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March 26, 2018

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Be selective in blackjack games
Blackjack just isn't like it was in the good ol' days, when rule variation was uncommon. Now, rules vary by casino and even by table. So where do you start?  read more

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Esports Arena Las Vegas opening at Luxor Casino

The first dedicated esports venue on the Strip threw open its doors last week, featuring a blend of live experiences and streaming. (Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts International)  read more
Esports Arena Las Vegas opening at Luxor Casino



Barona Resort gives out $50 in free play

The California resort and casino is holding free play giveaways this week for all Platinum-level Club members.  read more

MGC provides scholarships for table games dealer training

In Massachusetts, MCCTI students may receive funding through scholarships and begin training to become table games dealers, with those who complete two or more classes guaranteed an audition with MGM Springfield.  read more

Mohegan Sun Golf Club named a 'Best Casino Course'

Golfweek readers ranked the Connecticut casino's golf course according to its strength of touring, feature shaping, natural setting and greens.  read more

Penn National Gaming receives approval for Pinnacle acquisition

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the West Virginia Lottery Commission have approved the company's proposed transaction.  read more

Greektown Casino Hotel receives AAA Four Diamond award

The Detroit casino has once again received the designation thanks to its attention to detail and high guest experience standards.  read more



Las Vegas remains top trade show destination

The city was named the No. 1 trade show destination in the U.S. for the 24th consecutive year by Trade Show News Network.  read more

Nevada Gaming Commission approves SLS ownership transfer

The Meruelo Group's acquisition of the 1,616-room, three-tower resort casino from Stockbridge Capital Group is expected to be completed by the end of the month.  read more

IGT, Boyd Gaming introduce VR at The Orleans

The companies have paired up to offer a "Virtual Zone" at the Las Vegas casino, IGT's first virtual reality installation and Boyd's first VR offering.  read more



Three-way chop decides Pala tournament winner

Last week, three players won $3,650 each after they agreed to the chop during the California casino's Vegas Seat poker tournament.  read more

MSPT, The Venetian expand summer event offering

Season nine of the Mid-States Poker Tournament will offer five events with $12 million in guarantees this June.  read more



The Artesian Casino announces Spring Fling

The second annual event at the Oklahoma casino will kick off on 7 April, featuring family-friendly activities, food trucks and special guests.  read more

Nine Inch Nails to perform at Hard Rock Las Vegas

The rock band will put on two performances at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on 13 and 15 June.  read more

Palms presents blink-182's 'Kings of the Weekend' residency

The band's first-ever Las Vegas residency will begin at the Pearl Concert Theater on 26 May, with dates running through November.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, took in $170.1 million in revenue in February this year, down 8.9% compared to last year's $186.6 million, according to the state's Division of Gaming Enforcement.
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