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December 23, 2019

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December 23, 2019

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arrowJohn Grochowski: The truth about video reels

The truth about video reels
Grochowski discusses how video reels take up no physical space. They can be as long or short as the game designer needs to make the odds come out right.  read more

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Las Vegas raises a glass to 2020

The Strip and Downtown Las Vegas will ring in 2020 with entertainment, pyrotechnic displays, culinary offerings and much more for guests to give a farewell to 2019.  read more
Las Vegas raises a glass to 2020



DraftKings to become public company

The combined company will be the only vertically-integrated pure-play sports betting and online gaming company based in the U.S. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2020.  read more

Michigan legalizes sports betting and internet gambling

Governor Whitmer signed the bipartisan legislation last week and revenue will support the School Aid Fund and First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund.  read more

Hard Rock's sportsbook goes live in Iowa

Powered by the Gaming Innovation Group, the mobile friendly online sportsbook launched in Sioux City on 17 December.  read more

William Hill adds Las Vegas strip sportsbook at Circus Circus

The sports betting company began operations on the Las Vegas facility on 20 December. The sportsbook will also be renovated after the Super Bowl.  read more

Pennsylvania sportsbooks boom as industry turns one

Celebrating the industry's first birthday in November, sportsbooks across the state set a new handle record surpassing $1 billion in lifetime wagers.  read more



Lex Live returning to London from 17-26 April

The poker event will feature a range of low buy-in tournaments including the £230 Main Event with the first flight starting 18 April.  read more

A dozen more events finalized for the 51st WSOP

The World Series of Poker events are set to run from 26 May to 15 July at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  read more

MGM Resort's first-ever East Coast Poker Tour

The tour will take place at MGM National Harbor, MGM Springfield and Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa throughout 2020 with the first events kicking off from 5-17 February.  read more



Wynn Resorts extends CEO's contract

The Wynn Resorts Board of Directors announced last week that it has unanimously agreed to extend Matt Maddox's contract as Chief Executive Officer through 2022.  read more

IP Casino rings in 2020 with chances to win cash prizes

The Mississippi casino is offering multiple ways to win with chances to take home a share of more than $150,000 in cash and $147,000 in B Rewards and promo chips.  read more

Bugsy & Meyer's Steakhouse opening at Flamingo Las Vegas

Set to debut in early 2020, the more than $10 million steakhouse will pay homage to the iconic hotel's more than 70-year history.  read more

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board awards casino license

The unanimous vote awarded a license to Mountainview Thoroughbred Racing Association to construct a Category 4 casino in Springettsbury Township, York County.  read more

San Manuel Casino opens high-end gaming and dining venue

The new gaming space will feature high limit tables and high-limit slot games, plus a new Asian inspired eatery.  read more

Pechanga Casino named founding partner of SoFi Stadium

The California resort becomes the newest founding partner of the 70,000-seat stadium and 298-acre development being built by the NFL's LA Rams.  read more



IGT's Wheel of Fortune pays 300k jackpot

The video slot just topped $300,000 when Charles from Clovis hit it big at Table Mountain Casino.  read more



ABSINTHE brings the laughs to Caesars Palace

The talented performers continue an unprecedented two shows-nightly performance schedule through the holiday season in Las Vegas.  read more

Comedian Wayne Brady coming to Encore Boston Harbor

The five-time Emmy winner and Grammy nominee will perform at the Massachusetts resort on Sunday, 19 January.  read more

The Artesian Hotel & Casino hosting New Year's Eve bash

The Oklahoma casino will ring in 2020 with a party that will feature live music, dancing, a cash bar and a midnight countdown to the new year.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
On 30 December, DraftKings plans to launch a digital sportsbook in New Hampshire, making it possible for people in The Granite State to place sports bets on the NFL playoffs, which begin on 4 January.
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