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

In The News:


Undoing gaming law would harm Mass. business reputation
Boston Globe
Casino gambling was supposed to create thousands of jobs. Now it could be a job killer — and not for the reasons opponents prattle on about. After decades of debate, Massachusetts finally legalized gaming less than three years ago. But in some circles ...


Wall Street Journal

Gambling giant joins casino lottery
Times Herald-Record
A giant international gambling company with ties to local casino applicant Empire Resorts has just joined the same jam-packed field of those applying for a Hudson Valley/Catskills casino license — even though it doesn't yet have a casino site. Genting ...
Caesars Making Bid for Casino in Upstate New YorkNew York Times
Companies Apply to Run New Casinos in New York StateWall Street Journal
Developers ante up $1 million casino application feesLegislative Gazette
Crain's New York Business -Kingston Daily Freeman -Gloversville Leader-Herald
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Group Led by Lawrence Ho to Raise Stake in Russian Casino Project
Wall Street Journal
HONG KONG—A consortium backed by Lawrence Ho agreed to raise its stake in a casino project on the outskirts of Vladivostok to 85%, as the gambling mogul expands his empire beyond Macau and into far eastern Russia, where operators hope to attract ...
Hong Kong Billionaire Lawrence Ho's Summit Ascent Boosts Stake In Russian ...Forbes

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Macau Already Dwarfs Vegas—and China's Gaming Hub Is Getting Even Bigger
Businessweek
China's economy is slowing, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the casinos in Macau. The former Portuguese colony is the only place with legalized casino gambling in China, and while this year the Chinese economy is likely to expand at its slowest ...


Boston Globe

MGM asks gambling commission to delay awarding casino license
Boston Globe
Company executives are asking the state gambling commission to delay the formal award of the license, now planned for June, because it would trigger roughly $200 million in obligations for the casino giant. MGM does not want to pay the massive sum ...
Future of casino gambling in SE Mass. the topic at Gaming Commission meeting ...The Patriot Ledger
Gaming Commission alters SE Mass. casino investment threshold, delays other ...MetroWest Daily News
Progress Reported On Casino Impact Research ProjectWNPR News
Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Forbes

Don't Bet On Internet Gambling Ban
Forbes
Given Adelson's pivotal financial as moneyman, the GOP nominee will presumably be sympathetic to his pet cause, a nationwide ban on Internet gambling. Adelson views online gaming as a competitive threat to his casinos. If the issue is not resolved by ...

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Wall Street Journal

Consortium Led by Macau Mogul to Raise Stake in Russian Casino
Wall Street Journal
HONG KONG—A consortium backed by Lawrence Ho is planning to raise its stake in a casino project on the outskirts of Vladivostok to 85%, a person with direct knowledge of the deal said, as the gambling mogul expands his empire beyond Macau and into ...


Casino Scene: Straight slot talk from gaming industry giant
nwitimes.com
It seems as far as the gaming industry is concerned, the less people know about the machines and how they really work, the better. In light of the total lack of useful information about slot machines coming from the casinos, it's easy for curious ...

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Philly.com

Local Casinos Are a Losing Bet
Businessweek
The Harrah's casino in Tunica, Miss., features a spa, three pools, a golf course, and a shooting range. But there's one thing the 18-year-old facility, the largest of 10 casinos in the area, sorely lacks: gamblers. The northern Mississippi casino ...
More states find bets on casino gambling aren't paying off as hopedCrain's Cleveland Business (blog)
Revenue growth slowing at Indian casinosFall River Herald News

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CardPlayer.com

Casino Gambling In Crimea Takes Another Step
CardPlayer.com
If completed, Crimea would be the fifth gambling zone in the Russian Federation. According to the report: "Under current Russia law, casinos are only allowed in four regions of Russia—Krasnodar, Kaliningrad, Altay, and Primorsky Krai, and not allowed ...
Putin proposes setting up gambling zone in CrimeaRT (blog)

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