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January 23, 2023

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January 23, 2023

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What slot players think
In this week's column, Scoblete stresses the importance of slot machines in the world of the casinos despite players' lack of control over the games. This is important as between 65% and 90% of casinos’ revenue comes from slots.  read more

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TWiG: US gambling sets all-time record

With December's numbers still pending, revenue for gambling in the U.S. in 2022 had already reached more than $54.9 billion. The previous record was set at $53 billion in 2021.  read more
TWiG: US gambling sets all-time record



Massachusetts OKs mobile sports operators

With mobile sports betting set to launch in March, commissioners voted on the preliminary suitability of the six operators that applied for an untethered Category 3 license, including FanDuel and DraftKings.  read more

Circa Sports Nevada NFL contests award $12 million

Circa Survivor broke professional football contest records with two checks for over $3 million each. Circa Million IV delivered $6 million in prizes and awarded $1 million to the first-place finisher.  read more

Raynham Park currently building Caesars Sportsbook

The partnership marks Caesars’ first in-person foray into Massachusetts and includes the eventual opening of a 30,000-square-foot Caesars Sportsbook retail location.  read more

Fanatics Sportsbook opens at Washington Commanders stadium

The online and retail sports betting division of the Fanatics digital sports platform made history becoming the first legal sports betting operator to open a retail sportsbook inside an NFL Stadium.  read more

Mohegan Sun to host Super Bowl LVII Party

Fans at FanDuel Sportsbook in Connecticut can catch the action on the 140-foot-wide video wall, enjoy a buffet, drink menu and various betting options on 12 February.  read more

Hard Rock Hollywood to host inaugural Pickleball Slam

Tennis legends Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, John McEnroe, and Andy Roddick will be competing for a $1 million purse in April 2023 at the Florida property.  read more

Resorts World Las Vegas presents the 888 Experience

The resort will offer racing enthusiasts a chance to enjoy the historic inaugural Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix in November with all-inclusive experience offerings.  read more



Three jackpots won at Caesars Las Vegas casinos

During the past weekend, three Caesars Rewards members won jackpots at Caesars Entertainment's Las Vegas resorts, totaling nearly $450,000.  read more

Valley Forge Casino Resort returns to 24-hour service

Patrons at the Pennsylvania casino can continue playing live table games and placing bets at FanDuel sportsbook during the day, but as of last Friday, the casino is now operating twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.  read more

Agua Caliente's Sunstone Spa named best spa in California

In addition to Sunstone Spa’s recognition as the best spa in the Coachella Valley, Spas of America released named Agua Caliente Casinos’ Sunstone Spa as the top spa in California.  read more

Singing Hills Golf at Sycuan Casino completes its hotel remodel

Each of the hotel's 82 guestrooms, 14 suites and four hospitality suites have been completely updated in the California resort.  read more

Wynn Las Vegas debuts living well program

The program offers guests health and wellness experiences at the resort, including Tom Brady and Alex Guerrero's TB12 method and golf at Wynn Golf Club.  read more

Pennsylvania shatters gaming revenue record

The combined revenue of slot machine, table games, sports wagering, iGaming, video gaming terminals and fantasy contests totaled $5,211,303,191 compared to $4,734,552,201 in 2021.  read more



Mohegan Sun to kick off slot tournament

The Connecticut casino is inviting its Momentum members to two days of slot tournament action beginning Sunday, 19 February, that will award a top prize of $5,000 each day.  read more

Local hits $125,000 jackpot at IP Casino Resort in Mississippi

The player, who wished to remain anonymous, placed a $75 bet on a Huff N' Puff slot machine before winning $125,177 on 4 January.  read more

Diamond Jo Worth Casino pays out jackpot

Last week, a player hit for over $90,000 while playing a Wheel of Fortune slot at the Iowa casino.  read more



M Resort Casino to celebrate Lunar New Year

Locals and tourists are invited to the Nevada establishment for traditional dances, decorations, and delicacies, including a Chinese lion and dragon dance performance.  read more

Boyd Gaming properties ready for Year of the Rabbit

Lion’s Dance performances and authentic dining experiences will be held at both The Orleans Hotel and Casino and Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  read more

Palace Station and Red Rock set for Chinese New Year

Celebratory dances will take place at both Las Vegas casinos on specific days during the month of January.  read more



Chelsea Handler tour heading to Las Vegas

The 2023 Critics Choice Awards and GRAMMY-nominated comedian and television host will perform her 2023 Little Big Bitch Tour at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in April.  read more

Madonna: The Celebration Tour to make Sin City stop

The 35-city global tour will make a Las Vegas stop at T-Mobile Arena Saturday, 7 October.  read more

Dane Cook set to return to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip resort is ready to welcome back comedian and actor Dane Cook to The Chelsea stage on Saturday, 1 April.  read more

Seal to perform at The Venetian on The Strip

The GRAMMY Award-winning icon will take his 30th Anniversary Tour to The Venetian Las Vegas in June.  read more

Beatles tribute invades Rivers Casino Philadelphia

The international tour of Yesterday: The Beatles Tribute is bringing The Beatles’ feel-good classic sounds to The Event Center on Friday, 24 March.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
West Virginia is now the lone state in the U.S. to offer live greyhound racing after Southland Casino Hotel in Arkansas officially closed its track on New Year's Eve.
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