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August 27, 2007
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|August 27, 2007|
|I wouldn't say I was expecting magic at the Par-A-Dice casino in East Peoria, but I had to wonder. At 8 p.m. on the Monday night when my wife Marcy and I visited, a name was being drawn for a $500 prize. And who, in the name of the "Deathly Hallows," was the winner? A woman named Mary Potter. I could practically hear the cry of "Accio cash!"
By Howard StutzMGM Mirage's $5.1 billion deal to sell half of its CityCenter development and a nearly 10 percent stake
in the casino operator to Dubai World, a holding company for the Persian Gulf state, is more than just another joint venture. Company Chairman Terry Lanni believes the deal, announced last week, may be the most
significant event in MGM Mirage's history, eclipsing in importance the $6.4 billion buyout of Mirage Resorts in 2000 and the
$7.9 billion purchase of Mandalay Resort Group in 2005.
|Legendary guitarist and 1970's heart-throb Peter Frampton is set to perform live, Oct. 30th, beneath the stars at the Spa
Resort Casino concert pavilion in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Tickets go on sale Tuesday,
South Point has begun a $95 million expansion to meet demand for more convention space and hotel rooms,
owner Michael Gaughan said. The project includes a 25-story, 830-room hotel tower, nearly 10,000 square feet of conference
space, two new restaurants and three bars.
The Indian resort city of Goa is poised to add a floating casinos to its growing list of attractions, according to reports from the New Zealand Herald.
Harrah's unveiled plans last week to build a new sports and entertainment arena off the Strip without taxpayer dollars.
Very Important Person Package ticket holders will be escorted backstage to see the inner sanctum of one of the Strip's funniest shows on Aug. 31.
|In this week's installment, several online slots players walked away from Bodog casino with fistfuls of cash and a
Canadian blackjack regular scored some big money - on a slot machine!
Cyberslotz has added a pirate-themed online slot offering this week to its suite of games. This swashbuckling 25-line
real slot features a one-spin bonus jackpot bounty of 15,000 pounds.
|Pam Brunson, daughter of poker legend Doyle Brunson, will head to her first World Poker Tour final table on Aug. 31 after winning a ladies-only tournament in California. She will face five of poker's finest female players, including Mimi Tran and Kristy Gazes.
PartyPoker.com is giving away a brand new Mini Cooper S Convertible to one lucky player in 'The Grind.' 'The Grind' promotion features $100,000 worth of "Grindrolls" and starts on Aug. 27 and runs until Sept. 9.
Everest Poker announced this week that the online poker room would be hosting a freeroll
poker tournament with a unique prize - a one-year sponsorship of the winning player's chosen U.K. amateur adult football team.
The tournament is open exclusively to players residing in the U.K.
The Poker Player's Alliance (PPA) named John Pappas as its executive director last week. Pappas held the position of vice president of government affairs at the PPA's Washington D.C. office before being promoted.
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