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July 9, 2012

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Playing video poker with the locals

Playing video poker with the locals
To get the best blackjack rules and best video poker pay tables, John Grochowski takes his play away from the Strip, to places where the locals play.  read more

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World Series of Poker Main Event draws 6,598 entrants

The total field of 6,598 is slightly smaller than last year's Main Event field 6,865, and the fifth-largest overall. This year's champion will win $8,527,982. The top 666 players will win money in this year's tournament. Doyle Brusnon (pictured) made a surprise appearance in the field Monday. The two-time Main Event champion had previously announced he wouldn't play in this year's tournament.  read more
World Series of Poker Main Event draws 6,598 entrants



Dutch player knocks UFC star out of Main Event

Stephan Patz won't win the World Series of Poker Main Event. Neither will Greg Raymer, Tom Dwan and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier. But after playing in Day 1B of the Main Event on Sunday, Patz will have a great story to tell.  read more

NHL star tries to score at World Series of Poker

On Saturday at the Rio, Roberto Luongo took on the poker world, playing in the World Series of Poker's $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold'em Main Event.  read more

Full Tilt scandal just part of the deal at WSOP

There is next to no buzz at the World Series of Poker about the ongoing Department of Justice investigation of Full Tilt Poker.  read more

Esfandiari wins $18.3 million, Big One for One Drop at WSOP

Antonio Esfandiari wasn't planning on playing the $1 million Big One for One Drop at the World Series of Poker, but changed his mind a few days before the tournament began. Last week, he won the title and $18.3 million.  read more

Billionaire businessmen handle risk just fine at WSOP

When the $1 million tournament at the World Series of Poker began, poker pros were expected to easily outclass the billionaire businessmen who entered the field. But that never happened. And good risk management might be the reason why.  read more

Casino City Gang: Look at what I won edition

Casino City's Vin Narayanan and Aaron Todd discuss Antonio Esfandiari's victory in the Big One for One Drop, what playing in a smaller event at the WSOP is like, the arrest of Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar and make their best bets.  read more



Taiwan casinos at least five years away

The Matsu island chain of Taiwan approved the government's plans to build a casino by a 57 percent to 43 percent margin. The vote is expected to attract the interest of America’s largest casino companies, all of which are seeking lucrative gaming opportunities throughout Asia.  read more

Bally's Atlantic City now serves 3.8-pound challenge

A 3.8-pound sandwich is now available at Pickles Deli at Bally's Atlantic City. Challengers get 30 minutes to finish off The Monstrosity with Mustard; those who are successful gain entry into the Pickles Wall-of-Fame and receive a sandwich of their choosing from the Pickles menu every day until Labor Day 2012.  read more

Macau VIP rooms report 9 percent drop in rolling chip turnover

The decline to $1.365 billion was attributable to a higher-than-expected win rate and lower traffic due to the Euro Cup 2012 soccer tournament.  read more

The Point Casino celebrates grand opening of new facility

The all-new building adds 100 additional new slot machines for a total of 625, a pit area with 12 table games and a brand new poker room.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock completes $75 million expansion

The casino floor is now larger than five football fields combined and features more than 5,000 slot machines, 110 table games and 50 poker tables.  read more

Pennsylvania: Slot tax revenue increases nearly 5 percent

Tax revenue produced from slot machines during the 12-month period ending June 30, 2012 was up 4.76 percent compared to the previous year.  read more



The Reel Life: Hypnosis edition

The Reel Life always wanted to undergo hypnosis. But after seeing what happened to some people in Canada, we will stick to emulating a particular winner at Slotastic.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Nick Schulman won his second WSOP bracelet on Saturday, taking down the $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball No-Limit championship. Schulman's first WSOP title came in the same event in 2009.
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