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The legality of disabled bet buttons
Robison responds to a reader's question about the legality of disable buttons on slot machines in the casino and explores the regulations and fairness concerns surrounding them.  read more

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Eureka Casino Resort announces $100 million remodel

The 100% employee-owned gaming company has broken ground on a multi-phase, multi-year investment at its property in Mesquite, Nevada to enhance the resort experience and unlock residential and retail development.  read more
Eureka Casino Resort announces $100 million remodel



Caesars Palace guest goes on $1.4 million spree

Within four hours beginning Thursday evening, a slots player racked up a whopping $1,486,000 in winnings at the Las Vegas Strip casino.  read more

Slight decline for Foxwoods Resort Casino slot revenue

The Connecticut casino reported slot revenue of $32.4 million for the month of March, an increase from the $30.3 million reported in February.  read more



NBA bans Jontay Porter for life

An investigation found that the Toronto Raptors player violated rules by disclosing confidential information to sports bettors and betting on NBA games.  read more

First revenue report from North Carolina

In the debut month for regulated sports betting in the state, players in North Carolina wagered $659,308,541, including promotional revenue.  read more

Women's sports betting surges 40%

Cloudbet reported a 500% increase in bets placed on the NCAA Women's Championship finals compared to the previous season, with the Final Four matchup between UConn and Iowa and the championship game driving the highest betting volumes.  read more

Michigan sports betting figures increase

Michigan commercial and tribal operators reported a combined $257.08 million total internet gaming gross receipts and gross sports betting receipts in March, an increase of 17.7% compared to February.  read more

Ontario sportsbooks directed to stop offering WBA bets

Regulator cites integrity concerns, lack of adequate safeguards against match-fixing and insider betting for World Boxing Association events.  read more

Coeur d'Alene's Circling Raven opens for 20th season

To express its gratitude and appreciation, the Idaho resort donated $10,000 to Inland Northwest Honor Flight, a non-profit organization supporting U.S. military veterans.  read more



Bally's Atlantic City celebrates 45th Anniversary

The casino resort unveiled plans for a renovated steakhouse, VIP Lounge, High Limit Slot Room following the completion of over $100 million in renovations in the summer of 2022.  read more

Fontainebleau Las Vegas introduces Sip & Savor

The property-wide, expert pairing series begins 20 May with rare selections from Napa Valley's Promontory Winery.  read more

Lisa Vanderpump unveils new restaurant at Harvey's Lake Tahoe

The television icon and restaurateur celebrated the star-studded opening of Wolf by Vanderpump, following the success of two recently introduced venues in Las Vegas.  read more

Ontario iGaming hits record numbers in Q4 2023

A record fourth quarter resulted in $17.8 billion in total wagers, sparking a full-year increase of 78% over the market’s first year between April 2022 and April 2023.  read more

The Cordish Companies reveals proposal for Virginia casino

Live! Casino & Hotel Virginia would feature 400,000 square feet of gaming, hotel and dining space, along with 35,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.  read more

Report: Gambling participation continues to increase in PA

Online gambling participation increased to 16% in 2023 after holding steady at 11% in 2021 and 2022. Additionally, Pennsylvania's online gambling revenue in 2023 was more than $2.1 billion, a nearly 27% increase over the preceding year.  read more



Zobian wins 2024 U.S. Poker Open

Aram Zobian finished the eight-event series played in Las Vegas at the PokerGO Studio with one victory, four cashes, and more than $600,000 in prize money won.  read more



TWiG: Tropicana Las Vegas closes

The Las Vegas Strip casino has officially closed its doors and in our latest video we have details on how to grab a piece of Tropicana history.  read more

Rouge Cabanas at Red Rock Casino Resort open

Guests seeking an upscale, adults-only poolside experience can now reserve a private cabana or lounge seat at the Nevada casino and enjoy a new menu, a dedicated outdoor bar, and live DJ sets.  read more

Plaza to celebrate summer with Friday night fireworks

Inspired by the fireworks shows at Disneyland, the Downtown Las Vegas resort announces that its Welcome to the Weekend Summer Friday Fireworks begin 24 May.  read more



Kevin Hart set for Las Vegas comeback

The GRAMMY-nominated comedian will make his return to Resorts World Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas with two performances of his all-new show, Kevin Hart: Acting My Age.  read more

Graton Resort's summer pool parties and performances

A lineup of concerts and parties begins at the northern California casino on 1 June, including shows featuring Lil Jon and Pauly D.  read more

Boyz II Men to perform at The Cosmo in Las Vegas

The shows at The Chelsea inside the Strip resort will be held 23, 24, 30 and 31 August, and will feature special guest Robin Thicke.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree last week that bans online gambling for military personnel until the end of martial law.
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