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May 23, 2022

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May 23, 2022

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Doubling 11 versus 10

Doubling 11 versus 10
Many blackjack players have a difficult time deciding whether or not to double down on 11 when a dealer is showing a 10 in blackjack. Today, Grochowski gives his take on the debate.  read more
 

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Busy schedule of Las Vegas events for Memorial Day Weekend

Las Vegas casino resorts have an array of parties and special events planned for the upcoming holiday weekend, whether it's splashing under the sun at a day club, dancing the night away at a top-notch nightclub, or enjoying headliner entertainment.  read more
Busy schedule of Las Vegas events for Memorial Day Weekend
 

SPORTS News

SPORTS

Early Voting wins the 147th Preakness Stakes

Early Voting captured the 147th Preakness Stakes at 7-2 odds at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, providing trainer Chad Brown with a second win in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.  read more

Sports betting in Pennsylvania slips in April

Pennsylvania's sportsbooks drew $572.8 million in wagers in April, up 19% from $479.4 million from April 2021, but down 20% from $715.0 million in March 2022.  read more

Free sports betting app ready to go in Ohio

The Ohio-born betJACK app is available now as a Training Camp for Ohio fans who want to practice their skills with a free experience before real betting becomes available next year.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

DraftKings launches products in Ontario

DraftKings will deliver customers in Ontario a sports betting experience through its app, as well as more than 130 game variations through DraftKings Casino such as baccarat, blackjack, roulette and slots.  read more

MGM Resorts acquires The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Last week, MGM Resorts International announced the closing of its transaction with Blackstone to acquire the operations of the Las Vegas Strip property for $1.625 billion.  read more

POKER News

POKER

Michigan signs multi-jurisdictional agreement

An agreement signed by Michigan Gaming Control Board Executive Director Henry Williams allows internet poker players in Michigan to compete against players in Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey.  read more

Golden Nugget welcomes Grand Poker Series

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel and Casino will host the 14th Annual Grand Poker Series 31 May from 3 July in the Grand Event Center, featuring 81 tournaments spread across 34 days.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Plaza Hotel & Casino to celebrate July 4th

The rooftop Pool at the Plaza, which offers a retro Palm Springs-meets classic downtown Las Vegas ambiance complete with cocktail service and private cabanas, will be the scene for fun and music all weekend.  read more

New restaurant and cantina at Palace Station Hotel

The award-winning margaritas and Mexican food of Tacos & Tequila have returned to Las Vegas with a vibrant new restaurant and cantina at Palace Station Hotel and Casino.  read more

SLOTS News

SLOTS

$1 million slot tournament win at M Resort

After three rounds of tournament play, Christine, who was visiting Las Vegas from St. Louis, ended up with the highest cumulative score to win $1 million.  read more

Seminole Coconut Creek awards seven-figure jackpot

The guest was playing the Aristocrat Dragon Link Panda Magic slot machine at the Florida casino on Sunday, 15 May and won $1,168,274.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Usher adds two dates for Park MGM residency

The eight-time Grammy Award-winner Usher announced two additional dates for his Las Vegas residency on Wednesday, 7 September and Wednesday, 12 October.  read more

The Venetian Las Vegas set to host Tracy Morgan

Comedian Tracy Morgan will bring the laughs to the stage at The Venetian Theater inside The Venetian Las Vegas Saturday, 24 September.  read more

DJ Jazzy Jeff residency at Rivers Philadelphia

Get ready for free “flipped, turned upside down" nights when West Philadelphia native DJ Jazzy Jeff sets up his residency at Rivers Casino Philadelphia on 2 July.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Last Thursday, Minnesota's Senate Finance Committee voted 5-4 in favor of a proposal to allow tribal casinos and race tracks to provide sports betting.
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