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February 22, 2010

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February 22, 2010

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arrowAlan Krigman: Does betting more often help?

Does betting more often help?
Krigman says that the longer you play, the greater your chances of a successful round. However, this isn't necessarily equivalent to the likelihood of earning a profit.  read more

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Nevada casinos lose $6.8 billion in 2009

Nevada's highest-grossing casinos generated a net loss of almost $6.8 billion in 2009, by far the largest for the state. The net loss was the first since 2002, when casinos lost $33.5 million after the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001 impacted air travel. The casinos generated the 2009 net loss from total revenue of more than $22 billion.  read more
Nevada casinos lose $6.8 billion in 2009



Relive the "Jersey Shore" at the Tropicana

The Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City is offering a "Jersey Shore Package" for fans of the popular MTV show.  read more

Obama talks "love" to Vegas business group

President Barack Obama addressed a group of 600 business leaders at CityCenter on Friday and said, despite previous comments, he "loves" Las Vegas.  read more

Icahn completes Fontainebleau purchase

Billionaire corporate raider Carl Icahn completed a $150 million purchase of the unfinished Strip development late Thursday.  read more

Harrah's acquisition of Planet Hollywood approved

Harrah's chief financial officer said the company expects to triple or even quadruple the property's cash flow over the next few years.  read more

Cantor Gaming signs mobile deal with Hard Rock

Cantor Gaming will be providing mobile gaming in designated areas of the Hard Rock resort in Las Vegas.  read more

LV Sands moves to add table games at Pennsylvania casino

Las Vegas Sands has filed a formal application with Pennsylvania gaming regulators to add 80 table games to the Sands Bethlehem casino.  read more



The Gang talks NAPT and live-betting

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Gary Trask and Dan Igo discuss ESPN airing the North American Poker Tour, live-betting on TV shows and make their weekly best bets.  read more

ESPN2 to air North American Poker Tour

PokerStars has reached a deal with ESPN to televise the newly-launched North American Poker Tour beginning in April.  read more

NAPT Mohegan Sun schedule announced

Mohegan Sun in Connecticut will host 38 poker events over 16 days in March and April as part of the third stop on the North American Poker Tour.  read more

NBC Heads-Up Championship returns to Caesars Palace

The sixth annual National Heads-Up Poker Championship will take place March 4-7 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  read more

Benyamine takes Party Poker Premier League IV title

Poker pro David Benyamine defeated Luke Schwartz heads-up to win the title and take home $476,000.  read more

Swede wins EPT Copenhagen

22-year-old Anton Wigg, who won his seat in a €500 satellite on PokerStars, bested a field of 423 players to take home a first prize of €494,000.  read more

Dutch college student wins UKIPT Manchester

Joeri Zandvliet outlasted a field of 518 to win the inaugural U.K. event on the new PokerStars U.K. & Ireland Poker Tour.  read more



The Reel Life

If the Reel Life was ever robbed, we would certainly call the police. Unless we had a pot growing operation. A couple in New Jersey didn't feel the same way.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Gaming revenues on the Strip from baccarat were more than $970 million in 2009, an increase of 26.5 percent compared with 2008.
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