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July 13, 2015

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July 13, 2015

arrowAl Krigman: Craps is the most philosophical game

Craps is the most philosophical game
In a great column from the archives, Krigman says that gamblers can be downright Aristotelian about their action. When it comes to solid citizens who vie against the house, he says none are more philosophical than craps players.  read more
 

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Prize money doesn't dull the pain at the WSOP Main Event

The 69 players remaining in the World Series of Poker Main Event left the Amazon Room happy Sunday night. The 168 players that busted out of the Main Event Sunday, including former Main Event champion Jim Bechtel (right) discovered there's no such thing as an ideal exit from poker's top tournament.  read more
Prize money doesn't dull the pain at the WSOP Main Event
 

POKER News

POKER

One on one with WSOP TD Jack Eiffel

Jack Effel sat down to discuss the planning process for the World Series of Poker, controversies during this year's events and how he handles player feedback.  read more

Money bubble gets a Hollywood ending at the WSOP Main Event

Day 3 of the WSOP Main Event saw the money bubble burst and three players crack the 1 million chip mark. But it was a Hollywood writer who delivered the best ending.  read more

You get 1 million chips, you get 1 million, everyone gets 1 million

When Day 3 of the WSOP Main Event ended, only three people had more than 1 million in chips. When Day 4 of the WSOP Main Event ended, it felt like Oprah was handing out chips with 73 players holding at least 1 million.  read more

Conoley follows in Baranowski's footsteps

They say don't mess with Texas. At the very least, there's one Dallas-area home poker game you should probably steer clear of.  read more

Main Event sets new Day 1C record, but total participation drops

When the final numbers were tallied, 6,420 players had entered the 2015 WSOP Main Event, a drop of 3.9 percent compared to 2014. The winner will receive $7.68 million.  read more

Varnell continues hot streak to finish Day 2C among chip leaders

Colorado-based poker pro Craig Varnell has made two final tables this month, including a $330,000 win in the WPT500 Aria tournament. Last Thursday, he was near the chip lead on Day 2C of the WSOP Main Event.  read more

Anand leads, Hastings builds big stack at end of Day 2AB

Amar Anand finished Wednesday night's play with 100,000 chips, more than anyone else in the field. Meanwhile, Brian Hastings is in great position to win his third WSOP bracelet of the summer.  read more

San Diego bar owner relishes playing with Ivey, Hellmuth

Marco Rodriguez got his money's worth in the 2015 WSOP Main Event. The 29-year-old had Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Keith Lehr and Melanie Weisner at his Day 1C table.  read more

Comins brings experience playing against father to Main Event

Joe Comins used the skills he gained playing poker against his father nearly 40 years ago to play Day 2AB of the WSOP Main Event.  read more

Ohio woman balances passion for poker with love for her job

Even if Annette Wood had won the 2015 WSOP Main Event, the Akron, Ohio native would have returned to her job helping adults with disabilities.  read more

Flash floods, leaking water in the Rio cause a stir on Day 1B

Shortly before the dinner break on Day 1B of the 2015 WSOP Main Event, water started leaking through the ceiling at the Rio, causing tournament officials to pause the tournament and send players to dinner early.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

IRS wants to change rules

John Grochowski explains the new reporting rules the IRS wants to impose on casinos and players. The CliffsNotes? It's not good for players.  read more

Caesars records $24.9 million in net income in May

Caesars Entertainment Operating, which filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January in Chicago, said in the division had $339.6 million in total revenue during the month, according to the filing with the SEC.  read more

MGM sells Reno properties to Eldorado Resorts

The properties sold are the Circus Circus Reno and half of the Silver Legacy, the other half of which Eldorado already owned.  read more

Greek lottery rules changes cost IGT, Scientific Games millions

The Hellenic Gaming Commission announced regulatory changes just days before 16,500 new video lottery terminals were supposed to launch.  read more

Proposed Macau smoking ban threatens 2016 profits

The ban is almost certain to further cut into Macau's already-declining gaming revenues, raising speculation about the political motivations behind the ban.  read more

Pennsylvania casinos fined $67,500

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines for four casinos for permitting underage gamblers, payment to a prohibited service provider, and the manner in which a casino issued a loyalty card.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

The Reel Life: Stolen nuts edition

Kudos to the Shelby Township Police Department in Michigan for a clever Facebook post to draw attention to a nut heist.  read more

Another jackpot hit at Table Mountain Casino

The latest jackpot paid out $54,839.16 in cold hard cash, this time on the popular Konami China Shores penny machine.  read more

SPORTSBOOK News

SPORTSBOOK

OpenBet signs seven-year contract with Singapore Pools

OpenBet will provide sports betting products and services, replacing Singapore Pools' decade-old sports betting system.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
While total numbers were down a bit, the 2015 WSOP Main Event drew 6,420 players, marking 10 straight years the event has seen at least 6,300 entries.
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