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May 28, 2012

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arrowAl Krigman: How do betting strategies affect your blackjack performance?

How do betting strategies affect your blackjack performance?
Beyond counting the cards, some gamblers try to find ways to win through betting strategies that include varying the amounts they bet each hand.  read more

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Next gaming frontier: Toronto? Casino companies exploring Canada's largest city

Ever since Ontario government officials suggested in March that Toronto was an ideal destination for a hotel-casino complex that could generate more than $1 billion in gaming revenues, casino company executives have updated their passports and pointed their corporate jets toward Canada. (image by Chensiyuan, used by permission under GNU Free Documentation License)  read more
Next gaming frontier: Toronto? Casino companies exploring Canada's largest city



Strip pools get reprieve from federal rule

Implementation of a federal regulation that could require Strip resorts to close their pools while making expensive retrofits to allow access to the disabled was delayed until next year.  read more

Report: Las Vegas Sands won't seek license in Boston area

The decision comes two weeks after Wynn Resorts abandoned plans to build a casino-resort in Foxborough.  read more

BMM International moving to new headquarters in Las Vegas

Gambling equipment testing laboratory BMM International is relocating its corporate headquarters within Las Vegas to a facility closer to the major slot machine manufacturers.  read more

Man arrested in casino chip heist at Bellagio

Michael Quinn Belton was arrested Sunday morning on three felony charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary.  read more

Ohio compared to Singapore as fertile market for gambling

An over-the-top comparison to the island nation where two casinos produced $5.42 billion in gaming revenues in 2011 was meant to impress potential casino investors, but it does point to the potential of the Ohio market.  read more

Toledo expected to challenge Detroit as draw for gamblers

A study by McKinsey & Co. found that Detroit could lose as much as $30 million in gaming tax money once Ohio's four casinos are operating.  read more

Bally Technologies to provide Atlantic Lottery with VLTs

The seven-year contract for more then 1,500 video lottery terminals represents approximately 27 percent of VLTs being replaced by Atlantic Lottery, which operates lottery games in four Canadian provinces.  read more

State investigating gambling by Whitney Houston's daughter

Nevada gaming regulators are looking into allegations that Bobbi Kristina Brown, 19, was gambling at the MGM Grand last weekend.  read more

Caesars teams up for National Kids to Parks Day

Caesars Entertainment's employee volunteers will host park events across the country to promote conservation and outdoor recreation as part of National Park Trust’s signature National Kids to Parks Day initiative on May 30.  read more

Players can win big in Pala's $150,000 Trunks of Cash giveaway

Pala's latest promotion runs through June 24 and is free to play with a Privileges Club card, available free at the casino.  read more

Skanska to construct casino in Texas, USA, for $46.5 million

Skanska has signed a contract with the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas to construct a hotel and renovate its existing casino in Eagle Pass.  read more



The Reel Life: Don't shoot your TV edition

The Reel Life has fired a gun a few times, but has always taken safety into account during such occasions. A Florida man, however, might need to go to a gun safety course after shooting a TV in his garage.  read more



Casino City Gang: WSOP predictions edition

With the World Series of Poker set to begin, Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd draft their fantasy poker teams and discuss WSOP prop bets, the recent attempted robbery at the Bellagio and the plummeting numbers in the World Poker Tour's marquee event.  read more

WSOP designates ONE DROP as its official charity

As an official charity, the WSOP will work with ONE DROP to help educate, raise awareness and direct funds towards the organization that helps provide access to clean water around the world.  read more

Lee, Cabot Cheese continue Full House Charity Program

Throughout the year, Bernard Lee will donate $500 to children-focused charities for every full house he is dealt while playing in poker tournaments around the world, for a minimum of $20,000.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Last year's World Series of Poker had 58 tournaments with a cumulative prize pool totaling more than $192 million.
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