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6 August 2007

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6 August 2007

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Practicing video poker has value

Practicing video poker has value
Practice may not make perfect in video poker, but it can spring some surprises on you. I got a surprise of my own recently as I was practicing my strategy on Not So Ugly Deuces Wild. NSUDW pays back at a 99.7 percent rate with expert play.  read more

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Las Vegas Sands giddy about prospects for Macau

Four weeks before opening the $2.4 billion Venetian Macau, Las Vegas Sands executives said the resort was ready to be unveiled. The massive 3,000-room resort, the first facility to open on the Cotai Strip, opens Aug. 28 with a 550,000-square-foot casino, 1.2 million square feet of meeting space and 1 million square feet of retail with 350 stores. "On the day we open, in the 5,000-year history of Asia, it will be a historic event," Las Vegas Sands President Bill Weidner said. "This is by far, the biggest building and the biggest hotel in Asia."  read more
Las Vegas Sands giddy about prospects for Macau



Palazzo slated to open in December

Las Vegas Sands announced last week it would open the $1.6 billion Palazzo on Dec. 20. The 3,068-room resort, under construction next to The Venetian, will open its gaming area, hotel and restaurants, the company said during its second-quarter earnings conference call Wednesday.  read more

MGM Grand Detroit to open in October

MGM Grand announced last week that it will open its $800 million hotel and entertainment destination on October 2, featuring 400 chic and stylish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 corner suites.  read more

Grandson of Picasso spreads the art in Las Vegas

Art lovers and VIP guests turned out in droves when Bernard Ruiz-Picasso brought works of the famed Pablo Picasso to the Bellagio Fine Art Gallery.  read more

AOL enters online sports betting market

AOL is ready to roll the dice on online gambling. A few months after YAHOO UK & Ireland entered the real money online poker market, AOL UK has announced that it will follow suit, offering real-money sports betting in conjunction with UK Internet bookmaker JAXX. The service is scheduled to begin later this month.  read more



Slots players might get new crack at Pong

Pong, the game that turned pinball wizards into video-game junkies in the '70s, is poised to make a comeback in casinos. This time, it could help turn the video-game generation on to slot machines.  read more

$4.8 million online jackpot awarded, the first progressive network to combine online and landbased jackpots via Playtech and its subsidiary Videobet, recently paid out a jackpot prize of more than $4.8 million. Late last month, Heinrich S. hit Beach Life's progressive jackpot of $4,801,527 by making a $10 bet while playing at African Palace Casino.  read more



A one-outer away from an $11,000 payday

It's pretty hard to take down over $11K in a $.50/$1 Limit Hold'em hand, especially when your cards end up in the muck. But that's almost exactly what Casino City's Aaron Todd did when he recently jumped onto one of Absolute Poker's Bad Beat Jackpot tables.  read more

Californian seeking support for state-owned online card room

Anthony "Tuff Fish" Sandstrom received approval last week from the California Secretary of State's Office to circulate a petition that would create a state-run online poker room that would work in conjunction with the state's lottery system.  read more

Micon sounds off on Neverwinpoker sale

They come for the breasts. At least that's what co-owner Bryan Micon, the self-proclaimed King of all Degenerates, claims about the thousands of registered forum members at his oft controversial Web site., a gambling media outlet owned by professional poker player Tony Guoga (better known as Tong G), recently purchased for an undisclosed amount of money.  read more

WSOP circuit schedule expanded

Harrah's will launch the fourth season of its popular World Series of Poker Circuit with an expanded schedule of 12 tournament stops. Players who win the $5,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'Em Circuit championship at any host property will receive a seat in the 2008 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas.  read more

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Did You Know?
The principality of Monaco does not allow its citizens to gamble in its casinos.
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