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January 28, 2008

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arrowLarry Edell: The secrets of the come-out

The secrets of the come-out
Even if you're a pass-line craps player, Edell suggests giving this system a try as he explains how you can make money even before the come-out by placing the 5, 6, 8, and 9 along with a $25 pass-line bet to protect yourself from the seven.  read more

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Las Vegas-style transformation is underway in Atlantic City

After suffering its first annual decline in casino revenue, the East Coast gambling mecca is being pursued by at least three casino operators — each with connections to Steve Wynn — that would like to build luxury resorts.  read more
Las Vegas-style transformation is underway in Atlantic City



Fire-damaged Monte Carlo feeling the after-effects of Friday's blaze

Las Vegas hotel expected to lose $1.1 million a day following the fire that forced its closure and caused five guests and eight workers to be treated for smoke inhalation.  read more

Thousands return for belongings following Monte Carlo fire

Friday's fire forced the evacuation of 950 hotel employees and 5,000 guests from the hotel and casino, which was at 97 percent occupancy.  read more

Monte Carlo fire exposes possible slump in tourism

Gambling revenue figures suggest a slowdown may be imminent for Las Vegas as rooms can be had for more than reasonable rates.  read more

A new push for legalized sports betting in Atlantic City

New Jersey's Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee proposed legislation last week that would allow casinos in Atlantic City to offer wagers on professional sporting events.  read more

Optimism abounds for high-end Palazzo retailers

The Shoppes at The Palazzo and its more than 60 luxury boutiques are cheering the weak dollar in a town where 13% of tourists come from overseas.  read more

Tropicana workers face more challenges

Bad sign for the Las Vegas casino as owners ask payroll employees to delay cashing checks while other workers were underpaid in recent months.  read more

Artificial palm trees on the market in Las Vegas

In a city with plenty of fake statues, fake landmarks and fake body parts, the list of fakes is growing by one.  read more

Super Bowl proposition bets explained

Jeff Haney looks at a handful of the possible exotic prop bets for Sunday's NFL Championship game in Arizona and suggests how to analyze them.  read more



Seminole Hard Rock adds glitzy slots

The opening of 1,000 Las Vegas-style slot machines at Florida's Seminole Hard Rock Casino may only be the beginning as the tribe hopes to increase the number to 15,000 state-wide.  read more

The Reel Life

Pinnacle Sports has been a lucrative destination for online slot players in the New Year, particularly YC from Taiwan, who won more than $17,000.  read more



World Poker Tour announces new STATS deal; launches

WPT begins publishing hand statistics for its professionals while also unveiling a subscription-based gaming platform targeted to U.S. players.  read more

Russian young gun crowned 2008 Aussie Millions champion

21-year-old Alexander Kostritsyn takes down top pro Erik Seidel heads-up to outlast a record field of 780 players and win $1.65 million (AUD), the largest prize awarded in a live poker tournament in the Southern Hemisphere.  read more

WSOP begins broadcasting new radio show

Harrah's Entertainment announces the launch of World Series of Poker Radio, a weekly show that is being broadcast to more than 200 stations on the Sports Byline Radio Network.  read more

Qualifiers for World Series of Poker begin on

Online qualifiers are in full swing offering the chance to win packages for the Main Event in July, including the $10,000 buy-in, $1,000 in spending money and luxury Las Vegas accommodations.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The most-heavily bet Super Bowl in history came two years ago when $94.5 million was wagered in Nevada on the Pittsburgh Steelers' win over the Seattle Seahawks.
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