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Detroit Casino Revenues Down 0.9% To $111.8m In November
Written by kaus | Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has released its casino figures for November, revealing a 0.9% decrease in revenues to $111.84m compared to the same month in 2012. For the month, the three casinos subsequently generated a combined $9.1 million in gaming... 

New Jersey Online Poker Accounts Increase To 126,231
Written by kaus | Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Since New Jersey opened its first online poker site on November 26th, the number of accounts being created has risen steadily and currently stands at 126,231. However, the first three weeks produced the most intense growth (wk1 17,000; wk2 51,352; wk3 71,486) with... 

Nevada Casino Revenue Up 12% To $876m In November
Written by kaus | Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

On Monday, Nevada state gaming regulators released their casino figures for November, revealing a huge 11.9% increase in revenue to $875.9 million, up from $782.6 million for the same month in 2012. The latest result marks the third time in four months that “The... 

Will Robert De Niro Become Iconic Gambling Man?
Written by kaus | Monday, December 30th, 2013

The best-selling biography ‘Gambling Man’ by Gary Green gives an insight into the career of one of the gambling world’s most colorful casino bosses, with the author relating through a series of personal stories and anecdotes his experiences working... 

Top Poker Tweets From The Pros; Kessler’s Slot Jackpot, Mercier’s No Alcohol Bet
Written by kaus | Monday, December 30th, 2013

Here are a selection of some of the best poker tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past week: Allen Kessler “Just hit two amazing jackpots. First a 16000 coin royal flush. Next, this slot jackpot for 142400 pennies..Merry Christmas to me another... 

Could Atlantic City End Up Like Detroit?
Written by kaus | Monday, December 30th, 2013

The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel has been a permanent feature of the New Jersey gambling scene since the 1980’s, but the news that the casino will permanently shut down on January 13th has piled extra pressure on the beleaguered gambling resort’s already... 

Ex-FBI Agent Gives Clues To Poker Tells
Written by kaus | Saturday, December 28th, 2013

After 25 years of working as an FBI special agent and supervisor,  Joe Navarro has subsequently been turning his unique knowledge of behavioral analysis and non-verbal communication towards the poker tables, and revealing a whole wealth of reading tells necessary... 

Poker Player Gives $10k Reward To Las Vegas Cabbie
Written by kaus | Saturday, December 28th, 2013

This week’s most bizarre poker story involved an anonymous poker pro who left a brown paper bag containing $300,000 in the back seat of a Las Vegas taxi, and the honest cabbie who found then handed the bundle of $100 bills to the company’s main office. Not... 

France Rejects Online Poker Pooling Despite Sharp Revenue Declines
Written by kaus | Friday, December 27th, 2013

The French authorities have rejected a call by the country’s online poker regulator ARJEL to allow French online poker sites to pool their players with fellow European countries Spain and Italy in order to increase liquidity. A regulated online poker industry... 

Tom “Durrr” Dwan No Longer A Full Tilt Pro
Written by kaus | Friday, December 27th, 2013

Despite being a part of the original Team Full Tilt and an integral face of the site since 2009, sponsored player Tom “durrrr” Dwan has departed Full Tilt Poker after his contract as one of “The Professionals,” was not renewed. Following the surprising...