September 29, 2011       110929

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Lawyer calls for independent investigation in casino assault case against officer

The lawyer for a Livonia man who claims he was sucker-punched by a Detroit Police officer inside the MGM Grand Casino wants an independent review of the officer's actions.

Pa.’s gamble on casinos paying off big -- Move dealt bad hand to Atlantic City

PHILADELPHIA — As more states roll the dice on casinos, the traditional pecking order of American gambling is being turned on its head.

Resorts casino brings glitz (and controversy) back to AC

Heavy metal music blares in the showroom at Resorts casino in Atlantic City. Two aerialists fly and writhe to screaming guitars and stentorian beats, wearing black push-up bras, bikini bottoms and thigh-high stockings. They end their routine climbing on top of each other to simulate an erotic encounter.

Atlantic City casino union willing to take 50-cent cut

Casino service workers in Atlantic City are offering financial concessions in order to help the nation's second-largest gambling market survive. But the proposed givebacks are far below what the casinos say they need to stay afloat.

Is Florida Warming to Las Vegas-Style Destination Casino Gambling?

An inexorable push to expand casino gaming is gaining momentum in Florida.

Lawmakers eye gaming amendments

MASSACHUSETTS - Two local state senators said Wednesday they would have voted for a "cooling off period" blocking legislators from working for a casino for five years if they had been given the chance.

Paper Wants Tribe Records

The Idaho State Lottery refused to provide records sought by a newspaper under a public records request.

Hilton demands piece of Las Vegas Strip land sale windfall

Hotel giant Hilton Worldwide Inc. filed another lawsuit Wednesday in hopes of recovering $1.1 million from a failed effort to develop a luxury property on the Las Vegas Strip.

St. Joseph casino reopens after flood

The Missouri Gaming Commission has given the go-ahead to reopen the St Joe Frontier Casino, which has been closed by flooding for the last three months.

Deadwood gaming still sputtering

A record-breaking event that packed 10,000 spectators into Deadwood's downtown last month wasn't enough to curb the slide in gambling revenue.

Macau: Good and bad for Las Vegas

Casino giants reaping phenomenal profits doing business in China, but what if those high-rolling Asian tourists who come to Las Vegas  in droves find they prefer their Eastern Vegas?

German court upholds online gambling ban

Germany's Federal Court of Justice (BGH), the country's highest civil court, on Wednesday upheld a ban that bars private-sector companies from operating online gambling sites.

EDITORIAL: State moving forward on Internet poker

A productive, constructive Monday hearing was a sure sign that Nevada is moving full speed ahead on one of its most important economic initiatives.

Ireland-based gambling company take steps to be licensed in Nevada

An Irish gambling company could become the first European online gaming operator licensed in Nevada.

Online gambling: Full Tilt Poker a game changer

When the site was shut down last spring, it owed $390 million to players around the world but had only $60 million in assets.

Alderney gaming regulators pull plug on FullTilt Poker

Gaming regulators in Alderney on Thursday officially pulled the plug on FullTilt Poker, revoking the company's Internet gaming license over concern about its "operational integrity."

The online gambling battle is slowly being won in America – just not by the Department of Justice

US authorities’ pursuit of online gambling companies over the past five years might have been made for TV.

COMMENTARY: Big Gaming in Nevada can make life difficult for the little guy

The spread of sports betting kiosks at bars certainly seems like a great innovation: Your beer, your sweat-inducing chicken wings and your action on your team. And all without the annoyance of being in a casino.

New Jersey voters to consider sports wagering issue

While any new legislation would face legal hurdles at the federal level, New Jersey voters will have an opportunity to weigh in on sports betting at the November 8 elections.

Protesting casinos’ workers in Kyrgyzstan want to present at consideration of the bill on closure of casinos

RUSSIA - Protesting casinos’ workers in the capital of Kyrgyzstan want parliament members to receive them during considering the bill on closure of casinos.

Top executives named for Hollywood Casino Toledo

Officials of Penn National Gaming said Monday they have filled several key management positions for their new $300 million Hollywood Casino Toledo that will open next year on the East Toledo riverfront.

Reno-Tahoe's first fall storm expected next week

After a sunny September brought warmer-than-normal temperatures, calm conditions and mostly clear skies, a big turnaround is on its way.

Shooting at J. A. Nugget

SPARKS, NV - Officers keep an eye on two handcuffed men t the west end of John Ascuaga's Nugget after a shooting late Friday night.

Nevada state officials launch ban on cell phone use while driving

Gov. Brian Sandoval, state and federal officials and other backers of a new ban on texting and talking on cell phones while driving say the law will save lives in Nevada.

UNLV report: Businesses in ‘downbeat’ mood over Las Vegas economy

Southern Nevada business decision makers have grown more pessimistic about the local economy, despite gains in key areas including visitor volume, gaming win and taxable sales.

No more wasting away: Margaritaville casino expansion serves two purposes

LAS VEGAS - When the Margaritaville casino expansion at the Flamingo opens, some 15,000 square-feet of unused public space will no longer be wasting away.

Mob Experience faces new lawsuit over unpaid bills

Financial problems expanded Thursday for the Las Vegas Mob Experience at the Tropicana resort, with a new lawsuit filed over unpaid advertising bills and seven investors charging they’ve also been harmed.

German high roller sues Wynn over unpaid gambling debts

A high roller from Germany sued Wynn Las Vegas on Wednesday in hopes of blocking criminal charges over his unpaid gambling debts.

Commission tries to revive 1999 probe of Venetian hiring spree

Las Vegas Sands Corp. says "enough is enough" – but the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission refuses to drop its investigation of the 1999 hiring spree for the opening of the Venetian resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

Risk Reward Probabilities for Poker, by George C

The author of Shuffle Tracking for Beginners and The Unbalanced Zen 2 covers the relationship that relationship that expectation and standard deviation have on your bankroll.  In George C's typical style, this booklet is all "meat and potatoes" with no fluff.  It is only 32 pages, but is packed with useful charts and includes a helpful Excel program on a CD-Rom. Risk Reward Probabilities for Poker is a comprehensive study with a number of informative statistics that will help clear up some poker-related misconceptions.  The package includes a poker simulator with a histogram.  It’s a nifty tool that will answer many questions.

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Weighing the Odds in Hold'em Poker by King Yao

King Yao explains how to play hold'em poker. Topics covered includes sizing up your opponents, counting "outs", figuring pot odds, the value of position, determining when to raise, call, or fold, bluffing, semi-bluffing, slowplaying, check-raising, regular games, shorthanded games, and playing poker on the Internet.   View a sample chapter from the book.

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Book by Bill Zender: Casino-ology 2

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