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Success with the Speed Count System
Our gaming guru tells a reader how to avoid the heat and maximize profits while using the Speed Count System in blackjack.  read more

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Gavin Griffin knows poker -- and a few other things too

PokerStars pro Gavin Griffin wasn't always a great poker player. But he studied hard and turned himself into one of the best in the game. Now, he's using that same tenacity to become a great cook and raise breast cancer awareness.  read more
Gavin Griffin knows poker -- and a few other things too



Inside Gaming: Blackjack mystery

Gaming analysts are having trouble explaining why blackjack revenues on the Strip fell almost 18 percent during March.  read more

Venetian welcomes wounded soldiers

A hero's welcome awaited for 40 wounded warriors who temporarily left behind Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center for an all-expenses-paid Memorial Day weekend at The Venetian.  read more

Union tactics test limits

A campaign to organize MGM Mirage security guards has turned ugly, with the union's lead organizer comparing casino executives to terrorists and threatening to bring homeless people and prostitutes to the picket line to make things unpleasant for the company’s customers.  read more

MGM reveals CityCenter resort name

MGM Mirage officially named CityCenter's 61-story, 4,004-room centerpiece resort Aria last week.  read more

Developers find retail haven in Las Vegas

Millions of square feet of upscale retail development remain in the pipeline for Las Vegas despite a shaky U.S. economy that has sales drying up in Southern Nevada.  read more



The Reel Life

While people are getting lucky (and rich) on Jackpotjoy, the Reel Life is hoping not to end up like a certain old lady in Croatia.  read more

Jackpotjoy member hits Deal or No Deal jackpot

Hampshire's Danny F won Deal or No Deal's £903,367 Jackpot Tuesday night. "I was nervous and shaking towards the end," said the 47-year-old. "I haven't had time to really think about it properly yet!"  read more

Sportingbet flies in winner

Last week, congratulated a lucky Greek customer on his €940,966 jackpot win by flying him and five of his friends and family to London to receive his winnings.  read more



PokerTek inks deal with Trump Plaza

Will field test the electronic PokerPro table at the casino in an effort to provide the Trump Plaza with New Jersey's first automated poker room.  read more

PokerStars Macau opens with charity tournament

New poker room inside the Grand Waldo Hotel and Casino is PokerStars' first venture into live poker rooms, and will feature an opening day tourament to raise money for victims of the recent earthquake in China.  read more

Everest names Avalanche finalists

Everest Poker has selected the 10 finalists for its $1,000,000 Avalanche high seas poker tournament. Four Germans, two French, two Dutch, a Spaniard and a Swede with ages ranging from 21 to 55 will battle it out for a $1,000,000 purse aboard the Royal Caribbean Cruises luxury liner, Navigator of the Seas, from May 29th - June 2nd.  read more gives Shane Warne away as a prize

Nathan Perry from Woy Woy, Australia, won a poker game for himself and eight of his friends with cricket star Shane Warne. Warne is captain of the 888 Poker Australian Poker Team and a special prize of series of upcoming WSOP freerolls.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Gambling now accounts for 41 percent of Las Vegas' revenues, while 58 percent comes from sales of food, beverages, rooms and shopping, according to a report from Deutsche Bank.
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