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Around the WSOP: It was a “Walton Wonderland” at the Main Event Final Table

17 July 2023
Adam Walton fans flood the Main Event final table. LAS VEGAS – Throughout the World Series of Poker’s Main Event final table, the Adam Walton rail was the most boisterous of any other cheering section. The Walton Clan flooded a large portion of the seats surrounding the featured table inside Horseshoe Las Vegas each day, wearing bright red A&W t-shirts, and coming up with creative chants. ... (read more)
 

World Series of Poker VP basks in the glory of a record-breaking summer

16 July 2023
WSOP VP Jack Effel LAS VEGAS – It’s been seven weeks since Jack Effel had a day off, but you wouldn’t know it from his energy level. The always affable World Series of Poker vice president was as vivacious as ever on Sunday afternoon – his 48th straight day reporting to work – when he sat down with Casino City to discuss this year’s WSOP, which has been a smashing success. ... (read more)
 

Around the WSOP: German semi-pro seeking a “Christmas Miracle” at Main Event Final Table

15 July 2023
German Jan-Peter Jachtmann LAS VEGAS - As Christmas Eve unfolded in 2014, Jan-Peter Jachtmann returned to his home in Hamburg, Germany, after a night of merry festivities, only to be greeted by a shocking discovery. While celebrating at a friend's house, he had fallen prey to a Grinch-like burglary. ... (read more)
 

PlayEngine is primed to transform the sports betting space

1 May 2023
Minutes before kickoff of this year’s Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles in Arizona, sports bettors back in Nevada were experiencing the unthinkable. As players who use the Caesars Entertainment-owned William Hill Sportsbook and Racebook were trying to log in, the app was not loading. ... (read more)
 

Scarlet Pearl Casino CEO’s big gamble is paying off

27 February 2023
LuAnn Pappas In gambling terms, the risky wager LuAnn Pappas made on herself back in 2014 was a longshot. Even Pappas herself admits she was probably a heavy underdog after she made the bold move to pack her bags and leave Atlantic City and a 30-year career with Caesars Entertainment (formerly Harrah’s Entertainment) to run a new casino resort in little-known D'Iberville, Mississippi. ... (read more)
 

Top 10 reasons to visit Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

5 December 2022
As Palms Casino Resort celebrated the 21st anniversary of its grand opening last month, the buzz and excitement surrounding the iconic Las Vegas property is as palpable as it was back in 2001. Over the last two decades-plus, the off-Strip casino has seen highly publicized ownership changes and has undergone ... (read more)
 

Legends Bay Casino a perfect fit for Northern Nevada

7 November 2022
They say patience is a virtue, so it’s only fitting that the primary force behind the recent opening of Legends Bay Casino Resort — the first ground-up casino project in Reno-Sparks, Nevada in more than two decades — goes by the name of Court Cardinal. Cardinal, the Regional President at Olympia Gaming, was ... (read more)
 

Top 10 Las Vegas trip experiences

17 October 2022
Average gas prices continue to push $4 per gallon and your portfolio of gaming company stocks remains as red as a stop light. But guess what? Las Vegas seems completely unfazed. After two recent trips to the desert, I’m here to report that the energy and volume of visitors in Sin City and surrounding areas ... (read more)
 

Massachusetts sports betting bill crosses the finish line

1 August 2022
Sports bettors in Massachusetts – and the industry as a whole – woke up to positive and somewhat surprising news this morning from Speaker of the House of Representatives Ron Mariano via a post on Twitter at the Dunkin’ doughnut-maker’s hour of 5:10 a.m. “I am proud to announce that the Sports Betting ... (read more)
 

New MGM President and COO feels right at home in Mississippi

18 April 2022
MGM Resorts President and COO Brandon Dardeau. Twenty-two years, 13 job titles, one company. In short, that’s been Brandon Dardeau’s career path ever since he made the bold move to pack up his stuff as a fresh-faced graduate of Northeast Louisiana University in 1999 and move to Las Vegas, searching for a gig in the casino/gaming industry. ... (read more)

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Gary Trask
Gary serves as Casino City's Editor in Chief and has more than 25 years of experience as a writer and editor. He also manages new business ventures for Casino City.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee, Gary enjoys playing poker and blackjack, but spends most of his time sitting in the comfy confines of the sportsbook when in Las Vegas.

The Boston native is also a former PR pro in the golf-casino-resort industry and a fanatical golfer, allowing his two favorite hobbies - gambling and golf - to collide quite naturally.

Contact Gary at gary@casinocity.com and follow him on Twitter at @CasinoCityGT.

Gary Trask Websites:

twitter.com/#!/casinocityGT
Gary Trask
Gary serves as Casino City's Editor in Chief and has more than 25 years of experience as a writer and editor. He also manages new business ventures for Casino City.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee, Gary enjoys playing poker and blackjack, but spends most of his time sitting in the comfy confines of the sportsbook when in Las Vegas.

The Boston native is also a former PR pro in the golf-casino-resort industry and a fanatical golfer, allowing his two favorite hobbies - gambling and golf - to collide quite naturally.

Contact Gary at gary@casinocity.com and follow him on Twitter at @CasinoCityGT.

Gary Trask Websites:

twitter.com/#!/casinocityGT