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November 1, 2016

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November 1, 2016

arrowJerry Stickman: The 6 and 8 versus the 7

The 6 and 8 versus the 7
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.  read more
 

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Respect and admiration among November Niners benefits all

Unlike 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)  read more
Respect and admiration among November Niners benefits all
 

POKER

Bluff goes bad for Ruzicka at WSOP final table

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.  read more

WSOP November Nine Day 2 recap

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.  read more

Nguyen storms to Day 1 Main Event chip lead

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.  read more

WSOP November Nine Day 1 recap

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.  read more

CASINO

Palazzo player wins $1.5 million

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.  read more

Player takes home largest prize in Rivers Casino history

Pennsylvania native Amber C. won the $400,000 grand prize during the Queen of Hearts promotion.  read more

MGM Resorts ready to throw $10 billion into Japanese casino

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)  read more

NY gambling regulators prepared to vote on table game rules

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)  read more

SLOTS

The Reel Life: Christmas tree costume edition

A man in Portland, Maine, was arrested for obstructing traffic while dressed as an evergreen tree.  read more

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS

MGM CEO pursues Las Vegas NBA team

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)  read more

FanDuel, DraftKings merger nears finish line

Two of the largest daily fantasy sports companies are coming closer to joining forces with DraftKings co-founder Jason Robins as CEO. (Bloomberg)  read more

ENTERTAINMENT

Grand Funk Railroad returns to Tropicana

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.  read more

Frankie Ballard to headline at SLS Las Vegas

The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas will host the chart-topping country singer on 2 December. Tickets are on sale now.  read more

Comedian Steve Wright returns to The Orleans

From 25-26 November, the comedian, actor and producer will bring his trademark brand of humor to The Orleans Showroom in Las Vegas.  read more

Did You Know
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.
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Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
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