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February 18, 2019

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February 18, 2019

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arrowJohn Robison: Am I under casino surveillance?

Am I under casino surveillance?
Robison gives examples on how casino surveillance has been a big part of his gambling history, and answers a question about having your picture taken by an unidentified person on the casino floor.  read more

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U.S. Integrity is riding the sports betting wave

Matthew Holt discusses his role as president of the new Las Vegas-based company, which is flourishing in its role as a game integrity and fraud prevention consulting service for leagues and sportsbooks.  read more
U.S. Integrity is riding the sports betting wave



$1.5 million jackpot win at Suncoast Casino

A local resident playing Aristocrat's Buffalo Grand hit a $1,559,521.68 payday last week at the Las Vegas casino.  read more

$1.1 million payday at The Venetian Las Vegas

On 1 February, Kevin Ripski from Ontario, Canada, became the first winner of the Sands Millionaire Progressive.  read more

Legislation News


New Hampshire challenges opinion on Wire Act

On behalf of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission, a complaint has been filed about the DOJ's view of the 1961 Wire Act applying to lottery sales over the internet.  read more



Rhode Island to allow mobile sports wagering

The legislation introduced by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio will enable consumers to use an app to access the sports games offerings at Twin River Casino and Tiverton Casino Hotel.  read more

William Hill takes over Golden Entertainment sportsbooks

The new terms extend William Hill's relationship with Golden Entertainment to include race and sportsbook operations at Arizona Charlie's Decatur, Arizona Charlie's Boulder in Las Vegas and more.  read more

Fan wins $7,777 from Casino Arizona for 3-point shot

Cammeron Swartz made a three-point shot on 2 February when the Phoenix Suns played the Atlanta Hawks to earn a $7,777 check from Casino Arizona.  read more

Pennsylvania's January sports wagering revenue

The monthly report provides a breakdown of the total handle collected, gross revenue and taxes paid to the Commonwealth.  read more



First female winner at US Poker Open

Lauren Roberts became the first woman to win a U.S. Poker Open title when she defeated Koray Aldemir heads up in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for $218,400.  read more

WSOP broadcast schedule announced

Poker Central and ESPN released the preliminary live coverage schedule for the 50th annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.  read more

$75,000 in guaranteed prizes at Dover Downs Casino

The Delaware casino will host three no-limit Texas Hold'em tournaments, including one with a $45,000 guaranteed prize pool, from 22-24 March.  read more



Rivers Casino unveils new Harbor Suite

The Schenectady resort announced that the nearly 1,700-square-foot Harbor Suite located at The Landing Hotel is available for public use.  read more

Idaho casino resort introduces Stay-and-Play packages

The first 15 people to book the package with Coeur D'Alene Resort in Idaho will receive 15% off golf shop merchandise and their golf clubhouse restaurant bill, and $15 credit on the casino gaming machines.  read more

Hard Rock Casino in Sacramento holds topping off ceremony

The property, which is anticipated to open in fall 2019, celebrated reaching a major construction milestone last week.  read more



2019 Las Vegas Days rodeo announced

From 10-11 May, the annual event brings two nights of rodeo to the Core Arena at Plaza Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas.  read more

Top culinary talent returning to Las Vegas

Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit runs from 9-12 May and will feature a world-class lineup of celebrity chefs, restaurateurs, master sommeliers and mixologists.  read more



Aerosmith adds 17 new dates for Las Vegas

Due to demand, Aerosmith has announced 17 additional dates for their Las Vegas residency at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort.  read more

Patti LaBelle heading to Mohegan Sun

The icon will bring her vocal talent to the Connecticut resort at Mohegan Sun Arena on 31 May.  read more

Colt Ford to perform at two Cherokee Casinos

The artist will be at Cherokee Casino and Hotel West Siloam Springs on 1 March and Cherokee Casino and Hotel Roland on 2 March.  read more

Mandalay Bay hosts Iration this summer

The reggae-influenced alternative rock band unveiled a 43-date tour that includes a stop at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on 24 August.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut reported slot revenue of $31 million for the month of January 2019, which is down 8.5% compared to $33.9 million in January 2018.
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