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January 26, 2009

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January 26, 2009

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arrowJohn Grochowski: A shuffle through the gaming mailbag

A shuffle through the gaming mailbag
Grochowski answers questions from his readers and explains the benefits of being a "premium player," the chances of winning at video keno and whether your money is best wagered on craps or blackjack.  read more

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Long-awaited WSOP schedule finally released

The 2009 World Series of Poker will once again have a four-month break before the final table of the Main Event with the champion being crowned on Nov. 11. But one of the many changes to the schedule will be the addition of a four-day, $40,000 No-Limit Hold'em event on May 28 to celebrate the WSOP's 40th anniversary.  read more
Long-awaited WSOP schedule finally released



Priest stole from church to gamble

A Florida priest pleaded guilty to embezzlement after he took church money and spent it on lavish homes, a mistress and gambling binges in Las Vegas.  read more

Vegas gearing up for Chinese New Year

Vegas casinos have been preparing for weeks for the event that annually brings hundreds of millions of dollars to Nevada.  read more

Tropicana to freeze top salaries, may have layoffs

The Atlantic City hotel will freeze the pay of top-earning employees and may lay off as many as 117 dealers.  read more

Camping on the Las Vegas Strip

Airstream trailers have been delivered to the parking lot of Circus Circus to serve as alternative accommodations for visitors to the Las Vegas Strip.  read more

Man sentenced in casino cheating case

Phat Ngoc Tran pleaded guilty in a San Diego courtroom to participating in a card-cheating scheme that netted up to $2.5 million.  read more

Blue Chip Casino opens new hotel

Bill Boyd flew in from Las Vegas to unveil the Indiana casino's new $130-million, 22-story, 300-room hotel tower.  read more



IGT reports decline in profit and earnings

Slot giant International Game Technology missed its first-quarter earnings estimate and saw profits decline 42 percent from a year ago. The news comes after IGT saw its revenues decline 6.8% last year.  read more

Baltimore developer enters slot competition

A local developer has teamed up with Hard Rock International to bid on one of Maryland's five slot-machine licenses.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life believes that all family matters should stay in-house. A British woman, on the other hand, seems to have no qualms about airing her family's dirty laundry in a national newspaper.  read more



Jury in Colorado rules poker is a game of skill

The Poker Players Alliance is applauding a jury in Colorado for finding the organizer of a poker league not guilty of illegal gambling. University of Denver Professor Robert Hannum provided the testimony that showed poker is a skill game.  read more

Local takes Aussie Millions championship

Australian Stewart Scott won the No-Limit Hold'em Main Event at the Aussie Millions Monday and walked away with $2 million after outlasting a field of 681.  read more

Argentinian wins LAPT title in Chile

Fabian Ortiz became the first Latin American to win a PokerStars LAPT title after defeating a field of players from 27 countries to pocket $141,426.  read more

Advocates want to legalize poker in Texas

Supporters say a bill legalizing poker in the Lone Star State would clean up the risky underground scene of illegal card games.  read more

PokerStars launching poker tour Down Under

The Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT) will host events across both countries with the season kicking off in Adelaide in early February.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Nevada sportsbooks lost money on last year’s Super Bowl for the first time since 1995 and for just the second time since the Gaming Control Board began compiling Super Bowl-specific numbers in 1991.
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