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September 18, 2023

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September 18, 2023

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Blackjack know-it-alls can be annoying

Blackjack know-it-alls can be annoying
The Casino City Guru and his pal Blackjack Bob talk about how the fraternity of 21 players, especially those who want to impart their wisdom, can get on the nerve of others at the tables.  read more

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Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas shining brighter than ever

Casino City's Gary Trask recaps a recent visit to Palms where the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians remains steadfast in its quest to provide guests with world-class service and a wide variety of distinct gaming and non-gaming amenities.  read more
Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas shining brighter than ever



MGM and Caesars hacked by cyber attackers

MGM Resorts is still investigating and dealing with the fallout, while Caesars Entertainment paid millions to avoid the very same outcome.  read more

Opening date announced for Fontainebleau Las Vegas

The 67-story Fontainebleau Las Vegas with 3,644 rooms and suites, a casino, a 55,000 square-foot spa and more will open its doors on 13 December.  read more

Bally's Kansas City announces expansion opening

As part of the expansion, Bally's reimaged its casino floor and added new gaming products, including 200 new games and a dedicated high-limit slot area.  read more

US commercial gaming revenue sets July record

U.S. commercial gaming revenue reached $5.39 billion in July, a 5.9% increase year-over-year and its best July ever, according to the American Gaming Association.  read more

New high-limit gaming area coming to The Palazzo in Las Vegas

Coming this fall, the high limit gaming lounge will include two distinctive curated spaces, one dedicated to table games and the other dedicated to popular slots.  read more

Toronto's Woodbine Casino receives $80,000 penalty

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario served Ontario Gaming GTA Limited Partnership following allegations of a cheat-at-play and dealer collusion scheme.  read more

Michigan looks into ways to combat illegal gaming

The Gaming Control Board met with Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley to discuss strategies to help deter and crack down on illegal gaming operations.  read more

Eureka Casino Resort properties rally to support fire relief efforts in Maui

Through events and the spirit of giving, Eureka Casino Resort and The Brook came together to make a significant impact in aiding the affected communities, donating $30,000.  read more

Massachusetts casinos generate $98 million in August 2023

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission reported that Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield, and Encore Boston Harbor totaled almost $100 million in Gross Gaming Revenue.  read more

Golden Entertainment completes sale of Montana operations

Golden Entertainment announced that it completed the previously disclosed sale of its distributed gaming operations in Montana to J&J Ventures Gaming.  read more

Virginia Lottery totals $55.1 million during August 2023

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol, Rivers Casino Portsmouth, and Caesars Virginia generated $9.9 million in taxes to the Gaming Proceeds Fund.  read more

Mount Airy Casino Resort named in Best Casino Hotel list

Pennsylvania's first AAA Four-Diamond casino resort placed fifth on USA TODAY's Top 10 Readers' choice award for Best Casino Hotel in the country.  read more

Detroit casinos report $104.9 million in August revenue

The three resorts recorded $104.6 million from tables games and slots and $322,186 from retail sports betting.  read more



Circa Survivor contest reaches record prize pool

With the guarantee of all entry money going into the prize pool, the final amount for the pro football contest is a record-breaking $9,267,000, which will go to the winner or winners.  read more

GeoComply releases NFL Week One Report

There were 242.3 million geolocation transactions in the U.S. during the first week of the NFL season, which is a 56% increase over the first week of the 2022 season, according to GeoComply.  read more



TWiG: Las Vegas landmark coming down

In this week's video, we discuss how, unlike in Monopoly, there soon will no longer be any free parking in Las Vegas, plus an infamous Sin City landmark is scheduled for demolition.  read more



Foxwoods announces slot revenue for August

The Connecticut property is reporting slot revenue of $31.0 million for the month of August 2023. This results in a $7.9 million direct payment to the State of Connecticut.  read more



'Jersey Boys' returns to Las Vegas

The musical residency will begin at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in December. The show takes audiences behind the scenes and sounds of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.  read more

Strike Force Five Three to take the stage at Park MGM

This one night-only event in Las Vegas on 23 September features network hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel on stage together for the first time.  read more

Mike Epps on his way back to Sin City

The actor and comedian will perform two shows in January and May at The Venetian Las Vegas.  read more

Jim Breuer to perform at Rivers Casino Philadelphia

The Saturday Night Live alum will bring his comedy show to The City of Brotherly Love in December.  read more

Carlos Bellarta bringing his show to Las Vegas

The Mexican stand-up comedian will perform at Palms Casino Resort in May 2024.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
In anticipation of its residency at Sphere beginning 29 September, U2 surprised fans in Downtown Las Vegas with an unannounced show on Saturday night in front of Plaza Hotel & Casino.
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