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May 31, 2010

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How the casino game got its name
Names of many casino games are descriptive. Some are not. Grochowski tries to decipher how blackjack, craps, roulette and keno all got their unique names.  read more

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Joe Cada is back for more

Joe Cada won the World Series of Poker's Main Event last November at the ripe age of 21. He was an instant star who appeared on late-night television with David Letterman and Jay Leno. With the WSOP kicking off, the 22-year-old Michigan native is more mature and ready for this year's event.  read more
Joe Cada is back for more



The Gang talks the WSOP Player's Championship

Casino City's Dan Igo and Aaron Todd discuss the WSOP Player's Championship, Victory Poker, Andy Rooney's views on gambling and make their best bets.  read more

Governor, MGM Mirage meet over disputed payments

CityCenter CEO Bobby Baldwin vowed to pay subcontractors almost $400 million following a meeting between MGM Mirage and Gov. Jim Gibbons.  read more

Lady Luck showing life in downtown Vegas

The Lady Luck casino, which closed its doors four years ago, is showing signs of life in downtown Las Vegas.  read more

CityCenter continues to close condo sales

Condominium closings at the Las Vegas megaresort have totaled $118 million in sales, but are at a pace not originally desired by MGM Mirage.  read more

Mississippi casino golf packages offer huge savings

A number of casino resorts around the state are offering big savings on stay and play golf packages.  read more



WSOP offering more low buy-in events

The success of last year's special $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold 'em event prompted World Series of Poker officials to include 13 such events this year.  read more

World Series of Poker continues charity efforts

The World Series of Poker is encouraging players to donate one percent of their winnings to the Nevada Cancer Institute.  read more

World Team Poker to broadcast on Fox Sports Net

A teaser episode of World Team Poker's "Inaugural Event," which was held at the Golden Nugget on May 19, is scheduled to be broadcast on July 14.  read more

PokerStars Baltic Festival to return to Tallinn

The PokerStars Baltic Festival is returning for its second year and will be held at the Swissôtel in Tallinn, Estonia from June 16-19.  read more

Los Angeles pro wins Cal State Poker Championship

Patrick Karschamroon took out a field of 175 players, including Gavin Griffin and John Cernuto, to become the Cal State Poker Champion at Commerce Casino.  read more



Illinois expands slot machine footprint

Lawmakers in Illinois changed the language of the state's Video Gaming Act that will allow truck stops and VFW halls to operate slot machines.  read more

Sex and the City slot reaching new heights

Slot giant International Game Technology announced that the Sex and the City slot is the most popular progressive MegaJackpot game in casinos.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life read that 50 percent of marriages will end up in divorce. An elderly Malaysian woman has done all in her power to get that divorce rate up.  read more

Slot giant IGT takes server-based gaming to Europe

International Game Technology has rolled out its first European launch of the company’s sbX server-based gaming system.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The World Series of Poker will have 377 poker tables set up for tournament play. That means, with nine people per table, 3,393 players can compete at one time.
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