Retailers want to cash in on poker

Enterprising Ohio retailers, who noticed the growing popularity of gambling, are offering a set of obligatory goods. According to Casinocitytimes.com, referring to the Associated Press, that they found playing cards and chips to be very successful products due to the popularity of televised poker tournaments. So far, many stores are offering displays of casino-quality chips … [Read more…]

Ranch worker gets horse theft re-trial

CHEYENNE, Wyoming, Oct 22 — The Wyoming Supreme Court this week reversed its decision to convict Johnson County ranch worker, Daniel Williams, of stealing a horse, after three errors in his trial were discovered. Danial Williams was originally convicted of larceny, felony, and unauthorized use of a ranch pickup by a jury, but the Supreme … [Read more…]

Harrah’s Entertainment expects no rush of good luck to accompany today’s completion of its $1.45 billion purchase of Horseshoe Gaming Holding Corp.

Setting superstition aside, the Las Vegas gaming giant is instead focused on lassoing Horseshoe Gaming’s proven profitability and value as a recognized national brand. “These three are tremendous properties, the market leaders … that each on average exceed $20 million in gross gaming revenue per month,” Anthony Sanfilippo, president of Harrah’s Memphis, Tenn.-based central division, … [Read more…]

Poll: California voters favor more gambling

California voters, regardless of their political affiliation or geographic orientation, are in favour of more casino gambling in the state, a new Field Poll revealed, according to sacbee.com. One of the measures, promoted by a group of racetracks and card rooms, would allow five racetracks and 11 card rooms to operate a total of up … [Read more…]

PokerStars.com to take 315 players to World Series

Pokerstars.com, a Costa Rican poker operator, announced it has delegated 315 amateur players for the World Series annual poker tournament to be held in Las-Vegas on Saturday, the onlinecasinonews.com website announced. The company hopes to bring a new successful winner as it did in 2003 with Chris Moneymaker, who turned a $39 tournament entry into … [Read more…]

Poker charity event to benefit Cancer Societies

The Womens Poker Club and Absolute Poker are holding a tournament on October 28, 2004, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Canadian players can choose to have their funds donated to the Canadian Cancer Society by emailing support once they have registered for the tournament. “Cancer is a dreadful disease and has affected many of … [Read more…]