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November 3, 2008

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November 3, 2008

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arrowJohn Grochowski: A shuffle through the gaming mailbag

A shuffle through the gaming mailbag
Grochowski opens his column to his readers and answers questions regarding the supposed decline in slot payouts, proper strategy for Blackjack Switch and how to manage your bankroll when trying your hand at Triple Play Poker.  read more

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ESPN enters unchartered waters with Main Event telecast

The decision to pause the World Series of Poker's Main Event final table for 117 days changed plenty about the tournament, particularly for ESPN, which will send some 70 people to Las Vegas as it takes on the arduous task of presenting "same day" WSOP coverage for the first time.  read more
ESPN enters unchartered waters with Main Event telecast



Life-long gambler Ylon Schwartz looking for storybook ending at WSOP Main Event

The eccentric 38-year-old from New York has been gambling for a living for 23 years, which should give him an edge in experience at the Main Event final table.  read more

Charitable Dennis Phillips hits the final table as chipleader

Three months ago, Dennis Phillips was an unknown. Today, his face is on ESPN as much as a SportsCenter anchor. But can the 52-year-old from St. Louis hold on to his chip lead and become the next surprise Main Event champ?  read more

Self-proclaimed 'donkey' Darus Suharto makes run to final table

The 39-year-old accountant from Toronto claims he plays poker for "recreation," but somehow managed to outlast a field of more than 6,800 players at the World Series of Poker's Main Event to earn a seat at the final table.  read more

Vegas icon Binion's unveils new poker room

Room features 10 tables and deals including a maximum rake of $3 on all live games and table-side food service.  read more

Hevad Khan victorious in Caesars Palace Classic

The New York poker pro outlasted fellow pro Michael Kamran after a nearly three-hour heads-up battle.  read more



Nonsmokers take umbrage with Atlantic City

After several days of smoke-free life, nonsmokers are not happy that Atlantic City's City Council voted 5-4 to rescind a smoking ban in order to give the gambling industry time to deal with economic crisis gripping the U.S.  read more

Bermuda might tap into gaming market

Caribbean nation looking to see if it can compete with Costa Rica and Antigua and Barbuda as a host for online gambling companies.  read more

Two charged with money-laundering in connection with Bodog

Federal authorities have charged two Maryland men with money-laundering in connection with an ongoing investigation into the online gambling giant Bodog.  read more

Wynn third-quarter profit rises on Macau gambling

Profit rose 14 percent as increased gambling in Macau made up for declines in Las Vegas.  read more



Maryland slot referendum debate might continue past election

Battles over zoning and development loom if Maryland approves an initiative to allow gambling on slot machines.  read more

IGT's cost-cutting steps overshadow lower profits

Moves to reduce costs, including job reductions, may save the slot machine giant $100 million annually.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life firmly believes that chest size shouldn't disqualify you from either riding motorcycles or playing the slots.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
According to the Daily Mirror in London, British striker Wayne Rooney lost £65,000 in a two-hour gambling spree last month.
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