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December 8, 2008

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December 8, 2008

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Video poker questions and answers

Video poker questions and answers
Grochowski says he is asked more questions about video poker than any other game. So, in an effort to satisfy his readers, the author of "The Video Poker Answer Book" replies to some of those queries in this week's column.  read more

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New Harrah's slot machines appeal to 'Trekkies'

Harrah's Entertainment casinos in Las Vegas are rolling out 120 slot machines based on the 1960s television series "Star Trek" that feature video snippets from the original 79 episodes. The new machines were built by WMS Industries and were unveiled at last month's Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas.  read more
New Harrah's slot machines appeal to 'Trekkies'



Casino accidentally offers $29 million in credits

Hollywood Casino in Pennsylvania mistakenly mailed a flyer offering $500 worth of free slot machine credits to more than 55,000 customers instead of the 1,000 most-active customers it had planned on sending it to.  read more

Former Trump shareholders demand millions

A group of Trump casino shareholders that claims it hasn't received any money in three years is demanding an immediate $4.1-million payment.  read more

Casino City releases Winter 2009 Gaming Business Directory

The new Gaming Business Directory contains more than 800 pages of the most current information on some 4,600 gaming properties worldwide.  read more

Macau revenue rises for first time in two months

Gaming revenue grew three percent in November as Macau casinos collected $940 million compared to $920 million in November of 2007.  read more

Don't bet on casino bailout

Las Vegas is similar to Detroit in a lot of ways, but casinos and automobiles are viewed quite differently.  read more

Wynn defying economic downturn with Encore opening

The $2.3-billion megaresort that stands directly next to its sister hotel-casino Wynn Las Vegas is set to open Dec. 22 as other neighboring casinos struggle.  read more

Iowa casino set to open Thursday

The $84.1-million Diamond Jo Casino is a 188,000-square-foot complex and will open Thursday at the Port of Dubuque.  read more

Atlantic City casinos cut 1,000 jobs in November

The sagging economy and competition from nearby Pennsylvania casinos continue to hamper the Atlantic City gaming market.  read more



The Reel Life

The Reel Life maintains a strong anti-fraud stance. But as you will learn in this week's edition, a certain Taco Bell customer, unfortunately, does not.  read more



60 Minutes producer talks about poker scandal

Ira Rosen -- the producer of the 60 Minutes piece about the cheating scandals at Absolute Poker and UltimateBet -- talks about the eight-month long investigation into the story that aired last week.  read more

Poker pro Cliff Josephy leaves UltimateBet

The American player known as "JohnnyBax" told the TwoPlusTwo forums last weekend that he no longer has a relationship with the poker site.  read more

Aussie victorious in APPT Grand Final

Martin Rowe outlasted a field of 477 in Sydney, Australia last week to take home the $1-million top prize and become the newest Asia Pacific Poker Tour Grand Final champion.  read more

Commerce Casino gearing up for LA Poker Classic

The casino will host four $10,000 buy-in events and cap off the six-week event with the WPT Celebrity Invitational, which runs from Feb. 28-March 2.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The Seven Luck Casino in Seoul offers a blackjack game with such liberal rules that it has a house edge of just 0.26%. The typical house edge in blackjack is 0.5%.
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