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May 15, 2023

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Many happy returns at the casino
We know payout percentages at almost all games because casinos tell us what each bet pays for a specific game, but for some reason this isn't true for slot machines. Scoblete dives into this gambler conundrum.  read more

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Las Vegas Strip casino to be replaced by new MLB ballpark

The binding agreement with Bally's Corporation would enable the MLB's Oakland Athletics to build their new 30,000 seat ballpark on a nine-acre portion of the current Tropicana Las Vegas property. The ballpark is expected to welcome more than 2.5 million fans a year.  read more
Las Vegas Strip casino to be replaced by new MLB ballpark



AGA: 85% of Americans support Supreme Court decision to end federal sports betting ban

Since PASPA ended in 2018, Americans have legally wagered $220 billion nationwide, generating $3 billion in taxes for education, healthcare, responsible gaming, and problem gambling.  read more

Fanatics acquires PointsBet US business for $150 million

With PointsBet already live in 14 U.S. states, the athletic apparel company is aiming to be a major player in the sports gambling world.  read more

Circa Las Vegas to debut Sports Gambling Hall of Fame

Located in an enclave within the world's largest sportsbook, the venue opening 11 August will honor bookmakers and bettors who have notably transformed the sports gambling industry.  read more

WarHorse Casino to open Nebraska's first sportsbook

The first sportsbook in the state of Nebraska will launch at WarHorse Casino in Lincoln in the coming weeks, followed by an additional launch at WarHorse Casino in Omaha next year.  read more

SuperBook Sports launches in Maryland

In addition to the online book launching last week, SuperBook Sports celebrated the grand opening of the SuperBook Bar & Restaurant at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.  read more



City approves design of Bally's Chicago Casino

The proposed site plan for Bally's Chicago was approved by the Chicago Department of Planning and Urban Development on Wednesday, solidifying plans to begin construction in late 2024.  read more

TWiG: Behind the scenes at the Horseshoe Las Vegas

During This Week in Gambling’s video, we get a tour of the recently reopened Horseshoe Las Vegas on the Strip.  read more

Rocksino by Hard Rock Deadwood opening in August

Hard Rock International is bringing its unique brand of entertainment to the historic city of Deadwood in the heart of the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota.  read more

Harrah's Atlantic City to welcome La Strada

Opening on 19 May, this will mark the second location of this restaurant and the first on the East Coast.  read more



IGT slots pay out to several winners in April

International Game Technology announced that its Wheel of Fortune, Megabucks, and Powerbucks slots awarded three life-changing jackpots totaling more than $17 million in April.  read more

Nearly $750,000 won at Agua Caliente Palm Springs

A Coachella Valley local was playing the Zoltar slot machine at the California casino last Wednesday when they hit a jackpot worth $741,731.  read more



WSOP going for Main Event record

After falling just 110 entries short of The Main Event record in 2022, the 54th annual World Series of Poker will have its first-ever Main Event Maynia Global Qualification Weekend on 20- 21 May.  read more

Poker Night in America launches Las Vegas poker residency

The flagship cash game television show produced by Rush Street Interactive will begin filming at 10,000-square foot private mansion today.  read more

Two Mohegan Sun players combine for nearly $400,000

A Florida resident hit the Straight Flush Caribbean Stud Jackpot for $175,049 on 7 May at the Connection casino, and two days later a local player hit the Double Diamond Spanish-21 Jackpot for $223,559.  read more



Las Vegas Convention Center renovation begins

The $600 million renovation will extend the contemporary design, architecture, and customer experience of the 1.4 million square foot West Hall, which debuted in 2021. Work will continue through 2025.  read more



Loverboy to perform in Sin City

The multi-platinum-selling band will take the Pearl Concert stage at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas in November.  read more

Westgate to host Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

The legendary performers will kick off their 14-show residency in Las Vegas in October and it will run for a year.  read more

Rivers Casino Schenectady announces the return of Harbor Jam

This summer's concert series at the upstate New York casino includes two tribute bands - Forever Seger - The Silver Bullet Experience after Bob Seger as well as Philadelphia Freedom, an Elton John tribute performance.  read more

'Kevin Hart: Reality Check' heading to Hard Rock Atlantic City

The Emmy and GRAMMY-Award nominated comedian and actor will perform at the Etess Arena in June.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood hosting Magic City Blues Festival

King George, Tucka, Lenny Williams, Theodis Ealey and Pokey Bear will play at Hard Rock Live in October at the Florida casino.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Poker legend Doyle Brunson, a two-time World Series of Poker Main Event champion and a 10-time WSOP bracelet winner, passed away Sunday at the age of 89. Texas Dolly was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1988.
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