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June 16, 2008

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June 16, 2008

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arrowJohn Grochowski: A basic strategy blackjack quiz

A basic strategy blackjack quiz
Professor Grochowski springs a pop quiz on his readers to find out how well they know basic strategy and if they can correctly handle some of the most-often misplayed hands in blackjack.  read more

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The Hinkle brothers make history at the WSOP

Blair Hinkle proved that sibling rivalry can be a tremendous source of motivation on Saturday when he won his first World Series of Poker bracelet, just 11 days after his older brother Grant won his first. The feat marked the first time a sibling combination has won two WSOP bracelets in the same year.  read more
The Hinkle brothers make history at the WSOP



Is Morocco the next great gaming destination?

Moroccan developers of a nearly 1,000-acre lakefront site near the city of Ouarzazate have asked Las Vegas-based Global Gaming Group CB Richard Ellis to help find a casino operator for the location.  read more

Nevada gaming revenues tumble again

The slumping national economy has affected the bottom line of Nevada casinos as the Nevada Gaming Control Board announced the third-largest single-month decline in statewide gaming revenues in five years.  read more

Mirage welcomes tiger cubs

The newest addition to Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden was unveiled on Saturday when a special nursery for the six-week-old tiger cubs opened.  read more

Michigan casino to offer sneak peak

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will open its new $114 million Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel to the public on Tuesday.  read more

Massachusetts may revisit slot issue

The contentious issue of whether to expand gambling in Massachusetts could be back on the Statehouse's agenda this summer, driven by the Mashpee Wampanoag's effort to build an Indian casino in Middleboro.  read more

Las Vegas nudging visitors outdoors

Tourism boosters are doing something once unheard of in Las Vegas -- encouraging visitors to leave the Strip's gambling resorts and spend time in the great outdoors to visit national parks and other attractions.  read more

St. Louis casinos report mixed results

While the St. Louis casino market posted declining revenue in May, it showed improvements in admissions, according to the Missouri Gaming Commission and Illinois Gaming Board.  read more

Atlantic City's May numbers up

Thanks to an extra weekend compared to 2007, the Atlantic City casino industry enjoyed higher monthly revenue for only the second time this year.  read more



The Reel Life

From winners to jackpots in play, the Reel Life has you covered, which is more than we can say for the woman whose boyfriend ended up in jail after he found her in the sack with a former lover.  read more



Tournaments we'd like to see at the WSOP

While we applaud the entertaining manner in which the World Series of Poker is run each year, we also think the event could be more intriguing. Here are five games we would add if we were WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack.  read more

WSOP weekend roundup: Tran makes his presence felt

Following a breakout performance in the 2007 World Series of Poker, Kenny Tran has begun to make waves in 2008. The man best known for his exploits in cash games continued to prove his mettle in tournament play after prevailing in the $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em World Championship on Sunday.  read more

PokerTek adds Heads-Up Challenge software

The automated poker table company announced the addition of multi-player tournament software for its Heads-Up Challenge amusement game that allows up to eight players to play heads-up in a bracketed tournament.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Gambling revenue in Asia is likely to surpass that of U.S. casinos by 2012, according to a survey of 23 industry executives conducted by the American Gaming Association.
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