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May 16, 2016

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May 16, 2016

arrowFrank Scoblete: How to avoid 'zombie-like' gambling

How to avoid 'zombie-like' gambling
Prolonged gambling can be a hazard to your health and bankroll. Scoblete suggests playing in sessions that are split up throughout the day and taking time away from the games to walk, eat, people-watch and go to shows.  read more
 

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Is it time for Nevada casinos to cash in on eSports?

The Nevada Gaming Policy Committee got a crash course in eSports last week, learning how the industry's explosive growth could provide prime opportunities for the state's resort casinos, including live events like the NA Spring Finals that drew 10,000 fans to Mandalay Bay in April. (photo courtesy of Team Liquid)  read more
Is it time for Nevada casinos to cash in on eSports?
 

CASINO News

CASINO

Casino Arizona player wins $15,000

The Scottsdale man was one of five randomly selected Player Reward Club members who got the chance to reach into a drawing drum to choose a capsule. The one he picked contained the grand prize of 15 grand.  read more

Sands accused of violating gambling rules, faces $2M fine

Las Vegas Sands could be hit with the penalty after allegations that it didn't properly account for millions of dollars paid to a Chinese consultant and received from a suspicious high roller. (Associated Press)  read more

Caesars to sell interactive unit?

Casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. is considering a sale of its fast-growing mobile-and social-games business, which also owns the World Series of Poker. (Wall Street Journal)  read more

Red Rock Resorts to acquire Palms Casino Resort

Red Rock Resorts announces that Station Casinos has agreed to acquire the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas for total cash consideration of $312.5 million.  read more

SugarHouse Casino cuts ribbon on $164 million expansion

The casino's new attractions include the SugarHouse Marketplace, Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House, the multipurpose Event Center and the first Poker Night in America Poker Room.  read more

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS News

SPORTSBOOK AND FANTASY SPORTS

DFS hearing leaves little hope for regulation

Following an uneventful federal hearing last week, the daily fantasy sports industry remains in the same place it's been since last fall — subject to interpretations of state law by each state's attorney general.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

MGM won't charge Nevadans to park — for now

A company spokesman said Nevada residents can self-park for free at any MGM resort, except during special events — at least through Dec. 29, when the system will be re-evaluated. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more

The Cosmopolitan announces the arrival of Eggslut

The acclaimed Los Angeles eatery will serve breakfast items day and night at the Las Vegas Strip resort-casino.  read more

Las Vegas Epicurean Affair returns to Palazzo

The May 26 soiree features nearly 80 of the finest restaurants and nightclubs from around the city, along with a premier selection of libations.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Foxwoods Resort reports slot revenue increase

The Connecticut casino collected $40.7 million for the month of April, up 5% compared to $38.7 million in April 2015.  read more

The Reel Life: Delayed reaction edition

Shooting yourself with a gun would hurt pretty badly. The Reel Life has never done this, but can't imagine we wouldn't notice such a thing.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Trump Taj Mahal reopens poker room

Trump Taj Mahal brought live poker back to Atlantic City last week and launched the $1,000,000 Winning Ticket game, open to all Trump One members.  read more

CBS Sports Network to air Super High Roller Bowl

Beginning May 29, the network will air 30 hours of the 2016 event from Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, marking one of the few times a major poker tournament will air live on television.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Kylie Jenner to take over SLS Las Vegas

The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" sister and socialite will turn up the heat at Foxtail Nightclub on May 29 as she drops her first DJ set.  read more

Free summer concert series at Newcastle Casino

Country music star Trace Adkins highlights a trio of free outdoor shows as part of the Oklahoma casino's Concerts at the Castle series.  read more

BraVeau brings circus act to Beau Rivage Resort Casino

The theatrical circus sensation will perform at the Mississippi Gulf Coast casino from June 7 to Aug. 7.  read more

ZZ Top live at The Pool at Talking Stick Resort

The October 9 show by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band headlines a long line-up of big-name acts coming up to the Arizona casino, including Foreigner, Tracy Morgan and 3 Doors Down.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Las Vegas ranks No. 1 on TripAdvisor.com's Top 10 Value Summer Destinations. The new report cited the week of Aug. 15-21 as the least expensive to visit, based on average one-week vacation costs for hotels, airfare, meals and tours.
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