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December 9, 2013

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December 9, 2013

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arrowJohn Grochowski: The truth about blackjack and slots

The truth about blackjack and slots
John Grochowski explains the true odds for blackjack and slot machines, and why players can still have fun at negative expectation games.  read more

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Top Massachusetts gaming official rebuffs criticism

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby defended the 18-month-old regulatory agency amid concerns that it has moved too slowly and has been too stringent against potential licenses.  read more
Top Massachusetts gaming official rebuffs criticism



Macau revenues reach $40 billion in 2013

With one month left in 2013, Macau's casino industry already has blown away its 2012 record gaming revenue production.  read more

Casino City Gang: Expansion or contraction edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Podheiser discuss Dan's continuing efforts to gamble online in New Jersey, the World Series of Poker changing its World Series of Europe and World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific tournament schedules and Aaron's list of best non-poker card games to bet on.  read more

So sorry, Mr. Poster, your plug's been pulled

Nevada gaming regulators rejected Tim Poster's request for a full-fledged gaming license. Poster's rap sheet includes a relationship with a strip club owner with ties to mob figures, hiding evidence from gaming investigators and illegal sports betting on the Internet.  read more

Hacienda acquisition gets gaming regulators' preliminary OK

The Nevada Gaming Commission will make a final recommendation on the Nevada Restaurant Services' purchase of the hotel-casino on Dec. 19.  read more

Grand Bazaar Shops planned for entrance to Bally's Las Vegas

Juno Property Group Chairman Larry Siegel says his planned Grand Bazaar Shops near the entrance to Bally's will stand out.  read more

Las Vegas Sands announces plans to refinance existing debt

The casino operator said the proposed refinancing would extend the maturity dates for the company's long-term debt and remove certain financial covenants.  read more

Mathews sees bright future for Las Vegas bowling

Red Rock Lanes operations manager Dennis Mathews has helped develop a mobile app for bowlers called Rolltech, which helps players track their performance and scores in real time.  read more



Tweets of the Week: Glasses half full

Poker players were a bit overly optimistic this week, including one delusional Jacksonville Jaguars fan.  read more

Local player wins Pittsburgh's first televised tournament

Larry Pileggi took home $71,782 for his first-place finish in the Pittsburgh Poker Open Winter Series Championship.  read more

Card Player Poker Tour heading to Foxwoods

The 11-tournament series will begin with a $600 no-limit Hold'em event with a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool.  read more



The Reel Life: Short lunch edition

According to an NPR report, most schools today allow students just 15 minutes to eat lunch -- the latest example of the world going completely insane.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said 32,277 online gambling accounts were created in the first two days after sites were opened to the public.
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