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October 11, 2021

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October 11, 2021

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Blackjack strategies
Casinos offer different sets of rules for the game of blackjack. Grochowski gives players some strategy advice for the common six-deck blackjack tables.  read more

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The STRAT in Las Vegas opening $70 million golf attraction

Atomic Range will span nearly seven acres, rise four stories and host 103 separate hitting bays when it opens in 2023. It will also include four bars, meeting space, and a 12,000-square-foot Astrocade.  read more
The STRAT in Las Vegas opening $70 million golf attraction



Fourth WSOP bracelet for John Monnette

The final table of 2021 World Series of Poker Event #16: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship came to an end with Monnette winning his fourth WSOP bracelet for $245,680 by defeating Nate Silver heads-up.  read more

$1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em goes to Jansen

With more than 1,400 entries, the event created a $1.9 million prize pool that had Bradley Jansen taking home the gold bracelet alongside $313,403.  read more

Bronshtein wins second bracelet

The $1,500 Limit Hold'em event at the 2021 WSOP attracted 422 players and at the end of it, Israel's Yuval Bronshtein was the only one remaining and claimed $124,274 along with the gold bracelet.  read more

Koon wins $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Out of a field of 57 entries in the $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship, American poker pro Jason Koon came out on top of hard-fought duel with Hungary's Gabor Szabo to get the monkey off his back.  read more

Engel captures second WSOP bracelet of his career

Engel won $317,076 after a heads-up battle against Zachary Milchman that lasted six hours and ended in a hand where Engel's two pair was good against his opponent's pair of eights in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.  read more

$600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack victory for Wu

The first Deepstack event of the 2021 World Series of Poker attracted 4,527 entrants to generate a $2,309,280 prize pool from which Zhi Wu collected $281,604 for the victory.  read more



TWiG: News from PokerStars and Kentucky

PokerStars finally settled its long battle with the state of Kentucky, with roots all the way back to the 2006 law that criminalized online gambling.  read more

Nobu Hotel in Caesars Palace begins refresh project

Set to be done by the end of 2021, the hotel within the iconic Caesars Palace Las Vegas resort embarks on a multimillion-dollar refresh of all 182 guest rooms and public areas.  read more

Mohegan Sun to host fall hiring events

Employment opportunities at the events on 13 and 27 October are open in Food & Beverage, Event Support, Security, Marketing, VIP, Accounting, Hotel, Retail and more.  read more



New sportsbook opens at Louisiana casino

Last week, Betfred Sports expanded to Louisiana with its latest location through the addition of a Las Vegas-style sportsbook at The Draft Room at Paragon Casino Resort.  read more

Iowa's sportsbooks shatter records in September

Bettors placed $210.4 million in wagers at Iowa's online and retail sportsbooks in September, up 94.1% from $108.4 million in August. September broke the previous monthly record handle, which was $161.4 million set in March.  read more



Usher adds dates to Caesars Palace residency

Usher announced two additional dates for his headlining residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Thursday, 23 December and Friday, 24 December.  read more

The Bronx Wanderers give first responders tickets

The Bronx Wanderers are celebrating the recent opening of their new show at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas by offering complimentary tickets to first responders through 12 November 2021.  read more

Terry Fator bringing holiday show back to Las Vegas

"A Very Terry Christmas" from Terry Fator is returning at Liberty Loft inside New York-New York Hotel & Casino beginning 26 November.  read more

Open mic night debuts at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas launched a weekly open mic night, hosted by local musician and personality, Shawn Eiferman, inside The Shag Room.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
U.S. sports wagering app downloads grew 183% year-over-year in September, according to Sensor Tower data.
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