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June 6, 2016

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June 6, 2016

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arrowMark Pilarski: Card counting isn't cheating, but . . .

Card counting isn't cheating, but . . .
While it's true card counting is not illegal under federal, state or local laws in the U.S., Pilarski explains that casinos can ban players believed to be counters, depending on where they are located.  read more

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Global Poker League unveils The Cube for Summer Series

Eight weeks after the start of the inaugural regular season, the GPL's Summer Series began in Las Vegas on Monday night, with heads-up matches taking place inside a soundproof, one-way visible glass arena called The Cube.  read more
Global Poker League unveils The Cube for Summer Series



MGM Resorts to renovate Monte Carlo casino

The Las Vegas Strip's largest casino operator will partner with Sydell Group on the $450 million project, with construction completed by the end of 2018.  read more

First implosion date set for Riviera Casino

The Monaco tower at the recently closed Las Vegas Strip casino will fall on June 14 at 2 a.m. A separate implosion of the Monte Carlo Tower will take place later this summer.  read more

Foxwoods Resort adding four new restaurants

Renowned chefs such as Guy Fieri and Cat Cora will bring their cuisine to the resort destination in Connecticut this fall.  read more

Caesars Palace marks beginning of its Golden Anniversary

The "Summer of Caesars" celebration starts June 17 and continues throughout the year, offering sweepstakes, giveaways, special room packages and more.  read more

WinStar World Casino hosting World Long Drive Championship

After hosting the World Long Drive qualifying event in May, the Oklahoma casino welcomes the globally televised championship for the second consecutive year.  read more

Celebrate Father's Day at the Trump Taj Mahal

Weekend promotions at the Atlantic City casino include "Men's Hot Shave" and "Take Dad to the Poker Room."  read more

Boyd Gaming to sell its 50% interest in Borgata

MGM Resorts International acquires the stake for consideration of $900 million, as well as a 50% share of any future property tax settlement benefits received by the Atlantic City resort casino.  read more



Sportsbook worker wins first bracelet of WSOP

Chicago native and Caesars Palace employee C.J. Sand topped the 731-player field and collected $71,157 in the annual Casino Employees Championship.  read more

Online poker bill advances in New York

The Poker Players Alliance applauds the action and will run a series of digital advertisements to remind state lawmakers that regulation can and should happen this year.  read more

MotorCity Casino poker room awards record 'Bad Beat Jackpot'

Ten players in a Texas Hold'em "Quads-over-Quads" game split almost $569,000 when two fours-of-a-kind were dealt.  read more

Los Angeles player wins Pala River Card No Limit event

Donnie Sitic won a three-way chop in the tournament, which drew 427 players competing for an $81,130 prize pool.  read more



NY legislation moves forward on DFS bill

Lawmakers have begun advancing legislation to regulate daily fantasy sports, which would enable thousands of people to resume playing. (Associated Press)  read more



The Reel Life: Bad breakup edition

A South Brunswick man fails to enact revenge upon his romantic rival, and as a result an innocent victim suffers $10,000 in damages.  read more

Aristocrat introduces Magic Mike slot machine

Blending the VERVEhd cabinet with a box office hit, Magic Mike XXL is a high-volatility game with dynamic features and two progressive jackpots.  read more

Seminole Casino hosting charity slots tournament

The event on June 12 at the Florida casino benefits programs that help veterans, needy families and at-risk children in the area. The entry fee is $10 with the top four scorers cashing in.  read more



Vegas hosting largest putting event in history

Competing over several days in high-stakes tournaments this March, participants will have a chance to win more than $10 million.  read more

Comedian Dennis Miller coming to The Orleans

The Emmy Award winner and long-time radio host performs at the Las Vegas casino on July 15.  read more

Gin Blossoms bringing the '90s back to SugarHouse

The Grammy Award-nominated pop-rock band takes the stage at the Philadelphia casino on Aug. 12.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The $565 buy-in, Colossus II at the 2016 WSOP attracted 21,613 players, down from last year's record-breaking field of 22,374. The event required 956 dealers and used 4,398 decks of cards and 351,600 poker chips.
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