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September 8, 2008

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September 8, 2008

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arrowDonald Catlin: Hand rankings for three-or four-card poker

Hand rankings for three-or four-card poker
Catlin's expertise in mathematics and statistics comes in handy as he explains the hand rankings for "Git You One," where players are dealt three cards and have the option to commit to the pot by accepting a fourth.  read more

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2008 Borgata Poker gets off to a record-breaking start

The sixth annual Borgata Poker Open had a record 1,192 players turn out for the Event #1 last week in Atlantic City. The tournament will culminate with the $10,000 World Poker Tour Championship Main Event that begins Sept. 13 and boasts a guaranteed $5 million in prize money.  read more
2008 Borgata Poker gets off to a record-breaking start



Gustav costs Mississippi casinos millions

The closure of 11 coast casinos last week resulted in an estimated loss of as much as $28 million in gross revenue. The onslaught of evacuating coast residents, however, helped hotel occupancy rates spike.  read more

Cosmopolitan project hires new developer

New York-based Related Cos. has been hired to finish development of the $3.9 billion project that sits on 8.5 acres on the Las Vegas Strip, between CityCenter and the Bellagio.  read more

Wisconsin Indian casinos not affected by economy

A consulting firm reported that the state's 27 gaming facilities took in a $1.3 billion last year, a 7.3% improvement from the year before.  read more

'Fat Man' wins legal battle over £2m gambling debt

Billionaire gambler Fouad "Fat Man" al-Zayat won a legal bid to avoid paying the losses he suffered during one night at a London casino.  read more

M Resort hopes to make 2,000 hires

The project at the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway had 1,600 job applicant even before it kicked off a hiring campaign last week.  read more

Gaming stock prices rebound in August

For the first time in five months, the average daily stock price of the major publicly traded casino operators and slot machine makers rebounded after some companies fell to historic lows.  read more

Resin fueled January blaze at Monte Carlo

An improper type of resin on two decorative features helped start the devastating fire that caused $100 million in damage at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas in January, according to a Clark County report.  read more



The Reel Life

In addition to reporting the very best in slot news each week, the Reel Life also tries to inform its loyal readers of some of the more “off beat” news stories out there. This week's finding had us cringing behind our keyboard.  read more

Million dollar winner at StarWorld Casino

A visitor from Singapore won a jackpot worth 1.04 million Hong Kong dollars at StarWorld casino in Macau last week.  read more



2008 APT Macau winner crowned

Yevgeniy Timoshenko, a 20-year-old U.S. resident of Ukrainian descent, beat out more than 250 competitors from 40 countries to win Asia's largest guaranteed tournament, taking home $500,000 in the process.  read more

PokerPro tables installed in Indiana

The French Lick Resort Casino opened the state's first all-electronic poker room last week when three automated PokerPro tables were unveiled.  read more

Commerce Casino to award new cars to bad beat victims

Each Monday evening through Dec. 22, the casino will conduct a drawing with the winner receiving a new Honda Accord. To qualify for the drawings, players must be seated at Commerce Casino's special Jackpot games that are made up of players who lose a hand with aces full of tens or better.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Poker players favor Barack Obama over John McCain in the U.S. Presidential election by a 2-to-1 margin, according to a survey of 1,639 players.
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