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  • Gaming

    What a Millennial Thinks of the World’s First Video Game Gambling Machine

    By Amber Sampson

    GameCo’s skill-based games stand out on the casino floor. But can they appeal to a 26-year-old nongambler? We found out at the 2017 Global Gaming Expo.

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    Game On at the Grand

    By Amber Sampson

    Competitive video gaming finds its home at the hotel-casino through weekly contests.

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    MyVegas Goes Mobile

    By David G. Schwartz

    Chances are you’ve gotten the Facebook notifications: A friend has invited you to play MyVegas, the app that lets you play casino games (for fun, not money) and rack up points that you can convert into real-life rewards.

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    Defining a Dark Allure

    By David G. Schwartz

    The recent revelation that former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor had reportedly embezzled more than $2 million from a charitable foundation to feed her gambling addiction has focused attention on pathological gambling. Experts speculated that video poker was her escape from a series of personal setbacks; she claims that her problem gambling was exacerbated by a brain tumor. Whatever the case, O’Connor lost what seems to outsiders to be a staggering amount of money over years of frequenting casinos nationwide. The question is, How could it have been prevented?

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    A Giant’s Departure

    By David G. Schwartz

    The January 7 announcement that American Gaming Association President Frank Fahrenkopf Jr. will step down from his post in June is an occasion to reflect on just how far the industry has come in the past 17 years.

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    Point of New Returns

    By David G. Schwartz

    When Caesars Entertainment recently rebooted its Total Rewards loyalty program, the idea of the slot club pushed its way into the great American mainstream. Instead of just earning points by gambling or by spending money on nongaming amenities at its hotels, players now can earn points by shopping at retailers across the nation such as Target and Best Buy through the company’s Total Rewards Marketplace. Caesars hopes the program will broaden its active database, even among people who never set foot in casinos.

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    Wagers by the Lake

    Casino MonteLago has been back in business for nearly three months since sitting dormant for 14, and now the only gambling house at Lake Las Vegas is tackling a new game. Coinciding with the start of football season, the casino is opening the Palio Sports Book on Sept. 1.

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    Killer App

    Jet Set Games, a local video game studio, made a splash on the national gaming scene last summer with the release of Highborn, a gaming app available on the iPhone, iPad and Android. Now that they’ve released a new “chapter,” the turn-based strategy game is once again proving to be a hit. The game has been one of the top-selling apps for every platform it has been released on, even reaching the top three on Amazon.

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    You’re a Virtual Winner

    By Sean DeFrank

    Isn’t it strange that no matter how sound your strategy is at the blackjack table, the dealer seems to beat you every time, seemingly hitting 21 whenever necessary? Well, the Palms has found a way for you to keep some of that money in your pocket, while still getting your gaming fix with its new Fantasy Blackjack.

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    WSOP U

    Poker is a game that’s easy to learn, yet difficult to master, which is why poker schools have become a popular way for amateur players to hone their craft. Enter the game’s most prestigious tournament, the World Series of Poker, which is going online with the debut of the World Series of Poker Academy.

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