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April 7, 2008

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April 7, 2008

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Using the 'Five Count' system in craps

Using the 'Five Count' system in craps
Grochowski breaks down the craps system devised by Frank Scoblete called the "Five Count" and explains that despite using this style of play the game remains all about odds and percentages.  read more

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Playing Phil Ivey

Taking on the biggest names in poker goes with the territory when you decide to compete in a World Poker Tour event. Find out how three players dealt with the challenge of being seated at the same table as Full Tilt poker pro Phil Ivey during Day 1 of the Foxwoods Poker Classic last week in Connecticut.  read more
Playing Phil Ivey



Growth in Macau offsetting 'weak' Vegas market

The performance of casino mogul Steve Wynn's Macau property is making up for any weakness in the Las Vegas market as a result of the U.S. economic slowdown, an analyst said last week.  read more

Economic slump hurts gamblers' casino comps

As an economic slowdown hits casinos, Atlantic City's 11 gambling halls are split on how desirable it is to continue to hand out free meals, hotel rooms and show tickets to gamblers.  read more

Trump's second Vegas tower may have to wait

Rising construction costs, tightening credit markets and the slowing economy may delay a second Trump Tower and a $6-billion version of New York City's Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas.  read more

Sands parking garage comes down

The casino's old 10-story garage came down Thursday without fanfare in order to clear more space for the proposed $1.5 billion megaresort that Pinnacle Entertainment plans to build on the former Sands site next year.  read more

Mount Airy Casino offers online reservations

Popular Pennsylvania resort is now accepting reservations for its 188-room luxury hotel at  read more

Planet Hollywood narrows loss during renovation

The property said it narrowed its net loss by 21.6 percent to $75 million in 2007 from $95.7 million in 2006 in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week.  read more



The Reel Life

Find out what Mariah Carey, the Beatles and Elvis have to do with the world of online slot machines, where for the second straight week we found a multiple jackpot winner at Blackjack Ballroom.  read more

Slot bill gets green light in Maine

The Maine House passed a bill last week that would allow the Penobscot Indian Nation to operate slot machines at its Indian Island high-stakes beano facility.  read more



WPT heads to Bellagio for Ladies' Championship

The final event of the first official season of the World Poker Tour Ladies Tour begins April 13 arrives at Bellagio. The Bellagio is also offering $350 satellites into the WPT Ladies Championship on April 12 and the morning of April 13.  read more

German student freerolls his way to €5,000

Rekindling memories of Chris Moneymaker's monumental win at the 2003 World Series of Poker, 22-year-old Sebastian Wiza of Germany took full advantage of a free $10 bet on VC and went on to win the VC Poker Prague Poker Palooza and its €5,000 first-place prize in his first live tournament.  read more

Everest Poker assembles Poker Dream Team

After two days of interviews, hundreds of poker hands and hours of deliberation by a panel of poker celebrities and Everest Poker staff members, the 10-person poker dream team has been finalized. The team will play around the world as Everest Poker ambassadors at major poker events for an entire year.  read more

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Luck of the Irish
Lasseters' Casino's Luck of the Irish is a fun five-reel slot that will keep you reminiscing about all the green beers you drank this year for St. Patrick's Day

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Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Brilliant dialogue and acting mark this fun movie about working class Londoners who pool their money together for a high-stakes poker game that goes horribly wrong.

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