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July 16, 2012

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July 16, 2012

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arrowJohn Robison: How long should I stay on a slot machine?

How long should I stay on a slot machine?
A reader asks how long he should play at a slot machine before ending a session or moving on to a new one. Robison's answer? It depends. But the most important question is whether you're having fun.  read more

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Sylvia leads the way to WSOP Main Event final table

The World Series of Poker Main Event played down to its final table Monday, and Jesse Sylvia is the runaway chip leader with 43.875 million in chips. The two women vying for seats in the Main Event final table, Gaelle Baumann and Elisabeth Hille, finished tenth and 11th.  read more
Sylvia leads the way to WSOP Main Event final table



What dogs playing poker at the WSOP means

Vin Narayanan looks at how the World Series of Poker's journey from the fringes to mainstream set up an environment where (real) dogs playing poker could overshadow poker's top tournament -- and why that's not a bad thing.  read more

WSOP Main Event gets more excitement than it bargained for

The money bubble burst early Friday at the World Series of Poker Main Event. But that was just the beginning of the excitement in the Amazon Room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.  read more

Friends and family watch WSOP players advance to final 27

Day 6 at the World Series of Poker Main Event is the day where players who are still left in the Main Event have enough in guaranteed winnings that they can afford -- or want -- to have friends and family fly in to watch.  read more

Four women make deep run at WSOP Main Event

As the World Series of Poker Main Event field narrowed from 282 players to 97, four women put themselves in position to make a run at the final table -- something that hasn't happened since the Moneymaker boom ushered in the modern poker era.  read more

Casino City Gang: WSOP is the establishment edition

Casino City's Managing Editor Vin Narayanan joins host Aaron Todd live from Las Vegas to discuss how the World Series of Poker Main Event has moved from a fringe event to the establishment, turnout for this year's Main Event, and whether people should be so obsessed with Phil Ivey.  read more

Day 3 success doesn't guarantee big money at the Main Event

Dave D'Alesandro ended Day 3 of the World Series of Poker Main Event with more than a million chips. So did Sean Rice and Leo Wolpert. But as history shows, it doesn't guarantee they'll finish in the top 50 or win big money.  read more

Negreanu rises, Pollak survives at WSOP Main Event

Day 2A at the World Series of Poker Main Event saw Kevin Pollak display some skills and his fun side, the rise of Daniel Negreanu, the TV table getting some work done and the rapid demise of a chip leader.  read more



Las Vegas visitation back, rises 2.4 percent

In all, 3.45 million tourists came to Las Vegas in May, up from May 2011's 3.37 million total.  read more

Hard Rock to have new venues, same rocking attitude

When all is done, the Hard Rock's management and the property's owners will have spent between $20 million and $30 million on remodeling existing facilities and replacing older outlets with new blood.  read more

Caesars Palace, union agree on contract for dealers

The Transportation Workers Union and Caesars Palace have reached a deal on a new labor contract for casino dealers, ending almost five years of negotiating.  read more

Rivers Casino will provide its own EMTs

New EMTs at the Des Plaines, Illinois casino may lighten load for police and firefighters.  read more

Plans unveiled for deluxe Wetumpka resort

The new resort will include a 20-story hotel tower with 285 luxuriously-appointed rooms and suites, and a 90,000 square foot gaming floor with more than 2,500 electronic gaming machines.  read more

Pala donates $8,000 in school supplies to Operation Home Front

The donation includes pencils, pens, tablets, book covers, rulers, magic markers and backpacks that the children will need when school starts in the fall.  read more



Table Mountain Casino's in-house jackpot hits boiling point, pays $144,818.82

Jerry of Madera was playing a favorite dollar machine when the Massive Cash Jackpot reached a boiling point, paying $144,818.82!  read more

The Reel Life: Wig of your own hair edition

The Reel Life loves a good prank. But we've never shaved our own head, made a wig out of the hair and tricked our friends with it.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The World Series of Poker Main Event final table features eight Americans and one Hungarian.
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