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March 22, 2021

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March 22, 2021

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arrowJohn Robison: Slot club account has been suppressed

Slot club account has been suppressed
When a reader asks why a casino stopped automatically loading his account with bonus offers and credits, Robison explains that in the post-COVID era some operators are holding back comp offers from winning players.  read more

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Pool season ready for big splash in Las Vegas

Despite the pandemic, pool season has arrived in Sin City. Here's recap of some of the new health and well-being protocols that have been implemented to help make the high-energy experiences at these tranquil retreats safe for everyone.  read more
Pool season ready for big splash in Las Vegas



Virgin Hotels Las Vegas opening Thursday

Located on the former location of the Hard Rock Casino Las Vegas, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will welcome guests to the reimagined casino resort at the official opening at 6 p.m. on 25 March.  read more

El Cortez Casino adds new platform for roulette

With no change in the traditional rules of the game, The Cone provides a side bet platform for players looking to increase their potential winnings.  read more

Las Vegas prepares to host safe citywide events

Informa Markets' World of Concrete will be the first large show to return to Las Vegas, 8-10 June at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  read more

Asian-themed food court coming to Resorts World Las Vegas

Blending Eastern and Western food culture, Zouk Group will introduce an Asian hawker-inspired food hall concept with authentic street food and cuisines from around the world to Resorts World Las Vegas, opening this summer.  read more

Oscar's Dinner Series at Plaza Hotel and Casino

Oscar B. Goodman will hold a special edition of the Oscar's Dinner Series at his steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel and Casino, inside the restaurant's iconic glass dome on Wednesday, 7 April.  read more

Raiders Tavern and Grill opening at M Resort

M Resort announced a general public opening date for Raiders Tavern & Grill of Thursday, 1 April and will be accepting reservations, starting on 24 March.  read more



New York Senate passes gaming expansion bill

The New York Senate passed a bill last week that would bring mobile sports wagering to the state along with more land-based casinos.  read more

Century Casinos closing casinos in Poland for three weeks

Operations at Elements Casino Brantford and Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands were suspended as of Sunday. The company will also be reopening Elements Casino Grand River on Friday, 26 March.  read more

New casino resort coming to Vietnam

Opening on 21 April, Phu Quoc United Center will be the first sleepless super complex in Vietnam, making Phu Quoc a “new international destination” in Asia.  read more



North Carolina sports betting is live

Last Thursday, North Carolina welcomed its first two sports betting venue to the public. The Book opened at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel.  read more

Action 24/7 has Tennessee sports betting license suspended

The Tennessee Lottery suspended Action 24/7's sports betting license indefinitely on Thursday, due to “suspicious activity.”  read more

New Circa Sportsbook at Tuscany Suites and Casino

The reimagined space at the off-Strip property in Las Vegas offers three windows and two kiosks, with a design integrated into Tuscany's Northern Italian-inspired ambiance.  read more

Hawthorne Race Course and PointsBet open third sportsbook

The PointsBet Sportsbook at Club Hawthorne in Illinois is the partners' second standalone venue, following the opening of the PointsBet Sportsbook at Club Hawthorne in south suburban Crestwood in January.  read more

Bally's awarded temporary permit in Virginia

Bally's Corporation announced last week that it has been issued a temporary sports wagering permit to conduct online sports betting in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  read more

TWiG: March Madness and BetMGM

We're focused on March Madness, as the NCAA Men's basketball Tournament continues. There is also news from BetMGM and Las Vegas casinos regarding the pandemic.  read more

New Jersey sportsbooks fall in February

Anchored by $117.4 million in Super Bowl betting, New Jersey’s sportsbooks took in $743 million in bets in February. That is up 50.1% from $494.8 million in February 2020, though well short of January’s $958.7 million.  read more

Pennsylvania sportsbooks slow a little in February

Pennsylvania’s online and retail sportsbooks collected $509.5 million in bets in February. That was up 54.5% from $329.8 million in February 2020, but off from the record $615.3 million in bets in January.  read more

Michigan online sportsbooks complete first full month

Michigan's online sportsbooks extended their record-breaking debut into February with more than $300 million in bets in their first full month after launching, becoming the sixth U.S. state to surpass that milestone.  read more



Two life-changing IGT jackpots in February

One major win was a $3,259,975 payday on Megabucks Double Gold at Graton Resort & Casino in California.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Caesars Entertainment announced plans for a $32.5 million expansion and enhancement to Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, including the addition of a World Series of Poker room.
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