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September 3, 2007

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September 3, 2007

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arrowJohn Grochowski: A shuffle through the mailbag

A shuffle through the mailbag
Our gaming expert looks at whether betting on "Big Red" is a good idea in craps in the long run and drops some knowledge about Caribbean Draw Poker.  read more

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Casino opens with a flourish

With the crash of a champagne bottle against a gondola, Macau's Venetian casino opened Tuesday, dwarfing anything in Las Vegas and big enough, its operators say, to shift the magnetic north of the gambling world to southern China.  read more
Casino opens with a flourish



Bodog loses domain names

Bodog was forced to launch a new gambling Web site last week after losing most of its domain names to 1st Technology LLC in a patent dispute.  read more

Station Casinos to offer new twist on video poker

Station Casinos starts a marketing campaign last weekend for a new video-poker format that industry executives say will change the way video poker play is bought. Marketed as "Guaranteed Play," the format allows players a certain number of hands no matter how badly play goes.  read more

Hurricane Katrina aftermath: Renewed, reborn

The South has risen again. Wednesday marks two years since Hurricane Katrina, packing 135 mph winds and an estimated 35-foot storm surge, roared across the Gulf of Mexico and demolished the vibrant casino industry.  read more

Singapore casino costs expected to soar

The cost of Singapore's first casino development could balloon by up to 40% as developers struggle to keep the project on budget.  read more

Jimmy Buffett inducted into the "Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame"

The beach king himself, Jimmy Buffett, was inducted into the "Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame" Thursday, just hours prior to performing for an excited sold-out audience in Mohegan Sun Arena.  read more

Signature restaurants planned for MGM Grand Detroit

Wolfgang Puck and Michael Mina each have announced the culinary teams for their restaurants inside MGM Grand Detroit, slated to open Oct. 2.  read more

Blush nightclub reflects industry change

The evolution of Las Vegas clubs from an afterthought to a destination in and of themselves has injected the late-night scene with an infusion of younger customers, money and celebrity.  read more

Trump Taj Mahal hosts Experience Hendrix

Trump Taj Mahal is bringing Experience Hendrix to the Mark G. Etess Arena on Friday, Oct. 19. Show time is at 9 p.m.  read more



The Reel Life

In this week's installment, we continue to monitor the amazing run of Bodog's online slots player Susan G., who has won more than $320,000 in the last two weeks. Also, InterCasino continues its Summer Slots Party with three winners taking home more than $5,000 a piece.  read more

Belle Rock Entertainment releases new slots

Three new online video slots - Doctor Doctor, Hunky Heroes and The Grand Circus - are now being offered at the River Belle, Lucky Nugget, The Gaming Club, and Jackpot City online casinos.  read more



PokerStars offers instant deposit method

PokerStars, the largest online poker room still accepting U.S. players, recently unveiled its newest depositing option – Instant eChecks – to a limited number of American players.  read more

New season of Poker After Dark begins

The summer doldrums are over. Beginning Sept. 10, NBC will launch five consecutive new broadcasts of the popular show Poker After Dark, with the final two matches to be aired in November.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
More than 25 online gaming firms have moved to Malta so they can legally run ads on U.K. television and radio.
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