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November 15, 2021

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November 15, 2021

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The basics of baccarat
Stickman explains how the casino game is played as well as highlighting some of the positive and negative features of baccarat.  read more

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Las Vegas celebrates the return of overseas visitors

On Monday, 8 November, the first transoceanic flight carrying tourists in nearly 20 months touched down in Las Vegas, the same day the U.S. reopened its borders to fully-vaccinated international travelers.  read more
Las Vegas celebrates the return of overseas visitors



World Series of Poker in review: Week 6

Following over two years without live play, 6,650 players from around the world flocked to Las Vegas for the return of the 52nd annual WSOP Main Event.  read more

Day 7 underway at $10,000 Main Event

Just 36 of the 6,650 entries remained in the hunt for the 2021 Main Event bracelet on Monday and the field of 36 was scheduled to be whittled down to just nine players before the end of Day 7.  read more

Amokrane dominates $1,500 Bounty PLO

Mourad Amokrane eliminated Matt Mamiya on the first hand of heads-up play to cap off an impressive final table performance in which he earned $132,844 and his first WSOP gold bracelet.  read more

Blumstein reflects on life-changing decisions

Scott Blumstein is a much different man than he was four years ago when he won the 2017 WSOP Main Event, and it not just because he added $8.15 million to his bankroll that day.  read more



TWiG: Selling Las Vegas casinos?

MGM Resorts plans to sell The Mirage, while Caesars Entertainment has yet to name which Strip casino it plans to move.  read more

Construction resumes on Fontainebleau Las Vegas

Set to debut in the fourth quarter of 2023, the 67-story, vertically-integrated luxury hotel and casino spans 25 acres on the north end of the Strip.  read more

El Cortez Hotel and Casino celebrates 80 years

El Cortez kicked off last Saturday evening with a special ceremony where Las Vegas Mayor Goodman presented the property with an official proclamation and Key to the City.  read more

Commercial gaming revenue breaking records in the US

With $38.67 billion in revenue through the first nine months of the year, the industry has already passed revenue generated for the full year 2020 and is on pace to smash its annual record of $43.65 billion, set in 2019.  read more

Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox to leave the company

Craig Billings, CEO of Wynn Interactive, was unanimously selected by the Board to become CEO of Wynn Resorts and a member of the Board, effective 1 February 2022.  read more

Merry Crimson returns to Red Rock Casino

This season, the festive indoor and outdoor poolside lounge will be transformed into Tinsel Town, a luxurious experience kicking off Friday, 26 November.  read more

Brewery opens at Rolling Hills Casino Resort

The Paskenta Brewery and Distillery at the California property is a completely self-contained brewhouse and fine spirit distillery outfitted with state-of-the-art fermenting and production capabilities.  read more



Another good month for Indiana sportsbooks

Online and retail sportsbooks drew $461.1 million in October, easily surpassing September's record handle of $355.4 million by 29.7%. October's handle was also up 99.7% from $230.9 million in October 2020.  read more

DraftKings opens sportsbook at Foxwoods Resort Casino

The DraftKings Sportsbook includes wall-to-wall televisions, anchored by one that is 50 feet by 30 feet, multiple VIP rooms, and two full bars, and a full restaurant.  read more

US sportsbooks set record in September

Regulated U.S. sportsbooks have officially taken in more than $5 billion in wagers over a single month for the first time in history.  read more

Illinois bettors wager nearly $600 million in September

Bettors poured $596.5 million in wagers into Illinois retail and online sportsbooks in September, up 95.4% from $305.2 million in September 2020 and up 49% from $400.4 million in August.  read more



Treasure Island October jackpots

The Las Vegas Strip casino awarded several jackpots of $10,000 or more in October, including a $24,807 win on Gold Train Bonus.  read more

$664,000 slot jackpot win at Delta Downs Casino

The winner was playing Buffalo Grand on Friday, 5 November at 11:47 p.m. when she won the progressive jackpot of $664,525 after betting $3.75.  read more



Aaron Lewis to perform at Rivers Schenectady

Outlaw country star Aaron Lewis will bring his acoustic Frayed at Both Ends tour to the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center for two shows on Friday, 15 April and Saturday, 16 April.  read more

The Venetian Las Vegas to host Randy Rainbow

Three-time EMMY-nominated comedian, producer, actor, singer, writer and satirist Randy Rainbow will perform at The Venetian Theater inside The Venetian on Friday, 6 May.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Scarlet Pearl Casino in Mississippi announced the introduction of cryptocurrency ATM machines for guests to turn their crypto into cash to use at the casino.
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