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January 13, 2020

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January 13, 2020

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arrowFrank Scoblete: Be wary of continuous shuffle machines

Be wary of continuous shuffle machines
Best-selling author Frank Scoblete explains why the continuous shuffle machine is not a good bet for players and also why basic strategy doesn't change because of it.  read more

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The Brook brings a taste of Las Vegas to New Hampshire

Formerly known as Seabrook Park for nearly four decades, the 90,000 square-foot casino venue unveiled a new name and new footprint last week, featuring a state-of-the-art sports viewing area unlike anything else in New England.  read more
The Brook brings a taste of Las Vegas to New Hampshire



Maine governor vetoes legalizing sports betting

Governor Janet Mills announced on Friday that she would veto three bills, including LD 553, which would have legalized sports betting in the state.  read more

Indiana sportsbooks end year with $160 million month

Sportsbooks in the state closed out 2019 with more than $430 million in bets, giving the industry momentum heading into 2020.  read more



2020 WSOP event schedule finalized

The World Series of Poker will run from 26 May to 15 July at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with the first $10,000 buy-in event on 3 June.  read more

Beau Rivage announces Million Dollar Heater results

The events took place over the first two weeks in January at the Mississippi resort and casino.  read more

Slay Cancer with Poker adds additional celebrity players

Poker superstar Daniel Negreanu, "Chumlee" from Pawn Stars and members from Imagine Dragons are all in for the charity event on 18 January at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.  read more

MSPT Season 11 to kick off at Jack Cleveland Casino

The new season of the Mid-States Poker Tour begins with a $1,110 buy-in, $300,000 guaranteed Main Event at the Ohio casino from 16-19 January.  read more



Hard Rock breaks ground on Indiana casino

The $400 million, 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex will include six food venues, a sportsbook, a retail shop, a 2,000-seat showroom and more than 2,130 gaming positions.  read more

Pennsylvania rakes in over $1.2 million through VGTs

Since the first video gaming terminal establishment was launched in August 2019, tax revenue through 31 December 2019 was $1,211,361 based on gross revenue of $2,329,540.  read more



IGT slots award huge jackpots in December

Four colossal jackpots on Wheel of Fortune and Powerbucks video slots awarded more than $4.8 million to players throughout North America in the final month of 2019.  read more

Unemployed Reno man wins $888,000 playing penny slots

Lawrence Fuller, who has been largely out of work for the past 15 years, won the jackpot after making a $1.80 bet on a penny slot machine at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada.  read more

$779,384 slot win at Terrible's Casino

The Nevada casino awarded the progressive jackpot to a Canadian woman on 4 January after she placed a $3 wager on a Buffalo Grand machine.  read more



Las Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year

An array of decadent culinary offerings, breathtaking decor and lively entertainment will be available to visitors throughout Vegas in January and February.  read more

Gold Strike Casino welcomes Tim Buie to lead piano Fridays

The world-renowned piano entertainer will lead dueling pianos each Friday in January at the MGM Resorts International casino is Mississippi.  read more

Rock duo Air Supply to perform at Kansas Star Casino

Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock come to the Kansas casino with their unique vocals, harmonic ballads and soft rock sound.  read more

Award-winning Lonestar takes over SEVEN Bar

The country music band heads to Oklahoma's Cherokee Casino & Hotel for a free performance on 20 February.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay applied for a trademark application with the U.K. Intellectual Property Office that mentions "a website for online gambling, gambling services in the nature of online slot machines and lottery services," according to The Sun.
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