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payouts drop, but oh, those dancers! -- Casinos moving to 6:5 ratios,
but ‘party pits’ proving profitable
Few things raise the hackles of loyal blackjack fans more quickly than
casinos cutting back on what they pay gamblers for hitting 21. But an
increasing number of casinos are quietly doing that, reducing blackjack
payouts by 20 percent.
CEO plans to steal customers from Strip competitors ...
LAS VEGAS - The CEO of the soon-to-open Cosmopolitan must convince
skeptical and recession-weary consumers that his ritzy, $3.9 billion
resort offers something different from the myriad attractions built
during the most expensive and ambitious growth spurt in local history.
Cosmopolitan, Marriott International announce partnership
The under-construction Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas resort has entered
into an agreement with hotel giant Marriott International to help
funnel Marriott customers to the $3.9 billion property.
Reid's support of online poker worries some Nevada gaming officials
RENO - Some gaming executives in Northern Nevada said they are
concerned with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s position of
supporting the legalization of online poker, saying it could harm their
businesses and cause layoffs in Nevada’s resort industry.
Palace to pay $250,000 over baccarat player’s table walk
CARSON CITY – Caesars Palace has agreed to pay a $250,000 fine for
allowing a man to walk and dance on a baccarat table while the game was
8 facing theft,
embezzlement charges over Hopland casino slot machines ...
UKIAH, CA - Eight people face embezzlement and grand theft charges
after allegedly participating over the last three years in a scheme to
rig slot machines at the Sho-Ka-Wah Casino in Hopland, according to
Arrests made in
Sho-Ka-Wah Casino embezzlement case
HOPLAND, Calif. – State officials have arrested seven individuals and
are seeking an eighth in connection with an alleged embezzlement from
Hopland Sho-Ka-Wah Casino.
data provide little optimism for gaming
The June results are in, and whatever the national economic picture,
one thing is certain: Nevada gaming remains moribund. The figures
released by the Gaming Control Board aren't much cause for optimism,
though things look a little better for Southern Nevada than for the
tell Dennis Gomes he needs to reinvent Resorts Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY — One of the executives who oversaw Resorts Atlantic City
during its 1970s heyday said the money-losing casino should transform
itself into a convention haven as part of its turnaround strategy under
Cycling toward cashless: ATM provider tests linking bank accounts,
We live in an increasingly cashless society where consumers use credit
cards to purchase just about everything — including a gambling jag at
casinos deal with lack of dealers ...
ALLENTOWN — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate might be more than 9
percent, but the jobless rate among blackjack dealers in the state is
probably close to zero.
Five week blackjack course offered at Luzerne County Community College
With the unemployment in Pennsylvania at a whopping 9%, the jobless
rate of blackjack dealers in the state is close to zero.
Gambling in Delaware: Table games draw a new crowd -- The new breed of
table game players are young, male and eager to win big
Wearing a Pearl Jam T-shirt, camouflage shorts, flip flops and a
backwards Hurley baseball cap, Shane Engrem is busy gambling with a
group of buddies on a recent Friday night at Delaware Park.
men steal $250K from Puerto Rico resort casino
Four men wearing black masks strode into a resort casino on Puerto
Rico's north coast and held tourists and employees at gunpoint while
they stole $250,000 in less than 10 minutes, the casino said Tuesday.
Gambling website has merit: N.S. minister
Nova Scotia may launch its own online gambling website to protect
gaming addicts who are at "the mercy" of unregulated, offshore sites,
the province's finance minister says.
Valley, Central City's largest casino, sells for $10 million
DENVER - A bankruptcy court judge in Delaware on Wednesday approved the
sale of Fortune Valley Hotel & Casino, the largest casino in
Central City, for $10 million to Luna Gaming Central City.
and lottery expansion failing across the U.S., non-starter in Idaho
BOISE - Some state legislatures across the country reacted to downturns
in tax revenue by trying to raise more money from lotteries and other
forms of gambling. The Idaho Lottery doesn’t support that idea,
and efforts in other states have been largely unsuccessful.
casino ship antes up to resume where SunCruz Casinos stopped
JACKSONVILLE - Gambling cruises will return to Mayport this fall,
filling the void left when SunCruz Casinos abruptly stopped sailing and
sank into Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
calls attack just a bad hand -- Two suspects held in beating of poker
player at Primm hotel
Professional poker player Ron Wall is used to defending himself at the
tables. But the man known as "The Duke of Fremont," who makes the
rounds at Las Vegas poker rooms dressed like a 1930s gangster, found
himself fighting for his life on June 26 after he was ambushed in a
Primm casino hotel.
pools bad-beat jackpot among its four Atlantic City casinos
Harrah’s Entertainment debuted its citywide bad-beat jackpot Tuesday
morning, with a starting amount of $524,045, casino officials said.
When this jackpot hits, anyone playing Texas Hold’em at the four
Harrah’s properties in town — Harrah’s Resort, Bally’s Atlantic City,
Caesars Atlantic City or the Showboat Casino-Hotel — gets a share.
The Bear Growls
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
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