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December 24, 2007

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December 24, 2007

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arrowLarry Edell: The secrets of put bets

The secrets of put bets
Edell spells out the little known secret that pro craps players use to maximize their put bets, which he says is a wager that has been all but ignored until just recently at select tables.  read more

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Gaming heavyweights plead their case for Massachusetts casinos

Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson and Harrah's CEO Gary Loveman attended a lively hearing at the State House in Boston on Tuesday with the hopes of encouraging the state's legislature to allow them to build resort-style casinos in their home state.  read more
Gaming heavyweights plead their case for Massachusetts casinos



Harrah's executive gets minority stake in Celtics

Long-time Massachusetts resident and former Harvard professor Gary Loveman last week officially became part owner of the Boston Celtics, the NBA team he has rooted for since the 1980s.  read more

U.S. dodges major sanctions in WTO case

The United States will be sanctioned $21 million annually for its restrictive Internet gambling laws and regulations, the WTO announced Friday. The ruling allows Antigua and Barbuda to lift certain copyright and trademark protections on U.S. goods and services to collect the money.  read more

Wynn Macau addition to open a month early

Steve Wynn's expansion to debut well ahead of schedule with 85 additional tables and 551 new slot machines.  read more

Indiana casino owner wants to open additional venue

Don Barden seeks to consolidate his Majestic Star casinos on Lake Michigan and use the other gaming license for a new casino in northeast Indiana.  read more

Adelson prevails over rival Wynn in parking dispute

Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson gets permission to provide fewer parking spots for his new convention center, much to the dismay of next-door neighbor Steve Wynn.  read more

Mississippi Coast casinos enjoy record November

Gross gaming revenue breaks the $100 million mark in November for the first time, beating the previous record of $99.1 million which was set in 2004.  read more

Peppermill unlocks $400-million addition

The newest addition to the Truckee Meadows skyline was unveiled on Thursday as the 19-story Tuscany Tower opened its doors.  read more



The Reel Life

It's safe to assume that George E is going to make the people on his holiday gift list very happy this season after he cashed in for more than $10,000 at Bodog this month.  read more

$50,000 prize awarded at All Jackpots

After just 12 days as a member of the online casino, Mike K beat out 1,491 players to take the top prize in the $100,000 multi-player slot tournament.  read more



PokerPro Room debuts at Fantasy Springs

Five automated poker tables were recently installed at the Palm Springs, Calif. casino marking the ninth 100% PokerPro poker room PokerTek has completed this year.  read more to offer $114,000 in prizes

Holiday Heaven promotion will feature 15 events and begins on Saturday, Dec. 22 with a $20,000-guaranteed tournament.  read more

Full Tilt Poker testing Instant eChecks

Full Tilt is poised to become the second U.S.-facing online poker room to offer Instant eChecks as a method for player deposits.  read more

Poker greats ante up with

Doyle Brunson and Mike Caro provide exclusive instruction for iAmplify Poker University's newest product. The downloadable content features 40 lessons divided into 4 levels with more than six hours of poker instruction.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Actor Russell Crowe removed all of the gaming machines from the rugby league club he co-owns in Australia in order to make it more family friendly.
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