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January 2, 2017

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January 2, 2017

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Slots or video poker?

Slots or video poker?
John Grochowski discusses the continual improvement of blackjack players over the years and tackles an eternal question: Slots or video poker?  read more

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PokerStars Championship to kick off in Bahamas

Set to be the world's biggest global poker tour, the event will host thousands of players as they make their way to the Atlantis Resort in Nassau from 6-14 January. (Photo by Bryce Edwards)  read more
PokerStars Championship to kick off in Bahamas



Table Mountain Casino to celebrate 30 years

Starting Monday, the casino will begin a year-long celebration featuring cash, prizes and award-winning entertainment.  read more

IP Casino giving away four cars in January

The Mississippi Gulf Coast casino will award four cars during the Hyundai Sundays Giveaway and $350,000 throughout the month of January.  read more

Rivers Casino agrees to $10 million payment

Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and Rivers Casino officials have agreed to pay the city $10 million in 2017 in order to offset the Supreme Court's decision to reject local share taxes. (South Pittsburgh Reporter)  read more

Maryland Live! Casino presents Giant Jackpots Celebration

The casino will start off the new year with its mystery progressive slots program beginning on 31 December 2016.  read more

MGM National Harbor hurts nearby casinos

West Virginia Lottery officials monitoring the impact of the new property on Hollywood Casino at Charles Town have stated that the opening of the casino has negatively impacted earnings. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)  read more



Judge rejects DFS company's illegality claim

A federal judge rejected a Las Vegas company's argument that it should not be responsible for a $1.1 million contract with a Minnesota hockey team. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more



Casino revenue down 1.5% in Nevada

Compared to last year's gaming win of $944 million, this year brought in only $930 million. Wins for the Strip are down by 3.4%, while downtown Las Vegas experienced a 5.3% loss. (Las Vegas Sun)  read more

Power outage at the Rio in Las Vegas causes evacuation

An electrical short caused by a daylong power outage at the property resulted in the evacuation of 900 rooms, only a day after Wednesday's elevator fire. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)  read more



Sheena Easton to return to Suncoast

Multi-talented entertainer Sheena Easton will bring three decades of hits to the Suncoast Showroom in Las Vegas from 21-22 January.  read more

WinStar World Casino to ring in New Year with laughs

The casino-resort in Oklahoma kicks off 2017 with comedian Ron White in January, followed by February shows that include Kathy Griffin, Billy Crystal and KISS.  read more

Ray Stevens to perform in Mississippi

On 13 January, the popular entertainer will bring his country music and comedy to IP Casino Resort and Spa. Tickets are on sale now.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Nevada state officials took in more than $35 million in the last five years from uncashed slot and video machine tickets. 75% of that revenue is given to the state general fund, while 25% is reverted back to the casinos.
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