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March 24, 2008
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|March 24, 2008|
|Krigman warns that when it comes to casinos, if the game looks easy, like roulette or La Boule (roulette lite), then it is likely tilted toward the casino with a strong house edge.
By Gary TraskAfter getting a sneak-peek of “21” at its premiere, Casino City finds that despite a plot and conclusion that differ from the book it is based on, the film will appeal to a variety of movie-goers, regardless of whether or not they are gamblers.
|Thanks to the passing of last year's Gambling Act, bookmakers were allowed to open for
business on Good Friday for the first time and the public responded by flooding race tracks and betting shops.
Mardi Gras and Leap Day helped push gross casino revenue to $110.5 million. That represents the second-highest grossing February, easily surpassing last year's record February by almost $1 million.
After announcing a partial smoking ban in February of 2007, the Atlantic City Council will
attempt to outlaw smoking entirely in casinos next week.
As a proposal to build three land-based casinos in Massachusetts was shot down, an annual
survey reported that Bay State gamblers spent $1.1 billion last year at gambling venues in
Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Race track executives propose an amendment that would allow for 10 privately owned casinos --
seven in area race tracks and three more for venues yet to be determined.
A London casino chasing more than £7 million in checks bounced by a high-roller lost an attempt to recover the money from an Abu Dhabi bank.
The 225,000-square-foot, $350-million casino is expected to house as many as 4,000 slot
machines and employ 1,000 people when it opens in 2010.
Gov. Deval Patrick's bill to legalize casino gambling met its demise last week after a
Massachusetts legislative committee voted to recommend lawmakers reject the proposal that
would have led to three land-based casinos.
|A 53-year-old Canadian woman took home the largest slot-machine jackpot won in Canada at
Casino Rama over the weekend after hitting the Megabucks Wide Area Progressive machine for
One lucky JackpotCity.com player celebrated the Easter Holidays in style last weekend after
hitting a six-figure jackpot.
|The 2008 World Series of Poker Europe will be held Sept. 19 to Oct.
1 in London. The inaugural 2007 event saw 18-year-old Annette Obrestad of Norway best a strong field
and win more than $2 million, the largest top-prize ever won by a woman.
Two recently completed studies could have implications for the gaming
industry and legal cases that challenge whether or not poker is a game of skill.
Program will provide legal advice and attorney referrals for members of the Poker Players
Did You Know?
A record $228 million was wagered on basketball last year in March at Nevada casinos and sports books, thanks to the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
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