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September 8, 2014

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September 8, 2014

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Slot players vs. table game players
Gaming guru Frank Scoblete explains the difference between slot players and table game players, notably that slot players are more patient and are willing to put in their time in hopes of a big score.  read more

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Outdoor Strip shopping site to debut in December

The Grand Bazaar Shops, an outdoor shopping destination filled with 110 stores, four full-service restaurants and 20 grab-and-go culinary concepts, will open in front of Bally's in late December. The tenant roster includes familiar names such as Swarovski and Alex and Ani alongside newer ones like Del Sol, which sells T-shirts and accessories that change color in the sun.  read more
Outdoor Strip shopping site to debut in December



Memories last, but Showboat name is gone

Caesars closed Showboat last week in an effort to consolidate its Atlantic City gaming revenue. The property opened to much fanfare 27 years ago, but closed amidst a tumbling Atlantic City economy.  read more

Macau gaming revenue falls for third straight month

The last time Macau saw three straight monthly gaming revenue declines was five years ago. But despite the 6.1-percent drop in August, the Macau gaming market is up 8.1 percent for the year overall.  read more

Casino City Gang: Targeted marketing edition

Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Podheiser discuss several recent events that took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open and the reopening of the former Sahara (now the SLS) in Las Vegas.  read more

SLS, and visionary behind it, get warm Strip welcome

Sam Nazarian, the man behind the Strip's first major hotel-casino unveiling in four years, quickly learned he had support from the competition for the $415 million renovation of the Rat Pack-era Sahara.  read more

Developer buying Railroad Pass from MGM

Railroad Pass, the state's oldest continuously operated casino, is being acquired by Henderson-based commercial real estate developer Joe DeSimone.  read more

Golden Gaming buys four Irish pub-themed sites

The Las Vegas-based company plans to reopen the four taverns under the Sean Patrick's brand Oct. 1, after a month-long remodeling.  read more

Searchlight Casino operator to surrender license

This marks the fourth time since 2009 that Verlie May Doing, 90, has been told bookkeeping and accounting records for the Searchlight Nugget were not in compliance with state gaming laws.  read more

Delano Las Vegas: Where South Beach meets Mojave Desert

MGM completed the summer-long $80 million renovation of The Hotel, an 1,100-room nongaming property on the south Strip.  read more

Bingo player takes home more than $90,000 at Casino Arizona

Chandler resident Charlene Vance became the latest jackpot winner trying her luck at the property's O-75 in 20 numbers or less.  read more



Fresh start for PokerStars may revitalize N.J.

PokerStars' planned entrance into New Jersey's online gaming market in October may be the fuel needed to kick-start the state's stagnant activity into overdrive.  read more



The Reel Life: Young and in love edition

In Florida, Brendan Remel was recently dumped by his ex-girlfriend, and she wouldn't return his 50 phone calls. So he decided to impersonate a police officer and call her employer.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
PokerStars and Full Tilt control 54 percent of the global online gaming traffic outside of the United States.
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