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December 19, 2022

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December 19, 2022

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Don't count on it

Don't count on it
Grochowski ponders whether gamblers can employ a card-counting strategy at other popular casino games, plus he gives tips on 9-5 Double Double Bonus Poker.  read more

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Hard Rock acquisition of The Mirage gets green light

Last Friday, the Nevada Gaming Commission approved the Hard Rock International's acquisition of The Mirage from MGM Resorts. The company plans to begin renovations on The Mirage in 2024.  read more
Hard Rock acquisition of The Mirage gets green light



TWiG: Hello Horseshoe Las Vegas

In his last look at gambling news of 2022, J. Todd checks out what's new at the casino that used to be Bally's Las Vegas, including a steak house and poker room.  read more

Atlantic City casinos kicking off New Year's Eve

There's something for everyone - celebrations, food, entertainment and live performances - in AC to ring in the New Year.  read more

Parx Casino in Philly launches cashless payment options

Partnership with Sightline Payments and Light & Wonder will allow players to use Parx Wallet for all of their cashless gaming.  read more

Virginia Lottery releases November numbers

During November, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol generated nearly $13 million in Adjusted Gross Revenues from slots and table games, down from the $14 million reported in October.  read more

Southland Casino Hotel in Arkansas completes its expansion

The $320 million upgrade includes a 113,000-square-foot gaming floor that features 2,400 slot machines and 50 live table games.  read more

Detroit casinos report $101.8 million in November revenue

Table games and slots generated $99.9 million in revenue, while retail sports betting produced $1.9 million.  read more

Bingo returns to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee

Tickets are on sale for the special New Year's Eve Day session, plus regular games, beginning on 4 January.  read more

Third Resorts World casino set to open in New York

Resorts World Hudson Valley, which opens 28 December, will feature 1,200 slot machines, electronic table games, and a Bet Sports Bar.  read more



Regular hits jackpot at California Hotel in Las Vegas

John A. hit a seven-card straight flush with the four to 10 of spades and a joker to win $337,654 in Face Up Pai Gow Poker.  read more



Circa awards third quarter contest payouts

Circa Sports awarded $275,000 in prizes last week amongst four third quarter winners for its record-setting Circa Million IV pro football contest.  read more

WynnBET approved to apply for MA online sports betting license

This comes after WynnBET received its license for retail sports betting at Encore Boston Harbor in the state two weeks ago.  read more

Six predictions for 2023 legal sports betting and iGaming

iDEA Growth, the nonprofit trade association representing online gaming and sports betting business growth in the U.S., has six predictions for the online gaming industry for 2023.  read more



Lightning Link Lounge opens at Florida casino

At Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, players can enjoy 50 of Aristocrat Gaming's Dragon Link and Lightning Link games that feature Hold & Spin mechanics.  read more



Sin City is ready to ring in 2023

Visitors to Las Vegas have choices of performances from stars, sets from DJs, Vegas-only events and more during New Year's Eve weekend.  read more

Plaza Casino in Las Vegas hosting NYE festivities

Guests will be treated to food, entertainment, complimentary toasts and a live fireworks show at midnight. The Plaza will also offer an exclusive rooftop viewing party of the fireworks as part of its NYE 2023 Room Package.  read more

Flight Club Social Darts celebrates grand opening

To celebrate the launch of the new 16,000-square-foot venue, Flight Club Las Vegas at The Venetian Las Vegas invited guests last Thursday to experience entertainment, food and beverage offerings and special appearances.  read more



Jonas Brothers return to the Las Vegas Strip

Following two successful runs in 2022, the global pop icons announce the return of Jonas Brothers: Live in Las Vegas at Dolby Live at Park MGM on 17-19 February.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Due, in part, to Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale's winning futures wagers on the Houston Astros to win the World Series, the Louisiana Gaming Control Board reported minus-$25.3 million in gross revenue in November, the largest monthly loss reported by any state in the U.S. since PASPA was abolished in 2018.
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