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Why do you play video poker?
There are many reasons that gamblers choose video poker over slots or sitting down at the tables in a casino. Stickman breaks down the different types of players and why they choose what they do.  read more

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TWiG: Gearing up for the F1 in Las Vegas

In our most recent video, we discuss how Sin City is being turned upside down for Las Vegas Grand Prix, which begins 16 November and will be held on a temporary street circuit that will race down the Las Vegas Strip. J. Todd provides course details, road closures, and viewing options.  read more
TWiG: Gearing up for the F1 in Las Vegas



DraftKings Sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale opens

The DraftKings Sportsbook is the first of its kind to open at a PGA TOUR tournament location, as TPC Scottsdale is home to the iconic WM Phoenix Open.  read more

MGM Resorts ready for F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix

MGM Resorts International is putting the pedal to the metal for the Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix from 16-18 November, creating exclusive events, artist engagements and more.  read more



License renewed for Rivers Casino Philadelphia

In making the decision, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board determined that Sugarhouse HSP Gaming had fulfilled the obligations under its previously approved casino operator's license.  read more

Cordish Companies approved to operate casino in Bossier City

Cordish can now finalize the acquisition of Diamond Jacks Casino & Hotel in Bossier City and begin its transformation into a Live! branded casino resort and entertainment destination, slated to open in 2025.  read more

Massachusetts releases September wagering revenue

Last month, Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated approximately $90.39 million in gross gaming revenue.  read more

Sandy's Racing and Gaming set for grand opening

Opening Thursday, the Kentucky venue will feature 700 slot-like games, nightly musical performances, a BetMGM Sportsbook and the state's first quarter-horse racetrack, equestrian center and gaming facility.  read more

Gordon Ramsay Steak to debut at Horseshoe Lake Charles

Celebrated chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay is set to make his Louisiana debut with the opening of Gordon Ramsay Steak at Horseshoe Lake Charles in November.  read more

Rockin' Christmas coming to M Resort Spa Casino

Opening Friday, 17 November, the Henderson, Nevada casino will turn up the holiday spirit by hosting a family-friendly holiday attraction.  read more

Pennsylvania Gaming Board levies $73,075 in fines

The approved consent agreements were the result of negotiations between the Office of Enforcement Counsel and three license holders representing two casinos and a Video Gaming Terminal establishment.  read more

The ARCADE at Harrah’s Atlantic City to open next week

Opening on 1 November, the 5,328-square-foot arcade features more than 60 supersized games, including classics like Skee-Ball, air hockey, basketball, race car-themed games, and a claw machine.  read more



Five wins at Caesars Las Vegas properties

Over last weekend, five jackpots were awarded at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts totaling more than $800,000, including a $372,890 win at The LINQ Hotel + Experience.  read more

World Poker Tour Season XXII first half schedule set

The World Poker Tour locked in the first half of the Season XXII schedule, offering a combination of seven WPT Prime and four WPT Main Tour festivals across the globe from late January to early June.  read more



The first "Speed Season" in Las Vegas

With many racing events scheduled to take place this November, including the inaugural F1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix, the month has been designated Speed Season throughout the destination.  read more

Fontainebleau's NYE to include Post Malone

Post Malone will perform two consecutive nights at the resort’s 3,800-seat BleauLive Theater on 30 and 31 December, the Las Vegas resort's first New Year's Eve Weekend.  read more



Bad Bunny bringing his tour to Las Vegas

The GRAMMY-Award winner will take the stage for two nights at the T-Mobile Arena in February.  read more

U2 adds 11 new show dates for Sphere

The announcement comes after the first nine sold-out shows in Las Vegas to meet the overwhelming demand for "U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere."  read more

Toby Keith set to headline Dolby Live at Park MGM

The Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee will headline two Las Vegas shows at Dolby Live in December.  read more

All Star Comedy Jam returning to Resorts World Las Vegas

Hosted by Deon Cole, the showcase in February will feature D.L. Hughley, Earthquake, and Desi Banks, along with other comedians.  read more

Dancing with the Stars Live returns to Mohegan Sun Arena

The stage show will feature professional dancers from the hit television series performing new numbers as the live production returns to Connecticut on Saturday, 13 January.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
U.S. commercial gaming revenue increased by 4.9% in August on a year-over-year basis, marking the country's 30th straight month with year-over-year growth.
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