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January 16, 2023

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January 16, 2023

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arrowJohn Robison: Cashless gaming trials and tribulations

Cashless gaming trials and tribulations
Robison takes us on his adventure into the world of how players can set up and use Marker Trax for cashless transactions at the casino in this week's column.  read more

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Big-name events and openings coming to Las Vegas

In this week's video, J. Todd gives us the inside scoop on Las Vegas' MSG Sphere, the Grand Prix in November, and renovations at Circus Circus Hotel Casino and New York-New York Hotel & Casino.  read more
Big-name events and openings coming to Las Vegas



Las Vegas to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit

Resorts throughout the destination will commemorate the Year of the Rabbit with festive décor, authentic experiences, and culinary offerings.  read more



Las Vegas Sands bidding for NY casino

The resort company plans for a multi-billion-dollar flagship hospitality, entertainment and casino project on Long Island at the former Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.  read more

Pickering Casino Resort Hotel is now open

Great Canadian Entertainment announced that the new 275-room Pickering Casino Resort Hotel in Canada is now open and accepting reservations.  read more

Exacta Systems announces deal with Wyoming Downs

The company continues to expand its Historical Horse Racing install base through a new deal with Wyoming Downs, an operator of fourteen off-track wagering facilities across Wyoming.  read more

Potawatomi Hotel Casino to reopen Dream Dance Steakhouse

Starting Wednesday, guests at the Wisconsin property can enjoy prime cuts, more than 400 selections of win, and a warm ambience at Dream Dance Steakhouse.  read more



Gronk to attempt field goal during Super Bowl

Any customer who places a Super Bowl bet of $5 or more on FanDuel will win a share of $10 million in free bets if Gronkowski makes the field goal.  read more

Empire City Casino debuts 2023 racing schedule

The New York property announced the 2023 racing schedule and its new leadership team taking the reins at the historic 124-year-old half-mile harness track.  read more

Ontario's first full-service sportsbook opens at Caesars Windsor

Caesars Sportsbook at Caesars Windsor is located in front of Legends Sports Bar with three betting windows and seven betting kiosks. The 1,618-square-foot space also features 22 large-screen HD LED TVs.  read more

New PointsBet sports betting destination

The PointsBet Sportsbook, located at Club Hawthorne, marks the fourth retail location for the company in Illinois as part of its partnership with Hawthorne Race Course.  read more

SAHARA Las Vegas to host Super Bowl LVII viewing parties

Guests can watch the gridiron showdown on Sunday, 12 February with viewing parties at both AZILO Ultra Pool and Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar.  read more

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hosts March Madness party

In March, the Belmont Ballroom’s 40,000-square-foot space will transform into a basketball-lover’s dream featuring wall-to-wall high-definition projection screens and a dedicated on-site sportsbook along with 10 betting stations.  read more



Choctaw Casino to host poker classic tourney

The five-day event from 25-29 January will consist of eight games, from No-Limit Hold'em to a $50,000 Guaranteed Multi-Cash Re-Entry.  read more

Caesars Palace Las Vegas guest hits it big

The Caesars Rewards member won $200,000 playing a Triple Bonus Poker video machine after receiving the winning hand of four 2s and a 3.  read more

Million Dollar Heater tournament returned to Beau Rivage

The 10th annual Million Dollar Heater from 5-16 January at the casino in Biloxi drew large crowds during its opening weekend.  read more

Agua Caliente Cathedral City Casino pays out jackpots

One winner took home over $154,000 on a $2 bet while playing Ultimate Texas Hold'em at the California casino.  read more



Jackpot at Seminole Classic Casino in Florida

On 12 January, the guest to the Hollywood casino wagered $16 on the Super Touch Lotto slot when the $320,000 win was awarded.  read more



Tim McGraw headlining BetMGM West Fest

The GRAMMY-Award winner and country star Bailey Zimmerman will perform outside at Glendale's Westgate Entertainment District in Arizona the night before the Super Bowl in Arizona.  read more

Ringo Starr bringing tour to Las Vegas Strip

The former Beatle and his All Starr Band will perform three dates at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas over Memorial Day weekend.  read more

Leann Rimes heading to Agua Caliente Casino Resort

International multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter comes to California's Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage in July.  read more

Steve Martin and Martin Short return to Wynn Las Vegas

The titans of comedy will bring their “You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today!” tour back to intimate Encore Theater in September.  read more

Banachek set to perform at Pennsylvania casino resort

Live! Casino Pittsburgh announced that Banachek, the mentalist and mind reader, will perform two shows in March at The Venue Live!  read more

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In its first month of mobile sports wagering, Maryland's nine retail and seven mobile sportsbooks combined for $497,121,656 in handle during December.
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