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Weekly recap Sept-29-2012Business

Vince Martin, as always brings his best when he’s talking about the Macau casinos, this week he looks at the Legal Drama surrounding Wynn Resorts. http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/25/casino/the-legal-drama-surrounding-wynn-resorts/

Mike O’Donnell explores the growth and potential of social gaming.  http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/25/business/social-gaming-to-reflect-real-money-gambling/

Rebecca Liggero is off to Las Vegas to cover the G2E conference and she gives us an update on her social calendar while she’s at the event. The Hoff, David Hasselhoff will be making an appearance.   http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/28/conferences/beckys-bender-hoff-to-emcee-global-gaming-expo-party/

Bodog is looking to fill two senior roles in their Asian operation and if you know someone who fits the bill, they’ll give you $10,000 for a successful referral. http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/26/business/bodog-hiring-two-senior-level-bpo-positions-10k-successful-referrals/

Speaking of Bodog, I was invited to their quarterly management wrap up party. It was a blast, beautiful women, top-shelf booze and midget boxing kept everyone entertained.  http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/29/lifestyle/bodog-reincarnation-party-review/

Poker

The Reid/Kyl poker bill text is floating around the net and as it stands, the Poker Players Alliance isn’t happy with what they see. http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/23/poker/ppa-boss-not-happy-with-the-reidkyl-poker-bill-text/

Jamie Hinks gives us a summary of the final two parts of the Howard Lederer files.  http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/24/poker/the-lederer-files-part-six-the-summary/ and http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/24/poker/the-lederer-files-part-seven-summary/

Never one to hold his tongue, fan favourite Daniel Negraenu tells the world what he thought about the Lederer Files.  http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/24/poker/daniel-negreanu-reacts-to-howard-lederer-interview-defends-john-juanda-and-phil-ivey/

Good news for French Full Tilt Poker players who’ve had their money tied up in the failed poker site. French poker regulator ARJEL has agreed on a process that will allow the French FTP players to get their money back.  http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/27/poker/arjel-agrees-to-let-fulltilt-fr-players-withdraw-through-pokerstars/

Casino

The Mohegan Sun is cutting 300 employees http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/28/business/mohegan-sun-drops-300-employees-replaces-ceo-indian-tribe-earns-north-of-billions-in-the-past-3-years/ but they are still pushing forward with their Massachusetts casino plans.

http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/30/casino/mohegan-sun-pushing-forward-with-massachusetts-casino-plans/

Prince Harry is a bane to the Royal Families public relations people but his naked carryin’ on has been a boon for Las Vegas tourism. http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/29/entertainment/prince-harrys-partying-ways-helps-las-vegas/

Sports

The replacement refs are gone from the NFL but they left a hell of a mark on the game while they were there. Their blown call on the final play of last Monday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks shifted hundreds of millions of dollars. Thankfully that embarrassment forced the leagues hand in making a deal.  http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/25/sports/oddsmaker-estimate-up-to-one-billion-dollars-shifted-after-mnf-call/

Vince takes a break from the financial writing and writes a piece on horror and the glory of the NFL replacement refs. http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/26/sports/horror-and-glory-of-replacement-referees/

On episode 4 of Off the Board, I talked with Fairway Jay from QuadJacks.com http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/27/podcast/off-the-board-episode-4-fairway-jay-bill-beatty-video/

In a Viewpoint segment, Rasmus Sojmark of Oddslife and Michael Wilson of Bodugi discuss different social betting strategies.

Part 1 – http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/20/business/social-betting-viewpoint-real-money-vs-credit-part-1-bl-video/

Part 2 –  http://calvinayre.com/2012/09/28/business/social-betting-viewpoint-real-money-vs-credit-part-2-bl-video/

 

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