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April 24, 2023

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arrowJerry Stickman: Do you get what you put in?

Do you get what you put in?
Stickman discusses the return on slot machines and video poker machines in casinos. Do you get a higher return on the higher-denomination slots? What determines the payout?  read more

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Derrick Rose hosting chess tourney at Resorts World Las Vegas

The 2011 NBA MVP announced he is launching the inaugural "Chesstival" tournament and festival at Resorts World Las Vegas from 7-8 July with a $7,500 buy-in and the winner taking home $50,000.  read more
Derrick Rose hosting chess tourney at Resorts World Las Vegas



Another millionaire crowned on Las Vegas Strip

Last Tuesday, a Caesars Rewards member hit the mega progressive jackpot for $1,333,121 while playing Pai Gow Poker at the Flamingo.  read more

Planet Hollywood pays out Three Card Poker jackpot

Christian Short of Pennsylvania won $158,505 last Wednesday after hitting a Mega Progressive jackpot playing Three Card Poker at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip.  read more



Gateway Casinos in Ontario temporarily closed

The company is doing everything it can to restore its IT systems and reopen as soon as possible following the ransomware attack.  read more

TWiG: MSG Sphere nears opening in Las Vegas

This week's video revolves around the MSG Sphere and provides details on the $1.8 billion arena that spans 400-feet-high by 500-feet-wide.  read more

Live! Casino Pittsburgh launches locally brewed beer

Created by Four Seasons Brewing Company in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Live! Lime Lager is a summer beer, brewed with flaked maize and lime zest.  read more

Encore Boston Harbor opens Rare Lounge

Located adjacent to the Massachusetts casino's Rare Steakhouse, the lounge opened on 12 April and is under the direction of recently appointed Executive Chef Megan Vaughan.  read more

Beau Rivage Resort Casino adds new dining experience

Aria Las Vegas' dining spot has made its way to South Mississippi with a menu of Coastal-inspired dishes, a classic New Orleans cocktail menu, themed dinner nights and a weekend Champagne Brunch.  read more

Resorts Casino Hotel to celebrate 45th anniversary

Festivities for the first casino hotel in Atlantic City are set to begin on Friday, 26 May, as actor Kelsey Grammer and Mayor Marty Small Sr. host the Annual Opening of the Sea Ceremony.  read more

Commerce Casino sets EZ Baccarat table record

California is EZ Baccarat’s largest market with more than 530 EZ Baccarat Tables at 50 casinos throughout the state.  read more

Hofstra University files special proceeding over casino proposal

The New York college says the Planning Commission failed to properly notice and conduct its meetings regarding the transfer of the lease to Las Vegas Sands.  read more



Online sports betting bolsters Bay State numbers

During the first three weeks of legal online sports betting in Massachusetts (10-31 March), $548.1 million was wagered on mobile devices, helping the Bay State record the third-highest overall handle in the U.S. in March, behind just New York and New Jersey.  read more

Pennsylvania exceeds $500 million in gaming revenue

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported that for the first time the total revenue generated from all forms of gaming along with fantasy contests during March 2023 was $515,278,831, an increase of 11.35% compared to March 2022.  read more

Formation of Coalition for Responsible Sports Betting Advertising

The voluntary association of sports leagues and media entities are committed to doing their part to help ensure a responsible approach to sports betting advertising.  read more

Catch the Kentucky Derby at Treasure Island in Las Vegas

In addition to Golden Circle Sportsbook & Bar, visitors can enjoy a full bar, VIP seating and numerous dining options consisting of both small bites and main courses.  read more



$3.2 million progressive win at Casino Woodbine

Great Canadian Rewards member Marcelo Loyola won big playing the slots in Toronto on 21 April in memory of his late-girlfriend, who recently passed away suddenly.  read more

Spirit of Sovereignty Slot Tournaments raise $24,000

The Spirit of Sovereignty will direct the winnings of the top three finishers from the 29 March event to tribal college scholarships and reservation-based youth programming.  read more



U2 announces dates for MSG Sphere shows

From 29 September to 8 October, the rock band will bring a live music experience to the new entertainment venue in Las Vegas behind The Venetian.  read more

Erika Jayne starting a Las Vegas residency

The TV personality and dance artist will perform 11 shows starting in August at the House of Blues at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  read more

Jeff Foxworthy bringing his show to Las Vegas

The comedian's The Good Old Days tour will roll into Sin City for two nights in December at The Mirage.  read more

Anthony Rodia returning to The Venetian Las Vegas

Comedian Anthony Rodia is bringing his Totally Relatable Tour to The Summit Showroom inside The Venetian Las Vegas on 15 July.  read more

98 Degrees coming to Rivers Casino Schenectady

The R&B vocal group will celebrate 25 years with an evening of catchy melodies in September.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Last week, the NFL suspended five players, including four on the Detroit Lions, for violating the league's gambling policy, most notably, last year's 12th pick Jameson Williams.
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