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May 12, 2008

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May 12, 2008

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Craps table etiquette
Stickman explains that while the game of craps can be exciting, it can also be intimidating. In order to save you some icy stares, the dice control expert offers some craps table etiquette that will keep the game moving smoothly.  read more

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Veteran poker pro Tom McEvoy still living a dream in Las Vegas

In anticipation of the 2008 World Series of Poker, Casino City continues its series of interviews with poker professionals and visits with PokerStars pro Tom McEvoy, who this July will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of his 1983 victory in the Main Event -- a historic win that came less than five years after he was unceremoniously fired from his job as an accountant.  read more
Veteran poker pro Tom McEvoy still living a dream in Las Vegas



Nevada governor considers higher room taxes

Gov. Jim Gibbons says he may support a deal that would result in higher room taxes rather than increased casino taxes, but only if Nevadans backed the idea in an advisory ballot question.  read more

Car shopper wins convertible at Hollywood Casino

A Louisiana man was on his way home from car shopping when he decided to stop at the Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis and play the 'Ticket to Drive' nickel machine. Twenty dollars later he was the new owner of a red Ford Mustang convertible.  read more

MGM Grand Macau underperforming

MGM Mirage reported that its first-quarter earnings at its Macau venue were sagging and it needed to increase its marketing in mainland China.  read more

Carson City casino opens

Bodines, the new 30,000-square-foot casino that features 250 slot and video poker machines, a restaurant, sports book, two bars and more than 100 employees, opened its doors last week at the corner of South Carson Street and Old Clear Creek Road.  read more

Isle of Capri casino reopens

Isle of Capri Casinos reopened its property in Natchez, Mississippi on Monday following a two-week closure due to Mississippi River flooding.  read more

Construction of new Atlantic City casino delayed

Groundbreaking for Pinnacle Entertainment's $1.5-billion Atlantic City megaresort will start no earlier than 2010, according to Pinnacle chairman Dan Lee.  read more

Tropicana bankruptcy won't affect Atlantic City casino

The Tropicana Casino and Resort said last week that the bankruptcy filing by its former owner will not affect its operations or jeopardize the sale of the property.  read more

24-hour gambling headed for Rhode Island

General Assembly overrides governor's veto to allow gambling all day (and night) on weekends and holidays at Twin River in Lincoln and Newport Grand.  read more

Tips in Las Vegas are slipping

Service industry workers in Las Vegas who earn tip income have seen their take-home pay drop substantially because customers aren't spending as much on food and drinks.  read more



The Reel Life

The phrase "perfect game" typically means good things will follow and in this week's edition, the Reel Life offers a toast to unblemished efforts in online slots and bowling.  read more

Slot cheat is recommended for Black Book status

The Nevada Gaming Control Board is poised to place a convicted slot machine cheat on the state's List of Excluded Persons (from casinos), commonly referred to as the Black Book.  read more



Top Asian players face off in the Philippines

Steve Sung, Quinn Do and Nam Le will be part of the field fighting for the top prize at the $1 million Asian Poker Tour event in the Philippines beginning May 27.  read more

WPA to teach players how to cash in at the WSOP

The World Poker Association announced that it will launch an educational event titled "63 Money Making Tips to Win a Bundle at the WSOP" at the WPA Inaugural Conference at the Rio in Las Vegas on May 28-29.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The Meskwaki Indian tribe in Iowa plans to offer poker to 18-to-21-year-old gamblers next month at its Tama casino, but the young players will be barred from slot machines, blackjack and other games.
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