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|June 29, 2009|
|Grochowski points out that while skilled card counters with discipline and bankroll can beat the house, the elements of chance make sure there is never any guarantee of winning at any individual session.
By Gary TraskThe decision not to televise the World Series of Poker's prestigious $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship on ESPN this year appears to be the primary reason why the field dropped from nearly 150 players to 95, prompting a call for change by some of the bigger names in the game.
|Greg Raymer wasn't planning on playing in the H.O.R.S.E. World Championship until he picked up $29,000 in 45 minutes at the Bellagio poker room the night before.
Jerry Buss made a spirited run in the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship at the World Series of Poker and loved every minute of it.
Brandon Cantu took out Lee Watkinson heads-up in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo event in one of the most riveting final tables of the year.
Jeffrey Lisandro joined an elite group of players Wednesday night by becoming just the fifth player to win three bracelets in a single World Series of Poker. His latest victory came in the $2,500 Razz event and gives the 43-year-old poker pro four WSOP bracelets overall and 31 career cashes.
Starting July 13th, tournaments will run twice-a-day and feature a $200/$25 buy-in Sunday to Friday and $300/$30 on Saturday.
|The gaming company sent a filing to the SEC that said "there is no longer substantial doubt (about the company's) ability to continue."
Gary Loveman says the company going private is the right move and he is not concerned about its large debt load.
MGM Mirage's multi-billion-dollar project was on the verge of bankruptcy in March and required hundreds of consultants plus cool heads to pull through.
More unemployment and credit problems are predicted for the remainder of the year but some improvement in the economy is predicted for 2010.
The state could generate an extra $165 million in gaming revenues if it allows table games, according to a casino analyst.
Casino revenues in the state were up $6 million from April to May, but down $8.6 million compared to last May.
Hard Rock International signed an agreement with EuroVegas Hungary to open a hotel/casino in Hungary.
|The Reel Life learned two important lessons this week. First, if you leave the country, be sure to tell someone. And second, skipping Bible study once in awhile can pay off.
The Twin River Casino filed for Chapter 11 but might remain open for 24-hour, 7-day-a-week gambling.
Did You Know?
This is the first time in the 40-year-history of the WSOP that four players have won at least two gold bracelets within a single year (Greg “FBT” Mueller, Jeffrey Lisandro, Phil Ivey, and Brock Parker).
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