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Atlantis Reno CEO Comes out
Against Online Gaming
In an interview for, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa CEO John Farahi says he is "1,000 percent" behind Las Vegas Sands' CEO Sheldon Adelson's call for a Federal ban on online gaming, including poker.

“Morally and for the health of our society, having gaming in people’s homes is not good,” Farahi said to Jon Ralston in an article posted Tuesday afternoon to

Adelson has for some time now been the biggest name in talks against seeing online poker or online gaming receive Federal approval. Farahi, CEO of Monarch Casinos and Resort Inc. -- an entity that owns both the Atlantis in Reno and Monarch Black Hawk Casino in Colorado -- publicly joined Aldeosn's side of that debate Tuesday.

Just down the street from the Atlantis, the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno entered earlier this month into a partnership agreement with Ultimate Poker, one of three legal online poker gaming sites in Nevada.


Card Player Poker Tour
at Atlantis Reno in March

The Fourth Annual Atlantis All-In Poker Series, part of the 2014 Card Player Poker Tour, takes place now through March 30 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno.

Tournaments starting as low as $50, up to the $1,100 Main Event, are scheduled during the series. The Main Event is a $125,000 guarantee with Day 1 entries on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29, with Day 2 and the final scheduled for Sunday, March 30.

Rooms go for $49.99 weeknights, and $89.99 weekends for poker players using the room code MPOKR14.

Check here for the full schedule.

Send us your
2014 poker schedules

We are building out the 2014 Major Tournament schedule for the Reno and Lake Tahoe area, so be sure to send us your event schedules as soon as you have them available. If there's no full schedule yet, make sure we have the event dates so that can be placed on the year-long calendar.

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