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November 7, 2016

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Alternatives to Let It Ride
Looking for a table game that's equal parts fun and profit, but have no idea where to start? Mark Pilarski has some recommendations based on entertainment and a reasonable house edge.  read more

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US presidential race 'smashing' election betting records

An estimated £20 million is dependent on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, an amount experts are calling the largest betting turnover for a political event. (Photo by Gage Skidmore)  read more
US presidential race 'smashing' election betting records



Atlantic City welcomes skill-based games

The first skill-based gaming machines went live on Wednesday at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, where Casino City spent some time getting acquainted with the finer points of destroying robots in Danger Arena.  read more

$42.9 million jackpot winner actually owed $2.25

Katrina Bookman, who won the fortune on a penny slot machine at a New York City casino, is threatening to sue after being told that the sum was incorrect due to a malfunction. (Associated Press)  read more

Station Casinos to introduce enhanced loyalty program

Starting this week, players will be able to earn points at any of the company's 20 properties and spend them on nongaming amenities. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

Dealers: Watch our for smartwatches with cameras

Concerned that smartwatches will be used to illegally cheat at table games, officials at Harrah's Las Vegas reminded employees that such watches worn by guests are forbidden. (Las Vegas Sun)  read more



Nguyen prevails at WSOP Main Event

Qui Nguyen and Gordon Vayo couldn't be more different when it comes to playing style and personality, which led to an entertaining heads-up confrontation at the World Series of Poker Main Event last week.  read more

Phil Ivey loses appeal against Genting Casinos

A London judge ruled that the poker pro's use of a technique known as edge sorting qualifies as cheating, meaning Ivey won't see any of the $9.6 million he won while playing baccarat in 2012.  read more

Rivers Casino to host Pittsburgh Poker Open

Beginning this week, local players will have a chance to go up against poker pros leading up to a broadcast of the final table on Poker Night in America.  read more



USFantasy introduces additional sports matches

The provider of daily fantasy sports in Nevada has added to its platform, bringing professional boxing into the mix.  read more

Online gambling, DFS bill appears dead in PA

The decision to legalize online gambling and fantasy sports in Pennsylvania will have to wait next year, as the state Senate has no current plans to approve the bill this year, says Casey Long, director of policy and legislative affairs. (TribLIVE)  read more



The Reel Life: Halloween lightning edition

A Halloween prank on Ireland's TG4 gave viewers -- and the presenter -- quite a shock.  read more



The Stylistics to visit Pala Casino

The soul and R&B vocal legends, along with Peaches & Herb, will entertain crowds at the California casino with their authentic sound on 25 February 2017.  read more

High-flying holiday acts to visit The Orleans Arena

On 14 December, the Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular will bring holiday cheer to Las Vegas, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Public Education Foundation.  read more

Mansour, Arash coming to Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort

The Las Vegas casino will host two superstars from the world of Persian music on 25 December.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
New York state's commercial casinos generated $888.4 million in tax revenue in 2015, putting the Empire State in position to collect more than Nevada in the coming years, according to the American Gaming Association's annual survey.
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