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January 10, 2011

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January 10, 2011

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Paying the slot attendant
Scoblete says slot attendants don't know when a certain machine will hit or if a machine is "hot." That doesn't stop them from offering advice, and getting tips in the process.  read more

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Vegas room rates jacked up for electronics show

Room rates in Las Vegas skyrocketed last week due to the International Consumer Electronics Show. The Excalibur (right) was one of many Las Vegas Strip resorts that had very unrecessionlike rates in anticipation for the major electronic show, which some 130,000 conventioneers were expected to attend.  read more
Vegas room rates jacked up for electronics show



Nevada board approves BlackBerry application

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has approved American Wagering's application that lets Nevada residents place sports bets from their BlackBerry smart phones.  read more

Rising fuel prices could slow down gaming recovery

A jump in fuel prices could push airfare rates even higher, which is bad news for Nevada resorts.  read more

Mississippi offering a golf and gamble getaway

One lucky winner will receive two nights' accommodation at the Palace Casino Resort in Biloxi and two rounds at The Preserve Golf Club.  read more



Grandma-to-be wins major jackpot in California

A San Diego County woman won nearly $80,000 at Viejas Casino on the 25-cent Pot o' Gold slot machine.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life always leaves our cell phone in our front pocket. The following incident in Illinois illustrates the main reason why we do so.  read more



The Gang welcomes in the New Year

The usual suspects discuss losing Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke, poker players we're following in 2011, gambling culture in sports and make their NFL playoff picks.  read more

2010 November Nine to reunite at Foxwoods

The 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event final table participants will reunite to play against each other at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Feb. 8.  read more

Swede Viktor Blom is Isildur1

After more than a year of rampant speculation, 20-year-old Swedish pro Viktor Blom admitted he is the mystery high-stakes player Isildur1.  read more

World Series of Poker to halt all-nighters

The one change in the World Series of Poker tournament this year will be the addition of hard stop times for all bracelet events.  read more

PCA kicks off with high-roller event

The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas began last week with the inaugural $100,000 Super High Roller event kicking things off.  read more

PPA optimistic about working with new Congress

The Poker Players Alliance expressed optimism about working with the members of Congress to establish a licensed and regulated U.S. online poker environment.  read more

Oklahoma casino hosts WSOP Circuit event

The Choctaw Casino Resort is hosting the World Series of Poker Circuit’s first stop of 2011, which began on Jan. 6.  read more

Huge bad beat jackpot hit at California casino

Dozens of players at Barona Casino won a share of $100,000 after a player's four twos were bested by four nines.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Eugene Katchalov defeated 37 other players to win the $100,000 Super High Roller event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and take home $1.5 million.
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