November 3, 2011 111103
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GBT and DOJ Strike Deal, FTP Sale Pending
After weeks of waiting, Subject: Poker can confirm that Groupe Bernard
Tapie and the US Department of Justice have come to terms that allow
GBT’s acquisition of Full Tilt Poker to continue. If FTP’s current
shareholders agree to acquisition of their company, this deal with the
DOJ will provide for payment of all players worldwide.
Thanks to Green Chip member martidani
for providing the above link.
Gaming, MGM In Online-Poker Partnerships With Bwin.party
Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD) and MGM Resorts International (MGM) separately
entered agreements with an online-gaming company as the casino
operators position themselves to enter the online-poker industry, if it
is legalized in the U.S.
Gone Wild’ chief suing Wynn over Las Vegas debt
"The prosecutors were duped," Houston told The Associated Press. "They
received information from Wynn employees that was basically bogus
NBA player Antoine Walker to get probation on bad check charges
LAS VEGAS - As part of a plea agreement, Walker will receive probation
and be ordered to pay restitution to three casinos he has an estimated
$750,000 in gambling debts with.
rules street performers’ lawsuit can continue against Metro Police,
For years, street performers and Las Vegas casino operators have
clashed over whether the sidewalks along the Strip and Fremont Street
are a public stage or private property. Now, a new court ruling
suggests police and casino security personnel will be held accountable
if the free speech rights of those performing on the sidewalks are
Security PSA says paying for hotel room with cash is “suspicious
Guests checking in at big hotels like the Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton,
and Holiday Inn will now be met with the face of Janet Napolitano when
they turn on their televisions, as Homeland Security’s ‘See Something,
Say Something’ snitch campaign continues to expand.
Thanks to Green Chip member Samo
for providing the above link.
Resorts says Las Vegas rebound continuing
MGM Resorts International executives today said a broad-based recovery
is continuing in the Las Vegas hotel-casino market despite national
betting changes closer to reality in Canada
Members of Parliament voted Tuesday night in favour of Windsor-Tecumseh
NDP MP Joe Comartin's private members' bill that if passed would change
the criminal code to allow gambling on one sporting event at a time.
Gaming debuts new sports book at The Venetian
Cantor Gaming on Tuesday debuted its latest race and sports book in Las
Vegas, a three-month, multimillion-dollar renovation of the previous
facility at The Venetian.
World Casino New York City: 65,000 people on opening weekend
Amid the debate about destination gambling resorts in South Florida,
Genting Group reports that more than 65,000 people turned up for the
opening weekend of Resorts World Casino New York City.
Political discussion at casino table leads to catfight at Sands
PHILADELPHIA - Two women who were playing Three Card Poker at the
casino Friday night wrestled and punched each other after a discussion
about politics turned physical.
Reintroducing the final nine players in the World Series of Poker Main
Event -- Play resumes Saturday at the Rio and concludes Tuesday
LAS VEGAS - The World Series of Poker implemented its November Nine
format four years ago so that fans could get to know the players
competing at the final table for the game’s biggest prize.
OK’d for remodel of Sahara — minus roller coaster
LAS VEGAS - The shuttered Sahara would reopen with a renovated casino
floor and 1,622 hotel rooms, but minus its signature roller coaster,
under plans unveiled Wednesday.
gets license as Fremont East tackles noise complaints
LAS VEGAS - A nightclub at the center of a downtown noise controversy
will enclose its outdoor concert venue to make peace with neighbors.
Hooters’ creditor presses for quick sale or foreclosure
Neither side is backing down in the Hooters Las Vegas casino resort
bankruptcy case, with Hooters’ main creditor asserting again Wednesday
it should be allowed to foreclose on and sell the property.
regulators recommend partnership to control Palms hotel-casino
LAS VEGAS - Representatives of FP Holdings LP, a partnership between
TPG Capital, formerly known as Texas Pacific Group, and Los
Angeles-based Leonard Green & Partners LP, said the face of the
property, George Maloof, would continue to manage the 10-year-old
property and the adjacent Palms Place condominium development.
poker player and his son both facing felony after raid
DE WITT, NY - Tips given to DeWitt police about suspicious activity at
an Ambergate Road residence led to the arrest of a father and son on
felony marijuana charges, the DeWitt police said today.
Thanks to Green Chip member Albee
for providing the above link.
cheating at craps
Michael Shackleford, the Wizard of Odds, warns about blatant cheating
at craps at certain online casinos. The cheating is associated with
software from BLR Technologies. Shackleford leaned about the cheating
from others; and then took his own sample, making 328 pass-line bets
and recording the results. His http://wizardofodds.com/casinos/blr-tech.html
contains the results and analysis. He had too few winners and too many
losing sevens with huge statistical significance. His 328 bets had 81
winners and 247 losers, which differs from the expected result by an
astronomical 9 standard deviations.
Thanks to Stanford Wong
and Current Blackjack News for the
Allison's View from the Catwalk -- Rules and Procedures
Most people know why casinos have rules. But why do they have
Rock strikes deal to restructure $200 million in debt
SANTA ROSA, CA - River Rock Casino has reached a deal with creditors to
restructure $200 million in debt due this month, casino officials said
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