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April 11, 2016

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April 11, 2016

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Slot games need to be simplified
Robison laments the fact that even if you hit the "help" button on today's complicated video slots, the explanation doesn't make sense and is difficult to fully comprehend until you actually play the game.  read more

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Casino Openings & Expansions: First Light Casino breaks ground

The controversial and often messy race to open the first luxury resort casino in Massachusetts appears to have a new leader after the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe announced plans to open its $1 billion venue by summer 2017.  read more
Casino Openings & Expansions: First Light Casino breaks ground



Phil Ivey 'cheating' appeal set for Wednesday

The renowned professional poker player will have his day in court on April 13 when he appeals a 2014 ruling that went in favor of Genting Casinos.  read more

Global Poker League's inaugural season kicks off

Daniel "Jungleman" Cates of the Berlin Bears stole the show for the first two days, but the Hong Kong Stars led the standings, largely thanks to wildcard pick Randy "Nanonoko" Lew.  read more

Venetian announces DeepStack Extravaganza III

The 60-day, 90-event poker series will run May 26 to July 24, with "warm-up" events beginning May 16.  read more

SugarHouse Casino welcomes back Poker Night in America

The high-stakes cash game TV show tapes on April 9 and 10 and will feature Philadelphia's own Joe McKeehen, the reigning WSOP Main Event champion.  read more



Six-figure jackpots hit in Alabama, Oklahoma

Steve G. of Alabama won nearly $400,000 on the King of Coin slot game, and a few days later another player hit the top jackpot at Choctaw Casino Resort in Oklahoma for $333,558 playing Lucky Ducky.  read more

The Reel Life: Crab fight edition

This week, the Reel Life finds another culinary conflict from Connecticut. What's going on over there?  read more

GameCo introduces 'Video Game Gambling Machine'

The VGM, which resembles an arcade-style video game cabinet, allows gamers to gamble using their skill at playing popular video games, while delivering the same return to players as traditional slot machines.  read more



DFS roundup: Illegal gambling declared again

Bills to regulate the industry are still being crafted in some states, while DraftKings and FanDuel announced they will drop contests on amateur sports  read more



Atlantic City bankruptcy threatens a summer chill

With the city's government on the verge of running out of money, A.C. business owners are caught in the crossfire of a political battle. (New York Times)  read more

JACK Thistledown Racino unveils renovation

The $70 million renovation in Ohio features a 1,000-space parking structure, new restaurants and the addition of more than 200 machines.  read more



The Killers did Las Vegas proud on new arena's opening night

The Las Vegas-bred band christened the new $375-million T-Mobile Arena last week with a sold-out show. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more

Fremont Street Experience to host Las Vegas Race for the Cure

The 21st annual event includes a 5K road race on May 7 as well as the SlotZilla Charity Challenge, where 100% of revenue will benefit Susan G. Komen Nevada.  read more

SLS Las Vegas pool announces summer schedule, new cocktails

Each week, top-tier musical acts and DJs will perform, beginning with a performance by Borgore and Ty Dolla $ign on Saturday, May 7.  read more



Frankie Valli coming to Pala Casino

Rock 'n' roll legends Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons return to the Starlight Theater stage in California on Saturday, July 23.  read more

Golden Nugget continues 52 Fridays concert series

Scheduled performers this summer at the downtown Las Vegas venue include The Spinners, Aaron Neville and Melissa Manchester.  read more

Bret Michaels to play at Blue Chip on May 21

The legendary rocker brings his "The Party Starts Now" tour to the Michigan City, Indiana casino.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Visitors to Las Vegas spent more per trip on gambling ($578.54), lodging ($102.64), food and drink ($292), and shows ($61.95) in 2015 than in any of the previous four years, according to a recent report from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
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