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July 14, 2014

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Making bad bets into good bets
There's a way to transform bad bets into good ones. It's not magic, it's math.  read more

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Newhouse reaches second straight November Nine

The 2014 November Nine is set, and a familiar face is back chasing the gold bracelet, as Mark Newhouse, who finished ninth in the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event, sits in third with 26 million chips. (Photo by Joe Giron)  read more
Newhouse reaches second straight November Nine



Newhouse won't settle for ninth again

He has once again secured more than $730,000 in the WSOP Main Event, but this time, Mark Newhouse says he won't settle for a ninth-place finish. He wants the $10 million first-place prize.  read more

Main Event needs new identity to attract new players

Casino City's Vin Narayanan believes the World Series of Poker Main Event's aspirational narrative is dead. He proposes a new marketing plan -- one that focuses on the tournament's best qualities.  read more

Regulators recommend plan to link online poker websites

Regulators said the technology, which is operated by Gibraltar-based 888 Holdings, could be the model for the planned system that would run the shared online gaming network between Nevada and Delaware.  read more

Jacobson takes Main Event lead after Day 6

Swedish pro Martin Jacobson, with 22.45 million chips, will take the lead into Day 7. Jacobson began the day 14th in chips with 3.925 million but consistently chipped up to the top of the leaderboard.  read more

Vancouver home game taking over WSOP Main Event

Matt Jarvis finished eighth in the 2010 Main Event, Jason Mann was 25th in 2013, and on Saturday, Darlene Lee put herself in contention for a deep Main Event run before busting out in 113th.  read more

Patience pays off for Baranowski

Dallas chiropractor Dean Baranowski was still in the tournament by Day 5 thanks to patient play and a string of good timing.  read more

Newhouse poised to make history at WSOP Main Event

Mark Newhouse, a 2013 November Niner, grabbed the chip lead Saturday on Day 5 of the WSOP Main Event, and is looking to become the player to reach consecutive final tables since Dan Harrington did it in 2003 and 2004.  read more

Main Event Day 4 post-bubble action makes for crazy swings

Phil Ivey was cruising along, but busted shortly after the money bubble. And Brian Hastings jumped from 170,000 to 2 million chips.  read more

Bardah cashes in fifth-straight WSOP Main Event

The biggest story at the WSOP Main Event Friday was the money bubble -- and Ronnie Bardah.  read more

Money bubble bursts at the 2014 WSOP Main Event

Three players split the 693rd-place prize of $18,406 three ways, then played a game of "high card" to determine who would earn a seat to the 2015 Main Event.  read more

ESPN makes a mistake by not filming early days of Main Event

ESPN won't begin broadcasting Main Event coverage until Day 4, and Casino City's Dan Podheiser thinks that's a mistake.  read more

Riess eliminated as WSOP Main Event closes in on the money

Defending champion Ryan Riess busted out of the Main Event Thursday as the field dwindled from 1,864 players to around 750 players.  read more

Seven random questions for Day 2C

John Juanda, Haralabos Voulgaris, Rick Raisman (father of Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman), Byron Kaverman, Nick Schulman and Jonathan Aguiar answer series of seven questions.  read more

Phil Ivey takes over chip lead at WSOP Main Event

Poker's best player, Phil Ivey, is sitting at the top of the leader board at the WSOP Main Event and there was only one player within 90,000 chips of him Wednesday.  read more

Delaware Poker Championship IV offers $100,000 guarantee

The buy in is $500, and preregistration is available in the Crown Royal Poker Room, with $55 satellites offered starting in late August.  read more

Casino City Gang: Main Event edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Dan Podheiser join Aaron Todd live from Las Vegas to discuss the latest news from the WSOP Main Event. With Phil Ivey leading the field heading into Day 3 and a 5.2 percent increase in the field over last year, there will be plenty to discuss.  read more

All American Dave food truck transforming the poker diet

The All American Dave food truck has transformed the way thousands of poker players eat during the World Series of Poker.  read more

Amateurs take different approaches to playing with pros

Some amateur players enjoy the challenge of playing with the pros. Others shake in their boots.  read more

Players keep Day 2 atmosphere light at the WSOP Main Event

Thanks to Germany's thrashing of Brazil in the World Cup, the atmosphere remained light at World Series of Poker Main Event, even as hundreds of players busted out of the tournament.  read more

EPT set to break qualifier records for 100th event in Barcelona

The historic 100th EPT kicks off mid-August and numbers already look set to beat last year's EPT Barcelona Poker Festival record of 378 qualifiers.  read more



Speculation abounds on casino industry mergers, acquisitions

For the first time since the recession dried up credit markets and brought mergers and acquisitions to a standstill, the casino industry is awash with speculation about transactions.  read more

"Beyond the Horizon" at the 2014 Macao Gaming Summit

The Summit will include keynote sessions on the regulatory environment in Asia-Pacific, the future of gaming in Macao and beyond, opportunities in Asia-Pacific comprising industry updates on mature, emerging and future markets as well as best practices required in the region.  read more

Vegas casino general manager emphasizes customer service

To Michael Pergolini, there isn’t much difference between serving as the executive chef in a stylish Southern California restaurant or operating a venerable downtown Las Vegas hotel-casino.  read more

Isle of Capri Casinos shakes up corporate management

The St. Louis-based company announced a management shake-up at the corporate level, eliminating the executive chairman role with the board of directors and the chief strategic officer position.  read more

Slot operator sanctioned over medical pot

The decision marks the first time gaming regulators have ruled on a matter concerning a gaming business in light of the medical pot industry.  read more

Indiana Grand opens new Winner's Circle Brewpub & OTB

The Winner’s Circle racebook concept expands to Shelbyville with an aim to grow horse racing fan base.  read more

Stanley Cup summers at Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City

Harrah’s Resort and Caesars Atlantic City will host the Stanley Cup, along with MVP Justin Williams and Kings Associate Head Coach John Stevens on July 17-18.  read more

AGEM/AGA Golf Classic raises $131,000

The money raised in the 16th annual event supports the National Center for Responsible Gaming’s research efforts.  read more

Aristocrat, House Advantage enter into licensing agreement

The agreement brings the power of House Advantage’s HALo products into Aristocrat’s Oasis 360 System and Sales/Service Network.  read more



The Reel Life: Incriminating selfies edition

It doesn't take a whole lot of smarts to steal an iPhone. Look no farther than Hoboken, N.J., for proof.  read more



Bingo tax reduction prompts £500,000 phase one investment at Beacon Cricklewood

The Treasury's decision to halve the rate of GPT to 10 percent is having a direct and significant impact on levels of capital investment at Europe's biggest bingo club.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Brazil's 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinal is the worst loss by a host country in the tournament's 84-year history.
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