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October 24, 2011

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October 24, 2011

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Don't play when blackjacks pay 6-5

Don't play when blackjacks pay 6-5
The common rule variation in blackjack that has the biggest impact on the game comes when casinos pay 6-5 on blackjacks instead of the standard 3-2. The best play in 6-5 blackjack remains to walk away.  read more

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New Palms president wants to keep casino's allure

Joseph Magliarditi says that if any off-Strip property is in position to rebound quickly, it is the Palms Casino Resort. The former chief executive officer of the Hard Rock Hotel said he relished the opportunity to run a well-recognized hotel-casino that caters to both locals and tourists.  read more
New Palms president wants to keep casino's allure



The Gang on WSOP schedule, big city casinos

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Aaron Todd and Dan Igo discuss the WSOP Main Event Final Table's new schedule, a $5 15-team NFL parlay ticket worth $100,000, possible casinos in Chicago and Boston and make their NFL picks.  read more

G2E a hit despite uncertain economy

The Global Gaming Expo attracted nearly 26,000 attendees and 440 exhibitors covering some 250,000 square feet of exhibit space. And everyone in the industry was there, from the people who improve the games you play to Indian tribes to major slot manufacturers and much more.  read more

Newsweek names MGM Resorts a top green company

MGM Resorts was listed among Newsweek magazine's 500 most environmentally responsible companies in the U.S.  read more

Illinois governor won't sign large-scale gaming bill

Gov. Pat Quinn said he would support his own scaled-down proposal, which would allow five new gaming locations.  read more

MGM Resorts to develop project in Louisiana

MGM Resorts has partnered with Las Vegas-based Creative Casinos to develop and operate a project in Lake Charles.  read more

Macau helps boost Wynn earnings

A 41.7 percent increase in revenues at Wynn Macau helped return Wynn Resorts to profitability in the third quarter.  read more

Oklahoma casino receives AAA Four Diamond Rating

The Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant has been honored by the American Automobile Association with its Four Diamond Rating.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life dreams of the day when we can quit our job and focus on the online slots full-time. And if that day should occur, we hope to go out with a bang like this man.  read more



American wins WSOP Europe Main Event title

American poker professional Elio Fox won his first World Series of Poker bracelet by beating a field of 593 players in the WSOPE Main Event in Cannes, France.  read more

WSOPE breaks records in France

The fifth annual World Series of Poker Europe was major success in its first year at the Le Croisette Casino in Cannes, France.  read more

Julian Thew wins third GUKPT title

Sky Poker Pro Julian Thew is the first player to win a third title on the GUKPT after taking down a tournament in Coventry.  read more

November Niner to compete in Irish Winter Festival

WSOP 2011 Main Event finalist Eoghan O'Dea will play his final tournament before the November Nine at the Paddy Power Poker Irish Winter Festival.  read more

Maryland governor wants online poker off federal agenda

Gov. Martin O'Malley said he opposes federal legalization of Internet poker because he fears online gambling could destroy his state's lottery.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Ben Lamb officially won the 2011 WSOP Player of the Year award after Chris Moorman finished in second place in the WSOP Europe Main Event.
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