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Monthly Archives: May 2006

Golf Betting Column: What The Golfinggods Say..

Victory for David Howell at the European tour flagship event, the BMW Championship. Once again he gave notice to golfing world that he’s a player of the highest quality. His complete game was faultless and he reduced the newly lengthened and toughened Wentworth course to its knees. He is, without a doubt, the most improved […]

Philadelphia Casino Designs Receive Critique

As reported by Globe Street: “Designs by developers of five different proposed casinos here received criticism by a panel of architects and urban planners during “Slots and the City: A Public Design Forum.” It was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center just ahead of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s June 2 deadline for public comment, […] Car Heads to NHRA Summer Nationals

After a three week rest, the ParkerTech Racing Services crew is ready to start burning some alcohol again. Their funny car is loaded up and ready for Topeka, Kansas and the May 26th – 28th NHRA O’Reilly Summer Nationals. The Heartland Park Topeka track promotes itself as “the world’s fastest ΒΌ mile” and the […]

Pennsylvania Gaming Investigator Suspended

As reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “A Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board investigator arrested Saturday on the South Side has been suspended without pay. “Control Board spokesman Nick Hays announced the suspension of Justin Husar, 26, on Sunday and said the case is being investigated by the state’s Office of Professional Responsibility in Harrisburg. “.Husar makes […]

Swedes Qualify For Everest Poker Event

Three more players qualified to represent Sweden at the Everest Poker European Championship to be held in September. Tobias Eriksson won the Gothenburg, Sweden qualifier on May 6 to secure a seat representing Sweden at the Everest Poker European Championship. Tobias is from Stockholm. Charles Elisson from Gothenburg placed second while Rickard Sollander from Gothenburg […]

Pechanga Puts Additional High School on $400,000 Contribution Roster

As reported by the Temecula News: “…In an effort to enrich the educational experiences of local high school students, the tribal leaders and the management of Pechanga Resort & Casino have committed to making a yearly donation of $50,000 to each of the high schools in the Temecula Valley. This contribution is expected to offset […]

Choctaw Casino Faces Hurdles for Approval

As reported by the Mississippi Press: “The Choctaws’ plan to build a casino in Jackson County isn’t quite as simple as a roll of the dice, despite public perception that the tribe can do pretty much whatever it wants. “In fact, winning federal, state and local support for a casino resort may be the tribe’s […]

Inside Gaming Column: $30 Million an Acre Called Too Much for Tropicana

Wall Street analysts examining the Columbia Sussex Corp. deal to buy Aztar Corp. tell us the $54 a share price amounts to an astronomical record $30 million an acre for the 34-acre Tropicana site at the south edge of the Strip. They reached the estimate by looking at how much the Tropicana in Atlantic City […]

Gambling Beyond Nevada : Just Like Vegas, Half a World Away

The first time he saw China’s planned Cotai Strip development four years ago, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson thought the Chinese government was banishing him to some faraway no-man’s land. Much of the Cotai Strip was submerged under several feet of water. Engineers were just beginning to reclaim land from the South China […]

Atlantis Announces $50 million Expansion Plan

As reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal: “The Atlantis Casino Resort wants to build a sky bridge over Peckham Lane to pipe guests to and from the Reno-Sparks Convention Center as part of a $50 million expansion. “The hotel-casino could begin work late this year on a 116,000-square-foot expansion that would add significantly to the casino […]

Women’s Poker Club Hits England

Women’s Poker Club, the largest organized international group of women poker players, has been in existence for over three years. WPC is free to join and offers programs catering to all levels of players, from those just learning how to play to women who play professionally or semi-professionally. It is because of the growing number […]

Treasure Bay Could Reopen by Next Month

As reported by the (Biloxi) Sun Herald: “Treasure Bay could be the fourth casino to reopen after Hurricane Katrina. “The Biloxi City Council on Tuesday put its reopening on a fast track by unanimously voting to rezone the property and dropping a usually required lag time for a new land use to become effective. “The […]

Goa to Get India’s 2nd Floating Casino

As reported by the (Indian) Financial Express: “Hospitality major Hotel Leelaventure Ltd is launching India’s second floating casino in Goa. Current government guidelines do not allow casinos on land. Hence, the idea for a casino at sea. “…’The boat will be stationary at a particular area on the water and at the required distance from […]