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June 29, 2009

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June 29, 2009

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Even skilled players lose sometimes

Even skilled players lose sometimes
Grochowski points out that while skilled card counters with discipline and bankroll can beat the house, the elements of chance make sure there is never any guarantee of winning at any individual session.  read more

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Lack of TV coverage drops H.O.R.S.E Championship field to 95

The decision not to televise the World Series of Poker's prestigious $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship on ESPN this year appears to be the primary reason why the field dropped from nearly 150 players to 95, prompting a call for change by some of the bigger names in the game.  read more
Lack of TV coverage drops H.O.R.S.E Championship field to 95



Hot run gets Raymer into 50k H.O.R.S.E. event

Greg Raymer wasn't planning on playing in the H.O.R.S.E. World Championship until he picked up $29,000 in 45 minutes at the Bellagio poker room the night before.  read more

Los Angeles Lakers owner takes his shot at poker's elite

Jerry Buss made a spirited run in the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship at the World Series of Poker and loved every minute of it.  read more

Cantu survives exhausting final table

Brandon Cantu took out Lee Watkinson heads-up in the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo event in one of the most riveting final tables of the year.  read more

Lisandro continues dream run at 2009 WSOP

Jeffrey Lisandro joined an elite group of players Wednesday night by becoming just the fifth player to win three bracelets in a single World Series of Poker. His latest victory came in the $2,500 Razz event and gives the 43-year-old poker pro four WSOP bracelets overall and 31 career cashes.  read more

Wynn Las Vegas offering daily Hold'em tournaments

Starting July 13th, tournaments will run twice-a-day and feature a $200/$25 buy-in Sunday to Friday and $300/$30 on Saturday.  read more



Fears of demise fade for MGM Mirage

The gaming company sent a filing to the SEC that said "there is no longer substantial doubt (about the company's) ability to continue."  read more

Harrah's chief stays confident about company

Gary Loveman says the company going private is the right move and he is not concerned about its large debt load.  read more

Saving CityCenter was no easy task

MGM Mirage's multi-billion-dollar project was on the verge of bankruptcy in March and required hundreds of consultants plus cool heads to pull through.  read more

Vegas woes expected to continue

More unemployment and credit problems are predicted for the remainder of the year but some improvement in the economy is predicted for 2010.  read more

Casinos say table games would be a boom for Pennsylvania

The state could generate an extra $165 million in gaming revenues if it allows table games, according to a casino analyst.  read more

Mississippi casino revenues up -- sort of

Casino revenues in the state were up $6 million from April to May, but down $8.6 million compared to last May.  read more

Hard Rock to build casino in Hungary

Hard Rock International signed an agreement with EuroVegas Hungary to open a hotel/casino in Hungary.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life learned two important lessons this week. First, if you leave the country, be sure to tell someone. And second, skipping Bible study once in awhile can pay off.  read more

Bankrupt R.I. slots parlor may remain open

The Twin River Casino filed for Chapter 11 but might remain open for 24-hour, 7-day-a-week gambling.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
This is the first time in the 40-year-history of the WSOP that four players have won at least two gold bracelets within a single year (Greg “FBT” Mueller, Jeffrey Lisandro, Phil Ivey, and Brock Parker).
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