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July 8, 2013

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Does a slot machine know how many coins I'm playing?
In answer to a reader's question, Robison explains the difference between a slot machine's software (which does know how many coins you've played) and the random-number generator that produces the result (which does not).  read more

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The more things change, the more people love Doyle Brunson

The World Series of Poker Main Event is dominated by players from the online poker generation. But it's 79-year-old Doyle Brunson that generates the largest amount of respect and adoration from poker aficionados.  read more
The more things change, the more people love Doyle Brunson



WSOP Main Event Day 1B showcases different sides of the tournament

Poker is often compared to golf, but a better comparison might be a marathon.  read more

Amazon Room full of atmosphere during WSOP

The World Series of Poker Main Event began Saturday inside poker's high church -- the Amazon Room at the Rio -- as players begin their quest for the game's most coveted title.  read more

Caesars exec's work about to become complicated

Mitch Garber's attention will focus on launching the World Series of Poker's pay-to-play regulated online gaming website in Nevada.  read more

Ashton wins WSOP Poker Players Championship

Matthew Ashton beat Don Nguyen heads up to become the youngest winner of the $50,000 event at the World Series of Poker, winning $1,774,089.  read more

Casino City Gang: On the bubble edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the Poker Players Championship at the World Series of Poker, Ultimate Gaming's entry into the New Jersey online gaming market and the fine print on Revel's bonus offer.  read more

Money bubble gets weird at the Poker Players Championship

Even under the best of circumstances, the money bubble is a truly odd affair. But what happened Wednesday evening at the $50,000 Poker Players Championship goes beyond odd and into the realm of bizarre.  read more

Time for WSOP Poker Players Championship to return to TV

It's time for ESPN to begin showing the Poker Players Championship on TV to grow the game, and poker fans are ready for it.  read more

Tropicana awards over $271,000 in Bad Beat Jackpot

A poker player lost the hand with four nines, but took home over $108,000 thanks to the Bad Beat Jackpot.  read more



Outgoing Sands CFO cashes out $7.7 million

Kenneth Kay sold 147,000 shares of company stock on June 26 at $52.28 per share on the New York Stock Exchange.  read more

IGT announces video lottery terminal deal in Oregon

International Game Technology will deliver 1,500 video lottery terminals to the Oregon State Lottery in 2014.  read more

Vancouver casino to rebrand as Hard Rock Casino

Great Canadian Gaming will rebrand its Boulevard Casino into the first Hard Rock Casino in Canada in a multi-million-dollar upgrade expected to be completed later this year.  read more

Maryland gaming revenues up

Casino revenue rose 56 percent this year.  read more

Detroit sues Syncora to release captured casino revenues

The City of Detroit filed suit to recover up to $11 million a month in casino revenues that the City believes are being improperly withheld.  read more

Indiana woman strikes it rich at Fitz Casino & Hotel, Tunica

A 74-year-old woman from West Baden, Indiana has more than 8 million new reasons to smile.  read more

Viejas Casino certified as "Responsible Gambling Facility"

Viejas Casino has been re-certified as a "Responsible Gambling Facility" by the California Council on Problem Gambling for the seventh year in a row.  read more

Sioux City Hard Rock secures final finance

Demolition can begin now that the final element of financing has been secured for the Sioux City Hard Rock casino.  read more

PokerStars to launch in New Jersey with Resorts Casino Hotel

Resorts Casino Hotel and The Rational Group, operator of PokerStars, have reached an agreement to provide online gaming in New Jersey.  read more

Macau gaming revenues rise 21.1 percent in June

Gambling revenue rose to $3.54 billion, according to figures released by the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.  read more

Ultimate Gaming, Trump Taj Mahal to offer online bets in N.J.

Ultimate Gaming, which is majority-owned by Station Casinos, will provide the technology and manage the websites that will offer poker and full casino games.  read more

Coachella Valley woman wins $100,000 at Fantasy Springs

Rowena L. won Fantasy Springs Resort Casino's $200,000 Lucky Lotto Giveaway.  read more



The Reel Life: She ain't worth it edition

This week's legal advice from The Reel Life: If you're going to get arrested for trespassing, it's probably best to leave your briefcase full of cash and drugs at the scene, rather than ask the police to bring it with them.  read more

PA slot machine revenue decreases slightly in fiscal year

Pennsylvania's slot machine revenues topped $2.4 billion for the second straight fiscal year in spite of a 2 percent drop this year.  read more

IGT to reimburse Ader Group for expenses in proxy fight

According to IGT, the settlement agreement calls for members of the Ader Group to observe certain standstill provisions for four years.  read more



Sports betting kiosks disappear in Nevada

Sports betting kiosks disappeared as William Hill pulled them out of about half the 84 bars, taverns and restaurants in which they operate statewide.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
All 12 Atlantic City casinos hit New Jersey's June 30 deadline to choose technology partners for online casinos.
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