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March 10, 2008

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March 10, 2008

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arrowLarry Edell : System 31 can increase your profits at craps

System 31 can increase your profits at craps
Edell explains a popular method used at the craps table that is sold for high prices through mail order and rarely gets refund requests because its good points far outweigh the negatives.  read more

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Everest Poker lands WSOP felt and satellite rights

Everest Poker and Harrah's Entertainment have signed a multi-year agreement that includes felt rights, satellite tournament rights and strategic brand placement at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. With this new agreement, Everest Poker's brand will reach an estimated global audience of 200 million and enable it to provide its largely European player base with more opportunities to play in this year's WSOP.  read more
Everest Poker lands WSOP felt and satellite rights



Wynn-Adelson war of words escalates

Two of the most noteworthy casino bosses in the world - Steve Wynn and Sheldon Adelson - traded barbs in this week's London Sunday Times over their Vegas casino expansions.  read more

Macau casinos begin 2008 strong

The new year began with a record month for gaming revenues in Macau as receipts rose 27 percent over December's figures and climbed to more than $12.5 billion for the first time.  read more

Lawyer suffers $1 million in gambling losses, sues for $20 million

A 37-year-old female lawyer, who often played seven hands of blackjack simultaneously, gambled away nearly $1 million and has lodged a $20 million lawsuit against seven casinos, claiming that they had "a duty of care" to spot her compulsive behavior.  read more

Thai Prime Minister makes plans to relax laws against casinos

Five casinos will be built in Thailand's holiday hotspots to compete with its regional neighbors for tourists' cash.  read more

Trump Shuttle service begins this week

Trump OneSM Card holders who have qualified for Executive or Chairman level will be allowed to ride the Trump One Shuttle between the three Trump Atlantic City casino resorts seven days a week at no charge.  read more

MGM Grand at Foxwoods filling up fast

MGM Grand at Foxwoods had nearly 200 people reserve rooms last week on the first day accommodations were offered. The new Connecticut casino is scheduled to open in mid-May.  read more

Oklahoma collects millions from tribal gaming

State records show that Oklahoma received $70.4 million in 2007 from Indian gambling compacts or exclusivity fees, three times the amount collected in 2006.  read more

Monthly airport traffic decreases in Las Vegas

Traffic at McCarran International Airport fell 2.8 percent in January to about 3.6 million arrivals and departures.  read more

New Jersey tracks get $90 million from casinos

Atlantic City's casinos will spend $90 million underwriting horse-racing purses and supporting horse-breeding programs over the next three years, according to the New Jersey governor's office.  read more

Roulette machines, phone wagers boost Ladbrokes

U.K. bookmaker Ladbrokes posted a 45% jump in profits in 2007, thanks to a growth in telephone bets and revenues from betting-shop roulette machines.  read more



The Reel Life

This week's big news in the world of slots comes from PartyCasino, which announced this week that it has released a brand new 'deep sea' slot game called Shipwreck.  read more

Florida slot tax cut debated

A plan to cut the tax rate on slot machines in order to encourage more gambling in South Florida turned tense at a legislative committee as gambling lobbyists turned on each other.  read more



2008 WSOP pre-registration underway

Harrah's Entertainment has opened pre-registration for the 2008 World Series of Poker. Players can pre-register online at or in person at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas  read more

WPT crowns first female champion

Van Nguyen, wife of poker professional Men "The Master" Nguyen, beat 444 players last week to win more than half the prize pool at the sixth annual World Poker Tour Invitational hosted by the Commerce Casino.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
A 23-year-old Connecticut man was arrested early Saturday morning after he smashed the monitor of a video poker machine with his fist at Mohegan Sun Casino and caused $3,000 in damages.
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Bodog's War
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