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A rule for 6:5 blackjack games
John Grochowski explains why calling even money in a 3:2 blackjack game is not an optimal wager, but in a 6:5 game, it is a much more reasonable bet to make.  read more

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Penn National Gaming to close Resorts Casino Tunica

The company, which acquired Resorts Casino Tunica and 1st Jackpot Casino in 2017, announced its plans to shut down the Mississippi resort effective 30 June, citing recent gaming expansion in nearby Arkansas as a main reason.  read more
Penn National Gaming to close Resorts Casino Tunica



Pennsylvania online gambling launching in July

Players in Pennsylvania can mark 15 July on their calendars as the date online casinos will launch in the Keystone State.  read more

The STRAT debuts new entryway sculpture

Last Thursday, the Las Vegas resort introduced a new sculpture at the entryway on the corner of South Las Vegas Boulevard and West Bob Stupak Avenue.  read more



$84,000 jackpot at Table Mountain Casino

The woman was playing a penny machine when she hit the Massive Cash Jackpot for $84,979.73.  read more

The Reel Life: Mystery potatoes edition

An unusually wholesome prank in Mississippi has residents baffled.  read more

San Manuel Casino debuts Sir Mix-a-Lot slot

The California casino is the first in the U.S. to bring the I like big BUCK$ slot game to the U.S. after it was unveiled at the 2018 Global Gaming Expo.  read more

AGS enters Pennsylvania slot market at Parx Casino

The company announced its first game placements at the casino in Bensalem, and the games have already gone live on the floor.  read more



RI sports betting revenues disappoint

Rhode Island's budgets for this year and next year have $40 million missing due to an underperforming sports betting program because projections were incorrect. (GoLocalProv News)  read more

Colonial Downs prepares to open

Tomorrow, the racetrack in New Kent, Virginia, will have its grand opening and will open with 600 Exacta System terminals.  read more

NHL Awards moved to Mandalay Bay

The 2019 NHL Awards return to Las Vegas on 19 June at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino's Events Center.  read more

Sage Run golf course to open this May

The new course at Island Resort & Casino in Michigan will be ready and open to the public on 31 May.  read more



Woman wins lottery prize during birthday week

A 48-year-old woman in Delaware purchased five instant game tickets, and one ticket ended up winning her one of the top prizes of $250,000.  read more



Las Vegas gets new professional sports team

The city has introduced its first and only professional tennis team, the Vegas Rollers, the latest expansion team in the World Team Tennis League.  read more

Beer Park celebrates Military Appreciation Month

The rooftop bar located at Paris Las Vegas will offer a complimentary draft beer for active and retired military personnel on 1 May.  read more



Eric Clapton to make Las Vegas stop this fall

Clapton announced a limited run of solo concert dates including a T-Mobile Arena performance on 13 September.  read more

Steve Martin and Martin Short return to Caesars Palace

The comedy icons will be performing at The Colosseum at the Las Vegas Strip resort on 6 October.  read more

Mohegan Sun welcomes back Nickelback

The rock band will have a performance at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut on 22 August with special guest Fozzy.  read more

Justin Shandor to perform at M Resort as Ultimate Elvis

Shandor, named the “World's Ultimate Elvis!” by Elvis Presley Enterprises, will be at M Resort in Nevada on 6 July.  read more

Pancho Barraza to hit The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

To celebrate Mexican Independence Day Weekend, the Mexican singer and songwriter will be performing at the Las Vegas resort on 14 September.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Illinois offers 30,384 gaming machines in over 6,800 locations, which is more than any other state in the U.S. – including Nevada, which has nearly 19,000 machines in 1,984 locations.
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