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February 8, 2010

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February 8, 2010

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arrowJohn Grochowski: A conversation with a slot player

A conversation with a slot player
An inquiring slot machine player has plenty of questions and Grochowski has all of the answers regarding random number generators and how casinos generate and promote their payback percentages.  read more

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What a Super Bowl -- 11 sportsbooks in five hours

The Las Vegas Review-Journal's Matt Youmans visited 11 sportsbooks in five hours before kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday and provided a nice play-by-play about the proceedings. Among the sportsbooks Youmans visited was the M Resort (right), where limits on prop bets ($5,000) were the highest in the area.  read more
What a Super Bowl -- 11 sportsbooks in five hours



The Gang talks Super Bowl

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Gary Trask and Dan Igo made their Super Bowl picks and proposition bets on Thursday. Listen to the podcast to hear how they did and also find out more about Delaware legalizing table games.  read more

Underdog bettors profit as Colts fall

Bettors who backed the underdog Saints profited as New Orleans upset the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Sunday's Super Bowl.  read more

Penn National maintains interest in Strip property

The Pennsylvania-based company is still interested in operating a Strip hotel-casino after losing out on the Fontainebleau project.  read more

Nevada casino inspections a win-win

A movement to inspect existing casinos for building code compliance has received praise from both Clark County officials and the casinos themselves.  read more

Two dead in Nevada casino car crash

A 70-year-old man crashed his car through the Edgewater Hotel & Casino's entryway Wednesday, killing two women and injuring seven others.  read more

Harrah's gets approval to acquire Planet Hollywood

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has given preliminary approval for Harrah's Entertainment to acquire the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas.  read more

Obama takes another shot at Vegas

President Barack Obama told an audience in Nashua, N.H., "You don't blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you're trying to save for college."  read more

Slot casino at Aqueduct racetrack moving ahead

New York's governor said that the consortium chosen to run a slot machine casino at the Aqueduct Race Track had agreed to all the state's conditions.  read more

Isle of Capri exiting Greektown

Isle of Capri Casinos is exiting a contract to operate the Greektown Casino in Detroit after a deal was reached for the property to emerge from bankruptcy.  read more

MGM to divest from Atlantic City

MGM Mirage will sell its stake in the Borgata casino, which the company owns in a joint venture agreement with Boyd Gaming.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life loves the online slots, but we also love sports and are addicted to ESPN. So we are not surprised at how a Connecticut man reacted when his ESPN was taken away.  read more

Pennsylvania slot revenue up 39% in January

Pennsylvania casinos produced over $50 million more in gross revenue from slot machines in January 2010 than in January 2009.  read more



PokerStars gears up for February

PokerStars will be traveling around the world in February, with tournaments in England, Uruguay and the debut of the North American Poker Tour in Las Vegas.  read more

High Stakes Poker returns on Feb. 14

The sixth season of the popular poker show will premiere on GSN on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. and again features big names such as Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The man on fire in "O" -- the resident Cirque du Soleil show at the Bellagio in Las Vegas -- has performed in every show since 1998 and has been on fire for more than 260 hours.
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