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August 2, 2021

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August 2, 2021

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arrowJohn Robison: The virus strikes back

The virus strikes back
Soon after the CDC revised its guidance to say that even vaccinated people should wear masks indoors in areas with high transmission rates, Nevada Governor Sisolak brought the mask mandate back to Las Vegas.  read more

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13th Annual Grand Poker Series returns to Golden Nugget

The Golden Nugget in Downtown Las Vegas presents the 13th Annual Grand Poker Series, running from 28 September to 18 October in the Grand Event Center and featuring 50 tournaments spread across 21 days.  read more
13th Annual Grand Poker Series returns to Golden Nugget



TWiG: One step back for Las Vegas casinos

Things for Las Vegas casinos and across the country had slowly been getting back to normal, but then came the Delta variant of coronavirus.  read more

Lisa Vanderpump to open second Las Vegas venue

Restaurateur, television star and philanthropist Lisa Vanderpump is set to bring her signature design aesthetic to Paris Las Vegas for her second Las Vegas venue, Vanderpump à Paris.  read more



Binion's to celebrate 70th anniversary

From 1-31 August, Binion's in Las Vegas, home of Hotel Apache, will be running a month long promotion tied to lucky number 7.  read more

Rivers Casino Schenectady ready for August with deals

Beat the August heat and win big with exciting giveaways, promotions, and live music at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady.  read more

August promotions announced for SAHARA Las Vegas

Summer rolls on with plenty of gaming promotions and giveaways all month long this August at SAHARA Las Vegas.  read more



Moorman earns second WSOP gold bracelet

After winning his first WSOP bracelet in 2017, Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman finally claimed another one after a victory in the $800 NLH 8-Max Turbo Deepstack for $102,406.  read more

$500 NLH Summer Saver victory for Zusman

Prior to this $79,683 win, Brad "1badcajun" Zusman's best WSOP cash was $17,135 for placing 941st in the 2019 WSOP Main Event.  read more

$600 NLH 6-Max Championship bracelet for Halverson

The event saw 783 entries from 523 players, creating a prize pool of $422,820. In the end, it was Mitchell "franzia" Halverson walking away with first place and $84,057.  read more

Lazrus wins $3,200 NLH High Roller Championship

The event attracted 202 players, but Daniel "RiverRats" Lazrus was the last one standing, giving him his first gold bracelet and $205,347.  read more

The Big 500 Encore title belongs to Van Auken

Eric "8Bracelets" Van Auken has accumulated $112,063 in winnings in his career, meaning this top prize nearly doubles his career winnings in one fell swoop.  read more



Virginia sportsbooks jump in June

Virginia's sportsbooks accepted $234.9 million in wagers in June, up 3.5% from $227.0 million in May, according to data released Friday by The Virginia Lottery.  read more

Colorado sports betting revenue increases in June

Colorado's online and retail sportsbooks took in a combined $229.8 million in wagers in June, up from the $38.1 million posted in June 2020.  read more

Caesars Entertainment rebrands sportsbook app

Now live in eight states in the U.S,, Caesars Sportsbook combines the company's sports betting assets under one brand anchored by an app that integrates mobile sports betting with Caesars' loyalty program.  read more

TwinSpires agrees to sportsbook deal with Arizona casino

The partnership allows for a TwinSpires retail sportsbook to open within the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, and also for TwinSpires to launch its online sportsbook within Arizona  read more

NHL player denies game-fixing allegations from wife

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane denied allegations his wife made on social media that he bet on NHL games, including against his own team. (Associated Press)  read more

Tennessee sportsbooks make gains in June

Bettors wagered $174 million at Tennessee's online sportsbooks in June, up 8% from $161 million in May and the first month-over-month gain since March.  read more



Final residency dates for Reba, Brooks and Dunn

Country music icons Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks, and Ronnie Dunn announce the final dates for their hit residency, "REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas" at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace 1-15 December.  read more

Martin Nievera to perform at M Resort

Multi-platinum recording artist and international superstar Martin Nievera announces the return to Nevada casino alongside Best Actor nominee Travis Cloer.  read more

D'Alessandro heading to The Venetian Las Vegas

Comedian Eric D'Alessandro brings his act to The Summit Showroom inside The Venetian when he performs Saturday, 30 October at 9 p.m.  read more

Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh to host Larry the Cable Guy

Larry the Cable Guy, with his thick Southern accent, takes the stage on Saturday, 23 October, at 7 p.m., in The Event Center at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh.  read more

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Station Casinos is planning on building a new casino resort in southwest Las Vegas that will feature more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space and begin construction in early 2022.
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