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October 15, 2007

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October 15, 2007

arrowAlan Krigman: It helps to know what you're doing

It helps to know what you're doing
Not sure what to do when you're dealt a starting hand of two pair in video poker? Krigman breaks down the advantages of holding on to those two pair rather than trying to draw for three of a kind.  read more
 

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The Playboy Club at the Palms is turning heads

After one year, the boutique casino with dealers in bunny costumes and a cover charge has become a hot commodity with gamblers and usually takes in as much money in eight hours as the Palms' main casino does in one day.  read more
The Playboy Club at the Palms is turning heads
 

CASINO News

CASINO

Harrah's closes 600 rooms

Harrah's Las Vegas closed about 600 of its hotel rooms last week when it discovered several remodeling projects took place without the necessary permits.  read more

Venetian Macao customers getting Vegas experience

Las Vegas workers have been stationed in Macau to help train the local workforce at the Venetian.  read more

Constant need to renovate challenges industry

Renovations are more important as gaming companies upgrade older rooms to compete for spend-happy guests.  read more

Hong Kong won't compete with Macau

Says it won't build casinos to challenge neighbor.  read more

PartyGaming will listen to sale offers

PartyGaming is open to approaches from Las Vegas-based casinos regarding a sale, according to a story in Financial Times last week.  read more

Federal agents serve Youbet with a search warrant

Youbet says it is cooperating with authorities and is not the target of the investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office.  read more

MGM's attention turns to Atlantic City's boardwalk

Casino giant announces plans to build a $5-billion complex that would be New Jersey's largest resort.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

The Reel Life

It was a Shakespearean theme last week as players found their treasure with Caesar's Empire and Cleopatra's Gold.  read more

CryptoLogic releases Bonus Pack 12

The new package includes a slot lineup featuring exotic travel, hair-raising adventure and the chance to smash a computer.  read more

Mobile version of Slotland's Treasure Box released

Players of Slotland’s popular Treasure Box can now play the multi-line slot machine on their mobile phones and PDAs.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Dates set for 2008 WSOP

Harrah's announced the 2008 WSOP Main Event will be held from May 30 to July 17 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  read more

Mansion joins Ongame Network

The move gives Mansion members access to 30,000 players at peak times and an increased slate of games in addition to the traditional Mansion Guaranteed Tournament series.  read more

Players are thriving with Bad Beat Jackpot game

The wallets of Texas Hold'em fans at UltimateBet are filling up fast thanks to the addition of a Bad Beat Jackpot game.  read more

Full house for San Manuel poker event

The 1,000 spots in the Annie Duke $100,000 Hold'em Tournament scheduled for Oct. 25 were filled in record time.  read more

Aruba Poker Classic a success

The success of the 2007 Aruba Poker Classic has industry experts feeling good about the state of online poker.  read more

Titan Poker player wins WSOP seat

Titan Poker has awarded Jelte Kruijer with seats to the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Showdown and tens of thousands of dollars in cash.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The first World Series of Poker was held in 1970 at Binion's Horseshoe and featured a total of seven entrants. The 2006 Main Event had a record-high of 8,773 entrants.
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