December 19, 2008

Las Vegas Casinos Covered in Snow

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That's right - it's snowing in the city of sin. We want to wish everyone in Vegas a very fun and snow filled holiday!

The rare winter storm brought the Nevada city to a halt, forcing cancellations to flights and closing major highways.
But as several inches of snow carpeted the normally warm ground and lay heavy on the broad fronds of palm trees, tourists rushed outside to record the event with souvenir photographs. With temperatures far below their normal level, the city's new most popular attraction appeared to be posing beneath the "Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas" sign blanketed in snow.

Read Las Vegas gets heaviest snow fall in 30 years

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October 7, 2008

Obama v. McCain Presidential Race Now Dragged Into Casinos

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It seems that no part of life is safe from the intrusions of the political campaigns this season. News came out last week on the Dallas News about how Obama was accusing McCain of taking part in a high stakes craps game at a Connecticut casino.

On the one hand, we're glad to hear that the fun of casinos is present in the itineraries of those seeking our nation's highest office. On the other hand, we'd rather see stories talking about how much of a good time they had there.

So what do you say guys? How about you take that fight outside, and let us enjoy our gaming in peace! Unless of course, you want to try your hand at some poker with us :)

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September 23, 2008

US Financial Instability Could Mean Trouble for Casinos

As you all are well aware, the US financial markets are in turmoil. Liquid capital is hard to come by, and everyone who needs to borrow is feeling the pinch hard. Casinos are of course, not immune to this, and in some ways, they are even more susceptible as they need to borrow big sums to make the ever more intense construction projects.

Here's a little bit more on the subject from Business Week. We sure hope that the markets will stabilize, and that our home grown casinos will continue to be strong, and not lose any more ground than they already are to the other casino giants in the world.

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September 3, 2008

If at first you don't succeed...

According to the Boston Globe, the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is again trying its hardest to get a casino built in Massachusetts. The state legislature shot down an earlier proposal, though the governor of the state, Deval Patrick, who was a supporter of the earlier initiative, seems warm to this attempt as well.

For those in the northeast, we hope the second time's the charm!

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July 31, 2008

For the sake of everyone, please shower when you play.

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From Gaming Alerts today comes this story about a poker player who smelled so bad he had to be kicked out.

As players of fine poker establishments everywhere, we applaud the decision of the unnamed Atlantic City casino to remove him. We have been at some tables where the funk of players was a little unsightly, but this guy seems to have brought that to a whole new level. And as we all know, playing poker takes concentration, which can be hard to summon when you are resting in a cloud of stench.

The best part of the story was the quote from the gentlemen

"There's no question I stink," said Wax. "I'm not denying it. I do have an odour. I've been playing for 17 hours."
Well, he may stink, but at least he got stinky in the way we'd want him to.

Head over to Gaming Alerts for the story.

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July 20, 2008

World Poker Tour Makes a Deal with Fox Sports

You can't always get out to the casino floors to get in some great poker, but for the last several years, you have been able to easily catch great poker on television. The mass market appeal of the various TV shows, arguably led by the World Poker Tour, has created a massive upsurge in the popularity of the game. So Its great to hear that the show goes on, and apparently its going on Fox Sports!

Casino City Times has the story.

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July 9, 2008

Star Trek: The Experience Closing by September

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Some very sad news has come to us from the blog of Wil Wheaton. Come September first, Star Trek: The Experience will be closing down at the Las Vegas Hilton. Your last chance to hang out at Quark's and drink a Warp Core Breach is fast closing in. The final opportunity to get beamed aboard the Enterprise, and be chased by some scary Borg is appearing on the horizon.

If you have not yet had the chance to check out this one of a kind Vegas casino attraction, head on over and Experience it before its gone forever.

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July 3, 2008

Confused about the Legality of Online Gambling in the US?

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No need to worry. Gambling Planet has word of a website called USA Online Gambling devoted solely to shedding some light on the murky legal waters of america's online gambling scene.

The website has been established to inform US players of their continued ability to enjoy playing poker, blackjack, slots, and other games of chance on the Internet. The website describes how the law works and why it is still possible to gamble online, listing poker rooms, sportsbooks and USA microgaming online casinos that are still accepting US players.

Thanks Gambling Planet for giving everyone the heads up! And thanks US Online Gambling for helping to clarify things!

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June 4, 2008

Crown Las Vegas Will Never Reign

Sadly, it seems a bid to build the world's tallest casino will not come to pass any time soon. From the Sydney Morning Herald:

JAMES PACKER'S ambitious roll of the dice aimed at creating the world's tallest casino has failed to come up with the right numbers, with financiers failing to support the Las Vegas project.

Crown Ltd, of which Mr Packer owns 38 per cent, yesterday announced that plans to build a $5.2 billion casino with American partners had been thwarted by the global credit crunch.

The decision to pull the plug comes after the plan to transform an empty block of land into a casino and hotel development was effectively put on life support about three months ago.

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May 29, 2008

Casinos Helping Root Out Deadbeat Dads

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There are plenty of dead beat dads out there, and some of them may in fact be turning to spend money that they should be spending on their child, on the thrills and spills of casinos. Well thanks to some new legislation in West Virginia and Colordado, some casinos can start doing their part to help track down these guys. It won't be perfect, but its a great step to help get those kids the money they deserve.

Here's the story from Online Casino Advisary

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