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June 30, 2014

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June 30, 2014

arrowJohn Grochowski: Shadow hands in video poker

Shadow hands in video poker
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.  read more
 

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$1 million Big One for One Drop draws 42 players

The 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.  read more
$1 million Big One for One Drop draws 42 players
 

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CASINO

Massachusetts voters can decide casino issue

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.  read more

Casino City Gang: Conflict resolution edition

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.  read more

Gaming Commission loses a legendary chairman

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.  read more

MGM plan for north Strip concerts, fairs slated to move ahead

MGM plans to bring concerts, festivals, live music and sporting events to a part of the Strip many tourists don't visit.  read more

Judge gives lawsuit against Boyd Gaming class action status

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.  read more

Atlantic City's Showboat plans to close

Showboat's announcement comes six months after the Atlantic Club shut its doors and a week after the Revel Casino Hotel announced its bankruptcy.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Ivey wins 10th WSOP bracelet, side bet

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.  read more

Hennigan wins Poker Players Championship

Philadelphia native John Hennigan notched his third WSOP bracelet and more than $1.5 million for winning the $50,000 Poker Players Championship.  read more

Haixia Zhang wins ladies Hold'em 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.  read more

Ifrah: No poker market is possible without PokerStars

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."  read more

Peppermill in Reno joins Ultimate Poker website

The brick-and-mortar casino will have a presence on the Ultimate Poker platform along with Station Casinos.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

The Reel Life: Soccer complaints

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.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
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.
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