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October 18, 2021

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October 18, 2021

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arrowJerry Stickman: Explaining roulette

Explaining roulette
In his detailed description of the game, Stickman explains that while roulette provides lots of action and generates camaraderie among the players, it does carry a rather high house edge (5.26%).  read more
 

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Station Casinos unveils first look at new casino resort

Durango in Las Vegas will have 83,000 square feet of casino space, a hotel tower with 200 rooms and suites, and a race and sportsbook. The project is expected to break ground in the first quarter of 2022.  read more
Station Casinos unveils first look at new casino resort
 

WORLD SERIES OF POKER News

WORLD SERIES OF POKER

WSOP Main Event adds two starting flights

The additional starts have been slated in response to the easing of international travel restrictions, allowing more opportunity for international participants to enter.  read more

Lazrus wins $1,500 Millionaire Maker

Fighting through a massive field of 5,330 players, Daniel Lazrus collected his second WSOP bracelet this year along with $1 million.  read more

First gold bracelet win for Dula

With the $199,227 win in the $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em event, Dalibor Dula vaults himself into the top 100 all-time Czech Republic earners.  read more

$10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship title for Zinno

The final table was a stacked affair with two Poker Hall of Famers and a combined 20 bracelets represented, and it was Anthony Zinno claiming victory for $182,872 and the third bracelet of his career.  read more

PLO 8-Handed title goes to Weisman

California's Dylan Weisman won his first World Series of Poker bracelet on Saturday by taking down the $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event for $166,461.  read more

Chance Kornuth wins Short Deck event

Kornuth claimed his third World Series of Poker gold bracelet after winning Event #29: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em for the $194,670 top prize at the Rio Convention Center.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Wildhorse Casino cancels fall poker tournament

Despite early efforts to bring back the prominent event, the Oregon casino cancelled the 2021 Fall Poker Roundup planned for November, but hopes to have a spring tournament.  read more

TWiG: Las Vegas online casinos are necessary

This week's gambling news finds J. Todd filming on the Las Vegas Strip, where the CEO of MGM Resorts said last week that Las Vegas online casinos are "necessary" for continued growth.  read more

Aristocrat/Boyd Gaming launch Boyd Pay Wallet in Nevada

Boyd Pay Wallet is a cashless payment solution for table games powered by Aristocrat's digital wallet technology. The field trial is the latest enhancement to Boyd Pay, Boyd Gaming's cashless technology solution.  read more

Ilitch received regulatory approval to operate in AC

Following the announcement, Ocean Resort Casino said there will be a resort reinvestment of more than $75 million over the next year, featuring the addition of more than 460 guest rooms and suites.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

New Jersey breaks sports betting record

New Jersey became the first U.S. state to generate more than $1 billion in sports betting in a single month in September.  read more

Illinois books hit $400 million in August

Illinois' retail and online sportsbooks accepted $400.4 million in bets in August, up 185.8% from $140.1 million in August 2020 and up 8.5% from $369.1 million in July  read more

Michigan's online sportsbooks make major gains

Michigan's online sportsbooks accepted $354.3 million in bets in September, up 84.2% from $192.3 million in August. Michigan's online casinos and poker rooms set another record, with $102.4 million in gross gaming revenue in September.  read more

DraftKings Sportsbook opens at New Hampshire restaurant

The DraftKings Sportsbook at Filotimo in Dover boasts multiple sports betting kiosks, 11 televisions within the sportsbook, and access to premium food and beverage, complete with a sports bar atmosphere.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

$110,000 jackpot at California Hotel and Casino

The lucky guest, who recently moved to Las Vegas from Hawaii, was playing on the Red White & Blue slot machine last Sunday at 2:54 a.m. when he won the progressive jackpot totaling $109,732 on a $10 spin.  read more

September slot revenue for Foxwoods Resort Casino

The Connecticut casino reported slot revenue of $31 million for the month of September, a slight increase from the $30.8 million reported in August.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Chicago heads back to the Las Vegas Strip

Chicago announced it will return to The Venetian Theater inside The Venetian Las Vegas in 2022 for the fifth year in a row for a six-show limited engagement.  read more

The Venetian Las Vegas to host Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson, co-founder of Motown Records, will perform at The Venetian Theater inside The Venetian Las Vegas for two nights only 11 and 12 March 2022.  read more

The Rolling Stones bring tour to Florida casino

Legendary rockers The Rolling Stones will close out their successful and critically acclaimed "No Filter" tour at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on Tuesday, 23 November.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
With the approval of the Philippine government, casinos in Manila were allowed to reopen at 30% capacity on Saturday.
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