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January 16, 2017

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January 16, 2017

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Controversy at the craps table
A reader feels he was denied a $5,000 win by the pit boss after wagering $5 on a "fire" bet. Was he cheated? Should he have made the bet in the first place?  read more

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MGM Grand's LEVEL UP raises the bar for modern gaming

The new skill-based social gaming venue at the Las Vegas Strip casino opened in December and provides a glimpse of the future of gaming.  read more
MGM Grand's LEVEL UP raises the bar for modern gaming



Mohegan Sun opens new blackjack lounge

DUO Blackjack Lounge, located in Casino of the Wind, features couples' seating and a high-energy atmosphere.  read more

Foxwoods Resorts Casino reports December 2016 slot revenue

Slot revenue was $35.3 million, down 6.4% compared to the same time last year, while handle for the month was $465.7 million, down .07% from the same time last year.  read more

GameCo to launch 'Terminator 2' VGM

GameCo Inc. announced it will develop three new casino games for its video game gambling machines based on the iconic science fiction film "Terminator 2: Judgment Day."  read more

Golden Entertainment to open seven new taverns in Las Vegas

Each new location will offer up to 15 video gaming devices and a wide variety of dining and beverage selections, including award-winning food and happy hour options.  read more



Party Poker launches 2017 live global tour

The tour will be headlined by the Party Poker Million, and will feature multimillion-dollar prize pools and $5,300 buy-ins.  read more

Weekend events solidified for 2017 World Series of Poker

With just six weekends available to start new events this year, the WSOP has strategically built the 2017 schedule to place signature events on the weekend.  read more

Pros play against poker-playing program at Rivers Casino

The casino is hosting a 20-day event featuring 120,000 hands of poker played by four poker pros against a new Carnegie Mellon University program, Libratus.  read more



Las Vegas named Best U.S. City

After two rounds of voting by readers of Travel Weekly, Las Vegas received the distinctive award in December.  read more



The Reel Life: Putting the 'auto' in 'automobile' edition

The Consumer Electronics Show this year featured a smorgasbord of car tech features that are helpful and not at all creepy-sounding.  read more

Scientific Games slots named 'Best Slots of 2016'

The company received extensive recognition as a favorite among slot players as a part of Strictly Slots magazine's "The Best Of Slots 2016."  read more



Def Leppard to perform at MGM Grand

Joined by Poison and Tesla, the legendary rock band will stop at the Las Vegas casino on 17 June. Tickets go on sale 20 January.  read more

IP Casino to host Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Former Creedence Clearwater Revival member's bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford formed Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 1995 and will perform at the Mississippi Gulf Coast casino.  read more

Comedian Benji Brown to visit Aliante Casino

On 25 February, the stand-up comic will bring years of comedic experience to the Las Vegas casino.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Nevada's largest casinos turned a profit in 2016 for the first time in eight years due to room rentals and fees, according to an annual report by state legislators.
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