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November 10, 2008

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November 10, 2008

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Questions about practicing dice control
Scoblete explains why it is important to make the most of your dice control practice sessions and how to know if you are actually rolling a high enough "seven to rolls ratio" to give you the the all-important edge you need at the table.  read more

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Peter Eastgate locks up 2008 WSOP Main Event crown

After four hours of heads-up play, the 22-year-old from Denmark finally put away Russia's Ivan Demidov in the wee hours of Tuesday morning to take home the coveted world championship bracelet. In the process, Eastgate became the youngest player to win the WSOP Main Event and also earned a cool $9.1 million.  read more
Peter Eastgate locks up 2008 WSOP Main Event crown



WSOP final table heads-up notebook

Erick Lindgren was officially awarded his 2008 Player of the Year award on Monday night in front of another capacity crowd, moments before the most famous announcer in the world kicked off the heads-up festivities.  read more

A recap of Sunday's Main Event final table action

The November Nine played down to the final two Sunday as Russian Ivan Demidov and Denmark's Peter Eastgate outlasted the field at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  read more

Spirited fan bases flood the Main Event final table

The much-anticipated Main Event final table attracted a sell-out crowd Sunday at the Penn & Teller Theater in the Rio, creating an atmosphere unlike anything the World Series of Poker has ever seen before.  read more

WSOP final table Sunday notebook

The final table action on Sunday lasted more than 13 hours and provided us with plenty of quotes, notes, celebrity sightings and nasty reactions to the media.  read more

Asian Pacific Poker Tour to head to Manila

The APPT Manila poker festival runs through Nov. 16 and will feature a Main Event that will serve as the grand finale to the inaugural Filipino Poker Tour.  read more



Las Vegas Sands warns it might default on loans

Shares of the company fell by more than 25 percent after the casino operator told its investors it was in danger of defaulting on some of its loans and may be heading towards bankruptcy.  read more

Gaming tax revenue drops in Atlantic City

Public hearings will be held to discuss how to allocate revenue in wake of the city's gaming slump.  read more

Wynn Macau wins two Mobil Five-Star awards

Becomes the only hotel in Macau to be recognized with the honor and joins an exclusive group of only 69 Mobil Five-Star properties in the world.  read more

Riviera cuts spending and delays renovations

The Las Vegas Strip property cut nearly all capital expenditures for next year and suspended room renovations to help the company weather the economic crisis.  read more

Ohio voters defeat casino proposal

The proposed bill would have built a casino in Clinton County and brought 10,000 new jobs and $211 million a year to the state.  read more

Casinos market to gays, lesbians

Harrah's and MGM plan to continue marketing to gay and lesbian travelers, who spend $64.5 billion a year.  read more



Maryland voters approve slots referendum

The measure enjoyed overwhelming support regardless of demographics and will allow 15,000 slot machines to be installed across the state.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life knows $7 can go a long way, both at the slots and in the buffet line.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
When the big blind hit the one-million mark during heads-up play Monday night, it marked the highest the blinds had ever risen in a WSOP Main Event final table.
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