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February 15, 2021

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February 15, 2021

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Explaining Ultimate Texas Hold'em
While it shares some basic concepts of the popular version of poker, Ultimate Texas Hold'em is different in many ways, including the fact that you’re playing against the dealer, not other players, and there is no bluffing.  read more

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Virgin Hotels Las Vegas to open on 25 March

The re-imagined off-Strip resort, located on the site of the former Hard Rock Casino Hotel, will feature three hotel towers with over 1,500 rooms and suites, a 60,000 square-foot casino and five-acre pool oasis.  read more
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas to open on 25 March



Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia opens

On Thursday, the Cordish Companies officially opened Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, the new gaming, hotel, dining and entertainment destination located in the heart of the Philadelphia Stadium District.  read more

Boyd Gaming and Aristocrat announces digital wallet

BoydPay is live at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa in Michigan City, Indiana, Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in field trial at Aliante Casino Hotel and Spa in North Las Vegas, Nevada.  read more

New hours of operation at Rivers Casino Schenectady

Following New York Governor Cuomo's extension of the closing time for bars and restaurants, Rivers Casino & Resort in upstate New York will now be open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.  read more

Trump Plaza demolition viewing at Caesars Atlantic City

For those who want to be front and center for the Trump Plaza demolition on Wednesday, 17 February, Caesars Atlantic City is offering a $299 stay-and-view room package with in-room champagne delivery and late checkout.  read more

Century Casinos reopens Poland properties

The government mandate allowing casinos to reopen is limited until 28 February and expected to be reassessed by then.  read more

Caesars Atlantic City MEGA jackpot reaches $1.1 million

The jackpot has been increasing in value each day, and Tropicana Atlantic City, Caesars Atlantic City, and Harrah's Resort Atlantic City are ready to see which resort will be home to AC’s next millionaire.  read more

Assets of Lakeside Inn and Casino to be auctioned

All assets of the historic Nevada property will be made available to purchase during an online auction by Stremmel Auctions from 4-6 March.  read more

SLS Baha Mar reopening on 4 March in Bahamas

The casino resort will reopen with heightened safety and health measures, including complimentary on-site COVID-19 testing, enhanced housekeeping and engineering, heightened food safety, and digital ordering.  read more

Connecticut governor pushes for online gaming expansion

In his budget address last week, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont proposed authorizing iLottery, iGaming and sports betting, anticipating $50 million in net revenue for the state beginning in 2022.  read more



TWiG: A not-so-super Super Bowl in Vegas

This year translated to millions of dollars in lost sports bets, not to mention millions more in lost tourism revenue in Sin City during Super Bowl weekend.  read more

Indiana sportsbooks hit nearly $350 million in January

Indiana sportsbooks opened 2021 with another impressive month, setting the state's wagering record for the fifth consecutive month with nearly $350 million and posting a new high in revenue.  read more

Virginia sportsbooks expecting huge numbers

Virginia's sports betting industry will grow into one of the largest markets in the U.S., capable of generating more than $5 billion in annual wagers, according to PlayVirginia projections.  read more

PA sportsbooks see $53.6 million placed on Super Bowl

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported figures showing $53,634,680 was wagered on this year's Super Bowl through retail and online sportsbooks, a 74% increase from last year.  read more

Nevada Super Bowl handle down from last year

The Nevada Gaming Control Board reported that $136.1 million was wagered in Nevada's 184 sportsbooks on this year's Super Bowl, down from $154 million last year.  read more

Kentucky House passes historical horse racing bill

The state's House of Representatives voted to pass SB 120 which re-legalizes historical horse racing slot machines.  read more

William Hill releases odds for upcoming MLB season

The defending World Series champion Dodgers are the prevailing favorites to repeat as World Series champs and they are -500 to capture a ninth straight NL West crown.  read more



January jackpots at Treasure Island

The Las Vegas Strip resort saw several lucky winners leave with big payouts, including a $20,000 payout on Triple Red 7.  read more

Harrah's first on Strip to offer Roll to Win Craps

This hybrid table game from Aruze Gaming America allows players at the Las Vegas casino to shoot live dice across a large LED playing field and place all their bets electronically.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
If casino gambling becomes legal in Texas, Las Vegas Sands announced that the Dallas area is at the top of its list for a casino resort.
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