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October 26, 2009

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October 26, 2009

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arrowMark Pilarski: Feed the right machine the right strategy

Feed the right machine the right strategy
With hundreds of video poker variations to choose from, Pilarski suggests you limit yourself to playing just a couple of them. When deciding which ones to play, it's all about pay tables and using the correct strategy.  read more

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Father's Day gift fuels Schaffel's run to the Main Event final table

Kevin Schaffel's gift from his kids on Father's Day last June served as an inspiration and helped turn around his struggling poker game. Now, the 51-year-old will be sitting next to Phil Ivey at the World Series of Poker Main Event final table next week with a legitimate shot at the first-place prize of $8.5 million.  read more
Father's Day gift fuels Schaffel's run to the Main Event final table



Bookmakers living a nightmare in Vegas

Las Vegas bookmakers have been getting killed this year as double-digit NFL favorites have been destroying underdogs.  read more

Trump must disclose details of bankrupt casinos

A bankruptcy judge ruled that Donald Trump must disclose details about the investment he holds in the bankrupt Trump Entertainment Resorts.  read more

Steve Wynn won't quiet criticism

The Wynn Resorts Chairman said he plans to continue speaking out on what he calls the Obama administration's mishandling of the economy.  read more

LV Sands looks to jump-start Macau developments

Las Vegas Sands is seeking up to $2 billion to restart its stalled casino projects in Macau and is willing to contribute additional equity on its project on the Cotai Strip.  read more

Crystals at CityCenter receives LEED Gold Certification

The retail and entertainment district at CityCenter has achieved LEED Gold Core & Shell certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the world's largest retail district to receive this level of recognition.  read more

Casino executives support stimulus package

Top management at Harrah's and Station Casinos said that Nevada would be in much worse shape without the government's stimulus package.  read more

Ohio voters support casino measure

A Columbus Dispatch/Ohio Newspaper Poll shows voters currently favor Issue 3 by 57 percent to 39 percent, with 4 percent undecided.  read more

Group drops bid for Detroit casino

Bloomfield Hills businessman Tom Celani said Monday that the team he was leading has withdrawn its offer to purchase Greektown Casino.  read more

Representative says Massachusetts casinos three years away

State Rep. Brian Dempsey said that he expects it will be at least three years before any casinos open in Massachusetts.  read more



Maryland slot parlor approved by state

The state's slots panel approved a 1,500 slot machine casino in Cecil County that could open within a year.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life has never called 911. A Japanese man has called the emergency hotline a little more than never. Try 12,300 times.  read more



Full Tilt circumvents Kentucky case

A U.K. court ruled in favor of the popular online poker room, saying its domain registrar shouldn't comply with any seizure from Kentucky.  read more

Full Tilt's Akenhead makes another final table

James Akenhead, already a member of the November Nine, has made the final table on Poker Million, the Full Tilt Poker sponsored tournament being aired on Sky Sports TV.  read more

French businessman wins EPT Warsaw

Christophe Benzimra beat Italian professional poker player Alfio Battisti heads-up, winning €358,644 and a seat at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
62% of respondents to a 2009 American Gaming Association survey cited slot machines as their favorite casino game. Blackjack (21%) was second and poker (7%) was third.
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