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June 21, 2010

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June 21, 2010

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arrowMark Pilarski: Players can get paid to play

Players can get paid to play
Pilarski explains players can turn negative sessions into positive sessions at video blackjack just by using player cards. When proficient play is coupled with incentives, blackjack can become a winning proposition.  read more

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Field set for WSOP Tournament of Champions event

The top-20 vote-getters for the World Series of Poker's Tournament of Champions were revealed Thursday after more than 335,000 votes were cast. Phil Ivey (right) was the top vote-getter, edging Daniel Negreanu by 28 votes. They will join 18 others, five automatic qualifiers and two sponsor's exemptions in the tournament.  read more
Field set for WSOP Tournament of Champions event



Atlantic City casinos say no to iGaming

Legislation that would allow Atlantic City casinos to offer Internet gambling recently cleared a big hurdle, but the casinos themselves say they want it to fail.  read more

Penn National gets gaming license approval

The Nevada Gambling Commission granted Penn National a gaming license, which clears the way for the company to acquire a Las Vegas property.  read more

Wynn Resorts increases payroll despite layoffs

The casino company is restoring nearly 3,700 workers to full-time work schedules and pay, but will lay off 261 workers at its two Strip resorts.  read more

Shareholders approve MGM Mirage name change

Shareholders of MGM Mirage approved a proposal at their annual meeting that will change the company's name to “MGM Resorts International.”  read more

Vegas company withdraws from Detroit casino

Las Vegas-based Warner Gaming told Michigan regulators it has withdrawn its application to manage Greektown Casino.  read more



The Gang makes World Cup picks

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo discuss online gambling legislation in New Jersey, updates from the WSOP and continue to make their World Cup picks.  read more

PokerStars "Big Game" debut is a winner

"The Big Game" combines some of the most successful elements of other televised poker shows and adds a few new wrinkles to create what just might be the best poker show on television today.  read more

Farha wins third WSOP bracelet

Sammy Farha won his third World Series of Poker gold bracelet and $488,241 in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split World Championship.  read more

Law student tops "the Master" to win WSOP bracelet

Jeffrey Pompola defeated Men Nguyen heads-up to win $667,433 in the $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em championship.  read more

Former dealer makes history at WSOP

David Warga became the first player to win the Casino Employees Championship and an open gold bracelet event at the World Series of Poker after taking down the $1,500 Seven-Card Stud High-Low Split championship.  read more

PokerStars NAPT to head to Los Angeles

The North American Poker Tour will visit the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles from November 12-17.  read more



The Reel Life

When The Reel Life isn't playing the online slots, we like to scour the Internet for bizarre stories. And this story from Germany takes the cake for the most bizarre of the year.  read more

Connecticut casinos see drop in slot revenue

Slot revenue in May was down seven percent at Mohegan Sun and six percent at Foxwoods when compared to the same month last year.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold’em World Championship at this year's World Series of Poker was the biggest seniors poker event ever with 3,142 entries.
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