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Calculating paybacks
Regardless of your machine of choice, have you ever wondered what the payback was during your most recent trip to the casino? Robison provides the formula and looks at multiple examples of how to come up with this answer.  read more

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Daniel Weinman wins record-breaking 2023 WSOP Main Event

The 35-year-old defeated Steven Jones in the largest field in the 54-year history of the event, taking home $12.1 million, as well as his second gold bracelet. In total, there were 10,043 players vying for a prize pool of $93,399,900.  read more
Daniel Weinman wins record-breaking 2023 WSOP Main Event



A "Walton Wonderland” at the Main Event Final Table

Despite a third-place finish, the Adam Walton fan base amplified their favorite player's Main Event journey, combining passion and prayer.  read more

WSOP VP basks in the glory of a record-breaking summer

Jack Effel, who has been running the show at the WSOP since 2005, reflects on a historic run of record attendance and historic moments.  read more

German semi-pro sought a “Christmas Miracle” at Main Event

As he sat down at the Main Event final table on Friday, Jan-Peter Jachtmann was aiming for redemption, nine years after his first and only WSOP bracelet was stolen from his home on Christmas Eve.  read more

Clarke receives WSOP "Main Event for Life" prize

Jason Clarke, a real estate agent from Toronto, was chosen at random out of 10,043 entrants to win a complimentary entry into the Main Event for the next 30 years.  read more

Rast officially named 2023 Poker Hall of Fame inductee

Brian Rast, the six-time WSOP gold bracelet winner, was honored last week with an induction ceremony inside the Paris Ballroom at Paris Las Vegas.  read more

WSOP launches WSOP Paradise

The newly minted series, via a partnership with GGPoker, will take place from 3-14 December 2023, at Atlantis at Paradise Island Resort and Casino in the Bahamas.  read more



PENN completes migration of Barstool

The move to PENN's custom technology stack in the U.S. brings all components of its online gaming operation in-house and was completed simultaneously across all 16 jurisdictions where Barstool Sportsbook operates.  read more

Hong Kong horse racing season finale breaks record

The single race meeting turnover record fell as the season turnover increased to HK$141 billion.  read more

Stronach Group consolidating racing operations in California

The Group will double down on its training venues at Santa Anita Park and San Luis Rey Downs by closing Golden Gates Field at the end of the 2023 racing meet season.  read more

Hard Rock steps into next era of Lionel Messi partnership

To welcome the soccer legend to the U.S., the company is launching a new "Milanese style" Chicken Sandwich at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.  read more



Hard Rock Algarve opening in Portugal

The property, set to begin construction in early 2024 and open in Summer 2026, will have around 275 luxurious rooms and suites and an additional 150 branded serviced apartments.  read more

The Queen Baton Rouge to open in August

In addition to moving from the Mississippi River to land, the new casino will expand its footprint from 62,000 to more than 100,000 square feet.  read more

Greyhound Promotions facing charges from the VGCCC

The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission levied the charges for allegedly failing to ensure payouts of electronic gaming machine credits were made legally.  read more

MGM Resorts and Marriott International announce agreement

Beginning in October, several MGM Collection with Marriott Bonvoy resorts will be available for booking on Marriott's digital platforms, with all properties expected to be available by the end of the year.  read more

Pennsylvania Gaming Board enhances self-exclusion tools

A more user-friendly online system has been launched that enables individuals with a gambling disorder to self-exclude from participating in any gambling activity regulated by the Board.  read more

Durango Casino Resort announces Irv's Burgers pop-up event

The preview of the famed Route 66 burger stand that opens later this year will take place on Wednesday at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Nevada.  read more

Mohegan INSPIRE Entertainment Resort announces restaurants

Michael Jordan's Steak House, MJ23 Sports Bar & Grill, Hi-Fi Chicken & Beer, and Brasserie 1783 will be featured at the South Korea resort that's set to open at the end of 2023.  read more

Wynn Las Vegas named best hotel in Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas was named the No. 1 hotel in Las Vegas on the Travel + Leisure 2023 World's Best Awards list for the fourth consecutive year.  read more

Rivers Casino Philadelphia announces 'Riversuites'

The 62-suite boutique luxury hotel inside The Battery could begin accepting reservations as early as this fall.  read more

Silverton Casino Lodge rooms on sale

The Las Vegas hotel, which is undergoing a complete renovation, has been closed to create a new boutique hotel experience to anchor the casino resort.  read more



Montecristo Cigar Bar coming to Paris Las Vegas

This fall, the 2,853-square foot cigar establishment, which will seat over 70 guests and offer eight bar-top games, will take over the space formerly occupied by Napolean's Lounge.  read more



Palms Casino Resort debuts New Buffalo Zone

Presented in collaboration with Aristocrat Gaming, the Buffalo Zone at the Las Vegas casino features nearly 50 Buffalo-themed slot games spanning 10 varieties.  read more

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek pays out $1 million jackpot

The local resident hit a $1,493,111 payday while playing a Dragon Link slot machine at the Florida casino.  read more

Three guests win six-figure prizes at Caesars Palace

Within 24 hours over the weekend, a trio won over $100,000 playing video poker and slots at the Las Vegas casino.  read more



Cheap Trick bringing tour to Las Vegas

Cheap Trick is bringing its 2023 headlining tour to the Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort in October.  read more

Richard Marx returns to Agua Caliente Casino Spa in October

Tickets are on sale for the 14 October show with the adult contemporary and pop-rock singer-songwriter's concert at the California casino.  read more

Riverwind Casino announces additional musical acts

Country singers Joe Nichols and Tyler Farr, Aaron Lewis, Flatland Cavalry and Lee Brice along with R&B group Boyz II Men will perform at the Oklahoma resort in 2023-24.  read more

A Tribute to ABBA heading to Rivers Casino Philadelphia

In October, guests will be treated to the Swedish pop group's most memorable hits such as 'Mamma Mia' and 'Dancing Queen.'  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
NCAA President Charlie Baker announced in a memo last week that the organization found 175 breaches of its gambling policies with currently 17 active investigations into those breaches.
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