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July 6, 2009

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July 6, 2009

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arrowMark Pilarski: Why speed kills in a casino

Why speed kills in a casino
When a reader asks about the proper strategy to use when playing blackjack on a machine with a life-sized video dealer, Pilarski warns that he should not only use basic strategy, but slow down the pace of play as well.  read more

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Entrances and pros dominate Day 1C of the WSOP Main Event

Phil Hellmuth played the role of Julius Caesar (right) and Dennis Phillips had his usual cast of clones following him around to make Day 1C a memorable one at the World Series of Poker's Main Event on Sunday. But it was Jeffrey Lisandro who stole the show as he continued his hot play at the Rio.  read more
Entrances and pros dominate Day 1C of the WSOP Main Event



Day 1B restores 'normalcy' to WSOP Main Event

After an unusual Day 1A at the World Series of Poker Main Event that could be described as Bizzarro World, Greg Raymer, Chris Ferguson and the Brunsons took center stage and stayed there -- for the most part.  read more

WSOP Main Event gets off to strong start, despite Sasquatch

Casino City's Gary Trask takes a closer look at first day of the WSOP Main Event, including the surprise appearance of Sasquatch.  read more

Frank 'optimistic' repeal of UIGEA will pass

Rep. Barney Frank visited the WSOP on Sunday and said he will move forward on legislation to repeal the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act this fall.  read more

Bach 'still walking on air' days after big H.O.R.S.E. win

David Bach was exhausted and ecstatic as he celebrated this week's win in the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament at a bracelet and trophy presentation ceremony.  read more

Razz, Lunkin provide the entertainment at H.O.R.S.E. final table

Vitaly Lunkin didn't win the H.O.R.S.E. tournament at the World Series of Poker. And, technically, games can't win events either. But Casino City's Vin Narayanan thinks Lunkin and Razz were the big winners at the final table.  read more

Fatherhood adds new perspective to the life of Mike Sexton

Becoming a parent for the first time has changed Mike Sexton's outlook on life, but the 61-year-old poker icon remains a fan-favorite at the World Series of Poker.  read more

Poker parties rival Vegas heat for sizzle

Not even nighttime temperatures of over 100 degrees can keep people away from the VIP poker parties happening in Las Vegas.  read more

Ante Up For Africa event brings a different kind of chaos

Gary Trask captures the scene at the third annual Ante Up For Africa charity tournament that had the media and fans alike buzzing on Thursday afternoon.  read more

World Series of Poker proving to be an oasis in the desert

Casino City's Vin Narayanan takes us on an unfamiliar tour of Las Vegas, which ends up at the World Series of Poker where -- thankfully -- little has changed.  read more

Excalibur removes electronic poker tables

After becoming the first casino in Las Vegas to have an all-electric poker room, Excalibur removed the PokerPro tables today and expects to have its live poker room back up and running later this week.  read more



Gaming index reveals industry still suffering

Stocks in gambling-related companies are losing steam two months after hitting rock bottom. The June index of 10 gambling companies fell 7 points to 233.03.  read more

Isle of Capri Casinos founder passes away

Bernard Goldstein, the founder of Isle of Capri Casinos and the chairman of its board of directors, passed away on Sunday.  read more

Russians crack down on gambling

A new law has come into effect in Russia, confining gambling to four regions far from the capital city of Moscow.  read more



The Reel Life

Sometimes The Reel Life has to sit back and say, enough is enough. This usually occurs after we hit a real cold streak at the online slots. A 36-year-old Massachusetts man has never heeded this advice.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Jack Ury of Indiana broke his own record as the oldest player to compete in a WSOP event when he played in the Main Event on Sunday. The 96-year-old advanced to Day 2 with 23,075 chips.
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