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September 13, 2021

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September 13, 2021

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Explaining electronic blackjack

Explaining electronic blackjack
Grochowski discusses Blackjack Bob's experience with the electronic version of the game and explains that the house edge on a machine is the same as a table game when playing by the same rules.  read more
 

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Snoqualmie Casino unveils first sportsbook in Washington

The Snoqualmie Casino made history last Thursday with the opening of the first sportsbook in the state of Washington. Former Seattle SuperSonics great, Shawn Kemp placed the first bet with a wager on the Seattle Seahawks.  read more
Snoqualmie Casino unveils first sportsbook in Washington
 

CASINO News

CASINO

Caesars reopens two Lake Tahoe resorts

Caesars Entertainment resumed operations at Harrah's Lake Tahoe and Harvey's Lake Tahoe after closing some areas in order to support wildfire crews.  read more

888 acquires William Hill from Caesars Entertainment

The company entered into an agreement with Caesars Entertainment to acquire the non-U.S. business of William Hill in a deal worth 2.2 billion pounds.  read more

Flutter imposes new monthly deposit limit

The measure will include the introduction of a monthly net deposit limit of 500 pounds for all customers under the age of 25 years.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

Indiana sports betting jumps in August

Online and retail sportsbooks combined to draw $215.6 million in August, up 27.6% from $169.0 million in August 2020 and up 10.9% from $194.5 million in July.  read more

Illinois sports betting drops again in July

Bettors made $369.1 million in wagers at Illinois' retail and online sportsbooks in July, down 22.5% from $476.5 million in June.  read more

TWiG: NFL season brings sports betting changes

We have major developments from the NFL and its approach to sports betting, another Fremont Street casino reopening, and a report on what things are currently like in Las Vegas regarding COVID-19 restrictions.  read more

Iowa sportsbooks grow for first time since March

Iowa’s online and retail sportsbooks accepted $108.4 million in bets in August, up 21.1% from $88.9 million in July  read more

AGA: Record number to bet on the NFL this season

A record 45.2 million Americans plan to wager on the 2021 National Football League season. Compared to last year, 36% more Americans will place a bet on the league's games this season, according to the American Gaming Association.  read more

Sports betting arrives in Arizona with Caesars Sportsbook

Caesars Entertainment celebrated sports betting's legalization in Arizona last week by accepting the first wagers at the sportsbook at Chase Field, home park of MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks.  read more

IGT and Oneida Nation pioneer sports betting in Wisconsin

International Game Technology announced that its PlaySports platform footprint will expand into Wisconsin through an agreement to power sports betting at Oneida Casino.  read more

SI Sportsbook launches in Colorado

888's new wagering experience, SI Sportsbook, was unveiled in Colorado last week with plans to expand soon to other states in the U.S.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

$380,000 jackpot win at Fremont Casino

A lucky visitor kicked off Labor Day weekend Fremont Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas with a $380,000 jackpot on the Wheel of Fortune slot.  read more

$1 million win at Cannery Casino in Las Vegas

The winner, who asked to remain anonymous, was playing Buffalo Grand at 2:19 a.m. on 10 September when she made a $3.75 bet and hit the progressive jackpot totaling $1,024,065.  read more

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas pays out $128,000 jackpot

A lucky player at Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas hit big on Thursday, 9 September on the Lock It Link Piggy Bankin' slot machine.  read more

Treasure Island's August jackpot winners

The Las Vegas Strip casino saw several jackpot wins in August, including a $28,000 payout on 7/7 Keno.  read more

POKER News

POKER

PokerGO releases WSOP schedule

The schedule includes live stream coverage of 26 World Series of Poker gold bracelet events, beginning 30 September, and including the Main Event from start to finish for the first time.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Football game day guide to Las Vegas

With the NFL season officially started, Sin City is the perfect spot for football fans with an array of deals, specials and food and drink packages.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Foo Fighters to hit Park MGM in December

Following their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, multi-GRAMMY Award-winning rock band, Foo Fighters, will perform in Las Vegas in early December.  read more

Michael Bolton to perform at Rivers Pittsburgh

The multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer and songwriter will perform his greatest hits and holiday favorites at The Event Center at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh on 17 December.  read more

Dua Lipa's tour to make its way to Las Vegas

The arena tour will make 28 stops across the U.S., including a visit to the Las Vegas Strip's T-Mobile Arena next year on 25 March.  read more

Cage Wars returning to New York resort in November

Following a series of prior sold-out competitions, Cage Wars 49 will take place at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Saturday, 20 November.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Week 1 of the 2021 National Football League season drew 58.2 million legal online sports betting transactions in the U.S., a 126% increase year-over-year, according to GeoComply.
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