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June 23, 2008

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June 23, 2008

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arrowJerry Stickman: Planning and preparation pay off

Planning and preparation pay off
While a visit to a casino can be a great escape, it can also turn out to be expensive. Stickman explains how to prepare for a casino session, the best way to make your bankroll last and the trick to securing comps.  read more

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Benyamine adds WSOP bracelet to an already impressive resume

You can knock the name "David Benyamine" off the list of "Best Players to Never Win a WSOP Bracelet." The talented Frenchman won the world title that had previously escaped him when he prevailed in the $10,000 Omaha High-Low Split event over the weekend and cashed in for $535,687.  read more
Benyamine adds WSOP bracelet to an already impressive resume



MGM opening boosts Foxwoods' slots revenue

Foxwoods Resort Casino and MGM Grand at Foxwoods joined forces to post slot revenue of $72.5 million in May, nearly eight percent higher than its net slot win a year ago. The MGM at Foxwoods opened May 17.  read more

NIGC announces 2007 Indian gaming revenues

The National Indian Gaming Commission reported that net revenues from Indian gaming continue to grow, increasing 5% from 2006 and generating $26 billion in revenues in 2007.  read more

Former cage manager sentenced for embezzlement

Jami Romine is heading to jail after being charged with creating bogus player accounts and stealing $343,000 from the Silver Legacy casino.  read more

Australian gaming tycoon nears deal in Philippines

James Packer is expected to sign a $1.5-billion deal to build a hotel and casino resort in the Philippines that will turn a piece of land on Manila Bay into one of Asia's biggest gaming destinations.  read more

Caesars Windsor wins rave reviews

The $439 million expansion and renovation project located on the Canadian side of the Detroit River has transformed Ontario's first casino-resort into a property rivaling the world's best.  read more

Harrah's casinos earn license renewals

The four casinos in Atlantic City owned by Harrah's were awarded new five-year licenses, despite union complaints about contract negotiations.  read more

MGM announces non-gaming hotel project in China

MGM Mirage and its Chinese joint-venture partner announced their first non-gaming hotel project in mainland China last week.  read more

Louisiana revenue jumps

Fueled by a big holiday weekend and the arrival of federal tax rebate checks, Louisiana casinos saw a 10.4 percent jump in gambling revenue in May.  read more



The Reel Life

We've got definitive proof this week that playing the slots (or bingo) online is a smarter proposition than losing your phone while robbing a house.  read more



Swede eyes another cash at WSOP Main Event

Purple Lounge professional Stefan Mattsson is a self-taught poker player who may be a sleeper in the upcoming World Series of Poker's Main Event after a pair of Top-60 finishes in his first two appearances.  read more

Poker Tour of the Americas schedule released

Vega Promotional Systems announced it has narrowed the list of stops for the inaugural season of the Poker Tour of the Americas to six cities across the world.  read more

PKR sets sail for APT Macau

Qualifiers are underway for's Asian Poker Tour event that will feature a prize pool worth $1.5 million.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
It is estimated that global gambling revenue will pass $155 billion in 2012 after growing at a rate of 6.5% per year, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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