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Boosting your casino ratings
Being rated while playing blackjack can lead to some serious perks, but many players don't know how to do it. Fortunately, it's easy, says Tamburin.  read more

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WSOP eliminates November Nine; will crown winner in July

The World Series of Poker has agreed to a new TV deal with Poker Central and ESPN that dramatically changes the format of the Main Event, with the final table being decided in July rather than November.  read more
WSOP eliminates November Nine; will crown winner in July



The Strip to showcase historic Las Vegas signs

The Neon Museum, in partnership with Fashion Show, will display restored Las Vegas signs at the Fashion Show Plaza, starting spring 2017.  read more

Non-gamblers lose their free drinks

Select MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment properties are no longer offering free cocktails to those who skimp on gameplay. (The Washington Post)  read more

Caesars showcases newly renovated suites and updated website

Guests can view more than 2,000 rooms in Caesars Entertainment properties across Las Vegas, including exclusive villas, and book online via  read more



MGM Resorts ranks high for diversity

For the 12th consecutive year, MGM Resorts International has been recognized as a Top Company for Diversity by DiversityInc, a source on workplace diversity management.  read more

GAN launches simulated gaming at WinStar World

The developer of B2B internet gaming software has announced the introduction of a simulated gaming website and supporting mobile apps for the Oklahoma casino.  read more

Del Lago Resort now accepting reservations

Guests may book stays at the New York resort and casino for 14 July and beyond by visiting the website or by calling.  read more

Atlantic City casinos see first monthly decline of 2017

Casinos brought in 1.6% less revenue this month, though it has increased 6% when compared to the same time last year. (Associated Press)  read more



Rivers Casino announces Capital Region event

The inaugural $100,000 guaranteed Capital Region Classic Poker Tournament will take place from 24-28 May at the Schenectady, New York casino and is expected to draw in hundreds of players.  read more



The Reel Life: Blame-shifting edition

An English political sports bettor claims his 13-year-old son illegally put a bet on Marine Le Pen at 7/1 odds. The internet is skeptical.  read more

IGT mints four millionaires in April

The jackpots totaled more than $7.8 million in combined payouts and were paid out from Connecticut to Canada.  read more



Marco Antonio Solís to perform at Mandalay Bay

The musician, composer and record producer, known for his group and solo careers, will visit the Las Vegas casino's event center on 15 September.  read more

Flamingo Las Vegas confirms additional celebrity performers

The Flamingo GO Pool will host Ja Rule, Coolio and more throughout the summer.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Half of new employees at Plainridge Park Casino in Massachusetts were unemployed or working part-time before they were hired, according to a two-year survey by the UMass Donahue Institute.
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