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February 21, 2022

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February 21, 2022

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When things go wrong at the casino
In over three decades of visiting casinos all over the country, Scoblete has seen it all. Yet, some visits are more noteworthy for the things that are not par for the casino course and here he explains a few of those situations.  read more
 

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2021 US commercial gaming revenue shatters record

2021 set a new record as the highest-grossing year for the U.S. commercial gaming industry, reaching $53 billion in revenue, breaking the previous record in 2019 by more than 21%, according to the American Gaming Association.  read more
2021 US commercial gaming revenue shatters record
 

CASINO News

CASINO

Foxwoods Resort Casino's 30th anniversary

The Connecticut resort kicked off its 30th anniversary with a line-up of announcements including a new partnership and property expansion plans.  read more

Westgate Resorts launches new loyalty program

The World of Westgate offers benefits to both timeshare owners and guests. Five tiers of loyalty offer extensive benefits, experiences and privileges.  read more

Coeur d'Alene Casino golf course opens 8 April

Circling Raven Golf Club in northern Idaho offers a frequent player advantage card and value-laden packages and rates.  read more

Wynn Resorts selling real estate of Encore Boston Harbor

While continuing to operate the resort, Wynn Resorts announced it entered into a definitive agreement to sell all of the land and real estate assets of Encore Boston Harbor to Realty Income for $1.7 billion.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

TWiG: Bally's leaving Las Vegas

The latest video discusses the end of the Las Vegas face mask mandate. Plus, news about Bally's leaving Las Vegas.  read more

Two more restaurants coming to Resorts World Las Vegas

Resorts World Las Vegas announces the forthcoming debut of two new restaurants by acclaimed chef and plant-based visionary, Tal Ronnen, including the first Crossroads restaurant outpost outside of Southern California.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

New York sportsbooks make history

Aided by the launch of mobile sports betting on 8 January, New York recorded the highest-volume month in U.S. sports betting history with nearly $125 million in revenue on $1.7 billion in wagers.  read more

Tennessee sportsbooks set record in January

Tennessee's eight sportsbooks accepted $386.1 million in wagers in January, up 83% from $211.3 million in January 2021.  read more

Michigan sportsbooks set wagering record again

Online sportsbooks in Michigan accepted a record $496.8 million in wagers in January, up 2.5% from $484.6 million in December.  read more

Record-high January for New Jersey sportsbooks

New Jersey’s online and retail sportsbooks handled nearly $1.35 billion in wagers in January, up 10% from $1.2 billion in December.  read more

IGT agrees to sports betting deal with Kalispel Casino

Kalispel Casino in Washington will offer guests the chance to utilize IGT's PlaySports technology at its soon-to-open retail sportsbook.  read more

Live! Casino Philadelphia to host championship boxing

Championship boxing comes to the Event Center as undefeated rising star Christian Tapia takes on Luis Lebron in a 10-round contest for the WBC Super Featherweight title on Saturday, 12 March.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Usher announces new Las Vegas residency

Global megastar and eight-time GRAMMY Award-winner Usher will headline a new Las Vegas residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM, beginning Friday, 15 July.  read more

Rivers Philadelphia announces Ed Bassmaster residency

The YouTube and TV prankster whose man-on-the street hijinks have been performed all over Philadelphia has landed a residency at Rivers Casino Philadelphia.  read more

MGM Grand Las Vegas to host Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Garden Arena on Saturday, 8 October, as part of Jimmy Buffett’s Life On the Flip Side Redux Tour 2022.  read more

Celeste Barber bringing tour to Las Vegas Strip

Actor, comedian and writer Celeste Barber is bringing her Fine, Thanks Tour to The Venetian Las Vegas Saturday, 13 August.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
During the NFL's Super Bowl LVI weekend, over 80.1 million mobile bets or log-ins were recorded in the U.S. at legal sportsbooks, more than double the amount that took place over last year's Super Bowl weekend, according to GeoComply.
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