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Casino-goers flock to TV-themed slot machines
Casino-goers flock to TV-themed slot machines

This is how powerful a hold television has on America: Even when people are gambling at a casino, the pull of favorite TV shows is irresistible. Slot machines traditionally have paid off on cherries, oranges, plums and bars, and had names such as Double Diamonds, Red Hot 7s, and Red, White and Blue. They have been joined and, in many instances, surpassed in popularity by slots with TV tie-ins: Deal or No Deal, Jeopardy, The Price Is Right, Miami Vice, I Dream of Jeannie and the all-time champion, Wheel of Fortune. Without a sign of Pat and Vanna, Wheel of Fortune has spun its way into gambling history. "It's the most popular slot machine ever," says Steve Calabro, vice...

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