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Do you enjoying gambling?
Scoblete is asked if players have fun when they gamble and if winning or losing dictates whether they want to come back to a casino or not.  read more

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Tilman Fertitta enters deal to take Golden Nugget public

The Houston billionaire announced today that Landry's and Golden Nugget casino operations will merge with a special purpose acquisition company and result in Fertitta Entertainment becoming a publicly listed company.  read more
Tilman Fertitta enters deal to take Golden Nugget public



TWiG: US online gambling victory

The First Circuit Court of Appeals made a decision in the New Hampshire Lottery case, and the U.S. Justice Department isn't happy about it.  read more

Grand opening at Washington casino set for Wednesday

Quil Ceda Creek Casino will feature a 126,000 square-foot main casino, a new food hall and additional dining options, an entertainment venue and a six-story parking garage.  read more

Florida casino adds Roll to Win Craps virtual

Roll to Win Craps Virtual at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee features a full-sized craps table and player stations, but becomes dealer-less by switching to virtual, contactless dice.  read more

Historic casino in Puerto Rico to reopen

Last week, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and LionGrove announced the formation of a partnership to reopen the iconic El San Juan Casino as Foxwoods El San Juan Casino.  read more

Mohegan Sun Casino Las Vegas moving forward

Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment will usher in the first tribal casino in the Las Vegas market at the reimagined Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, opening 2021.  read more



Tennessee sportsbooks make history

Tennessee's online sportsbooks continued to gain momentum, reaching $180 million in wagers in December, marking the best two-month debut in U.S. sports betting history.  read more

Illinois sportsbooks set new records in November

Illinois online and retail sportsbooks collected more than $450 million in wagers in November, setting a fresh record for monthly handle to place fourth among legal sports betting markets in the U.S.  read more

Colorado sportsbooks hit $1.2 billion in first year

Colorado's online and retail sportsbooks tallied their eighth consecutive month of record wagering with $284.6 million in December. That was up 23.1% from the previous record of $231.2 million set in November.  read more

Princess Cruises launches sports setting at sea

Princess Cruises unveiled Ocean Sportsbook, a real-time sports wagering option onboard its MedallionClass ships, giving guests the opportunity to bet on sports while at sea.  read more

William Hill offering over 1,000 Super Bowl bets

With the addition of prop wagers, sports bettors have 1,218 different ways to bet on Super Bowl LV. The Kansas City Chiefs are currently three-point favorites versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at William Hill.  read more

Illinois' first off-track sportsbook opens

Hawthorne Race Course and PointsBet opened the state’s first off-track and non-casino sportsbook on Wednesday, 27 January.  read more

Historical horse racing terminals shut down at two locations

This decision for Keeneland and Red Mile comes after the Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously deemed the historical horse racing devices as not "pari-mutuel" and ruling them as unlawful.  read more

Caesars expands in fantasy sports with SuperDraft

As part of the investment, SuperDraft will join Caesars' online brands, World Series of Poker, Caesars Online Casino, and, upon the acquisition's close, William Hill.  read more

Bally's Corporation to acquire Monkey Knife Fight

In 2020, the daily fantasy sports operator was ranked by SponsorUnited as the sixth most-searched and 10 fastest-growing brand in sports and entertainment.  read more



BRERA Osteria to open at Venetian Las Vegas

St. Mark’s Square inside The Venetian Las Vegas is home to the new BRERA Osteria, set to open mid-February.  read more

Venetian Las Vegas unveils Grazie Rewards Program

Grazie Rewards provides members with more ways to earn access and benefits based on total spend throughout the resort and casinos, including slots, table games, hotel, food and beverage outlets, and retail.  read more



Buffalo Zone opens at Reno's Boomtown Casino

The dedicated space is filled exclusively with player-favorite Buffalo themed games from Aristocrat Gaming, including Buffalo, Buffalo Chief, Buffalo Diamond, Buffalo Gold, Buffalo Legends, and Buffalo Gold Revolution.  read more

Brian Christopher slots debuting at Plaza Hotel and Casino

The Downtown Las Vegas casino will feature the favorite slot machines of Brian Christopher, a successful video creator and influencer with over half a million followers on his social media channels.  read more

Aristocrat adds new Crazy Rich Asians slot

Players across North America can enjoy Aristocrat’s new Class III gaming sensation, Crazy Rich Asians slot game. The game is housed exclusively on the Neptune Double cabinet.  read more



Muradi wins WPT Main Event for $620,000

Indiana’s Ilyas Muradi, outlasted 1,573 entries at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida, bringing home $620,000, including a $15,000 entry to the 2021 WPT Baccarat Crystal Tournament of Champions.  read more

New Power Poker Series at Bally's Las Vegas

The event for the inaugural series will host 48 different tournaments and kicks off at the Bally's Poker Room on Sunday and will run from 4 February through 1 March.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Online and land-based sports betting could be coming to Alabama as Representative John Rogers filed a bill that would allow for wagering on pro and collegiate games, just ahead of tomorrow's legislative session.
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