January 2005 News Article Archive

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Full House Entertainment Launches New Poker Software - 31 January 2005
Full House Entertainment, the newest player in software development for Internet gaming and the e-commerce industries, is pleased to announce the beta launch of its Multiplayer poker system on February 1st, Full House Poker® V-1.3."Poker is growing at an astonishing rate, we are absolutely delighted to have reached thi - read more »

Poker Magazine Deals First Hand - 31 January 2005
Don't confuse All In for yet another shelter or lifestyle magazine. It's for readers who want to improve their poker game or reclaim the deed to the house they lost in a game of Texas Hold 'em. That's the premise for this new national paid-circulation poker magazine. "The opportunity is to build a major enthusiast titl - read more »

Indian Casinos Up the Ante on Vegas - 31 January 2005
The recent grand opening of the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino southeast of Palm Springs wasn't just a party with chilled lobster tails and the disco sounds of Kool and the Gang. It was the latest move by Southern California tribes to transform their once-scrawny desert casinos into Las Vegas-style resorts.The Cabazon B - read more »

Investors are asked to wager £2.3bn on PartyPoker - 30 January 2005
Most companies planning a stock market listing are keen to grab as much publicity as they can - especially if the company is likely to be a member of the FTSE100 index worth more than £2.3bn.But the odd thing about PartyGaming, the world's largest online poker company, which last week confirmed that it had appointed ba - read more »

Eliot Jacobson has Been Kicked Out of Some of the Best Casinos in Vegas…for Winning - 30 January 2005
Eliot Jacobson believes every player can beat the casinos fair and square at their own games. He wrote his new book, The Blackjack Zone, to help individual players beat the casinos at blackjack. He doesn't promise that anyone will be able to change things overnight; there are no quick fixes. The process of becoming a w - read more »

Public Benefit Announcement. Grants from Morongo casinos resort. Renderings by NPA - 30 January 2005
Nick Panchev Architect & Associates (NPA), a member of the Dinastytown Consortium, Inc. (DCI), is to prepare at no fee (free of charge) to business owners along Ramsey Street, East of 22nd street, in the City of Banning, certain renderings in color, for storefront's face lift.Any interested business owner located on Ra - read more »

NY Poker Party - Poker Gear That Comes To You - 29 January 2005
NY Poker Party is your source for poker-themed fundraisers, charity events & parties! We supply professional tables, chips, cards, dealers, a tournament director & security for an evening of fun & Vegas-style excitement! Winners receive an engraved trophy as well as having their photo posted here! We come to you and se - read more »

Why poker is playing to full houses - 28 January 2005
I get a bigger kick out of playing poker than I did football, so the report in The Times yesterday that an internet poker company is planning a £3 million flotation comes as no surprise. I'm probably better at poker than I was at football. At their core, perhaps the two games that dominate my life are not so different. - read more »

Bill to propose casino in Wichita - 28 January 2005
Wichita is one of three locations where voters could approve a destination casino under a bill to be introduced next week by a coalition of gambling promoters.The proposal would guarantee the state more than $100 million in up-front payments next year, said Doug Lawrence, lobbyist for the Kansas Greyhound Association." - read more »

MVP Casino Announces New Player Promotions Celebrating the Launch of its Second-Generation Live Gaming Platform. - 28 January 2005
In response to double digit growth at its live online casino, MVP Casino (www.mvpcasino.com) is pleased to announce the official launch of its second-generation live gaming platform in conjunction with CWC Gaming. Featuring smoother video, crisper sound, and sharper animated graphics, the browser-based Flash Casino all - read more »

Web poker site bets on $5.6 billion float - 27 January 2005
The world's biggest online poker company, PartyGaming, will announce plans today for a possible flotation in London that could value the business at 3 billion pounds, the Times newspaper has reported. The report said on Thursday the company had appointed Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Investec Securities to advise - read more »

Bodog Sponsoring the Hawaiian Tropic Super Bowl Party - 27 January 2005
The Hawaiian Tropic Super Bowl party and bikini contest have become a yearly event during the week leading up to the Super Bowl. Bodog.com will now be the lead sponsor of the event.“This is a great event to get involved with, and seeing as Hawaiian Tropic has a very similar model to our own, we see a fantastic fit with - read more »

Company to Submit Casino Proposal for Singapore - 27 January 2005
Las Vegas Sands Corp. intends to submit a formal proposal to the government of Singapore to develop a casino in the city-state, the company's president said Friday.The company had previously expressed interest in Singapore, which is inviting several companies to submit informal concepts for projects.Companies have unti - read more »

New Poker Tour to Travel Europe - 27 January 2005
The Small Town Poker Tour, and its parent company AMT Media LLC, have announced a new venue for 2005, "The amazing interest in the upcoming US Tour has lead us to push up the date for the European Small Town Tour ." said Mark Fracalossi CEO of AMT Media LLC. Fracalossi stated, "The format will be the same as the US Tou - read more »

Poker is Increasingly Popular in California - 27 January 2005
The most recent survey finds over 1200 Poker tables at California Casinos and Card Clubs. The top poker casinos in California are Commerce Casino in Commerce has 150 poker tables, Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens has 100 poker tables, Crystal Park Casino Hotel in Compton has 70 poker tables, Hawaiian Gardens Casino in Ha - read more »

U.K. Firms Oppose Blair's Gaming Bill - 27 January 2005
U.K. gaming companies led by Rank Group Plc and Gala Group Ltd. are fighting Prime Minister Tony Blair's plan to open the industry to Las Vegas-style casinos, saying their businesses will be damaged by the competition. The British Casino Association, representing London-based Rank and Gala of Nottingham, England, said - read more »

Stanley may launch bid for every casino licence - 27 January 2005
Liverpool gaming giant Stanley Leisure yesterday said it would consider tendering for all 24 new casinos permitted under a relaxation of UK gaming laws.Late last year Stanley's casinos division managing director Michael Riddy told the Daily Post that the company had been forced to tear up its casinos business plan afte - read more »

Nevada gaming companies look for global expansion - 27 January 2005
As the business of gaming continues its worldwide expansion, more companies - especially major Nevada manufacturers - are going global.More companies are realizing the potential for growing their business lies increasingly overseas, not just at home.Bally Gaming and Systems of Las Vegas - which makes slots, player-trac - read more »

Survey shows boom in online gambling - 26 January 2005
We are, it seems, a nation of virtual poker-lovers. And while the Welsh favour a game of craps in a traditional casino, Yorkshire folk prefer a little online flutter, according to a new report into the UK's gambling habits. The survey, compiled by the gambling website 888.com and the magazine Inside Edge, quizzed 2,726 - read more »

Grand Sumo Las Vegas:Sumo's best slate Sin City road trip - 26 January 2005
There won't be any odds posted on the bouts, but October's Grand Sumo Las Vegas sounds like a sure bet. The Japan sumo association announced Tuesday that it will stage a three-day exhibition tournament at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Sin City and organizers are predicting that everything will come up aces at t - read more »

New Player Wins $265K Bermuda Poker Jackpot at sportingbetUSA.com - 26 January 2005
What a way for sportingbetUSA.com player Jonathan M to start 2005. On New Years Day he hit the jackpot playing Bermuda Poker and won a total of $265,099.85 at the sportingbetUSA.com poker table!“It hasn't really sunk in yet,” said Jonathan in amazement. “I'm not sure what to do with a huge chunk of cash like this. I gu - read more »

Microgaming starts a new year with a new website - 25 January 2005
Microgaming, the world leader in online casino and poker software, announced today the opening of its new corporate Head Office in the Isle of Man and the launch of its new look website. The announcement marks the completion of a strategic restructuring begun in 2004 to better support Microgaming's expanding business. - read more »

Cage, Forman in the deal for poker biopic - 25 January 2005
If you haven't noticed, the game of poker is a hot commodity these days. Over the past few years, the visibility of the card game has undergone a major boost, with a number of television shows being produced on cable and sports specialty channels. That may have helped raise the profile for a proposed movie on the life - read more »

Poker tournaments may raise gambling issues - 25 January 2005
The rise of poker tournaments as fundraisers for various student organizations has forced the Tufts administration to reevaluate some of its antiquated policies.According to state law, in which gambling is illegal, universities in Massachusetts are required to prohibit poker games played strictly for money. This has pu - read more »

Virginia Lottery Sales Pass the $15 Billion Mark - 25 January 2005
The Virginia Lottery reached two major milestones as the second quarter of fiscal year 2005 came to a close.Executive Director Penelope W. Kyle today announced the best second quarter in the Virginia Lottery's history as nearly $330 million in sales were reported from October through December 2004.Kyle also announced t - read more »

Amusement Industry to See New Light - 25 January 2005
Immersive screen displays are to land on the video amusement scene resulting from high level negotiations between technology provider Elumens and veteran arcade cabinet and content manufacturer TLC Industries. Though still highly sensitive the industry's first 'projected immersive display' cabinet will be on show to tr - read more »

New Blackjack System to Beat the Casinos Revealed - 25 January 2005
Professional blackjack player and strategy creator Andrew Johnson also known as AJ just launched his winning blackjack course.He will be teaching how he has been making a fortune literally robbing the casinos legally for years playing blackjack without the use of the now famous card counting strategies which the casino - read more »

Rank, Gala Lead U.K. Casino Fight Against Blair's Gambling Bill - 24 January 2005
U.K. gaming companies led by Rank Group Plc and Gala Group Ltd. are fighting Prime Minister Tony Blair's plan to open the industry to Las Vegas-style casinos, saying their businesses will be damaged by the competition. The British Casino Association, representing London-based Rank and Gala of Nottingham, England, said - read more »

Don't bet against the IRS - 24 January 2005
America has had a love affair with the professional gambler, courtesy of television, from its earliest years. Each generation grew up with its favorite gamblers and cardsharps -- Maverick, Bat Masterson, Yancy Derringer. These days, the Travel Channel airs the World Poker Tour. Bravo carries Celebrity Poker Showdown. A - read more »

New Vegas TV Network Launched - 24 January 2005
Television's "rich and famous" Robin Leach and attorney Nathan Drage lead an investment group that plans to turn a local TV station into an international network showcasing the gambling mecca and its global gaming power. The purchase of Ch. 35 was announced as the National Assn of Television Programming Executives bega - read more »

See You On the Brighton Poker Tables - 23 January 2005
This weekend - Win a seat at the Brighton Main Event, www.GetmintedPoker.com are bringing you the chance to win a seat at the January Brighton Main Event at the Rendez-Vous Casino. This prize, including £175 expenses for travel and accommodation is worth £700 in total. Plus of course, the winner gets the chance to take - read more »

Sportsbook.com Takes 100 millionth Bet - 22 January 2005
Texan's successful bet marks milestone for leading US online gaming companyA sports enthusiast from Texas had no idea that when he placed his wager last week, he had not only made a successful bet, but had also made history as Sportsbook.com's 100 millionth wager, a first in US online gaming."We're taking an average of - read more »

California Adult Entertainment - 21 January 2005
For your adult entertainment pleasure: An easy to use all-inclusive guide http://www.CasinosCa.com, provides players with help by viewing all the Indian Casinos in California on one map. Our total currently is 55697, and with the new casinos being built (70)it will exceed 55765 by the end of 2005.If gaming is your fun, - read more »

English Harbour Launches Tsunami Relief Drive With All Proceeds Donated to Care USA - 20 January 2005
English Harbour New Ventures, a leading provider of turnkey online gaming solutions to some of the industry's most respected sites, today announced that they will match donations made from their players who would like to contribute to the Tsunami relief efforts. Saddened by the terrible events of the recent earthquake - read more »

Tax Reforms Lure Gambling Firms Back to U.K. - 20 January 2005
Betting firms including William Hill Plc and Hilton Group Plc moved businesses back to Britain after gambling taxes were reformed in 2001, a study by U.K. government auditors found. "The big operators have repatriated their offshore businesses and secured additional employment within the U.K.," the report said, citing - read more »

'Gamblin' Granny' Creates #1 Poker Show in America, 'Ultimate Poker Challenge' - 15 January 2005
At age 90, Florence Pugliese is not your average poker player. Pugliese, the C.E.O. of Passport International Productions of CA, Inc., gambled on her son's idea to produce a poker show that everyone could enjoy. The result was "Ultimate Poker Challenge," the first syndicated poker program, which reaches more U.S. house - read more »

MGM-Mirage, Mandalay deal seen as matter of when, not if - 15 January 2005
Federal antitrust approval of MGM Mirage's $7.9 billion buyout of the Mandalay Resort Group didn't materialize Friday. Still, gaming analysts and industry observers believe the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's blessing of the transaction is a matter of when -- not if -- it will be announced. On Friday, an FTC official s - read more »

It Must Be a Lucky Year for the Big Green $32.281.00 MPBingo® Winner at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino in AZ - 15 January 2005
It's the end of the year and 2005 resolutions are being thought out. While some players are thinking of lottery riches, other players are more interested in winning one of the attainable big MPBingo® jackpots offered by Planet Bingo™.Lauren Johnson is one of those players. Lauren is a regular at Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino - read more »

Bluff Magazine Catches Poker Wave - 14 January 2005
Bluff Magazine, now in its third issue, has been caught up in the poker phenomenon that is sweeping the nation. The magazine, in its third issue, has surpassed more traditional poker titles in terms of popularity and distribution by focusing on the new breed of poker enthusiast that has been spawned by the omnipresence - read more »

Poker experts bet on fad by tutoring players - 14 January 2005
Jack Cochran and Chris Hinkley locked eyes across the table. Hinkley raised; Cochran drove the stakes even higher.Their classmates delighted in the sudden showdown. Hinkley, 18, jokingly tossed his car keys onto the table. Cochran, 72, tugged on his cap. When the "flop" came down -- the revelation of the first three co - read more »

Washington Woman Wins Online Poker Tournament - 14 January 2005
A Washington woman placed third in the Saturday night poker tournament at Party Poker.com, winning $7,500.00. The woman, Macy Shaw, who plays under the nickname MacyAA, credits the website http://www.online-poker-gold.com/ with helping her place in the weekly online Texas Hold Em tournament. According to Macy, "The web - read more »

New Casino on the Block - 13 January 2005
Vegas Poker Casino(http://www.vegaspokercasino.com), maybe the new kid on the block but this kid is streetwise and gaming savvy. Launched by a highly experienced team, Vegas Poker is all set to be a working success!Built with the phenomenal Viper Lobby Software Vegas Poker already boasts a vast selection of 175 Microga - read more »

Is an Online Poker Room or Casino a Realistic Alternative to a Land Based Casino or Card Room? - 13 January 2005
When you visit GambleZoo.com, you'll see it is unlike most other online gambling portals. You won't find any popup ads and you're not bombarded by dozens of large flashing banners or free money announcements. What you will find is truthful information and links to the very best online casinos and online poker rooms on - read more »

Crazy Poker Room Refuses American Players - 12 January 2005
Getminted poker stays away from the glamorous rewards like poker cruise's or entry into the Poker Million the view being such prizes offer the average player little value. www.getmintedpoker.com instead favours local British ranking tournaments for prizes. Also on offer on the site are low value free rolls, run with ju - read more »

Roulette Strategy Inventor - Gambling Genius or Extreme Lucky? - 12 January 2005
Only a few weeks ago since professional roulette player and roulette strategy creator Kim Larsen also known as Vegasdude re-launched his website http://www.roulettebucks.dk uncovering how he has been making a fortune literally robbing the casinos legally for years playing roulette and how any one else can do it by foll - read more »

Crucial decision on super-casinos - 12 January 2005
A decision on whether to allow Westminster to legislate on super-casinos is set to be made by the Scottish Parliament. The government has plans for up to eight Las Vegas style resorts in the UK, one of which is likely to be in Glasgow. Scottish ministers insist they will still have the final say on whether a super-casi - read more »

James Woods' online poker for tsunami aid - 12 January 2005
Hollywood actor James Woods ("Any Given Sunday", "The General's Daughter") will host an online poker tournament to aid the victims of the devastating tsunami tragedy.Woods, a spokesperson for the website Hollywood Poker, said the money raised by this special event for members will be given to those affected by the Dec - read more »

Passport Entertainment Announces Ultimate Poker Babes - 11 January 2005
Ultimate Poker Babes, from the producers of Ultimate Poker Challenge, America's #1 poker television program, now bring you a fun, sexy, reality game show where the cards are mandatory and the clothing is optional. The version you can't see on TV is three hours of UNCUT, UNRATED, strip poker fun. Seven babes play in one - read more »

Council Bluffs Approves Region's Largest Casino City Council Favors Plan to Bring Legendary Horseshoe Brand to Iowa - 11 January 2005
The Council Bluffs City Council today cleared the way for work to begin on the region's largest casino and its only land-based full-service gaming destination. Horseshoe Council Bluffs -- which will boast 68,000 square feet of new gaming space, 36 live table games, including a 20-table poker room, and 1,900 slot and vi - read more »

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear appeal over casino lawsuit - 11 January 2005
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal Monday from three American Indian tribes seeking to challenge the governor's ability to block them from acquiring a western Wisconsin dog track and turning it into an off-reservation casino.The decision lets stand an appeals court ruling that nixed the deal and upheld th - read more »

All N Poker Clothing Brand Listed for Sale on eBay - 10 January 2005
All N Poker, the national line of poker clothing for poker fans, has been listed for sale on eBay. For the first time an entire clothing line can be purchased with the minimum bid starting at $25,000. Company co-founder Ryan "Goldenboy" Maloney will play in the 2005 World Series of Poker with proceeds from the auction. - read more »

Punter success hits William Hill - 10 January 2005
A winning streak by punters betting on football and horseracing is set to trim profits at bookmaker William Hill. In a trading update, William Hill said the second half of 2004 saw it "adversely affected" by unfavourable horseracing and football results. But it said income from the fixed-odds gambling machines in its b - read more »

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. Expects to Report Record Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2004 - 10 January 2005
Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRI) (the "Company") today announced that it expects to report record results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2004. Despite one of the most severe winter storms in the region's history striking during one of the Company's typically busiest periods of the - read more »

'Shrek 2' tops People's Choice Awards - 10 January 2005
On a very soggy Sunday night in Pasadena -- the wettest awards evening in recent memory --the big winner of the 31st annual People's Choice Awards was an animated green ogre, while two controversial movies of the past year -- a documentary and a foreign-language film -- also were honored.More than 21 million online vot - read more »

US appeals against WTO ruling to allow online betting - 08 January 2005
The US government has challenged the smallest member of the World Trade Organisation, the tiny Caribbean island of Antigua, in an effort to stop the spread of what it deems "immoral" online gambling.If the US wins, it could hamper the fortunes of UK companies wishing to tap the $73bn (£39bn) market of US punters.The US - read more »

Reno Hotel presents World Class Championship Poker - 08 January 2005
World Class Championship Poker - Poker is the hottest game going and the Reno Peppermill's Poker Room is playing host to some the game's top players this February 26 - March 6, 2005 for the prestigious Peppermill Reno Spring Poker Tournament.A field of 1,500 players is expected to take part in the nine days of heated p - read more »

Penny-slot jackpot pays out $2 million - 08 January 2005
A San Diego man has won a world record penny-slot jackpot of nearly $2.1 million, Viejas Casino officials said. The man - whose name, age and occupation were withheld - hit a jackpot of $2,065,685 Monday night on a "Twilight Zone" penny slot machine, casino officials said yesterday. The slot is part of a so-called "wid - read more »

British Workers are gambling on the truth - 07 January 2005
Although men will boast about their previous nights gaming activities towork colleagues, women feel their careers could be hampered if they admittedthat they enjoy a flutter in their own time, according to new research byCyberslotz.co.uk, the UK's leading online games and fruit machine website.With more and more employ - read more »

Poker Show to be Showcased at NATPE - 07 January 2005
The Small Town Poker Tour a new poker tour dedicated to raising money for charity will offer original episodes of the tour at NATPE Convention January 24 at the Mandaly Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. “NATPE seems to be the best place to showcase the Tour and show,” stated Mark Fracalossi Executive Producer. “We feel the expos - read more »

Go Wild on ‘Super Weekend’ - Wild Dunes Celebrates Super Weekend With Loads of Fun and Games for February 5th and 6th - 07 January 2005
Think you have to drive to Jacksonville to catch this year's big game on Feb. 6th? Think again - Wild Dunes Resort® has cooked up a two-night package that pays homage to the ultimate American sports holiday right in Charleston's backyard! ‘Super Weekend' at Wild Dunes offers the perfect blend of food, fun and armchair - read more »

Danish player wins $198,292 on Online Slot Machine - 06 January 2005
InterCasino (www.intercasino.com) player, known by his username ‘Sture', conquered online slot machine Rags to Riches with Viking-like celerity after just $21 of play. Sture, 38 year-old from Denmark, was playing the generous progressive early yesterday morning after his girlfriend left for work. Sture planned on playi - read more »

Biloxi council OKs two casino changes - 05 January 2005
The Biloxi City Council has approved plans by the Isle of Capri to build a bigger gambling barge and Boomtown Casino to move from leased property to land it owns.Although the casinos had already received the go-ahead from the Mississippi Gaming Commission, they had to show to the city that the projects would not tie up - read more »

Big gambler cleans up at Stanley - 05 January 2005
Casino group Stanley Leisure has seen its share price drop after admitting that a winning streak by a single "major player" had dented its profits. The company, which has 41 casinos and 600 bookmakers, did not say how much the high-rolling gambler had won, only that it amounted to "material losses". Stanley Leisure sha - read more »

Bodog Announces Bodog Bowl for Auburn and USC - 05 January 2005
Bodog.com Sports Casino Poker(TM) is still awaiting answer from NCAA Director Myles Brand regarding the $50 million Bodog Bowl. With USC handing the University of Oklahoma its first loss this season in the Orange Bowl, the Bodog Bowl would involve #1 USC vs. #3 ranked Auburn to determine the true NCAA National Champion - read more »

Lawmaker pushes review of French Lick casino plans - 05 January 2005
In a move that could spell trouble for the French Lick casino, state lawmakers will review the project's progress and the state's decision to award the license to Donald Trump's company.Indiana Rep. Robert Alderman, chairman of the House Public Policy and Veterans Affairs Committee, on Tuesday said he's concerned about - read more »

Chinese gamblers main guests at North Korea casino - 05 January 2005
Chinese tourists, including Communist Party officials, are squandering hundreds of millions of yuan each year at a North Korean five-star hotel and casino, state media said on Wednesday. Every day, more than 100 Chinese travel across the Tumen River to the neighbouring Rajin-Sonbong Free Trade Zone to gamble in the Hon - read more »

Isle of Man makes policy change on US bets - 04 January 2005
Operators based in the Isle of Man have been given official approval to accept bets from the US, thanks to a long awaited policy change from the Island's Council of Ministers. The ruling overturns a long standing policy that was put into place at the request of the Island's initial licence applicants in 2001.The domic - read more »

No to slots, casinos - 04 January 2005
Every January, the buzz about slot machines and casinos begins at Beacon Hill, and this year is no exception. Each year, the debate fizzles out, and we hope this year will be no exception. Gambling revenue is fool's gold, as proven in southeastern Connecticut, where two glittering casinos have made hundreds of millions - read more »

Morongo tribe agrees to stop operating video lottery terminals - 04 January 2005
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has agreed to reconfigure about 2,000 video lottery terminals the state claimed were illegal, state and tribal officials said Monday.The tribe will not remove the machines - which look and play like slot machines - from its new casino in Riverside County but modify the computer softw - read more »

GameAbyss.net PPC Gambling Search Engine Web Ranking Climbs - 04 January 2005
GameAbyss.com Corp. announced the launch of it's PPC Gambling Search Engine, GameAbyss.net, on 11/07/04. In less than three months GameAbyss.net has generated substantial search engine traffic. According to Alexa, an Amazon.com company (AMZN), GameAbyss.net ended the year with a ranking of 64,611 on 12/31/04 and accord - read more »

Singapore sets limits on size of proposed casino resort - 03 January 2005
A proposed casino project being explored by Singapore cannot be larger than 15,000 square metres (161,400 square feet) nor have more than 2,500 gaming machines, a government spokeswoman said.The government has invited potential investors to submit concept plans for a leisure and casino complex which has sparked a rare - read more »

Gaming efforts advance, casinos possible by 2006 - 03 January 2005
Pennsylvania's effort to become a major gaming venue has been slow and fraught with politics and conflict. As expected. Yet by the second half of 2006, Pennsylvania could have the second-largest concentration of slots in the country, with 61,000 machines, trailing only Las Vegas. Legislation signed into law by Gov. Ed - read more »

Vegas sees poker craze as a good bet - 02 January 2005
It's a weekday afternoon in the poker room at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino, and something strange is going on: It's packed. The 30 tables wedged into a far corner of the casino are filled, mostly with young and middle-aged men clicking chips and shuffling cards, as a line of people waiting to ante up spills out the door - read more »