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June 27, 2016

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June 27, 2016

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Explaining ACES Bonus Poker
John Grochowski discusses the risk/return on bets in this popular variant game of Bonus Poker, which, if played correctly, can offer the player a little extra return with no additional risk.  read more

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Brexit vote causes chaos in the betting markets

Last week's British withdrawal from the European Union was a bombshell that sent shock waves all over the world, including the betting markets. Casino City turns to a professional political gambler and a veteran bookmaker to find out how it all went down, and the ramifications going forward. (photo courtesy of YouTube)  read more
Brexit vote causes chaos in the betting markets



Australian pro outlasts 'table of death'

Martin Kozlov faced four former bracelet winners at the final table of the $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event and managed to come out on top, winning $665,709.  read more

Online poker pro takes down mixed event

Christopher Vitch, a draw lowball cash-game specialist, swept the competition in the $2,500 Mixed Triple-Draw Lowball tournament and won $136,854.  read more

Russian marketing executive takes home WSOP gold bracelet

After nine years of playing at the WSOP, Andrey Ziachenko became the 11th Russian gold bracelet winner in history and the second Russian winner this year after capturing the $1,500 Deuce-to-Seven Triple-Draw Limit Lowball event.  read more

Poker pro beats tough lineup to secure WSOP win

After coming in second at a previous WSOP event, Rafael Lebron secured a victory in the $3,000 Six-Handed Limit Hold'em tournament and pocketed $169,337.  read more

Maryland poker player collects biggest WSOP win of career

Spurred on by Queen's "We are the Champions," Jiaqi Xu emerged victorious, claiming his first WSOP gold bracelet and $212,128 in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event.  read more

21-year-old collects gold bracelet in WSOP Event 33

Adrian Mateos won the $1,500 Summer Solstice No-Limit Hold'em tournament and joined fellow Spaniard Carlos Mortensen with two WSOP gold bracelets.  read more



California online poker bill heads to full Assembly

Sponsored by Assemblyman Adam Gray, the bill that would regulate real-money online poker took one step further than last year when it moved out of committee on Wednesday. It now awaits a possible vote by the full Assembly.  read more

Dover Downs to host three poker tournaments

Starting July 22, the July Getaway Weekend features a $30,000 guaranteed tournament and a "Black Chip Bounty" event.  read more

Pennsylvania House passes online gaming legislation

The long-awaited legislation will license and regulate online poker and other forms of gambling in the state of Pennsylvania.  read more



Saratoga Casino and Raceway changes name

The switch to Saratoga Casino Hotel takes place a few weeks before the opening of its $40 million hotel expansion that will add 117 luxury guest rooms and a Morton's The Steakhouse.  read more

Maryland Live! Casino announces plans for hotel expansion

The $200 million expansion is set to open in October 2017 and will feature 310 luxury guestrooms, a 1,500-seat event center, a 24-hour cafe and a spa and salon.  read more

Aria Resort & Casino goes high tech

Guest rooms now feature tablets that allow guests to adjust room settings with one touch and an automatic, customizable switch for lights, curtains and the television. (Travel Pulse)  read more

Brazilian lawmakers consider plan to legalize casinos

A seven-decade ban on casino gambling in Brazil may come to an end in an attempt to raise tax revenue. (Americas Quarterly)  read more



The Reel Life: Covered in bees edition

This week, the Reel Life brings the latest buzz in eco-friendly facial hair accessories.  read more

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino hosts Grand Slot Tournament

In addition to the tournament in July, events include a Fourth of July Cash Drawing, gift giveaways and more.  read more



Nevada approves daily fantasy sports

Beginning in August, gaming pioneer and USFantasy Sports President Vic Salerno will utilize a pari-mutuel system, which creates "a fair and transparent environment for all contestants."  read more

Expert: DraftKings floundering in Great Britain

Since its launch in February, the fantasy sports site has been struggling to gain traction, according to a gambling analyst. (Associated Press)  read more



IP Casino presents fireworks spectacular

A 15-minute fireworks display on July 3 will celebrate Independence Day at the Mississippi Gulf Coast resort.  read more

Celebrate the music of The Beatles at Spotlight 29 Casino

Experience one of the longest-running Beatles' tribute bands in the world on Sept. 10 at the California casino.  read more

Golden Nugget presents Shark Week festivities

From June 24 to July 3, enjoy a variety of shark-inspired events at the Downtown Las Vegas resort, such as swimming at The Tank, movie nights and a chance to mingle with Marty the Party Shark.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Heading into today's play, 124,844 entries have been recorded at the 2016 World Series of Poker (including gold bracelet events, Daily Deepstacks, and single and mega satellites), which is ahead of last year's 116,977 entries by 6.7%.
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