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January 10, 2022

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January 10, 2022

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arrowJerry Stickman: My missing royal flush

My missing royal flush
Stickman tells us his favorite video poker game to play and explains the rare chance of being dealt a Royal Flush in that game.  read more

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TWiG: Las Vegas increases mask enforcement due to Omicron

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 sweeps across the U.S., enforcement of the Nevada mask mandate is being increased, with the Gaming Control Board "stepping up" its diligence at casinos.  read more
TWiG: Las Vegas increases mask enforcement due to Omicron



Four Diamond award for Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

The AAA Diamond is one of the most respected hospitality rating systems in the world, given to resorts that meet and exceed standards for guest service, experience, attention to detail, quality and more.  read more

Aria debuts redesign for SKYVILLAS and Sky Suites

The resort, located on the Las Vegas Strip, is unveiling seven newly reimagined SKYVILLAS and a complete redesign of its 400+ Sky Suites.  read more

Martha Stewart to open restaurant on Las Vegas Strip

The Bedford by Martha Stewart, a restaurant concept designed to bring Stewart's famed country farmhouse in Bedford, NY, to life, will open at Paris Las Vegas in Spring 2022.  read more

Wynn Las Vegas unveils Master Classes for Winter 2022

The popular series gives guests an inside look at some of the Las Vegas Strip resort’s most iconic restaurants and resort highlights.  read more



December 2021 wins at Boyd Gaming casinos

Boyd Gaming customers across the Las Vegas Valley enjoyed the holiday season by winning multiple jackpots of $10,000 or more in December, with more than $32 million in jackpots awarded.  read more



Illinois sportsbooks shatter revenue record

Sportsbooks won a record amount of revenue from November’s bets. Gross revenue rose 112% to a record $78.2 million in November from $37.0 million in November 2020.  read more

Iowa sportsbooks up from December 2020

In December, Iowa bettors dropped $266.5 million in wagers in Iowa’s online and retail sportsbooks, up 154.3% from $104.8 million in December 2020.  read more

Magic City Jai-Alai to open next month

As a result of legislative decoupling, Magic City Jai-Alai will open on 14 February 2022 as the only professional jai-alai fronton left in North America.  read more

Tennessee sportsbooks fall slightly in November

Wagering dropped to $365.7 million in bets in November, falling short of the record $375.3 million in bets reached in October.  read more



MGM makes changes to rewards program

MGM Resorts is rolling out its reimagined loyalty rewards program, MGM Rewards, on 1 February, unlocking access for both gaming and non-gaming guests to the company's destinations across the U.S.  read more

Maryland casinos generate $172.9 million in December

Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate $172,901,502 in gaming revenue during December 2021, making it the second-best month in the history of Maryland’s casino program.  read more

Coeur d'Alene Casino is new video gaming testing site

Leading video gaming machine manufacturers, AGS, Bluberi, Everi, Konami, Scientific Games and Gaming Arts have identified the Idaho resort casino as the perfect place to test their new machines.  read more

Boyd Gaming announces plans for Treasure Chest Casino

Once complete in late 2023, the project in Kenner, Louisiana will completely reinvent the Treasure Chest entertainment experience, replacing the existing riverboat casino with a state-of-the-art, land-based gaming facility.  read more

Casinos in Canada begin to close temporarily again

With the rise of COVID-19 cases increasing in the regions, Quebec and Ontario temporarily closed its casinos and gaming properties, beginning last week.  read more



Ferro wins WPT Player of the Year

Jake Ferro, a 32-year-old poker player from Syracuse, captured the World Poker Tour Season XIX Player of the Year award following a deep run in the final event of 2021.  read more

Caesars Atlantic City pays out $721,000 jackpot win

Atlantic City’s first big jackpot winner this year placed a $5 bet on a Mississippi Stud progressive game and hit big for $721,000.  read more

WSOP tournament begins at Choctaw Casino Durant

Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant is hosting the World Series of Poker Tournament through Saturday, 23 January and it includes a Million Dollar Guarantee table on 14 and 15 January.  read more



Legends in Concert announce new 2022 cast

Starting 2 February, audiences at Tropicana Las Vegas will experience the music of female superstars, as they take the stage to pay homage to some of the greatest artists in music history.  read more

Air Supply to perform at Four Winds New Buffalo

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds Casinos will host a concert by Air Supply at Four Winds New Buffalo's Silver Creek Event Center in Michigan on Saturday, 30 April.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
After launching online sports betting on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. ET, New York state generated 5.8 million wagers in the first 12 hours, approximately 2.5 times more than the next closest state (Pennsylvania with 2.3 million bets) during the same time frame, according to GeoComply.
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