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April 10, 2017

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April 10, 2017

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Is the Big Wheel a good deal?
In the interest of saving time and money, we'll say, avoid the Big Six wheel. Read on to find out why.  read more

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Las Vegas sees increased spending and more first-time visitors

Visitor spending is on the rise in multiple categories, including food and beverage, local transportation, shows and entertainment, shopping, and sightseeing, according to the LVCVA's 2016 Visitor Profile Study. (Photo courtesy of Mark Damon)  read more
Las Vegas sees increased spending and more first-time visitors



Star Trek-themed VGMs in development

Skill-based video game gambling machines based on the popular franchise are set to debut in fall 2017.  read more

Mohegan Sun Golf Club announces opening date

Sunday, 16 April will mark the official opening of the club for the 2017 season.  read more



Encouraging returns for skill-based games

Less than a week after the debut of Las Vegas's first skill-based games, the CEO of Gamblit Gaming commented that preliminary returns are looking good. (Las Vegas Sun)  read more

MGM Resorts plans to raise parking rates

Starting 12 April, valet and self-valet rates at all MGM Resorts properties will be subject to higher fees. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

Las Vegas gambler convicted in insider trading case

Billy Walters is facing years in jail after being convicted of securities fraud and conspiracy. (Bloomberg)  read more

Las Vegas casinos will accept NFL draft bets this year

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has granted approval for betting during the NFL Draft for the first time ever in Las Vegas. (Forbes)  read more



Choctaw Casino hosts Choctaw Poker Series

The 2nd annual tournament series will be held from 6 to 23 April at Choctaw Casino Durant, featuring 73 unique events.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock announces World Poker Tour winners

Tony Sinishtaj from the Bronx Borough of New York won $661,283, while Michigan resident Ryan Riess grabbed $716,088.  read more



The Reel Life: Tiger petting edition

In this week's episode, we learn that playing with the big cats is not allowed at the Denver Zoo.  read more



Tropicana Atlantic City announces free concert

The rock concert, to be held on 6 May during the Spring Fever Festival, will celebrate the talents of the Grateful Dead.  read more

Newcastle Casino presents summer entertainment lineup

Late spring and early summer will see the Oklahoma casino host a series of free concerts open to guests 18 and up.  read more

Aliante Casino to host Strunz and Farah

Acoustic guitarists Jorge Strunz and Ardeshir Farah will visit the Access Showroom in Las Vegas on 20 May.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Revenue for Atlantic City casinos is up 7.3% year over year, according to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.
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