Monthly Archives: February 2012

Showboat Presents
Best in Show Saturday

Showboat in Atlantic City presents the first ever America’s Next Top ‘Dog’ Model competition on Saturday, March 3.  The appropriately named Nathan, a daschund from Philadelphia, is one of the hometown favorites along with two South Jersey entries, Lindenwold’s Sebastian and Glendora’s Christopher O’Brien.  Read more about all if the...
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Lancaster Poker Player
Breaks Through at Parx

Lancaster’s Trevor Graffa finally broke through for a  tournament series win on Tuesday when he captured Event No. 2 at the Parx Open Winter Showdown. Graffa won more $7,800 in the $230 buy-in no-limit hold’em event that had 176 entrants.  Prior to the win at Parx, Graffa had two second-place...
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Caesars A.C. Welcomes
WSOP Circuit Series

The World Series of Poker Circuit  returns to Atlantic City  at Caesars Atlantic City, March 1-12. This marks the seventh straight Circuit season that Caesars Atlantic City is hosting a tournament series associated with the most recognizable name in poker. Billed as  “12 Rings in 12 Days”, all action will...
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Parx Series Opens,
Will Feature 12 Events

The Parx Open Winter Showdown opened Monday with 280 entrants in the first event, a $300 buy-in no-limit, hold’em tournament won by Igor Rabinowitz, who collected $14,550. The Parx Winter Showdown series, which is a Wold Poker Tour Regional event,  continues through March 7 and includes 12 events. The Showdown’s...
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Bucks County’s Valerstein
Wins $76K in Florida

Buck County’s Roman Valerstein enjoyed the biggest win of his poker career when he finished fourth in the World Series of Poker main event at the Palm Beach Kennel Club in Florida earlier this week. Valerstein, from Newtown, won $76,692 at the Florida event for his fifth cash in a...
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Win Taj Show Tix
In Online Contest

You can win tickets to all three upcoming country western music shows at the Trump Taj Maha, including Travis Tritt, without leaving the comfort of your keyboard. It’s simple. Just go to the Trump Taj Mahal home page, click on the “Enter Now” button on the promotion that says “Country...
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Gomes Saw Bright
Future for Resorts, A.C.

By Bill Ordine—My association with Dennis Gomes, the late CEO of Resorts casino in Atlantic City, went back a long way. And that would surprise his close friends and family, because Mr. Gomes and I spoke just once. Dennis Gomes has been a long-distance acquaintance for at least two decades...
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Resorts’ Gomes Worked
Feverently to Revive Casino

Dennis Gomes, the CEO of Resorts Atlantic City, has passed away from complications related to kidney problems, according to published reports. Gomes, 68, was a prominent figure in the gaming scene in Atlantic City and Las Vegas for decades and became a particularly high-profile executive in the last year after...
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We Hate It When We’re Right Like This

You’ve been reading it for two weeks now. The Sixers are finished against the spread … at least for the time being. Unless, that is, you want to go against them. While they’re still playing well defensively, which was enough for them to build a 17-7-1 record against the spread...
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Bryn Mawr Player
Rallies in Florida

Bryn Mawr’s Jake Schindler won a World Series of Poker Circuit ring in a six-handed no-limit hold’em tournamentat the Palm Beach Kennel Club on Wednesday. Schindler, who rallied from a 4-to-1 chip disadvantage in heads-up play, won more than $24,700 in the $345 buy-in event. In last year’s WSOP in...
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