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July 24, 2023

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July 24, 2023

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arrowJohn Grochowski: Great players make blackjack mistakes

Great players make blackjack mistakes
Whether it's due to fatigue, a misread of the cards or just a brain cramp, blackjack players make mistakes. Grochowski reminisces about how he and his friends make goofs from time to time at the tables.  read more
 

Featured Story

TWiG: Rio Las Vegas to undergo $850 million facelift

In this week's video, we discuss how the Rio is not only sticking around, but it's also getting much-needed renovations. The 2,500 rooms in both towers will be updated and the casino floor will be expanded from 117,000 to 150,000 square feet.  read more
TWiG: Rio Las Vegas to undergo $850 million facelift
 

WORLD SERIES OF POKER News

WORLD SERIES OF POKER

2023 WSOP shatters several records

Following eight historic weeks of nonstop play, the 54th annual World Series of Poker officially concluded at the Paris Las Vegas and Horseshoe in Las Vegas on 18 July.  read more

Berger finishes off the 2023 WSOP with a victory

Paul Berger defeated Yuri Dzivielevski in last event of the 2023 WSOP, the $1,000 Super Turbo No-Limit Hold'em, for a payday of $212,645.  read more

Keating prevails for his first WSOP bracelet

Alex Keating took down Guoliang Wei for a $701,688 first-place prize in the $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event.  read more

Lee outlasts competition for a WSOP title

Canadian Kang Hyun Lee bested Eric Mizrachi and walked home with $236,741 in the $1,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em event.  read more

Miller takes home second WSOP bracelet of 2023

Ryan Miller outlasted Leonard August in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E., winning a gold bracelet and a check worth $208,460.  read more

Reard fights back and claims WSOP victory

Alexandre Reard bested Stephen Chidwick in heads-up play to win $1,057,663 in the $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship event.  read more

SPORTS News

SPORTS

UNLV to host Sports, Entertainment & Innovation Conference

The July 2024 event will include exhibitor pods, innovation labs, daily keynotes, seminars/sessions, roundtables, and daily wrap parties with music entertainment.  read more

CASINO News

CASINO

Massachusetts casinos bring in over $100 million

The Gaming Commission reported that Plainridge Park Casino, MGM Springfield and Encore Boston Harbor generated approximately $101 million in Gross Gaming Revenue in June.  read more

Oneida Indian Nation announces details of $370 million evolution

More than an expansion, this reinvestment, which will begin early next year, will be a complete evolution of the resort destination in New York with a new conference center, outdoor event spaces, hotel, and more.  read more

Borgata Casino pays out $1.5 million win

A table games player at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City hit the Bonus Spin Xtreme progressive jackpot of $1.5 million last Friday.  read more

Tropicana Atlantic City announces summer movie line-up

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One, and Oppenheimer will be shown at the IMAX Theatre.  read more

Detroit casinos report $101.5 million in June revenue

MGM Grand Detroit Casino, MotorCity Casino, and Hollywood Casino at Greektown generated $101.9 million from table games and slots.  read more

Graton Casino is accepting applications for free dealer school

Classes at the Rohnert Park, California casino will take place from 31 July through 8 September for those over 21 years old who are interested in being a dealer for live table games.  read more

MGM Resorts recognized as a Best Company for DEI

Black Enterprise, a media company dedicated to black business and economic empowerment, named the resort one of the best in 2023 for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  read more

Three Beau Rivage restaurants earn Wine Spectator award

BR Prime, Stalla and Jia in the Biloxi resort have all been honored for their wine programs in Wine Spectator's 2023 Restaurant Awards, which celebrate the world’s best restaurants for wine.  read more

Indian gaming breaks revenue records in Fiscal Year 2022

The National Indian Gaming Commission released Fiscal Year 2022 Gross Gaming Revenue numbers totaling $40.9 billion, an increase of 4.9% over FY 2021.  read more

LAS VEGAS LIFE News

LAS VEGAS LIFE

Downtown Grand Las Vegas promotions

The "Welcome Back to the Downtown" deals continue in August with multiple gambling, food, drink and entertainment options.  read more

Summer in Las Vegas is filled with entertainment

From resident headliners to touring acts and sets by stand-up comedians, there are many ways to experience the destination’s unparalleled stages this summer.  read more

HaSalon restaurant opens at The Venetian Las Vegas

The Mediterranean locale debuted last Wednesday. It is located just off The Palazzo casino floor and is open Thursday-Saturday from 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.  read more

ENTERTAINMENT News

ENTERTAINMENT

Seinfeld returning to Caesars Palace in 2024

The comedian and actor will perform his new show inside The Colosseum for two performances apiece in April, August and September.  read more

Lee Brice to perform at Mohegan Sun

The country-music singer will take to the stage at the Connecticut casino in October to sing hits like "I Don't Dance" and "Rumor."  read more

Rob Zombie & Alice Cooper to play Planet Hollywood Las Vegas

"The Greatest Blood-Show on Earth" special Halloween weekend performance takes place on Saturday, 28 October in the Bakkt Theater.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
MGM Resorts plans to begin construction in the second half of 2024 on Japan's first casino, which will be located in Osaka, according to the company's President and CEO Bill Hornbuckle in an interview with Las Vegas Review Journal.
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