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August 8, 2011

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August 8, 2011

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The unwritten rules of slot machines
Scoblete says in the world of slot machines there are certain "unwritten codes" at work, including not asking a stranger if he or she is winning money or if he or she is done playing a certain machine.  read more

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Clark County OKs Caesars' plans for Vegas Ferris wheel

Caesars Entertainment has received approval for a $500 million complex between the Flamingo and Imperial Palace that includes a 550-foot Ferris wheel as its centerpiece. And the man behind the Skyvue development across from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino said he still plans to build a 500-foot tall London Eye-style wheel.  read more
Clark County OKs Caesars' plans for Vegas Ferris wheel



Riviera bringing back bingo to Las Vegas Strip

The Riviera Hotel and Casino's bingo room will cover 6,000 square feet in what was a rarely used meeting room and is set to open on Aug. 12.  read more

Partner in major Vegas sports-betting operation arrested

A partner in a multimillion-dollar sports-betting operation started by Billy Walters has been arrested on charges of stealing $482,883 from the group.  read more

Former Vegas mayor to open new steakhouse

Oscar Goodman will open the aptly-named Oscar's steakhouse inside the dome of the Plaza Hotel and Casino later this year.  read more

Owner of Vegas casino files for bankruptcy

155 East Tropicana LLC, which owns the Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last Monday.  read more

California casino rewarding the early birds

The "Early Bird Power Giveaway" program at Barona Resort & Casino allows Club Barona members to win major prizes starting at 6 a.m.  read more

California residents hitting it big at Reno casino

Silver Legacy Resort Casino has seen a number of major jackpot wins from residents of the Golden State.  read more

Horseshoe Casinos celebrate 50th anniversary

Horseshoe Casinos in Louisiana, Mississippi, Indiana and Iowa gave away $1.5 million to five Horseshoe customers on July 30.  read more

Washington casino golf course ready for debut

The Salish Cliffs Golf Club at Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton will likely see its opening date next month.  read more



Casino City Gang: A-Rod's poker habits edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Dan Igo discuss Alex Rodriguez's underground poker accusations, the launch of the Epic Poker League, fantasy football do's and don'ts and make their best bets.  read more

Palms goes all-in with Epic Poker League

Up to 240 of the world's best poker players have invaded the Palms Casino in Las Vegas for the first of four Epic Poker League events.  read more

Macau Poker Cup kicks off

The Macau Poker Cup began on Aug. 6 at the PokerStars Macau at Casino Grand Lisboa and features a main event with a HKD $3 million guarantee.  read more WPT Ireland set for January 2012

WPT Ireland is the first event in a three-year deal between the World Poker Tour and online poker room PKR.  read more



IGT wins 18 Casino Player awards

Slot giant International Game Technology won 18 awards, including five first-place wins, in Casino Player magazine's "Best of Gaming" for 2011.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life has celebrated with exuberance a few times after hitting a major jackpot. But we've never jumped on a car in our celebration, and we've certainly never had drugs in our pocket.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Casino authorities in Macau said last week that gaming revenues grew 48.4 percent in July, hitting the $3 billion mark for just the second time.
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