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December 12, 2016
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|December 12, 2016|
|Consumers should be informed of slot return percentages in order to get the best value, says Mark Pilarski, but some casinos do not oblige.
By Gary TraskWithin an hour of Thursday's grand opening, the new $1.4 billion Maryland casino located 20 minutes from Washington D.C. was filled to the brim with excited guests. (Photo by Robb Scharetg)
|Boyd Gaming Corporation today announced the completion of a sweeping redesign and renovation of the casino, giving it an entirely new look and feel.
The casino will join the MGM Resorts International and Caesars properties who have begun to charge for parking on the Strip, starting early 2017. (Las Vegas Sun)
Last Thursday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board focused on the topic of allowing bettors to have one wagering account for all forms of gambling in the state, including sports betting, online poker and slots. (Las Vegas Sun)
|The casino's new RV resort received the distinctions of Best RV Resort and Best Campground Resort for 2016 by the readers of Trailer Life and Motorhome magazines.
Proceeds from the Tribe's 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Indian Canyons Golf Resort will benefit five local charities.
Using VRStudios' wireless, multi-player VR product, the casino has become the first in the nation to offer streaming VR.
New Jersey gambling regulators claimed over $69,000 in unclaimed Atlantic City jackpots, with a bulk of the money coming from the now-closed Trump Taj Mahal. (The Sacramento Bee)
Despite a sharp drop in revenue shortly after the casino's June opening, recent reports say that it's performing very well. (The Boston Globe)
|The Colorado Racing Commission has approved Mile High Racing & Entertainment fantasy sports contests to be offered in nine locations in the state.
|A shop in Northern Ireland got an unexpected visitor earlier this week.
The final cruise in the year-long Wheel of Fortune slot machines 20th anniversary sponsored by Carnival Cruise Line and IGT ended 16 November, with Kenneth G. of Kentucky winning the $100,000 prize.
IGT's popular slot machine paid out more than $2.7 million combined on 26 and 27 November to players in California and Oregon.
Players can win more than one jackpot on the same spin with the company's newest Class III slot machine.
|The casino will welcome jazz artist Justin Echols to the celebration on 30 December.
The Orleans Showroom will host the celebrated rocker on 13-14 January. Tickets are on sale now.
On 4 May 2017, the comedian will return to the Events Center stage during his comedy tour. Tickets go on sale 16 December.
Did You Know?
Ohio's four casinos net $62 million in revenue last month compared to November 2015, while the state's seven racinos made $70 million, up from about $66 million during the same period last year, according to the Casino Control Commission and the state Lottery commission.
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