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Last week an awkward situation arose when a sex offender won $500,000 raffle that benefits victims of sexual abuse. The headlines spread fast, and it appears the mans luck ended quickly when he was assaulted with a Pepsi bottle just a few days later.

More reports telling us stuff we already knew: when money is tight, people don't gamble as much. Casinos in Atlantic City struggle as revenue drops. In fact, only one casino, Harrah's Resort Atlantic City, managed to increase its revenue during the year. It isn't just the big guys either, small casinos are feeling the recession all over the country with revenues down across the board.

This isn't to say every gambling channel is struggling, the AP reports that state lottery sales are rising in many states as more people faced with financial insecurity are trying to hit a big payday.

It looks like Bellagio is still the King of Las Vegas and the Palms is agreat for Slots and Video Poker players. Be sure to check out the 2008 Trippies which gives out awards for the best and worst of Las Vegas.
Here are some of the results chosen by readers:

This was a great week for the Smarter Gamblers General Forum, including a great discussion about knowing when to quit. Be sure to jump into the conversation and let us know how you know when its time to color up and leave the table.

Posted by Jacob on 01/16 at 05:02 AM
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