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Calculation mistakes
When it comes to Split Card, Robison challenges his readers with finding a mistake in his formula. He breaks down how players should play certain hands in this complicated scenario.  read more

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Ivey snags 11th WSOP gold bracelet

Phil Ivey ended a decade-long drought at the World Series of Poker when he defeated Danny Wong heads-up to win $347,440 in the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship (6-Handed) event and became second all-time in WSOP bracelet wins.  read more
Ivey snags 11th WSOP gold bracelet



Las Vegas prepares for big Fourth of July

From spectacular fireworks extravaganzas to pool parties and resident headliners, Sin City is an ideal destination for Fourth of July.  read more

Fontainebleau adds Vittorio Borghese to retail collection

The will showcase the brand's bespoke menswear, offering a selection of bespoke suits, tailored shirts, casual wear, and accessories designed to enhance the contemporary gentleman’s wardrobe.  read more



WSOP pays $681,998 to Fauver

For the first time, the WSOP ran a $10,000 Big O Championship, and saw John Fauver become the inaugural winner of the event for his first ever WSOP bracelet.  read more

Schulman secures fifth WSOP bracelet

The $25,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em (8-Handed) was a special victory for Nick Schulman, who not only secured his biggest-ever WSOP cash but also his first non-mixed game bracelet.  read more

Aido wins $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold'em event

Spain's Sergio Aido overcame Chance Kornuth in a heads-up battle that spanned two levels, which saw the American player bank $1,351,000 for his runner-up finish and Aido took home $2,026,506.  read more

$3,000 Limit Hold'em (6-Handed) goes to Vampan

Las Vegas local Daniel Vampan emerged victorious after a dominant final table performance to take home $148,635 and his first gold bracelet.  read more

Sepiol captures first WSOP gold bracelet

Daniel Sepiol clinched his first WSOP bracelet in style in the $1,500 Shootout No Limit Hold'em event after battling back from a colossal chip disadvantage during heads-up play to take home $305,849.  read more



Tabcorp pleads guilty to 43 charges

The Melbourne Magistrates’ Court ordered Tabcorp to pay $370,417 for failing to prevent a minor from gambling across multiple venues in Victoria and for failing to properly supervise its Electronic Betting Terminals.  read more

Rio Hotel & Casino welcomes new culinary addition

Located right in the heart of the casino floor, Luckley Tavern & Grill is now open at the Las Vegas resort.  read more

Virginia Lottery releases May activity report

During May, gaming revenues from Virginia casinos totaled $62.7 million and $11.3 million in taxes were paid to the Gaming Proceeds Fund.  read more

Detroit casinos report $113.2 million in May revenue

The casinos’ $111.3 million revenue for table games and slots for May 2024 increased 6.3% when compared to the same month last year.  read more



Slot revenue drops at Foxwoods Casino

The Connecticut casino reported slot revenue of $29.7 million for May, a decrease from the $32.4 million reported in March 2024.  read more



TWiG: US sports betting troubles

In our latest video, we discuss the U.S. sports betting industry coming under fire after several major scandals involving professional athletes and gambling. The mainstream media is calling for changes amid concerns of addiction risks and player protections.  read more

Arizona sports betting handle increases in April

Bettors in Arizona wagered approximately $656.3 million on sports in April of 2024, according to a new report by the Arizona Department of Gaming, a 22.5% increase when compared to April 2023.  read more

Massachusetts Gaming Commission releases May figures

Approximately $57.03 million in taxable sports wagering revenue was generated across the eight online sports wagering licensees and the three in-person licensees for the month of May, an increase from the $49.12 million reported in April.  read more



Maor wins 2024 BetMGM Poker Championship

Daniel Maor outlasted a field of 1,141 entrants who played down to seven players for the live-streamed final table from the PokerGo Studio at Aria and won $613,914.  read more

Harrah's Atlantic City pays out Four Card Poker jackpot

The lucky guest was playing Four Card Poker when he hit a royal flush on the All-In Table Games Progressive Jackpot, winning $461,428.  read more



Eagles to perform live at Sphere Las Vegas

The group announced a residency at Sphere in Las Vegas featuring eight shows over four exclusive weekends from Friday, 20 September through Saturday, 19 October.  read more

Sarah Silverman's tour to hit Las Vegas

Sarah Silverman: Postmortem will make a stop at the Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, 28 September.  read more

Paula Poundstone coming to Seminole Casino Immokalee

The legendary comedian will be performing live at the Florida property on 16 November.  read more

George Lopez adds two dates at Palms Casino Resort

The comedian is coming to the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas for two nights of stand-up on Friday, 15 November and Saturday, 16 November.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Illinois' 15 casinos generated $143.8 million in revenue in May, a 17.8% increase when compared to May 2023's revenue.
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