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June 14, 2021

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June 14, 2021

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Most common basic strategy mistakes
Frank Scoblete explains that while blackjack is the most popular table game in casinos, not everyone knows the proper basic strategy for the game.  read more

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Harrah's Las Vegas unveils $200 million renovation

Following an investment of more than $200 million, Harrah's Las Vegas Casino & Hotel now features 2,542 redesigned guest rooms, a complete casino floor remodel and two new LED marquees at the north and south entrances.  read more
Harrah's Las Vegas unveils $200 million renovation



Las Vegas Convention Center expansion debuts

The LVCVA debuted the Las Vegas Convention Center's $1 billion, 1.4 million square foot West Hall expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week, followed by doors opening to Informa Markets' World of Concrete  read more



Indiana sportsbooks bounce back in May

Bettors placed $254.4 million in wagers in May at Indiana's retail and online sportsbooks, according to official reporting released Friday, up 7.6% from April.  read more

BetMGM sports betting app to debut at Nationals Park

BetMGM announced the expansion of its sports betting app into Washington, D.C. in partnership with the Washington Nationals, making BetMGM the only mobile sports betting app available at Nationals Park.  read more

TWiG: Sports and tribal gaming trouble?

The ink isn't even dry on the Florida sports betting and Tribal Gaming agreement with the Seminole Tribe, and already there are calls for the Federal Government to stop it.  read more

Rahm still the US Open favorite at William Hill

Jon Rahm is the 10-to-1 favorite at this week’s professional golf major, with Brooks Koepka next at 12-to-1. Rahm last played at the Memorial Tournament on 5 June before testing positive for COVID-19.  read more

Sports betting in Iowa slides for second straight month

Bettors placed $114.9 million in wagers at Iowa sportsbooks in May. That is down 2.9% from the $118.4 million in bets generated in April.  read more

Sports betting in Illinois drops in April

Betting at Illinois' retail and online sportsbooks fell 15.2% to $537.2 million in April from the record $633.6 million in March, according to official data released Wednesday.  read more

New Hampshire to authorize historical horse racing

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed House Bill 626 into law on 8 June, thereby authorizing pari-mutuel wagering on historical horse racing in the state.  read more



Century Casinos reopen all casinos in Alberta

Casinos throughout Alberta were closed on 13 December 2020 to comply with a quarantine imposed by the Alberta government to contain the spread of COVID-19.  read more

NJ man arrested for stealing identities

The New Jersey State Police have arrested Casey Ennis, 44, of Audubon, N.J. for allegedly using stolen identities to create and fund more than 1,800 online gambling accounts.  read more

Resorts Casino Hotel debuts electronic table games area

Guests at the Atlantic City casino will be able to try their luck at 19 state-of-the art betting terminals and simultaneously play multiple games at once. Games include roulette, blackjack, baccarat and craps.  read more

Graton Resort and Casino awarded AAA Four Diamond Rating

The California resort and casino earned a Four Diamond rating from AAA for its superior quality and service. Only 6.3% of the 27,000 hotels AAA evaluates annually are awarded the Four Diamond.  read more

Silverton Casino adds stadium gaming to the casino floor

This interactive, electronic table game at the Las Vegas casino offers guests three card poker, blackjack, war and roulette, supported by two live dealers and a host.  read more

Everi launching new game at California casino

Everi Holdings announced the launch in the Southern California market of its MonsterVerse wide-area progressive game at San Manuel Casino.  read more

Detroit casinos report May monthly revenue

Table games and slots generated $107.94 million in revenue while retail sports betting produced $1.75 million in revenue.  read more



Treasure Island announces May jackpot winners

The Las Vegas Strip casino awarded several jackpots in May, including a $24,280 win for a player on the Dancing Drum slot machine.  read more

Aristocrat and Seminole Gaming launch progressive jackpot

The Dragon Link $1 million progressive jackpot is found exclusively in Florida at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood and Tampa.  read more



America's Got Talent Las Vegas to hit the Strip

America's Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE will make its debut on the Las Vegas Strip on 4 November at Luxor Hotel and Casino.  read more

Boyz II Men to perform at MGM Springfield

The hotel and casino in western Massachusetts presents Boyz II Men on Sunday, 5 September at 8 p.m.  read more

Paul Anka to make a stop in Connecticut

Legendary singer, songwriter and actor, Paul Anka, is set to perform at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, 7 November at 7 p.m.  read more

RuPaul’s Drag Race Live coming to the Las Vegas Strip

RuPaul's Drag Race Live! returns to the stage at Flamingo Las Vegas, beginning Thursday, 5 August.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
With the legalization of sports betting becoming closer to reality in its home state of Connecticut, ESPN is exploring the possible launch of its own branded sportsbook, according to Front Office Sports.
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