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April 18, 2016

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April 18, 2016

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Winning $1 million playing blackjack
Not many people can claim to have won $1 million playing blackjack, but Sammy Vaughn — a legendary blackjack tournament player — did just that, winning the first $1 million blackjack tournament ever held at the Las Vegas Hilton in 2005.  read more
 

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Saratoga Casino and Raceway readies $40 million expansion for July grand opening

The centerpiece of the project, which broke ground in May 2015, is a four-star, 117-room hotel that will boast the most "luxurious" guest rooms in the popular summer destination.  read more
Saratoga Casino and Raceway readies $40 million expansion for July grand opening
 

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE


Steve Wynn takes a mulligan on his golf course

Wynn stated in 2014 that he would "never, ever develop the golf course" on the east side of the Wynn and Encore, but he's now teeing up plans to develop a third Wynn Tower on the Strip that would shrink the course from 18 holes to nine. (Las Vegas Sun)  read more

Video game championship packs Mandalay Bay Events Center

Thousands of fans packed into the Mandalay Bay Events Center to catch the North American League of Legends Championship Series Spring Finals. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

Fishing for new customers, Orleans recasts its food offerings

Ondori Asian Kitchen and Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining represent more than a play by the Orleans' owner, Boyd Gaming Corp., to expand the casino’s restaurant options. They’re part of an effort to target a new type of customer. (Las Vegas Sun)  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

TWiG Video: The future of N.J. gambling

This Week in Gambling, Atlantic City's debt has become a major concern for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and a state takeover could be looming. But the online gambling market in the Garden State continues to grow, as real-money online bingo launched last week.  read more

Phil Ivey appeals Crockfords Club casino ruling

The poker legend's bid to recoup the £7.8 million he won at Crockfords Club casino four years ago began last week in a London courtroom.  read more

Rivers Casino and Resort Schenectady celebrates milestone

Representatives of Rivers Casino and Resort Schenectady were joined by local officials, community leaders and construction partners to mark a milestone in the construction of the $330 million gaming facility with a topping-off ceremony.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Mega Moolah pays out €6.9 million jackpot

The massive score comes just six months after the same game paid out a Guinness World Record €17.8 million in October 2015.  read more

Harrah's Atlantic City player wins $100,000 in slot tournament

Vanessa Maskal of Elmwood Park, New Jersey, beat thousands of other Total Rewards members from across the U.S. in the "Biggest Slot Tournament Ever."  read more

The Reel Life: Beach cleanup edition

A recent survey of Atlantic City's beaches revealed a treasure trove of baffling lost items.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Hellmuth tapped to emcee Tiger Woods' charity poker tournament

Tiger's Poker Night will return to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Friday, April 29, and once again, 14-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth will play a leading role.  read more

Golden Nugget Las Vegas to host Grand Poker Series

Of the more than 90 events on the schedule, 18 are in forms other than Hold'em, including Omaha 8 or Better, Pot Limit Omaha, Big-O and mixed game formats.  read more

EPT Grand Final set to see huge numbers

The Season 12 finale, which joins forces with the regional France Poker Series (FPS), will feature 80 events over 11 days at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort in Monaco.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Foreigner to perform at Talking Stick Resort

The British-American rock band will take to the stage at The Pool on Oct. 16.  read more

Jerry Seinfeld returns to Caesars Palace in December

The comedy legend will play at The Colosseum on Dec. 26 and 27.  read more

Boy George and Culture Club stopping at IP Casino and Resort

The group is taking its first full tour in more than 12 years, with a stop at the Biloxi, Mississippi casino scheduled for June 8.  read more

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Did You Know?
Ten of the 14 largest hotels in the world (measured by number of guest rooms) are in Las Vegas.
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