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October 21, 2013

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October 21, 2013

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How match play coupons stack up to cash
Legendary "Gaming Guru" Al Krigman passed away earlier this month. This week, we dedicate the Strategy Experts section of our newsletter to Krigman by showcasing four of his best columns. And Aaron Todd remembers Krigman in a special top-10 list below.  read more

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Caesars might not escape debt

Caesars carries a gaming industry high of $23.5 billion in long-term debt on its books. Last week, Caesars filed a 900-page document with the Securities and Exchange Commission explaining its debt restructuring plan. But as gaming insider Howard Stutz explains, the restructuring does nothing to reduce the debt and amounts to little more than "kicking the can down the road."  read more
Caesars might not escape debt



Macau gives Sands earnings boost

Las Vegas Sands said its net profits increased 79.2 percent to $626.7 million for the quarter thanks to the company's casino holdings in Macau.  read more

Patterson resigns from AGA

Judy Patterson, senior vice president and executive director of the American Gaming Association, helped found the AGA in 1995 with former organization president Frank Fahrenkopf Jr., who stepped down in June.  read more

Casino City Gang: Online gambling's Archie Karas edition

The Gang discusses an unbelievable run by an online gambler at Aladdin's Gold Casino, the opening of the "Trailer Casino" for a single day in Las Vegas, low numbers for the WSOP Europe Ladies Event and a crazy poker game called SOHE.  read more

As gaming unfolded, Faiss was there

During September's Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, Bob Faiss was honored at a luncheon of the International Association of Gaming Advisors for his "extensive contributions to gaming law."  read more

Penn National Gaming reports profits down in third quarter

The casino operator, which owns M Resort, said its net income for the third quarter was $41.3 million, down from $46.4 million a year ago.  read more

Kelley resigns as executive vice president of Station Casinos

Station Casinos said Kelley, whose sister is married to the company's chairman and CEO, resigned to pursue other professional interests.  read more



McEvoy, Nguyen elected to Poker Hall of Fame

The two World Series of Poker Main Event champions will be inducted on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Rio, a day before the 2013 Main Event final table gets underway.  read more

Tweets of the Week: Can't get enough poker

Phil Ivey plays play-money poker on a laptop during the World Series of Poker Europe and Lex Veldhuis takes a shot at Phil Hellmuth's analysis.  read more

Dover Downs offering enhanced poker room promotions

Free Wi-Fi and phone charging stations are now available, along with tableside food service from open restaurants on the property.  read more

Card Player Poker Tour announces second Florida stop

A nine-tournament series will be held at Palm Beach Kennel Club in West Palm Beach from Dec. 5-16.  read more



Scientific Games completes WMS buyout

The lottery giant finished its $1.5 billion buyout of WMS less than 10 months after the merger was announced.  read more

The Reel Life: Hemorrhoid edition

Hemorrhoids have plagued humanity since the dawn of time, but recent Google data indicates that Americans may recently be experiencing them more often.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The 2013 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event attracted 375 players, down from a field of 420 players a year ago.
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