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August 4, 2008

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August 4, 2008

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arrowJohn Robison: Sleep will help you when playing slots

Sleep will help you when playing slots
Robison warns that while a slot machine has no idea what kind of mood the player is in, it certainly helps to have a clear mind and to be well-rested before you sit down and start playing.  read more

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Cell phone ban in sportsbooks expected to be lifted

If you use a cell phone in a Las Vegas sportsbook right now, a casino employee will walk up to you and politely ask you not to use it. After all, it's against the rules. But the casino industry is moving to change that. And it looks like they're going to succeed. The Nevada Gaming Commission is expected to vote next month to lift the deacades-old ban, citing the advent of Internet sportsbooks and the time-consuming and expensive task of enforcing it.  read more
Cell phone ban in sportsbooks expected to be lifted



Indian casinos concerned about Keno

Claim proposed overhaul of California's lottery will bring back Keno, a popular bingo-like game banned 12 years ago for violating state gambling law.  read more

Political fight over Indian casinos in Washington heats up

Democrats in the state of Washington are defending the governor's decision to drop the requirement that Indian casinos share revenue with the state in the wake of questions about campaign contributions from gambling interests.  read more

Michigan casino reaches construction milestone

The Greektown Casino poured its final concrete last week for its new 30-story, 400-room hotel. The $500 million project is due to open in early 2009.  read more

Saskatchewan casino income rises

Government-owned casinos continue to be big money-makers for the Canadian province, generating a net income of $43.8 million (CD) in the 2007-08 fiscal year.  read more



Retiree hits $1.4 million jackpot on a penny slot

A 66-year-old retired woman from Las Vegas won $1.4 million while playing the Aristocrat's Millioni$er penny slot at the Rampart Casino in Las Vegas last week.  read more

Japanese tourist cashes in for $55,000

Just hours after stepping off an airplane from his native Japan, a tourist walked into the Agua Caliente Casino, Resort & Spa in California and won a Paradise Jackpot worth $55,589.  read more

The Reel Life

The Price is Right delivers big for a pair of Jackpotjoy players while a foul odor has one poker room wishing another player was playing online.  read more



IRS seizes more than $24 million from payment processors after two-year Bodog probe

Bodog says impact of seizures is minimal as court documents detailing IRS investigations into the series of companies used by Bodog to pay U.S. customers emerge.  read more

WSOPE to be played exclusively at the Casino at the Empire

The World Series of Poker Europe announced on Monday that the 2008 event will be held under one roof for the first time at the Casino at the Empire in the heart of London's Leicester Square.  read more

World Poker Tour hits India

The World Poker Tour will air its fourth season on Zee Sports, India's first private sports channel, in September.  read more

New tracking system shows Denmark produces the best players

According to CardPlayer's new "World Tracker" tracking system, Denmark has the most successful tournament poker players per capita in the world.  read more

Scott Montgomery tops WSOP final table poll

Twenty-nine percent of the more than 1,000 poker players surveyed by picked Canadian Scott Montgomery to prevail at the World Series of Poker's final table, which will be played this November.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
At, host country China is an 8/15 favorite to win the most medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
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