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June 13, 2016

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June 13, 2016

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arrowJohn Robison: Will I win more if I bet more?

Will I win more if I bet more?
While it may seem like betting at higher levels produces more frequent payouts, Robison says this may not be the case, depending on the machine being played.  read more

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Massachusetts Gaming Commission launches PlayMyWay program

The optional play management system officially introduced last week at Plainridge Park Casino allows slot players to set a budget and track spending on their players' club card, much like a FitBit or calorie counter.  read more
Massachusetts Gaming Commission launches PlayMyWay program



Wheel of Fortune winners cash in for $6.3 million

Overall in May, IGT awarded six slot players a combined $7.4 million, and has now minted more than 1,000 millionaires and delivered over $3 billion in jackpots.  read more

IP Casino Resort and Spa guests win big in April and May

More than $430,000 in jackpots were won in the period of two months. Some players struck gold after winning more than one jackpot.  read more

$100,000 jackpot won at Table Mountain Casino

A Fresno local was awarded the completely random Massive Cash Jackpot after one spin of the reel.  read more



WSOP awards record Pot-Limit Omaha prize

Energized by a large crowd of supporters, Ryan LaPlante won his first gold bracelet and took home $190,328 in the $565 Pot-Limit Omaha event.  read more

WSOP victor dedicates victory to late mother

Mike Cordell, whose mother passed away one week earlier, earned $346,088 in the $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event.  read more

Haitian-born poker pro wins $306,621 in WSOP

Citing Muhammad Ali as his inspiration, Jean "Prince" Gaspard collected the top prize in one of the most satisfying wins of his career.  read more

WSOP champ takes home third gold bracelet and $142,624

Rep Porter, along with his lucky charm named "Quicksilver," prevailed at the $1,500 Seven-Card Razz tournament in one of the toughest final tables of the 2016 series.  read more

Philly poker pro snags second WSOP gold bracelet in Event #15

Paul Volpe walks away with $149,943 after winning the $1,500 Eight-Game Mix, Six-Handed event.  read more



Newly branded JACK Casino opens in Cincinnati

The casino was closed last week to complete renovations and reopened on June 8, showing off new slot machines and a brand new loyalty program.  read more

Tribal Nation plans Foxwoods-branded Gulf Coast casino

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation will open the $265 million destination resort in historic Biloxi, Mississippi in spring 2019. (Sun Herald)  read more

Red Rock Casino unveils whiskey and cigar bar

The Onyx Bar inside the Las Vegas resort offers enhanced space with an upscale beverage program and full-service menu focusing on bourbon, whiskey and scotch, with more than 70 varieties available.  read more

Revel Casino Hotel may reopen this week

Owner Glenn Straub says the Atlantic City casino should reopen its doors and offer slot machines on June 15, after closing two years ago. (  read more



Nevada Gaming Board votes on fantasy sports

Last week, the Gaming Control Board gave initial approval to race and sportsbook pioneer Vic Salerno for a fantasy sports betting system similar to pari-mutuel wagering. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more



Rolling Stones will perform at T-Mobile Arena

The legendary band is slated to play Oct. 19, along with numerous other classic rock icons. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more

Foxwoods announces Revolution Rock Festival

In partnership with AEG Live, the casino will host the rock concert on September 17, featuring bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, Volbeat and Anthrax.  read more

Comedian D.L. Hughley returns to The Orleans

The television show host, actor and radio star will take the stage at The Orleans Showroom in Las Vegas on July 22.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Thanks in part to lower gas prices and two more weekend days in May this year than last year, U.S. gaming revenue was up 3.5% in May, totaling $13.4 billion, according to CDC Gaming Reports.
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