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September 29, 2008

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September 29, 2008

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A shuffle through the gaming mailbag
Grochowski opens up his column to his readers this week and answers questions about basic video poker strategy, slot machine bonus rounds and how to make the most of your comps when playing the slots.  read more

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Texas Dolly outduels Obrestad as WSOPE hits home stretch

Three out of four events at the World Series of Poker Europe are in the books with the £10,000 Main Event final table to be played on Thursday. But the event that drew a lot of buzz over the weekend was the "King vs. Queen" head-to-head duel between poker prodigy Annette Obrestad and poker legend Doyle Brunson.  read more
Texas Dolly outduels Obrestad as WSOPE hits home stretch



Las Vegas hit by economic downturn

After making it through previous recessions with few problems, Vegas has been hit much harder by the current difficulties than economists expected.  read more

Passing the tax burden

The casino industry and the general business community have long disagreed on how much money each should contribute to Nevada's state budget.  read more

Plans for Carson City casino move forward

Las Vegas-based Golden Gaming receives permission to begin building the $100 million Sierra Gold, a new gaming venue that will feature a 100,000-square-foot casino and an eight-story hotel.  read more

Encore flooded with job applicants

Wynn Resorts received 65,000 applications for 5,300 available jobs at its new $2.3-billion Encore resort, which is scheduled to open in December.  read more

Star City Casino to receive face-lift

Tabcorp announced plans for a $475-million redevelopment the Star City Casino in Sydney, Australia. The expansion will add a new hotel and more restaurants, shops and outdoor gaming areas to the 10-year-old casino.  read more

Cordish offers $700 million for Tropicana in Atlantic City

The Cordish Company of Baltimore has offered to buy the Atlantic City resort and casino for $700 million in cash and stock.  read more



Advice from analyst sends IGT stocks rising

Shares of slot machine maker International Game Technology were given a lift Friday when a Goldman Sachs gaming analyst told investors there were several reasons to accumulate stock in the company.  read more

The Reel Life

What do Hot Pockets have to do with online gambling? Find out as the Reel Life swings by South Bend, Indiana, before checking out the big winners in online slots and bingo.  read more

Poll: Majority of Marylanders are for slot machines

A new poll reported that 54% of Maryland residents are in favor of passing November's slots referendum while 11% were undecided.  read more



Poker revenues rise at Florida dog track

The 30-table poker room at the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track saw revenues climb 63% in 2007, netting the track $2.4 million more dollars than the previous year.  read more

Afghanistan native surprises at the WSOPE

Sherkhan Farnood overcame a strong field of 110 players and the most experienced final table in 57 World Series of Poker events this year to win the ₤2,500 H.O.R.S.E. tournament in London Wednesday night.  read more

PokerStars offers a chance to play WSOP final tableists

The Million Dollar Men Main Event will give PokerStars players a chance to win $100,000 by facing off against six of the nine men who made it to the 2008 WSOP Main Event final table.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Natives of Alberta, Canada average $819 per household in gambling spending per year, compared to the national average of $524 per family.
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