2011 Super Bowl Breakdown

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has released the unaudited figures for this year’s Super Bowl, and in spite of early reports that the books took a beating, they actually came out slightly ahead. Here’s a quote from the press release: THE GAMING CONTROL BOARD RELEASED FIGURES TODAY SHOWING THAT $87.5 MILLION WAS WAGERED IN NEVADA’S … Read more

Gaming insider talks in Vegas Seven

The latest Green Felt Journal in Vegas Seven is out. In it, I profile long-time Gaming Control Board inspector Patrick Wynn: Many Nevadans have transitioned into new jobs and even careers. Patrick Wynn is one of them. The former Nevada Gaming Control Board deputy chief of investigations, who recently retired after more than 31 years … Read more

Casino cyber security in Vegas Seven

This week in Vegas Seven‘s Green Felt Journal, I take look at an interesting letter Randall Sayre sent last month that, I think, we’d all do well to read: According to the letter from then-Gaming Control Board member Randall Sayre on Dec. 15, the board has investigated “numerous incidents” where databases containing personal and/or financial … Read more

3-card Poker Creator in SF Chronicle

All of you aspiring casino game creators (and those who are interested in how games are created) might want to read this piece in the SF Chronicle: Webb, who splits his time these days between Las Vegas and Darby, England, likens the process of getting casinos to license the game to “pulling teeth,” and notes … Read more

State of the state of gambling

Like me, you’ve probably got town hall fatigue from this grueling election season. But here is a town hall-type meeting you might want to attend: A panel discussion on the ins and outs of the gambling industry will be held October 14, from 10 a.m. to noon, at UNLVs Paradise Campus. Admission is free. Mark … Read more

Unrestricted not so easy

A few months ago I listed the myriad things that you need to disclose when applying for a non-restricted casino license. Apparently Chet and Karla Cox aren’t regular readers, because they applied for a license without getting an attorney, and hit a few roadblocks. From the LV Sun: Although Silver State would handle the filling, … Read more

2007 NV gaming digest posted

For you short attention-span Gaming Abstract junkies out there, Christmas came a little early this year. I’ve completed and posted a convenient 1-pdf breakdown of the 2007 Nevada gaming win. If you don’t want to click through, here are some high points: Total money gambled: Slots: $138.7 billion Tables: $32.3 billion Total: $171 billion Casino … Read more