gambling Hall in Las Vegas opened a new bingo room in the middle of the casino floor on Tuesday.  read more

Don't expect dormant Vegas projects to restart anytime soon

Southern Nevada's dry desert climate allows incomplete structures to retain their usefulness once a project is restarted, which could be many years in the future.  read more

The Gang is ready for the Super Bowl

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo discuss a major theft of Zynga poker chips and cover the Super Bowl, from prop bets to the game itself.  read more

Vegas hoping for economic touchdown from Super Bowl

Analysts expected the Super Bowl to have a nongaming economic impact of $85.6 million, while sportsbooks estimated a handle of $88 million.  read more

Las Vegas gaming industry expected to have slow recovery

Fitch Ratings Services believes the American gaming industry has a stable outlook but the economic recovery in Las Vegas will lag.  read more

Penn National begins M Resort promotion

Penn National Gaming told investors it has begun marketing the newly-acquired M Resort to its customer database.  read more

Macau casino revenue growth continues

Gaming revenues produced at Macau's more than three dozen casinos grew 33 percent in January.  read more

MGM Resorts says Egypt hotel will move forward

MGM Resorts International says it still plans to move forward with a luxury hotel in Cairo, despite the massive unrest going on in the country.  read more

Hawaii legislators once again explore gaming legalization

But there isn't much hope that a measure to allow video poker and slot machines to operate on Oahu will pass.  read more



California casino sponsoring $9,900 giveaway

Pala Casino Spa and Resort will sponsor a Triple Cash Giveaway on March 26, April 2 and April 9 where poker players can win $300 each hour.  read more

Everest Poker announces details of new tournament

The Everest Poker ONE tournament will take place at the Salle des Palmiers in Monaco from April 21 to 24.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life loves crazy lawsuits. And we've never seen a crazier lawsuit than the one a woman filed against Sean "P. Diddy" Combs last week.  read more

IGT reaches agreement with Michigan casino

International Game Technology will install its casino software and a majority share of the games at the Gun Lake Casino.  read more

Trump to give away $1 million bonus slot dollars

A lucky Trump One Card holder will win $1 million bonus slot dollars in Atlantic City on Feb. 27.  read more

Pennsylvania casino pays out major jackpot

A lucky player at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs won a cool $80,000 on the Fortune Red, White and Blue slot machine.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Las Vegas police Wednesday arrested 29-year-old Anthony Michael Carleo in connection with a $1.5 million chip heist at Bellagio casino in December. Carleo is the son of a Las Vegas judge.
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