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Casino City’s Friday Five: VR edition

26 October 2018
A lot happened this week in the gaming industry. We have three jackpots to cover, along with a new event venue in Las Vegas, William Hill partnering with a professional sports team, and the introduction of a VR slot game. Let’s begin with a few jackpots: 5. IGT’s Wheel of Fortune awards two jackpots ... (read more)
 

Top 10 fun facts about Bellagio

22 October 2018
Bellagio, located on the Strip in Las Vegas, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. The casino opened on 15 October 1998 and is one of the most iconic venues in Las Vegas. To help commemorate the anniversary, here are 10 fun facts about the resort-casino, which is owned and operated by MGM Resorts: 10. ... (read more)
 

Casino City’s Friday Five: Merger edition

19 October 2018
The NBA season is underway and the World Series starts next week. This week there was news including both professional sports leagues and their annual revenues. Also catching our attention this week were a massive rumored merger involving two of the world's biggest operators, an online jackpot, a new sportsbook with Hard Rock International and a large acquisition. ... (read more)
 

Casino City’s Friday Five: Jackpot and milestone edition

12 October 2018
Along with the 2018 Global Gaming Expo happening this week in Las Vegas, there was a lot of other news that surfaced. Videoslots reached a milestone, two casinos made big announcements, and a jackpot winner and another sportsbook made it in this week’s Friday Five. Let’s begin with the sportsbook. 5. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 facts and figures for the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe

8 October 2018
The World Series of Poker Europe came into existence in 2007, when Caesars Entertainment wanted to bring its brand to locations throughout the world. Over the first nine years, the WSOPE has attracted 23,292 entrants and has awarded over $108 million in prize money. This year's tournament begins on Tuesday and runs through 2 November in the same location as last year: Rozvadov, Czech Republic. ... (read more)
 

Casino City’s Friday Five: Groundbreaking jackpot edition

5 October 2018
We've turned the page on the calendar and have entered October, and there's a lot of news to cover. There are more U.S. sportsbook developments with the expansion of an existing partnership. We also have a milestone jackpot payout, another big jackpot at an online casino, Las Vegas breaking ground on an entertainment venue and an acquisition by Eldorado Resorts. ... (read more)
 

Casino City’s Friday Five: Prize money edition

28 September 2018
Sports betting in the U.S. remains in the news, with a Congressional hearing on sports betting having taken place yesterday morning. We heard opinions from both sides of the debate, along with questions from members of Congress. We also had large payouts and winnings this week, and news of a new rooftop lounge opening. ... (read more)
 

Massachusetts Gaming Commission chairman resigns

27 September 2018
Stephen Crosby, the Chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, resigned yesterday. Crosby had served as chairman since the MGC's inception in November 2011 when the expanded gaming law was passed and was a major part of the implementation of casino gaming in Massachusetts. His decision to resign comes ... (read more)
 

FanDuel Sportsbook agrees to pay $82,610 following "glitch" in system

21 September 2018
FanDuel's New Jersey sportsbook had a major error in its system that lasted for 18 seconds and ended up leading to an $82,610 payout. FanDuel refused to pay the winnings to Anthony Prince, the person who placed the bet, but after three days of deliberation, the sportsbook paid Prince in full. In week 2 of the NFL season, the Denver Broncos trailed 12-0 against the Oakland Raiders at halftime. ... (read more)

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Dan Ippolito
As Casino City's associate editor, Dan produces and edits all of our weekly newsletters, and writes about the gaming industry for our websites and the GPWA Times Magazine. Dan graduated from Marist College in 2017 with a degree in Communications and a concentration in Sports. Email him at daniel@casinocity.com, or follow him at @casinocity_dan on Twitter.
Dan Ippolito
As Casino City's associate editor, Dan produces and edits all of our weekly newsletters, and writes about the gaming industry for our websites and the GPWA Times Magazine. Dan graduated from Marist College in 2017 with a degree in Communications and a concentration in Sports. Email him at daniel@casinocity.com, or follow him at @casinocity_dan on Twitter.