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Baccarat rules and strategies
With a house edge as low as 1.06%, baccarat is among the best “no-brainer” bets in casinos. Here, Grochowski explains the rules and the basic strategy behind hitting or standing in baccarat.  read more

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US commercial gaming revenues break new record

A year after the industry was rocked by a global pandemic, U.S. casinos brought in a record $13.6 billion in revenues during the second financial quarter, and 2021 is on pace to be "the best year ever for gaming," according to the American Gaming Association.  read more
US commercial gaming revenues break new record



Hollywood Casino York opens its doors

Last Thursday, marked the grand opening of Hollywood Casino York, the third gaming and entertainment facility for Penn National Gaming in Pennsylvania.  read more

TWiG: US online gambling via tribal gaming?

Our most recent This Week in Gambling video focuses on how U.S. iGaming could be expanding in states with tribal gaming, much like the arrangement between the state of Florida and the Seminole Tribe.  read more

Harrah's New Orleans to require proof of vaccination

Following a new order from the New Orleans mayor, the Caesars Entertainment property will become the first casino resort in the U.S. to require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to be allowed to enter, beginning today.  read more

Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York debuts

The hotel officially opened on 6 August for guests to experience New York City's newest play, stay, dine, shop and be entertained destination.  read more

Several new games hit Arizona casino

Live roulette, craps and mini baccarat table games debuted at Casino Del Sol last week a result of the amended gaming compacts signed by Gov. Doug Ducey and the state's tribes in April.  read more

Detroit casinos report $116.9 million in July

Table games and slots generated $115.7 million in revenue while retail sports betting generated $1.2 million. July revenue was 9.3% higher than June.  read more



Arizona sports betting to launch next month

Arizona's mobile betting market is expected to be live by 9 September. The new sports betting law allows for 20 sports betting licenses, 10 for tribal casinos and 10 more for the state’s major sporting venues.  read more

Canada ready for legalized single-event sports betting

Justice Minister David Lametti announced last week that 27 August will be the official launch date for single-event sports betting across Canada.  read more

Indiana's July numbers are lowest in nearly a year

Online and retail sportsbooks took in $194.5 million in bets in July, which is down 21% from $246.3 million in June.  read more

New Jersey sports betting dips in July

Online and retail sportsbooks accepted $578.7 million in bets in July, down 24.5% from $766.9 million in June. July 2021 was up 83.7% from $315.1 million in July 2020.  read more

Sports betting compact in Florida approved

The compact modernizes the gaming industry through the authorization of sports betting in Florida through the Seminole Tribe of Florida.  read more

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Betfred team up

The companies will partner to build a retail sportsbook at the recently opened We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort in Arizona while also launching mobile and online betting under the Betfred Sports brand.  read more



Cigar bar coming to Resorts World Las Vegas

Eight Lounge, a state-of-the-art lounge will light up Las Vegas beginning this fall, offering hand-rolled cigars and spirits in a comfortable environment.  read more

The Venetian expands Prestige Club Lounge

The Prestige Club Lounge is now also available in both The Palazzo and Venetian towers with expedited private check in, complimentary continental breakfast, evening appetizers and views of the Las Vegas Strip.  read more



$1 million win at The Venetian Las Vegas

Last Friday, a woman from Texas placed a $2 bet on a Wheel of Fortune game when it was turned into a $1,021,166 payday at the Las Vegas Strip casino.  read more

Gaming Arts slots being placed in Canada casinos

The Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis has installed the Gaming Arts' Pop'N Pays slot family across multiple casinos in Alberta.  read more



Journey announces new Las Vegas residency

Legendary rock band Journey is returning to the entertainment capital of the world for a six-show residency at Virgin Hotels from 1 -11 December.  read more

KISS announces new Las Vegas concert dates

One of rock's most influential bands, KISS, will be in Las Vegas for an exclusive engagement at Planet Hollywood Casino, kicking off New Year's Eve week.  read more

The Burlesque Show returning to the Borgata

The Burlesque Show, featuring a talented, sexy, and hilarious cast of dancers, performers and comedians, is returning to The Music Box in Atlantic City, starting in September.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The National Football League will allow up to six sportsbook commercials per game this season with one per quarter, one during the pregame show and one at halftime, according to Sports Business Journal.
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