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August 15, 2022

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August 15, 2022

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Video poker rallies
Robison discusses two separate times playing video poker that both began with his bankroll slowly dropping but both sessions were saved by a late rally to get back to around even.  read more

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Caesars breaks ground on new casino in Virginia

Scheduled to open in late 2024, the $650 million Caesars Virginia will include a 500-room hotel and a casino gaming floor with over 1,300 slots, 85 live table games, 24 electronic table games, a WSOP poker room and sportsbook.  read more
Caesars breaks ground on new casino in Virginia



2022 Q2 US commercial gaming revenue record

Nationwide commercial gaming revenue totaled $14.81 billion in Q2 2022, according to the AGA's Commercial Gaming Revenue Tracker, setting a new quarterly record for the industry, beating Q4 2021 by 3.3%.  read more

Atomic Range coming to The STRAT in Las Vegas

The 99,000-square-foot golf complex will house 103 hitting bays, six bars, 10 putting bays, meeting space and a multi-use Astrocade that will feature large scale screens for sports and entertainment viewing.  read more

MGCB votes to renew Detroit casinos' licenses

The Michigan Gaming Control Board voted unanimously to approve the one-year renewal of the licenses for the three Detroit casinos during a public meeting Tuesday morning.  read more

Hell's Kitchen opens at Harrah's Resort Southern California

As the first location in California, this Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen occupies an 11,360-square-foot space and can accommodate up to 332 guests.  read more

Seminole Hard Hollywood hits $1 billion in jackpots in 2022

This is the second consecutive year that Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood in Florida hit this milestone, awarding more than $2 billion in jackpots in less than two years.  read more

Empire City Casino tops list for five awards

In addition to winning Best Casino in the Best of Racino Awards, readers voted Empire City to the top spot in the categories of Friendliest Racino, Best Variety of Slots/VLTs, Best Race & Sports Book and Best Online Racing.  read more

Virginia Lottery releases July casino activity report

During July, Hard Rock Bristol generated nearly $12 million in Adjusted Gross Revenues from slots and table games.  read more



TWiG: US sports betting delays

In this week's video, J. Todd discusses sports betting delays in Maine, Kansas and Massachusetts where bettors are wondering when sports wagering will officially be launched.  read more

Wisconsin casinos to offer sports betting

The signed amendment permits the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe to offer sports betting and other forms of event wagering at Sevenwinds Casino in Hayward and to offer mobile wagering on other land within its reservation.  read more



Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Sin City

This September, Las Vegas will once again celebrate Mexican Independence Day and the kick-off of Hispanic Heritage Month with entertainment and a rematch in the ring.  read more

New Paris Las Vegas restaurant accepting reservations

Global lifestyle icon Martha Stewart brings recipes and farmhouse charm to the Las Vegas Strip with her first restaurant, The Bedford by Martha Stewart at Paris Las Vegas.  read more



Paris Las Vegas awards Three Card Poker jackpot

A lucky player hit a Mega Jackpot of $245,678 playing Three Card Poker at Paris Las Vegas on Thursday, 11 August.  read more

WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas

The World Poker Tour and Wynn Las Vegas announced the complete tournament schedule for the historic WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas event in December.  read more

2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open winners

For the seventh consecutive year, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open concluded at the Florida casino, with Sergio Aido winning the SHRPO Championship for $900,100.  read more



Cole Swindell to perform at Beau Rivage in Biloxi

Multi-platinum selling country music star Cole Swindell brings his “Back Down to the Bar Tour,” with special guest Ashley Cooke, to Beau Rivage Theatre on Saturday, 4 November.  read more

Jonas Brothers bringing show to Park MGM in Las Vegas

Due to popular demand, the Jonas Brothers announce the return of Jonas Brothers: Live in Las Vegas at Dolby Live at Park MGM for three exclusive nights with three set lists on 10, 11 and 12 November.  read more

Five Finger Death Punch tour hitting Las Vegas

Five Finger Death Punch and Brantley Gilbert announced they will be joining forces this fall for a U.S. arena tour, which will be in Las Vegas at Michelob ULTRA Arena Saturday, 17 December.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Nine Acme grocery store locations in Ohio have applied for licenses with the state's casino control commission that would allow them to offer sports betting kiosks when the state launches regulated sports wagering in January 2023.
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