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December 19, 2016

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December 19, 2016

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arrowJohn Robison: A missed big payday

A missed big payday
John Robison answers yet more questions about the random number generator present in all modern slot machines. Are jackpots different based on the number of coins used?  read more

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Wynn Las Vegas adding Amazon Echo to hotel rooms

In an industry first, all 4,748 rooms at the Las Vegas Strip property will be equipped with Echo, Amazon's hands-free voice-controlled speaker, allowing guests greater control of various room features, including lights, room temperature, drapery and the television.  read more
Wynn Las Vegas adding Amazon Echo to hotel rooms



Park Theater at Monte Carlo officially opens

MGM Resorts International celebrated the milestone grand opening of its newest live entertainment venue on the Las Vegas Strip with performances by Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders.  read more

MGM National Harbor attracts 170K in first week

An MGM official remarked that since the casino's 8 December opening, there have been over 170,000 visitors and the property has been at capacity "almost nonstop." (The Baltimore Sun)  read more

Rivers Casino Schenectady announces new amenity details

Splash Spa and Van Slyck's entertainment lounge both promise to bring more local flavor to the $330 million casino project.  read more

Chart House opens doors at Golden Nugget Lake Charles

The restaurant offers fine dining, seafood and steaks, and is situated near the casino's picturesque golf course.  read more

Japan legalizes casino gambling

The country's Parliament passed a law last week to legalize casinos, the first of which are estimated to be operational in 2022-2023. (Fortune)  read more

Florida wants judge to change blackjack ruling

The state is requesting a judge reconsider the decision to allow the Seminole Tribe of Florida to keep blackjack at its casinos. (Chicago Tribune)  read more



600k jackpot hits at Comanche Red River Casino

The Mr. Money Bags jackpot cashed at the Oklahoma casino on the slot machine that has paid out more than $7 million since launching last year.  read more

The Reel Life: Burn Notice edition

This week's Reel Life brings you a bombshell of a story from Florida, where an 82-year-old made the already unenjoyable process of packing up and moving even more of a trial.  read more



Crown won't move forward with Las Vegas resort

The Australian company won't continue with a proposed project for a 1,100-room hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, company officials announced last week. (Associated Press)  read more



William Hill expands virtual racing across Nevada

The company has partnered with Inspired Gaming in order to bring the virtual sports product to the state.  read more



SugarHouse Casino welcomes Jeffrey Osborne

The four-time Grammy-nominated singer will bring his iconic rhythm and blues music to The Event Center on 10 February 2017. Tickets are on sale now.  read more

'Love Affair' concert to bring R&B classics to The Orleans

The romantic lineup for 1 February 2017 features The Manhattans, Rose Royce, Freddie Jackson and other big-name stars. Tickets are on sale now.  read more

Palms Casino Resort to kick off New Year with specials

The casino will throw the ultimate celebration with specially curated New Year's Eve menus, nonstop jams and a dazzling fireworks show.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Macau's gross gambling revenue is likely to increase by 10% in 2017, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley. This will follow a better-than-expected performance in the second half of 2016.
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The Simpsons
Scientific Games has unveiled The Simpsons slot machine, and it's everything you would expect. Spin the reels and follow Homer, Marge, Moe, Apu and other notable characters through a variety of scenes from the show. To find out more and to check out the sights and sounds of The Simpsons, watch our video review.

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