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Basic rules to winning at blackjack
Pilarski breaks down the best strategies to optimize your chances of being a successful blackjack player, including how the number of decks affects the game, doubling down and avoiding 6-to-5 payouts.  read more

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Wynn Las Vegas adds comfort and convenience to new poker room

With the new Wynn Las Vegas poker room set to debut May 26, Casino City's Gary Trask sits down with Director of Poker Ryan Beauregard to discuss why he thinks the new venue is now the "most luxurious" in town.  read more
Wynn Las Vegas adds comfort and convenience to new poker room



California online poker bill advances

The bill, introduced and sponsored by Assembly Governmental Organization Committee Chair Adam Gray, passed by a unanimous vote last week and now heads to the full Assembly.  read more

WSOP opens online registration for 2016

The new process for the 2016 World Series of Poker allows players to register via wire transfer, cashier's check or credit card.  read more

Key dates announced for EPT Season 13

The poker tour returns to Barcelona for the 13th year, with a giant festival running from Aug. 16-28, followed by Malta in October and Prague in December.  read more



Kentucky Derby betting seminar at The Cosmo

In partnership with CG Technology, the Las Vegas Strip casino will provide tips to bettors on Friday, May 6 at 1 p.m. inside its newly opened sportsbook.  read more

Tropicana Atlantic City hosting Kentucky Derby hat contest

Derby fans are invited to don their finest hats and enjoy $10 mint juleps this Saturday with a chance to win a $250 gift card.  read more

TWiG Video: Horse racing in bed with iPoker?

In this week's episode, J. Todd discusses why the California horse racing industry has thrown its support behind the state's online poker bill. Plus, horse racing is also in the news in New Jersey, and we have reactions to the most recent "Deflategate" developments.  read more

Thanks to March Madness, Nevada sets sports betting record

The NCAA basketball tournament helped Nevada sportsbooks set a new record in March, but the heavy wagering did not translate to a positive statewide gaming win for the month. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more



NFL to Las Vegas? It's still several hurdles away

Raiders owner Mark Davis pledged last week to relocate his NFL team from Oakland to Las Vegas if a proposed $1.4 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium is built, but many challenges lie ahead. (Associated Press)  read more



Atlantic City avoids default, pays $1.8 million

Mayor Don Guardian said the city wire-transferred its bond payment on Monday, avoiding a default that would've sent shock waves across the state. (The Press of Atlantic City)  read more

Saratoga Casino and Raceway announces name change

Saratoga Casino Hotel unveiled a new name and logo for the 75-year-old raceway, which will open a $40 million expansion in July.  read more

Boyd Gaming to acquire Cannery Casino Resorts assets

Boyd Gaming has agreed to take over the Cannery Casino and Hotel and Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel for a total cash consideration of $230 million.  read more

Mass. Gaming Commission declines resort casino license

The five gaming commissioners voted 4-1 to not issue a resort-casino license in the southeastern part of the state to Mass Gaming & Entertainment.  read more



The Reel Life: Travel mix-up edition

A woman in England demonstrates why it's worth it to double- and triple-check all your travel plans well in advance of your trip.  read more



The Monkees to perform at Hard Rock Tulsa

The made-for-TV group, which sold more than 75 million records worldwide, heads to Tulsa on June 30 as part of its 50th anniversary tour.  read more

Greg Allman coming to Talking Stick Resort in Arizona

The founding member of the renowned Allman Brothers Band will grace Talking Stick Resort's Showroom stage on Sept. 17.  read more

Seinfeld heading to San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in May

Tickets for the May 26 show in Highland, California start at $80 and are available online.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
As part of its 21st anniversary celebration, Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington, held the world's largest slot tournament and set a new Guinness World Record last week when 3,173 players competed for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes in the Everi's 2016 TournEvent of Champions.
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