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December 11, 2017

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December 11, 2017

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Simple questions, simple answers
The questions may be simple, but Frank Scoblete's answers to reader inquiries don't skimp on the details.  read more

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It's too soon to start high-fiving over legal sports betting in the U.S.

One week after the New Jersey sports betting Supreme Court hearing, industry veteran Vic Salerno argues that while a repeal of PASPA may be forthcoming, there is much more heavy lifting to be done to pave the way for a legalized and regulated U.S. market.  read more
It's too soon to start high-fiving over legal sports betting in the U.S.



Reel Life: Nightmare before Christmas edition

This week's Reel Life brings you a Christmas-themed version of that bad dream where you're speaking in class and you realize you're wearing (or not wearing) something really embarrassing.  read more

IGT debuts Texas Tea Pinball in Chile

Texas Tea Pinball, the company's skill-based game, has been deployed on the floors of Enjoy Coqiumbo and Enjoy Viña del Mar.  read more

Oklahoma man wins almost $1 million on birthday

James Watkins hit a $914,408 jackpot at the Lucky Star Casino while playing the Smooth as Silk VGT machine on his birthday last week. (KFOR)  read more



2018 Irish Poker Open schedule released

From 7-25 March at the City West Hotel and Golf Resort, players can partake in the festival with a €1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood hosts Lucky Hearts Poker Open

Starting 11 January, the Florida casino will host 14 days of poker excitement, including a $1 million guaranteed event.  read more

Bryan Mileski inducted into Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame

Mileski founded and grew the Minnesota State Poker Tour and Minnesota Poker Magazine over the course of his career.  read more



Rivers Casino names General Manager

Rob Long, former president and CEO of Bally's and Resorts casinos, has joined the Schenectady, New York, casino as general manager, effective immediately.  read more

Mohegan Sun Arena sees successful 2017

After hosting another year of A-list national tours, the Connecticut property received Prime Site and Casino of the Year awards, in addition to being named Best of Connecticut 2017.  read more



Downtown Grand brings back the '20s

The GRAND Gatsby celebration on New Year's Eve will bring the roaring '20s back to life with entertainment, a pub crawl and other swanky events.  read more

Minus5 Ice Experience debuts winter wonderland

The ice venue inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Palace in Las Vegas features five new themes for guests to enjoy.  read more



Baha Mar sportsbook now open

The sportsbook at the casino in the Bahamas is operated by William Hill and offers live continuous in-play wagering on football, basketball, hockey and more.  read more

FanDuel crowns World Fantasy Football Championship winner

Mike Holton of Virginia took home the championship belt and a grand prize of $500,000 during a ceremony at the Terranea Resort in California.  read more



SugarHouse Casino welcomes The Revolution

The band formed by Prince will perform award-winning hits at the Pennsylvania casino on 9 March.  read more

David Goldrake presents holiday show at Tropicana Las Vegas

The award-winning illusionist will dazzle audiences during the Imaginarium - Celebrate the Magic of the Holidays show in December.  read more

CIRCUS 1903 to end Las Vegas engagement at Paris Las Vegas

The circus performance will put on its final show at the casino on 7 January 2018.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Global casino gaming revenue hit $450 billion in 2016, with over $70 billion of that generated in the U.S., according to Statista.
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