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March 14, 2016

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March 14, 2016

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Reduce house edge by surrendering and splitting

Reduce house edge by surrendering and splitting
While the option of late surrender and splitting aces isn't available at all casinos, Grochowski explains that if you can find a blackjack table that offers both, you can lower the house edge significantly.  read more

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Downtown Grand aims to become eSports' Las Vegas hub

Seth Schorr (right), the owner of Fifth Street Gaming and chairman of the casino, moved the high-limit gaming area to put an eSports lounge in its place. The lounge holds weekly competitions for Madden, Street Fighter and Mortal Combat gamers, drawing as many as 50 players.  read more
Downtown Grand aims to become eSports' Las Vegas hub



Golden Nugget player wins $2.8 million jackpot

Christopher B. from Bremerton, Washington, won the massive jackpot while playing the popular Ghostbusters Triple Slime slot from IGT.  read more

Resorts Casino Hotel to get IGT House of Cards video slots

Resorts Casino will be the first Atlantic City casino to receive the highly anticipated new game, based on Netflix's critically acclaimed television series.  read more

Thunder Valley player wins $139,939 jackpot

Timothy Simpson hit the casino's Thunder Strike bonus jackpot.  read more

The Reel Life: License plate fraud edition

The Reel Life knows going to the DMV is no fun, but some things are worth going through the official channels for.  read more



Presque Isle Downs & Casino fined by Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

The Erie County casino was levied a fine of $10,000 for allowing personnel to enter a table games storage room without a key.  read more

National Center for Responsible Gaming appoints new director

Dr. Russell Sanna was most recently at Harvard Medical School's Division of Sleep Medicine, where he served as executive director.  read more

Four Winds Casinos giving away three Dodge Challengers

W Club members earn one free entry daily by visiting the W Club, while additional entries are earned by playing slots or table games. The giveaway, which also includes $45,000 in cash prizes, will be held on April 9.  read more



Kentucky Downs and Encore RBG announce expansion agreement

The racetrack will add 143 of Encore's historic horse racing terminals, bringing the total number of terminals to 643.  read more



PokerStars announces $1 million freeroll

Players are being given two chances to qualify into the million-dollar added event, which will take place on March 19.  read more

Talking Stick Resort offering spring break for poker players

The Getaway Classic tournament series will run from April 15-17 and will guarantee total prize pools of at least $120,000.  read more



'The Gambler' heads out on final world tour

Kenny Rogers will take the stage on Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m., at the Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel.  read more

'AGT' star Taylor Williamson to perform at Kansas Star Casino

During America's Got Talent's 10th anniversary special, judge Heidi Klum named Williamson her all-time favorite act. The stand-up comedian will perform at 7:30 p.m. on April 28.  read more

'Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage' lands at The Orleans on April 4

The production consists of a live symphony orchestra and international solo instruments bringing the music of "Star Trek" to life while the most iconic film and television footage is broadcast simultaneously on a 40-foot-wide screen in high definition.  read more

Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez return to Planet Hollywood

Pitbull's unique Vegas show runs through March 26. Jennifer Lopez begins her exclusive Planet Hollywood residency on May 22.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The American Gaming Association is projecting that Americans will bet $9.2 billion on the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball tournament this year, with just 3% of that bet in Nevada sportsbooks.
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