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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

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The Deuces Wild family
John Grochowski discusses the Deuces Wild family of games, and whether different games deal 2s with different frequencies.  read more

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Gambling greats gather at annual Blackjack Ball in Las Vegas

Hosted by advantage gaming legend Max Rubin, last month's "secretive" Blackjack Ball attracted big-name players like Don Johnson, James Grosjean and Arnold Synder and crowned 2017's world's greatest blackjack player.  read more
Gambling greats gather at annual Blackjack Ball in Las Vegas



New match 3-style skill-based game debuts

Pharaoh's Secret Temple, an Egyptian-themed game developed by GameCo, is now live in Atlantic City at Caesars Entertainment properties and Tropicana.  read more

IGT Megabucks jackpot awarded at Spa Resort Casino

A colossal $5,026,176 jackpot was paid out to one lucky player at the California casino on the Megabucks Pink Ice video slot.  read more

Little Creek Casino Resort launches player loyalty app

The mobile app functions as a communication solution that allows players to view account information and manage all aspects of their relationship with the Washington property.  read more

Tropicana Atlantic City teases three new restaurants

New dining options inspired by Ecuador and Japan and helmed by Chef Jose Garces will be open to the public in March.  read more



Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Series schedule announced

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will hold the SHRP Showdown for the second consecutive year from 16 March to 9 April.  read more



The Reel Life: Office nap edition

In this week's Reel Life, the government of China ineffectively tackles a problem of bad workplace habits.  read more

Aristocrat brings Fantastic Jackpots to North America

The newest collection of games in Aristocrat's J-Series has come to the casino floor in two base game titles: Fantastic Fantasy and Fantastic Fortunes.  read more



Saratoga Casino set to begin 76th year of racing

Sunday, 19 February will mark the start of the raceway's 76th season of live harness racing, with the first post time scheduled for 12:15 p.m.  read more



In Nevada, 340K stayed in Airbnb last year

Instead of hotel rooms, guests opted to book a stay using the home-sharing service. Hosts in the state received $47 million, with most of that figure coming from Las Vegas. (Associated Press)  read more

Resort fees in Las Vegas set to increase

Ten popular hotel-casinos, including Caesars and Flamingo, will bump up their fees between $1 and $3 a night starting 1 March. (Los Angeles Times)  read more



Golden Nugget welcomes Frankie Moreno

The Las Vegas casino will host the singer, songwriter and showman for six weeks beginning 2 March. Tickets are now on sale.  read more

SugarHouse to host 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' stars

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood will bring their improvisational comedy to the Pennsylvania casino's Event Center on 13 May. Tickets are on sale now.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Just a third of U.S. citizens aged 18 to 29 said they played the lottery in the last year, compared with 61% for those aged 50 to 64, according to a 2016 Gallup survey.
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