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Top 10 facts and figures from MGM National Harbor casino

12 December 2016
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Move over, Capital Wheel, you've got company. The illuminated 180-foot Ferris wheel, built in 2014 as part of the National Harbor development in Maryland, used to be the dominating landmark that would catch your eye on the way from Washington, D.C., onto the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, which crosses the Potomac River and connects Virginia to Maryland. ... (read more)
 

MGM National Harbor brings Las Vegas to Maryland

9 December 2016
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The clock was just minutes away from midnight on Thursday when Shanelle Rainey strolled into the brand-new MGM National Harbor with wide eyes and a beaming smile. She worked her way through the main entrance that was bottle-necked with thousands of other excited guests and held her ... (read more)
 

El Cortez celebrates 75 years of vintage Vegas style

5 December 2016
LAS VEGAS – Step off the curb and into El Cortez Hotel & Casino, and its rich history and authenticity immediately strike every one of your senses. The iconic neon sign has remained the same since 1952, making it look like a set for a prototype mob movie. The scent inside screams "old school" — and so does the smell of prime rib flowing through the air at the signature restaurant. ... (read more)
 

Inside Mohegan Sun's new Earth Tower

21 November 2016
As someone who has been a part of the Mohegan Tribe and the Mohegan Sun brand for 15 years, Ray Pineault felt a special sense of personal and professional gratification last week when the Connecticut resort casino unveiled its new $139 million Earth Tower. "I've been here a long, long time," the Mohegan Sun president and general manager told Casino City in an interview last month. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 tips and takeaways from riding the High Roller in Las Vegas

14 November 2016
On 28 February 2014, the High Roller was added to the iconic Las Vegas Strip. Almost three years later, the striking observation tower is just as iconic as the Stratosphere Tower or the replica Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas. A few weeks ago, I finally jumped on board one of the pods to get the best view ... (read more)
 

Shockwaves from U.S. presidential upset hit bookmakers hard

9 November 2016
We knew full well going into Election Day on Tuesday that the 2016 U.S. presidential race would be a historical betting event both for its volume and volatility. What we didn't know was that it would also go down as the biggest upset in political punting history. Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, had ... (read more)
 

US presidential race 'smashing' election betting records

7 November 2016
One of the more compelling election cycles in history will also break records in bookmaking circles as voters head to the polls on Tuesday to decide who will be the next U.S. president. William Hill Sportsbook & Racebook spokesperson Graham Sharpe said on Monday that the race between Donald Trump and ... (read more)
 

WSOP Main Event heads-up match delivers giant contrast in styles and plenty of fireworks

2 November 2016
LAS VEGAS — It took more than eight excruciating hours of heads-up play, but in the end, Qui Nguyen's aggression and relative inexperience finally outdid Gordon Vayo's patience and more accomplished resume to win the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event. The mano a mano portion of the 47th edition of ... (read more)
 

Around the WSOP Main Event: Respect and admiration between November Niners benefits everyone

1 November 2016
LAS VEGAS — Take away the ESPN cameras, the animated live crowd and the $8 million first-place prize, and this year's World Series of Poker Main Event final table has looked a lot like your weekly home game in your buddy’s basement. Smiles. Laughter. Genuine fondness and respect for opponents. Civility. ... (read more)

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Gary Trask
Gary serves as Casino City's managing editor and has more than 20 years experience as a writer and editor.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee, Gary enjoys playing poker and blackjack, but spends most of his time sitting in the comfy confines of the sportsbook when in Las Vegas.

The Boston native is also a former PR pro in the golf-casino-resort industry and a fanatical golfer, allowing his two favorite hobbies - gambling and golf - to collide quite naturally.

Contact Gary at gary@casinocity.com and follow him on Twitter at @CasinoCityGT.

Gary Trask Websites:

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Gary Trask
Gary serves as Casino City's managing editor and has more than 20 years experience as a writer and editor.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee, Gary enjoys playing poker and blackjack, but spends most of his time sitting in the comfy confines of the sportsbook when in Las Vegas.

The Boston native is also a former PR pro in the golf-casino-resort industry and a fanatical golfer, allowing his two favorite hobbies - gambling and golf - to collide quite naturally.

Contact Gary at gary@casinocity.com and follow him on Twitter at @CasinoCityGT.

Gary Trask Websites:

twitter.com/#!/casinocityGT