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arrowJohn Grochowski: Figuring roulette edge

Figuring roulette edge
Grochowski explains that in roulette the house edge doesn't apply just to your buy-in. It covers the total of all the bets you make.  read more

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New Jersey hits $6 billion in sports wagers in 2020

New Jersey fell just short in December of becoming the first state to accept $1 billion in sports bets in a single month, but extended a streak of record-setting months. For the year, retail books generated $38.6 million in revenue, down from $54.9 million in 2019.  read more
New Jersey hits $6 billion in sports wagers in 2020



Casino mogul Adelson dead at 87

The Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO, Sheldon Adelson, a long-time opponent of online gambling, died last week from complications related to non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.  read more

Entertainment legend Siegfried Fishbacher passes away

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued a statement on the passing of legendary illusionist Siegfried Fishbacher, who changed the Las Vegas entertainment world as part of the Siegfried & Roy show.  read more

Century Casinos extends Polish casino closures

Century Casinos announced that its casinos in Poland would remain closed through 31 January to comply with extended quarantines issued by the Polish government to contain the spread of COVID-19.  read more

Boyd Gaming awarded more than $145,000 to non-profits

A total of 18 Boyd Gaming destinations participated in Wreaths of Hope in Nevada, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Pennsylvania.  read more

Rivers Casino Philadelphia resuming indoor dining

Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House, Jack's Bar + Grill, and Mian reopened their doors on 16 January.  read more

Hard Rock acquires casino premise license in London

This transaction will allow Hard Rock to seek out and establish a new casino in London, continuing Hard Rock's expansion into major gateway cities around the world.  read more

New Jersey operators receive warning for withdrawal delays

Online gambling operators in New Jersey have been issued a warning from the Division of Gaming Enforcement regarding the processing times for withdrawals from online gaming accounts.  read more

TWiG: Trump leaves as net neutrality returns

This week focuses on the return of net neutrality rules, and that means the welcome exit of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, since net neutrality will ensure a better internet for online casinos, poker and sports betting.  read more

Cashless gaming coming to Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa

Guests of Blue Chip Casino will be able to load funds electronically from a personal account of their choice, after which they can use the digital cash to make wagers directly on their favorite slot machines.  read more

Chinook Winds Casino Resort reopens

After six weeks of closure, the Siletz Tribal Council has made the decision to reopen Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Oregon with increased safety measures in place.  read more

Lincoln Casino provides glimpse of $200 million casino

The animation provides a sneak peak of the exterior and interior of the new Nebraska casino and race course facilities after a proposed $200 million investment to expand casino gaming.  read more



Indiana sportsbooks end 2020 with a bang

As Indiana became the fifth state in U.S. history to surpass $300 million in bets in a month, the state is also moving forward with legislation that could legalize online casino gaming and poker.  read more



Treasure Island announces December winners

The Las Vegas Strip casino saw slot players take home several major jackpots last month, including a $28,000 win on the Keno 7/7 slot machine.  read more

Foxwoods Resort Casino reports December slot revenue

The Connecticut casino reported slot revenue of $21.5 million for December 2020, a little less than the $21.8 million posted in November.  read more



MGM Grand Detroit reopens poker room

The poker room is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with new COVID-19 safety requirements in place, including mandatory masks and an eight-player max per table.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Last week, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced with state officials that Las Vegas casino workers are included in the COVID-19 vaccination priority group.
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