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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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KSN-TV

Gambling regulators approve Kansas Crossing casino
Washington Times
In June, a casino review board split 5-2 between Kansas Crossing's proposal and a $145 million project 28 miles to the south. Castle Rock Casino Resort's larger gambling hall and 200-room hotel would have been in Cherokee County and within two miles of ...
Kansas gambling regulators OK Kansas CrossingKSN-TV

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In Massachusetts, lottery and casinos vie for gambling cash
Berkshire Eagle (subscription)
Sweeney said the lottery has already zeroed in on the just-opened Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville, the state's first gambling facility under the 2011 casino law. Sweeney said the lottery is monitoring weekly lottery sales within a 15-minute, 30 ...

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Chicago Tribune

Illinois law doesn't ban gambling malls
Chicago Tribune
There apparently is nothing in Illinois' gambling law that prohibits video gambling malls — a concept that may place as many as nine independently operated "casino cafes" in one location in the Southland. I mentioned in a previous column that the ...


Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Gamblers' Abuse Claims Test Sovereignty Of Tribal Casinos
Hartford Courant
MASHANTUCKET — For gamblers skilled at counting cards, it can be especially risky to play at America's tribal casinos: Those who have gotten caught tell stories of seized winnings, wrongful detentions, or worse. Casino bosses everywhere have ways of ...
Gamblers' abuse claims test sovereignty of US tribal casinosMid Columbia Tri City Herald

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The Elkhart Truth

Plans for arcade-style video gambling in Las Vegas; NJ considers
Daily Record
LAS VEGAS – Bragging rights are usually the only reward at the end of a well-played video game. But what if high scores came with cash, too? Nevada is on the cusp of what could be a casino revolution, drawing up plans to introduce arcade-style video ...
Game-changer: Vegas moves toward arcade-style video gamblingThe Elkhart Truth

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Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

MGM's pitch for a $1B casino in metro Atlanta
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Casino and entertainment giant MGM Resorts International is pitching a $1 billion gambling complex for downtown Atlanta that backers say would funnel tens of millions of dollars into the HOPE scholarship. But first it would have to overcome stiff ...


My Turn: On casino gambling, hypocrisy is rampant
Concord Monitor
As a state representative, I sit and listen to all the pros and cons about having a casino in the state regardless if it is one, two or more. I have heard the major excuse: the addiction to slot machines. I am a little confused by this. Doesn't our ...


Benzinga

Macau Casino Revenue Hits Lowest Since November 2010
Bloomberg
Macau casino revenue fell to the lowest in more than four years amid China's slowing economy and a graft crackdown that deterred high rollers. A surprise easing of Chinese travel restrictions to the city may bring some relief. Gross gaming revenue in ...
Macau Turnaround Could Have Casino Stocks On TrackBenzinga
Las Vegas Sands' only growing casino? Surprise, it's BethlehemAllentown Morning Call
Casino stocks increase after Macau announces new visa rulesWorld Casino Directory
Zacks.com -Seeking Alpha
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The Providence Journal

Massachusetts opens its first casino gambling hall, in Plainville
The Providence Journal
PLAINVILLE, Mass. -- The Bay State's first casino gambling hall opened its doors to the public at noon today, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in the new $250-million venue. The owners of Plainridge Park Casino invited about 200 people, including ...
Gaming panel leader sees $400m windfall for Mass.Boston Globe
Valicenti: Casino gambling arrives in Southern MassachusettsWPRO
Massachusetts Gaming Commission weighing costly delay in MGM Springfield ...MassLive.com
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Boston Globe

It's easy to celebrate gambling, just ignore the downside
Boston Globe
Opening day at Plainridge Park Casino was a smashing success — a dinging, bleating, flashing triumph. All around us, crowds waited for others to give up on Kitty Glitter, Black Widow, Temple Tiger, or another of the 1,500 slots and gambling machines, ...
For first time, gamblers hit slots in Massachusetts casinoArkansas Online

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