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January 21, 2019

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January 21, 2019

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arrowJohn Robison: Casinos missing opportunities

Casinos missing opportunities
Robison gives examples of guests not being encouraged to play or notified about giveaways and promotions by casinos as much as they should be.  read more

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Governor Baker plans to legalize sports wagering in Massachusetts

Last Thursday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced plans to file legislation that would permit wagering on professional sports, both online and at land-based casinos, estimating it would generate $35 million in tax revenues in fiscal year 2020. (photo by Wikimedia Commons)  read more
Governor Baker plans to legalize sports wagering in Massachusetts



Seminole Hard Rock debuts new blackjack table

Launched at the Tampa casino, the game's object is to achieve a higher card count than the dealer without exceeding a total of 11.  read more

Pennsylvania casino revenue hits all-time high

The total revenue of $3,248,681,377 in 2018 topped the previous year's total of $3,226,910,816.  read more

Gamblit launches Canada's first electronic gaming experience

The single-player TriStation hardware is now live at McPhillips Street Station Casino in Winnipeg, marking the first placement of Gamblit TriStations as they expand into Canada.  read more

US DOJ reverses Wire Act opinion

Last Monday, a new opinion from the Department of Justice declared that the Wire Act prohibits passing bets and wagers across state lines, as well as assisting in placing sports wagers — thus applying the Act to not only sports betting, but to any form of gambling crossing state lines.  read more

San Manuel Casino receives Responsible Gambling Certification

The certification is awarded to casinos that demonstrate a commitment to responsible gaming practices and are compliant with the California Council on Problem Gambling's Responsible Gaming Establishment Core Principles.  read more



Several jackpot wins at Table Mountain Casino

A local resident won the first random Massive Cash jackpot of 2019 for $96,926.42 on a penny machine, and three other players hit the Bazingo jackpot for $153,464.00 each.  read more

Wheel of Fortune 4D debuts in Las Vegas

The Plaza Hotel and Casino began 2019 with a slew of promotions, including the unveiling of downtown Las Vegas' first Wheel of Fortune 4D game.  read more



South Philadelphia Turf Club sportsbook opens

Following on from last week's launch at Parx Casino, the off-track betting establishment received regulatory clearance to make its official sports betting debut after two days of testing by the Gaming Control Board.  read more

Harrah's Philadelphia to unveil sportsbook

The Pennsylvania casino will officially open the sportsbook to the public tomorrow and have a grand opening on Thursday.  read more

Pennsylvania's December sports wagering revenue released

More than $722,000 of tax revenue was generated and returned to the Commonwealth from sports wagering during December 2018.  read more

William Hill partners with Prairie Meadows Casino

If legalized under Iowa state law, William Hill will partner with Prairie Meadows to operate a sportsbook at the casino, subject to the approval of Iowa gaming regulatory authorities.  read more



Las Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year

Las Vegas commemorates the Chinese New Year with an array of culinary offerings, décor and entertainment for visitors throughout January and February.  read more

Super Bowl watch party at The LINQ

The Book at The LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is hosting a viewing party for The Big Game on 3 February.  read more

Slightly Stoopid brings 420 party to Las Vegas

The annual 420 party will take place on 20 April at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  read more



Brett Young to make Las Vegas stop

The 2018 ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year will be at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on 22 March.  read more

Hollywood's Greatest Game Show will be at IP Casino

The Biloxi resort will have the event, hosted by Emmy Award-winning game show host Bob Eubanks, on 22 and 23 February.  read more

The Band Perry at North Star Casino

The Wisconsin resort will host the Grammy Award-winning band for a show on 13 April.  read more

Boyz II Men to perform at del Lago Casino

The Waterloo, New York, resort will host a show by the R&B group at The Vine on 10 May.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
New Jersey sportsbooks have collected more than $1 billion in wagers since regulated sports betting was launched in the state in June, according to the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement.
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