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May 23, 2016

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Cruise ship blackjack strategy

Cruise ship blackjack strategy
Game variations on cruise ships are common, especially in blackjack. Grochowski explains why you should exercise caution when playing on the high seas, particularly when it comes to splitting and doubling down.  read more

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Fremont Street says goodbye to trio of 'vintage Vegas' properties

With the sale and impending closing of Mermaids Casino, La Bayou and Girls of Glitter Gulch, Downtown Las Vegas will once again lose some nostalgia, making way for a more modern resort casino.  read more
Fremont Street says goodbye to trio of 'vintage Vegas' properties



Red Rock Casino player hits $1.3 million jackpot

The massive win at the Las Vegas resort came on the Wheel of Fortune game, the most successful slot title of all time, which has minted more than 1,000 millionaires and delivered over $3 billion in jackpots.  read more

GameCo licenses first game for its VGM product

The video gambling machine offers a 45-second, skill-based experience on casino floors, delivering the same return to players as traditional slot machines.  read more

The Reel Life: Scaring the children edition

This week's boneheaded criminal had a run-in with his local police chief before he'd even finished committing a crime.  read more



Resorts World Las Vegas gets OK for megaresort

The $4 billion Chinese-themed venue on the north end of the Strip owned by the Malaysia-based Genting Group is set to open in 2019. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more

Caesars union workers question executive bonuses

Workers from Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Biloxi, Tunica, Baltimore and Indiana protested the proposed bonuses that could total up to almost $50 million.  read more

Atlantic City casino to undergo $15 million renovation

Carl Icahn, the new owner of the Trump Taj Mahal, plans to renovate the property by adding 250 slot machines, reopening the poker room and refurbishing 180 guest rooms. (Associated Press)  read more

Celebrity Chef partners with Tropicana Las Vegas

Restaurant: Impossible host Robert Irvine takes on Las Vegas with a new signature restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip.  read more



Board: Sportsbook operator underpaid bettors

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has filed a complaint against CG Technology, claiming it underpaid 20,000 wagers while overpaying 11,000 bets totaling $100,000. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more

William Hill US improves summer Olympics wagering menu

Initially offering eight ways to bet the 2016 summer games, William Hill US added 41 events, including track and field, volleyball and handball.  read more



Largest Topgolf franchise opens in Las Vegas

Sitting on eight acres just behind MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Topgolf Las Vegas features 108 climate-controlled hitting bays, two pools, cabanas, a concert venue, VIP suites, five bars and special event spaces.  read more

Norwegian Air adding Las Vegas-London service

The Norway-based carrier announced Monday that it would begin flying twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays between McCarran International Airport and London's Gatwick International. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more



New members for Women in Poker Hall of Fame

Victoria Coren Mitchel and Debbie Burkhead will be inducted at a ceremony on July 6 at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  read more

Punta Cana Poker Classic changes venues

The 2016 event is moving from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana to the luxurious Meliá Caribe Tropical and Casino Palma Real in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  read more

Pala Casino announces new poker room schedule

The southern California casino will host multiple events, including the $100,000 River Card Quest for the Cup Mega tournament.  read more



J.Lo coming to The Cromwell this weekend

Drai's Nightclub at The Cromwell in Las Vegas plays host to Carnival Del Sol and Jennifer Lopez on Sunday.  read more

2016 Atlantic City Beach Concert Series heating up

Jimmy Buffet brings his Coral Reefer Band to delight his Parrothead followers on Saturday, Aug. 13, along with special guest G. Love & Special Sauce.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
"Bliss Dance," the 40-foot-tall sculpture of a dancing woman inside The Park, MGM's new entertainment district on the Las Vegas Strip, weighs 7,500 pounds, is illuminated by 3,000 colored LED lights and cost more than $2 million.
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