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Weird blackjack play
Grochowski and Blackjack Bob have a conversation about blackjack players and their sometimes unusual strategies. This time, the two share a story about a player who doubled down on aces rather than splitting them.  read more

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Espen Jorstad wins 2022 WSOP Main Event

After nine days of Main Event play, Norway's Espen Jorstad solidified his place in poker history as the first World Series of Poker Champion to be crowned on the Las Vegas Strip and took home $10 million.  read more
Espen Jorstad wins 2022 WSOP Main Event



Strelitz takes home second gold bracelet

Daniel Strelitz denied Lynda Tran’s bid to become the first woman to win an open event in 2022 on his way to earning $115,723 in the $1,500 Razz event.  read more

Li wins Bounty PLO bracelet

The $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha event is in the books after six and a half hours of play on the final day. The new champion is Pei "Jerry" Li, who wins $190,219 and his first bracelet.  read more



TWiG: A new online gambling ban push

This week's video discusses the U.S. Congress, where several members are urging the Department of Justice to take action against offshore online gambling operators.  read more

WarHorse breaks ground on Lincoln Casino

The groundbreaking kicks off an anticipated 18 months of construction, leading to a casino with more than 1,100 slots machines, 100 table games, sportsbook and both live and simulcast horse racing.  read more

Caesars Palace Las Vegas to debut new dining concept

Stanton Social Prime is set to open this winter and will be located adjacent to OMNIA Nightclub, Tao Group's club at the resort.  read more

Silverton Casino to reimagine its 300-room hotel

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Las Vegas resort announced it is undergoing a complete reimagining of its hotel offering, creating a new boutique hotel experience to anchor the resort.  read more

Wind Creek hands out stimulus checks to casino workers

Wind Creek Hospitality announces multiple efforts to recognize the added pressures employees are experiencing due to spiraling inflation driving up the cost of groceries and gasoline.  read more

Station Casinos knocking down three casinos

Red Rock Resorts announced last week that it will tear down Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho and Fiesta Henderson and selling the land. These properties have been closed since March 2020 due to COVID-19. (Las Vegas Sun)  read more



Boxing returns to Mohegan Sun Arena

CES Boxing returns to Mohegan Sun Arena for the first time in nearly seven years with Summer Heat, the latest installment of its 2022 Fight Series, on 20 August.  read more

Caesars Sportsbook at Capital One Arena expands

The expansion will feature the addition of 700 square feet of betting space with 13 additional self-service sports betting kiosks, a new entrance leading to the concourse of the arena, and a restaurant.  read more



Two jackpots at Agua Caliente Casino

In 2021, Kari and Michael of Washington state took home $668,777 from Wheel of Fortune slot machine when they hit the mega jackpot. Most recently, a winner took home $256,149 on Buffalo Legends.  read more



Ultimate Texas Hold'em win at Sycuan Casino

A San Diego resident won a massive $198,810 progressive jackpot while playing Ultimate Texas Hold'em on Tuesday at the California casino.  read more

Bally's Las Vegas pays out Face Up Pai Gow jackpot

A Las Vegas local hit a $113,423 progressive jackpot with a five-ace hand while playing Face Up Pai Gow at Bally's in Las Vegas on 13 July.  read more



Wynn Las Vegas named top hotel in Las Vegas

Last week, Wynn Las Vegas was named the No. 1 hotel in Las Vegas on the Travel + Leisure 2022 World's Best Awards list, for the third consecutive year.  read more

False reports on Las Vegas shooting

The sound of broken glass on the Las Vegas Strip Saturday night sent people into a panic thinking it was possibly gunfire, when it was a broken glass in the valet area at MGM Grand. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more



Usher kicks off Las Vegas residency

Usher took the stage for back-to-back sold-out shows Friday, 15 July and Saturday, 16 July, debuting his exclusive new Las Vegas residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM.  read more

ZZ Top to return to The Venetian Las Vegas

Following several successful sold-out runs, ZZ Top announced it will return to The Venetian Theater inside The Venetian Las Vegas for a five-show limited engagement in December.  read more

Tracy Morgan set to perform at Rivers Pittsburgh

Comedian Tracy Morgan is bringing his "No Disrespect" tour to The Event Center at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh on Saturday, 8 October.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The Ohio Casino Control Commission has received 22 applicants for online sports betting licenses, including from eight professional sports teams in the state, as well as SPIRE Institute, a sports-focused high school. Sports betting in Ohio is expected to launch 1 January 2023.
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