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June 14, 2010

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June 14, 2010

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Is Atlantic City Blackjack dying?
Scoblete says blackjack is still the number one table game in land-based casinos. But it is being squeezed by other table games and its days of reigning supreme in the non-slot areas are slowly diminishing.  read more

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'Elky' wins seat in WSOP Tournament of Champions

France's Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier earned a seat in the World Series of Poker's Tournament of Champions by winning a "sudden-death playoff" against eight other players. Grospellier defeated Andy Bloch, Gus Hansen, Sorel Mizzi, Michael Mizrachi, Liv Boeree, Gavin Smith, Paul Wasicka and actor Don Cheadle for the seat.  read more
'Elky' wins seat in WSOP Tournament of Champions



It's a World Cup special with the Gang

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo offer WSOP updates and delve into the World Cup by making picks on each game in the first week of the tournament.  read more

Nevada gaming revenues dip nearly six percent

Nevada casinos collected $810.4 million from gamblers in April, a 5.7 percent decline compared to the $859.5 million collected in April 2009.  read more

Vegas sportsbooks prepare for World Cup

The World Cup is expected to provide Las Vegas sportsbooks with an influx of hard-core and casual soccer fans over the next five weeks.  read more

Cantor Gaming to operate Tropicana sportsbook

Cantor Gaming has signed an agreement with the Tropicana Las Vegas to run the Strip resort's new sportsbook when it opens this fall.  read more

Ameristar to expand Missouri hotel

Ameristar Casinos will spend $14 million to expand the hotel portion of its riverboat casino property in Kansas City.  read more

Virtual horse racing debuts at Atlantic City Casino

Triple Towers Virtual Horse Racing is now available at Resorts Casino Hotel and offers slot players a way to enjoy the horse race betting experience.  read more



World Series of Poker Europe releases schedule

The fourth annual World Series of Poker Europe will feature five bracelet tournaments at the prestigious Casino at the Empire in London in September.  read more

Buchman wins first WSOP bracelet

The 2009 November Nine member won $203,607 in a $2,000 Limit Hold'em event at the World Series of Poker over the weekend.  read more

World Series of Poker launches newest iPhone app

The 2010 World Series of Poker app features the WSOP schedule, structures, and results customized for mobile platforms.  read more

WSOP players ante up for Nevada Cancer Institute

World Series of Poker spokesman Seth Palansky said if all players donate one percent of their winnings, the tournament could raise $1.75 million for charity.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life knows love can be hard to find. An Ohio woman who had apparently been having a hard time of it thought outside of the box and ended up in jail.  read more

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs opens new slot room

The Penny Grove is a smoke-free slot room featuring nearly 300 machines all with a one-cent denomination.  read more

Florida casino launches major progressive link

The Mardi Gras Casino has updated its slot floor and launched the largest penny progressive link in the country.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
A $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event at the World Series of Poker was the largest pot-limit Omaha tournament in WSOP history, with 885 entrants.
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The World Cup kicked off on Friday, with South Africa playing host to Mexico. In celebration of "El Tri" competing in the tournament's first game, head to Bodog Casino and give "Mexican Slots" a spin.

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