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March 24, 2008

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arrowAl Krigman: Hey! That looks easy. Let's try it!

Hey! That looks easy. Let's try it!
Krigman warns that when it comes to casinos, if the game looks easy, like roulette or La Boule (roulette lite), then it is likely tilted toward the casino with a strong house edge.  read more

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Card-counting movie '21' endures Hollywood invasion

After getting a sneak-peek of “21” at its premiere, Casino City finds that despite a plot and conclusion that differ from the book it is based on, the film will appeal to a variety of movie-goers, regardless of whether or not they are gamblers.  read more
Card-counting movie '21' endures Hollywood invasion



A 'Good Friday' for U.K. bookmakers

Thanks to the passing of last year's Gambling Act, bookmakers were allowed to open for business on Good Friday for the first time and the public responded by flooding race tracks and betting shops.  read more

Mississippi River casinos enjoy a prosperous February

Mardi Gras and Leap Day helped push gross casino revenue to $110.5 million. That represents the second-highest grossing February, easily surpassing last year's record February by almost $1 million.  read more

Atlantic City considering full smoking ban for casinos

After announcing a partial smoking ban in February of 2007, the Atlantic City Council will attempt to outlaw smoking entirely in casinos next week.  read more

Mass. residents spent $1 billion at bordering casinos in '07

As a proposal to build three land-based casinos in Massachusetts was shot down, an annual survey reported that Bay State gamblers spent $1.1 billion last year at gambling venues in Connecticut and Rhode Island.  read more

Michigan race tracks make bid for private casinos

Race track executives propose an amendment that would allow for 10 privately owned casinos -- seven in area race tracks and three more for venues yet to be determined.  read more

Bounced checks cost U.K. casino £7 million

A London casino chasing more than £7 million in checks bounced by a high-roller lost an attempt to recover the money from an Abu Dhabi bank.  read more

Philadelphia Park Casino breaks ground

The 225,000-square-foot, $350-million casino is expected to house as many as 4,000 slot machines and employ 1,000 people when it opens in 2010.  read more

Massachusetts casino bill rejected

Gov. Deval Patrick's bill to legalize casino gambling met its demise last week after a Massachusetts legislative committee voted to recommend lawmakers reject the proposal that would have led to three land-based casinos.  read more



Record $9-million jackpot hit at Canadian casino

A 53-year-old Canadian woman took home the largest slot-machine jackpot won in Canada at Casino Rama over the weekend after hitting the Megabucks Wide Area Progressive machine for $8,920,622.89.  read more

The Reel Life

One lucky player celebrated the Easter Holidays in style last weekend after hitting a six-figure jackpot.  read more



World Series of Poker Europe dates announced

The 2008 World Series of Poker Europe will be held Sept. 19 to Oct. 1 in London. The inaugural 2007 event saw 18-year-old Annette Obrestad of Norway best a strong field and win more than $2 million, the largest top-prize ever won by a woman.  read more

Studies reveal poker is indeed a game of skill

Two recently completed studies could have implications for the gaming industry and legal cases that challenge whether or not poker is a game of skill.  read more

PPA launches Litigation Support Network

Program will provide legal advice and attorney referrals for members of the Poker Players Alliance.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
A record $228 million was wagered on basketball last year in March at Nevada casinos and sports books, thanks to the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
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