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arrowJohn Grochowski: A shuffle through the gaming mailbag

A shuffle through the gaming mailbag
Grochowski digs into the mailbag to answer a few questions from readers, including one on odds and whether there is any advantage to a casino player getting free play instead of cash.  read more

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Ivey reaches final table at WSOP Main Event

The World Series of Poker's Main Event saw its field of 6,494 players narrowed down to the November Nine Wednesday night and the biggest name still standing is none other than Phil Ivey. But when play finally resumes at the Rio following a 12-week pause everybody will be chasing chip leader Darvin Moon, a relative newcomer to the game who has proven to be a formidable foe.  read more

Ivey reaches final table at WSOP Main Event



Last of original November Nine departs

Dennis Phillips isn't among the final 27 players at the World Series of Poker Main Event. But Phil Ivey is -- and he has a lot of chips. Look out world.  read more

Poker's biggest stars still alive in WSOP Main Event

While Dennis Phillips was outlasting J.C. Tran, Joe Hachem and Peter Eastgate at one table, Phil Ivey and Antonio Esfandiari moved into position to challenge for the championship as the Main Event field thinned to 64.  read more



Commerce Casino offering off-track betting

Horse racing fans can place bets and watch televised races at the Los Angeles area casino, the first off-track betting site approved under a California initiative.  read more

Penn National applies for Nevada gaming license

The casino operator has applied for a state gaming license after acquiring a piece of a small slot machine distributor.  read more

Caesars Palace opens new convention area

Caesars Palace opened 110,000 square feet of new convention and meeting space as part of a $1 billion expansion project.  read more

AC security guards get more power

Security guards in Atlantic City casinos now have the power to detain suspected underage gamblers and drinkers.  read more

Analyst: Sands Bethlehem needs more to compete

A Stifel Nicolaus gaming analyst said business at the new Pennsylvania casino has slowed considerably.  read more

Silverton thriving in downturn

The casino's "Living' Lodge" ad campaign has reintroduced the Silverton to local residents and is helping to stave off competition.  read more

Fontainebleau owner suing ... himself?

Jeffrey Soffer's Turnberry West Construction filed a lawsuit in Florida bankruptcy court against Fontainebleau Las Vegas, which Soffer also owns.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life likes to get away from the online slots sometimes to hit the links. A woman from Great Britain could have used a refresher on the game, especially some of the basic terms.  read more

Good news for slots in Ohio and Illinois

Governors in both states approved legislation that will add an estimated 40,000 to 75,000 new slot machines in the combined markets.  read more

Slot win at Connecticut casinos dips

The slot machine win in June at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun fell 9.1 percent as compared to last year.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The 2009 World Series of Poker attracted a record 60,875 entrants from 115 different nations with a prize pool worth more than $174 million.
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