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:


New York Times

Board Backs Casinos in the Catskills, Near Albany and in Central New York
New York Times
Andrew M. Cuomo's signature initiatives, the expansion of gambling in New York, took a major step forward on Wednesday, when a state board recommended the approval of Las Vegas-style resort casinos in the Catskills, near Albany and on the northern ...
Catskills getting $630M casino after NY board's OK of 3New York Daily News
Panel Recommends Casinos For Sullivan, Schenectady And Seneca CountiesCBS Local
New York Panel Recommends 3 Upstate Resort CasinosABC News
Wall Street Journal -Berkshire Eagle -Newsday
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Philly.com

Ballot measure for North Jersey casino is on fast track
NorthJersey.com
State lawmakers are in serious discussions to craft a ballot question that would go to voters in November asking them to allow casino gambling in North Jersey, just as New York has denied six bids for casinos across the border in Orange County. The ...
New York casino picks a 'huge relief' for Atlantic City, analyst saysNJ.com
NJ lawmakers considering ballot question on casino gambling in North JerseyLas Vegas Blog (blog)
Assemblyman: Scrap Atlantic City casino tax planWashington Times

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The Ithaca Voice

Casino should give back embezzled Ithaca bus funds, gambling expert says
The Ithaca Voice
The same thing, Bernal says, should apply to stolen money that gets spent at casinos. The casino frequented by Pamela Johnson, 54 — who is expected to plead guilty to stealing about $247,000 from the TCAT bus service because of a gambling addiction ...


New York casino license board votes no on Orange County casinos; opts for ...
NorthJersey.com
The New York State Gaming Facility Location board, created last year in the wake of a new law signed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was authorized to issue up to four casino licenses — including one each in the Hudson Valley/Catskills area, in the ...


American Gaming Association 'extremely disappointed' in Boston FBI agents ...
MassLive.com
Lisi, whose office covers Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, said he's concerned the expansion of casino gambling might lead to an increase in public corruption and financial and organized crime. The American Gaming Association, ...

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Kansas City Star

Casino report sees wide economic benefits from gambling in Missouri
Kansas City Star
The figures are breakdowns from a national analysis of 2013 data that for the first time aimed to measure casinos' full economic contributions. So beyond casinos' direct employment, revenues and gaming taxes paid, the analysis estimated spinoffs such ...
Missouri gambling injects big boost into state's economyKansas City Business Journal (blog)

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Schenectady Waterfront Casino to be Decided in Gaming Board Decision
TWC News
This isn't the only project that Rush Street Gaming is proposing. The developer for this proposed casino is teaming up with Saratoga Casino and Raceway for a casino in Newburgh. The developers headquarters are in Chicago and they already operate three ...


MassLive.com

Head of FBI's Boston office says he's concerned expansion of casino gaming ...
MassLive.com
Lisi, whose office covers Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, said he's concerned the expansion of casino gambling might lead to an increase in public corruption and financial and organized crime. Lisi made the comments Monday as ...

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Bloomberg

Gambling Stock Roundup: Wynn Resorts Struggles with Boston Casino License ...
Zacks.com
As has been for quite some time now, there was no good news for the gambling industry this week as well. Despite winning the lucrative casino license against rival Mohegan Sun in September, problems for Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN - Analyst Report) persist.
Macau Casinos Slump on Reported China Crackdown on MoneyBloomberg
Xi's visit to Macau deals cold deck to VIP gamblersReuters
Chinese President to Visit Macau, Where Stakes Are HighWall Street Journal

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Mayors stop casino gambling at Tiyan grounds
Colorado Springs Gazette
Santos said no mayors have asked to use the site for fiesta-related gambling next year. Linala Sin Casino, a group that opposes casino gambling on Guam, raised concerns about gambling continuing in Tiyan after the Liberation Day carnival had closed in ...

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