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August 11, 2008

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August 11, 2008

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arrowMark Pilarski: Slow down at video poker

Slow down at video poker
Pilarski explains the proper strategy to use if you want to extend your playing time when trying your hand at video poker. He also breaks down how to play an ace/seven against a nine in blackjack.  read more

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WSOP bracelet winner Grant Hinkle turns pro

Grant Hinkle always dreamed of leaving his 9-to-5 job to become a professional poker player. Now, two months after winning more than $800,000 at the 2008 World Series of Poker with a stunning victory in Event #2, the 27-year-old Kansas native has turned that dream into reality.  read more
WSOP bracelet winner Grant Hinkle turns pro



Caesars addition on track despite losses

Harrah's Entertainment is moving ahead with a $1 billion expansion at Caesars Palace, despite reporting a net loss of $97.6 million in the second quarter.  read more

CityCenter workers caught drinking fired

Three of the 10 workers observed by the Las Vegas Review-Journal drinking at area bars before entering the CityCenter job site have been fired, said the spokesman for the company in charge of the construction.  read more

California groups threaten boycott

Catholic churches and charities say they'll urge California residents to boycott Indian casinos if the tribes don't allow nonprofits to launch a new form of bingo.  read more

No Olympic odds at Vegas sportsbooks

State law prohibits casinos from accepting wagers on the Olympics, a ban that can be traced to Nevada's fight to keep betting on college sports legal.  read more

Treasure Island's new event center nears Sept. opening

The $50-million event center in Minnesota will serve as a convention center with 230 hotel rooms and a 24-lane bowling alley complete with arcade and lounge.  read more

Cheating ring thwarted in North Carolina

An electronic card game dealer and 11 gamblers are suspects in a cheating ring that took $286,000 from Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Indian gaming and police officials reported last week.  read more

Ameristar lays off casino workers

Ameristar Casinos, which operates eight casinos in the Midwest, said last week that it laid off 3% of its casino work force during the second quarter of 2008.  read more

MGM Mirage reports results

MGM Mirage achieved 97% occupancy at its Las Vegas Strip resorts in the second quarter of 2008, while company-wide net revenue declined 2%.  read more



The Reel Life

After revelations that Plinko can be rigged, The Reel Life thinks now is the time to switch to online slots, especially those Microgaming games with huge progressive jackpots.  read more



Doyle Brunson to attend APT event

One of the biggest names in poker will play in the Asian Poker Tour's event in Macau on Aug. 27. He will be joined by his son, Todd Brunson.  read more

Fox Poker Club offering free memberships

The poker club located in London is launching a recruiting drive at the Poker in the Park event in Leicester Square on August 15th and 16th. The club, which expects to open in 2009, is offering a months free membership benefits.  read more

PokerTek installs tables at Horseshoe Casino

The PokerPro automated poker tables are now available at Horseshoe Casino Chicagoland, marking the beginning of a field trial in Indiana.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Colorado has the second most commercial casinos in the U.S. with 45. Nevada has the most with 270.
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