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November 22, 2021

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November 22, 2021

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arrowJohn Robison: Adventures in cashless gaming

Adventures in cashless gaming
With cashless gaming becoming more and more prevalent in casinos, Robison provides the pros and cons from his recent experience playing slot machines with the new system at a Station Casinos property.  read more
 

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Las Vegas celebrates Black Friday and Cyber Monday

With these Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers, guests can start booking their 2022 travel plans now and take advantage of a variety of special deals and packages.  read more
Las Vegas celebrates Black Friday and Cyber Monday
 

WORLD SERIES OF POKER News

WORLD SERIES OF POKER

Koray Aldemir wins 2021 WSOP Main Event

Overcoming a field of 6,650 entrants, Aldemir captured the World Series of Poker Main Event on Wednesday night, hauling in $8 million and taking home the most coveted bracelet in poker.  read more

Leo Margets makes history at the WSOP

Margets outlasted a field of 1,903 participants in the $1,500 The Closer event and, in doing so, became the first woman to win a bracelet in an open-entry event at the 2021 World Series.  read more

Another WSOP victory for Mateos

Adrian Mateos won his fourth World Series of Poker gold bracelet on Saturday when he was victorious in the 2021 WSOP $250,000 Super High Roller for more than $3,200,000.  read more

Third WSOP bracelet goes to Ausmus

Jeremy Ausmus topped the 85-entry field, including Phil Hellmuth who finished second, in the $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller for $1,188,918.  read more

2022 WSOP to move to Las Vegas Strip

Caesars Entertainment announced last Wednesday that next year's World Series of Poker will move to Bally's and Paris Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, beginning 31 May.  read more

Elezra enshrined into Poker Hall of Fame

Originally hailing from Israel, Eli Elezra has several notable tournament wins, including four WSOP gold bracelets and more than $2.6 million in career winnings.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Tropicana Atlantic City hits 40 years

The Tropicana invites guests to celebrate throughout the month, including the chance to win 40,000 Reward Credits on 26 and 27 November.  read more

Hollywood Casino Morgantown to open on 22 December

The Morgantown casino represents Penn National's fourth facility in Pennsylvania, joining Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Hollywood Casino at the Meadows in Washington and Hollywood Casino York  read more

Churchill Downs selected to develop Indiana casino

Last week, Churchill Downs Incorporated announced that the Indiana Gaming Commission selected the company’s application for a casino owner’s license to develop the Queen of Terre Haute Casino Resort.  read more

Flamingo Las Vegas kicks off 75th anniversary celebration

Now through the end of the year, guests can enjoy anniversary-themed offers at the resort, from a social media sweepstakes to hotel, spa and wedding packages.  read more

Casinos temporarily close early in Netherlands

There is a new set of measures that include a mandatory closing time for land-based gambling venues, including casinos and slot machine arcades.  read more

Casino opens at Fairmont El San Juan Hotel

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and LionGrove opened to doors to its Foxwoods El San Juan Casino in Puerto Rico on 17 November as part of a soft launch.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

New highs for Michigan sportsbooks in October

Michigan’s online sportsbooks accepted a record $463.6 million in bets in October, up 30.8% from $354.3 million in September. That total easily topped the previous online high of $359.5 million set in March.  read more

TWiG: Turkey, stuffing and mobile sports betting

Host J. Todd focuses on mobile sports betting in New York, as the state makes a decision on operators and taxes. Plus, we have an update regarding the ongoing fight for sports betting in Florida.  read more

SolSports opens at Casino Del Sol

Guests now have the opportunity to watch and wager on a variety of professional and college sporting events at the new on-site sportsbook at the Arizona resort.  read more

More sports betting records broken in New Jersey

New Jersey's online and retail sportsbooks drew $1.3 billion in bets in October, easily topping September's record handle of $1.01 billion by 28.9%.  read more

Big month for Pennsylvania sportsbooks

The record $776 million in bets pushed the state's lifetime handle to more than $10 billion, joining New Jersey as the only states to produce $1 billion in revenue in a calendar year.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

Pearl River Resort awards $1.1 million jackpot

On 13 October, a player won $1.16 million playing Wheel of Fortune 4D at Silver Star Hotel & Casino at Pearl River Resort in Mississippi.  read more

$1.3 million win at Las Vegas Strip casino

A lucky Caesars Rewards member hit a Mega Progressive Jackpot on Face Up Pai Gow for $1,393,273 at Harrah's Las Vegas Casino & Hotel on Sunday, 14 November.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Chelsea Handler to perform at The Mirage

Comedienne Chelsea Handler is returning to The Mirage in Las Vegas as part of the Aces of Comedy series Saturday, 7 May 2022 at 10 p.m.  read more

Rivers Casino Philadelphia to host Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown is known to bring a showstopping performance wherever he goes. His next stop will be The Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia on Saturday, 15 January.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Last Thursday, Maryland's Sports Wagering Application Review Commission approved five casinos to begin accepting sports wagers: Hollywood Casino, Horseshoe Casino, Live! Casino & Hotel, MGM National Harbor and Ocean Downs Casino.
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