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September 1, 2008

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September 1, 2008

arrowJerry Stickman: Finding an edge on the craps table

Finding an edge on the craps table
Craps players have a wide variety of bets available to them, but Stickman has pinpointed two of the very best bets on the table and explains why the house edge on those bets can be even less than advertised.  read more
 

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Casino of the Wind opening brings live poker back to Mohegan Sun

There's a lot to like about Mohegan Sun's new Casino of the Wind in Connecticut. The decor is striking, there's a magnificent water and air kaleidoscope as well as 650 new slot machines and 28 table games. But the highlight of Friday morning's grand opening was the unveiling of a new state-of-the-art, 42-table poker room.  read more
Casino of the Wind opening brings live poker back to Mohegan Sun
 

CASINO News

CASINO

Bargains galore on Labor Day at Vegas hotels

Room rates in Sin City were down by double-digit percentages for Labor Day weekend, forcing the hand of some hotels to cut rates by as much as 50 percent.  read more

Two dealers arrested for cheating

A blackjack dealer at Club Cal Neva in Reno and a poker dealer at the Grand Sierra Resort were charged with cheating last week in separate incidents.  read more

Zaia opens at Venetian Macao-Resort

The first permanent Cirque du Soleil production to open in Asia celebrated its world premiere last week, coinciding with the first anniversary of its host resort-hotel.  read more

Eastside Cannery Casino enjoys grand opening

The $250-million casino and hotel is the latest addition to the Cannery Casino Resorts and the newest casino in the Boulder Highway gaming area.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

The Reel Life

Nothing weird happened in The Reel Life this week. But we still have plenty of winners (and joy) from the world of online slots to share.  read more

Atlantic City casinos, tracks reach deal

After more than a year of negotiations, the AC casinos have wrapped up an agreement with the horseracing industry to block slot machine-like video lottery terminals at the tracks.  read more

Maryland slot opponents making a push

An organization called Marylanders United to Stop Slots submitted alternative wording for a ballot question for this November and asked that they be allowed to speak at a State Board of Elections meeting.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Hard Rock in Vegas unveils new poker lounge

The new $30-million space features 18 poker tables, including five private, high-limit tables that it hopes will attract the world's top poker players, as well as high-end bachelor parties and other private events.  read more

Irish Poker Festival to be filmed for documentary

Ladbrokespoker.com announced last week that the €250,000 guaranteed Irish Poker Festival taking place in the picturesque city of Killarney, Ireland from Oct. 2-5 will be filmed for a documentary to run on Ireland's TG4 TV station.  read more

Trump Plaza running tournaments on PokerPro tables

Tournaments on the 12 automated poker tables began last week, offering $18,000 worth of free-rolls over nine days. In addition, two Hold'em tournaments will be held every day while Omaha tournaments are scheduled for Thursdays.  read more

APT invites Michael Phleps to Macau

After Olympic swimmer and gold-medal machine Michael Phelps revealed that he was a big poker fan, the Asian Poker Tour invited him to play in an APT event.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Pennsylvania had the most gross racino revenue of any U.S. state in 2007 with $1.063 billion. West Virginia was second with $932 million.
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