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January 24, 2022

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January 24, 2022

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arrowFrank Scoblete: Go with the flow at the casino

Go with the flow at the casino
Every game in the casino has a different flow to it and Scoblete explains that you should choose what table to sit down at based on your mood or personality to help ensure an optimal experience.  read more
 

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TWiG: The street fight for Florida gambling

In the new This Week in Gambling video, Florida is in the headlines again and the battle for expanded casino gambling and sports betting is getting downright ugly.  read more
TWiG: The street fight for Florida gambling
 

CASINO News

CASINO

New casino coming to Cumberland County

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted unanimously to award a license to Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, operator of Parx Casino, to construct a Category 4 casino in Shippensburg Township.  read more

Nevada approves remote registration for cashless gaming

Sightline Payments submitted the petition for the regulation change seeking to provide Nevada casino customers with a streamlined cashless experience.  read more

Six-figure blackjack jackpot win at Live! Casino Philadelphia

Robert Williams of Philadelphia had a lucky weekend when he hit the Jackpot Party Blackjack Progressive for a whopping $399,319 after hitting a Royal Flush.  read more

Maverick challenges monopoly in Washington State

The gaming and entertainment company is challenging an application of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act that it claims is being used to give tribes exclusive rights to certain types of gaming.  read more

Massachusetts casinos report December revenue

The month of December 2021 at Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated approximately $96 million in gross gaming revenue.  read more

New fusion coffee shop opens at Mohegan Sun

The Crafty Stir provides guests of the Connecticut casino a menu of spiked coffee and unique items such as the Humongous One Pound Donut.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Super Bowl watch parties at South Point

Super Bowl Sunday, 13 February, at South Point Hotel Casino and Spa will feature free admission to parties, food and beverage specials and a Big Game Hotel package.  read more

Venetian Las Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year

The Venetian Las Vegas is celebrating Chinese New Year 2022 with extravagant décor, culinary and cocktail offerings, a lion dance to help ring in the New Year.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Four jackpot wins at Seminole Classic Casino

The Florida casino awarded four large jackpots on Sunday, 16 January totaling $332,388. The largest jackpot was $203,650 awarded to a winner playing the Magic Pearl slot.  read more

Fremont Hotel and Casino pays out $1.1 million jackpot

After playing on a Wheel of Fortune Super Times Pay machine for about 10 minutes and playing a $5 spin, the lucky winner scored a jackpot totaling $1,100,986 at the Downtown Las Vegas casino.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

Tennessee sportsbooks stay hot in December

Tennessee's eight active sportsbooks accepted $341.8 million in wagers this December, up 88.9% from $180.9 million in December 2020.  read more

Pennsylvania sportsbooks end 2021 on high note

In December, Pennsylvania’s sportsbooks accepted $750.4 million in wagers, which was up 36.8% from $548.6 million in December 2020.  read more

New sports experience at Ocean Resort Casino

The Atlantic City property will begin construction in March on a new venue that will blend a bar, lounge, and gaming experience with sports wagering.  read more

DraftKings to open two retail sportsbooks in Washington

As part of the agreement with the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, plans are underway to open DraftKings retail sportsbook locations at Tulalip Resort Casino and Quil Ceda Creek Casino.  read more

Circa Sports announces NFL contest winners

Circa Sports awarded $11 million to the winners of its record-setting Circa Survivor and Circa Million III NFL contests, which concluded on 9 January.  read more

Wynn Resorts may sell online sports betting business

The company is reportedly shopping the operator of the WynnBet gaming app for $500 million after originally tossing out a $3 billion valuation. (NY Post)  read more

2021 Michigan online sports betting hits $292.2 million

Internet casino gaming generated $1.1 billion in gross receipts, and mobile sports betting produced $292.2 million in gross sports betting receipts for 2021.  read more

POKER News

POKER

New WPT Player of the Year scoring

Beginning with the Lucky Hearts Poker Open, which started last Friday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Florida, every World Poker Tour event will now count towards the POY race.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Adele postpones Las Vegas residency

With just 24 hours until the opening night, Adele posted a video to announce her show was not ready and postponed her entire Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace. (BBC News)  read more

Brad Paisley to perform at Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel

The Idaho casino hotel announced that Brad Paisley will be performing Live on stage at our outdoor concert venue on Saturday, 25 June.  read more

Drag brunch starts at Rivers Philadelphia

Legs N' Eggs Drag Brunch in the Philadelphia property's Event Center includes singing and dancing, a delicious menu, and a dash of glitter, rhinestones and sequins, beginning 23 January.  read more

'An Evening with Silk Sonic' to debut at Park MGM

Multi-GRAMMY Award-nominated duo Silk Sonic announced it will debut an extended engagement at Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas beginning 25 February.  read more

Lèa Kyle joins America's Got Talent Live Las Vegas

Season 16 illusionist and finalist Lèa Kyle will join the ensemble in America's Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE at Luxor Hotel and Casino.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Within the first 10 days of mobile sports betting launching in New York on 8 January, 1.2 million accounts were activated by 878,000 unique players, more than New Jersey and Pennsylvania combined over the same period, according to GeoComply.
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