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Dice Roll: Gaming Industry

It seems there’s no shortage of conflicting outlooks in the casino space. According to one Wedbush analyst, boom times are over for gambling destinations like Las Vegas with casinos likely to feel the impact of the recession for years to come.

Sounds bleak. But wait. Not everybody sees it that way.

In fact shares of Las Vegas Sands soared 25% this week after the firm said its Vegas business had exceeded forecasts.

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What’s going on in gaming?

For insights we turned to someone who’s in the thick of it, World Series of Poker commissioner Jeffrey Pollack. He told us the WSP tournament just had its best year ever and those results are “a reflection of the growing appetite for poker.”

Sounds optimistic. What else does he have to say about the space? Find out. Watch the video now!


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