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June 30, 2014
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|June 30, 2014|
|Gaming guru John Grochowski explains that after the initial deal in video poker, the remaining 47 cards are continuously shuffled. The "shadow hand" programming, he says, was abandoned 25 years ago.
By Aaron ToddThe World Series of Poker's Big One for One Drop drew thirty professional poker players and 12 wealthy amateurs, which is six fewer total players than the first event in 2012. First prize in this year's tournament is $15.3 million. Phil Ivey (right) was among the early chip leaders after Day 1.
|The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled unanimously to allow a ballot proposal on whether to legalize casino gaming in the state. If voters reject casino gaming, it would overturn a 2011 decision by state lawmakers allowing for casino development.
The Gang is joined by Chris, who played in the WSOP's $1,500 Dealer's Choice event and witnessed the latest Brandon Cantu imbroglio. They'll also discuss a battle over tribal casinos in California and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's ruling that will allow a vote on a casino referendum this fall.
Peter Bernhard is resigning after 13 years as chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission. The next chairman will be challenged to match the theme-park thrill ride of Bernhard's tenure.
MGM plans to bring concerts, festivals, live music and sporting events to a part of the Strip many tourists don't visit.
A lawsuit that accuses Boyd Gaming of failing to pay overtime wages may proceed as a national class action, a federal judge in Las Vegas has ruled. Lawyers estimate the case has 15,000 to 25,000 potential class members.
Showboat's announcement comes six months after the Atlantic Club shut its doors and a week after the Revel Casino Hotel announced its bankruptcy.
|Ivey's victory in the $1,500 Eight-Game Mix event netted him $167,332 in prize money and nearly $200,000 on a side bet he made in partnership with Daniel Negreanu.
Philadelphia native John Hennigan notched his third WSOP bracelet and more than $1.5 million for winning the $50,000 Poker Players Championship.
The Los Gatos, Calif., native took home $153,470 for winning the Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship at the World Series of Poker.
Gaming lawyer Jeff Ifrah believes the absence of PokerStars has stagnated growth in the U.S. iGaming market, telling the Wall Street Journal, "You can't create a market without PokerStars, period."
The brick-and-mortar casino will have a presence on the Ultimate Poker platform along with Station Casinos.
|In Amherst, Mass., police received a call from a woman after her neighbor complained that she was interfering with his NASCAR viewing because of her enthusiasm for the World Cup. 'Murica.
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The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement says Amaya Gaming has begun submitting documents required for a determination on whether PokerStars can be licensed in New Jersey.
Mad Scientist is a five-reel, 20-payline slot set in Dr. Walter Prescott's laboratory, where he has discovered a formula to convert objects into gold.> More Mad Scientist Details
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Top-10 Big One for One Drop numbers of note
- $4.6 million raised for One Drop
- $15.3 million for first place
- $1.3 million for eighth place
- 31 players survived Day 1
- 1 woman entered
- 5 German players
- 23 new players
- 1 level played by David Einhorn
- 12 amateurs
- 42 players