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June 24, 2011

2011 Casino Chip Club Convention in Vegas This Weekend

ccgtcc_seal_sml.jpgI'm a little behind the 8 ball on this, but if you're in the Vegas area and you're interested in poker chips, make sure to check out the 2011 Casino Chip Club Convention. It runs for three days today through Saturday, and you can bet it will be a mecca for dyed in the wool chip collectors. Here's what the folks at About: Casino Gambling had to say (a week ago...sorry).

The event is June 23 to 25, 2011 at the spacious South Point Casino. Show hours are 10 AM till 5 PM on Thursday and 10 AM till 4 PM on Friday and Saturday. The showroom floor is open to the public. Admission is $10/day on Thursday and Friday and FREE on Saturday. Over 60 dealers with over 100 tables full of just about every casino collectible will be waiting for you.
More info at CCGTCC website.

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January 5, 2011

$1.5 Million Dollar Poker Chip Theft

chip_theft_millions.pngWe're a little late on the draw with this story, but it seems a man robbed the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas for over $1.5 million in chips back in mid-December. He might not have been able to buy as many presents with his haul as he thought, however - most of the chips were of such a high denomination that cashing them would be a huge problem.

"They have to have a plan B and that is to redeem the chips," said Jeff Voyles. "Not always the easiest thing to do, because the chips are mostly the high denomination are marked and tracked and trackable. So, to be able to redeem that is the toughest part, I think even more difficult that the robbery itself."
via NECN

While wearing a motorcycle helmet and robbing a casino does sound exciting, if I want a passel of unredeemable poker chips, I'll get them the old fashioned way.

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June 18, 2008

RFID in your Poker Chips?

It seems that the marriage of poker and technology never ceases. As casinos work to track transactions, and combat fraud, The Las Vegas Review-Journal has word of how Shuffle Master has acquired the patent for using RFID technology inside poker chips. Very interesting news indeed.

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January 22, 2008

The Dark Side of Poker

There is a darker side to poker that isn't often looked at, but every so often it rears its head. Poker is big money, and with big money, crime is soon to follow. Sadly thats just what happened to a player in the Aussie Millions tournament.

Poker News has the story:

22-year-old American Jason Potter saw his first-ever trip to an overseas tournament take a major turn to the worse when he was robbed at knife point while walking back from a McDonald's in the early morning hours of Monday.

Scary stuff. Read the whole article over at Poker News to get the details, and maybe it can serve as a cautionary tale for us all.

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October 22, 2007

Absolute Cheating

There is an article over at The Poker King that sheds light onto a very very dark and stormy controversy.

It seems that the recent shenanigans over at the WCOOP aren't the only spate of cheating hitting the headlines.

In this case, the cheating is not the news, but the apparent cover-up by Absolute Poker is. Read the story over at Poker King, and take our advice: If you want to lessen the potential for cheating, head to a brick and mortar game. Besides, there's nothing like looking your opponent in the face when you suck out on the river.

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October 16, 2007

World Championship Of Online Poker Winner Disqualified


Cheating has been a part of poker since its inception. Wherever there has been money changing hands, and games of skill and chance, people have been trying to swindle their way into big earnings. The entry of online poker has been no exception. We are sad to say that today cheating in a major online tournament has reared its ugly head, and the winner of the WCOOP has been disqualified for cheating.

On the bright side, this player was caught, and justice is served. We can only hope that online tournament organizers continue to remain vigilant against any and all forms of cheating in online poker, so that it can stay as clean and fun as possible.

Read the story over at

Read about the WCOOP at

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September 25, 2007

The College Poker Scene


We recently came across a series of articles at about the College Poker Scene. The latest in the series talks about what is going on at Arizona State University. We can only wish that we had a resource like this for our college days. Maybe then we wouldn't be paying so much in college loans.

Here's a bit from the latest article:

Last year, the Arizona State Student Poker Club held online tournaments via Full Tilt, with buy-ins of $20. The tournaments were held privately, but any member of the club was allowed to play. The last tournament was held on November 6, 2006 and although there were over 40 entrants, it is unclear whether or not the club has any future online tournaments scheduled.

If you're excited to be a part of the Williams Campus Housing and want to play poker, then the Williams Campus Housing Poker Night is just for you. The event takes place on September 27, at the Union Cooley Ballroom. Play starts at 5pm and is scheduled to last until 10pm. Unfortunately for some, this event is listed as a private event.

Head over to for more.
Image From Flickr

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September 18, 2007

Virtual Poker Chips... Now Available on Facebook


They may not be worth much at your local casino, but you can now earn yourself some virtual poker chips on Facebook. Bscially the deal is, you earn chips by doing things on facebook like inviting friends. And what do these chips do? Why you can play them via a Hold'em game.. what else?

Having been built at a kitchen table by San Francisco entrepreneur Mark Pincus, this is a friendly and free game available to the 40 million Facebook users worldwide. Virtual poker chips are the reward, and a sign of your Facebook social status. On sign up you get 200 free chips and another 500 free chips for every friend that you invite.

Read More at Casino

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September 13, 2007

Pamela Anderson And Sexual Poker Favors


Would you give sexual favors to clear a $250,000 poker debt? Pamela Anderson would.

Jackpot.Co.UK has the Story:

The notorious former Playboy model Pamela Anderson has revealed she is dating a poker professional after he offered her an ‘indecent proposal’ to clear her poker debts.

Anderson, who was playing poker for the first time in Las Vegas, was down $250,000 (£125,000) when the unnamed poker star offered to wipe the slate clean in return for sex. Anderson initially turned him down before giving in to his offer.

Now we are wondering... just who was this mystery poker star?

Don't forget you can see Pamela Anderson as a Vegas Showgirl at her official site, and in a magic show with Hans Klok at Planet Hollywood.

Picture from Flickr.

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August 22, 2007

Daniel Negreanu Is Thinking Outside the Box


It seems that Daniel Negreanu is not just a spectacular poker player, but also a savvy business man as well. His latest venture has him marrying poker tips and tricks, and leveraging the latest in cell phone technology as he does it. We think its fantastic!

Top poker player Daniel Negreanu has teamed up with mobile entertainment company I-play to create a series of instructional 'made for mobile' poker videos. These videos can be downloaded and viewed from almost any type of phone, and will be available on selected carriers. The series, called "Win at Texas Hold'em," was released earlier this week on both the Sprint and Cingular mobile networks.

The videos are two- to three-minute clips presented by Daniel himself, offering helpful tips to poker players of all skill levels. Over 100 clips in total were shot recently at the Venetian Hotel and Casino. The videos have been separated into five categories: Beginner, Advanced, Bluffs & Tells, Tournament Tips and Winning Secrets. Special segments of Daniel's popular video blog will also be featured in the application.

Poker News has the rest of the story

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August 7, 2007



Looks like this Ocean's Eleven is now Ocean's Ten:

The alleged ringleader of a $1.5 million Indian casino heist, an inside job in which 10 workers were hogtied, has been arrested, authorities said Monday.

Rolando Luis Ramos, 25, a video security technician at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, was arrested Saturday at a hotel near Los Angeles International Airport and booked for investigation of strong arm robbery, false imprisonment, kidnapping and battery, Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt. Dennis E. Gutierrez said in a statement.

Read the rest over at Gambling Planet.

If we've said it once, we've said it a hundred times. Don't think you can put one over on casinos! They know their security! But if you insist on doing it... you may want to have your passport ready BEFORE you rob the place!

Image at Flickr

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August 6, 2007

California State Poker Championship Coming Soon!

Every poker championship deserves some attention, and a championship from the most populous state in the union is nothing short of top story!

We are very much looking forward to this tourney, and if you have the stake, and the inclination, maybe you can go up against California's best.

Poker News Has the goods:

The Cal State Championship is gearing up again, running from September 4-23, 2007. It will be hosted by the Commerce Casino, the world's largest poker casino.

The tournament events are open to everyone; you don't need to be a California resident to play. If you were looking for an easy field, the California State Championship might not be the best place to find one. If you are looking, however, to make a name for yourself, then these are great events in which to prove your skills. California has more card rooms than any other state in the US and has established
itself as a poker mecca for players. Weaned on a card-room culture, California players have a well-earned reputation for being experienced, aggressive, and savvy.

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July 27, 2007

Don't Cheat at Poker

Image from Flickr

If you cheat at poker, you may just end up getting caught like a bunch of fools at the Borgata in Atlantic City.
Poker has the story:

This week the New Jersey Attorney General's office released details on the arrests of four individuals involved in a poker-related cheating scam at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City on June 7, 2007. A noted casino-industry cheating expert, Steve Forte, along with Joseph T. Ingargiola, Stephen Phillips, and James C. Harrison, have been charged with using a computer and cheating devices to commit theft, attempted theft by deception and conspiracy. All defendants are currently free on bail.

The four men allegedly were involved in a scheme that involved luring high-stakes poker players to a Borgata hotel room which was fitted with hidden cameras. The cameras were placed in a
manner such that players' hole cards were visible. There were also instances where marked decks of cards were employed. The NJ Attorney General's Office also alleged that the men were using computer simulation programs to calculate their odds in any given hand.

We say.. why cheat, when you can just be a better poker player.

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July 19, 2007

Jerry Yang and Scotty Nguyen Among 2007 World Series of Poker Top Winners

From the Casino City Times:

While Jerry Yang won the most money at the 2007 World Series of Poker ($8.25 million for winning the Main Event), Scotty Nguyen was the best overall player in the 55 tournaments that made up the Series, according to the Casino City WSOP Player of the Year leader board.

Nguyen, who entered the Main Event ranked third on our leader board, leapfrogged over Michael Binger and Thor Hansen with his 11th-place finish to claim the title with 373.1 points.

Alexander Kravchenko, who was fourth in the Main Event, moved up from 15th to second, but wouldn't have been able to reach Nguyen, even with a win in the Main Event.

Yes, this was a fine year for the WSOP. It didnt feel as if there was as much of the empty hype this year, and we felt the matches were generally of high quality entertainment.

Congrats to all the winners, and we hope to see you again next year!

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