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February 2, 2009

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February 2, 2009

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arrowAlan Krigman: When do hedge bets make sense?

When do hedge bets make sense?
While most gambling gurus disdain hedges because they raise the edge on the action and lower effective payback ratios, Krigman thinks players should use them to their advantage while playing roulette.  read more

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Poker in Las Vegas, electronic style

Casino City's Gary Trask provides a first-hand account of his trip to the Excalibur where he bought into a No Limit Hold'em tournament inside the only all-electronic poker room in Las Vegas and learned to have fun playing poker with no cards to handle, no chips to clack and no dealer to tip.  read more
Poker in Las Vegas, electronic style



It's official: 2008 was tough on casinos

The cost of doing business on the Strip has skyrocketed, with casinos attempting to lure customers with more discounts and freebies amid a worsening economy  read more

Plans for a new downtown casino in the works

A Las Vegas developer has filed plans for a 47-story hotel-casino in Union Park that if built would become the first new downtown casino since 1979.  read more

AC casinos show off NYC express train

The Atlantic City Express Service -- otherwise known as ACES -- will begin regular weekend service on Friday.  read more

Developer hopes M is magnetic

The $1-billion hotel-casino at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway is set to open March 1, 17 months after construction began.  read more

Sale of Tropicana in Atlantic City stalls

While the recession is fueling price wars in Las Vegas, Atlantic City's Tropicana casino has bigger problems due to the depressed economy.  read more

Strip ushers in year's second New Year's celebration

Four weeks after the traditional New Year's Eve, Strip resorts are welcoming the month-long Chinese New Year celebration that is expected to bring millions of dollars into the Las Vegas economy.  read more



Slingo pays out big in January

Slingo slot machines in New York and New Jersey paid out more than $700,000 in total winnings last month with four jackpots over $100,000 each.  read more

Bidding for Maryland slot licenses begins today

Officials in Maryland hope their state won't suffer the same fate as Kansas, where two slot companies withdrew bids to build casinos.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life has sympathy for those performing the thankless job of school-bus driver. But we have to wonder about an Illinois bus driver, who let the frustration of misbehaving children get the best of her.  read more



WSOP commish defends final-table delay

WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack tells Casino City that the decision to delay the Main Event final table in 2009 was based largely on the success of last year's event and hinted even more changes may be in store in November.  read more

Dream Team Poker tournament set for March 27-29

As many as 100 teams are expected to compete for a $150,000 prize pool when Dream Team Poker opens its second team-oriented tournament to the public at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  read more

Local wins APT Philippines event

Filipino Neil Arce bested a field of 262 to win $185,000 at the Asian Poker Tour Philippines Main Event in Manila last week.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
About 13,000 new hotel rooms are slated to open in Las Vegas this year, despite the fact that visitation to the city dropped 4% in 2008.
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