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February 12, 2018

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February 12, 2018

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Local versus destination casinos

Local versus destination casinos
Whether the gamblers in a casino are locals or out-of-towners depends heavily on where said casino is located. Grochowski notes that players in Vegas, for example, come from all over.  read more

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'Gangsters to Governors' is a nuanced history of American gambling

David Clary's well-researched and eminently readable book dives into the exciting yet dysfunctional world of American gambling, where mobsters are only the beginning.  read more
'Gangsters to Governors' is a nuanced history of American gambling



First-time Vee Quiva guest wins Mega Jackpot

Esmeralda Montes won big last Sunday when she grabbed a cash payout of $115,821 after hitting the Mega Jackpot on the Wheel of Fortune Progressive slot machine.  read more

Massive Cash Jackpots hits at Table Mountain Casino

Player Club member Margarita won $117,643 while playing her favorite penny slot, More Hearts.  read more

JACK Cincinnati reports best year in property history

The casino celebrated several milestones in 2017, generating almost $200 million in revenue and contributing more than $50,000 to charitable causes.  read more

Gila River Hotels now offer gift cards at Valley properties

Each gift card can be used toward dining, entertainment, event tickets and gift shop items.  read more

Florida legislators consider gambling bill

A Senate committee today will consider the question of allowing gambling, including sports betting, in the state. (Associated Press)  read more



Fontainebleau to become The Drew Las Vegas

Marriott International and Witkoff have announced plans to open the resort in late 2020 where the unfinished Fontainebleau building now stands.  read more

Plaza Casino offers Three-Goal Win Bonus for Lights FC players

Sponsoring the Las Vegas Lights Football Club, the Las Vegas casino has introduced a $30,000 bonus that will see players rewarded for scoring goals.  read more



French Pro wins US Poker Open event

Benjamin Pollak earned the biggest win in his career, which has spanned over a decade, when he took the $416,500 prize.  read more

Previous Player of the Year wins US Poker Open event for $400K

David Peters topped a field of 50 players, including big names like Daniel Negreanu and current US Poker Open leader Stephen Chidwick.  read more



Jefferson Starship to perform at Dover Downs

The famed rock 'n' roll band whose hits include "Somebody to Live" and "Miracles" will visit the Delaware casino's Rollins Center on 22 June.  read more

Big Sean brings 'Unfriendly Reminder' tour to Mohegan Sun

The multi-platinum recording artist will make a stop at the Connecticut casino on 19 May.  read more

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy visiting Kansas Star Casino

The Grammy Award-nominated comedian, known for his "You might be a redneck if. . ." one-liners, will visit the casino on 14 April.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
This year marks the first time in almost two decades that bettors in Nevada can place wagers on the Winter Olympics.
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