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September 22, 2008

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September 22, 2008

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Making the most of your craps bets
Pilarski focuses on the craps table this week, explaining how to best enhance a $25 bet and why he's not a big fan of the "field bet" unless the opportunity to drop the house edge happens to surface.  read more

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Las Vegas woman hits $6.9 million slot jackpot

A longtime patron of the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas became an instant millionaire last week when she hit a multi-level progressive jackpot worth $6,978,752.98 while playing the popular Wheel of Fortune game.  read more
Las Vegas woman hits $6.9 million slot jackpot



McCarran passenger count slips in August

Airline cuts in Las Vegas took a bite out of traffic at McCarran International Airport to the tune of a 9.9 percent decrease in August compared with a year ago.  read more

Casino cheating system netted millions

A husband and wife team of dealers allegedly stripped casinos of millions of dollars with a cheating system built around corrupt dealers at a California Indian casino.  read more

Australia cracking down on pokie pub hours

Authorities are taking measures to reduce the hours of pubs that operate as virtual 24-hour casinos in Brisbane, Logan and the Gold Coast.  read more

Florida asks feds to stop Seminole casino gambling

Attorney General Bill McCollum has asked federal gaming officials to shut down the Seminole Tribe of Florida's expanded casino operations in wake of recent state Supreme Court ruling.  read more

Gaming industry escapes wrath of Hurricane Ike

Hurricane Ike caused some structural damage at Pinnacle Entertainment's L'Auberge du Lac Casino in Lake Charles, La., but the gaming industry emerged relatively unscathed from the massive storm.  read more

Smoking ban spreads throughout Vegas

More and more Las Vegas casinos are beginning to accomodate non-smokers by adding gambling areas that ban smoking.  read more

California governor urged to reject bingo bill

The California Charity Bingo Association is concerned about a bill that would allow larger charities in the state to offer bingo games online and open the door for Indian casinos to move online  read more



Is it too little, too late for IGT?

Shares of slot machine giant International Game Technology have lost more than 60 percent of their value. In addition, the company has lost market share to rivals Bally Technologies and WMS Industries.  read more

The Reel Life

From "thought helmets" to jackpots, this week's edition of the Reel Life has a little something for everyone.  read more



Borgata crowns 2008 Poker Open Champion

Vivek Rajkumar, a 22-year-old who got his start in poker online, won the $1.4 million first-prize at the event which generated a record-breaking $5 million prize pool.  read more

Expanded WSOPE is underway in London

Denmark's Jesper Hougaard captured the £1,500 No Limit Hold'em event Monday night in London at the second edition of the World Series of Poker Europe. A strong field is in attendance for the four-event Series, including Phil Hellmuth and defending Main Event champ Annette Obrestad.  read more

PKR announces the return of Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest 2008 begins Oct. 17 and will offer almost double the prizes of last year with increases on the guarantee of every event.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
By winning Event #1 at the WSOPE, Jesper Hougaard became the the first player in history to win bracelets on both sides of the Atlantic.
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