Issue 330
January 8 - January 15, 2007
Volume 7
page 2

Binion's hosts Poker Author Challenge
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The first annual Poker Author Challenge is happening at Binion's in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, January 21, 2007. Book signing and Registration begins at 10 a.m.

Come out and meet your favorite authors in this no-limit hold'em tournament for only $125 (includes fees). Presented by Sheree Bykofsky and Lou Krieger and their long anticipated newest poker publication, The Rules of Poker.

Poker authors playing in this event will be Gary Carson, Lou Krieger, George Epstein, Russ Fox, Tony Guerrera, Susie Isaacs, Maryann Morrison, Neil Myers, Alan Schoonmaker, Sheree Bykofsky, Richard Sparks, John Vorhaus, Kathleen Watterson and others. Knock out an author to win a special bounty prize!

"I am excited to be working with such great sponsors and participants, for the second installment of our successful ongoing Poker Author Challenges," said event organizer and author Sheree Bykofsky. "Binion's is a great venue for sponsoring and hosting this event. With low room rates and in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, this tournament will be sure to be a fun and challenging event for all players."

The Poker Author Challenge is being sponsored by Binion's, Hold'em Radio, Gambler's Bookshop, Kensington Books, Susie Isaacs, and Woman Poker Player Magazine.





Hundreds of Foxwoods employees
called in sick

As reported by The Norwich Bulletin

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. – "About 400 Foxwoods Resort Casino workers are estimated to have called in sick Sunday in protest of what some employees say is an erosion of worker benefits, Foxwoods Employee Group Council Chairman Steve Getchell said Monday.

"The Employee Group Council is made up of 75 employees representing different departments at Foxwoods, Getchell said. The group serves as an intermediary, but with little authority and power, between employees and management.

"The 'sick-out,' or call-out day, was weeks in the planning by an anonymous source operating, a Web site that called for employees to call in sick or walk out on their New Year's Eve shift, one of the busiest holidays for the casino…"

West Virginia gambling debate heats up
As reported by The West Virginia Herald-Dispatch

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.V.. – As reported by the West Virginia Herald-Dispatch: "The debate over whether table gambling should be allowed at West Virginia's four racetracks might come down to who gets to vote on the decision, a group of panelists said Thursday.

"The panel discussion was part of a legislative lookahead forum sponsored by the Associated Press at Marshall University's Graduate College campus in South Charleston.

"…Racetrack officials will make another push during the 60-day legislative session, which begins Wednesday, to allow the four racetrack counties -- Jefferson, Kanawha, Hancock and Ohio -- to have local referenda on the table gambling issue.

"…[Rev. Dennis] Sparks, a staunch opponent of gambling expansion in West Virginia as well as the state's reliance on lottery revenues, said any vote on table gambling must be conducted statewide.

"…Ted Arneault, president of MTR Gaming Group Inc., which runs the Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort in Hancock County, claimed that provisions in the state constitution would make a statewide vote nearly impossible…"


Wayne Newton

Foxwoods: Wayne Newton graces the Fox Theatre stage for one night only.

Dates: Friday, Jan. 19, 2007
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $44 and $55
For more information: Official Web site












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