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January 30, 2023

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January 30, 2023

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Massachusetts to launch sports betting tomorrow

Retail sports wagering in the Bay State opens for business on Tuesday at three different gaming facilities across the state, just in time for the Super Bowl. Here's what to expect at Encore Boston Harbor, located just outside Boston's city limits.  read more
Massachusetts to launch sports betting tomorrow
 

SPORTS News

SPORTS

Caesars Sportsbook opens at Downtown Grand

The sportsbook inside the Las Vegas casino offers three betting windows, multiple self-service betting kiosks, a massive LED TV viewing wall and multiple odds boards.  read more

Circa Sports announces squares for the Super Bowl

The Las Vegas-based sports betting brand will offer its own various spins on the traditional football squares game for the showdown on 12 February.  read more

MGM Springfield ready to accept first sports wagers

MGM Springfield and BetMGM will accept their first legal sports wagers on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and Boston Hockey Legend Ray Bourque expected to be in attendance.  read more

Five applicants approved for Maryland sports betting

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission approved the qualifications of three sports wagering facility applicants and two mobile sports wagering applicants.  read more

Cage Warriors announce Sycuan Casino Resort partnership

The California resort will be the exclusive U.S. home of the MMA organization and will host four events in 2023, starting with CW 149 in March.  read more

Potawatomi Casino opening a permanent sportsbook

Construction will begin soon on the permanent sports wagering locale inside the Milwaukee casino, but in the coming weeks the casino will offer 17 betting kiosks, which will be open 24 hours a day.  read more

MGC debuts voluntary self-exclusion program for sports bets

Ahead of the launch of sports wagering in the Commonwealth tomorrow, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is expanding options to help people to control their gambling habits.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Texans back changes to gambling laws

The legislation would allow one casino in each of the state's four major metro areas, along with limited casino gambling at horse and greyhound race tracks and sports betting.  read more

Wildfire Casino on Fremont to debut next week

The Las Vegas casino will feature slots and bar-top gaming and electronic table games as well as an STN sportsbook.  read more

The Casino Queen Marquette is moving to land

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission granted permission to move the riverboat casino.  read more

Thunder Valley Casino Resort to unveil The Venue

The California resort will officially unveil The Venue at Thunder Valley, the property’s new 150,000-square-foot entertainment venue, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on 14 February.  read more

Rivers Casino Portsmouth celebrates grand opening

Opened last Monday, the Virginia casino features 1,446 slot machines, 57 table games, 24 poker tables and a myriad of onsite dining and entertainment options.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Poker pro sentenced for illegal operation

Joshua Thatcher was sentenced to 12 months of probation by the Michigan Attorney General after pleading guilty in December to one felony count of Gambling Operations for operating an illegal poker room.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Caesars Palace awards six-figure jackpot

A Caesars Rewards Seven Stars member hit a $125,000 jackpot earlier this month playing slots at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip.  read more

Foxwoods announces $29.9 million in slot revenue for December

This results in a $7.6 million direct payment to the state of Connecticut in accordance with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation’s long-standing slot revenue contribution deal.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Sin City gears up for Super Bowl LVII

With a wide selection of viewing opportunities, the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown Las Vegas are ready to celebrate on Super Bowl Sunday, 12 February.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

The Jacksons performing at Palms Casino

Three of the original members of the iconic group will take the Pearl Concert Theater stage in April. The Las Vegas performance will include all of their mega-hits made famous with their brother, Michael Jackson.  read more

Nickelback taking its tour to Las Vegas

The acclaimed rock band announced the upcoming 2023 Get Rollin’ Tour at the T Mobile Arena in July and will be joined by Brantley Gilbert and Josh Ross.  read more

James Taylor coming to Sin City for five nights

Taylor and his All-Star band will perform a five-night exclusive set at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in June.  read more

Ohio Players to stop at Rivers Casino Philadelphia

The pioneers of street funk and underground R&B will take the stage Saturday, 25 March. The group has traveled the world and been recognized by a long list of artists who have sampled or rerecorded their material.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, Treasure Island and Wynn Resorts Holdings are being accused of colluding to increase room rates above competitive levels in a class-action lawsuit filed last week in the U.S. District Court.
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