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Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Readers want to know: "Why not go nuts?" Frank Scoblete takes a brief departure from sanity to describe a proposed "perfect" day at the casino.  read more

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WSOP Main Event plays down to 'November Nine' final table

The World Series of Poker Main Event final table will feature players from five nations, including chip leader Cliff Josephy, a 51-year-old from New York. The players return to Las Vegas in the fall to battle for more than $25 million, with $8 million going to the winner. (photo by Jayne Furman/WSOP)  read more
WSOP Main Event plays down to 'November Nine' final table



WSOP bracelet-hunting with poker icons

What do Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu do after getting bounced from the World Series of Poker Main Event? They keep playing for another gold bracelet, even if it's painful to do so.  read more

WSOP money bubble: The most dramatic moment in poker

Casino City's Gary Trask describes Thursday night's suspenseful dramatics leading up to the World Series of Poker Main Event's money bubble, as more than a thousand players faced a $15,000 swing.  read more

47th Annual World Series of Poker sets several records

Records were continuously shattered for the duration of this year's WSOP, which ran from May 31 to July 19, with entries up 4.2%.  read more

WSOP champ Obrestad has new perspective on life

Annette Obrestad is still the youngest player to win a WSOP bracelet and the only woman to capture a Main Event, but "Annette_15" has a dramatically different outlook on life as a poker pro since her victory in Europe.  read more

WSOP November Nine creates 'brotherhood'

As the World Series of Poker Main Event entered the ninth edition of the "November Nine era," past final table participants spoke with Casino City about the special bond they've developed with each other.  read more

WSOP tournament director delivers daily energy to the Rio

Tournament Director Jack Effel reflects on the last seven weeks at the Rio, and explains what format changes were most successful and how he handles the daily grind of running the biggest poker tournament in the world.  read more



Pala Casino releases August poker schedule

Win some extra cash during the River Card Warm-Up Tournament on Aug. 19 or at the River Card Quest for the Cup on Aug. 20.  read more

WPTDeepStacks kicks off at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee

World Poker Tour's mid-major event will be hosted at Seminole Casino from Sept. 2-11 and will begin the 2016/2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker season.  read more



The Reel Life: Delayed gratification edition

Two scientists have placed a bet on a question of human longevity. Problem: The bet will have a longer lifespan than the people who wagered on it.  read more

MGM launches first mobile real-money tournament in Las Vegas

The mobile gaming platform, easyPLAY, allows guests to compete and win from any of nine MGM Resort locations on The Strip.  read more

Sands may have found the next gaming trend

Sands Casino in Bethlehem has introduced a new live game system that features stadium-style seating. (The Morning Call)  read more



Island Resort Casino names new golf course

Named for Potawatomi tribal tradition, Sage Run will have a soft opening in fall 2017 followed by a Grand Opening in 2018 in Michigan.  read more

IP Casino Resort and Spa receives accolade for wine program

The Biloxi casino's restaurant, thirty-two, was honored in Wine Spectator's 2016 Restaurant Wine List Awards.  read more

Station announces plans to build casino in Reno

Envisioned is an 84,000-square-foot gaming space, a sportsbook and a 24/7 cafe located by the Reno convention center. (Vegas Inc.)  read more



Six states adopt fantasy sports laws

Recent pushes in the daily fantasy sports industry lead to progress in some -- but not all -- states. (Associated Press)  read more



Resorts Casino to host Pro Watercross 2016

The casino will become a National Tour Stop on July 23 and July 24, with professional and amateur athletes competing on the Atlantic City beach.  read more

Foxwoods reveals late summer entertainment schedule

The Connecticut casino's August lineup includes live music, comedy and more, highlighted by Terry Fator and Boz Scaggs and Lady Antebellum.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Pennsylvania casino revenue hit a record high this fiscal year, with slot machine and table game earnings exceeding $3.2 billion. The previous high of almost $2.4 billion came during the 2012-13 fiscal year.
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