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Ten easy steps to learning craps, Part II
While playing the Pass Line and Don't Pass are good bets, Scoblete claims that players can further reduce the house's edge by taking advantage of a bet called "The Odds" and he breaks down exactly how it's done in this beginner's guide to the game.  read more

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Mega-expansion of Hard Rock Hotel breaks ground in Las Vegas

The $750 million-project will double the property's size and add 950 hotel rooms by mid-2009. The renovation will also include two new hotel towers, new restaurants, a spa and health club, new retail space, 60,000 square feet of convention and meeting space as well as a new poker room and a high-end rock 'n' roll lounge.  read more
Mega-expansion of Hard Rock Hotel breaks ground in Las Vegas



Macau gaming numbers break records

Casinos report a record high of $1.1 billion in revenue for the month of December, giving them $10.3 billion in gaming revenues for 2007.  read more

Gaming Board's undisclosed ID checks began in 2003

Illinois State Police and gambling board confirm that, unbeknownst to the board's chairman, they have been checking gamblers for being on the casino self-exclusion list as well as 'randomly' scanning patron IDs for other crimes.  read more

Grand jury examining Pennsylvania casino owner

Mount Airy Casino Resort could lose slots license as a result of owner Louis DeNaples' alleged ties to organized crime.  read more

Casinos safer than hospitals for heart attacks

Victims are more likely to survive if they're in a casino or airport than if they're in a hospital, according to researchers.  read more

Atlantic City casinos respond to competition from Pennsylvania

Boardwalk casinos are tweaking their marketing plans by adding more hotel rooms and live entertainment.  read more

Baltimore task force pushes for full-scale casinos

Group of 26 business and civic leaders convened by Mayor Sheila Dixon say the city could knock 17 cents off its property tax rate with revenue from casinos.  read more

Colorado casino insists cigar bar is legal

Smoking is still being allowed at the Wild Card Casino because it claims its cigar bar is exempt from the state's smoking ban.  read more

Massachusetts governor adds pressure for casinos

In a risky political maneuver, Governor Deval Patrick is considering including projected casino licensing revenues in his budget proposal for the next fiscal year.  read more

Six bids for Kansas casino licenses under review

The deadline for groups to submit their applications to manage state-owned casinos ended Dec. 31. The Kansas Lottery now has until March 28 to review the applications and negotiate contracts.  read more

Gary Loveman signs amended contract with Harrah's

Chairman, CEO and president will remain with Harrah's following the closing of the company's buyout by private equity partners TPG Capital and Apollo Management.  read more



The Reel Life

The Bodog slots closed out 2007 with a flourish as several players won money to spend in the new year.  read more



Lightning Poker awarded poker table patent

Subsidiary of Lightning Gaming to join PokerTek as the second automated table distributor in North America.  read more

Prosperous end to 2007 for U.K. poker player

Poker pro Marty Smyth scoops up £250,000 in a pre-Christmas tournament and places second in the Ladbrokes Poker Million VI grand final.  read more

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Bingo is the most popular group leisure activity in the United Kingdom and is the only gambling game allowed by U.K. armed forces.
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