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November 1, 2016
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|November 1, 2016|
|Craps expert Jerry Stickman educates a reader on rolling 7s and why you should bet on that rather than, say, the more common 6 and 8.
By Gary TraskUnlike the coverage we saw on ESPN leading up the World Series of Poker Main Event final table, this year's November Nine are enjoying each other's company at the table and keeping the pace of play brisk as they battle for the game's most prestigious prize. (Photo by Jayne Furman)
|In the most explosive hand of Day 2 of the World Series of Poker November Nine, Vojtech Ruzicka saw his dreams of becoming the first player from the Czech Republic to win the Main Event go up in smoke in dramatic fashion.
After snagging more than half of the chips in play, Qui Nguyen leads Gordon Vayo and Cliff Josephy entering Tuesday, when the new Main Event champ will be crowned.
Qui Nguyen wasn't given much of a chance to prevail at the Main Event final table. But that changed rather quickly on Sunday night when the Las Vegas gambler was the surprise of Day 1 action.
As the completion of the first day of the final table saw the number of players go from nine to five, Qui Nguyen stole the show.
|One lucky player hit the jackpot with playing Aristocrat's Game of Thrones slot at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, taking home $1,508,354.
Pennsylvania native Amber C. won the $400,000 grand prize during the Queen of Hearts promotion.
As Japan inches ever-closer toward legalizing gambling, MGM Resorts International CEO James Murren said the company would set up an integrated resort in Tokyo, Yokohama or Osaka. (Reuters)
Regulators in New York state are close to approving regulations for table games at four new casinos, one of the last steps necessary before the properties can open. (Associated Press)
|A man in Portland, Maine, was arrested for obstructing traffic while dressed as an evergreen tree.
|MGM Resorts International CEO, Jim Murren, has stated he is actively searching for an NBA franchise to play at the T-Mobile Arena. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Two of the largest daily fantasy sports companies are coming closer to joining forces with DraftKings co-founder Jason Robins as CEO. (Bloomberg)
|The high-energy group will play live in the Tropicana Atlantic City Showroom on 4 March, bringing hits that still receive airplay on classic rock radio. Tickets on sale beginning 4 November.
The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas will host the chart-topping country singer on 2 December. Tickets are on sale now.
From 25-26 November, the comedian, actor and producer will bring his trademark brand of humor to The Orleans Showroom in Las Vegas.
Did You Know?
Lottery sales in China are up by 6.6% in the January to September period, totaling $42.74 billion, compared to the same period last year.
The Elvira, Mistress of the Dark slot machine from Aristocrat puts a new spin on the iconic horror hostess and celebrates her 35 years as a cultural icon of everything spooky. To find out more and to check out the sights and sounds of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, watch our video review.> More Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Details
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