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Archive: July, 2011

POSTED: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 2:48 PM

Friday, Harrah's Chester introduces a new poker tournament as it debuts the Philly Poker Championship.

Spread over 18 events and 10 days, the PPC will climax Aug. 6 and 7 with a $500 buy-in main event featuring a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000. Already commited is legend-of-the-felt Scotty Nguyen, who will not only compete in the big game, but host meet-and-greets and other promotional events.

For more info and a complete tournament schedule, go to

POSTED: Friday, July 22, 2011, 11:30 AM

Tonight's performance by Elvis Costello & The Imposters at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa has been called off due to illness, according to a release from the gaming hall. A make-up date is in the works, but tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. 

POSTED: Monday, July 18, 2011, 5:55 PM

Chuck Darrow of the Philadelphia Daily News and Suzette Parmley of The Inquirer will chat about the latest news in the local casino industry on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

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Philly native Chuck Darrow has literally covered Atlantic City’s casino scene since Day One: He was there on assignment the night in November 1976 when voters approved legalized casinos.

Since then, Chuck has covered the town and its gaming industry for several area newspapers -- which is why, in some circles, he’s known as “Boardwalk Charlie.”

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