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November 9, 2015

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November 9, 2015

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Caught using someone else's free slot play
Even if a friend tells you it's OK to use their free slot play, they should know that if you get caught, the free slot play is likely to disappear — especially when it amounts to $1,000 three times a week.  read more

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WSOP Main Event to play down to a winner tonight on ESPN

Joe McKeehen, Neil Blumenfield and Josh Beckley are all guaranteed a multimillion-dollar payday, with the winner set to pocket $7.68 million in prize money and their first WSOP gold bracelet. ESPN will carry all of Tuesday's final table action on a 30-minute delay at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT.  read more
WSOP Main Event to play down to a winner tonight on ESPN



McKeehen plays the bad guy at WSOP final table

While the other November Niners play nice for their fans and the camera, Joe McKeehen is here for one reason and one reason only: to take everybody's chips.  read more

Cannuli suffers tough-luck early departure at WSOP final table

Two hands into Day 2 of the 2015 November Nine, Tom Cannuli was unceremoniously ousted from the World Series of Poker Main Event final table when his aces were cracked by Max Steinberg's pocket 10s.  read more

November Nine Notebook: The story behind 'Joey Ice Cube'

Chip leader Joe McKeehen's biggest (and loudest) fan has started a now infamous chant at the Rio that is ringing in the ears of those surrounding him. Don't expect it to go away any time soon.  read more

WSOP notebook: Slow play and snappy dressers

While the glacial pace annoyed spectators, there were still plenty of interesting stories to find at the WSOP Main Event at the Rio this weekend.  read more

November Nine Profile: Pierre Neuville

Following a near-death experience, the Belgium native left a flourishing career as a toy company executive to chase his dream of playing poker for a living. His seventh-place finish at the World Series of Poker Main Event netted him $1.2 million on Sunday night.  read more

McKeehen eliminates three players from WSOP on Sunday night

Joe McKeehen padded his chip lead even further Sunday night, as the Pennsylvania-based poker pro knocked out the first three players from the November Nine.  read more



Fontainebleau owners agree to cover eyesore

According to a deal unanimously approved by commissioners at a public meeting last week, the Fontainebleau will get an "exterior aesthetic upgrade" on the west side, which faces Las Vegas Boulevard.  read more

East Fremont development helps downtown casinos boom

Downtown gaming revenue has increased for eight consecutive months, including September's 9% jump.  read more

Political watchdog group wants Sheldon Adelson investigated

The Washington, D.C.-based Campaign for Accountability wants Congress and the Federal Election Commission to investigate ties between Adelson and reputed Chinese organized crime figures.  read more

Las Vegas taxi industry launches its own ride-hailing app

Curb, a free app, has been introduced as a competitor to Uber and Lyft, which recently began accepting rides in Southern Nevada.  read more

Station Casinos looking to sell Strip land parcel for $40 million

The land fronts Las Vegas Boulevard, south of the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa and along Cactus Avenue.  read more

Las Vegas continues to wait for NHL team

A decision on an expansion franchise will not be made until the league's executive committee meets on Dec. 7 and 8.  read more

Allegiant Air to offer new flights out of Las Vegas

The Las Vegas-based airline began flights out of McCarran International Airport to and from Oklahoma City and St. Louis.  read more

Starwood to remake hotel tower as W Las Vegas

The hotel company will take over one of three hotel towers at the SLS and convert it into the W Las Vegas, which will open by September 2016.  read more

Las Vegas City Council again fails to rule on Dotty's license

Critics have labeled Dotty's, which serves food and drinks but makes most of its revenue from slot machines, as a slot parlor operator.  read more



Sands China must defend case in Nevada

The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that a Clark County judge will continue to preside over a wrongful termination case filed five years ago against Sands China.  read more

Station Casinos has strong quarter, won't discuss IPO

At the outset of the company's third-quarter conference call, Station Casinos CFO Marc Falone said any discussions surrounding the company's planned $100 million initial public offering were off the table.  read more

Board OK's Eldorado's purchase of MGM's Reno casinos

The Nevada Gaming Commission will rule on the sale of the Circus Circus and the remaining half of the Silver Legacy on Nov. 19.  read more

Nevada Gold's purchase of Club Fortune passes first step

The Nevada Gaming Control Board granted Nevada Gold a preliminary approval to purchase the Henderson casino.  read more

Macau gaming revenue dips for the 17th straight month

The market's gaming revenue is now down 35.5% for the year through October.  read more

Caesars will no longer manage three Ohio casinos

Rock Gaming will operate the Horseshoe Casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati, as well as ThistleDown Racino in North Randall.  read more

Column: Mesquite casino rolls the dice with employee ownership

The privately owned company with 550 employees converted the casino-resort's retirement account into an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.  read more

Nazarian gets temporary OK to sell stake in SLS Las Vegas

The Nevada Gaming Control Board gave Sam Nazarian temporary approval to sell his 10% stake to Stockbridge Capital Partners.  read more

Caesars' bankrupt division makes $29.4 million in September

Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in January, said its net revenue for September was $328.5 million.  read more



Aristocrat releases Batman Rogues Gallery

The two-level single-site progressive jackpot game features characters like Batman, the Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, the Riddler, Mr. Freeze and King Tut.  read more

The Reel Life: Illicit turtle meat edition

Three men were recently arrested in Minnesota after they were found with nearly 3,000 pounds of illegal turtle meat.  read more



Sports bettor says he won $2.5 million on Royals

"Vegas Dave" Oancea claims to have started placing futures bets on the Kansas City Royals, who won the World Series on Sunday night, during the first week of the season.  read more

Dan's DFS picks for NFL Week 9

Derek Carr delivered for Dan this week, but his choice of high-priced studs (Rob Gronkowski and Odell Beckham Jr.) were a bit underwhelming.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The $7.68 million first-place prize for this year's WSOP Main Event champion is the smallest winner's share since 2005, when Greg Raymer won $5 million. However, this year is the first time since 2009 that every player who made the final table won $1 million, and the first time the top 1,000 players finished in the money.
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