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March 2, 2020

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arrowJohn Robison: Increasing payback percentage

Increasing payback percentage
Robison explains that machines usually tell the player the benefit of betting more, either by quietly informing you that something has changed or boldly advertising the benefits of an increased bet.  read more

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Enhancements coming to the 2020 World Series of Poker

The 51st Annual World Series of Poker is set to run from 26 May to 15 July at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with seven notable improvements, including the registration and payout process.  read more
Enhancements coming to the 2020 World Series of Poker



BetMGM launches sports betting app in Indiana

Indiana got its fifth mobile sportsbook on Tuesday when BetMGM introduced its Roar Digital-powered app with Belterra Casino Resort. Indiana is BetMGM's third U.S. market entry.  read more

Massachusetts sports betting bill in play

Bettors in The Bay State would be able to bet on professional and Division I college sports in person and online under legislation released Friday. (CommonWealth Magazine)  read more

Ultimate Football Challenge returns to Golden Nugget

The format of the Ultimate Football Challenge allows contestants to make seven selections against the spread, from all NFL and college sides posted on Golden Nugget Las Vegas contest sheets.  read more

New Tom Brady prop bet by William Hill

Which team will Tom Brady take his first snap with in Week 1 of the 2020-21 NFL regular season? As of now, the New England Patriots are still the -160 favorites after opening at -200.  read more

Another push for single-event sports betting in Canada

The Canadian Gaming Association has thrown its support behind the Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act, which would make it legal to wager on single sporting events.  read more



Grand Falls Casino is up next for MSPT

From 4 to 8 March, the Iowa casino will play host to Regional Series Event 36 that will culminate with a $360 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed Main Event.  read more



March giveaways at Grand Sierra Resort

The Reno casino is giving players the chance to win big with an assortment of gaming promotions, tournaments and giveaways throughout the month.  read more

First Caesars non-gaming US hotel breaks ground

HCW has teamed up with Caesars Entertainment Corporation to bring the 265-room Caesars Republic Scottsdale luxury brand hotel to Scottsdale, Arizona.  read more

Plaza Hotel and Casino to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

The 17 March party will culminate with a live fireworks show shot from multiple locations on the Plaza's rooftops, lighting up the sky with green pyrotechnics outside the Downtown Las Vegas casino.  read more

Rivers Casino Schenectady announces March promotions

Guests at the upstate New York resort and casino will have a chance to win thousands in cash and free slot play during the $120,000 Crack That Case promotion.  read more



Vegas welcomed 3.5 million visitors in January

Las Vegas welcomed approximately 3.5 million visitors in January, up 3.9% from last year, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.  read more



Dave Chappelle to perform at Mohegan Sun

The comedian is headed to Mohegan Sun Arena at the Connecticut resort for back-to-back stand-up shows on 9 May.  read more

Tony Bennett to return to The Venetian Las Vegas

The Grammy-award-winning musician will be at The Venetian Theater for an exclusive Las Vegas engagement, “I Left My Heart in Las Vegas,” on 12, 14 and 15 August.  read more

Christina Aguilera announces final dates for Planet Hollywood

The singer and songwriter released the final six performance dates for her exclusive headlining residency show Christina Aguilera: The Xperience at Zappos Theater in the Las Vegas Strip resort.  read more

Thomas John extends engagement at Caesars Palace

Cleopatra's Barge inside the Las Vegas Strip resort will have the psychic medium continue to bring his abilities to performances through 26 July.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Sports betting revenue in Nevada soared 36% year-over-year to $20.2 million in January, while casino gaming revenue increased 5.5% to $1.04 billion, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
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