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December 19, 2011

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December 19, 2011

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arrowFrank Scoblete: When can I put down a pass bet?

When can I put down a pass bet?
Craps players can put down a Pass and/or a Don't Pass bet when the shooter is coming out. You do not want to place a "put" bet on the Pass once the point is established because it will only pay even money and the casino has a big edge on such a bet.  read more

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Analysts hopeful 2012 can be bridge year for casino industry

Analysts don't expect U.S. gaming markets to experience the double-digit growth projected for Macau or Singapore. But with the economy recovering and discretionary spending slowly rising, the American casino industry is cautiously optimistic that 2012 could be a bridge to stronger results in 2013.  read more
Analysts hopeful 2012 can be bridge year for casino industry



Cosmopolitan boss says first year was good

John Unwin, the CEO of The Cosmopolitan, says next year will be all about making a profit for the Las Vegas Strip resort.  read more

Caesars Palace not worried about adding more rooms

The new rooms in the Strip resort's Octavius Tower, which open Jan. 2, allow hotel officials to charge a premium rate for both standard units and one-bedroom suites throughout the year.  read more

Second $1 million prize awarded at Harrah's Resort

For the second time in three months, a Harrah's Resort player won $1 million with a six-card royal flush in diamonds at a Three Card Poker 6 Card Bonus table. This time, the winner claimed the prize with just a $20 bet.  read more

Casino City Gang: Bodog, Brunson and Miami

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo discuss Bodog leaving the U.S. market (and Bovada moving in), Doyle Brunson's lifetime card for the Epic Poker League, the impact a Miami casino could have against Las Vegas and make their NFL picks.  read more

Washington casino golf course honored again

The new Salish Cliffs Golf Club at Little Creek Casino Resort was honored by both GOLF Magazine and Golfweek.  read more

California casino set to donate $17,000 to charity

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa will donate $17,000 worth of clothing to a charity geared toward helping the homeless.  read more

Cobbie Caillat to perform at California casino in February

Pop singer and guitarist Colbie Caillat will perform at the Pala Casino Resort and Spa on Feb. 2.  read more

Nevada-based casino company comes out of bankruptcy

Majestic Star Casino, which owns and operates casinos in Mississippi, Colorado and Indiana, has new owners and $500 million less in debt.  read more

Mississippi casino breaks ground on renovation project

Harlow's Casino Resort & Hotel in Greenville broke ground on renovations of areas that were impacted by the Mississippi River flooding this year.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life has never used the "my mother just died" excuse when trying to get off work. A Pennsylvania man did though, which was news to his still-living mom.  read more



High-profile players dropping lots of cash for 2012 WSOP tournament

Twenty-two players have committed to pay $1 million to play in the Big One for One Drop, a tournament planned for July 1-3 as part of the 2012 World Series of Poker.  read more

Dempsey wins Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Englishman James Dempsey defeated former November Niner Soi Nguyen to win $821,612 at the World Poker Tour's Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas.  read more

Sam Holden wins Late Night Poker

Sam Holden outlasted 31 other players to win $150,000 on the Late Night Poker television show on Channel 4 in the U.K.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Nearly $1.1 billion was wagered on football games at Nevada sportsbooks in 2010, representing 43 percent of all sportsbooks betting for the year. (Source: The American Gaming Association's "2011 State of the States" report)
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Ho Ho Ho
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