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July 12, 2021

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July 12, 2021

arrowFrank Scoblete: Meant to be famous

Meant to be famous
Scoblete explains how grateful he is for his writing career in books, television, magazines and newspapers, and for the many classes he has taught about casino gambling.  read more
 

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Caesars to build casino and racetrack in Nebraska

The approximately $75 million casino development to be completed in late 2022 is expected to feature a new one-mile horse racing surface, a 40,000-square-foot-casino and sportsbook with more than 400 slot machines and 20 table games.  read more
Caesars to build casino and racetrack in Nebraska
 

CASINO News

CASINO

Penn National to open Hollywood Casino York

Opening 12 August in Pennsylvania, the 80,000 square foot venue will feature approximately 500 slot machines and 24 table games, with capacity for up to 750 slot machines and 40 table games.  read more

Las Vegas Sands announces new iGaming push

The casino operator announced today an effort which will see the company become a "strategic investor" in digital gaming technologies focused primarily in the business-to-business space.  read more

TWiG: Casinos rise from the pandemic

It was a great week for gambling news. Not only are records being broken, but gambling across the U.S. is growing from casinos to sports betting to online games.  read more

San Manuel Casino to debut expansion

The California casino expansion includes an additional 1,300 slots. Later this year, San Manuel will open its first on-site hotel, featuring 432 luxury rooms and suites, premium dining venues, and a best-in-class event venue.  read more

Royal flush jackpot hits at Rivers Casino Schenectady

A New York resident celebrated more than Independence Day after hitting a Royal Flush for over $295,000 at the Schenectady casino on 4 July.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Delilah at Wynn Las Vegas to open

Wynn Las Vegas, along with global hospitality partner The h.wood Group, owned by John Terzian and Brian Toll, will debut the anticipated modern day supper club, Delilah at Wynn Las Vegas on Wednesday.  read more

Daily Spa Happy Hours at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

The Spa at the newly re-imagined resort offers three, alcohol-inspired treatments available exclusively during daily happy hour.  read more

Caesars Palace unveils plans for main entrance renovation

The Las Vegas Strip property's main entrance will be entirely rebuilt, matching the rest of the resort's iconic hotel lobby.  read more

WSOP ONLINE News

WSOP ONLINE

Para wins $400 No Limit Ultra Deepstack

New Jersey's Vijay "Eclypzed" Para emerged victorious to capture the $86,210 top prize and his first gold bracelet, which will pair nicely with the gold ring he won back in March 2020.  read more

Leib captures $333 No Limit bracelet

The 1,517-entry field resulted in a $455,100 prize pool, and after 11 hours of play, it was Michael "njnj17" Leib coming out on top to win the $81,644 top prize and his first gold bracelet.  read more

Beck takes down WSOP Online $400 No Limit 6-Max event

Philip "wingsuiter" Beck defeated Justin "pocketprofit" Wong in heads-up play to win the 2021 WSOP Online Event #9: $400 NLH 6-Max for his first WSOP bracelet and the $81,534 top prize.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

Betting odds for the Open Championship

When the final professional golf major of the year tees off in England on Thursday, Jon Rahm will be the +900 chalk at William Hill, followed by Brooks Koepka at +1400.  read more

Sports betting volume in Indiana dips in June

Online and retail sportsbooks accepted $246.3 million in wagers in June, down 3.2% from May, but despite the drop, average betting volume remained at $8.2 million per day.  read more

Iowa sportsbooks post $111 million in June

Iowa's online and retail sportsbooks accepted $111.2 million in June, according to official data released late Thursday. That is down 3.2% from $114.9 million in May.  read more

Illinois sports betting dips in May

Betting at Illinois' retail and online sportsbooks dropped 5.6% to $507.3 million in May from the $537.2 million in April with the pace slowing down to $16.9 million per day.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

SAHARA Las Vegas pays out massive win

Graciela P. from Santa Clarita, California hit the $1,390,165 progressive jackpot around 8:11 p.m. last night while playing Buffalo Grand.  read more

$481,000 slot jackpot win on the Las Vegas Strip

Lisa Q. from El Cajon, California, turned a $5.60 bet into more than $481,000 when five jackpot symbols scattered on the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation slot to trigger the exciting win on 4 July.  read more

Treasure Island in Las Vegas announces jackpot winners in June

The Las Vegas Strip resort casino saw four major jackpots hit during the month, including a $70,913 score on Buffalo Gold Bonus.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

"Boots on the Boulevard" returns to The Cosmo

Performances by Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert and Cody Johnson take over The Chelsea stage at the Strip property during Wrangler National Finals Rodeo weekend in December.  read more

Johnny Rivers coming to Rivers Casino in Schenectady

The 10 September concert, originally scheduled for April 2020, will be the first at the casino's Event Center since its reopening in September of 2020.  read more

Back Street Boys to play holiday-themed shows in Las Vegas

One of the best-selling bands of all time is returning to the Las Vegas Strip with “A Very Backstreet Christmas Party,” beginning in November at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Yesterday, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip permanently closed its 10-table poker room after reopening last October following the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.
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