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August 19, 2019

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August 19, 2019

arrowFrank Scoblete: When to quit

When to quit
Learning when to get up and walk away is always difficult. Frank Scoblete explains why players should decide to quit in certain situations at the casino.  read more
 

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Ameristar East Chicago in Indiana to launch sports betting

The Indiana resort will begin offering sports wagering on 1 September with kiosks and ticket writer stations at the property's new sportsbook. Chicago Bears legends Mike Ditka and Devin Hester are expected to make the ceremonial first bets. (photo by Ameristar East Chicago)  read more
Ameristar East Chicago in Indiana to launch sports betting
 

SPORTS News

SPORTS

William Hill opens four Iowa sportsbooks

Sportsbooks at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Lakeside Hotel Casino, Isle Casino Hotel in Waterloo and Isle Casino Hotel in Bettendorf accepted the first sports wagers on Thursday of last week.  read more

Sportradar expands partnership with the NFL

The new expansion between the NFL and the sports data and content provider will license the distribution of NFL official league data and content to more fans around the world.  read more

FanDuel Group partners with Major League Baseball

The multi-year agreement provides FanDuel access to official MLB data, along with league and team marks and logos, across FanDuel's online sports betting products and retail sportsbook locations.  read more

New Jersey sportsbooks ready to surpass Nevada again

Online betting continued to dominate New Jersey's landscape in July, a trend that has only gained steam in the 12 months since DraftKings became the first to launch its digital platform.  read more

Sportsbook at Isleta Resort & Casino now open

Last week, the New Mexico resort began accepting wagers in a new temporary location. A permanent sportsbook is under construction, and will open later this year.  read more

Beer Park to host football viewing parties

The rooftop bar at Paris Las Vegas will have college and professional football games running throughout its 75 TVs, starting 8 September.  read more

CASINOS News

CASINOS

Gold Strike Casino Resort celebrates 25 years

The Mississippi resort is offering casino promotions, food and beverage specials, and entertainment during August to celebrate its 25th anniversary on 29 August.  read more

Hard Rock Las Vegas to close down for eight months

The Las Vegas resort will shut down just after the Super Bowl in February for renovations, with plans to open back up as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas in late 2020. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more

Atlantic City's growth continues in July

The Division of Gaming Enforcement report released on Wednesday indicates that July gaming revenue for Atlantic City was over $323 million, reflecting a 7.8% increase over the same period last year.  read more

Hard Rock Sacramento at Fire Mountain accepting reservations

Nearing its fall 2019 opening, the California resort has started booking room reservations as of last week.  read more

The Cordish Companies granted license for Pennsylvania casino

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted unanimously to award a license to Stadium Casino, a division of The Cordish Companies, which plans to construct a $150 million casino in Westmoreland County.  read more

POKER News

POKER

2019 Arizona State Poker champion named

Albert Calderon took home $237,000 after being crowned the winner of the 15th annual Arizona State Poker Championship at Talking Stick Resort.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open announces winners

After a record-breaking series opener, this year’s "The Big 4" winners are Sean Winter, Sean Deeb, Jessica Dawley and Keith Brennan.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Foxwoods Resort Casino reports July revenue

The Connecticut casino reported slot revenue of $38 million for July 2019, an 11.2% decrease compared to the $42.8 million reported in July 2018.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa awards $1.4 million in jackpots

In the span of a month, the Florida casino saw three progressive jackpots won by different players, totaling over $1.4 million.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Jo Koy brings comedy tour to Tulsa

The stand-up comedian will launch his "Just Kidding World Tour" and make a stop at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa on 9 November.  read more

Def Leppard kick off Las Vegas residency

On Wednesday, the British music icons launched their exclusive headlining residency show at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Maryland's casinos and lottery generated an all-time record of $1.3 billion in the 2019 fiscal year, according to the state's lottery and gaming agency.
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