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April 10, 2023

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April 10, 2023

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arrowJohn Robison: Las Vegas casinos are filled with smoke

Las Vegas casinos are filled with smoke
Approximately 12.5% to 16% U.S. adults smoke. Robison tackles the literal hot-button topic of smoking versus non-smoking areas in Sin City casinos as well as an outright ban on smoking altogether.  read more

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Atlantis Casino Resort pays out historic $14 million jackpot

A longtime Atlantis guest, who wished to remain anonymous, played Megabucks Mega Vault for 40 minutes before hitting the biggest slot machine win in Reno history, $14 million.  read more
Atlantis Casino Resort pays out historic $14 million jackpot



2023 WSOP registration opening this week

The 54th annual World Series of Poker announced that online registration for its return to the Las Vegas Strip at Horseshoe Las Vegas and Paris Las Vegas opens on Thursday.  read more

April Fool's Day jackpot win on Las Vegas Strip

On Saturday, 1 April, a Caesars Rewards member hit a progressive jackpot for $1,300,438 on I Luv Suits Poker at Flamingo.  read more

Rivers Casino Schenectady hosting Electric City Poker Series

The Electric City Poker Series includes 11 tournaments from 11-23 April and will take place in the River Casino Event Center and Poker Room, featuring $290,000 in total guarantees.  read more



Desert Diamond Casino breaks ground in Arizona

The new Tohono O'odham Gaming Enterprise property in the West Valley with a 184,000 square-foot casino floor is scheduled to open in 2024 following last week’s ground-breaking ceremony.  read more

First sentencing in Michigan illegal gambling location

Connie Durham pled guilty last Thursday to one felony count and agreed to forfeit $6,012 in cash and gift cards and 37 gaming machines and computers confiscated from her former business.  read more

Hard Rock Casino Rockford rolls out live table games

Live Blackjack, 3 Card Poker, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em are available at the Illinois casino following approval from the Illinois Gaming Board.  read more

Century Casinos completes acquisition of Nugget Casino Resort

The company announced it completed the acquisition of the operations of the Nugget Casino Resort in Nevada from Marnell Gaming for approximately $100 million on 3 April.  read more

Jamul Indian Village completes $515 million financial transaction

The proceeds for the owner of the Jamul Casino in California will go toward funding hotel construction, refinancing existing debt, and paying transaction-related fees and expenses.  read more

The Cordish Companies to acquire Diamond Jacks Casino

Cordish intends to redevelop the Louisiana property, which has been closed since March 2020, into an entertainment destination including the construction of a land-based casino to replace the existing casino riverboat.  read more

Cache Creek named one of the greatest workplaces for women

The Northern California casino resort announced that it is recognized as one of America's Greatest Workplaces for Women 2023 by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group.  read more

Crown Sydney confirms a data breach

Last week, the Australian casino resort said a small number of files have been released on the dark web as a result of the GoAnywhere data breach.  read more



Churchill Downs launches new mobile experience

Via Everi's Venuetize platform, this will help engage fans while being flexible to meet the unique needs of the iconic Churchill Downs Racetrack and Kentucky Derby.  read more

TWiG: Will NFL stadiums be home to sports betting this fall?

This week's video centers on the National Football League owners' relationship with sports wagering in their stadiums.  read more

Puerto Rico takes a big step in the sports betting world

During the first week of April, the Puerto Rico Gaming Commission approved sports wagering licenses for nine entities, some of which are new, while others are currently in the game.  read more



Jackpots at Golden Entertainment properties

Over the last four weeks, players cashed in at the Nevada casinos for a total of $1,961,358, including a $104,689 payout at Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Gambling Hall.  read more

Treasure Island Las Vegas unveils March winners

The Las Vegas Strip resort saw several guests leave with jackpot wins, including a $32,784 payday on the Ba Fang Jin Bao Abundant Fortune machine.  read more



Big Time Rush taking its tour to Las Vegas

The Nickelodeon-inspired group will release its new album in June and perform at the Garden Arena inside the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on 12 August.  read more

Comedian John Mulaney to perform in Sin City

The five-time Saturday Night Live host's Hiatus in Vegas tour will take place at Wynn Las Vegas from 19-23 April.  read more

TRANSFIX opening this month at Resorts World Las Vegas

The world’s largest touring immersive art experience features over 50 interactive, kinetic, illuminated, and fire-breathing artworks by artists from around the globe.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Statewide handle in March from Maryland's 10 retail and eight mobile sportsbooks totaled $385,967,195, with mobile handle accounting for 95.9% of the total.
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