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December 17, 2007

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December 17, 2007

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The wise and benevolent reign of strategy
Pilarski explains why good video poker players don't necessarily make for good poker players while also warning that to be successful at casino gambling, it's better to be good rather than lucky.  read more

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2008 World Series of Poker schedule released

For the first time, the series will begin and end with $10,000 buy-in world championships. The 55-event schedule also includes a total of eight $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournaments as well as a second start day for the first of the $1,500 no-limit competitions.  read more

2008 World Series of Poker schedule released



EU and U.S. reach deal in WTO case

Rather than allowing European online gaming companies into the American gambling sector, the U.S. will provide new trade opportunities in other areas.  read more

Mirage CEO forecasts a tough year ahead

Terry Lanni predicts a 'challenging' and 'difficult' 2008 for the casino industry with a slowing U.S. economy, but his colleagues aren't as pessimistic.  read more

Casino remodeling controversy could result in criminal charges

Remodeling work in Las Vegas at Harrah's, Rio and Flamingo done without permits is being questioned by Clark County officials.  read more

Atlantic City denies Tropicana license

Casino looking for new ownership after regulators refuse to renew operating license due to 'lack of good character, business ability and financial responsibility.'  read more

Mississippi coast casinos plan New Year's Eve festivities

The countdown to 2008 is on as guests will be entertained at parties with complimentary champagne toasts and balloon drops on casino floors.  read more

Mass. governor may testify at casino hearing

Gov. Deval Patrick expects to take part in Tuesday's legislative session with the hopes of bringing positive attention to his casino proposal.  read more

Palazzo Las Vegas to participate in Rose Parade

Casino will make history as the first modern Las Vegas resort to enter a float in the annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade in California.  read more



U.K woman hits record Deal or No Deal jackpot

Emira B from West Yorkshire cashes in for a whopping £965,728 playing at JackpotJoy, bettering the previous mark by more than £330,000.  read more

The Reel Life

Rick E wasted little time making a big winner out of himself last week as he claimed almost £200,000 just 30 minutes after signing up at  read more

Slots for a new generation

Judging by the new trend in slot machines, it appears the gaming industry is finally embracing the video-game generation.  read more

England slot player becomes a millionaire

A 55-year-old electrician from Oxfordshire turned £3 into more than £1.1 million playing the online slot machine game 'Millionaires Club' on  read more



Teacher wins $1 million in Asia Pacific Tour event

Twenty-eight-year-old Australian outlasts a field of 561 players - including four former world champions - to turn $6,000 buy-in into $1 million.  read more

UltimateBet promises $1 million prize at '08 Aruba Poker Classic

The seventh annual tournament is scheduled to take place at the Radisson Aruba Resort and Casino in the fall of 2008, but qualifying begins online at in January.  read more

WSOP H.O.R.S.E. trophy named after Reese

Future winners of the $50,000 buy-in event at the World Series of Poker will receive a trophy named after the late David "Chip" Reese.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
There are 37 states in the U.S. that have some form of legalized electronic gaming device, including slot machines, video poker and bingo.
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