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February 13, 2023

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February 13, 2023

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arrowJohn Robison: Look before you play

Look before you play
In this week's column, Robison reminds everyone to read the fine print on the slot machines and the casino rewards notifications to make sure you know the rules.  read more

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U2 to open the MSG Sphere at The Venetian

The rock band will christen the $1.8 billion venue in Las Vegas this fall when it goes on tour for the first time in four years. The inside of the Sphere is essentially a 160,000-square foot, high-definition video screen.  read more
U2 to open the MSG Sphere at The Venetian



Sports wagering to be worth $182 billion

The global sports betting market size is estimated to reach $182.12 billion by 2030, registering a compound annual growth rate of 10.3%, according to Grand View Research.  read more

Super Bowl attracts 100 million+ online transactions

The Super Bowl's venue in Arizona and the home regions of the Chiefs and Eagles had galvanizing effects on legal betting activity across the U.S., resulting in record-breaking numbers, according to GeoComply.  read more

Sports betting legend to release his autobiography

Described as "the Michael Jordan of sports betting," Billy Walters' book "Gambler: Secrets from a Life at Risk" will be available in August 2023.  read more

Maryland reports January 2023 sports betting figures

Mobile handle in January was $422,657,954, including $21,798,149 in free promotional play provided to customers by sportsbooks.  read more

New York politician introduces Betting on our Future Act

Congressman Paul D. Tonko's proposed legislation would ban all online and electronic advertising of sports gambling.  read more

Betfred opens sportsbook at Mohegan Casino at Virgin Hotels

The first venture into Las Vegas by Betfred has an expansive video wall with high-definition TVs and over-the-counter wagering.  read more

Potential start date for Massachusetts mobile sports betting

Last Thursday, a possible launch date of 10 March for mobile sports betting in the Bay State was put on the table by Karen Wells, the state's Gaming Commission Executive Director.  read more

Rivers Casino Philadelphia hosting Cage Wars 56

The mixed martial arts event will take place in The Event Center on 4 March, with a main event featuring Philadelphia's Chris Kwiatkowski against Oscar Garcia Jr. in a bantamweight professional MMA bout.  read more



Wildfire Casino opens its new Fremont location

The new 21,000-square-foot casino in Las Vegas boasts over 200 slot machines, plus bar-top gaming and electronic table games.  read more

Nevada Gaming Control Board disrupts embezzlement scheme

Fraudulent cash adjustments were being made at various sports wagering kiosks across multiple licensed locations throughout Las Vegas that resulted in arraignments for two alleged co-conspirators last week.  read more

Encore Boston Harbor gets OK to expand footprint

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted last Wednesday to allow the Everett casino to begin construction on a new gaming facility across the street from its current location.  read more

$1.2 million jackpot won at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

A blackjack player won $1,242,066 on AGS' Super 4 progressive last Wednesday after placing a $5 side bet.  read more

PCI Gaming agrees to acquire Magic City Casino in Miami

The Florida Gaming Control Commission authorized the transfer of assets and existing game license last Wednesday to PCI Gaming's subsidiary Gretna Racing, LLC.  read more

Empire City Casino overhauls gaming floor

The New York casino announced the addition of more than 1,000 new games to its gaming floor, the sixth largest casino floor in the country and the largest in the MGM Resorts portfolio.  read more

Ohio totals over $1 million in land-based revenue in 2022

The state's four casinos brought in a combined $303,659,464 from the tables and $701,541,415 from the slots.  read more



Seminole Hard Rock pays out $1 million jackpot

A Fort Lauderdale resident hit the nation’s first $1 million jackpot on an Aristocrat Gaming’s Dollar Storm slot game last Wednesday.  read more

Louisiana guest hits $127,000 jackpot at Evangeline Downs

The player was on the Huff n' Puff Lock It Link slot last Tuesday when the $127,902 win was triggered.  read more

Early bird gets the jackpot at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

The Caesar's Reward member hit a $125,000 jackpot playing slots on the Strip early last Wednesday.  read more

$1.5 million win at Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City

The guest was playing the Willy Wonka - Dreamers of Dreams slot last Tuesday when the progressive jackpot was hit for $1,511,911 at the Atlantic City casino.  read more



NFL player hits a jackpot in Vegas

Los Angeles Rams running back Ronnie Rivers hit it big at Caesars Palace, while a guest had beginner's luck at Harrah's Casino & Hotel.  read more

Casino Royale to host the WSOP Circuit Caribbean

The World Series of Poker event, which is partnering with TK Poker Events, will take place from 22 March through 3 April in Sint Maarten.  read more

Harrah's Las Vegas pays out another jackpot

James Grimes won $124,000 on I LUV SUITS poker at Harrah's last Thursday as he landed a six-card straight flush.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown returns in April

The tournament at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Florida kicks off on Thursday, 13 April with the $400 Deep Stack series opener featuring a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool.  read more



The Undertaker to bring his show to Vegas Strip

The WWE legend's “1 deadMAN SHOW” is coming to The Cosmopolitan for a one-night engagement on 24 March ahead of WrestleMania 39.  read more

Four Winds South Bend to host Sister Hazel

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds Casino in Indiana announced that Sister Hazel will perform at the Ribbon Town Event Center in April.  read more

KC & the Sunshine Band to perform at Four Winds New Buffalo

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced that the 70's band will take the stage at the Michigan casino in May.  read more

Van Morrison taking his tour to Las Vegas

The Legendary GRAMMY Award-winner will perform for three nights in September at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The number of Americans who planned to take part in casual Super Bowl contests like office pools rose 71% this year, to 13 million, according to a Morning Consult survey for the American Gaming Association.
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