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August 13, 2007

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August 13, 2007

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'Lucky Ladies' high maintenance in blackjack
Blackjack side bets have been around for a long time in various forms, but they are created only to siphon chips from players' stacks. One such variety of predatory bet that's been around for a while is Lucky Ladies.  read more

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Review: Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide - Tournament Edition

Harry Potter's latest adventure is a great read, but it can't help you win money. At least not like Michael Craig's "Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide Tournament Edition" can. Craig, author of "The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King," gathered the musings of Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson, Mike Matusow, Ted Forrest and others and turned it into a tome that redefines tournament poker strategy.  read more
Review: Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide - Tournament Edition



Macau casino gets automated poker tables

Galaxy StarWorld Hotel and Casino is placing four 10-handed PokerPro tables and one heads-up table -- all from PokerTek -- in its recently redesigned third-level gaming floor.  read more

Collectors of Las Vegas past gather

It's tough to put a price on memories. It gets easier when memories come in the form of clay chips stamped in $5, $25 and $100 denominations. The history of Nevada -- and casino culture in general -- is tumbling through the fingers of collectors for whom colorfully-dated gambling chips are currency to recover memories of everything from family vacations to mobster sightings. The chips are also lucrative collectibles that can fetch thousands of dollars.  read more

Foxwoods, HKJC sign deal

Foxwoods Resort Casino announced last week an exclusive five-year agreement to simulcast horse racing events from the Hong Kong Jockey Club. This is also the first time American fans will be able to enter into pari-mutuel commingled wagering on all races featured at the Hong Kong Jockey Club.  read more

Dealer who defied Wynn can't get new job

Cynthia Fields looks younger than her 39 years and has 15 years of experience as a highly rated dealer and casino manager at upscale casinos. But Fields has discovered what many in the casino business have learned after they've been fired from their jobs: It can be tough to get back into the game.  read more

Looking in on gaming

In this quick tour of casino news, Station Casinos are getting rid of chain restaurants and installing their own while China is making it more difficult for its citizens to travel to Macau.  read more

Las Vegas nightlife redefined With Blush

Casino developer Stephen A. Wynn and renowned night club operator Sean Christie have partnered to create Blush, the first boutique nightclub in Las Vegas. The club will open during Labor Day weekend in the U.S.  read more



Super Slotto Celebration launched

AC Coin & Slot announced last week the North American launch of Super Slotto Celebration, a multiplayer, community-style bonusing slot game. The game features eight-reel slot stations and a large Slotto bonus event that connects it all for a group-play experience.  read more

The Reel Life

Here's a look at some of this week's winners in the online slots world.  read more



A one-outer away from an $11,000 payday

It's pretty hard to take down over $11K in a $.50/$1 Limit Hold'em hand, especially when your cards end up in the muck. But that's almost what I did when I recently jumped onto one of Absolute Poker's Bad Beat Jackpot tables.  read more

Doyle Brunson launches online site in Europe

The 'Godfather of Poker,' Doyle Brunson will be in London in September to launch his new-look poker room - - across the UK and Europe. The room will not accept American players.  read more

UltimateBet Heads-Up Smackdown returns

UltimateBet announced last week its second Heads-Up Smackdown will begin on Sept. 1. The Smackdown is a head-to-head Texas Hold'em poker tournament modeled after college basketball's championship event.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The first video slot was introduced in 1975 by Walt Fraley in Las Vegas. It was named Fortune Coin and was a very simple machine with only three components. - Center for Gaming Research, UNLV
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Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Brilliant dialogue and acting mark this fun movie about working class Londoners who pool their money together for a high-stakes poker game that goes horribly wrong. They end up owing 500,000 pounds to some bad characters, and decide to rob drug dealers to get the cash. And that's where the real fun begins.

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