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August 20, 2007

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August 20, 2007

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arrowAlan Krigman : What you can learn from Two-Finger Morra

What you can learn from Two-Finger Morra
You're probably familiar with some form of Two-Finger Morra. In one version of the game, you and an opponent each show one or two fingers at the same time. When the total number of fingers is two or four, the person designated as Odd pays the player acting as Even that number of units. Conversely for totals of one or three.  read more

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Trendy spots may face choice: Serve food or allow smoking

Some of Las Vegas' hottest nightclubs and lounges must ban smoking because they also operate as restaurants at other times of the day, health authorities have quietly concluded. Casino operators Tuesday were reluctant to react to the news, reflecting the lingering confusion over the voter-approved smoking restrictions and how they continue to be interpreted.  read more
Trendy spots may face choice: Serve food or allow smoking



Tropicana makeover on hold for now

The start of the Tropicana's $2.5 billion makeover has been delayed until at least 2008 because of a volatile debt market and rising construction costs, a company spokesman confirmed late last week.  read more

Herbst revenue jump goes up in smoke

Herbst boosted revenue during the second quarter, thanks largely to the addition of three casinos in Primm. However, tough anti-smoking laws covering grocery stores, convenience stores and restaurants continue to hurt revenue from slot-machine route operations.  read more

U.K. TV companies cash in on new law

Television companies are set to scoop the jackpot next month, with gaming groups queueing up to put their ads on air for the first time.  read more

Sands official touts Venetian Macau

The opening of the $2.4 billion Venetian Macau this month will encapsulate 10 years of innovation on the Strip in one swoop, Las Vegas Sands Corp. President Bill Weidner said last week.  read more

U.S. credit turmoil hits Packer's plans

Plans by James Packer's Macau casino business to raise $3.5 billion to finance its expansion plans have been hit by the turmoil in U.S. credit markets, which has shut off new lending for the casino business in the city.  read more

Sands enters Massachusetts race

Sands officially entered the Mass. casino sweepstakes last week, confirming interest in building a Mass. gambling resort.  read more

Taiwan considers casinos

Taiwan's plans come after Macau overtook the Las Vegas Strip in gaming revenue last year for the first time and Singapore's inroads into the casino sector helped boost its property market.  read more

Seneca Allegany Casino expansion planned

Seneca Gaming Corp. plans to build a second hotel tower, with additional gambling space, at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca. The project is expected to cost more than $170 million, according to Buffalo News.  read more



WPT returns to Fallsview Casino Resort

The North American Poker Championship - the only Canadian stop on the World Poker Tour - will once again be held at the Fallsview Casino Resort's Grand Hall from Oct. 26 to Nov. 2.  read more

Battle of the sexes winner crowned

The men needed lady luck to beat the women in the first Purple Lounge Battle of the Sexes. Players from Denmark, Italy, Germany and the U.K. played in London last weekend to see which gender would prevail.  read more



Florida tribal gaming deal near completion

Gov. Charlie Crist and the Seminole Tribe of Florida are down to the 'nitty gritty' issues as they push to have a deal in place this week giving the tribe Las Vegas-style slot machines, according to an attorney for the Seminoles.  read more

Slots arrive at Mount Airy Casino

The first shipment of slot machines arrived last week at the new $412 million Mount Airy Casino Resort, which is on track to complete initial construction and open its doors to customers in Oct. 2007.  read more

The Reel Life

In this week's installment, Vernon S. takes Bodog for a ride, Eileen K. celebrates her massive jackpot at the pub and Intercasino announces their plans for a big summer slots party.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The original title of Doyle Brunson's Super System was How I Won $1,000,000 Playing Poker.
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The Gambler
The Gambler
If you looked up the definition of problem gambler in a dictionary, you'd see a picture of James Caan playing Axel Freed. Freed just has to gamble and that means trouble. Caan won an academy award for this role and his performance alone makes the movie worth watching.

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