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June 13, 2016
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|June 13, 2016|
|While it may seem like betting at higher levels produces more frequent payouts, Robison says this may not be the case, depending on the machine being played.
By Clare FitzgeraldThe optional play management system officially introduced last week at Plainridge Park Casino allows slot players to set a budget and track spending on their players' club card, much like a FitBit or calorie counter.
|Overall in May, IGT awarded six slot players a combined $7.4 million, and has now minted more than 1,000 millionaires and delivered over $3 billion in jackpots.
More than $430,000 in jackpots were won in the period of two months. Some players struck gold after winning more than one jackpot.
A Fresno local was awarded the completely random Massive Cash Jackpot after one spin of the reel.
|Energized by a large crowd of supporters, Ryan LaPlante won his first gold bracelet and took home $190,328 in the $565 Pot-Limit Omaha event.
Mike Cordell, whose mother passed away one week earlier, earned $346,088 in the $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event.
Citing Muhammad Ali as his inspiration, Jean "Prince" Gaspard collected the top prize in one of the most satisfying wins of his career.
Rep Porter, along with his lucky charm named "Quicksilver," prevailed at the $1,500 Seven-Card Razz tournament in one of the toughest final tables of the 2016 series.
Paul Volpe walks away with $149,943 after winning the $1,500 Eight-Game Mix, Six-Handed event.
|The casino was closed last week to complete renovations and reopened on June 8, showing off new slot machines and a brand new loyalty program.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation will open the $265 million destination resort in historic Biloxi, Mississippi in spring 2019. (Sun Herald)
The Onyx Bar inside the Las Vegas resort offers enhanced space with an upscale beverage program and full-service menu focusing on bourbon, whiskey and scotch, with more than 70 varieties available.
Owner Glenn Straub says the Atlantic City casino should reopen its doors and offer slot machines on June 15, after closing two years ago. (NJ.com)
|Last week, the Gaming Control Board gave initial approval to race and sportsbook pioneer Vic Salerno for a fantasy sports betting system similar to pari-mutuel wagering. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
|The legendary band is slated to play Oct. 19, along with numerous other classic rock icons. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
In partnership with AEG Live, the casino will host the rock concert on September 17, featuring bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, Volbeat and Anthrax.
The television show host, actor and radio star will take the stage at The Orleans Showroom in Las Vegas on July 22.
Did You Know?
Thanks in part to lower gas prices and two more weekend days in May this year than last year, U.S. gaming revenue was up 3.5% in May, totaling $13.4 billion, according to CDC Gaming Reports.
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