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February 11, 2008

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February 11, 2008

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arrowFrank Scoblete: Dice control works, but don't get cocky

Dice control works, but don't get cocky
A happy reader reports that Scoblete's Golden Touch method led the way to a big payday on the craps table at a Connecticut casino, but the author warns him that he shouldn't get too overconfident because even proven systems will endure losing streaks at some point in time.  read more

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California vote has slot giants grinning

Nevada's largest slot manufacturers are ready to fire up the assembly lines after Golden State voters approved a gambling expansion that could add up to 17,000 machines at four Indian casinos, including the Sycuan Casino in San Diego (right).  read more
California vote has slot giants grinning



Monte Carlo to reopen this week

MGM Mirage says that the hotel damaged by fire last month is expected to open its doors on Friday, just in time for the Presidents' Day weekend.  read more

MGM Mirage handed keys to Bellagio art gallery

Art dealer PaceWildenstein is exiting Las Vegas after six years with a controversial partnership between the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston at the top of its legacy.  read more

Costs chip away at earnings for Las Vegas Sands

After opening a $1.9-billion Strip resort and developing more than $17 billion worth of hotel-casinos across the globe, the Las Vegas Sands saw its net income fall 65 percent compared to a year ago.  read more

MGM Grand at Foxwoods to open this spring

A May 17 grand opening date has been set for the $700 million expansion that will add a casino, a 26-story hotel, a 4,000-seat theater as well as dining and shopping to the popular Connecticut gambling spot.  read more

Moulin Rouge to get facelift

An investment firm with more than $4 billion in assets will take on one of the most vexing casino projects in Las Vegas, a revival of the long-defunct Moulin Rouge.  read more

U.K. casinos given the go ahead

Sixteen casinos have received a green light, six months after Prime Minister Gordon Brown signaled a retreat from plans to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to Britain.  read more

MGM Grand Detroit wins award

Detroit's first downtown hotel, gaming and entertainment destination was awarded the "Development of the Year 2007" by the 2008 Americas Lodging Investment Summit.  read more

New Jersey governor gets caught between tracks, casinos

Racetrack owners say they need video-lottery terminals, but Governor Jon Corzine doesn't want to legalize the games outside Atlantic City because they might hurt casinos' business.  read more

Detroit Mayor testifies against casinos

Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will sit before the House Natural Resources Committee this week to oppose a bill that would allow Indian casinos in Romulus and Port Huron.  read more



Proposed slot machine restrictions could hurt tribes at Oklahoma casinos

Indian gaming experts say the vast majority of the existing Class II machines would become illegal in 2013 if a proposed federal regulation is passed.  read more

The Reel Life

In this week's edition, a Jackpotjoy player makes a £454,765 deal and Club World Casinos offer five new games.  read more



India Poker Tour to kickoff this fall

With the success of Indian players in last year's Asian Poker Classic, the India Poker Tour has been launched, with the first of four tournaments to take place in September.  read more

PokerTek receives temporary license in Indiana

The industry pioneer in automated poker tables has announced that the Indiana Gaming Commission has issued a temporary supplier license and has approved the PokerPro System for all 11 Riverboat Casinos in Indiana.  read more

Waterloo a hotbed for poker prodigies

Eighteen-year-old Mike 'Timex' McDonald's $1.4 million victory at the European Poker Tour German Open last week marked the fourth time in two years a Waterloo, Ontario player has raked in more than half a million dollars in an international poker tournament.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The NY Giants' upset win over the New England Patriots cost Nevada sports books a total of $2,573,103, marking just the second time since 1995 that the public won money on Super Bowl Sunday.
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