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Going to war against casino war
Scoblete explains why War is seen as one of the easiest card games a casino offers, and why more and more players are gravitating toward it.  read more

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Encore Boston Harbor goes all in with state-of-the-art poker room

With 88 tables and an array of unique amenities, Encore Boston Harbor has introduced a new ultra-modern home for poker players in New England, and Director of Poker Gary Hager expects it to be one of the highest volume rooms in the U.S. (photo by Roger Davies)  read more
Encore Boston Harbor goes all in with state-of-the-art poker room



Massive gambling expansion for Illinois

The historic $45 billion bipartisan plan includes a new casino in Chicago and other new gambling options, such as expansion of video gaming terminals and sports betting.  read more

Sports wagering debuts in Arkansas

Today, Arkansas became the ninth U.S. state with legal sports betting after a wager was placed at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort by the casino's General Manager Wayne Smith.  read more

California introduces sports betting bill

The legislation proposes that people in California would have the chance to vote as early as 2020 on the legalization of sports wagering. (Orange County Register)  read more

Sycuan partners with Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

The new partnership will take effect this year with the opening of Del Mar's 80th racing season on Wednesday, 17 July.  read more

New sportsbook at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino

William Hill and the Mescalero Apache Tribe is partnering to introduce the new sportsbook at the New Mexico resort this summer.  read more



First Fifty Honors winners announced

To celebrate the 50th World Series of Poker, a list of seven categories were created, and the public voted online to determine the winners.  read more

World Series of Poker update through 66 events

With 24 events still remaining, the WSOP has already shattered the attendance record, as 147,334 entrants have played in WSOP gold bracelet events. That is already 19% above last year's record of 123,865.  read more

Seiver wins $10,000 Razz Championship

Scott Seiver defeated a 116-entrant field to collect $301,420 along with his third-career bracelet victory.  read more

Park wins fourth installment of Colossus

The Colossus drew 13,109 entries, and Sejin Park came out on top to claim $451,272 and his first WSOP cash.  read more

Foresman wins first bracelet and Main Event seat

Joe Foresman was the winner of the $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack. He took home $397,903 after topping a field of 6,140 players.  read more

Hui wins $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Phil Hui captured the $50,000 Poker Players Championship title along with his second WSOP gold bracelet and a $1,099,311 payday.  read more

Zinno wins second gold bracelet

Las Vegas pro Anthony Zinno came out on top in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better event for a $279,920 first-place prize.  read more



Casino Del Sol celebrates 25th anniversary

The Arizona resort is celebrating with live entertainment, fireworks, giveaways and more, to recognize its accomplishments over the last quarter century.  read more

Venetian Las Vegas awards The Millionaire Progressive

The Las Vegas strip resort saw Sean Barry, seated at a Three Card Poker table, hit a club royal flush for $1,010,155.  read more

Summer of Dreams returns to Foxwoods Resort Casino

The promotion at the Connecticut resort runs through 31 August and features more than $3 million in cash and prizes.  read more

Golden Nugget Atlantic City adds summer promotions

The Atlantic City resort will launch three new promotions including 2x Slot Dollars, 2019 Maserati Quattroporte Giveaway and the Upgrade Your Summer Player’s Card Tier Upgrade Promotion.  read more

New Welcome to Las Vegas Gift Shop opens at The STRAT

The one-stop gift shop, located on the casino floor of the Las Vegas resort adjacent to the William Hill Sports Book, features an updated look from its original concept.  read more



$75,000 jackpot win at Table Mountain Casino

While playing the Buffalo Gold machine at the California casino, the winner wasn't even sure the jackpot was real until she was handed her check with her huge winnings.  read more

Major win at Mohegan Sun Pocono

A guest playing Blazing 7's Blackjack at the Pennsylvania casino was dealt three sevens of diamonds to win $795,000.  read more



MSPT heads back to Midwest for July

The Mid-States Poker Tour will be at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee from 17 to 21 July for a $350 buy-in event.  read more



Rivers Casino to host Jay Leno

The comedian and late-night television host will bring his stand-up comedy to The Event Center at the Pittsburgh resort on 19 September.  read more

Steven Wright heads back to Treasure Island

On 5 July, the comic will headline the Treasure Island Theater in Las Vegas with his stand-up routine.  read more

Cage Wars heading back to Rivers Casino Schenectady

The evening of Mixed Martial Arts action is set to take place at the New York resort's Event Center on 13 September.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
For the first time, the monthly sports betting handle in New Jersey ($318.9 million) surpassed Nevada's ($317.4 million) in May.
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