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May 25, 2009

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May 25, 2009

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Do the casinos tighten slot machines?
When a reader wonders if his success at the slots depends on when he is playing, Robison explains casinos have to change a chip in a machine to alter its long-term payback. And depending on jurisdiction, that's not a simple task.  read more

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2009 WSOP betting preview

If you can watch it, you might as well bet on it. That's the attitude of Casino City's Gary Trask, who has taken an "imaginary" $1,000 and placed a series of proposition bets with Bodog on the 2009 World Series of Poker, including the winner of the Champions Invitational and whether Phil Hellmuth will score his 12th-career bracelet.  read more
2009 WSOP betting preview



Garber named CEO of Harrah's new subsidiary

Former PartyGaming CEO will run Harrah's Interactive Entertainment -- a subsidiary of Harrah's created to "explore a European interactive strategy" and "manage the global growth of the World Series of Poker."  read more

MGM plans to expand reach in hotel industry

The casino company has signed eight hotel-management deals that will bring its iconic brands to the Middle East and Asia, including Bellagios in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh and in Dubai.  read more

LV Sands has high hopes for Bethlehem casino

The $743-million Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem opened last week in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley.  read more

Illinois Senate approves video poker bill

The state House is also expected pass the measure that would legalize video poker and allow lottery wagering over the Internet.  read more

Casinos exempt from Michigan smoking ban

A House committee approved a smoking ban in bars, restaurants and all other workplaces – except for Detroit's casinos.  read more

Encore makes magazine's annual 'It List'

Travel and Leisure Magazine named Encore Las Vegas to its "It List: 45 Best New Hotels of 2009"  read more

Hooters Hotel reports big net loss

The off-the-Strip casino posted a net loss of $4 million in the first quarter of 2009, which ended March 31.  read more



South Dakota man hits a $237,287 jackpot

Jackpot winner said he had a "good feeling" about winning the Wheel of Fortune quarters game at Deadwood Gulch Resort.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life loves music, but if a police officer told us to turn it down, we'd certainly comply. A Kansas man who found himself in such a predicament had other ideas.  read more

Hundreds rally for slots in Ohio

A large crowd of supporters rallied at the Statehouse for a plan that would allow slot machines at Ohio's seven racetracks.  read more



PKR scores exclusive WSOP TV deal

The 3D online poker room becomes the sole European broadcaster of 24 bracelet events from this year’s World Series of Poker.  read more

Poker players propel online poker into Citizens Briefing Book

Online poker players who flooded President Obama's transition Web site with votes suggesting that online gambling be regulated in the U.S. scored an impressive victory when the suggestion made the top-10 list of subjects sent to the White House.  read more

Dream Team Poker heading to WSOP

Dream Team Poker will be hosting an event at the Rio in Las Vegas during the final days of the World Series of Poker.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
A Canadian woman who embezzled more than $7 million from her employer to feed a gambling addiction filed a $10-million lawsuit against the two casinos where she lost the money, saying they turned her into a pathological gambler.
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