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August 23, 2021

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August 23, 2021

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Lady Gaga to return to Park MGM in Las Vegas

Lady Gaga will take the Park Theater stage on the Las Vegas Strip for nine performances of her critically acclaimed Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano show in October. Tickets go on sale this week.  read more
Lady Gaga to return to Park MGM in Las Vegas
 

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

TWiG: Vegas casinos to require vaccines?

Some casinos in the U.S. are requiring COVID vaccinations before admitting guests, and shows in Las Vegas are doing the same. Could Sin City casinos be next?  read more

Main Street Station Casino set to reopen

Downtown Las Vegas' Main Street Station Casino Brewery and Hotel announced it will reopen on Wednesday, 8 September at 6 a.m.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Isle of Capri Casino Lake Charles to come ashore

Caesars Entertainment shared further plans on its investment to bring casino operations ashore while also transforming the Louisiana property into the all-new Horseshoe Casino Lake Charles.  read more

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and The Landing Hotel connect

The bi-level enclosed corridor that attaches the North Shore casino to its new hotel connected for the first time last week and is expected to open sometime next year.  read more

SkyCity closes several properties in Australia

Last week, SkyCity announced it closed its Auckland, Hamilton and Queenstown casino and entertainment facilities due to an increase in the New Zealand's COVID-19 Alert Level.  read more

New York City to require vaccine proof for casinos

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last Monday a new vaccination mandate for casinos, indoor dining, entertainment and other venues that started 17 August.  read more

FireKeepers Casino Hotel opens new hotel

The new eight-story hotel at the Indiana property is accompanied by a larger high-limit gaming area for slots and table games delivering 50% more slot machines.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

Circa Sports to host sports betting panel

On 28 August, Circa Sports will host its second annual panel of sports betting experts and personalities from the Vegas Sports and Information Network at Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.  read more

Sports betting heading for South Dakota

BetMGM announced an exclusive partnership with Liv Hospitality's Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort and Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort, offering future retail and mobile sports betting in Deadwood.  read more

Caesars teams up with The Fiesta Bowl

The Fiesta Bowl Organization announced it has joined forces with Caesars Entertainment in a first-of-its-kind sports betting and fantasy gaming partnership for a college football Bowl game.  read more

New York mobile sports betting regulations approved

The New York State Gaming Commission agreed on and published the rules and regulations for mobile sports betting in the state, which plans to go live in early 2022.  read more

PA sports betting volume hits lowest level in a year

Bettors placed $304.4 million in wagers at Pennsylvania's online and retail sportsbooks in July, down 27.6% from $420.2 million in June.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

PeakSlant49 slots now at San Manuel Casino

IGT announced last week that its PeakSlant49 cabinet with video core content is now entertaining players at San Manuel Casino in California.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Josh Turner announces Sin City performance

Multi-platinum-selling recording artist Josh Turner will perform at The Venetian Theater inside The Venetian in Las Vegas Saturday, 4 December.  read more

Adam Lambert adds sixth show on Las Vegas Strip

Adam Lambert added a sixth show to his limited engagement at The Venetian Theater at The Venetian on Wednesday, 20 October.  read more

Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque Du Soleil returns

After 17 months, Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil finally made its grand return to a sold-out audience at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas last night. Michael Jackson ONE performs Thursday – Monday on select show days.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Last week, MGM Springfield in Massachusetts announced that poker will return before the end of 2021 with only 10 to 12 tables available instead of the usual 28.
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