Stay informed with the
NEW Casino City Times newsletter!
July 9, 2012
Latest From Our Strategy Experts
|July 9, 2012|
|To get the best blackjack rules and best video poker pay tables, John Grochowski takes his play away from the Strip, to places where the locals play.
By Vin NarayananThe total field of 6,598 is slightly smaller than last year's Main Event field 6,865, and the fifth-largest overall. This year's champion will win $8,527,982. The top 666 players will win money in this year's tournament. Doyle Brusnon (pictured) made a surprise appearance in the field Monday. The two-time Main Event champion had previously announced he wouldn't play in this year's tournament.
|Stephan Patz won't win the World Series of Poker Main Event. Neither will Greg Raymer, Tom Dwan and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier. But after playing in Day 1B of the Main Event on Sunday, Patz will have a great story to tell.
On Saturday at the Rio, Roberto Luongo took on the poker world, playing in the World Series of Poker's $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold'em Main Event.
There is next to no buzz at the World Series of Poker about the ongoing Department of Justice investigation of Full Tilt Poker.
Antonio Esfandiari wasn't planning on playing the $1 million Big One for One Drop at the World Series of Poker, but changed his mind a few days before the tournament began. Last week, he won the title and $18.3 million.
When the $1 million tournament at the World Series of Poker began, poker pros were expected to easily outclass the billionaire businessmen who entered the field. But that never happened. And good risk management might be the reason why.
Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss Antonio Esfandiari's victory in the Big One for One Drop, what playing in a smaller event at the WSOP is like, the arrest of Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar and make their best bets.
|The Matsu island chain of Taiwan approved the government's plans to build a casino by a 57 percent to 43 percent margin. The vote is expected to attract the interest of America’s largest casino companies, all of which are seeking lucrative gaming opportunities throughout Asia.
A 3.8-pound sandwich is now available at Pickles Deli at Bally's Atlantic City. Challengers get 30 minutes to finish off The Monstrosity with Mustard; those who are successful gain entry into the Pickles Wall-of-Fame and receive a sandwich of their choosing from the Pickles menu every day until Labor Day 2012.
The decline to $1.365 billion was attributable to a higher-than-expected win rate and lower traffic due to the Euro Cup 2012 soccer tournament.
The all-new building adds 100 additional new slot machines for a total of 625, a pit area with 12 table games and a brand new poker room.
The casino floor is now larger than five football fields combined and features more than 5,000 slot machines, 110 table games and 50 poker tables.
Tax revenue produced from slot machines during the 12-month period ending June 30, 2012 was up 4.76 percent compared to the previous year.
|The Reel Life always wanted to undergo hypnosis. But after seeing what happened to some people in Canada, we will stick to emulating a particular winner at Slotastic.
Did You Know?
Nick Schulman won his second WSOP bracelet on Saturday, taking down the $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball No-Limit championship. Schulman's first WSOP title came in the same event in 2009.
The more paylines a slot machine has the more chances a player has to win. If you're looking for a slot machine with 100 chances to win, head to Globet Casino and give Amazon Wild a spin.> More Amazon Wild Details
Casino City fans wanted
Please join us on Facebook by becoming a Casino City fan! It’s a great way to meet fellow gamblers and learn more about what’s going on in gambling and at Casino City. In addition, we'll be developing and rolling out some neat Facebook applications in the coming months. > Become a fan
Top-10 observations from Day 1A of the WSOP Main Event
- Understated Hellmuth
- Pasalic's leopard suit
- Fabio Luongo
- Roberto Luongo
- Field size
- Main Event not the only show
- Comfort on the rail
- Temperature control
- Romano keeps trying
- Fans ignore Heinz