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April 20, 2009

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April 20, 2009

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arrowMark Pilarski: Inside a dealer's day at the casino

Inside a dealer's day at the casino
Pilarski answers a question from a reader regarding how casino dealers are assigned specific tables and whether or not they deal different games on the same shift. He also has some blackjack advice for beginners.  read more

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WSOP Europe releases 2009 tournament schedule

The 2009 World Series of Poker Europe presented by Betfair begins Sept. 18 at the Casino at the Empire in London and will feature four bracelet tournaments, including a new £2,500 Pot Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha mixed event. The £10,000 Main Event -- won last year by John Juanda -- starts Sunday, Sept. 27  read more
WSOP Europe releases 2009 tournament schedule



CityCenter talks continuing

MGM Mirage and Dubai World are in negotioations to finalize a plan that will fund the completion of the $8.7 billion project.  read more

Harrah's may need more relief

Analysts say that Harrah's needs to negotiate further debt relief if it hopes to avoid bankruptcy.  read more

Florida Senate votes to allow full casino gambling

The legislative body voted 27-11 to expand a gambling agreement between the Seminole Tribe and Gov. Charlie Crist in an effort to attract high rollers.  read more

Analysts pleased with Pinnacle

Two Wall Street analysts praised the Las Vegas-based gaming company based on solid results from properties in Louisiana and Missouri.  read more

Status of Massachusetts Indian casino up in the air

The Mashpee Wampanoag said its proposed casino would be smaller than expected and possibly take longer to build because of the economy and a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.  read more

Station parcels offered for sale

Station Casinos is trying to sell several parcels of land it controls, including the former Castaways site.  read more

Caesars reaches agreement with Mets

Caesars Atlantic City advertisements will be prominently displayed at Citi Field after Harrah's Entertainment reached a multi-year deal with the Mets last week.  read more

Deutsche Bank drops gaming coverage

The investment house dropped its research coverage after its Las Vegas-based analyst formed an independent research and advisory firm.  read more



Woman wins gigantic $33 million jackpot

A Reno woman won more than $33 million on Easter Sunday after hitting the Megabucks jackpot at Terrible's Rail City casino in Sparks, Nevada.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life knows the world can be a cruel place. But our tough luck pales in comparison to the fortune of a police officer in St. Louis.  read more

Maryland politician trying to squash slot plan

An anti-slots politician will submit a proposal to squelch a plan for a casino at the Arundel Mills mall.  read more



Christer Johansson wins Irish Poker Open

The 39-year-old Swede outlasted a field of 700 players and took home a first prize of €600,000 in his biggest tourament win since 2003.  read more

Howard Lederer hosting celebrity poker tournament

A "Poker After Dark" seat is on the line at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on July 1.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
NBA star Allen Iverson has been banned by the MGM and Greektown casinos in Detroit after reportedly throwing his chips and cards at dealers and being loud and disruptive.
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