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How does speed affect house edge?
House edge alone doesn't always give us a complete picture. To understand your risk, you must take speed of play into account since some games play faster than others.  read more

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Major slot jackpot at Fremont Casino in Las Vegas

A visitor from Hawaii tested her luck at the Downtown Las Vegas casino and scored a nearly $650,000 jackpot playing Aristocrat Gaming's Buffalo Inferno slot game on Thursday, 15 July.  read more
Major slot jackpot at Fremont Casino in Las Vegas



Missouri adapts "floating facility" rule

This change opens the opportunity for Century Casino Caruthersville, which is the last remaining riverboat casino on open water in Missouri, to move to a non-floating facility.  read more

TWiG: The resurrection of US online poker

Our gambling news last week was all about poker, with three more states actively seeking to form online poker compacts. They could also join the existing poker agreement between Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware.  read more

Nova Scotia casinos return to full capacity

Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax and Sydney are operating at 100% capacity with social distancing and mask policies in place as of 14 July.  read more

Two casinos in Niagara Falls to reopen

Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara announced that they will reopen their doors on 23 July with invitation-only events taking place on 21 and 22 July.  read more

The Sand Dollar Lounge to open at the Plaza Hotel and Casino

The Sand Dollar Lounge will open a second location inside the Plaza Hotel and Casino this fall, bringing to Downtown Las Vegas a venue dedicated to late-night live music and entertainment.  read more

Caesars Windsor opening doors up on 23 July

Upon reopening, reservations will not be mandatory at the Canada property; however, all guests will be required to register prior to entering the casino.  read more



World Series of Poker expands in Pennsylvania

The World Series of Poker officially went live online in Pennsylvania last week following a successful field trial and approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.  read more

Gilbert wins $137,570 at WSOP Online

James "Danfriel" Gilbert captured his first gold bracelet and $137,570 when he won the $1,000 NLH North American Open.  read more

$400 NLH 8-Max bracelet belongs to Lapka

The 1,125-entry field resulted in a $405,000 prize pool with Justin "LappyPoker" Lapka coming out on top to claim $75,371 and his first gold bracelet.  read more

Chang takes home $600 PLO8 6-Handed

Allen "Acnyc718" Chang won his second WSOP bracelet and the $61,394 top prize after defeating Edwin "YungFlipWell" Roman in heads-up play.  read more

First WSOP bracelet for Saliba

The $5,300 NLH High Roller Freezeout had a field of 188 players with Justin "Jsaliba2" Saliba taking home first place and the top-prize of $253,800.  read more

Demers wins $500 No-Limit Hold'em event

The event attracted 673 entries, including 363 re-entries, and it was Gionni "COLDWARKID" Demers defeating David "dwpoker" Williams for his first WSOP bracelet.  read more

Leng takes home $1,000 NLH Freezeout bracelet

Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng emerged victorious out of 561 players to win the tournament for $108,654 and his second career gold bracelet.  read more



Daily tournaments at Live! Casino Philadelphia

Poker tournaments run daily, starting today at the 24/7 Live! Poker Room and include a range of buy-ins at varying times.  read more



New Jersey sports betting slows in June

Online and retail sportsbooks took in $766.9 million in June, down 5.8% from May, but up from $117.8 million in June 2020.  read more

Michigan operators report $114.2 million in June

Michigan internet sports betting operators received $25 million in total gross sports betting receipts and reported a total handle of $235.1 million for the month.  read more

Betting at Pennsylvania sportsbooks dip in June

Online and retail sportsbooks in Pennsylvania combined to take in $420.2 million in wagers in June, down 6.1% from $447.5 million in May.  read more



Chicago to perform at MGM Springfield

Chicago, the legendary Rock and Roll band, is coming to the Western Massachusetts casino on Wednesday, 6 October at 8 p.m.  read more

Caesars Palace to host Journey performance

Journey will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with a special symphony performance for one night only on Saturday, 18 December at 8 p.m.  read more

Daughtry returns to Mohegan Sun in November

The Connecticut resort welcomes back Daughtry for a much anticipated concert that kicks off at 7 p.m. on Sunday, 14 November.  read more

Usher begins Las Vegas residency

Usher took to the stage with back-to-back sold-out shows on Friday, 16 July and Saturday, 17 July as he debuted his exclusive new Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.  read more

John Mayer announces MGM Grand Las Vegas stop

John Mayer has announced concerts for his “Sob Rock” Tour 2022, which will includes Las Vegas stop at the MGM Grand Garden Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Arena on Friday, 11 March.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Employees at The Venetian, Palazzo and Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas have gone back to wearing facial coverings following new recommendations from the Southern Nevada Health District, according to a Las Vegas Sands announcement on Friday.
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