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August 20, 2018

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August 20, 2018

arrowJohn Robison: Old slot machines never die

Old slot machines never die
Robison answers the question of what happens to the old slot machines that are removed from casino floors and explains where players can find the amount of free play on a slot machine.  read more
 

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New Jersey's sportsbooks rake in $40.7 million in wagers in July

The state's sportsbooks did not disappoint in their first full month of operation, increasing wagers dramatically in June while nearly doubling the number of open sportsbooks to five. (photo by Havas - AC Alliance)  read more
New Jersey’s sportsbooks rake in $40.7 million in wagers in July
 

CASINO News

CASINO

Full House Resorts pushes for new casino

The Las Vegas-based company proposed to the New Mexico Racing Commission to build a destination resort that will include a racetrack, casino, hotel, golf course, water park, and other amenities on the plains of eastern New Mexico.  read more

Plaza Hotel and Casino to host Las Vegas Pickleball Open

The Las Vegas Pickleball Open from 25-29 September at the Plaza will offer $25,000 in pro player prize money, split between grand prize, silver and bronze medalists.  read more

Mohegan Sun partners with Baha Mar

Mohegan Sun Momentum members of all card levels will soon be able to take advantage of discounts and benefits for their trip to Baha Mar, home to three global hotel brands and the largest casino in the Caribbean.  read more

Pala Casino to host $5,000 All Paper Bingo session

The games, starting on 21 October at the California casino, will include Diagonal Bingo White Card with a $200 prize; Letter “X” White Card, $300; Regular Bingo Black Card, $200 and more.  read more

W Hotel at SLS Las Vegas to be full resort operation

The hotel will be called The Grand Tower as of 17 August, and SLS Las Vegas will assume full operational control of the resort’s reservations system from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

Resorts Casino Hotel opens new sportsbook

The Atlantic City casino hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week to commemorate the opening of the first sportsbook on the property.  read more

Penn National Gaming launches sports betting at five casinos

The company began offering sports betting at Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast and Boomtown Casino on 17 August 2018, and expects to begin at Hollywood Casino Tunica, 1st Jackpot Casino and Resorts Casino Tunica on 24 August 2018.  read more

Sports betting at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

Penn National Gaming's West Virginia sportsbook will be managed by William Hill U.S. and plans to officially begin offering sports betting on 1 September.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Jackpot winner at Greektown Casino Hotel

On Wednesday, 15 August, a guest at the Detroit casino won $875,527 on a $20 bet while playing Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship

Brandon Eisen, a professional poker player from Hawaii, won the Series Championship at the Hollywood, Florida casino for $771,444.  read more

Jack Cincinnati Casino hosts Poker Classic

The 11-day event began last week with a $250,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament and will feature other various events and a guaranteed combined prize pool of more than $1,000,000.  read more

MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship kicks off

The $1,100 buy-in, $250,000 GTD 2018 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship started last week at Tropicana Evansville.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Aerosmith to perform at Park MGM

The rock ‘n’ roll band is bringing the heat to the Las Vegas Strip with their headlining residency, Aerosmith: Deuces Are Wild, on 6 April 2019.  read more

Golden Nugget Las Vegas celebrates Beer Fest

The ninth annual Beer Fest will take place at the Las Vegas resort on 15 September. Portions from each full-price ticket sold will benefit The Animal Foundation.  read more

Guinness Perfect Pint Challenge hosted by PT's Taverns

The sixth annual Guinness Perfect Pint Challenge will be held at PT’s Ranch, located in Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday, 25 August.  read more

Jefferson Starship heads to Blue Chip

Rock band Jefferson Starship continues its “Carry the Fire Tour 2018” with a performance at the Michigan City casino on 8 September.  read more

Lindsey Buckingham to perform at Riverwind Casino

The Grammy Award winner will perform at the Showplace Theater at the Oklahoma casino on 9 November.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
For the first time in four years, Atlantic City’s nine casino hotels employed over 30,000 (30,217) people in July, according to statistics released by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement.
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