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arrowJohn G. Brokopp: Smart slot play is essential

Smart slot play is essential
Brokopp says knowing how to take advantage of a winning slot session and how to properly manage money during hot and cold streaks is what separates true recreational slot players from the amateurs.  read more

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William Hill predicts fast sports betting growth in Nevada

William Hill has spent more than $53 million in less than a month to purchase three sports wagering companies in Nevada. The British-based bookmaker expects licensing by Nevada regulators to be completed in 2012 and doesn't expect any regulatory issues regarding the company's Gibraltar gaming license.  read more
William Hill predicts fast sports betting growth in Nevada



AGA optimistic with increasing casino revenues

American Gaming Association President and CEO Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr. says there's "reason to be optimistic about the future of gaming."  read more

Penn National to take control of M Resort

Penn National Gaming has been given preliminary approval by the Nevada Gaming Control Board to take over the M Resort.  read more

Activists in Vegas want ban on casino smoking

Anti-smoking activists and casino workers will gather for three days of strategy sessions and workshops this week in Las Vegas.  read more

Midwestern, Southern casinos close due to flooding

Rising Mississippi River flood waters have shuttered casino operations in several Southern and Midwestern states this week.  read more

Some casinos still open in Mississippi despite flooding

All 11 casinos on the Gulf Coast as well as the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw are open but other casinos around the state are closed.  read more

Gaming revenues top $2.6 billion in Macau

Casinos in the Chinese gaming enclave collected $2.6 billion in April from gamblers, a 44.6 percent increase compared to April 2010.  read more

Jay Mohr to host NHL Awards in Las Vegas

Comedian Jay Mohr will return to Las Vegas in June to host the 2011 NHL Awards at the Palms Casino Resort.  read more



IGT moves to acquire Internet gaming company

IGT has offered $115 million to acquire Entraction Holding, a Swedish technology company that operates one of the world's largest online poker networks.  read more

The Reel Life

Americans celebrated the death of Osama Bin Laden this week. One man didn't go to Times Square or the White House to do his celebrating. A flag, a firearm and an ATV were all he needed.  read more



Casino City Gang -- Quasi live poker edition

Vin Narayanan and Dan Igo discuss the Florida poker scene with Big Dave Lemmon, Vin's trip to Las Vegas, the World Series of Poker's decision to expand to almost live coverage and make their best bets.  read more

ESPN to offer 'live' coverage of WSOP

ESPN will air more than 34 additional hours of coverage for this year's World Series of Poker, including unedited hole cards on a 30-minute delay.  read more

Land-based casinos focus on federal online poker legislation

The casino industry is still seeking federal legislation that would allow Vegas companies to operate in a regulated environment.  read more

American poker players struggling after 'Black Friday'

Legions of American poker players are trying to figure what to do next after April 15's indictments against PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.  read more

Grospellier wins EPT Madrid High-Roller event

Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier topped a field of 58 to win the €25,000 High Roller event at the European Poker Tour Grand Final in Madrid.  read more

New poker league releases roster for first season

Federated Sports and Gaming has announced today the criteria for membership in its new professional poker league as well as its roster of 218 players.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
According to the American Gaming Association's 2011 "State of the States" report, Americans lost $34.6 billion in commercial casinos in 2010, almost $60 billion less than they spent on cable television.
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Dubya Money!
After nearly 10 years, the United States finally got their man when they killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. To celebrate this achievement, head to 7 Sultans Casino and play "Dubya Money!", a slot machine based on the president who vowed to capture Bin Laden "dead or alive."

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