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January 18, 2010

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Smart bets for a newbie
When a beginning casino gambler asks how she can increase her chances of winning, Pilarski advises that she make "smart bets" in low house-edge games like slots, craps, Baccarat and video poker.  read more

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Lagasse's Stadium brings a new sportsbook experience to Vegas

With more than 100 TVs, stadium seating, a vast menu and rare sports-betting options, world-renowned chef Emeril Lagasse's new Lagasses's Stadium at The Palazzo may be the most unique sportsbook in Las Vegas. Casino City's Gary Trask gives a first-hand account of "sports-betting heaven" on the Strip.  read more
Lagasse's Stadium brings a new sportsbook experience to Vegas



The Gang talks investing, casinos and NFL

Vin Narayanan, Gary Trask and Dan Igo talk about what casinos they wish to visit in 2010 and make their NFL playoff picks. They also speak with Bob Frick of Kiplinger's Personal Finance about how poker can make you a better investor.  read more

U.S. commercial gaming declines less than 1%

The 2009-2010 edition of Casino City's North American Gaming Almanac and CD reports that in 2008 gaming revenue in the U.S. declined by 0.92 percent, for a total of $91.6 billion.  read more

Nevada gaming revenues rise for the first time in 23 months

Nevada gaming revenues increased for the first time in nearly two years, with casinos statewide collecting $873.2 million in November, a 4.35 percent climb compared to the same month a year ago.  read more

Harrah's to take over Planet Hollywood

The gaming giant will operate the 2,496-room hotel tower on the Las Vegas Strip and take over some of the property's food and beverage operations.  read more

Penn won't bid on Fontainebleau project

Penn National Gaming will not submit a bid for the shuttered Fontainebleau project in a planned bankruptcy court auction this week.  read more

Boyd's Keith Smith elected AGA chairman

Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith has been elected chairman of the American Gaming Association, succeeding former IGT CEO TJ Matthews.  read more

States see gambling as an answer

The gambling industry is focusing its attention on expanding in other states after Pennsylvania approved table games last week.  read more

Florida House committee kills gambling deal

A Florida House committee voted 17-0 to reject a proposed revenue-sharing proposal with the Seminole Tribe.  read more



Teenager wins PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Harrison "gibler321" Gimbel, a 19-year-old from Florida who began playing poker at the age of 13, won the PCA Main Event at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas last week and took home a cool $2.2 million.  read more

Texas Dolly opens up in autobiography

Doyle Brunson's new autobiography "The Godfather of Poker" delves into his colorful career and adds new insights into his game.  read more

Heartland Poker Tour heads to Vegas

The made for television Heartland Poker Tour kicked off its sixth season at the Red Rock Resort last week.  read more



Pennsylvania ends slot manufacturer caps

Gov. Ed Rendell rescinded a four-year-old limitation that holds a slot machine manufacturer to only 50 percent of the games on a casino’s gambling floor.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life rarely leaves the house because of our online slots lifestyle, so it's difficult for us to get caught in a case of mistaken identity. A man from New Jersey wasn't so lucky.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The Trump Taj Mahal is now the only casino in Atlantic City to regularly offer tables with seven card stud poker.
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Freezing Fuzzballs
The dog days of winter are upon us and the temperatures, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, can be summarized by one word – freezing. An appropriate game for this time of the year is "Freezing Fuzzballs" at Captain Cooks Casino.

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