August 9, 2007
Compiled by Al
Haney offers recommended reading for intermediate-level sports bettors
who are serious about learning how to play with an advantage
Book report: "Weighing the
Odds in Sports Betting" Author: King Yao Published: 2007,
Pi Yee Press, Las Vegas
Every year in late January, amid the blizzard of Super Bowl betting
propositions that blankets Las Vegas sports books, one odd-looking
wagering opportunity always stands out to me.
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who defied Wynn can't get new job -- Casinos deny they blacklist
Cynthia Fields looks younger than her 39 years and has 15 years of
experience as a highly rated dealer and casino manager at upscale
casinos. But Fields has discovered what many in the casino business
have learned after they've been fired from their jobs: It can be tough
to get back into the game.
suspect in Soboba Casino heist captured
The suspected mastermind of last week's heist of a reported $1.5
million from Soboba Casino was arrested near Los Angeles International
Airport wearing a wig, carrying a passport and "trying to go out in
style" on a cocaine high, Riverside County sheriff's officials said
Two plead not guilty in Soboba Casino heist
San Jacinto residents Rolando Luda Ramos, 25, a casino employee, and
Sonya Marie Boyorquez, 23, entered their pleas during an arraignment at
the Southwest Justice Center in French Valley.
Suspect in shooting at
The man authorities had been seeking in the weekend shooting that
wounded two people at Caesars Palace surrendered to police Wednesday.
lawmaker takes a gamble and loses
Smith, a freshman Democrat, admitted using someone else’s player card
to later enter the casino, where he played poker for a couple of hours
before Missouri Highway Patrol gaming agents caught up with him. How
and why they caught up with him is not clear.
in Kansas -- Sedgwick County rejects gambling
Voters dealt a losing hand Tuesday to casino gambling and slot machines
for Sedgwick County. The casino measure failed decisively, 56 percent
to 43 percent in heavy voter turnout, while slots lost by only 343
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Conviction, organization killed casinos
Four months ago, polling showed the pro-casino folks up 70 percent to
30 percent. What happened?
With slots out, Ruffin says he'll close track
Wichita Greyhound Park will close within three months after Sedgwick
County voters decided Tuesday to not allow slot machines at the
financially strapped track.
2Q Profit Up 85 Percent
Harrah's Entertainment Inc., which is being taken private in a $17.1
billion deal, said Tuesday its second-quarter profit surged 85 percent,
as visitor volume powered growth in Las Vegas and a new race track
casino in Pennsylvania offset weak results in Atlantic City, N.J.
planners move casino project forward
The Lazy 8 Casino project moved a step closer to reality after the
Sparks Planning Commission approved the handbook for the Tierra del Sol
development on the Pyramid Highway with the proposed casino included.
lagging amidst global gaming boom
The gaming industry is soaring worldwide, but not in Reno, a leading
gaming analyst told a group of young Reno business leaders Wednesday.
plan to expand horse race betting
Nevada gambling regulators voted Wednesday to recommend a plan that
would expand the already big betting action on Hong Kong horse races --
touted by operators as among the best in the world -- by allowing bets
An honest mistake
collides with the cold, hard corporate reality
Moral question of the day: What would you do if you were a parking
valet and a man who had consistently given a $2 tip every night for
more than two weeks straight suddenly handed you two white chips, one a
$1 chip and one a $5,000 chip?
Take Care Of Big Spenders
Consider adopting a customer-service policy based on meritocracy,
providing faster responses and rewards for customers who pay you the
most each month, advised Gary Loveman, chairman and CEO of Harrah’s
Entertainment. ... His explanation: 20-somethings are
always broke and too busy; 30-somethings are married with kids. “God
bless you, but we don’t need you,” he said of the latter category.
to Jackpot pays off in kitsch
This is about as far from the Las Vegas Strip as you can get and still
be gambling in Nevada.
The Bear Growls: Harrah's CEO Gary
Loveman puts his foot in his
Long-time Las Vegas-based advantage player, casino critic, and frequent
contributor LVBear offers his opinions on things that sometimes go
wrong in the world of casinos.
Current and past growls can be read and comments posted at LVBear's
From the article mentioned above,
Better Take Care Of Big Spenders:
... 20-somethings are always broke
and too busy; 30-somethings are married with kids.
“God bless you, but we don’t need
you,” he said of the latter category.
I hope Harrah's receives plenty of bad publicity over this stupid
Even if the comment is true, Mr. Loveman should know better than to say
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