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November 19, 2007

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November 19, 2007

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arrowJohn Grochowski : Progressions and volatility in gambling

Progressions and volatility in gambling
Grochowski warns that no matter what your game of choice may be or how big or small your wagers are, the house edge is a mathematical certainty.  read more

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New Frontier implosion a dramatic sight

In a spectacular early morning scene last Tuesday, another legendary Las Vegas landmark came crashing down as the 65-year-old New Frontier Hotel and Casino was imploded. A grand display of fireworks preceded the event as thousands were on hand to watch the 16-story building collapse to the ground.  read more
New Frontier implosion a dramatic sight



MGM Grand Macau slated to open next month

The 600-room resort includes 900 slot machines and a glass-ceiling conservatory that is three times the size of the botanical garden at Bellagio.  read more

More arrests expected in Atlantic City crackdown

Police are still searching for suspects following last week's bust of a $22 million sports-gambling ring. The investigation resulted in 23 arrests, including casino employees and four men with alleged ties to the Philadelphia mob.  read more

Nooksack Northwood Casino debuts

Gamblers poured into the new Washington casino last week despite a gauntlet of anti-casino signs posted along the roads leading to the property.  read more

'Bringing Down the House' authors form Blackjack Institute

MIT's infamous card counters are sharing their knowledge by teaching blackjack techniques to players while helping casinos protect the game.  read more

Foxwoods Resort to add luxury shops

Connecticut casino to invest $55 million on new restaurants and shops as it prepares for the opening of its MGM Grand at Foxwoods next spring.  read more

Wynn Las Vegas Resort awarded highest honors

The Las Vegas Michelin Guide has awarded Five Red Pavilions, the highest rating available, to the Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Country Club.  read more

Casinos cash in on wacky gridiron results

September's slew of major college football upsets gave casino operators in Las Vegas $1.058 billion reasons to smile.  read more

Vegas visitor count drops in September

The number of people visiting Las Vegas dipped less than one percent in September, but the percentage of full rooms increased.  read more



Florida tribal slot deal expected soon

Gov. Charlie Crist is expected to allow the Seminole Tribe of Florida to place Las Vegas-style slot machines at its Hard Rock casino and six other sites.  read more

The Reel Life

In this week's edition, the Jackpot Factory is turning eight and giving away some credits while the winning continues at Bodog.  read more

Jackpot Partners to represent Kentucky Derby slot games

Agency hopes that its new 'Run for the Roses' brand will offer 'vast possibilities for exciting, action-packed slot designs.'  read more



PokerTek hits the high seas

Automated poker table company adds PokerPro to all 22 ships in Carnival Cruise Lines' fleet and will introduce the Carnival PokerPro Challenge in January.  read more

Ferguson wins Harvey's Lake Tahoe WSOP Circuit championship

2000 champ becomes the first to win three World Series of Poker Championships as a new attendance record is set.  read more

WSOP Circuit coming to Harrah's New Orleans

WSOP Europe Main Event runner-up John Tabatabai will participate in next week's New Orleans circuit event that will include 10 tournaments.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Groucho Marx got his name because he carried his poker money around in what was called a ‘grouch bag.’
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