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November 17, 2008

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November 17, 2008

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arrowJerry Stickman: Making the most of craps table bets

Making the most of craps table bets
While Stickman admits that craps is fascinating because it is the only casino game where you can influence your own fate, he explains that the best part about it is the vast assortment of bets that are available.  read more

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Ratings soar for ESPN's Main Event final table telecast

Nearly two million homes tuned in last Tuesday night when ESPN's Norman Chad and Lon McEachern (right) helped present "same-day coverage" of the World Series of Poker's Main Event final table. The 1.9 rating is more than what ESPN drew on average for regular season NBA or Major League Baseball games last season.  read more
Ratings soar for ESPN's Main Event final table telecast



TV vs. reality

Casino City's Vin Narayanan breaks down what you saw during ESPN’s excellent “same-day coverage” of the WSOP Main Event final table and what really happened.  read more

Video reaction from the WSOP Main Event

As players busted out of the Main Event final table Sunday, Casino City was on the scene to see and hear what they had to say. Watch all seven press conferences as well as a recap from Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Gary Trask.  read more

Kansas poker guru challenges law

Wichita's Shawn Riley claims his "Kandu Challenge" game is a skill game, but expects it to receive scrutiny from the state's gambling commission.  read more

Hellmuth to host charity event in honor of fallen officers

The two-day charity event will be held Nov. 21st at Fort McDowell Casino in Arizona and benefit the TASER Foundation for Fallen Officers in the U.S. and Canada who were lost in the line of duty.  read more



Adelson doubles down on Sands

Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson raised $2.1 billion last week through a finance package that included a common stock offering and pledged another $525 million of his own to keep his company out of trouble with lenders.  read more

Sands suspends construction in Vegas and Macau

The company is stopping construction on its $600-million condominium tower on the Strip and shelving development plans in China to save capital.  read more

Global economic crisis hits Macau hard

Asia's gambling Mecca has seen revenues drop and projects suspended as the financial crisis begins to take its toll.  read more

Key MGM executive exits at perilous time

Terry Lanni’s decision to retire as chief executive of MGM Mirage will be viewed with concern, if only because he is one of the industry’s most respected leaders.  read more

Taiwan set to OK casinos

Taiwan's parliament is ready to legalize gambling on a group of offshore islands by the end of the year, according to Reuters report Monday.  read more

Blown call swings $64 million to sportsbooks

A missed call at the end of the NFL game between the Steelers and Chargers Sunday cost a large majority of gamblers big money.  read more

Atlantic City smoking ban lifted

The month-long smoking ban was lifted by the City Council to try to increase revenue as casinos try to find their footing in the struggling economy.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life explores the importance of ice in a cold drink and the latest winners from the world of online slots.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Darus Suharto turned an $80 buy-in on PokerStars into a sixth-place finish and $2.4 million at the World Series of Poker's Main Event last week.
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