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June 15, 2009

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June 15, 2009

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arrowJohn Robison: Casino's inspection of slot machine is normal

Casino's inspection of slot machine is normal
Robison explains to one of his lucky readers that it is standard operating procedure for a casino to inspect a slot machine immediately after it rewards a huge jackpot in order to make sure the unit hasn't been tampered with.  read more

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Phil Ivey snares second bracelet at 2009 WSOP

Phil Ivey won his second bracelet at the 2009 World Series of Poker by capturing the $2,500 Omaha High Low/Seven-Card Stud High-Low split event over the weekend. Ivey now has seven-career bracelets to his name, moving him into a sixth-place tie on the all-time WSOP bracelet list and just one behind fifth-place Erik Seidel.  read more
Phil Ivey snares second bracelet at 2009 WSOP



Brock Parker working his 'magic' at the WSOP

Brock "tsoprano" Parker -- an online legend and disciple of the card game Magic -- has captured two bracelets in the first two weeks of the 2009 World Series of Poker.  read more

Casino City WSOP fantasy league update

Team Narayanan has sprinted out to a big lead in the 2009 Casino City World Series of Poker fantasy league, thanks to the superb start by Daniel Negreanu, the draft's No. 1 overall pick.  read more

Mohegan Sun set to host Summer Showdown

The Summer Showdown Poker Tournament begins July 22 at the Connecticut casino and will culminate with the $700,000 Main Event on August 1.  read more

PokerStars announces EPT schedule

The PokerStars European Poker Tour is the world's richest poker tour in terms of players and prize pools and will kick off its sixth season in Moscow in late August.  read more



Construction halted on Fontainebleau

Construction on the 24-acre site on the Las Vegas Strip stopped after the project went to bankruptcy court. Fontainebleau is asking the banks to release $656 million in funds so construction can resume.  read more

With Elvis-themed casino out, lenders want Strip property

Lenders move to seize control of a key piece of real estate on the Las Vegas Strip after plans fell through for an Elvis Presley-themed casino resort.  read more

'Substantial' losses lead to Riviera stock delisting

Riviera Holdings took another hit after the company announced plans to voluntarily delist its common stock from the New York Stock Exchange.  read more

Strip gaming win tumbles in April

For the 16th straight month, gambling on the Las Vegas Strip went down, falling 15.7% in April. Only penny and $100 slot machines showed a gain.  read more

MGM Mirage looks to Asia for expansion

MGM Mirage is in talks with three investor groups to develop a casino in Taiwan, which is working to allow casino gambling.  read more

Illinois casino revenue drops slightly

Revenues for the state's nine casinos fell by 9.3% from January through March of this year compared with the first quarter of 2008.  read more

U.K. gambling sector averts levy threat

The gambling industry has staved off the government's threat of a statutory levy by agreeing to provide £15 million over the next three years to tackle addiction.  read more



Battleship and Clue slot machines on the way

WMS Gaming has secured the rights to develop slot machines based on the board games Battleship and Clue.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life has hit some bad streaks while playing the slots. But we've never been so unlucky that we turned to a life of crime, and if we did, we're pretty sure we’d be better at it than these two clumsy criminals.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
After winning his first WSOP bracelet over the weekend, Roland De Wolfe joined Gavin Griffin as the only players to have won poker’s version of the triple crown - EPT title, WPT title and WSOP bracelet.
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