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February 1, 2016

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February 1, 2016

arrowFrank Scoblete: The trip from hell

The trip from hell
When a reader describes a craps session that included playing with a bunch of "shakers and fakers," Scoblete explains that when faced with such a situation you should change up your strategy or consider betting less.  read more
 

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Explaining the history of Super Bowl proposition bets

Casino City's Gary Trask chronicles the proliferation of Super Bowl prop bets and how they have exploded in popularity, both in Las Vegas and offshore, ever since William "Refrigerator" Perry scored a TD in Super Bowl XX.  read more
Explaining the history of Super Bowl proposition bets
 

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS

AGA: Americans to bet $4.2 billion on Super Bowl

According to an estimate released by the American Gaming Association, 97% of U.S. money wagered on the Super Bowl will be done so through illegal channels.  read more

DFS news roundup: California bill advances to Senate with ease

The biggest DFS news last week came out of California, where a bill to regulate daily fantasy sports passed in the Assembly by a vote of 62-1.  read more

Stratosphere hosting college hoop madness in March

The Las Vegas casino will open its sportsbook for fans and bettors at 8 a.m. and offer live betting stations, blackjack tables, $3 and $6 food specials, and more.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Las Vegas Strip's first park to open April 4

MGM Resorts International will debut its dynamic park, dining and entertainment district on the Las Vegas Strip.  read more

CASINO

Table Mountain players hit Massive Cash Jackpots

The pair from Fresno, California won jackpots worth $85,846 and $65,150 while playing keno. The random jackpot is guaranteed to hit anywhere between $50,000 and $150,000.  read more

Tropicana Atlantic City announces $25 million in renovations

The Atlantic City resort-casino plans to renovate its 500 Havana Tower hotel rooms, as well as update the South Tower casino to match the North Tower's modern and upscale d├ęcor.  read more

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa to begin $50 million in upgrades

The Atlantic City casino will commit significant capital investment across a broad range of projects, including a new nightlife experience, a fine dining concept, meeting and convention space, and an outdoor pool.  read more

Nevada gaming revenue up less than 1% in 2015

Statewide gaming revenue climbed to $11.1 billion, according to figures released by the Gaming Control Board. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more

MGM secures $525 million for National Harbor in Maryland

The company said the $1.3 billion, 308-room hotel-casino near Washington, D.C. will open at the end of this year. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more

POKER

WSOP hosts Town Hall Meeting on Twitch

The meeting, which ran for just over an hour, covered topics such as scheduling, payout structures and The Colossus II.  read more

Engel wins 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event

The Toronto native outlasted a field of 732 and defeated Tony Dunst in heads-up play to take home AU$1.6 million.  read more

WSOP Choctaw circuit event series sees record number of entries

The circuit, which ran from Jan. 1-18, had a total of 19,892 entries with players from three countries and 47 states.  read more

SLOTS

Two Pala slot players win big jackpots

The California casino saw one player collect $32,000 playing Double Diamonds Deluxe, while another cashed in for $6,000 on a 2x5x10 Bonus Times machine.  read more

The Reel Life: It's your funeral edition

A poker game at a funeral sounds like a nice idea, but this one took it a little far for the Reel Life's taste.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT

Showtime Boxing returns to Mohegan Sun

Keith Thurman will defend his WBA Welterweight title against Shawn Porter on Saturday, March 12 in the first primetime boxing event on CBS since Ali-Spinks in 1978.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
In Nevada last week, a bettor placed a money line wager at a William Hill outlet on the Carolina Panthers (-190) over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, risking $623,142.25 to win $327,969.60.
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Top 10 Super Bowl 50 prop bets
  1. Ginn to win MVP
  2. Over 2.5 players attempt a pass
  3. Last scoring play
  4. Olsen 100+ yards receiving
  5. Newton under 1.5 TD passes
  6. Goalie saves vs. QB completions
  7. Newton over 19.5 completions
  8. No interceptions for Manning
  9. A successful 2-point conversion
  10. Panthers to record the first sack
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