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June 30, 2008

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June 30, 2008

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arrowJohn Robison: Why Jacks or Better machines are better

Why Jacks or Better machines are better
Robison says that while it's good to play Jacks or Better video poker machines, actually finding one is another matter since many casinos have replaced them with variations that are more difficult to play.  read more

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Scotty Nguyen crowned $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. world champion

Yeah baby! Scotty Nguyen is back on top of the poker world after winning the prestigious $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship and the new David "Chip" Reese Memorial Trophy early Monday morning.  read more
Scotty Nguyen crowned $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. world champion



Strip resorts cut room rates

With gasoline prices on the rise and the U.S. dollar declining internationally, hotels on the Las Vegas strip are slashing prices in order to lure budget-minded customers.  read more

Michigan casinos shot down by U.S. House

The House of Representatives defeated a bill last week that would have allowed new Indian casinos in Michigan after a fiery debate.  read more

Macau's gambling icon going public

Stanley Ho, who for decades held a monopoly on casinos in Macau, is taking his flagship firm public as he battles the Las Vegas giants that have moved into the territory's gambling industry.  read more

Study: Gambling revenue has dropped across the U.S.

A Rockefeller Institute of Government report shows revenue growth from gambling has slowed over the last three years.  read more

Trump remains optimistic about Vegas condo complex

Despite having closed sales on only 20 percent of his new building, The Donald is still painting a positive picture about his non-casino Vegas venture.  read more

Atlantic City casinos featuring a different kind of celebrity

Top destinations are using using a new strategy of promoting lifestyle celebrities such as food critics and relationship coaches, hoping it will help differentiate them from other locations.  read more

Anti-casino drive gains momentum in India

Dilip Parulekar vowed to anti-gambling activists on Saturday that he would oppose building casinos in Goa because they "would destroy the (state's) social fabric."  read more



The Reel Life

In providing this week's winners from the world of online slots, the Reel Life is happy to point out that they're compliant with Romania's new law regarding positive news.  read more

Two slots-only casinos open in Las Vegas

Station Casinos opened two new slots-only casinos on the outskirts of Las Vegas last week under its "Wildfire Casino" brand. Both follow the "locals-friendly" model, offering food bargains along with pool tables and other games.  read more



New dad Singer earns coveted WSOP bracelet

The long-time poker professional won the $1,500 Pot-limit Hold'em Event and collected $214,122 at the World Series of Poker earlier this month. One day later he became a father when Samuel Koster Singer entered the world.  read more

Everest Poker forms Bar Poker League

Everest Poker and the World Poker Store have joined forces to create Germany's first official Bar Poker League. The two companies will promote tournaments at more than 100 venues across the country.  read more

Video poker a big gamble for clubs

Pennsylvania's Liquor Control Enforcement agency is confiscating hundreds of video poker machines and citing dozens of clubs.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Australians spend nearly twice as much on gambling per year ($7,200) as they do on food ($4,300), according to the country's Bureau of Statistics.
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