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Original Caesars Palace Paintings Up For Auction

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On November 17, 11 paintings previously created for the Poker Room at Caesars Palace will be auctioned off. The 11 paintings by LeRoy Neiman are from the 1980 series The Girls of Caesars Palace and...
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A smoking ban in Asia’s gambling mecca could be bad news for the casinos

A smoking ban in Asia’s gambling mecca could be bad news for the casinos | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Last week, the casinos of Macau, the world's largest center for gambling in terms of revenues, got some bad news: smoking will be banned at all casino tables as of October, a move to protect workers' health. That's a problem for the island's massive casino industry—which generated $45 billion last year, several times that of Las Vegas. Macau depends overwhelmingly on gamblers from the world's...
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Harold's Club 1964 Calendar Featuring Girls Of Fantasy

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Men, Casinos Are Betting The Pretty Employees Will Screw You Out Of Your Money

Men, Casinos Are Betting The Pretty Employees Will Screw You Out Of Your Money | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Speaking of those scantily clad casino waitresses... I would like to draw your attention to a pair of studies done regarding men's reactions to pretty and scantily clad women. In the 2003 study, th...
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Even if a man knows he can’t take the sexy casino waitress up to his room, a guy can — and will — dream. And that just helps the house.

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The effects of scantily clad women on (hetero) male wallets

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Billy Walters and the Story of the Computer Group

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Out of all the things I have ever read, this story does the best job and looking into how a professional betting syndicate works. It also sheds some light on this who ask why guys like Vegas Runner play so much volume. It is a long read, so sit back and enjoy:

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The Biggest Bet Ever: Soros, Paulson and Cooperman Take On Adelson Over The Future Of Gambling In America | Forbes.com

The Biggest Bet Ever: Soros, Paulson and Cooperman Take On Adelson Over The Future Of Gambling In America | Forbes.com | Games People Play | Scoop.it

In November George Soros, John Paulson and Leon Cooperman, three of the most successful hedge fund managers ever, quietly participated in a rights offering and became major shareholders in Caesars Acquisition Co., a spinoff from casino company Caesars Entertainment that has ownership in Caesars’ online gambling assets.

 

Their stakes–previously unreported–are all part of an unprecedented bet on the future of the $60 billion casino business in America, as states from New Jersey to Delaware and Nevada legalize a practice that the Department of Justice said was illegal just two years ago. They were joined by billionaire private equity managers Leon Black, David Bonderman, Marc Rowan and Joshua Harris, whose two respective buyout firms are the biggest shareholders in Caesars Entertainment and doubled down by investing a combined $484 million in Caesars’ online gambling vehicle.

 

Already a roster of billionaires, from brothers Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, who control the Ultimate Fighting Championship, to MGM Resorts' MGM +1.52% biggest shareholder, billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, are betting big on online gambling’s comeback.

 

There’s just one problem with all of this: Sheldon Adelson. The very week that Caesars’ online gambling play started trading on the Nasdaq, Adelson, the nation’s fifth-richest man–and one of the country’s biggest political donors–thanks to his vast casino holdings, unleashed an army of lawyers and lobbyists on Washington and state capitals, telling FORBES he will “spend whatever it takes” to stop online gambling in America.

 

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The biggest bet, the winner would be always the rich

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Owner of Revel Casino in Atlantic City Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Owner of Revel Casino in Atlantic City Files for Bankruptcy Protection | Games People Play | Scoop.it
The move came as the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel was formally put on the auction block.
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Vintage Las Vegas Pussycat A Go Go

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Pussycat a’Go Go, 3255 Las Vegas Blvd S. These are the only pictures I can find of the place that was open 1964-1971. Jim Morrison of The Doors was arrested here Jan. 29, 1968. Location
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American Casino Gaming Industry Outlook to 2015

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Embed this Infographic Get more information on our Guest Service Surveys for the Gaming Industry.
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Scantily Clad Casino Employees: Sex Sells, Right?

Scantily Clad Casino Employees: Sex Sells, Right? | Games People Play | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered why casinos often employ scantily clad waitresses? I'm not making this up as some sort of feminist attack or even a complaint. Many casinos, like the Rio in Vegas, do more th...
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The Ultimate Guide To Blackjack Terms & Hand Signals

The Ultimate Guide To Blackjack Terms & Hand Signals | Games People Play | Scoop.it
If you've always wanted to play Blackjack or Twenty-one and beat the dealer at the most widely played casino banking game in the world, but felt too intimidated or just too darned overwhelmed by wh...
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Gambling tip for playing slots - Culture Addict/History Nerd

Gambling tip for playing slots - Culture Addict/History Nerd | Games People Play | Scoop.it
During our visit to Las Vegas for our wedding we came across this great gambling tip for increasing your chances of winning on the slots.

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