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November 21, 2016

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November 21, 2016

arrowFrank Scoblete: Another casino expedition

Another casino expedition
Frank Scoblete discusses some of the many colorful characters known as "casino players," and he's betting you've had experience with at least one of each.  read more
 

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Inside Mohegan Sun's new Earth Tower

Casino City talks with Mohegan Sun president and general manager Ray Pineault regarding last week's opening of the property's new 13-story Earth Tower, a necessary addition for one of the largest entertainment destinations in the world. (Photo courtesy of Mohegan Sun)  read more
Inside Mohegan Sun's new Earth Tower
 

CASINO News

CASINO

Ban on marijuana likely to continue in Nevada

Regardless of the passage of Question 2, casinos are likely to continue to prohibit guests from smoking pot on properties, based on discussions by the state's gaming regulators. (Las Vegas Sun)  read more

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa keeps guests updated with drone

Seminole Media Production, with the use of a DJI Inpsire 1 drone, is giving guests a chance to check up on the progress of the Orient Road Garage, set to open in 2017.  read more

GameCo to develop skill-based games based on famous films

Partnering with Paramount, the company will create skill-based video game gambling machines for film brands such as "Mission: Impossible," "Paranormal Activity" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."  read more

Rivers Casino and Resort Schenectady announces opening date

The $130 million facility will open its door on 8 February 2017, just over 13 months from the approval of its license and a few days after the anniversary of the property's groundbreaking ceremony.  read more

Lucky Dragon welcomes guests -- in Mandarin

Ahead of its 3 December grand opening, the Las Vegas casino with an emphasis on Nevada's Asian player base opened its doors on 19 November. (Vegas Inc.)  read more

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS News

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS

DraftKings, FanDuel agree to merge

The fantasy sports giants announced last week that they will enter into a merger agreement that will allow for greater investment in growth opportunities and profitability.  read more

Nevada calls for new eSports rules

Last week the Nevada Gaming Policy Committee advised state regulators to compose a new set of rules to oversee eSports wagering. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

Downtown Grand becomes first in US to accept eSports wagers

William Hill, in partnership with the Downtown Grand Las Vegas, received approval from the Gaming Control Board to accept wagers on last weekend's IEM Oakland eSports event featuring the video game League of Legends.  read more

Under Trump, casinos hope for legalized sports betting

Casino owners in the U.S. are seeking a sponsor next year for legislation that aims to overturn the 1992 ban on sports betting, according to the American Gaming Association. (Bloomberg)  read more

POKER News

POKER

São Paulo prepares to host BSOP seventh edition

The Brazilian Series of Poker will kick off on 22 November at the Sheraton WTC in São Paulo with a guaranteed prize pool of R$5 million.  read more

Pala releases December poker schedule

The month will feature sit-and-go challenges, the River Card from 15-28 December, a weekly Saturday Double tournament and more at the California casino.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

The Reel Life: Rigged edition

The special police in Romania are cracking down on a ring of hacked slot machines at unlicensed properties.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Foxwoods presents December entertainment

The resort casino plans to ring in the new year with extravagant shows by popular celebrities and award-winning comedians.  read more

Sam's Town introduces laser light show at Mystic Falls Park

The Winter Wonderland show, debuting on 22 November, will feature a tree lighting ceremony, a new soundtrack and enhanced light show equipment.  read more

Goo Goo Dolls to rock IP Casino's Studio A

The Grammy-nominated rock band will perform on 3 December at the IP Casino Resort and Spa. Tickets are on sale now.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Fedor Holz became the first player in Global Poker Index history to remain in the number one position for 23 straight weeks, breaking a record previously held by Steve O'Dwyer at 21 weeks.
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