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|April 18, 2016|
|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.
By Gary TraskThe 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.
|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)
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)
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)
|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.
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.
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.
|The massive score comes just six months after the same game paid out a Guinness World Record €17.8 million in October 2015.
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."
A recent survey of Atlantic City's beaches revealed a treasure trove of baffling lost items.
|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.
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.
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.
|The British-American rock band will take to the stage at The Pool on Oct. 16.
The comedy legend will play at The Colosseum on Dec. 26 and 27.
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.
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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