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December 29, 2008

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December 29, 2008

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arrowMark Pilarski: Munchin' on casino freebies

Munchin' on casino freebies
Pilarski warns a reader to stay away from the proposition bets that are offered at the craps table and suggests a strategy that allows the player to lower the house advantage considerably by taking free odds.  read more

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Station Casinos may be forced into bankruptcy

The company that operates casino properties throughout Nevada (including the Sunset Station Hotel & Casino pictured at right) is feeling the squeeze of the economic downturn and may not be able to pay down its more than $5 billion in debt, which could lead to a violation of its terms on a $900-million loan and a bankruptcy filing.  read more
Station Casinos may be forced into bankruptcy



A celebrity-sighting guide to New Year's Eve

Find out where and when big names like Usher, Kid Rock, Fergie and Carmen Electra will be partying in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.  read more

Las Vegas hotel rooms offering huge New Year's discounts

The struggling economy has led to more availability and cheaper prices for hotel rooms up and down the Las Vegas Strip.  read more

Fry's exec accused of $65 million fraud to pay gambling debts

Ausaf Umar Siddiqui, the now former vice president of merchandising and operations, allegedly defrauded the San Jose company out of $65 million, much of which he used to pay off enormous gambling debts in Las Vegas.  read more

Missouri casino loses more than $100,000 in scam

The Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa lost more than $100,000 in recent weeks due to a counterfeit casino chip scam.  read more

Las Vegas Sands turns page on miserable year

Sheldon Adelson, the gaming giant's chairman and CEO, has seen his net worth lose $24 billion in a year of huge setbacks.  read more

Biloxi casinos brace for potential smoking ban

Talk of a statewide ban topped the agenda when the Mississippi House Gaming Committee met in Biloxi on Dec. 17, giving the city's eight casinos cause to fret.  read more

New Saskatchewan casino opens its doors

The $35-million Living Sky Casino is a 50,000-square-foot complex with 220 slot machines and six game tables.  read more

Vietnam to issue decree on casinos

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed in principle to the construction of a large tourism center, highlighted by a casino.  read more



Progressive Gaming might sell off assets

The slot machine company submitted a filing to the SEC last week that says it plans "to conduct a sale of substantially all of the company's assets."  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life loves the holidays and all of the casino promotions that come with them. Some of our comrades in Great Britain, however, are not basking in the same spirit.  read more



Hellmuth lost, but UB still shipped him the pot

UltimateBet is facing new questions about the integrity of its software after fixing a glitch that paid out Phil Hellmuth with the losing hand instead of the player with the winning hand.  read more

Confessions of a Facebook Poker fanatic

Casino City's Teresa Adam explains why her daily craving to play poker on Facebook has less to do with the poker and more to do with the social aspects of the game.  read more

PokerStars shatters Guiness World Record

PokerStars hosted 35,000 players in an $11 buy-in tournament Sunday, setting the world record for "Largest Online Poker Tournament."  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Penthouse CEO Marc Bell told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the company is looking to buy a casino on the Las Vegas Strip and generate business by tying it to the adult magazine and Web site empire.
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