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June 15, 2015

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June 15, 2015

arrowFrank Scoblete: A (not) better way to bet the Pass Line

A (not) better way to bet the Pass Line
Gaming guru Frank Scoblete demonstrates why one reader's suggestion to favor the Pass Line instead of taking maximum odds once the point is established will cost the player dearly.  read more
 

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Phil Hellmuth adds to WSOP bracelet record

Hellmuth won the $10,000 buy-in Razz Championship last week at the Rio, giving him his 14th career World Series of Poker bracelet and $271,105. Hellmuth defeated San Diego native Mike Gorodinsky in a heads-up duel that lasted a little more than two hours. (Photo courtesy of WSOP.com.)  read more
Phil Hellmuth adds to WSOP bracelet record
 

CASINO News

CASINO

Reports could spell trouble for Sheldon Adelson

A request has been filed to unseal the confidential Vickers Reports, which some believe may reveal links between Las Vegas Sands and high-ranking members of Chinese organized crime syndicates.  read more

Boyd Gaming optimistic about Las Vegas locals market

Company CEO Keith Smith says the area's economy is improving, citing growth in gaming and nongaming revenue in the past quarter.  read more

Nevada Transportation Authority wants Uber, Lyft by July 1

The Authority has deemed the lack of ride-hailing companies in the state an "emergency" and will ask Gov. Sandoval to draft regulations that could get companies like Uber and Lyft on the roads by July 1.  read more

Stutz: Despite the rumor, an MGM-Wynn merger is off-base

CNBC host and financial gossipmonger Jim Cramer told his "Mad Money" audience there was "speculation" that Wynn Resorts "might merge" with MGM Resorts International.  read more

Herbst family has plans to revitalize Searchlight Nugget

JETT Gaming, the Herbst family's company, received regulatory approval to take over the Searchlight Nugget, which they plan to expand.  read more

MGM CEO: 'Not my expectation' to build again in Las Vegas

Jim Murren says the company's plans are to focus on improving its existing properties on the Strip, and opening new casinos in other parts of the world, like its planned $2.9 billion resort in Macau.  read more

Penn National names top execs for Las Vegas properties

Former M Resort president Anthony Marnell III will take on a strategic consulting role at M Resort and the Tropicana. Penn National named Bob Sheldon the new president of M Resort.  read more

Circus Circus has 'significant and iconic role'

The family orientation of Circus Circus has made it a popular destination for Hispanic gamblers, something MGM hopes to build on in the next few years as the northern part of the Strip recovers.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Daniel Alaei wins fifth WSOP bracelet

The 30-year-old, Los Angeles-based poker pro topped a world-class field of 157 players to win the $10,000 Omaha High-Low 8 or Better Championship and $391,097.  read more

Buckley takes down WSOP Millionaire Maker event

Adrian Buckley, an engineer from Colorado, defeated Javier Zarco of Madrid after approximately 3½ hours of heads-up play and took home $1,277,193 in his first career WSOP cash.  read more

Ex-pitcher aims to baffle WSOP foes

Former professional baseball player Wade Townsend became a successful online poker player while nursing an arm injury 10 years ago, and hasn't looked back.  read more

Bernard Lee gives two radio show listeners WSOP entries

Two amateur poker players will compete in the $777 buy-in WSOP bracelet event thanks to Lee and the One Step Closer Foundation.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Aristocrat strives to move up slot ranks

CEO Jamie Odell is proud of Aristocrat's ascent to the top of the rankings for game placements at tribal-owned casinos, as well as its progress in interactive gaming.  read more

The Reel Life: Black market lemonade edition

A Texas police officer shut down two little girls' lemonade stand, citing a health code violation. What is this world coming to?  read more

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Online poker revenue in Delaware has increased for three straight months since launching the Multi-State Poker Network with Nevada.
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