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November 16, 2009

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November 16, 2009

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arrowFrank Scoblete: Adjusting play in blackjack with the count

Adjusting play in blackjack with the count
When a reader gets his basic strategy confused, Scoblete says that the easiest way to beat the game is to get a real mathematical edge by learning the "Speed Count" along with the Optimum Basic Strategy.  read more

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ESPN rises to the challenge at the WSOP Main Event final table

Casino City's Gary Trask talks to ESPN about the twin challenges of focusing on Phil Ivey while still building up to Main Event champion Joe Cada's victory. He also discusses the importance of adding an extra 30 minutes to the telecast and how the revamped schedule affected ESPN's editing process.  read more
ESPN rises to the challenge at the WSOP Main Event final table



Pai Gow poker is for friends

The search for the perfect casino game for a large group of friends is over. Pai Gow poker has the holy trinity of a good group game -- low volatility and slow play to accommodate multiple bankrolls, socialization and fun.  read more

Pinnacle CEO Dan Lee resigns from company

The resignation comes a week after Missouri gaming officials said they were investigating Lee's actions at a zoning meeting by the St. Louis County Council, where he reportedly threatened a commissioner.  read more

Moody's says U.S. gambling revenue is bottoming out

Moody's Investors Service says that U.S. gambling industry losses appear to be leveling off with Missouri, Louisiana and Indiana posting slight gains.  read more

Las Vegas Sands to restart Macau projects

Las Vegas Sands plans to restart its stalled hotel-casino projects on Macau's Cotai Strip in January.  read more

Detroit casinos see revenue increase

Detroit casino revenues fell almost 1% compared to October 2008, but were up more than 6% compared to September.  read more

Table games crucial for Atlantic City

A lot is riding on Atlantic City table games amid competition for gamblers from neighboring states like Delaware and Pennsylvania.  read more

Privé Las Vegas files for bankruptcy

Embattled nightclub owner Privé Las Vegas has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection due to the cost of recent legal troubles.  read more

CityCenter casino gets license

Gaming regulators granted preliminary licensing approval for Aria, CityCenter's 4,004-room centerpiece and the project's only casino.  read more



Casino City Gang talks WSOP Final Table

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Gary Trask and Dan Igo talk about the historic World Series of Poker Main Event final table and also make their week 10 NFL picks.  read more

Pollack resigns as WSOP Commissioner

Jeffrey Pollack stepped down as commissioner of the World Series of Poker on Friday, saying he felt he was "going on top" and had "accomplished everything" he had set out to do as commissioner in the last four and a half years.  read more

WSOP finale draws 2.1 million viewers

Over two million people watched Joe Cada win the World Series of Poker Main Event on ESPN last Tuesday.  read more

Man wins "Ladies Championship" WSOP circuit event

Greg Sessler became the first man to win a "ladies-only" WSOP circuit poker tournament at Harvey's Lake Tahoe.  read more

PokerStars Million Dollar Challenge continues Nov. 22

A former NCAA athlete and a Boston liquor salesman will each take a shot at $1 million on the televised poker show.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life knows the value of sleep. Before a marathon day at the online slots, we always try to get in a quick catnap. A thief in Australia should have done the same.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
WSOP Main Event champ Joe Cada is scheduled to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday night.
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