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July 21, 2008

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July 21, 2008

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Non-gaming casino trip tips
Grochowski writes about things to consider at a casino other than gambling, including how to ask for comps, why valet parking is so handy and how to make sure you don't ignore life's basic needs when visiting Vegas.  read more

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2008 WSOP Main Event final table is set, but will be played in Nov.

The second-largest field in WSOP Main Event history has been played down to nine, setting up a historic final table that will take place in November. Casino City was on the scene in Las Vegas for the Main Event and has the full story from last week's action when it took nearly 14 hours to whittle the remaining field of 27 down to the final nine.  read more
2008 WSOP Main Event final table is set, but will be played in Nov.



Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs opens its doors

The grand opening on Friday included the Mohegan ritual Smudge Pot Ceremony, four world champion parachutists carrying a 500-square-foot banner and the Color Guard of the Pennsylvania National Guard.  read more

Wynn Resorts announces new job opportunities

Wynn Resorts is now accepting applications for 5,300 newly created job opportunities as it prepares to unveil Encore, the new signature resort in the Wynn collection on the Las Vegas strip.  read more

Tortoises slow plans to open Nüwü Casino and RV Resort

The discovery of tortoises on the 160-acre site of the Nüwü Casino and RV Resort in Twentynine Palms, Calif. has likely pushed back the opening of the casino 30 to 60 days.  read more

Red Hawk Casino opens job center

The 1,750 jobs available will make the California casino the largest private employer in El Dorado County. The company said it expects as many as 20,000 applications before the venue opens in late 2008.  read more

Fantasy Springs celebrates 'Crazy 888's Day'

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. is offering its guests a chance to win up to $888 in the 8/8/08 Cash Giveaway on Aug. 8, 2008.  read more

Barona casino tops list

Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the 2008 Southern California Indian Gaming Casino Satisfaction Study that was conducted by J.D. Power and Associates.  read more



Grandfather wins new convertible

Owen Gray of Louisiana won a new gray convertible Ford Mustang at Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis earlier this month on the 'Ticket to Drive' nickel slot machine.  read more

The Reel Life

This week's edition has a shout out to Casino Tropez and its Tour De France promotion as well as a big winner at Jackpot Factory.  read more

Four Winds Casino Resort slot results strong

The slowing economy is not keeping people away from Michigan's Four Winds Casino Resort, which collected about $146.6 million in slot machine revenue over the six-month period that ended March 30.  read more



WSOP calls on A-Team of dealers at Main Event

Under the bright lights of the TV cameras and the pressure of the late stages of the Main Event, six elite dealers were controlling the action at the tables last Monday as the field was narrowed down to nine players.  read more

Main Event finalists reflect on 117-day pause

The nine players who reached the final table of the WSOP Main Event are in the midst of their break while Harrah's gets ready to start its extensive promotion of the November finale.  read more

World Poker Tour moves to Fox Sports Network

After several seasons with the Travel Channel and the Game Show Network, the WPT hopes it has found a permanent home on FSN, which already broadcasts other poker programming.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Consumer spending at commercial casinos was up 16.2% in the state of Iowa last year, the highest such increase in the U.S.
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