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arrowJohn Robison: Breaking up with a video poker machine

Breaking up with a video poker machine
Robison explains how his fondness for a video poker machine diminished over the past few weeks and what happened when it had to reboot on him.  read more

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Massive Pai Gow Poker win at The Orleans

The winner was playing Pai Gow Poker at the Las Vegas casino and bet $1 when he hit the rare natural seven-card straight flush, winning him a Pai Gow Poker progressive jackpot of more than $223,000.  read more
Massive Pai Gow Poker win at The Orleans



TWiG: Farewell to a bitter rival

J. Todd pays “tribute” to Las Vegas Sands founder and CEO Sheldon Adelson, a long-time opponent of online gambling, who passed away last week at the age of 87.  read more

iGaming and sports betting launches in Virginia and Michigan

We are just two weeks away from Super Bowl LV and more gamblers will be able to place bets on the big game in the U.S. than ever before.  read more

Mohegan Sun rolls out Super Bowl Package

For football's biggest night on Sunday, 7 February, the Connecticut resort’s Sky Tower and Earth Tower are currently taking reservations for a special hotel package.  read more

Hollywood Casino Aurora welcomes back guests

As of 19 January, team members and vendors were required to wear masks and will undergo health screening each day, including temperature checks, prior to their shift.  read more

Grand Victoria Casino officially reopens

After opening last week, the Illinois casino still has health and safety protocols in place for guests and team members, including everyone being required to wear a face mask.  read more

Jumer's Casino and Hotel opens back up

The Illinois property is currently operating at 25% capacity per the state's directive with a reduced number of slots and table games and no poker.  read more

MGM says it will not make offer for Entain

MGM Resorts International announced that, after careful consideration, it does not intend to submit a revised proposal to acquire the company formerly known as GVC Holdings.  read more



Pennsylvania sportsbooks continue to surge

Pennsylvania's sportsbooks accepted $548.6 million in wagers in December, with 97.6%, or $548.6 million, of all bets being placed online.  read more

NFL Championship Weekend sparks legal sportsbooks

This year’s NFL Conference Championship weekend saw more than 30 million geolocation transactions recorded in 17 U.S. online betting states, an increase of 260% over the same weekend in 2020.  read more

Expanding sports betting in Washington

A bill to expand sports gambling in Washington state beyond Indian casinos and into privately-owned card rooms has been introduced for the second consecutive year. (The Lewiston Tribune)  read more

Trump grants clemency to legendary Las Vegas sports bettor

Billy Walters, a renowned professional sports bettor and businessman, expressed gratitude to President Donald Trump for granting him clemency and regaining his freedom while continuing to maintain his innocence in a highly publicized insider-trading case.  read more



New slot cabinet at Grand Casino Mille Lacs

Initial IGT games offered on the S3000 cabinets in Minnesota include popular titles such as Double Gold, Pink Diamond, Triple Gold Bars and Triple Jackpot Jewels.  read more



WPT bought by Element Partners

Allied Esports Entertainment entered an agreement with Element, who will acquire the company's poker-related business and assets, including the entities comprising the World Poker Tour.  read more

Two sequential royal flush wins at Red Rock Casino

On Friday, 15 January at Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Nevada, two guests hit royal flushes within hours of one another, taking home whopping jackpots of $132,395 and $27,101.  read more



Gaming Today sold to i15 Media

Gaming Today will become i15 Media’s flagship sports betting site. The site will retain its sharp focus on the gambling industry and the ongoing expansion of sports betting in the U.S.  read more

Treasure Island announces special offers for Super Bowl

On 7 February, the Las Vegas Strip resort will have bottomless drinks at Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que and Golden Circle Sportsbook and Bar.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper approved an agreement for a Class III gaming compact, allowing high-stakes table games and slot machines at the $273 million Kings Mountain casino project.
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