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October 22, 2007

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October 22, 2007

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The insane of gambling
Scoblete admits that some casino gamblers are 'completely bonkers, as in nuts, crazy, ill-tempered, stupid, and whatever other negative adjective you'd like to conjure up' and he demonstrates from experience why he has come to this realization.  read more

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Absolute Poker responds to charges of insider cheating

Absolute Poker owner Joe Norton admitted Sunday that a security breach had allowed cheating at the popular online poker room and promised to refund players any money they had lost.  read more
Absolute Poker responds to charges of insider cheating



Fremont launches Ante 21 game

The Fremont Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is now offering Ante 21, a game that combines blackjack and poker. In this game, players try to beat the dealer with their best 2-card poker hand at the conclusion of their blackjack hand.  read more

Venetian to gets its fifth diamond

The Venetian has joined the highest tier of luxury hotels after announcing it has won its first AAA Five Diamond award. With more than 4,000 rooms, the Venetian is the largest property to be recognized with AAA's top honor.  read more

Borgata hosts Women in Wine

The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa will host a charity wine tasting called Women in Wine on Saturday, Nov. 10. The event will be presented by the Borgata Heart & Soul Foundation and sponsored by Wine Spectator magazine.  read more

Sands Casino imploded

The fall of the former Sands Casino Hotel on Sunday marked the first casino-hotel implosion on the East Coast and cleared the way for a multi-billion-dollar gaming resort to be built in the heart of the Atlantic City Boardwalk.  read more

Leyden leads the charge for iMEGA in bid to restrain UIGEA

As he awaits the court's ruling, iMEGA President Edward Leyden talks about his organization's chances to obtain relief from the UIGEA regulations.  read more

Palazzo welcomes aboard new hires

With its grand opening just two months away, the new Palazzo in Las Vegas announced the hiring of 64 front desk employees that were chosen from a list of 55,000 applicants.  read more

Island Resort & Casino garners awards

The Island Resort & Casino in Michigan earned top honors from Midwest Gaming and Travel magazine in a number of different categories ranging from best bingo jackpots to best RV park.  read more

Trump opens Penthouse Suites

After an investment of more than $14 million, 'The Donald' has brought the ultimate in luxury hotel accommodations to Atlantic City this week with the opening of The Penthouse Suites at Trump Taj Mahal.  read more

Vegas vacancy goes flat as hotel occupancy high

The gambling capital of the world remains a desirable destination as seen by an occupancy rate of more than 91 percent in August, the seventh consecutive month with a rate higher than 90 percent.  read more



The Reel Life

In this week's installment, an Imperial Casino player turns out to be Space Ace and online slots get some Spanish flavor.  read more

Spa Resort awards another slot jackpot

A Palm Desert man became the second person to take home a jackpot worth more than $85,000 in the past week at Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs.  read more



New poker thinking society attracts legends

Howard Lederer and Crandell Addington kicked off the first of a series of forums focusing on life lessons that can be learned from the game of poker.  read more

DoylesRoom is Coming (Back) to America, the online poker site endorsed by 10-time World Series of Poker champion Doyle Brunson, announced last week that it has once again begun accepting U.S. players.  read more

Trump Taj Mahal hosts million dollar poker game

Trump Taj Mahal will host the largest cash poker game in Atlantic City on Thursday as 10 players will buy in for at least $100,000 each.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The metal bowl that coins fall into when a slot machine pays out is made of a special metal to augment the noise made as the coins hit the surface.
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