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arrowAl Krigman: Getting the odds to work for you at blackjack

Getting the odds to work for you at blackjack
Gaming guru Al Krigman shows how you can get a leg up on the house at the blackjack table, and not just by playing "by the book."  read more

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Negreanu falls short of Main Event final table

For the second time in his career, Daniel Negreanu finished 11th at the World Series of Poker Main Event. Negreanu was eliminated by the tournament's chip leader, Joe McKeehen, who will attempt to win the Main Event in November when final table play resumes at the Penn and Teller Theater in the Rio.  read more
Negreanu falls short of Main Event final table



WSOP Main Event shifts the meaning of 'social'

Casino City's Vin Narayanan looks at poker's evolution as a "social game" in his recap of Day 6 at the World Series of Poker Main Event.  read more

LAPT announces collaboration with BSOP Millions

The Latin American Poker Tour will partner with the Brazil Series of Poker for a 32-event poker festival over nine days from Nov. 25-Dec. 3.  read more



Wynn threatens suit against Boston mayor

Steve Wynn sent a letter demanding Marty Walsh apologize for statements made about Wynn Resorts in Boston's lawsuit against the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.  read more

Sale of to 888 could impact Nevada

888, which holds a Nevada gaming license and partners with Caesars to operate online gaming sites in Nevada and New Jersey, paid $1.4 billion for, which does not have a Nevada license but runs online gaming sites in New Jersey with Boyd Gaming.  read more

Atlantic City must figure out how to pay Boyd $151 million

The city owes property tax refunds dating back to to 2011 to the owner of the Borgata, but Mayor Don Guardian says paying Boyd back in the near future is "unsustainable" for the city.  read more

Moody's revises U.S. gaming market outlook to 'stable'

Analysts predict modest revenue growth over the next 12 to 18 months, saying consumers are still hamstrung by weak growth in personal income.  read more

Eldorado deal for MGM casinos makes company king of Reno

The company, which already controlled the Eldorado Reno, now owns the three largest resorts in the city after its acquisition of Circus Circus and Silver Legacy.  read more

New Caesars CEO blamed for Hertz accounting failures

Hertz said the lack of oversight by Mark Frissora led to "material misstatements" in the company's 2011, 2012 and 2013 financial reports totaling $207 million.  read more

Uber, Lyft licensing fees in Nevada will be highest in the nation

The proposed regulations for ride-hailing companies to operate in Nevada include hefty fees and taxes, but regulators maintain they are necessary to offset the costs of enforcing regulatory compliance.  read more

MGM Resorts to build 5,000-seat theater at Monte Carlo

The $100 million theater is the latest in a line of nongaming developments MGM is investing in at its nine Strip resorts.  read more



The Reel Life: Chizza edition

Fried chicken is good. Pizza is good. Put them together and you've hit the jackpot.  read more

Scientific Games to develop slot machine based on Tetris

The classic building block-style video game has been downloaded for mobile devices more than 525 million times, according to the company.  read more



Adam Silver supports legalized betting

The NBA commissioner supports the idea of legalized sports betting at the federal level, but is concerned that New Jersey would not have the kind of mechanisms that Nevada has to ensure there's no breach of integrity.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The final table of the 2015 WSOP Main Event is set, with six Americans, one Israeli, one Belgian and one Italian returning to Las Vegas to play to a winner in November.
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