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April 11, 2022

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April 11, 2022

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arrowJohn Robison: Boyd Gaming benefits

Boyd Gaming benefits
Robison talks about how Boyd Gaming has changed the way players level up and earn points in its rewards program over the last few years. He also discusses how it compares to programs of other casinos.  read more
 

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Palms Casino Las Vegas unveils opening date

Palms Casino Resort will officially reopen on 27 April and become the first Native American-owned casino in Las Vegas with room and suite reservations now being accepted for stays beginning on 28 April.  read more
Palms Casino Las Vegas unveils opening date
 

CASINO News

CASINO

TWiG: Online gambling launches in Ontario

In our latest This Week in Gambling video, we discuss how Ontario online gambling finally went live last week with mobile casino games and sporting events now available in Canada's most populous province, via websites and mobile apps.  read more

Mohegan Sun Pocono to open two new venues

This summer, The Hive Taphouse, with a music stage and Topgolf Swing Suites, and Embers Terrace, featuring outdoor Adirondack-style seating and fire pits, will open at the Pennsylvania casino.  read more

Boyd Gaming announces jackpot winners for March

Boyd Gaming players hit for over $33 million in jackpots last month, including a $49,500 jackpot on a Shou Hu Shen machine at Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

Sports betting in Illinois slows in February

Bettors placed $679.4 million in wagers at online and retail sportsbooks in February, down 21.7% from a record January, despite $60.5 million in Super Bowl wagers.  read more

MMA event flagged for suspicious activity

Last week, a monitor flagged the Challenger Series for suspicious betting activity and the Professional Fighters League said the fights actually took place a week earlier. (ESPN)  read more

New York sportsbooks improve in March

New York's online sportsbooks accepted $1.64 billion in wagers in March, up 7.2% from the $1.53 billion wagered in February at New York’s online sportsbooks.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Nobu at Paris Las Vegas is now open

Caesars Entertainment opened its second Nobu restaurant location on the Las Vegas Strip at Paris Las Vegas. The restaurant features Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature New Style Japanese cuisine.  read more

The Mirage set to reopen Rhumbar

One of the Las Vegas Strip's iconic cocktail destinations is ready to reopen as Rhumbar Tropical Ultra Lounge returns to The Mirage on 20 April.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Michigan added to Internet Poker Agreement

The state will soon join New Jersey, Nevada, and Delaware in sharing poker liquidity, adding its population of 10 million to the potential pool of players.  read more

DJ Steve Aoki to attend Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

Attendees of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown can expect to see Aoki competing in poker tournaments and hosting a full slate of events at the Florida casino on Sunday, 10 April.  read more

PokerStars announces additions to live event schedule

PokerStars announced additions to its live events schedule for 2022/23, including EPT stops, more regional events and highly anticipated details of the second PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Pitbull bringing tour to Sin City

Pitbull will stop in Las Vegas for two shows over Mexican Independence Day weekend (16-17 September) at Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood.  read more

Michael Carbonaro to perform at Rio Las Vegas

The television star will conjure up a concoction of magic, shenanigans, and wonder for audiences of all ages on stage at the Penn & Teller Theater beginning 26 May.  read more

Joe Rogan's tour to stop on the Las Vegas Strip

Joe Rogan is bringing The Sacred Clown Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on 1 July.  read more

Swae Lee to hit the stage at Las Vegas beach club

Élia Beach Club at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas announced Swae Lee of the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd has been added to the April artist lineup, set to take the stage on 30 April.  read more

Jimmy Buffett adds second show at MGM Las Vegas

Due to overwhelming demand, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band have added a second show at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Garden Arena on 15 October.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The West Virginia Lottery announced that it expects to launch online lottery products in Q2 2023. The state already offers online casino gambling, online sports betting and daily fantasy sports.
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