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January 17, 2022

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January 17, 2022

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Slot machine dilemma
Robison explains that some slot machines may reward higher denomination players with different factors such as changing up the paytable or changing the reel layout.  read more
 

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Fontainebleau Las Vegas to open in Q4 2023

Fontainebleau Development is targeting fourth quarter of 2023 for the opening of its recently acquired 67-story, vertically integrated luxury resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip.  read more
Fontainebleau Las Vegas to open in Q4 2023
 

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace debuts new rooms

Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace, the luxury boutique hotel within the iconic Las Vegas resort, unveiled 182 redesigned guest rooms and suites after completing a multimillion-dollar refresh.  read more

Peter Luger Steak House to open at Caesars Palace

Legendary New York Steak House Peter Luger is coming to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at the end of 2022.  read more

'Eye of the Tiger' display at Bellagio

The Las Vegas Strip resort's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens invites guests to celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a festive Lunar New Year display, open through 5 March.  read more

Oscar's celebrates 10 years at Plaza Hotel and Casino

Oscar's steakhouse at the Downtown Las Vegas property unveiled a statue of its namesake, former Las Vegas Mayor and mob attorney Oscar Goodman, and announced plans to add patio seating later this year.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

$1 million jackpot at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

On 10 January, the guest, a Seminole Wild Card member, hit the jackpot on an 88 Fortunes slot machine at the Florida casino.  read more

$847,000 payday at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee

On 10 January, the guest, a Seminole Wild Card member, hit the jackpot on an 88 Fortunes slot machine at the Florida casino.  read more

IGT's Wheel of Fortune games pay out big in December

The company announced that its Wheel of Fortune slots paid three life-changing jackpots last month, including a $2.9 million win at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

New Jersey sportsbooks end 2021 with a bang

New Jersey’s online and retail sportsbooks handled $1.23 billion in wagers in December, falling just short of the record $1.30 billion in betting reached in October.  read more

BetMGM Sportsbook to open at Arizona Cardinals stadium

The nearly 17,000-square-foot BetMGM Sportsbook is scheduled to open on the State Farm Stadium campus in time for kickoff of the 2022 football season.  read more

TWiG: New York launches mobile sports betting

Opening weekend in New York lived up to the hype. Operators took in millions of bets over the weekend, and expectations are high. But not everyone is quite so optimistic about the future of the industry.  read more

Indiana sportsbooks cap 2021 with $463 million

Indiana's online and retail sportsbooks closed the year with another busy month, producing more than $25 million in revenue on more than $460 million in wagering in December.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Choctaw Nation's new Oklahoma development

The four-story, 202,000 square-foot development in Hochatown will include 100 hotel rooms, 600 slot machines, eight table games, several restaurants and bars, a pool and more.  read more

Closure of Danish gambling arcades and casinos continues

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Denmark, it has been decided to prolong the closure of casinos and gambling arcades until 31 January.  read more

Century Casinos to sell land and building in Calgary

The company announced that its subsidiary Century Resorts Alberta entered into a definitive agreement on 12 January to sell the land and building it owns in Calgary, Alberta, to Rowanwood Financial Properties.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Face Up Pai Gow jackpot at Flamingo Las Vegas

A Caesars Rewards member hit the Mega Progressive Jackpot at Flamingo Las Vegas on the morning of Tuesday, 11 January, resulting in a win of $968,167 and an additional $5,000 for the Fortune Bonus.  read more

WPT announces first half of schedule for Season XX

The live tour begins with the Lucky Hearts Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida, ending with the LHPO WPT Championship beginning 21 January, boasting a $2 million guarantee.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Matt Fraser adds Venetian Las Vegas show

Due to popular demand, America’s Top Psychic Medium and E! Entertainment star Matt Fraser has added a second show to The Summit Showroom inside The Venetian Las Vegas on Friday, 11 February.  read more

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh to host comedian Ron White

Comedian Ron "Tater Salad" White will return to Rivers Casino Pittsburgh’s Event Center stage with two stand-up comedy shows in one night on Saturday, 12 March.  read more

Tropicana Las Vegas announces 2022 entertainment lineup

MJ LIVE, highlighting the music of Michael Jackson, joins the roster for 2022 of beloved superstars performing under one roof at the Tropicana.  read more

M Resort in Henderson continues concert series

Fans of the Motown recording artists The Dramatics and The Delfonics can attend a concert in February. In March Ladies of Rock, The Tribute To Blondie, Heart, Cindy Lauper, Joan Jett and Pat Benatar will perform.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
According to Equibase, $12.218 billion was wagered on U.S.-based thoroughbred horse races in 2021, up from $10.922 billion bet in 2020.
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