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April 15, 2019

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April 15, 2019

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Machines sharing progressives share RNGs?
John Robison explains that you can't tell how a machine determines its results based on whether it is a standalone progressive or whether it is linked with other machines to compete for the same progressives.  read more

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Caesars Entertainment announces it will renovate The Colosseum

The iconic Las Vegas Strip venue will close in July for its first enhancement project since opening in 2003. When it reopens this fall, it will include a new sound system, moving light fixtures and a high-definition LED video wall.  read more
Caesars Entertainment announces it will renovate The Colosseum



Sycuan player hits jackpot for $126,000

A Club Sycuan member was playing Ultimate Texas Hold'em at the California casino when a massive jackpot for $126,139.20 was hit with a royal flush.  read more

Report: Caesars Entertainment up for sale

The company, which owns Harrah's and Bally's properties around the U.S., is ready to approve a sales process and put itself up for sale, according to a report in the New York Post last week. (New York Post)  read more

Pennsylvania generates record-setting revenue in March

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported that revenue from slot machines and table games reached an all-time monthly high of $309,125,131 during March 2019.  read more

New proposal for expansion of gambling in Missouri

The bill being considered by Missouri legislators would allow thousands of new lottery slot machines at retail locations throughout the state.  read more

Wynn Resorts gets update from Nevada Gaming Control Board

The company received written confirmation last week that CEO Matt Maddox was "found suitable as an officer of Wynn Resorts" and "remains in good standing with the Nevada Gaming Control Board."  read more



Bettor wins $1.19 million on Tiger Woods wager

At the William Hill sportsbook inside SLS Las Vegas, one bettor placed an $85,000 bet on Tiger Woods to win the Masters Tournament at +1400 odds.  read more

FanDuel pays out over $3 million on Tiger Woods

Woods began netting 10% of all bets to win the Masters outright with FanDuel Sportsbook offering it at +1800, but as Tiger moved up the leaderboard, the sportsbook ended the tournament with about 21% of bets on Tiger and more than $1 million in liability.  read more

March Madness helps New Jersey sportsbooks to record month

New Jersey's online and retail sportsbooks scored a record win and near-record monthly handle in March as the industry crossed the $2 billion mark in bets since legalization back in June 2018.  read more



$1.3 million jackpot at Venetian Las Vegas

A lucky guest at the Las Vegas resort was playing a Wheel of Fortune slot when a jackpot was hit for $1,311,818 on 3 March.  read more

Foxwoods Casino reports March slot revenue

The Connecticut casino reported slot revenue of $40.1 million for March 2019, which is down 8% compared to $43.6 million in March of 2018.  read more



New Hampshire defends the lottery

The New Hampshire Lottery Commission has concerns that the Department of Justice will be against selling Powerball and Mega Millions tickets online, so the state is challenging the DOJ's Wire Act opinion. (New Hampshire Union Leader)  read more



Las Vegas Ballpark hosts first Aviators game

On 9 April, the Las Vegas Ballpark hosted the home opener for the Las Vegas Aviators, the AAA affiliate of the Oakland Athletics.  read more

The Joint at Hard Rock Las Vegas celebrates 10 years

The Las Vegas venue will celebrate tomorrow with a sold-out show featuring The 1975.  read more



Journey is coming to Caesars Palace

The rock band will be at the Las Vegas Strip this fall with a limited engagement at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace from 9 to 26 October.  read more

Lady Antebellum to headline Mohegan Sun Arena

Grammy award winners Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood will bring their hits to the Connecticut resort on 2 August.  read more

Lynda Carter heading to Seminole Casino Hotel

Carter will debut her new show at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee in Florida with a performance on 24 May.  read more

Colin Jost to visit Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh

The actor, writer and comedian will perform his stand-up comedy show at the Pennsylvania resort on 21 June.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
A bipartisan bill has been introduced to the New Jersey Senate that would allow alcoholic beverages to be consumed openly in Atlantic City's Tourism District, including the famed Boardwalk.
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