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October 24, 2016

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October 24, 2016

arrowJohn Grochowski: Righting a small wrong

Righting a small wrong
Do the odds on video poker change when playing nickels, quarters or dollars? John Grochowski answers a reader whose experience just isn't adding up.  read more

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World Series of Poker Main Event final table profile: Gordon Vayo

Life without poker seems impossible to imagine for 27-year-old Gordon Vayo. Now, with a chance to win the World Series of Poker Main Event, the 10-year poker pro discusses how he got hooked, why he's still bitter about being expelled from high school, and the inherent nerdiness of poker.  read more
World Series of Poker Main Event final table profile: Gordon Vayo


Rivers Casino granted two "Best Of" awards

The Pittsburgh City Paper judged the casino as the first-place winner in two categories of the publication's annual awards.  read more

Kewadin Casinos names new CEO

Michael Olujic brings 15 years of management experience and more than a decade of gaming and tribal financial experience to the position.  read more

Pennsylvania online gambling ruling remains uncertain

Though hearings held by the House Oversight Gaming Committee on 18-19 October were overwhelmingly positive, the fate of HB 2150 in the hands of the Senate isn't clear.  read more

New Jersey voters oppose casino expansion

About 70% of registered voters in the state said no to expanding casinos to the north. Twenty-four percent supported the plan. (Associated Press)  read more

Japan could become international gaming destination

With a long-awaited bill that aims to introduce integrated resorts to the country looming on the horizon, Japan could potentially receive $40 billion a year in revenue and attract 20 million visitors a year by 2020. (CNBC)  read more


Judge: Poker pro Phil Ivey broke gambling rules

A federal judge ruled last week that Ivey and a partner violated the state's gambling regulations when they won $10 million at an Atlantic City Casino. (Associated Press)  read more


The Reel Life: Venomous snakes edition

To lose one venomous snake may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose several looks like recklessly endangering your neighbors.  read more


USFantasy expands daily fantasy platform

Beginning this week, the provider will offer contests for the NFL, NBA and NHL in Nevada.  read more

U.S. Congress takes steps toward legalizing sports gambling

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. announced last week that his congressional committee will review the current laws and put forth new, updated legislation that will include daily fantasy sports. (The Washington Post)  read more


Downtown Grand to host $1K Halloween Party

In addition to the grand prize, guests can enjoy a rooftop party, special drinks and music from DJ ParaDice on Friday night in Las Vegas.  read more

MGM National Harbor to ring in new year with Duran Duran

The iconic British rock band will take to the stage at The Theater in Maryland on 31 December and 1 January. Tickets go on sale 28 October.  read more

Classic rock legend Foreigner to perform at Kansas Star Arena

Over 40 years of rock hits will be brought to Kansas Star Casino on 31 March. Tickets are available now.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Casino revenue in Atlantic City declined by 1.5% in September 2016, compared to the same time a year ago. Slot machines made up $147 million of this revenue, while table games brought in $63.4 million.
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Top 10 facts and numbers from WSOP Main Event final table
  1. Chip leaders have struggled
  2. Heads up domination
  3. Second-leading chip stack shutout
  4. 1st and 9th place chip difference
  5. 1st and 2nd place chip difference
  6. Average final table age
  7. Youngest player record safe
  8. International players
  9. Combined bracelets
  10. Combined cashes
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