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September 7, 2009

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September 7, 2009

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arrowJohn Grochowski: How to handle soft hands in blackjack

How to handle soft hands in blackjack
Grochowski says the best way to tell whether a blackjack player has really studied the basic strategy chart is by watching how he or she plays a soft 17 or 18 -- the two hands that separate real players from the pretenders.  read more

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'In-running' football betting arrives in Las Vegas

The M Resort, The Venetian and Palazzo will be bringing an exciting new trend to Las Vegas this football season by offering "in-running" wagering on select games. The new concept will allow football bettors to place wagers on games after they kick off and while the live action is unfolding before their eyes.  read more
'In-running' football betting arrives in Las Vegas



LV Sands to sell $600 million in bonds

Las Vegas Sands said it plans to take on up to $600 million of debt that it can convert into equity once it completes a public stock offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  read more

Gaming stocks rise in August

The average daily stock prices of six casino operators and three gambling equipment makers showed marked increases in August.  read more

Florida gambling deal has a number of 'red flags'

A deal between the Seminole Tribe and Gov. Charlie Crist fails to meet many of the conditions sought by lawmakers.  read more

Bellagio suing accused swindler Allen Stanford

The Las Vegas casino is suing alleged Ponzi-scheme artist Allen Stanford for repayment of a gambling debt of more than $250,000.  read more

Macau casinos have record month

Macau's casinos brought in $1.5 billion in August, their highest monthly revenue and up more than 17 percent compared to August 2008.  read more

Station's Michigan project ready to break ground

The $157 million Gun Lake Casino will break ground Sept. 17 on the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indian reservation.  read more

Massachusetts town debates casino issue

The town of Palmer has been in the forefront of the Massachusetts issue after Mohegan Sun announced it wants to build a $1 billion resort casino.  read more



The Reel Life

You only get one chance to make a good impression. To say that this Michigan man failed to make a good first impression on his first date would be a gross understatement.  read more

Slot machines arrive in Miami

The Flagler Dog Track plans to open its $54-million Magic City Casino in October, the first of Miami-Dade's racinos.  read more

Twice is nice at Table Mountain Casino

A lucky man won over $40,000 after hitting two big jackpots in the span of hours at Table Mountain Casino in California.  read more



UltimateBet releases Aruba Poker Classic lineup

Over 500 players are expected to play in UltimateBet's land-based poker tournament on Oct. 3-10 at the Radisson Aruba Resort.  read more

PokerStars gears up for Baltic Festival

The PokerStars Baltic Festival will be held in Tallinn, Estonia from October 28 to 31 in the conference center of the Swissôte.  read more

The sky is the limit in Copenhagen

Party Poker and Ace Magazine have created Poker in the Sky, where 22 poker players will be hoisted 50 meters in the air by a crane at City Hall Square in Copenhagen on September 11.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The Excalibur in Las Vegas reported on its Facebook page that it sold 23,000 JELL-O shots during the month of August.
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