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June 24, 2013

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arrowAl Krigman: Side bets are not always bad

Side bets are not always bad
Most players have been warned about the folly of placing side bets in games like craps and blackjack because these wagers automatically carry a high house edge. But as gaming expert Al Krigman explains, placing small wagers on side bets isn't necessarily a bad play.  read more

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Casino City Gang: Revel does a 180

Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss Revel's new strategy to attract slot players, whether the "most cashes" record at the WSOP means anything and Sheldon Adelson's rant against online gambling.  read more
Casino City Gang: Revel does a 180



New Jersey, Canada battle with leagues over sports betting

As New Jersey prepares for its next court hearing on Wednesday over its efforts to legalize sports betting, gaming officials in Canada are urging lawmakers to vote on a bill legalizing Las Vegas-style sports books.  read more

Voters approve Wynn Resorts $1.2 billion plan for Mass. casino

Residents of the small Massachusetts town of Everett overwhelmingly approved Steve Wynn's proposal to develop a $1.2 billion resort casino on a site that once housed a chemical plant.  read more

Internet wagering attracts crowd

New Jersey has outlined an aggressive schedule to launch full online casinos in the Garden State by the end of the year, including June 30 and July 29 deadlines for different parts of the application process. And it's threatening to eclipse Nevada's poker-only market.  read more

Adelson to online gaming: Get off my lawn

In an opinion piece for Forbes, Sheldon Adelson reiterated his long-standing opposition to Internet gambling.  read more

PPA focusing on the states

The Poker Players Alliance says it has cut its "lobbying spend in D.C. pretty dramatically" because it isn't optimistic about the outcome. Instead, the PPA is focusing on online gaming proposals at the state level.  read more

Riviera fires its CEO

Andy Choy, who was named CEO in April 2011, declined to comment on his departure Friday. The Riviera has lost three key executives within the past year, including CFO Larry King, Bobby Ray Harris, senior vice president of operations, and Doug Poppa, the former director of security and surveillance.  read more

Revel announces "Gamblers Wanted" campaign

Revel will refund all slot losses in July and match all slot offers from other Atlantic City casinos.  read more

Mississippi gaming regulators sign off on Pinnacle acquisition

The ruling comes a few days Pinnacle reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission over antitrust issues surrounding the deal.  read more



At the movies: Go all in with "Bet Raise Fold"

The film documents the forces that drove online poker's boom. And the narrative allows those who aren't familiar with the industry to develop an understanding of its short history, while at the same time allowing those that have been part of it for the last decade to gain new insights.  read more

Lindgren wins second WSOP bracelet, $606,317

Eric Lindgren may have enjoyed his greatest moment on Friday morning when he claimed his second World Series of Poker bracelet, winning the $5,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold'em event for $606,317.  read more

Schneider wins second WSOP H.O.R.S.E. title of the summer

Tom Schneider won the $5,000 H.O.R.S.E. event at the World Series of Poker for $318,955, one week after claiming the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. title.  read more

College professor wins WSOP title

Dr. Corey Harrison has done many remarkable things in his life, most of which have taken place in science and academia. And those experiences helped him win his first gold bracelet and $432,411 at the World Series of Poker.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock guaranteeing $10 million for Main Event

The tournament is part of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, which runs from August 8–29. The $5,300 Main Event begins on August 22.  read more



Konami Gaming doubling size of Las Vegas headquarters

The company, a subsidiary of the Japan-based Konami, began the expansion work on its corporate offices and manufacturing center last month.  read more

The Reel Life: PSA edition

A woman in England found a World War II era bomb in her garden. And she brought it inside to wash it. If you're in a similar circumstance, please don't do that. This is a public service announcement from The Reel Life.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear the Bay Mills (Michigan) casino case which could have a big impact on the future of "off-reservation" Indian gaming.
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