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October 10, 2016

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October 10, 2016

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If only I had bet two coins
John Robison answers questions on betting one vs. betting max on slot machines, and talks more on the subject of the payout on 88 Fortunes.  read more

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A hands-on look at skill-based casino games

Gary Trask shares his first-hand experience with GameCo's Danger Arena, one of the the skill-based games taking the casino world by storm. Don't worry, they aren't just for hardcore gamers; there's appeal for players of any skill level, says CEO Blaine Graboyes, pictured right. (Photo courtesy of GameCo)  read more
A hands-on look at skill-based casino games



Soboba Casino wins Best of SoCal titles

The casino was awarded first place in the "Best Promotions" category by the Southern California Gaming Guide, in addition to three other titles.  read more

Greektown Casino Hotel receives AAA Four Diamond Award

The hotel's impressive guest service, enthusiastic team members and upgraded in-room amenities were cited as key reasons for the high ranking.  read more

Casinos automate comped drinks for slots players

Comp-validation systems rolling out at Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International properties are just another sign that the Strip is changing. (Las Vegas Sun)  read more

Hollywood Casino Jamul - San Diego open today

Penn National Gaming's new facility, which features over 1,700 slot machines, 43 live table games and eight dining/entertainment venues, has opened its doors to the public.  read more

Nearly 3,000 workers to lose jobs in Trump Taj Mahal closing

Owner Carl Icahn decided to close the casino in August after reporting a loss of at least $100 million and in the wake of failed contract negotiations with UNITE HERE Local 54. (NBC10 Philadelphia)  read more

Elaine Wynn seeks whistle-blower protection

Wynn Resorts Chief's ex-wife asked the Nevada Supreme Court for protection for disclosures made to the company's audit committee about potential law violations committed by the casino operator. (Bloomberg)  read more



USFantasy continues to add locations

The daily fantasy platform has become available in several new locations in Nevada while delivering on payouts.  read more

NJ group presses Supreme Court for sports betting

The state's horse racing industry has requested that the Supreme Court consider the inclusion of sports betting at its racetracks and casinos. (Associated Press)  read more



EPT returns with Malta event schedule

The European Poker Tour, sponsored by PokerStars, will be held from 18 to 29 October in Malta, with an 84-event lineup that includes satellite options.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock announces Rock 'n' Roll Poker Open

The 15-day tournament series, running from 16 to 30 November, will feature a high roller event, a live stream by Poker Night in America and a guaranteed $2 million championship.  read more



The Fab Four to perform at Suncoast Showroom

The ultimate Beatles tribute band will put on a show on 5 and 6 November at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino. Tickets are available now.  read more

MGM Resorts announces partnership with Bruno Mars

The Grammy Award-winning entertainer will perform at multiple MGM Resorts venues, including Park Theater at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas and The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Maryland.  read more

Styx in concert at Pala Casino Spa and Resort

The band known for hits such as "Mr. Roboto" and "Come Sail Away" will bring their legendary '70s rock sound to the Pala on 21 January. Tickets go on sale 14 October.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Plainridge Park Casino collected over $13 million in gross gaming revenue during the month of August 2016. To date, the state of Pennsylvania has collected over $88 million in total state taxes from the casino since its opening on 24 June 2015.
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