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Deuces Wild strategy question
While playing Deuces Wild, if you are dealt a wild royal flush with three deuces, should you stay put and take the 125 coins, or go for the fourth deuce? Grochowski explains why holding the wild royal is the best play.  read more

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Don't let the government take your online funds

With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting sports betting and daily fantasy sports options, many online accounts will go dormant. But if players aren't careful, their money could be turned over to the government.  read more
Don’t let the government take your online funds



Tennessee sports betting to launch in July

The Tennessee Education Lottery approved rules for sports betting on Wednesday that will allow wagering on sporting events via the internet, mobile device or other telecommunications platforms.  read more

SuperBook to bring sports betting to Colorado

Jacobs Entertainment announced that it has committed to bring well-known Las Vegas sports betting operator, SuperBook, to The Lodge Casino at Black Hawk.  read more

Circa Sports mobile betting app coming to Colorado

IGT announced last week that it signed an agreement with Circa Sports, the Las Vegas-based sports betting brand, to power the sports betting app with the PlaySports platform beginning in May.  read more

New Jersey sportsbook revenues fall in March

New Jersey’s sportsbooks lost out on nearly $370 million in sports wagers in March, while online casino and poker revenue smashed the previous record with $64.8 million in revenue.  read more

Nevada to accept wagers on four esports leagues

Nevada sportsbooks can take bets on the European Championship of League of Legends, the North America League of Legends Championship series, League of Legends European Masters and Overwatch League.  read more

PA sportsbooks struggle in March

The handle for Pennsylvania’s retail and online sportsbooks shrunk in March to its smallest monthly total since August 2019, while online casinos and poker exploded to a new record  read more

Horse racing suspension in Great Britain extended

A new date for ending the suspension has not been announced, but plans are in place so that the sport is ready to resume as soon as is possible and appropriate in consultation with government.  read more

Inspired signs virtual sports contract with DraftKings

Virtual sports variants, including basketball, football, horse racing, soccer and car racing, will be made available to DraftKings' New Jersey customers on desktop and mobile platforms.  read more



TWiG: Vegas coronavirus changes are coming

When Las Vegas casinos reopen, what can we expect? Some things will certainly change, like the way people check-in to hotels, rooms are sanitized and games are cleaned.  read more

UK bans use of credit cards for gambling

The regulator of Great Britain’s gambling industry says the credit card ban, which came into force Tuesday, will add another vital layer of protection for consumers.  read more

A plan to re-open Nevada

Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox writes in an opinion piece that parts of the Nevada economy should start to reopen in early May, followed by the Las Vegas Strip in the middle or later part of the month. (The Nevada Independent)  read more

Gaming & Leisure Properties acquires Tropicana Las Vegas

Gaming & Leisure finalized its agreement to acquire the Las Vegas Strip property’s real estate assets — including land and buildings — from Penn National Gaming.  read more

Massachusetts casinos hit hard by COVID-19 shutdown

The gross gaming revenues for the month of March at Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield and Plainridge Park were less than half of what they made in February.  read more

Harrah's Northern California extends team member pay

Team members impacted by the closure of the property as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic will now receive their regular hourly wages or salaries through 30 April.  read more

Wynn Resorts launches virtual volunteer program

Wynn Resorts is expanding its approach to community service with the launch of its new Virtual Volunteer program, a digital platform for employees to give back through national and local online volunteer opportunities.  read more

Las Vegas Sands suspends dividend program

The casino operator announced last week it would suspend its dividend due to the impact of COVID-19, but it will continue its capital-spending programs in Macao and Singapore.  read more

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All in For America's Charity, a $10,000 online poker tournament, raised $1.75 million for those in need of food amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Participants included Tom Brady, Adam Sandler and Matt Damon. Poker pro Ebony Kenney prevailed.
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