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September 17, 2007

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September 17, 2007

arrowJohn Grochowski: Past results have no effect on future

Past results have no effect on future
For about a lifetime now, I've been telling gamblers that in most games, past results have no effect on future outcomes. (Blackjack is an exception.) The roulette ball has landed on eight black numbers in a row? The chances of the next one being black are still 18 in 38.  read more
 

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18-year-old Norwegian wins WSOP Europe Main Event

Annette Obrestad outlasted the best poker players in the world to capture the inaugural WSOP Euorpe Main Event and become the youngest player to capture a World Series of Poker bracelet.  read more
18-year-old Norwegian wins WSOP Europe Main Event
 

CASINO News

CASINO

Frank: Bet bill stalled

Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., acknowledged last week his bill to overturn the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act has stalled, but said pressure from foreign countries could revive the legislation.  read more

Las Vegas boosting efforts to lure visitors

The people responsible for attracting visitors to Las Vegas will be taking their message directly to foreign consumers in the near future. But with foreign visitation to the United States stagnant, Southern Nevada's infrastructure straining to keep pace with growth, and economic turmoil on the horizon, it will take more than a few translations of "What happens here, stays here" to fill the nearly 40,000 hotel rooms coming to Southern Nevada by 2010.  read more

Dubai World invests in MGM again

Dubai World is entering a second joint venture on the Strip with gaming giant MGM Mirage. The two will be working together to develop 40 acres on the southwest corner of the Strip and Sahara Avenue, the companies announced last week.  read more

Funding added for problem gambling program

The National Center For Responsible Gaming announced last week it had received $7.6 million in additional funding to continue research into problem gambling over the next five years.  read more

U.K. enters new ad age for gambling

The Gambling Act of 2005 went into effect last week, and it's changed everything from which casino operators can advertise in the U.K. to when they can do it.  read more

Atlantic City slumps again

Gaming revenue fell almost 6% in August with competition from neighboring states and a partial-casino smoking ban contributing to the industry's problems, reports the Press of Atlantic City.  read more

Hong Kong Jockey Club horse racing starts at Foxwoods

Foxwoods Resort Casino announced last week that live horse racing action from the Hong Kong Jockey Club is now available for viewing and wagering in its Ultimate Race Book.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Slots survey challenges stereotypes

Most aren't playing for pennies, a Slotland.com survey of online players found. The majority of players said the highest they ever bet was $50 - $100 and they occasionally or almost always like to place a maximum bet.  read more

The Reel Life

In this week's edition, Juliar G. wins big in Deal or No Deal and the slots are still ringing at newbodog.com.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Extreme Poker goes to Australia

Extreme Poker is all about keeping your cool under extreme duress, like when playing a high-stakes game of Texas Hold'em while dangling off the cliffs of North Head, Australia, just 90m above jagged rocks and the Pacific Ocean.  read more

Carbon Poker awards jackpot

Carbon Poker announced this week that it has given away its first Caribbean Stud jackpot. Yvetje won $20,318.75 on a 20-cent bet.  read more

T.J. Cloutier joins PSO

PokerSchoolOnline.com announced this week the arrival of world-renowned T.J. Cloutier as the newest professional poker player to its team as an instructor. Cloutier is a member of the Poker Hall of Fame and the winner of six WSOP bracelets.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
At least five novels by Charles Dickens ('Nicholas Nickleby,' 'The Old Curiosity Shop,' 'Hard Times,' 'Little Dorrit' and 'Martin Chuzzlewit') contain references to gambling.
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