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December 10, 2007

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December 10, 2007

arrowAl Krigman: Do 10s follow 10s in blackjack?

Do 10s follow 10s in blackjack?
Krigman discusses whether or not to give credence to the popular theory among blackjack players that if a 10-value appears, the next card is more apt to be another 10.  read more
 

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Poker legend David 'Chip' Reese dies at age 56

The poker community reflects on the sudden passing of the man known as one of the best cash-game players. Reese, a Poker Hall of Famer who won three World Series of Poker bracelets during his storied career and earned nearly $3 million in live tournament winnings, is said to be 'part of WSOP lore forever.'  read more
Poker legend David 'Chip' Reese dies at age 56
 

CASINO News

CASINO

Mass. casino hearing scheduled for Dec. 18

Gaming executives are expected to converge on the Statehouse when a legislative committee will discuss Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal to license three casinos.  read more

New River City Casino deal reached

Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment agrees to terms with St. Louis County to develop a new casino slated for a 2009 opening.  read more

FAA gives preliminary blessing for Crown Resort tower

At 1,064 feet, the proposed $5 billion project on the Las Vegas strip would be the tallest hotel building in the United States.  read more

Atlantic City casino expected to open in 2010

Revel Entertainment Group plans to develop a $2 billion resort that will feature hotel towers soaring more than 700 feet above the Boardwalk.  read more

Does lead make gaming chips hazardous to your health?

Phoenix TV station's news report has some casino dealers worried, but proof that they're handling toxic materials is still unknown.  read more

Exec: More than just gambling at Sands BethWorks

Las Vegas Sands' executive says $800 million casino complex in Pennsylvania will feature a 304-room hotel, 200,000 square feet of retail space and a 50,000-square-foot multi-purpose event center.  read more

'Automatic Win' option added to blackjack tables

Casinos across the country begin to offer players a chance to keep their original bet and be paid half of its value if they hold a two-card 20 and the dealer is showing a face-up 10.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Pittsburgh slot casino to break ground

Nearly one full year after the license for a $450 million riverfront development was awarded, construction of the city's only slot machine casino begins this week.  read more

Record jackpot at Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Pennsylvania resident Donald Schutz claims $147,200 prize from a nickel progressive slot machine.  read more

'Guaranteed Play' slot machine fails to gain momentum

Gamblers remain skeptical of machine that extends play time by promising a minimum number of spins for the initial bet.  read more

The Reel Life

In this week's edition, Rosa D captures the first Full House Bingo progressive jackpot and Lillian T picks up some treasure.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Las Vegas Hilton to host charity poker event

Inaugural Celebrity Poker Tournament on Dec. 11 will bring together country music and rodeo stars to benefit leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.  read more

UltimateBet.com offers chance for lessons from Hellmuth, Duke

Players participating in the site's online poker championship will get a free lesson from renowned professionals Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke if they can knock either one of them out of the tournament.  read more

Coachella Valley Poker Championship returns

Spotlight 29 casino in California will host the tournament that features a guaranteed prize pool of $150,000.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, the gaming industry has invested nearly $1.4 billion for reconstruction work on the Mississippi and Louisiana coasts.
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