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August 22, 2016

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August 22, 2016

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Roulette volatility
John Grochowski answers a reader who wonders if the house always has the same edge in roulette. And, if so, what's the point of all those different bets?  read more
 

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USFantasy Sports set for launch in Nevada sportsbooks

Just in time for the 2016 football season, a new daily fantasy sports format hits Nevada sportsbooks next week when USFantasy Sports introduces pari-mutuel DFS, described as horse racing with professional athletes instead of horses.  read more

USFantasy Sports set for launch in Nevada sportsbooks
 

CASINO

Four Winds New Buffalo to host brew fest

The Silver Creek Rockin' Brew Fest takes place on Oct. 9 at the Four Winds New Buffalo Silver Creek event center and will feature breweries from around Michigan.  read more

Borgata upgrades live table game tech

Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa has installed VisuaLimits' 155 VL-Focus Intelligent Limit Signs, enabling customers to view wagering limit information and the display of data from the casino's existing Player Rating system.  read more

Pala to host Panda-Money-Um $130K Giveaway

Starting Aug. 29, players enrolled in the Pala Casino Spa and Resort Privileges Club will have a chance to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a share of $130,000.  read more

Pennsylvania table games revenue up in July

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced last week that revenue from table games was up 8.5% over revenue generated during the same time last year, while overall casino revenue showed a 3% increase in July.  read more

Caesars makes pitch for Toronto project

Caesars Entertainment, hoping to encourage growth, has made a bid for a Toronto entertainment complex. The winner of the bid will be announced next summer. (New York Post)  read more

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino licenses VizExplorer products

The casino will use four of five of VizExplorer's core products, including tools for slot floor and profit optimization, marketing campaign management and advanced player development.  read more

Revel owner might quit effort to reopen property

Glenn Straub remarked last week that he would have no issue walking away from the property because of legislative issues, saying he has "other things to do." (NJ.com)  read more

POKER

PPA opposes proposed iPoker bill amendments

John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, urged lawmakers to reject potential changes to AB 2863, stating the amendments could restrict competition and cause player dissatisfaction.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock Casino announces poker champ

Jason Koon pocketed $1 million and the casino's guitar pick trophy after winning the $5,250 buy-in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship.  read more

SLOTS

The Reel Life: Gratuitous sesquipedalia edition

In this week's Reel Life, the tourism board of Uttar Pradesh gives us a buck and change of ten-cent words.  read more

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS

Some Olympic sports lacked betting interest

Though the public was watching the Summer Olympics, bettors ignored sports such as gymnastics in Las Vegas sportsbooks. (Associated Press)  read more

DFS operators aim for Nevada market

FanDuel and DraftKings, the biggest DFS operators in the country, seek to return to the Nevada market. The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee will be presented this week with proposed legislation laying out guidelines for regulating DFS in-state. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

ENTERTAINMENT

Art Garfunkel to bring hits to Hard Rock Casino

The award-winning singer will perform on Sept. 29 at The Joint in Oklahoma, bringing chart-topping hits to the Tulsa casino.  read more

The Temptations to bring timeless classics to The Orleans

One of Motown's most successful groups will return to The Orleans Showroom in Las Vegas Oct. 1-2, bringing with them some of their greatest hits.  read more

Temecula Road to open for Sara Evans at Pala

The popular singing country group named after the town in California will perform before country star Sara Evans on Sept. 3 at Pala Casino Spa and Resort.  read more

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Did You Know?
The number of bets placed on Premier League opening day saw a 20% year-over-year increase, according to Worldpay, but the average bet was £3.55 less than last year.
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