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COVID-19 effects in Tunica
As the U.S. continues to loosen restrictions and raise capacity limits, Stickman starts his tour of casino destinations by checking out the scene in Tunica, Mississippi, home to six gaming venues.  read more

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2021 WSOP daily event schedule finalized

The 2021 World Series of Poker begins in Las Vegas on 30 September at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino with non-stop action through 23 November. Online and in-person registration opens in August and the $10,000 Main Event begins 4 November.  read more
2021 WSOP daily event schedule finalized



New technology at Resorts World Las Vegas

When it opens on Thursday, the new resort will introduce 117,000 square feet of gaming space and will become the first Las Vegas casino where consumers can use a digital login and cashless wagering at both slots and table games.  read more

New online booking service at Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas is offering guests a new online booking service that provides fully-planned, near-inclusive group vacation and celebration packages with a personal touch.  read more

The Latin GRAMMY Awards return to Las Vegas

The 22nd Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Thursday, 28 November.  read more



TWiG: US casinos bounce back

U.S. casinos experienced their second-highest revenue month ever in April. Thanks to the continued spread of sports betting, the gambling industry continues to recover from the pandemic by leaps and bounds.  read more

Borgata Hotel Casino launches MGM Direct To Borgata

The Atlantic City casino resort is offering nonstop jet service from markets such as Clearwater, Florida; Cincinnati, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston, Texas; Detroit, Michigan, and more.  read more

Construction of The Landing Hotel resumes

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh's $60 million hotel project, "The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh," has restarted construction after more than a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  read more

Beau Rivage reopens Top Golf Swing Suite

The Mississippi resort's Topgolf Swing Suite, a next-gen virtual golf experience, resumed operations on Wednesday, 16 June.  read more

Blackjack is back at Bally's Atlantic City

Table players can experience a newly improved casino that includes wider aisles, new gaming tables, more elbow room at the tables, comfortable seating and more.  read more



$500,000 track renovation to Yonkers Raceway

MGM Resorts invested a half-million dollars into the reconstruction of Yonkers Raceway, located at Empire City Casino in New York.  read more

Bally's to launch mobile sportsbook in Kansas

With the pending Kansas state sports betting legislation, Boot Hill Casino is committed to unveiling Bally's mobile sportsbook to provide Kansas sports fans access to sports betting.  read more

Louisiana could bring $2.5 billion in annual bets

Louisiana will open the doors to a sports betting industry that will one day turn the state into a market that, according to estimates, will attract more than $2.5 billion in annual sports wagers and more than $200 million in operator revenue.  read more

Pennsylvania sports betting slides again

Pennsylvania's online and retail sportsbooks accepted $447.5 million in wagers in May, down 6.7% from April. Online casinos and poker rooms surged to a near-record of $110.8 million in gross gaming revenue.  read more

New Jersey sportsbooks surprise in May

Bettors placed $814.3 million in wagers at New Jersey's online and retail sportsbooks in May, up 591.1% from May 2020 and an 8.9% increase from April.  read more

Michigan sports betting declines for second straight month

Michigan sportsbooks took in $237.6 million in online wagers through the 31 days of May, down 4.9% from $249.9 million over the 30 days of April.  read more



Foxwoods reports May slot revenue

The Connecticut casino reported slot revenue of $32.7 million in May in addition to rolling out several enhancements to its Foxwoods Rewards loyalty program last month.  read more



$114,000 jackpot won at Aliante Casino

The lucky visitor to the Las Vegas casino, who requested to remain anonymous, was playing Face Up Pai Gow Poker and bet $1 on 13 June when he hit a seven-card straight flush.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open begins next month

SHRPO in Florida will kick off Thursday, 22 July with the $400 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em series opener highlighting a $500,000 guarantee.  read more



Caesars Palace to host Rod Stewart

Presented in partnership by Caesars Entertainment, “Rod Stewart: The Hits.” will perform select dates throughout October 2021.  read more

Erasure to make a stop at The Venetian Las Vegas

The duo of Andy Bell and Vince Clarke announced a North American tour set to launch 14 January 2022 in Miami before wrapping up at The Venetian Las Vegas on Sunday, 27 February 2022.  read more

Jason Aldean returns to Park MGM

Three-time ACM “Entertainer of the Year” and ACM Artist of the Decade Jason Aldean is returning to Park Theater for “Back in the Saddle: Las Vegas 2021,” a three-night engagement from 9-11 December.  read more

Iration to perform a Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

Reggae-influenced alternative rock band Iration will perform at the Concerts on the Beach Series at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Beach on Saturday, 7 August.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Resorts World Las Vegas, which celebrates its grand opening on Thursday, will offer the highest average guest room rates on The Strip ($439 per night, not including resort fees) during July 4th Weekend, according to a survey by Truist Securities.
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