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February 25, 2019

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February 25, 2019

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arrowJohn Grochowski: What's with straight flushes?

What's with straight flushes?
Grochowski responds to a question regarding the straight flush payoff in video poker being the same as or less than a four of a kind. As a player, he would rather have big payoffs on hands that come up more often.  read more

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Caesars Entertainment and DraftKings agree to multi-state deal

DraftKings will promote Caesars Entertainment as its official casino resort partner in U.S. states where the companies collaborate, while Caesars Entertainment will receive an equity stake in DraftKings as part of the deal.  read more
Caesars Entertainment and DraftKings agree to multi-state deal



Washington, DC approves sports betting bill

The bill paves the way for Intralot, the D.C. Lottery operator, to become the sports betting app provider, despite opposition from four of the 12 D.C. Council members.  read more

Ultimate Pro Football Challenge returns to Westgate

Entries for the “world's most popular professional football handicapping contest” will be accepted beginning 1 March, with another record-breaking prize pool anticipated.  read more



MGC votes to settle Wynn lawsuit

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission unanimously voted 5-0 to allow the conclusion of its suitability review into if Wynn Resorts should hold a casino license and open Encore Boston Harbor in June.  read more



Peters wins US Open Main Event

David Peters is bringing home $1,320,000 after winning the $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.  read more

WSOP announces online bracelet events for 2019

The 50th Annual World Series of Poker in Las Vegas will offer nine online gold bracelet events from 2 June to 14 July.  read more

MSPT unveils upcoming stops

In the next two months, the MSPT will return to Grand Falls Casino in Iowa, Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Iowa and Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Wisconsin.  read more



$1 million jackpot at Riverwind Casino

Last week, a lucky player hit a jackpot for $1,117,047.93 playing the Smooth As Silk slot from Video Gaming Technologies at the Oklahoma casino.  read more



Casino Del Sol's new hotel has final beam placed

This milestone marks the halfway point in the construction process at the Arizona resort. The amenities of Estrella at Casino Del Sol, which is scheduled to open in November, include meeting rooms, a lounge area and a fitness center.  read more

Blinko Bonanza coming to Barona Casino

Every 15 minutes during select hours on each Friday in March, a lucky player will be selected to play Blinko for a chance to win up to $2,000 at the California casino.  read more

Table games revenue for Pennsylvania increased in January

The report shows that table games revenue for January 2019 was $74,409,695, an increase of 4.75% over January of last year when revenue was $71,032,273.  read more

March promotions for SLS Las Vegas

Club 52 card holders are eligible to receive unique benefits, personalized offers and more from the Las Vegas resort.  read more



Ultimate Vegas Sports Weekend returns

This year's events will begin with the free Fan Fest at the Events Center on 28 February followed by NASCAR, U.S. Sevens Rugby, UFC and Vegas Golden Knights hockey.  read more

Las Rageous Music Festival back in Las Vegas

For the third year, the rock and metal music festival will be at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on 18 and 19 October.  read more

Fremont Street Experience celebrates St. Patrick's Day

The four-day ShamROCK celebration, which begins on 14 March, includes live entertainment from 16 bands, discounts on rides and more.  read more



Peter Frampton Finale heads to Connecticut

The guitarist will be joined by Jason Bonham for a performance on 2 September at Mohegan Sun Arena.  read more

Jimmy Buffett to perform at MGM Grand in Las Vegas

MGM Grand Garden Arena will host Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band for a one-night-only show on 19 October.  read more

Bull riding returns to South Point

The Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour will be at the Las Vegas resort's Arena and Equestrian Center on 2 March with 24 of the world's best bull riders.  read more

Live! Casino and Hotel hosts Howie Mandel

The comedian joins the Maryland resort's entertainment lineup with a performance on 17 May at the Event Center.  read more

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Did You Know?
Green Book won Best Picture at the 2019 Oscars on Sunday night at a +280 price. Roma was the heavy odds on favorite at -300.
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