Issue 207
August 30 - September 5, 2004
Volume 4
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Gaming News

Here's how Las Vegas will celebrate 100 years

Seasoned Poker Professionals Bring Coaching to the Sport of Poker

Tribe, investment group seek to build giant casino near Gilroy, Calif.

Ellis Island submits plans for 36-story condo-hotel

Hilton bets on casino resorts as hotels lead profit leap


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Here's how Las Vegas will celebrate 100 years
As reported by IndyStar

Nevada -- "Las Vegas Centennial 1905-2005" will begin on New Year's Eve and continue through New Year's Eve 2005. The celebration's focal point will be a re-creation of the town's original land sale and "the world's largest birthday cake" on May 15.

Other plans:

  • New Year's Eve celebration with 200 "sky cannons," increased lighting on the Strip, a historic video projected from hotels and casinos, and live performances by big-name entertainers.

  • In January there will be a new Las Vegas Walk of Fame by the Fremont Street Experience with 18-inch bronze "gaming chips" placed in the downtown sidewalks to honor Vegas legends like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Howard Hughes and Liberace. Ten chips will be added each month throughout 2005.

  • Helldorado Days parades return May 14. The parades featuring kids, long-time residents and hotel and casino floats, died out in 1997 after 62 years.

  • Other celebrations include 100 murals created all over Vegas, 100 weddings involving couples from all over the nation, a centennial quilt, a commissioned musical piece, an antique airplane parade, a centennial time capsule, a lighted pioneer wagon parade, a folk life festival, an outdoor centennial sculpture, and a June 15-18 celebration of the Mormon Church's short-lived effort to create a fort-mission in the Las Vegas Valley in 1855-1857


Seasoned Poker Professionals Bring Coaching to the Sport of Poker

NORTH HAVEN, Connecticut -- today announces the availability of the first-ever professional coaching service, for aspiring poker champions worldwide.

"Serious players who want to win tournament poker now have a powerful new weapon in their arsenal," explained Dan Mezick, Executive Director of PokerCoaching LLC. "What we do is simple to describe: through poker coaching, we enable tournament champions."

PokerCoaching's coaching service to players is personal and tailored to the player's unique experience, talent, and understanding of the game. "A minute to learn and a lifetime to master, that's how Mike Sexton explains it on the World Poker Tour," says Mezick. 'We agree one hundred percent. Our long-term goal is to produce poker champions. We will do that by coaching our students in the techniques, tools and training needed to beat the best tournament players in the world.' has retained the services of several world class poker professionals. Coaches Jim Bucci, and Bill Seymour, each a well known professional in the poker community, have over 24 years of combined tournament experience. Each has won numerous tournament events. Each brings deep knowledge of tournament poker to the process of coaching aspiring tournament champions.

Poker professionals coaching for must have an impressive tournament record and a clearly demonstrated ability to effectively teach players. Seasoned tournament professionals interested in coaching opportunities may visit to learn more.

For players, PokerCoaching's methodology involves playing poker online while simultaneously discussing hands with the coach-as he watches, on the telephone. 'This method allows our students to discuss specific hands with their coaches, while the coaches themselves gain an understanding of the student's skill level and style of play,' Mezick explained.

Students also get further coaching at World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker events in which the coaches participate.

Players eager to rapidly advance their poker skills can visit to learn about the service, select a coach, and begin the coaching process.

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