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August 25, 2008

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August 25, 2008

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arrowAlan Krigman: How big should my blackjack bankroll be?

How big should my blackjack bankroll be?
Krigman writes that when it comes to blackjack, you need to pay more attention to wagering tactics than basic strategy in order to last longer at the table.  read more

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Casino City report: Indian casinos are feeling the pinch

According to Casino City's Indian Gaming Industry Report, authored by economist Alan Meister, American Indian casinos generated a 4.9 percent increase in gaming revenue last year as compared to 2006, the smallest year-over-year figure experienced by the industry in almost 20 years.  read more
Casino City report: Indian casinos are feeling the pinch



Visa rumor causes concern in Macau

Shares of Las Vegas Sands, MGM Mirage and others tumbled last week after a Portuguese news service reported that the central government might limit mainland Chinese visits to Macau to once every six months.  read more

Casino of the Wind at Mohegan Sun opens Friday

One of the largest casinos in the world will get bigger when Mohegan Sun opens the doors to its 64,000 square-foot Casino of the Wind, which will offer a 42-table poker room, more than 650 slot machines and 28 table games.  read more

Vegas airport sees largest traffic decline since 2002

Traffic at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas fell 8.6 percent in July to about 3.9 million arrivals and departures.  read more

Asian gambling magnate to rebuild

With his grip on Asia's gambling market slipping, Stanley Ho announced plans to tear down his flagship Lisboa Casino and build a $1.54 billion resort in its place.  read more

Treasure Island opens Minnesota expansion project

The $50-million addition unveiled Friday, includes the Island Event and Convention Center, 230 more hotel rooms and the Island Xtreme Bowl.  read more

Tropicana Entertainment set to auction off Indiana casino

The company filed a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking to conduct an auction to obtain the best possible sale price for Casino Aztar.  read more

Pinnacle still wants casino in Atlantic City

The chairman of Pinnacle Entertainment reassured New Jersey gaming regulators last week that his company remains serious about building a new casino, despite financing uncertainty.  read more



The Reel Life

This week a video of a college professor mooning a colleague has us channeling the movie Legally Blonde. Oh, and we also take a look at some big winners from Jackpotjoy and Slotland.  read more

California casino to bid for more slots

A federal appeals court has allowed the Wintun Indians to continue its bid for hundreds of new slot machine licenses at the Colusa Casino Resort.  read more

Foxwoods to consider alternate sites for Pennsylvania slots

Gov. Ed Rendell met with Foxwoods principals last week to discuss the possibility of the casino building its slots parlor on sites away from the Delaware River waterfront, easing concerns of those opposed to the project.  read more



Mike Sexton says all-electronic poker rooms are 'the wave of the future'

The "Ambassador of Poker" tells Casino City that he expects Excalibur's decision to install PokerPro tables in its poker room to become a recurring trend in Las Vegas.  read more

Legends of Poker underway at Bicycle Casino

The World Poker Tour's $10,000 Legends of Poker No-Limit Hold'em Main Event began on Saturday and there is no shortage of big names vying for the $4.6 million prize pool.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Jason Kidd, a member of the U.S. Olympic basketball team, said he will give his gold medal from the 2008 Summer Games to Elaine Wynn, the wife of casino mogul Steve Wynn.
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