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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

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Comps: meals and deals
Gaming guru Frank Scoblete describes his favorite casino comps, from a free buffet to match play coupons. Scoblete loves the buffet, but he notes it can do more harm (to his waistline) than good.  read more
 

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Duhamel off to fast start as WSOP Main Event kicks off

The World Series of Poker has been good to Jonathan Duhamel. In 2010, Duhamel won more than $8.9 million in the Main Event (pictured right). Last week, he won his second WSOP bracelet and $3.9 million in the High Roller for One Drop. And on Sunday, Duhamel got off to a quick start on Day 1A of the Main Event and ended the day with 82,700 in chips.  read more
Duhamel off to fast start as WSOP Main Event kicks off
 

POKER

Podheiser: 2015 WSOP Main Event kicks off with lackluster atmosphere

The Main Event of the World Series of Poker is the most heralded poker tournament of the year. But as the 2015 Main Event kicked off with Day 1A on Sunday afternoon, the atmosphere was, well, lackluster.  read more

Jonathan Duhamel wins One Drop

The 2010 WSOP Main Event champion navigated his way through the $111,111 buy-in tournament to win his second bracelet and $3,989,985.  read more

Mike Gorodinsky wins WSOP Poker Player's Championship

The San Diego-based poker pro took home $1,270,086 and the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy after beating 83 other top players in the prestigious $50,000 buy-in WSOP event.  read more

Jacquelyn Scott wins WSOP Ladies Championship

The 66-year-old Florida woman won $153,876 and her first bracelet after navigating her way through the 795-person field.  read more

CASINO

Chinese government eases Macau visitation rules

The change, made in response to the gaming market's free fall over the past 13 months, allows mainland residents to visit Macau twice a month rather than twice in 60 days.  read more

Caesars Entertainment names new CEO

Mark Frissora will take over the position held by Gary Loveman for the last 12 years. Loveman will stay on as chairman and will oversee the company's bankruptcy restructuring.  read more

Licensing now open for ride-hailing companies in Nevada

Companies such as Uber and Lyft may now apply for licenses, but they can't offer rides until operational regulations are drafted and implemented.  read more

At SLS Las Vegas, things may get worse before they get better

At the end of its first year of operation, the casino is cut off from Strip walk-in traffic and is rapidly losing money.  read more

Boyd Gaming announces $45 million expansion at Delta Downs

The company will use the money to add a hotel tower and other amenities to its western Louisiana racetrack casino.  read more

Nevada Taxicab Authority to implement tax increase

Cab companies will begin paying a 3 percent excise tax in August, some of which will fund state road improvements.  read more

Z Capital raises offer for Affinity Gaming

The casino operator has twice rejected acquisition offers from Z Capital, which already controls 40.5 percent of Affinity.  read more

Caesars' operating division sees profit of $53 million for May

The company said its operating division's total revenue for the month was $327.8 million, including $239.1 million in casino revenue.  read more

SLOTS

The Reel Life: Pizza farm edition

When you hear the term "pizza farm," you probably think what the Reel Life thought: A gigantic, glorious field where pizzas sprout and eventually turn into 16-inch pies. Unfortunately, that's not the case.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
A proposed bill that would regulate online gaming in Pennsylvania calls for a 54 percent tax rate on operators in the state.
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Top 10 storylines to follow in the 2015 WSOP Main Event
  1. Age of champion
  2. First woman to reach the final table
  3. Past champs reaching the final table
  4. International flavor
  5. The deep celebrity run
  6. Another Newhouse run
  7. Three bracelets in a year
  8. Bardah cash
  9. Pros complaining about payout structure
  10. Field size
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