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July 11, 2016

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July 11, 2016

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Slots tightened after a flood
Did Tunica's casinos change the long-term paybacks of their slots after the 2011 flood, as a few readers postulate? John Robinson talks slot payback decreases, RNGs and streaks of bad luck.  read more
 

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High Roller for One Drop dramatics upstage first days of Main Event

The 47th annual World Series of Poker Main Event kicked off over the weekend, but was outdone by the fireworks provided by the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop tournament and newly crowned champ Fedor Holz (right).  read more
High Roller for One Drop dramatics upstage first days of Main Event
 

WORLD SERIES OF POKER

WSOP Day 1C: Ivey returns; McKeehen surprises

Monday was, by far, the busiest day of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event and the appearance of two of the game's most enigmatic players -- Phil Ivey and Joe McKeehen -- helped add to the hysteria.  read more

Ex-NFL stars use WSOP to keep competitive juices flowing

Richard Seymour and Antoine Winfield were in the field during Day 1 of the World Series of Poker Main Event on Saturday and talked to Casino City about why they are so drawn to the game.  read more

Fedor Holz collects whopping $4.9 million prize

The 22-year-old poker prodigy won the charity-themed $111,111 High Roller for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em event, sweeping a field of talented players and securing one of the largest prizes of the summer.  read more

Poker pro duo tops first WSOP tag-team event in 34 years

Despite previously poking fun at the event's format, Doug Polk and Ryan Fee won $153,358 and a gold bracelet apiece and stated they'd play this event again.  read more

Brian Rast secures historic win

Collecting over $1 million in the $50K No-Limit Hold'em event, Rast became the second player in history to win the Poker Players Championship twice.  read more

Poker dealer wins 2016 Ladies World Poker Championship

Courtney Kennedy, who says she has been playing poker since age 2, won the $10K No-Limit Hold'em tournament, grabbing $149,108 in her first WSOP cash.  read more

World Poker Tour commentator grabs first career WSOP victory

Tony Dunst played as well as he dressed and won the $1K No-Limit Hold'em tournament, collecting $339,254.  read more

POKER

'Life's a Gamble' is an old-school poker tour

Casino City's Clare Fitzgerald reviews Mike Sexton's new memoir that provides some light summer reading for the poker and golf crowds.  read more

Cherokee Casino hosts poker tournament

The Blast to the Past Poker Tournament runs from Aug. 11 to Aug. 21, with buy-ins ranging from $50 to $350 at the Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs.  read more

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa opens new poker room

Located next to the Fifth Street Deli in Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles, the new addition features 17 tables, new fixtures and a dedicated cashier's window.  read more

SLOTS

The Reel Life: Serious political journalism edition

An Australian political journalist trolls a betting firm during an election broadcast.  read more

IGT completes largest ETG installation in U.S.

The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Pennsylvania installed 150 of IGT's Dynasty Electronic Table Game cabinets, including four live dealing tables.  read more

CASINO

Saratoga Casino holds ribbon cutting ceremony

The casino officially celebrated the opening of its new 117-room hotel and dining establishments.  read more

Supporters prepare for Nebraska gambling ballot campaign

Last Thursday the legalization of casino gambling moved one step closer to being voted on in November, but opponents are prepared to fight back. (Associated Press)  read more

Atlantic City's former Showboat casino reopens as hotel

The casino that went out of business two years ago is coming back as a hotel on Friday, with 852 hotel rooms and suites. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS

Delaware moves to end online fantasy sports

The attorney general has issued cease-and-desist letters to online fantasy sports betting operators, explaining that state law does not allow the activity. (Associated Press)  read more

ENTERTAINMENT

Adam Ferrera to host casino car show

The 11th Annual Blast to the Past Car & Truck Show will start Aug. 20 at Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs and will be hosted by American actor and comedian Ferrera, who will perform later that night.  read more

Flo Rida to bring hip-hop sound to Trump Taj Mahal

Known as the It Man of Hip-Hop, the chart-topping artist will perform live on Sept. 2 at the Mark G. Etess arena in Atlantic City.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Nevada gaming revenue decreased by more than 4% in June, earning only $958 million in revenue compared to the same time last year, when earnings were over $1 billion.
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