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March 15, 2021

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March 15, 2021

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Video poker advice
Stickman gives his advice on two specific hands in the video poker game, Joker's Wild Kings or Better, and explains how powerful the joker can be when making final decisions.  read more

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Restrictions eased on group gatherings in Nevada

On the heels of expanding vaccine eligibility to hospitality and food service workers yesterday, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak today increased capacity to 50% for large gatherings, including meetings and conventions, and entertainment venues.  read more
Restrictions eased on group gatherings in Nevada



Entertainment coming back to Las Vegas

As gathering and capacity numbers are increasing, the destination continues to keep “Vegas Smart” measures at the forefront, while introducing new amenities, entertainment acts and resorts.  read more

COVID deals another blow to poker in Las Vegas

Despite Las Vegas casino restrictions beginning to lessen, many poker rooms in Sin City remain closed. (Las Vegas Sun)  read more

TWiG: Sands Corporation leaving Las Vegas

The Sands Corporation announced the sale of The Venetian Las Vegas and The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino resorts, along with their Sands Expo Center.  read more

Planet Hollywood, LINQ resume operations seven days a week

Hotel operations and additional amenities return full time to the two Caesars Entertainment properties on the Las Vegas Strip, beginning today.  read more

Gatsby's Cocktail Lounge to open at Resorts World Las Vegas

Gatsby's Cocktail Lounge will be an upscale escape offering vintage and rare champagnes, vivid artisanal cocktails and aromatic wines when the new Strip resort opens its doors this summer.  read more



$890,000 jackpot win at Mohegan Sun

On 6 March, a North Haven resident won the $896,507.50 multi-link jackpot by getting a Royal Flush on the Let it Ride slot machine at the Connecticut casino.  read more

Las Vegas casinos could be coming to NYC

Wynn Resorts, Bally's Corporation and Las Vegas Sands are all preparing to compete for a New York City-area casino license. (NY Post)  read more

Craps welcomed back at Massachusetts casinos

Last week, the Mass Gaming Commission approved a request from MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor to resume operating craps while blackjack tables can expand to four seats.  read more

The Pass Casino to celebrate grand opening in April

The former Eldorado Casino was sold to DeSimone Gaming by Boyd Gaming in December 2020. The Henderson, NV property has been completely reimagined with increased gaming, dining and entertainment options.  read more

Chicago issues RFP for potential casino resort

The new casino operator will have the option to launch a fully integrated resort with amenities ranging from a hotel tower, restaurants, and spa facilities to parking structures and entertainment venues.  read more

Betting & Gaming Council criticizes casino reopening plan

Under current Scottish Government plans, casinos would only be allowed to re-open in Level 1 areas, whereas other hospitality venues like pubs and restaurants can do so in Level 2 zones.  read more



FanDuel Sportsbook opens at Bally's AC

The FanDuel Sportsbook's permanent location opened to the public in Atlantic City, NJ just in time for the madness of college basketball to begin, featuring five betting windows and 20 self-serve betting kiosks.  read more

Atlantic City ready for the return of March Madness

With the start of this week's NCAA Men's Basketball tournament, Atlantic City casinos will be hosting various events, drink and food specials, as well as featuring their sportsbooks to create the ultimate experience for fans.  read more

William Hill mobile sportsbook live in Tennessee

William Hill launched its mobile and online sportsbook in Tennessee on 11 March, marking the 11th state where its app is available.  read more

Buffalo Wild Wings and BetMGM team up

Patrons of the popular sports bar chain can now access a sports betting experience through the BetMGM app in Colorado, New Jersey, Indiana, Iowa, Tennessee and West Virginia.  read more

Indiana sports betting drops below $275 million

Indiana sportsbooks generated $273.9 million in February wagers, up 46.3% from $187.2 million in February 2020, but well short of the record $348.2 million set in January.  read more

Illinois sportsbook handle soars 18%

Illinois operators attracted $581.6 million in bets in January, up 18.3% from December and the fourth-most among legal U.S. markets.  read more



WPT Gardens Poker Championship winner

In addition to the first-place prize of $554,495, Gonsalves also receives a World Poker Tour Champions Trophy and a Championship Belt from The Gardens Casino in California.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown beginning 15 April

Primary events kick off with the $600 Deep Stack NLH, featuring six opening flights and a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. The tournament will conclude with the $3,500 WPT NLH Championship, boasting a $2 million guarantee.  read more



Aristocrat Gaming launches Buffalo Link

Unique to Buffalo Link is a new mystery must-hit-by bonus, awarding either free games or the hold & spin bonus feature.  read more

February jackpots at Treasure Island in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip resort awarded nearly $80,000 in major jackpots in February, including a $29,000 win on 9 Quick Hits.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Last week, bipartisan legislation was filed in Texas that would legalize sports betting and allow up to four land-based casinos.
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