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October 25, 2021

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October 25, 2021

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First cashless gaming experience
Robison goes into detail about his first, and unintentional, experience with cashless gaming slot machines at Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas.  read more

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New York's sports betting disaster

On Friday, the New York State Gaming Commission announced what the tax rates will be for anyone unfortunate enough to win the right to operate online sports betting in the Empire State.  read more
New York's sports betting disaster



World Series of Poker in review: Week 3

Week 3 delivered on excitement with Phil Hellmuth winning his record-breaking 16th bracelet and a stacked faceoff in the $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship.  read more

Friedman denies Hellmuth 17th bracelet

Adam Friedman beat Phil Hellmuth heads up and took home $248,350 from the $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship, his fourth gold WSOP bracelet and the third consecutive time he's won this event.  read more

Ruben finishes first in $1,500 Razz

Capturing his third-career gold bracelet, Bradley Ruben defeated a final table including Charles Sinn, Yuri Dzivielevski, David "ODB" Baker, and Matt Grapenthien, on his way to $99,188.  read more

First bracelet victory for Anthony Koutsos

After a back and forth heads-up, real estate agent Anthony Koutsos bested Charbel Kanterjian in the $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em event for his first bracelet and $167,272.  read more

WSOP announces Hall of Fame finalists

Traditionally electing one new member annually, the finalists will be considered by 32 living members, who will cast votes to determine this year's Hall-of-Famer.  read more



Gila River breaks ground on fourth casino

When complete, Santan Mountain in Arizona will include more than 850 slots and table games as well as an exclusive High Limit Gaming Salon. The BetMGM sportsbook will extend the casino floor.  read more

Rolling Hills Casino Resort expansion completed

The California casino game and event spaces have increased by 60,000 and 30,000 square feet, respectively.  read more

Empire City Casino reaches 15th anniversary

The MGM Resorts property in Yonkers, NY boasts the sixth-largest gaming floor in the country and since opening in 2006 it has generated more than $4 billion in funds for New York State education.  read more

Ocean Resort Casino opens Hawaiian-inspired restaurant

Bringing a taste of the Pacific to the East Coast on 29 October, Makai at the Atlantic City property will be located adjacent to floor-to-ceiling ocean views on the Casino Level between Topgolf Swing Suites and Amada by Jose Garces.  read more



Mobile sports betting launches in CT

After a week trial period, online sports betting and online gaming went live in Connecticut last week, becoming the 28th state with legalized sports betting since 2018.  read more

TWiG: Florida and New York betting updates

Florida sports betting is now legal, but there's no place accepting bets. Also, New York mobile betting has yet to issue a license to a sports betting operator.  read more

DraftKings brings back Sports Betting National Championship

The three-day, sports betting event with a $10,000 entry fee will take place from 5-7 November at the Envue Hotel in Weehawken, New Jersey.  read more

Pennsylvania sportsbooks surge in September

Pennsylvania's online and retail sportsbooks drew $578.8 million in wagers in September, which is up 25.1% from $462.8 million in September 2020 and up 66.1% from $348.5 million in August.  read more



Las Vegas celebrates Halloween

Las Vegas has plenty of tricks and treats to offer this Halloween, as the holiday weekend promises a fun mix of festivities planned throughout the city.  read more

Dream Hotel Group brand coming to The Strip

The 19-story Dream Las Vegas will bring 526 rooms and suites when completed in the third quarter 2024. Additional amenities include gaming, dining and nightlife venues, a pool deck, retail experiences, meeting rooms and a fitness center.  read more

SAHARA Las Vegas welcomes Chickie's & Pete's

To honor and celebrate the historic opening, Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom officially declared 21 October as Chickie’s & Pete’s Day on the Las Vegas Strip.  read more



Adam Lambert begins shows at The Venetian

Last week, Adam Lambert kicked off his limited Las Vegas engagement at The Venetian Theater inside The Venetian Las Vegas.  read more

Mohegan Sun celebrates 25 years

Harry Styles put on an incredible performances in the award-winning 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena on both 21 October and 23 October, and Blake Shelton also brought the house down on Friday, 22 October.  read more

Metallica and Billy Joel to perform at Allegiant Stadium

The weekend in Las Vegas kicks off on 25 February with a performance from Metallica, which will be joined by Greta Van Fleet. Then, Billy Joel takes the stage on 26 February.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Four casinos in Iowa were fined a combined $130,000 by the state's Racing and Gaming Commission for gambling activity involving minors.
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