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arrowJohn Robison: One progressive for multiple machines

One progressive for multiple machines
Robison explains that the long-term payout or chances for hitting the jackpot do not change even though multiple machines are vying for the same jackpot.  read more

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Fashakin wins largest event in WSOP history

After five days of play, Femi Fashakin won $1,147,449 and his first gold bracelet in the BIG 50, which topped the World Series of Poker's previous single-event turnout record by roughly 5,000 players.  read more
Fashakin wins largest event in WSOP history



2019 WSOP off to "big" start

A record 28,371 entrants competed in the BIG 50 event, setting the record for the most participants ever in one live poker tournament.  read more

$10,000 Heads Up bracelet goes to Swingruber

Sean Swingruber won the $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Championship for $186,356 after defeating three-time bracelet winner Ben Yu in the final match.  read more

Baron completes comeback for WSOP bracelet

Isaac Baron won a gold bracelet in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed. The win was worth $407,739, the largest cash of Baron's career.  read more

Bronshtein gets first bracelet at tenth final table

Yuval Bronshtein defeated a field of 296 players in the $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 for $96,278, putting him over $1 million in WSOP winnings.  read more

Clements ends 12-year bracelet drought

Scott Clements earned his third WSOP gold bracelet by winning the $1,500 Dealers Choice to collect $144,957.  read more



Plaza Hotel and Casino completes upgrade

The Las Vegas resort spent $15 million and transformed over 100 hotel rooms and suites on the top floors of the North Tower.  read more

Harrah's Northern California announces summer promotions

The Ione, California, resort will offer players drawings, promotions and giveaways throughout June and July, including free slot play.  read more

Rivers Casino to offer 10-year anniversary donation

Guests at the Philadelphia resort will have the chance to donate $10 to a specific nonprofit on Saturdays throughout the summer, and All Rush Rewards Members to do so will get $10 of free slot or match play.  read more

Caesars Pai Gow Poker progressive jackpot at record high

The Nevada statewide Pai Gow Poker progressive jackpot has reached $1.6 million, the highest to date.  read more



Circa Sports launches in Downtown Las Vegas

The new sportsbook at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas kicked off the opening with the introduction of a $1.5 million pro football contest.  read more

Federal Judge says Wire Act only applies to sports betting

A New Hampshire federal judge concluded in a ruling last week that the Wire Act applies only to sports betting, rejecting a 2018 opinion that expanded the 1961 federal gambling law to cover interstate online gambling.  read more



The Reel Life: Third wheel edition

An ill-mannered animal in Gainesville, Florida, invited itself along to somebody else's picnic.  read more

Pennsylvania slot revenue up 2.7% in May

The combined gross revenue from slot machines at the 12 casinos in May of this year was $209,579,851.21, 2.7% higher than the May 2018 gross revenue figure of $203,993,259.  read more



Celine Dion concludes Las Vegas residency

Dion finished her second residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip on Saturday night.  read more

Gary Allan returns to Las Vegas

The country music star will have his fifth year of weekend shows at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on 6 and 7 December.  read more

Aerosmith opens Las Vegas museum

The top-selling rock 'n' roll band is celebrating its museum opening at Park MGM in Las Vegas with the second leg of its residency at Park Theater.  read more

Lunaro opens this weekend at Beau Rivage

The cirque-style production celebrating Hollywood and the cinematic arts will take center stage at the Beau Rivage Theater in Biloxi for an eight-week engagement.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
On Monday, the New York State Gaming Commission approved sports wagering regulations for the four upstate casinos by a vote of 6-0, which could pave the way for retail sports betting by the end of the summer.
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