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April 28, 2008

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April 28, 2008

arrowJohn Grochowski: Adjusting the house edge in roulette

Adjusting the house edge in roulette
Grochowski explains that every casino game has variations that can be used to raise or lower the house edge. In roulette it's done by varying the number of zeroes on the wheel.  read more
 

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2008 WSOP Poker Player Profiles: Vanessa Rousso

As we inch closer to the start of the 2008 World Series of Poker, Casino City begins a series of poker professional profiles, beginning this week with a look at Vanessa "Lady Maverick" Rousso, a former law student who skipped the courts for the felt and now has her game peaking at just the right time.  read more
2008 WSOP Poker Player Profiles: Vanessa Rousso
 

CASINO News

CASINO

Mobile gambling device arrives at the Venetian

After years of research and regulatory approvals, the Venetian becomes the first Las Vegas casino to offer a hand-held gambling that allows bettors to place wagers while walking around.  read more

Macau freezes gaming license process

Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho announced a freeze on new gaming licenses for casinos in order to rein in breakneck casino growth.  read more

Jamaica approves casino licenses, but with provisions

Prime Minister Bruce Golding says Jamaica will permit the licensing of casinos, but applications will only be considered if certain conditions are met.  read more

Mohegan Sun to rise again with opening of new casino

The Connecticut gaming venue's $740 million expansion dubbed 'Project Horizon' will reach another milestone in August with the opening of Casino of the Wind.  read more

Station Casinos lays off 70 workers

Company spokesman confirms layoffs but would not divulge which departments were affected, saying it was a mix of "corporate management and support staff."  read more

Grand plans for new Las Vegas hotel

The Las Vegas Planning Commission is considering a request for a 61-story, 2,500-room hotel on the northeast corner of Charleston Boulevard and Grand Central Parkway.  read more

Milwaukee casino set for major renovations

An $80 million renovation of the Menominee Tribe's casino complex in Keshena starting this spring will help keep the facility competitive with other tribal venues.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Slots may lead to more revenue, jobs

Pennsylvania's Gaming Control Board's Director of Operations announced last week that current slot machine projects scheduled to be finished in July could result in a 40% increase in revenues and create nearly 3,000 jobs.  read more

The Reel Life

Calvin Ayre's retirement from Bodog has the Reel Life strolling down memory lane and paying homage to its first love.  read more

Pennsylvania casino seeks slot license

The Bushkill Group, owner of the Fernwood Resort, will face a critical moment in its quest for a Class III slots license on Wednesday when the Gaming Control Board holds a local hearing on the group's application.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Full Tilt Poker Pro David Chiu wins first WPT title

Chiu overcame a 5-to-1 chip deficit to defeat Team Full Tilt's Gus Hansen to capture the World Poker Tour Championship on Saturday. The performance earned the four-time WSOP bracelet winner nearly $3.4 million in prize money.  read more

National Heads-Up Poker Championship ratings strong

The first two weeks of NBC's exclusive coverage of the 2008 National Heads-Up Poker Championship have drawn higher overnight ratings than in any of the previous three seasons.  read more

PPA reaches million-member mark

The Poker Players Alliance announced the significant milestone last week as it launched a voter registration program and its political action committee (PAC).  read more

"The Unabomber" to visit California casino

Poker superstar Phil "The Unabomber" Laak will visit the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio this Saturday, May 3rd at 4 p.m. to play in the "Laak 'em in No Limit Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament."  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort canceled its "sell your gold for cash" promotion this past weekend because it couldn't obtain a city license.
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