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Deal Me In: Courtesy hold while the lady powders her nose
Pilarski looks at how protocol over holding on to a particular slot machine during a bathroom break has evolved since the days of putting a coin cup over the machine's handle.  read more

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MGM Resorts plans zip lines for south Strip

If you think the walk from Luxor to Excalibur on the Las Vegas Strip is too far, MGM Resorts has something fun planned for you. The giant casino company has plans to connect the two casinos via zip lines. Talk about rapid transit.  read more
MGM Resorts plans zip lines for south Strip



Casino City Gang: Gambling fantasies edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss the messy situation in Maryland surrounding a winning lottery ticket, the satellites running for the $1 million World Series of Poker event and gambling fantasies.  read more

Inside Gaming: Privacy key in creating online gaming policy

As Nevada's Gaming Policy Committee wrestles with what Nevada's online gaming policy and regulations should be, privacy will be one of the key topics of discussion.  read more

Caesars sells part of interactive gaming subsidiary

Its partner in two Ohio casinos bought a piece of Caesars Interactive Entertainment for $60.8 million.  read more

New Jersey Senate committee passes online gambling legislation

A senate committee in New Jersey voted last week to allow Atlantic City casinos to offer online gambling services to New Jersey residents.  read more

Macau gaming revenues hit $3.12 billion in March

First-quarter gaming revenues increased 27 percent over 2011.  read more

Smith: Macau's reputation doesn't seem to bother Nevada

John L. Smith wonders how long it will take for the shady side of Macau to haunt Las Vegas-based casino operators.  read more

Meadows Racetrack & Casino announces summer events series

The Meadows lineup for its Summer Outdoor Events Series for 2012 features the voices of all-time great rock and roll bands.  read more

Las Vegas Sands names global operations executive

Chris Cahill will oversee the property operations of resorts in Las Vegas, Macau, Singapore and Pennsylvania.  read more

Ratings assignment marks sign of Sahara rebirth

Prospects for the old Sahara being turned into SLS Las Vegas are looking good after Moody's assigned a rating to a debt float.  read more

Riviera Holdings reports $15.9 million net loss for 2011

The owner of the Riviera reported a net loss of $15.9 million last year, a modest increase from the $13 million loss in 2010.  read more



"Grease" hits the casino floor at Fantasy Springs

"Grease" has jumped from stage and screen to the casino floor at Fantasy Springs, where it's now a popular video slot.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life remembers learning to drive. It was probably more stressful for our parents than it was for us. But of course, we didn't learn to drive with a baby in the car.  read more



Cantor Gaming to operate Palms' poker room

The new poker room will have eight tables and be integrated into the look of the new sports book, which Cantor Gaming also operates.  read more

Win your seat into the WSOP's $1 million buy-in event

More than 15 locations around the country plan to offer satellites into a June 30 mega satellite for the $1 million seat.  read more

Charity event set to kick off 2012 Derby Weekend

Denny Crum & Robert Williamson III's Derby Poker Championship, co-hosted by Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson, will raise money for Blessings in a Backpack.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Nevada taxes gross gaming revenue at a rate of 6.75 percent.
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