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November 23, 2015

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November 23, 2015

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Why blackjack insurance is a bad bet

Why blackjack insurance is a bad bet
Grochowski explains why, unless you're a card counter, insurance is typically bad bet, using the example of a recent session in which his saying, "I'm here to gamble," paid off to the dismay of a fellow player and the dealer.  read more

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A newbie's view of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event

Casino City's copy editor had never watched the WSOP on ESPN before she started editing episode recaps over the summer. She decided to watch this year's Main Event on YouTube -- all 25 hours of it -- to see what all the fuss is about.  read more
A newbie's view of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event



'Casino' unflinching in its view of Las Vegas

The Review Journal looks back at Martin Scorsese's "Casino" and details what the popular motion picture did for Las Vegas, and how it depicted a city often blown out of proportion on the silver screen.  read more

Street performers limited to new rules on Fremont Street

"Buskers" now must follow a new Las Vegas ordinance, restricting them to roughly three dozen 6-foot circles painted to look like poker chips on the pavement.  read more

Las Vegas casino nightclubs hit with new regulations

Nevada regulators aim to avoid regulatory complaints regarding illicit activity inside the venues.  read more



DraftKings lawyer tears down anti-DFS claims

Power attorney David Boies met with the media on Friday to discuss his client's war with the New York attorney general, and in the process proved why his hiring was a worthwhile move for the daily fantasy sports giant.  read more

Let's call DFS what it is — gambling

Howard Stutz believes the daily fantasy sports industry will be able to move forward only if the major players first admit the game is a form of gambling.  read more

A recap of Dan's DFS picks for NFL Week 11

Sunday was a severe struggle for our resident DFS expert, who failed to get the boost he was looking for when he "stacked" Oakland QB Derek Carr and WR Michael Crabtree.  read more

Massachusetts AG proposes regulations for DFS industry

The draft regulations lay out a significant number of consumer protections that include prohibiting play by minors, ensuring more truthful advertising, and an increase in transparency.  read more



The Reel Life: Daily fantasy roast edition

On "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver provides a breakdown on the controversies surrounding the daily fantasy sports industry and its insistence that it's not gambling.  read more



California governor welcomes new Bicycle Casino

The seven-story, 117,907 square-foot boutique luxury hotel located 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles officially opens to the public on Dec. 1.  read more

Avengers, Transformers attractions coming to Treasure Island

The separate spaces — 28,000 square feet in total — are due to open in March and replace the long-since departed pirate battles that took place in the property's Buccaneer Bay since the resort opened in 1993.  read more

Wynn delays opening of Macau resort

The revised opening date for the $4.1 billion Wynn Palace, now three months behind schedule, is June 25, 2016.  read more

Nevada Gaming Commission approves three buyouts

Eldorado Resorts' acquisition of MGM's holdings in Reno for $72.5 million will give the company a 32% share of the hotel rooms in the city.  read more

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino fined by PA Gaming Control Board

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved fines totaling $22,500 against Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack in Delaware County.  read more

Pala kicking off 2016 with $20,160 cash giveaway

The California casino will be rewarding players with $2,016 prizes every 15 minutes from 1 a.m. to 3:15 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 1.  read more



Poker Central to air high roller cash game

Millions are on the line when old school and progressive personalities collide in poker's newest high stakes game, the Super High Roller Cash Game, on Dec. 2.  read more



Jerry Seinfeld highlights December entertainment lineup at Foxwoods Casino

Grammy winners, world-class comedians and magic shows to perform at the Connecticut casino next month.  read more

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons heading to Fantasy Springs

Tickets are on sale for the "Jersey Boys" performance at the Native American casino in Indio, Calif. on Feb. 13 at 8 p.m.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
A 34-year-old Pennsylvania woman had to forfeit a $3,041 jackpot she won at Mount Airy Casino last week because she had previously placed herself on the state's five-year self-exclusion list for problem gamblers. The winnings will go into the state's Compulsive and Problem Gambling Treatment fund.
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