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Some interesting developments this week in the gambling world:

PartyGaming PLC, best known as the parent company of the popular online poker site, PokerStars.com reached a settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice. In exchange for a non-prosecution agreement, PartyGaming agreed to pay a fine of $105 Million. PartyGaming ceased its US operations in October of 2006, but the company hopes to some day reenter the market. Should the poker be deemed a skill game, or the UIGEA is repealed, this settlement clears the way for the company and its executives to start US operations without fear of prosecution from past actions.


Steve Wynn shared his thoughts on the economy and Vegas’ path to recovery.Wynn argued that Nevada cannot afford to ignore helping the Casinos, since their taxes fund over half of the state’s budget. Wynn also noted he was frustrated with how the US Government “stimulus funds” are being distributed and that more attention needs to be paid to creating new jobs. He suggested government tax credits for job creation, conservation of assets, and responsible debt levels. Check out the article for the complete video interview. Wynn, also did a sit-down interview with Charlie Gibson, which will appear on “60 Minutes” this Sunday.


Communal Slots are coming to the Hard Rock, Biloxi. Joining the latest trend sweeping casinos, the Hard Rock Casino has added multiplayer penny slots games, which customers find more exciting and enjoyable. The Casino also said it intends to install two Slingo carousels, and other communal games in the upcoming months. Check out the Hard Rock, Biloxi website to plan a vacation.



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Posted by Jacob on 04/10 at 07:06 PM
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