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6 August 2007
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|6 August 2007|
|Practice may not make perfect in video poker, but it can spring some surprises on you. I got a surprise of my own recently as I was practicing my strategy on Not So Ugly Deuces Wild. NSUDW pays back at a 99.7 percent rate with expert play.
By Howard StutzFour weeks before opening the $2.4 billion Venetian Macau, Las Vegas Sands executives said the resort was ready to be unveiled. The massive 3,000-room resort, the first facility to open on the Cotai Strip, opens Aug. 28 with a 550,000-square-foot casino, 1.2 million square feet of meeting space and 1 million square feet of retail with 350 stores. "On the day we open, in the 5,000-year history of Asia, it will be a historic event," Las Vegas Sands President Bill Weidner said. "This is by far, the biggest building and the biggest hotel in Asia."
|Las Vegas Sands announced last week it would open the $1.6 billion Palazzo on Dec. 20. The 3,068-room resort, under construction next to The Venetian, will open its gaming area, hotel and restaurants, the company said during its second-quarter earnings conference call Wednesday.
MGM Grand announced last week that it will open its $800 million hotel and entertainment destination on October 2, featuring 400 chic and stylish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 corner suites.
Art lovers and VIP guests turned out in droves when Bernard Ruiz-Picasso brought works of the famed Pablo Picasso to the Bellagio Fine Art Gallery.
AOL is ready to roll the dice on online gambling. A few months after YAHOO UK & Ireland entered the real money online poker market, AOL UK has announced that it will follow suit, offering real-money sports betting in conjunction with UK Internet bookmaker JAXX. The service is scheduled to begin later this month.
|Pong, the game that turned pinball wizards into video-game junkies in the '70s, is poised to make a comeback in casinos. This time, it could help turn the video-game generation on to slot machines.
WinAJackpot.com, the first progressive network to combine online and landbased jackpots via Playtech and its subsidiary Videobet, recently paid out a jackpot prize of more than $4.8 million. Late last month, Heinrich S. hit Beach Life's progressive jackpot of $4,801,527 by making a $10 bet while playing at African Palace Casino.
|It's pretty hard to take down over $11K in a $.50/$1 Limit Hold'em hand, especially when your cards end up in the muck. But that's almost exactly what Casino City's Aaron Todd did when he recently jumped onto one of Absolute Poker's Bad Beat Jackpot tables.
Anthony "Tuff Fish" Sandstrom received approval last week from the California Secretary of State's Office to circulate a petition that would create a state-run online poker room that would work in conjunction with the state's lottery system.
They come for the breasts. At least that's what Neverwinpoker.com co-owner Bryan Micon, the self-proclaimed King of all Degenerates, claims about the thousands of registered forum members at his oft controversial Web site. Pokernews.com, a gambling media outlet owned by professional poker player Tony Guoga (better known as Tong G), recently purchased Neverwinpoker.com for an undisclosed amount of money.
Harrah's will launch the fourth season of its popular World Series of Poker Circuit with an expanded schedule of 12 tournament stops. Players who win the $5,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'Em Circuit championship at any host property will receive a seat in the 2008 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas.
Did You Know?
The principality of Monaco does not allow its citizens to gamble in its casinos.
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