Issue 335
February 12 - February 18, 2007
Volume 7
page 2

Gold, Leyser settle WSOP lawsuit

By Ryan McLane, Casino City

Jamie Gold has agreed to settle a dispute over the World Series of Poker Main Event $12 million prize, according to the Associated Press.

Gold and television executive Crispin Leyser agreed to settle the matter "without litigation," according to a statement released to the AP on Tuesday.

Specific details were not released.

"Jamie always intended on sharing his winnings with Crispin," the statement says. "Jamie and Crispin are happy to report they have fully settled this matter. They are pleased to be closing this chapter and look forward to continued success."

Shortly after Gold won the 2006 Main Event, Leyser filed suit against the champion, alleging that Gold promised to split his winnings if Leyser helped him find celebrities to play in the tournament.

Gold, a former talent agent, received his 2006 WSOP Main Event entry via Bodog in exchange for getting celebrities to wear Bodog gear at the WSOP's biggest event.

Gold allegedly enlisted the help of Leyser to fulfill his Bodog quota. Leyser's lawsuit claims Gold reneged on the deal after winning the tournament. Leyser presented audio-tape evidence as part of his lawsuit.

U.S. District Court Judge Roger L. Hunt, in September, ordered that the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino place half of Gold's winnings into an interest bearing account until the matter was settled.

Hunt also said that Leyser likely would win his claim to the $6 million.

Casino City will update this story as more information becomes available.








Woman gives birth in casino
As reported by The Press of Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – As reported by the Press of Atlantic City: "A city woman left a casino Saturday with the biggest jackpot of all — a newborn baby boy.

"Nyree Thompson, 32, was playing the penny slots at about 9:30 a.m. at Resorts Atlantic City when, she said, she felt labor pains that she at first mistook for gas pains.

"Thompson, who said she was eight months pregnant, said that after going to the restroom multiple times, she told a security guard that she might be giving birth.

"But the guard thought she was joking, she said. It wasn't until after her water broke that security officers tended to her, she said.

"…Soon after, Qualeem, a boy weighing less than 5 pounds, was born…"

Sands ready for implosion
As reported by The Press of Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – "Shuttered and stark, the old Sands Casino Hotel awaits a spectacular implosion that will reduce it to tons of rubble in mere seconds.

"In its place will rise a $1.5 billion resort that represents the next generation of Atlantic City casinos — gigantic, luxurious and packed with nongaming amenities to give customers more to do than just gamble.

"Giving a sneak peek of its plans, casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. says it will use Atlantic City's upscale Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and two megaresorts on the Las Vegas Strip as models for its new project.

"…Construction is expected to start in 2008, with a grand opening in 2011. The casino likely will feature 2,000 hotel rooms, between 120,000 and 125,000 square feet of gaming space, high-end retail shops and a large entertainment venue…"

Wayne Newton

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Miss.: Come see Vegas veteran Wayne Newton perform at the 1,500-seat Beau Rivage Theatre! Tickets are going fast for for this one-night only show!

Date: Friday, March 9, 2007
Time: 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $53.45
For more information: Official Web site












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