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January 21, 2008

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IGT continues its video poker domination
Grochowski reviews some of International Game Technology's newest games, including Quick Quads, a dream for players who like the idea of unmatched cards adding up to four of a kind.  read more
 

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The Palazzo makes its long-awaited grand debut in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Sands company spared no expense in unveiling its new $1.9 billion resort that, when combined with The Venetian and the Sands Expo and Convention Center, makes up the world's largest indoor structure.  read more
The Palazzo makes its long-awaited grand debut in Las Vegas
 

CASINO

Macau gaming revenue surges

Popular gaming destination reaches $10.4 billion in revenue in 2007, up 46.6 percent from 2006, according to the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau.  read more

Table games and poker boost Mountaineer revenue

The two new options in West Virginia casinos generated approximately $3 million in revenues in less than a month, according to the MTR Gaming Group.  read more

Las Vegas visitor tally flat in November

The number of people who came to Southern Nevada was flat for the month while room rates dropped nearly four percent, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.  read more

Las Vegas Sands wins Macau ruling

The Macau Intermediate Court has removed an interim injunction that had suspended the company's entitlement to operate a ferry service between Hong Kong and Macau.  read more

Las Vegas hotel-condominium project suffers setback

The owner of the $3 billion Cosmopolitan development confirms that he received a notice of default from Deutsche Bank after payments on a $760 million construction loan came due.  read more

Carnival Cruise to host 'Wild Winners' tournament

The world's largest cruise operator is offering a new casino rewards program for guests, including the 2008 "Wild Winners" Tournament, which is comprised of a series of slot, blackjack and poker tournaments.  read more

Iowa commission to consider more licenses

The state's Racing and Gaming Commission is expected to take another look at additional casino licenses in Iowa at its March meeting.  read more

Governor's budget challenges Massachusetts lawmakers

Gov. Deval Patrick will propose using $124 million of the $300 million that he said could be generated from casino licensing fees to cover a local aid shortfall.  read more

SLOTS

Behind the jackpots

A 92-year-old man who accomplished the near impossible highlights Gayle Mitchell's stories about recent slots winners.  read more

The Reel Life

The Enchanted Garden and the Realm of the Riches saw big winners online this month at Bodog.  read more

POKER

Howard Lederer wins Aussie Millions event

'The Professor' claims the largest single tournament payday of his illustrious career by taking home the $1.25 million prize in the $100K No-Limit Hold ‘em event.  read more

Paddypowerpoker.com releases Irish Open schedule

Europe's largest and longest running poker tournament begins March 19 with the 1,000-player, €3 Million Guaranteed Main Event set for March 20.  read more

PokerTek installs PokerPro tables in Quebec

Three Canadian casinos - Casino de Montreal, Casino du Lac-Leamy and Casino de Charlevoix - celebrated the arrival of a total of 43 PokerPro automated poker tables last week.  read more

National Heads-Up Poker Championship begins Feb. 28

Fourth annual event, which is being taped for a series of broadcasts on NBC and CNBC, comes to Caesars Palace promising to fill the 64 spots in the bracket with big-name poker pros and celebrities.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Phil Hellmuth beat Chris Ferguson to win the inaugural National Heads-Up Poker Championship in 2005.
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Worm's World
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