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March 13, 2023

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March 13, 2023

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arrowJohn Robison: To double down or not, that is the question

To double down or not, that is the question
Robison gets all philosophical as he weighs the odds of whether or not it makes sense for players to hold nothing back when you're dealt unsuited A-K-Q-J in Double Down Stud Video Poker.  read more

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Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto to open this summer

When completed, the $1 billion entertainment resort will be Canada's largest casino resort, sitting on 33 acres and featuring a Las Vegas-style casino, 400-room hotel and 5,000 seat live entertainment venue.  read more
Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto to open this summer



Mobile sports betting launches in MA

On Friday, six operators - DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, Barstool Sportsbook and WynnBET - went live and accepted the first online sports wagers in Massachusetts.  read more

The Brook helps New Hampshire break sports betting record

The New Hampshire Lottery announced earlier this month that the state set a monthly gross gaming revenue record for sports betting in January 2023 with $12.3 million.  read more

DraftKings opens sportsbook at Boot Hill Casino

The new retail sportsbook at the Kansas property offers a 17-foot video wall, two cashier stations, four betting kiosks and lounge seating.  read more

Total wagers on US thoroughbred races in February is down

Despite six additional races, bettors only wagered $863,337,949 compared to last year's total of $910,782,914 at the same time.  read more

MGA and Badminton World Federation sign data-sharing deal

This will allow the monitoring of suspicious betting activity in badminton to ensure a clean and fair sport.  read more



Maryland casinos record $157 million in February

Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate $157,055,925 in revenue from slot machines and table games during February 2023, a decrease of $5,909,379 (-3.6%) compared to February 2022.  read more

Michigan Gaming Control Board is not in contact with WWE

To date the MGCB has not received a formal request regarding wagering on wrestling events.  read more

FEVO is Official Checkout Partner of Resorts World Las Vegas

Using FEVO's Social Checkout, Resorts World will reimagine its e-commerce experience, allowing shoppers to quickly invite friends and organize groups directly from the purchase page.  read more

Seven Clans Casino Warroad Casino to open Friday

The expansion to the Minnesota resort includes an additional 9,000-square-foot slot floor with 100 slot machines.  read more

Jacobs Entertainment introduces J Resort to Northern Nevada

Phase One of the development will be completed in June, however Jacobs Entertainment officials have decided to open half of the casino floor, along with 500 remodeled rooms effective immediately.  read more

Golden Entertainment selling slot machine business

Following the $361 million dollar sale of slot machine business in Nevada and Montana, the company will enter into a five-year agreement with J&J Gaming, which will support the gaming operations of Golden's tavern locations.  read more

California governor signs tribal-state gaming compact

The compact signed with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria on Thursday replaces the agreement signed in 2012. The new agreement increases the number of authorized slot machines at Graton Resort & Casino from 3,000 to 6,000.  read more



$3.3 million winner at Graton Casino in CA

The player took home the big payday recently after placing a $3 bet on a MegaBucks Progressive Gold Forge machine.  read more

Two slot jackpot wins at Yaamava' Casino at San Manuel

On 27 February, Juana scored $424,846 on a Wheel of Fortune Megatower machine at the California casino. Days later on 4 March, Somporn hit $211,110 on Monopoly Lunar New Year.  read more



Las Vegas local wins $252,000 at Aliante Casino

The guest was playing Emperor's Challenge, which is played like traditional Pai Gow Poker, Wednesday afternoon when he hit the six-figure payday.  read more

Borgata Casino announces $1 Million Poker Tourney

Almighty Million assures another week of big bets and even bigger pots in this No-Limit Hold'em Tournament at the Atlantic City casino. Day 1 flights begin on Sunday, 7 May with the final table taking place on Saturday, 13 May.  read more



Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy coming to Las Vegas

Guy Fieri and Caesars Entertainment are expanding their partnership with the addition of Chicken Guy! at Caesars Palace Las Vegas this summer, making it the West Coast’s third location.  read more

Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas releases seasonal promotions

College basketball, pools, entertainment, food and drinks are all part of the latest offerings going on for guests at the Las Vegas resort.  read more



Elderbrook to play Resorts World Las Vegas

Beginning 15 June, Elderbrook will begin a residency on the Las Vegas Strip, where he will play his exploratory and emotive music to both Zouk Nightclub and Ayu Dayclub.  read more

Counting Crows coming to Palms Casino in Las Vegas

The rock band will bring its Banshee Season Tour to Las Vegas on Saturday, 2 September  read more

Tower of Power bringing its show to Rivers Casino Philadelphia

The R&B and funk band, which will perform in May, is just one of the many acts that will be taking the stage this year at the casino.  read more

Rivers Casino Philadelphia to host Jeffrey Osborne in June

Back by popular demand, singer and songwriter Jeffrey Osborne will perform two shows at Rivers Casino Philadelphia on Friday, 16 June, and Saturday, 17 June.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
A quarter of all American adults (68 million) plan to wager $15.5 billion on this year's NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball Tournament, according to the American Gaming Association.
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