Vegas Gold Rush

Building Las Vegas – From Gold Rush, Mob Controlled to Corporate Mega-Resorts

Las Vegas, a Spanish name meaning The Meadows, was exactly that for Raphael Rivera when he headed west in 1829. Back then parts of the Las Vegas Valley were actually lush and green, thanks to the artesian wells which pumped out fresh, cool water that Rivera depended on when traveling Northwest on the Old Spanish Trail. Today Las Vegas pumps out an incredible $62 billion annually in tourist revenue, and while the gambling and brothel reputations of Sin City were …

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Jackpot Win

“The Run” From $50 to $40 Million, Biggest Winners in Vegas Gambling History

Do you know Archie Karas? Born Anargyros Karabourniotis, the Greek immigrant who ran away from his home in Cefalonia, Greece in 1950 at 15 years of age is known in Las Vegas folklore as the greatest gambler of all time. Self proclaimed to have gambled with more money than any other person in the history of humankind, Archie went on a streak simply known as “The Run” that started with a meager $50 in Las Vegas in December of 1992. …

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Phil Ivey Poker Player

Phil Ivey Loses $12.3 Million Lawsuit, Borgata Casino to Sue For $9.6 Million

It is hard to feel bad for a guy like Phil Ivey. He is a well-known and popular professional poker player, he has won 10 World Series of Poker bracelets, and is a multimillionaire pulling down huge endorsements and cash winnings playing the game that he loves. Now Mister Ivey can add another label to his impressive resume … card cheat. Back in 2012 Phil Ivey was enjoying some high-stakes Punto Banco (a form of baccarat) at Crockford’s Casino in …

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Ultimate Gaming Leaves NJ

Ultimate Gaming Pulls Out of New Jersey – Virtual Deck Stacked Against Them?

The success Ultimate Gaming has enjoyed in Las Vegas online poker did not transfer to New Jersey. Announcing just last week that they were pulling out of Garden State online gambling operations, their competition may have had more to do with that decision than any alleged inability on their part to provide a viable product. WSOP teamed up with 888 Holdings to deliver their New Jersey operation. Borgata partnered up with bwin.Party to run its software, and the 2nd or …

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Lions Share Slot Jackpot Win

Slots Players Pining After Their ‘Lion’s Share’ of the Multi Million Dollar Jackpot That Hasn’t Hit In Nearly 20 Years

On August 22, 2014, a lucky US couple from New Hampshire hit the $2.4 Million jackpot on the Lion’s Share slot machine at MGM Grand Casino. The slot machine had not paid out a jackpot in nearly two decades, so the payout was huge for the winners. According to casino employees, the couple had only been playing the game for 5 minutes when they watched in amazement as the reel symbols lit up for the jackpot win. The MGM Grand …

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Boycott

Online Gamblers Boycott Venetian After CEO Blasts Internet Gambling

A physical casino CEO publicly stating that he does not agree with a particular form of casino gambling? That is exactly what happened recently when the Las Vegas Sands Corporation CEO Sheldon Adelson recently declared Las Vegas style online gambling as “bad … dangerous and immoral.” In a recent opinion/editorial piece published in Forbes, Adelson, CEO of the largest gaming company in the world, argued that you can “click your mouse and lose your house” online, and a much more …

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WSOP 2013

Recapping Week 1 of WSOP Real Money Online Poker Play in Las Vegas

US poker enthusiasts were ecstatic when the Department of Justice decided in late 2011 to allow each individual state to decide its own online poker destiny. Since then, New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware have all legalized some type of online gambling, and Las Vegas finally launched its first online poker site offering real money options for its state residents and visitors back in April. The well-known and Las Vegas-centered World Series of Poker brand has now entered the fray in …

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NJ Gambling Bill

New Jersey To Legalize Online Gambling

The legalization of online gambling has been an ongoing debate in the United States for years, and has escalated recently to receive attention from members of congress, the senate, and local state government. While the federal government has not moved forward with any action yet to legalize online gambling nationwide, individual states are looking into the prospect, most recently New Jersey. The NJ Senate decided with a 29-5 vote last week to allow Atlantic City Casino owners to offer online …

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Nevada Poker Bill

Nevada Passes Historic Online Interstate Poker Bill – What’s Next?

Nevada had already passed legislation making it legal to enjoy some online poker in the Silver State, but just last week they also became the first state to legalize interstate gambling. The historic bill signed by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval means that Nevada will actively begin to pursue interstate online gambling agreements with other states. Last week New Jersey joined the three state online gaming party which includes Nevada and Delaware, when Governor Chris Christie signed a bill legalizing online …

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WSOP Poker Tournament

A Look At Brick and Mortar and Online Las Vegas Poker Tournaments

Las Vegas poker tournaments are doing quite well, thank you very much. Since Vegas gambling online now includes both legitimate offshore Vegas online poker options as well as the relatively new state-based online poker offerings, the virtual poker choices available to the Nevada gambler are plenty. And one of the most popular Internet poker options is playing in tournaments. Add the fact that in and around Las Vegas, Nevada has multiple physical poker tournaments offered daily, weekly and monthly, and poker tournament …

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