Gambling Comps 101 or The Ask Game

Gambling Comps 101 or The Ask Game I don't know who did it or when it happened, but someone shortened the word complimentary to comp and made it an industry standard. In casino language, comps are cash or gifts (freebies) that the casinos give to their customers as a... Read More

How To Extend Your Stay & Play At A Casino

How To Extend Your Stay & Play At A Casino If you decided to build a new home, would you start construction without first developing a plan or blueprint? Or would you begin a new business without having a business plan? Would you go to war without knowing your... Read More

Roulette System: Confession of the Roulette Dealer on Dealers Signature

Roulette System: Confession of the Roulette Dealer on Dealer's signatureThis article is going to show you how you can use the dealer's signature to beat roulette.Not many people know this, but it's absolutely critical."I don't believe it! Impossible."Those are some comments I hear when I tell people that dealers can... Read More

The Truth Behind The Limits: What Minimum and Maximum Bets Are About

Have you ever thought about the reason behind the existence of minimum and maximum bets? The truth is simple: casinos want your money. As simple as that. So they restrict your possibilities to win. It was in 1654 that Antoine Chevalier de Mere asked Pascal why he usually lost... Read More

World Series of Poker Mania

The popularity of the World Series of Poker gained tremendousmomentum from The Travel Channel's World Poker Tour showings. Although the event had been showing for a number of years on ESPN, when new technologies such as the table camera were used,television watchers began getting involved in the hands as they... Read More

Why All the Excitement Over Poker?

Poker's new upsurge in popularity in is due to televised showings of championship poker tournaments, such as The World Poker Tour and The World Series of Poker. This has resulted in millions of people all over the world playing either online or at land based casinos. Even movie stars and... Read More

Online Poker Gambling Sees Tremendous Growth

Online poker gambling at casinos and poker rooms is one of the fastest growing forms of wagering on the Internet. Fueled by the televised tournaments seen on Travel Channel's World Poker Tour, ESPN with the 2004 World Series of Poker (WSOP), and Bravo's Celebrity Poker, the popularity of the game... Read More

World Poker Tour -- The Beginning of a Phenomenon

World Poker Tour high stakes poker tournaments started a revolution in the way the game is viewed, enjoyed, followed and played. Even though the World Series of Poker had been televised for years before the World Poker Tour (WPT), the game of poker was elevated when "WPT cams" were placed... Read More

Poker Online Freeroll Tournaments

Poker online freeroll tournaments are a huge way to leverage a player's way into major tournaments and to win big money at no cost to the player. Casinos and poker rooms offer them to reward active players and to recruit new ones. Generally by playing a number of hands using... Read More

Online Poker Tournaments -- Time to get aboard

Online poker tournaments are skyrocketing in popularity due to reasons ranging from low buyins into major tournaments for a fraction of their usual cost to those who do not live within driving distance of a land based poker room. (And of course another factor is the money that can be... Read More

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A data-driven understanding of gambling
Boston Globe
A key feature of the 2011 expanded gaming law was to establish a research plan to assess the social and economic impacts of casino gambling in Massachusetts. The research establishes a comprehensive baseline followed by repeated and equally ...
Nevada gambling revenue down 4 percent in October; Vegas Strip declines ...Fox Business

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Foxwoods, biggest U.S. casino, cuts back on gambling
Las Vegas Sun
In this Aug. 30, 2009, file photo, Caitlin and Lynne Byers play the slot machines at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. Foxwoods, North America's largest casino resort, is reducing the number of slot machines and table games to free up ...

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New York Times

Philadelphia Casino Project Adds to Frenzy in Northeast Gambling Market
New York Times
A rendering of the Live! Hotel & Casino Philadelphia, which received a license from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Tuesday. Despite flat or falling gambling revenues in the region, officials in New York State are considering their own proposals.
For gaming board, casino amid sports venues made sensePhilly.com
Gaming Regulators Set To Deal Cards On Second Casino License In PhiladelphiaCBS Local
Stadium-district casino wins new Philly licenseWPVI-TV
Reuters -Washington Post (blog)
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South Korea holds winning hand as Japan gambling bill dies
Reuters
A bill that would have legalized casino gambling died when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament on Friday to call a snap election. That means lawmakers cannot pass regulatory legislation next year, making it highly unlikely any ...

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Waterbury Republican American

Foxwoods, biggest US casino, cutting back on gambling
Waterbury Republican American
It's a transition that CEO Felix Rappaport says probably should have started years earlier, held up perhaps by emotional attachments, and one that reflects a decline in the number of people gambling inside the cavernous Foxwoods Resort Casino in ...
Casino seeks law exemption to serve booze longerOneonta Daily Star

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Thomas Sweetz: Will gambling continue to provide governments with tax revenue?
Allentown Morning Call
With Live! Hotel & Casino in Philadelphia's stadium district being approved this week by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the state will soon have 13 casinos, including the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem — with one remaining license to award.


New York Daily News (blog)

Michael Blann/Getty Images A state panel is expected to announce Dec. 17th ...
New York Daily News (blog)
New Yorkers will have to wait until at least Dec. 17th to find out where the state intends to site casinos. State Gaming Commission Executive Director Robert Williams said Monday he expects the Gaming Facility Location Board to hold its next and final ...
Mark your calendars: Casino picks expected Dec. 17Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Decision on Casino Projects Expected on December 17TWC News

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Hard Rock, Tahoe's newest casino, will try to make more with less gambling
Sacramento Bee
Facing ferocious competition from Northern California's Indian casinos, Lake Tahoe's newest gambling palace wants to generate most of its revenue from sources other than gambling. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, set to replace the old Horizon ...

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Syracuse.com

Albany makes bad bets on casino gambling and a legislative pay raise: Stephen ...
Syracuse.com
Yet that is exactly what New York state is about to do in awarding sites for casino gambling. Casino gambling is a sinking ship. In New Jersey, casino revenue tanked 45 percent, or $2.3 billion, in the past seven years. Trump's Taj Mahal is the fourth ...


CBS Local

Mass. Casino Operators Push Back On Proposed Gambling Limits
WBUR
BOSTON — To reduce problem gambling once casinos and slot parlors open in the state, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is considering a program that would allow gamblers to voluntarily set limits for how much and how long they can bet.
Compromise seen in helping gamblers limit losses at casinosBoston Globe
Casinos Push Back Against Proposed Mass. Gambling LimitsCBS Local
Casinos Push Back on Massachusetts Gambling LimitsNECN

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