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Two women won the croupier championship


Pilar has been a croupier for 23 years and has won the championship in Spain. To be the best, she must make the client feel comfortable during the game. She says she has many stories to tell: there are people who ask you to marry them and those who get mad. The way to deal with them is different.

The casino Torrequebrada has celebrated its first Europe croupier championship. The skills that are punctuated are technique, manual ability, and how fast croupiers are to calculate payments.

Majestic Star Casinos to add new baccarat room


Majestic Star Casinos has announced two additions to its boats, encouraged by the record profits from last month bets. The gambling complex will soon have a new Asian-themed baccarat room, to be used solely for baccarat games, and a new spectacular steakhouse.

David Schugar, Vice President and General Manager of Majestic Star, explained that the company decided to add the baccarat room because the card game has become one of the most popular games among regulars.

Baccarat rescues Vegas


Nevada’s revenues from gaming would be much lower if it weren’t for the game of baccarat. As revealed, the state’s gaming win grew only 2.9 percent in February, compared to a 12.8 percent growth the year before. On the Las Vegas Strip, revenues from Baccarat increased on more than a 50% for the same month.
Frank Streshley, a senior research analyst for the gaming control board, explained they had foreseen the problems would arise from the superposition of the Chinese New Year’s Celebration –which lasts 10 days-, the hosting of the 4-days NBA’s All-Star-Game and the Presidents Day Holyday. The city was crowded but gaming tables were not.

Baccarat can now be played on mobile phones


The always popular game of Baccarat can now be played on mobile phones, as Wild Jack Mobile Casino (WJMC), one of the most popular mobile casino companies in the UK, announced that they would add this game to its mobile gaming portfolio.
According to the Legend, the origin of the game of baccarat is located in Italy, and then it was brought to France in the fifteenth century, where King Charles VIII adopted it as his favorite game. In the past, baccarat was thought to be a game reserved for jet setters or super-rich people, often played in exclusive rooms in Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Monte Carlo and Macau.

Conrad Poker Tour 2007


There will be handled about U$S 4,5 million in prizes during the current year of 2007. Those who turn out to be winners of each of the tournaments, will classify directly to the final stage, which will take place on December with a prize of U$S 1 million.
The first part of this competition will begin with a Baccarat tournament where players can win prizes of up to U$S 300 thousand. The Conrad Poker Tour will have 15 tournaments that will take place from April to December. Of these 15 tournaments, 12 will be of poker, while other two will be of Baccarat and the other one will be of both games.

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to open in September


Planet Hollywood has announced the opening of the new Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the former location of the Aladdin. The complex will feature a state-of-the-art gambling floor, restaurants, entertainment shows, several malls and the most exclusive nightclubs on The Strip.
The resort is expected to position itself as one of the main gambling and entertainment centers in Las Vegas. From the Swarovski crystal chandeliers in the lobby to the fabulous high ceilings and architectural details of the casino floor, all details have been taken care of.

More than 26,000 people apply for casino jobs


MGM Grand Detroit has informed that more than 26,000 people have applied online for the 1,000 jobs the company is offering to fill the positions at $765 million hotel and casino complex, expected to open by the end of this year. Applicants registered in the three weeks since MGM Grand announced it was hiring personnel.
The jobs available include positions in administration, environmental services, finance, food and beverage, hotel operations, human resources, marketing, security, table games, valet and wardrobe.

Tropicana Casino to turn 50


Fifty years ago, the Tropicana Casino opened with an elegance and glamour that distinguished it from other casinos. Its luxurious rooms and splendid gardens earned it the nickname of “Tiffany of the Strip”.

Rudy Spinosa, an 82-year-old employee who helped open the casino, says: “The tulip-shaped fountain at the front and tropical landscaping set the Tropicana apart from its contemporaries. Definitely nothing came close to it”.

St. Charles Casino sued


Seven regulars of the Ameristar Casino of St. Charles, Mo., are suing and claiming they were deceived out of money and points when the casino changed its video poker rewards program policy.

The lawsuit was filed against the St. Louis area Casino and its parent company, Las Vegas-based Ameristar, and seeks $150M in damages.

Luis Miguel and Aracely Arámbula had a fun weekend


The couple stayed in the famous Las Vegas hotel Caesar’s Palace and they were determined to enjoy the night life that this awesome hotel has to offer with its great casino. They bet huge amounts of money in the slot machines as well as in the table games.

According to the people in charge of the security of the place, the couple was walking around normally among the rest of the people without any intention to hide.

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