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December 26, 2016

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December 26, 2016

arrowFrank Scoblete: Confessions of a female craps player

Confessions of a female craps player
Step into the shoes of three women as they share their first-time experiences playing one of the most exciting games available on the casino floor.  read more
 

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Book review: 'The Total Poker Manual'

Eileen Sutton's new book isn't just a fancy coffee table decoration: It's a good jumping-off point for those wanting to learn more about poker.  read more
Book review: 'The Total Poker Manual'
 

POKER News

POKER

World Series of Poker announces 2017 dates

The 48th WSOP will open its doors on 30 May 2017 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  read more

Phil Ivey to pay back $9.6 million, judge rules

Poker pro Phil Ivey must pay back almost $10 million in baccarat winnings after a judge ruled his use of edge-sorting to have broken the rules of New Jersey's Casino Control Act. (The Washington Post)  read more

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas announces Goliath Warm Up event

The first ever Phamous Poker Series Goliath Warm Up, running from 24 March to 3 April, will feature $1 million in guaranteed prize pools across 13 events.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

The Strip to close at 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve

A five-mile stretch of the Strip will be closed for up to 13 hours as revelers ring in the New Year, said the Nevada Department of Transportation. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

Las Vegas goes green

City officials have announced that city facilities, from government buildings to street lights, are now running on renewable energy, making it the largest city in the U.S. to use such resources. (USA Today)  read more

Boyd Gaming acquires Las Vegas Cannery casinos

The addition of both properties expands Boyd Gaming's presence to 12 properties in the Southern Nevada, and 24 properties nationwide.  read more

Free self-parking for Las Vegas locals ends next week

MGM Resorts International announced via e-mail that free self-parking for residents will end at 11:59 p.m. on 28 December, before the New Year's Eve rush. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Tropicana Atlantic City offering skill-based games

The New Jersey casino features nine gaming positions with three triple-unit VGM carousels placed in high-traffic, prominent locations throughout the casino floor.  read more

Pennsylvania Senate eyeing casino issues in 2017

The state's 12 casinos will be summoned to Harrisburg for a meeting on 3 January in order to discuss changes that are to be made to the state's gambling laws. (Associated Press)  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Fireworks at Tropicana Atlantic City

The New Jersey casino will partner with Fireworks by Grucci to ring in the New Year, starting at 9 p.m. on 31 December.  read more

Raiding the Rock Vault coming to Hard Rock Las Vegas

Starting 11 March, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will host the ultimate rock concert experience. Tickets are on sale now.  read more

Riverwind Casino announces '80s spectacular

The Totally '80s New Year's Eve Party at the Oklahoma casino will give guests a chance to win up to $500 for the best themed costume.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The opening of Four Winds Casino South Bend in 2018 could cost Indiana's 11 riverboat casinos and two horse track casinos about $800 million in revenue during its first five years of operation, according to an analysis from Spectrum Gaming Group.
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