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September 20, 2021

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September 20, 2021

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What's your casino game?
There are many games at the casino. Some are more complex than others, some involve needing "luck" in order to be successful. Stickman wants to know which games you prefer to play.  read more
 

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Encore Boston Harbor unveils sports bar, minus sports betting

With a massive video wall, comfortable seating and top-notch food and beverage options, the new WynnBET Sports Bar offers everything a sports fan could ask for, even though its betting windows sit idle, waiting for state legislators to regulate legal sports betting in the Bay State.  read more
Encore Boston Harbor unveils sports bar, minus sports betting
 

SPORTS News

SPORTS

TWiG: Record breaking US sports betting

The U.S. sports betting market was breaking records as the 2021 NFL season kicked off. In fact, all forms of gambling across the U.S. have been busy setting all-time high numbers.  read more

New Jersey sportsbooks shoot up in August

Online and retail sportsbooks took in $664.7 million in bets in August, down 0.5% from $668.0 million in August 2020 and up 14.9% from the 2021 low of $578.7 million hit in July.  read more

Eureka Casino debuts new William Hill sportsbook

The 5,000 square-foot sportsbook and sports bar featuring a 9-by-21 foot video screen opened at the Nevada property on 9 September.  read more

Michigan sportsbooks rise slightly in August

Michigan's online sportsbooks took in $192.3 million in bets in August, up 2.3% from $188.0 million in July.  read more

First tribal sportsbook launches in Arizona

The Tonto Apache Tribe became the first Indian tribe in Arizona to launch a live onsite retail sportsbook at its Mazatzal Hotel & Casino in Payson.  read more

Pennsylvania sportsbooks gain steam in August

Pennsylvania's online and retail sportsbooks accepted $348.5 million in wagers in August, down 4.5% from $365.0 million in August 2020 but up 14.5% from $304.4 million in July.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Caesars unveils renderings of Danville property

Caesars Virginia, opening in 2023, will include 500 hotel rooms, Caesars Sportsbook, World Series of Poker Room, new restaurants and entertainment, and more.  read more

Twin River Casino breaks ground on $100 million expansion

The expansion includes an additional 40,000-square feet to the Rhode Island gaming floor, a 10,000-square foot spa and enhanced food hall area, to be built by a union workforce.  read more

IGT extends cashless gaming momentum to Oklahoma

Indigo Sky Casino will offer its guests convenient, one-step access to funds from external sources such as credit and debit cards, bank accounts, and eWallets.  read more

New California casino plans announced for Sonoma County

Shiloh Resort & Casino will include a 2,500 Class III gaming machine facility, a 200-room hotel, six restaurant and food service areas, a meeting center and a spa.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Slot revenue decreases at Foxwoods in August

The Connecticut casino reported slot revenue of $30.8 million for the month of August, a decrease from the $36.5 million posted in July.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Rampel captures Poker Masters $25,000 PLO

Miles Rampel, a newcomer to the PokerGO Studio, won the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha at the 2021 Poker Masters for $365,500, topping a field of 43 entries.  read more

World Championship of Online Poker Main Event champions

The 20th edition of PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker was the biggest in event history, awarding $126,543,330 in prize money to the PokerStars community.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

New sports bar coming to SAHARA Las Vegas

Chickie’s & Pete’s, voted ESPN’s No. 1 sports bar in North America, will open its first West Coast outpost inside SAHARA Las Vegas on Wednesday, 6 October.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

35 AÑOS to hit The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The 16 date Bunbury Tour will make a Las Vegas stop at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Saturday, 4 June 2022.  read more

Foreigner to perform at The Venetian Las Vegas

Foreigner will once again be taking over the Las Vegas Strip in 2022 with an exclusive residency show at The Venetian Theater beginning Friday, 25 March 2022.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Gov. Ned Lamont's chief of staff announced last week that legalized sports betting and online gaming in Connecticut will go live on 7 October.
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