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April 18, 2011
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|April 18, 2011|
|Scoblete thinks tips for dealers are absolutely necessary, not only for their income, but as an acknowledgement for good service. However, he says dealers need to be professionals in order to earn tips.
By Vin NarayananThe Department of Justice indicted the founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker on charges of bank fraud, money laundering, illegal gambling offenses and violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act on Friday. Wynn Resorts and Fertitta Interactive, who recently reached partnerships with PokerStars and Full Tilt respectively, have both pulled out of their agreements.
|Casino City's Vin Narayanan examines the major trouble facing PokerStars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker following Friday's indictment from the Department of Justice.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told Steve Wynn that online poker was "as American as apple pie." If that's the case, April 15, 2011, may be remembered as the day that online poker died.
State Sen. Greg Brower called for federal and state investigations into the political activities of PokerStars.
Full Tilt and PokerStars logos were prevalent at the tournament, and PokerStars.net had several TV advertisements during the broadcast.
Vanessa Selbst won the North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun Main Event while Jason Mercier won the $10,000 Bounty Shootout last week.
A California resident won a $178,456 Fortune Pai Gow Poker Progressive jackpot at Red Hawk Casino last Friday.
|The Gang discusses online poker and online gambling legislation, N.J.'s decision to make pit bosses optional in Atlantic City casinos, who had the best 12 months in poker and close the show with their best bets.
The major British bookmaker will acquire American Wagering, the owner or Nevada's 72 Leroy's sports books and kiosks, for about $18 million.
The "mychoice" guest loyalty program is a cross-marketing agreement with Wynn Resorts that gives guests the opportunity to earn luxury benefits.
Wynn earned $2.95 million in base salary, a bonus of $3.22 million, $6.9 million in nonequity compensation and $1.54 million in all other compensation.
The St. Louis-based company will build the $50 million Lady Luck Nemacolin at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Fayette County.
The Atlantic City Casino will offer all-you-can-eat selections, including made-to-order omelets, carving stations, pasta and desserts.
|Bally Technologies and WMS Industries both reduced their quarterly earnings forecasts, saying casinos are not buying new machines or gaming equipment.
The Reel Life has a simple motto: Don't count your jackpots before they hit. A woman on the Price is Right should have taken heed.
Did You Know?
Kemal Ferri of Peru took home $207,400 after winning the PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour Peru Main Event on Sunday.
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Top-10 things to watch for in the wake of "Black Friday"
- Federal legislation
- State legislation
- Durrrr Challenge?
- Busting the cannibalization myth
- WSOP Main Event attendance
- Less sponsorship money
- What will online poker pros do?
- Shifting alliances
- Fewer poker shows on TV
- Will Party Poker be number one?