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March 9, 2009

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March 9, 2009

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arrowFrank Scoblete: Is the flow of the cards real?

Is the flow of the cards real?
When a reader asks if he should try following one of the many "flow systems" offered online, Scoblete warns against it, saying that the belief that you can predict what cards are coming out of the dealer's hands by following the "flow of the cards" is nothing but a mythical concept.  read more

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Huck Seed prevails at National Heads-Up Poker Championship

Huck Seed survived the 64-player field at the annual heads-up tournament at Caesars Palace over the weekend and took home $500,000. Seed, who downed Vanessa Rousso in the best-of-three final match, becomes the third former WSOP Main Event champion to win the heads-up title, following the lead of Phil Hellmuth, who won the inaugural event, and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, last year's winner.  read more
Huck Seed prevails at National Heads-Up Poker Championship



Analyst: Harrah's to go bankrupt in 2009

A bond analyst said she doubts the latest debt swap offer from Harrah's Entertainment will be successful and that the gaming giant will be in bankruptcy court by the end of 2009.  read more

MGM Mirage talks collapse with Deutsche Bank

MGM Mirage is back to square one for financing on its $9.1-billion CityCenter project in Las Vegas after discussions with one of the world's leading financial service providers fell through last week.  read more

Pennsylvania casinos see gains

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and the Mount Airy casino both saw gains of more than 30 percent in February.  read more

Work stopped on west tower at Cosmopolitan

Construction in Las Vegas has stopped on a portion of the Cosmopolitan's west tower while some floors are redesigned.  read more

Minnesota lawmaker wants casino to fund football stadium

State Rep. Tom Hackbarth wants to build a Twin Cities casino and use the revenue to build a new stadium for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.  read more

Singapore casino to hire 4,500

The Marina Bay Sands, which is scheduled to open later this year, is looking to hire 4,500 people to be dealers, pit supervisors, gaming table technicians and surveillance personnel.  read more

Las Vegas may not be able to handle 'boomer boom'

A hospitality expert says the city needs to prepare for the possibility of an influx of older customers that might struggle to navigate the huge resorts in the city.  read more

Gaming Control Board backs sale of Treasure Island

The board approved Phil Ruffin's $775-million purchase of Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip from MGM Mirage.  read more



N.H. slot proposal heads to Senate

The Senate Ways and Means Committee voted 3-2 to recommend a gambling bill that would bring slot machines to New Hampshire.  read more

The Reel Life

The Reel Life knows the saying, no good deed goes unpunished. This rings especially true for a Denver good Samaritan, whose act of heroism was rewarded in a peculiar way.  read more

Regulators eye another entry for Nevada Black Book

A slot-machine cheat was nominated to become the 37th entry onto the State's List of Excluded Persons.  read more



Vanessa Rousso becomes newest Go Daddy girl

Days after signing on to represent the online site, Rousso became the first female to advance to the finals of the 5th Annual National Heads-Up Poker Championship, which Go Daddy also sponsors.  read more

Freddy Deeb wins WPT celebrity tournament

The veteran pro bested actor Nicholas Gonzales to win the charity poker tournament at the Commerce Casino in California last week.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said last week that he is open to the idea of regulating online gambling in the state, as long as it doesn't lead to the presence of land-based casinos.
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