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November 2, 2015

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November 2, 2015

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arrowMark Pilarski: Warning: Stay away from 3-5-7 Poker

Warning: Stay away from 3-5-7 Poker
In 3-5-7 Poker, players bet against the house and are paid when their hand is good enough to rank on a standard pay table. But it fails to meet Pilarski's standard of no more than a 2% house edge.  read more

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Poker pros and media make WSOP Main Event final table predictions

Casino City asked a collection of poker players and media personalities, including three Main Event champions, who will win the World Series of Poker Main Event. While it's not surprising the consensus pick is chip leader Joe McKeehen, many of our experts are calling for an upset, offering interesting insights on how it will all unfold once the cards are in the air this Sunday.  read more
Poker pros and media make WSOP Main Event final table predictions



ESPN WSOP Main Event coverage recap

After seven days of play and 16 episodes, the 2015 November Nine was decided during ESPN's Sunday night coverage, but not before a wildly entertaining series of outbursts, bust outs and hilarious one-liners.  read more

PokerStars festivals combine for Asia Pacific Poker Tour

The poker tour will make multiple stops in Macau, Melbourne, Seoul and Manila throughout 2016.  read more



Las Vegas tourism numbers surge in September

Some of the increase is attributed to Labor Day weekend falling mostly in September rather than August and the earlier date for the Life Is Beautiful festival.  read more

Nevada gaming revenue increases 1.5% in September

The increase ends a three-month slide, with baccarat play returning to normal levels and revenue on the Strip increasing by 2%.  read more

Lyft becomes first ride-hailing company to operate at McCarran

The company picked up its first customers in its pink-mustachioed cars last week and is giving customers $5 off two separate rides through April 20.  read more

Social gaming revolutionizes the casino floor

Social casino revenue will reach $3.3 billion this year and could top $4 billion by 2017, according to gaming analyst Adam Krejcik.  read more

Las Vegas is losing its grasp on trade shows

Despite Las Vegas hosting three of the 10 largest convention venues in the nation, several big trade shows are considering relocating next year.  read more

Las Vegas Club sports memorabilia to be sold

A pop-up gallery will open at the Plaza on Tuesday to sell the hundreds of sports-themed items that used to decorate the Las Vegas Club.  read more



Melco Crown's Studio City opens its doors

The $3.2-billion, Hollywood-themed resort casino was designed to become Asia's "entertainment capital," according to its CEO.  read more

Foxwoods holding annual 'Stuff the Bus' giving campaign

All proceeds from the seasonal donation event, which runs from Nov. 7 to Dec. 12, will benefit the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and its "Tommy Toy" Fund program.  read more

Eldorado Resorts reverses Q3 net loss

The company still reported a decline in revenue, but management believes the company is on the right path to increasing its profitability.  read more

Laguna Niguel player wins Toyota RAV4 at Pala Casino

Danh D. is the latest winner in the Win-A-Car Every Friday promotion.  read more

Interblock names Tom Rafferty global general counsel

Rafferty comes to Interblock from Scientific Games, where he served as deputy general counsel, corporate assets.  read more

Macao Gaming Show aims to attract the best of European luxury

Some of the biggest names in European gaming will be exhibiting at the Venetian Macao next month.  read more



Penny slot player wins huge jackpot

The California native won $142,608 at Table Mountain Casino on his favorite machine, the Stacking Mystery Crystal Beauty, which offers an exclusive Massive Cash Jackpot.  read more

The Reel Life: Press conference edition

Postgame press conferences are boring, repetitive exercises, but Weird Al Yankovic manages to find a little fun in his latest parody video.  read more



Nevada Gaming Control ruling rattles DFS

The decision puts the two largest daily fantasy sports companies, each valued at $1.3 billion, in a difficult financial position.  read more

Daily fantasy sports group forms regulatory agency

The Fantasy Sports Control Agency, formed by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and chaired by a former Secretary of Labor, will create an independent self-regulation system for the industry.  read more

Chaffetz avoids fantasy sports as he seeks Web gambling ban

The Republican representative from Utah is pursuing a federal ban on Internet gambling that is aimed largely at online poker, but would keep the current exemptions for fantasy sports and horse racing.  read more

Dan's DFS picks for NFL Week 8

While he missed out on the onslaught of points scored in the Giants-Saints game, Dan did have nice picks on Julio Jones at WR and the Dallas defense.  read more

This Week in Gambling: Does a "Black Friday" loom for DFS?

The consequences of the DFS "insider information" scandal intensify as an FBI investigation develops an ominous plot twist.  read more



Dancing With the Stars coming to Mohegan Sun

The "Dance All Night Tour" features a bigger cast than ever before and takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. Tickets are $45 and are on sale now.  read more

Mary J. Blige headlines Foxwoods' November lineup

The Connecticut casino presents a diverse lineup of entertainment this month that includes comedy, music, magic and Muay Thai.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Jonathan Duhamel (2010) is the only WSOP Main Event champion from the November Nine Era to capture the bracelet after entering the final table as the chip leader.
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