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October 13, 2008

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October 13, 2008

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arrowJerry Stickman: Playing smart the key to fun at the slots

Playing smart the key to fun at the slots
Stickman writes that pace of play, choosing the right game and, of course, money management are just some of the keys to making the most of your slot machine experience the next time you visit a casino.  read more

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Atlantic City casinos to go smokeless -- for one week

The planned smoking ban will go into effect Wednesday, but it may only last seven days. City officials will decide Oct. 22 whether or not they should delay the ban for at least a year to give the casino industry time to recover from U.S. economic woes.  read more

Atlantic City casinos to go smokeless -- for one week



Wynn: Encore will take hit, but survive

Casino mogul Steve Wynn says that while business at his new Encore casino will likely be slower than he had hoped once it opens in December, his company has the financial wherewithal to withstand the economic crisis.  read more

Casinos rethinking minimums in high-stakes rooms

In an effort to attract more gamblers to private high-stakes rooms, Las Vegas casinos are making a push to set their own minimum wagers and tweak the credit-line rules instead of following current state regulations.  read more

Casino in Maine could create 900 jobs

Oxford County casino backers unveiled an economic impact study last week showing that the $184-million project for as new casino would create 907 jobs.  read more

Nevada gaming revenues take a hit

Gaming revenues statewide in August were $934.1 million, the lowest monthly total since June 2006. The August figure also marked the eighth-straight decline in monthly gaming revenue.  read more

Adelson fortune, Las Vegas Sands shares plummet

Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson saw his net worth drop $4 billion last month because of the slumping global economy.  read more

Ireland is gambling on new jobs

New positions in casinos and with online gambling sites could create 10,000 new jobs in Ireland in the next 12 years, according to a report commissioned by the Gaming and Leisure Association of Ireland.  read more

Foxwoods offers voluntary layoffs

Instead of waiting to be one of the expected 700 layoffs, employees at Foxwoods Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Connecticut will have the opportunity to volunteer to leave their posts, according to a memo sent to employees last week.  read more

The stars come out for Mohegan Sun grand opening

Actors, musicians and reality TV stars were in Connecticut over the weekend at Mohegan Sun to help celebrate the grand opening of the new Casino of the Wind.  read more



Slot player denied in fight for 25-cent claim

A Nevada man saw his claim for an extra quarter denied last week by the Gaming Control Board after he argued that the $8.50 slot jackpot he won should have included his original wager of 25 cents.  read more

The Reel Life

This week, The Reel Life stands up to moral outrage, celebrates the buckets of cash being given away at Jackpotjoy and receives a visit from Clint Eastwood.  read more



McSweeney wins Irish Poker Festival

Ireland native Jim McSweeney took home €100,000 after outlasting a record field of 832 entrants at the Irish Poker Festival last week in Killarney.  read more

APT announces opening event for 2009 season

The Asian Poker Tour kicks off its second season with the APT Philippines at the Dusit Thani Manila Hotel from Jan. 27-Feb. 1.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Dave Cain of the U.K. played poker for 74 hours and 12 minutes at the Library Bar in England last month to set the world record for the longest poker playing marathon.
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