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June 12, 2023

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June 12, 2023

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Casinos are rollercoasters
Scoblete explains how casinos are similar to the amusement rides. Players' bankrolls go up and down, but over time the casino wins the money. The ride ends, and not always pleasantly.  read more

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Construction starts on Hard Rock Hotel Casino Ottawa

When finished in 2025, the casino in Canada will include 1,500 slot machines, 40 live action table games, sportsbook, high-limit gaming and a baccarat room.  read more
Construction starts on Hard Rock Hotel Casino Ottawa



World Series of Poker Week 2 in review

Week 2 played witness to displays of skill and prowess, high-stakes drama, and highly-calculated bluffs featuring new champions, including Isaac Haxton in the $25,000 High Roller event.  read more

Brown wins $1,000 Mystery Millions event

Tyler Brown outlasted the field of 18,188 players to take home $1 million, while Shant Marashlian matched his prize for the mystery bonus prize.  read more

Eyer captures his maiden voyage WSOP bracelet

Jeremy Eyer defeated GGPoker ambassador Felipe Ramos in the $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed event to win $649,550.  read more



bet365 officially goes live in Iowa

This multi-year partnership with Casino Queen Marquette marks the latest in bet365’s expansion in the U.S., which includes Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey and Colorado.  read more

BetMGM launches mobile sports betting in Puerto Rico

The island is the second market outside of the U.S. mainland for the iGaming operator's mobile sports betting app.  read more



J Resorts wraps up its renovations

The Reno property added two new restaurants, expanded its gaming space, and updated over 500 hotel rooms.  read more

Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy! opens at Caesars Palace

The new quick dining establishment at the iconic Las Vegas Strip casino features options like signature sandwiches, sharable sides, chicken tenders and sweet treats.  read more

New Level Radio expands with three new casino partnerships

The music and marketing company has agreed to deals with Gold Country Inn & Casino in Nevada, Rivers Casino Philadelphia, and Grand Z Casino Hotel in Colorado.  read more

TWiG: Odds of winning in Las Vegas are falling

In this week's video, we learn how it's no surprise that Sin City’s revenue is increasing as the odds to take the house are dwindling quickly.  read more

Maryland casinos generate $169.4 million in May

Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate $169,401,366 in revenue from slot machines and table games during May 2023, a 5.2% decrease compared to May 2022.  read more

Station Casinos announce Fourth of July festivities

Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa as well as Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino in Nevada will host viewing parties for fireworks displays.  read more



Horseshoe Las Vegas awards Let It Ride jackpot

On 7 June, Norma from Mexico won $252,146 playing Let It Ride poker at the Sin City Strip casino.  read more



Bok Homa Casino awards $1.5 million win

A resident hit a $1,538,886 jackpot at the Mississippi casino on 7 June while playing the Monopoly Money slot.  read more

Golden Entertainment's Pahrump properties pay big in May

Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Gambling Hall, Lakeside Casino & RV Park, and Gold Town Casino in Nevada, awarded a combined sum of $2,276,709 in jackpot wins to guests throughout May.  read more



Parker McCollum to perform in Las Vegas

The country singer will play two shows at The Cosmopolitan in December. He will be joined by special guest Chancey Williams.  read more

Matt Rife adds to extra shows at Mohegan Sun

The comedian's ProbleMATTic World Tour added performances will take place at the Connecticut casino in February.  read more

Josh Blue to stop at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee

The America's Got Talent alum's “The Freak Accident Tour” will roll into Florida in October, and due to his improv skills, no two shows are alike.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The Rhode Island Senate passed a bill last Thursday that would allow players 21 and older to access table games at Bally's Twin River remotely. The bill has been sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.
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