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September 21, 2020

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September 21, 2020

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Summer in Atlantic City and Vegas
Scoblete looks back at summer life in Las Vegas and Atlantic City and discusses what visitors can do to make the most of their trips to these two casino-heavy destinations.  read more
 

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Sports betting regulations approved in Virginia

Under the legislation approved by the Lottery Board last week, land-based and mobile betting could be permitted on most major league and college sports as soon as early 2021, although not on games featuring Virginia college teams.  read more
Sports betting regulations approved in Virginia
 

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Massive jackpot won at Pearl River Resort

A local guest was playing the Wheel of Fortune slot machine at Golden Moon Hotel & Casino in Mississippi when she won a huge jackpot worth $1,235,666.  read more

$790,000 jackpot won at Fremont Hotel and Casino

A Downtown Las Vegas regular from Hawaii turned her visit to Fremont Hotel & Casino into a nearly $790,000 jackpot playing Aristocrat's Buffalo Inferno slot game on 16 September.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

Pennsylvania sportsbooks post record handle

The record $365 million handle in August was the highest since the state launched legal sports betting in late 2018 and represents year-over-year growth of 234.7% from August 2019.  read more

Remote sports betting booms in Illinois

The Illinois Gaming Board announced last week that 230,000 mobile sports betting accounts have been created, a number it says would have been a fraction of that with the state's in-person registration requirement in effect.  read more

Grants Pass Downs kicks of racing season

The Oregon horse track began its fall season on Monday with an eight-race program, including the Applegate Stakes.  read more

BetMGM named sports betting partner of Las Vegas Raiders

As part of the deal, BetMGM will utilize assets to provide educational information about its sports betting app to Raiders fans.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Wynn Poker Room to reopen

Located in the Encore Resort's casino on the Las Vegas Strip, the Wynn Poker Room will operate seven days a week, 24-hours a day, beginning 30 September.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Mohegan Sun named Best Casino Hotel

For the third year running Mohegan Sun was voted “Best Casino Hotel,” in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards, along with top rankings in “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas” and “Best Player's Club.”  read more

The Landing Hotel at Rivers Casino Schenectady reopens

The hotel at the upstate New York casino resumed operations with a “Sure Bet Sanitized” cleaning program, along with a number of other new operating procedures.  read more

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino's October promotions

Next month, guests at the Nevada resort will have the chance to take part in several contests, including an opportunity to win a new car and $1,000 in free weekly play.  read more

Cache Creek Casino Resort closes after system outage

Due to a system outage, the California property will be temporarily with no reopening date at this time.  read more

Kankakee Grille to open at Four Winds New Buffalo

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and its Four Winds Casinos announced that they will open the Kankakee Grille restaurant in place of the Hard Rock Cafe at the Michigan property.  read more

BGC: UK curfew puts thousands of casino jobs at risk

Central government and local authorities are considering the drastic measure, which, according to the Betting and Gaming Council, would force many venues across the country to close their doors.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Tropicana in Las Vegas reopens

The Las Vegas Strip property resumed operations last week with guests being greeted by hotel executives and stage performers.  read more

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas debuts new designs

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, the new resort at the former location of the Hard Rock Casino that plans to open next year, unveiled plans for the property's more than 1,500 chambers and suites.  read more

Jackpot at El Cortez Hotel and Casino reaches over $3 million

The anticipation is growing at El Cortez Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas as tourists and locals try their luck at Mega Keno for the chance to win just over $3 million.  read more

The Venetian to welcome Estiatorio Milos in 2021

Seen as one of the finest Mediterranean seafood restaurants in the world, Estiatorio Milos will bring the flavors of Greece to The Venetian Las Vegas in 2021.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
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