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December 7, 2009

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December 7, 2009

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arrowJohn Robison: A hand of a lifetime

A hand of a lifetime
After a reader is dealt a natural Royal Flush in sequential order at a casino, he writes to see if Robison can calculate the odds of this happening. Robison does the math and finds that this is truly a rare event.  read more

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Harrah's launches long-awaited online casino

Harrah's Interactive Entertainment has "soft launched" its long-awaited online casino -- Caesars Casino Online. The casino appears to offer a variety of games, including roulette, craps, Caribbean Poker, three-card poker, video poker, video slots and blackjack. As of now, it is not accepting players from the U.S. or Germany.  read more
Harrah's launches long-awaited online casino



Casino City Gang talks UIGEA

Casino City's Vin Narayanan, Gary Trask and Dan Igo discuss the delay in the UIGEA, recent trips to Atlantic City, and make their week 13 NFL picks.  read more

Casino City releases Winter 2010 Gaming Business Directory

The new Gaming Business Directory contains nearly 600 pages of the most current information available on over 4,500 gaming properties worldwide, plus 700 corporate and Native American property owners.  read more

Frank makes case for UIGEA repeal in Congressional hearing

In a hearing that lasted less than two hours, proponents of regulating online gambling, led by Rep. Barney Frank, made their case for why the UIGEA should be repealed and replaced with a regulated online gaming environment.  read more

Sinatra, master chef combine for excellence at Encore Las Vegas

Steve Wynn says he thinks Frank Sinatra would "dig" the new restaurant at Encore Las Vegas that bears his name on the front door. And after dining at Sinatra, Casino City is in full agreement.  read more

CityCenter getting mostly favorable reviews

Visitors to the MGM Mirage mega-complex on the Las Vegas Strip have praised the resort's design and interior decoration, as well as some of its riskier elements.  read more

Penn National has no interest in Pinnacle

Penn National officials shot down an idea that the gaming company would acquire rival casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment.  read more

Harrah's steps closer to Planet Hollywood deal

The gaming giant has filed applications with Nevada gaming regulators seeking approval to acquire the Las Vegas property.  read more

Gaming stocks mostly down in November

Only three of the nine gaming companies charted by Applied Analysis saw an increase in their average daily stock prices in November compared to October.  read more

Trump's casino company supports buyout

Trump Entertainment Resorts is supporting a buyout plan backed by Donald Trump and the bankrupt company's bondholders.  read more



Maryland slots proposal faces crucial vote

The proposal to bring slot machines to Anne Arundel County is in limbo as anti-gambling lobbyists are making a final push before a crucial Monday vote.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life loves the holidays. We love giving and getting presents. We love Christmas lights. And we love holiday-themed slot games. But a man from Atlanta does not share the same spirit.  read more



Czech student wins EPT Prague

Jan Skampa outlasted a 584-person field to win €682,000 and the EPT Prague title, the biggest poker tournament ever held in the Czech Republic.  read more

WSOP Circuit event a hit in Atlantic City

The first event of the WSOP Circuit at Harrah's Atlantic City attracted 1,056 entrants, with 28-year old Dante Magtoto winning the gold ring and $61,459.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The state of Delaware made $830,000 on NFL parlay bets through the first 12 weeks of the season, well above the $500,000 it projected to make.
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Frost Bite
December is upon us, and that means falling temperatures, icy roads and snow. To prepare yourself for the winter months, head to Captain Cooks Casino and play its "Frost Bite" slot game.

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