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January 12, 2009

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January 12, 2009

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arrowFrank Scoblete: Should I listen to constructive criticism?

Should I listen to constructive criticism?
Scoblete clarifies the dilemma of a devoted reader who is continually told placing the 6 and 8 on the come out is a bad betting strategy at the craps table, even though the system wins him money on a consistent basis whenever he utilizes it.  read more

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Canadian wins sixth PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Poorya Naziri, a 22-year-old biochemistry graduate, began 2009 with a bang by besting a field of 1,347 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event in the Bahamas to win $3 million. Naziri won his seat on PokerStars in a $33 triple turbo rebuy tournament, investing only $700 to win his trip to the Caribbean and a seat in the PCA 'Festival of Poker' main event.  read more
Canadian wins sixth PokerStars Caribbean Adventure



Lanni leaves on his terms

The longtime MGM Mirage CEO didn't stop to accept accolades or bouquets as he quietly exited the industry without much more than a few exit interviews.  read more

Gambling executive gets post on Federal Reserve

Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith is the first casino company representative to sit on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's board of directors.  read more

MGM Mirage cancels CityCenter condo project

The Harmon Hotel & Spa, originally planned as a 49-story building with some 200 condominiums atop 400 hotel rooms, will no longer include condominiums and open as a 400-room hotel.  read more

Permits sought to build the world's largest hotel in Vegas

A holding company that includes the AFI Group wants to build 6,745-room hotel, casino and retail complex on Harmon Avenue.  read more

Murren making his mark on MGM Mirage

MGM Mirage's new CEO has already sold Treasure Island to help finance a portion of the $9.1 billion CityCenter development.  read more

Milwaukee Brewers name casino as a presenting sponsor

The Potawatomi Bingo Casino will have various advertisements posted around Miller Park as a result of the deal.  read more

Taiwan approves gambling enclaves

Taiwan's parliament has voted to legalize gambling in its outlying islands in an effort to boost the economy and attract tourists.  read more



Slot machine bill filed in Kentucky

House Speaker Greg Stumbo wants the bill to expand gambling at racetracks by allowing video lottery terminals.  read more

Baltimore wants $36 million in rent for slots casino

The city expects developers interested in operating its slots only casino to pay at least $36 million a year in rent.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life enjoys listening to Alanis Morissette from time to time. That being said, we'd prefer not to suffer the same fate as one Connecticut man, whose lottery win is a little too "Ironic" for our taste.  read more



Tom "durrrr" Dwan issues $1-million challenge

The online poker phenom has issued a brash heads-up challenge "to the world" where he will put up $1.5 million to his opponent's $500,000.  read more

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier wins High Roller event

The PokerStars pro took home $433,500 for his first-place finish at the $25,000 High Roller event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.  read more

Ulliott off to strong start in 2009

Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott notched his first poker victory of the year by winning a €33,000 side event at the Irish Poker Championship.  read more

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