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October 6, 2008

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October 6, 2008

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Proper tipping strategies at the table
Scoblete scolds a loyal reader for his over-the-top tipping at the blackjack and craps table and explains that while he strongly believes in being good to your dealers, excessive gratuities only allow the house edge to soar.  read more

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John Juanda prevails at record-breaking WSOPE Main Event

Veteran John Juanda became the first American to win a WSOP bracelet outside the U.S. when he captured the World Series of Poker Europe's £10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event in London Friday following a final table that lasted more than 19 hours.  read more
John Juanda prevails at record-breaking WSOPE Main Event



Plaza puts up fight for its name

As a $6 billion replica of the Plaza Hotel in New York is being built on the Strip, the Plaza located in downtown Las Vegas is suing for exclusive rights to its name.  read more

Rezko casino debts on hold until after trial

The payment of $800,000 in unpaid gambling debts that alleged political fixer Antoin "Tony" Rezko owes to Bellagio, Caesars Palace and Bally's will have to wait until after his federal trial is resolved.  read more

China visa rules raise worries

A new round of visa restrictions by the Chinese government that impede the number of visitors into Macau was not well received Thursday by Wall Street.  read more

Police search for Hilton sportsbook robbers

A $25,0000 reward has been offered by the Las Vegas Hilton for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who robbed the hotel-casino's race and sportsbook last week.  read more

Fitzgeralds Casino in Reno to shut down

Nearly 500 employees will lose their jobs when the Fitzgeralds Casino-Hotel shuts its doors for good on Nov. 30.  read more

Sheldon Adelson pumps $475 million into Sands

The Las Vegas Sands CEO invested $475 million in his company last week in order to resolve any issues surrounding the company's debt covenants.  read more



Slot jackpot dispute continues

A 78-year-old woman is demanding to be paid the full $86,000 of a slot jackpot she says she won at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City almost two years ago.  read more

The Reel Life

This week the Reel Life pays tribute to a competitive man whose life may have been ended by spicy chilies by looking at some winners from the online slots world.  read more



Michael Martin wins EPT London

The American-born player comes from way behind to take home the record £1-million first-place prize at the £5,200 European Poker Tour London Open.  read more

Senate bill that would regulate online poker introduced

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced legislation last week that would legally define poker as a skill game and create a regulatory environment for the game to be offered over the Internet in the United States.  read more

Four indicted in alleged poker scam in Atlantic City

The men who allegedly rigged two hotel rooms at the Borgata Hotel with surveillance cameras and computers have been indicted in what New Jersey authorities say was a high-tech poker scam.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
A software glitch at an ATM on a riverboat casino in Indiana cost the operator more than $2 million when customers withdrew money from inactive or overdrawn accounts.
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