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November 7, 2011

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November 7, 2011

arrowJohn Robison: Do paybacks change when you change denomination?

Do paybacks change when you change denomination?
Robison says long-term paybacks on multi-denomination video poker machines tend to increase when you increase denomination. However, with slot games, nothing visible changes when you change denomination.  read more
 

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Shhh! We're trying to play a poker tournament

Pius Heinz, Ben Lamb (right) and Martin Staszko survived a grueling day of poker Sunday and will play for the World Series of Poker Main Event championship Tuesday. The tournament's champion will win $8,715,638. But the real story of the day was poker manners, or lack thereof.  read more
Shhh! We're trying to play a poker tournament
 

POKER News

POKER

Lamb runs straight to WSOP final three

Twice Ben Lamb was all in for his tournament life with the worst hand, and both times he emerged victorious on Sunday. He is now just two players away from completing the greatest World Series of all time.  read more

WSOP Main Event fans organized, creative, loud

The November Nine is as much about the fans as it is about the players. And this year's crowd at the WSOP Main Event final table did not disappoint.  read more

Report: Groupe Bernard Tapie reaches deal with DOJ

SubjectPoker.com is reporting that Groupe Bernard Tapie has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice that will allow the French company's purchase of Full Tilt Poker to continue.  read more

November Niner Pius Heinz joins Team PokerStars

German poker player Pius Heinz, who goes into Tuesday's WSOP final three as the chip leader, is the latest member of Team PokerStars.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Sahara hotel-casino renovation approved

The Sahara was forced to close its doors six months ago but a remodeling plan was approved unanimously by the Clark County Commission last week.  read more

MGM Resorts says Las Vegas properties are recovering

Casino revenue at the 10 Las Vegas Strip properties owned by MGM Resorts International grew by 6 percent last quarter.  read more

Nevada regulators recommend sale of Palms majority stake

The Nevada Gaming Control Board unanimously recommended the sale of a majority stake in the Palms to Leonard Green & Partners L.P. and TPG Capital.  read more

Casino City releases new Global Gaming Report

Casino City's new Global Gaming Report shows 2010 gaming revenue growth around the world despite economic turbulence.  read more

Casino City Gang: Special guest from Miami edition

The Gang previews the WSOP November Nine and also discusses a major merger in the gambling industry and the latest on Full Tilt Poker. They're also joined by a special guest to discuss a proposed casino in Miami.  read more

Oregon casino opens iGaming lounge

The iGaming Lounge at The Mill Casino Hotel invites guests to step in to the future of personalized casino gaming on iPads.  read more

Jerome Bettis holding blackjack tourney at PA casino

The former NFL star will host the inaugural Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Celebrity Blackjack Tournament at Meadows Casino on Nov. 18 and 19.  read more

Macau gaming revenues hit record in October

Macau casino operators collected gaming revenues of $3.36 billion in October, an 8 percent increase of the previous one-month record set in August.  read more

Venetian unveils $30 million sportsbook renovation

Cantor Gaming debuted its multimillion-dollar renovation of the sportsbook at The Venetian in Las Vegas last week.  read more

Boyd Gaming, MGM Resorts join online gaming titan

Boyd Gaming and MGM Resorts will join forces with bwin.Party to create Internet poker websites for Americans if the industry is regulated in the U.S.  read more

Washington casino golf course named best new course

The Salish Cliffs Golf Club at Little Creek Casino Resort is the nation's top course to open in 2011, according to Golfweek.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

The Reel Life: Gun safety edition

Most children celebrated Halloween on Monday and The Reel Life is happy to report that we didn't have a gun pulled on us. A South Carolina woman wasn't so lucky.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Pius Heinz (Germany) and Martin Staszko (Czech Republic) could become the first from their respective countries to win the World Series of Poker Main Event on Tuesday night.
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