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August 27, 2018

Casino City Times Weekly Newsletter
August 27, 2018

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arrowJohn Grochowski: The cost of standing at blackjack

The cost of standing at blackjack
Grochowski explains several blackjack scenarios in which players should stand or hit. He also provides the difference in the average loss when a player stands or hits in each example.  read more

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Live! Casino & Hotel keeping up with the competition

It can be tough to compete with a casino with the name MGM attached to it, but Live! Casino & Hotel in Maryland has managed to do so with the introduction of several new amenities. (photo by Live! Casino & Hotel)  read more
Live! Casino & Hotel keeping up with the competition



MGM Springfield casino makes debut

Investing in the revival of historic Springfield, Massachusetts' first resort casino brings 3,000 permanent jobs and new entertainment offerings to New England.  read more

San Manuel Casino unveils first-of-its-kind Blackjack Arena

The California casino's arena exclusively hosts the Blazing 7's Blackjack game, with an advanced progressive betting option that allows players to win additional payouts during the standard game.  read more

Stratosphere unveils new Elevate room series

The first phase of the Las Vegas resort's remodel, comprising three floors totaling 252 rooms, will introduce the new Elevate series, available to guests by the end of the month.  read more

AGA releases state-by-state analysis of US casino industry

The annual report provides a comprehensive overview of the commercial casino industry and the significant economic impact it has in the 24 U.S. states with commercial gaming operations.  read more



Football Central returns to Westgate Las Vegas

The viewing party kicks off 9 September 2018 inside the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino's International Theater and takes place throughout the football season.  read more

IGT and William Hill to provide sports betting in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Lottery chose the two to be the end-to-end sports betting service providers at the state's licensed video lottery and table game establishments, Twin River Casino and Twin River Tiverton Casino.  read more

CG Technology's gaming license in danger

After chastising one of the largest sportsbook operators in Las Vegas for a series of "major hiccups," the Nevada Gaming Commission is threatening to revoke CGT's gaming license. (Las Vegas Review Journal)  read more

Scientific Games and Caesars launch sports betting in Mississippi

Horseshoe Casino in Tunica processed its inaugural bet on 14 August, ushering in a new era of sports betting for the state, and Harrah's Gulf Coast in Biloxi started offering sports betting on 20 August.  read more

Pro League Pick N' Win at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

This football season, the New York casino will be giving away $10,000 in free slot play every week during their Pro League Pick N’ Win promotion.  read more



Jackpot winner at Sam's Town

A local couple turned a visit at the Las Vegas casino into a $102,008.13 payday after hitting IGT’s Triple Star progressive jackpot on 15 August.  read more

Pechanga Resort introduces Buffy the Vampire Slayer slot

Now ready for play, the penny-denomination machines are Wide Area Progressive machines, with an initial base jackpot amount of $100,000.  read more

The Reel Life: Golf Gollum edition

The Pilgrims didn't land in Plymouth for the area to host these kinds of sinful shenanigans.  read more



Labor Day Weekend in Las Vegas

Las Vegas will host an array of Labor Day Weekend pool parties, concerts, comedians and DJ performances.  read more

M Resort to open first Topgolf Swing Suite in Vegas

Opening 1 September, the resort will debut the interactive, virtual gaming experience where guests can play some of the world's best golf courses.  read more

Golden Entertainment unveils September promotions for Nevada

The properties include Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower, Aquarius Casino Resort, Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Gambling Hall, Gold Town Casino in Pahrump, Lakeside Casino & RV Park, Arizona Charlie's Boulder and Arizona Charlie's Decatur.  read more

Boyd Gaming launches new B Connected

The nationwide player loyalty program is being brought to a new level to several properties, including multiple in Las Vegas, with the addition of new reward tiers and exclusive new benefits for Boyd Gaming customers.  read more



Justin Timberlake adds Mohegan Sun show

The Man Of The Woods Tour, Live Nation has confirmed an additional Uncasville show at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, 22 December.  read more

Mariah Carey announces 2019 dates for Caesars Palace

As she returns to the Las Vegas stage this Friday for her headlining residency, the female artist released five new dates at the Las Vegas casino.  read more

DJ Brooke Evers at Paris Las Vegas

Australian model and DJ Brooke Evers will perform at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas on Labor Day Weekend beginning on Sunday, 2 September.  read more

Bring Me The Horizon to stop at The Joint

The British rock band will take its First Love North American tour to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on 16 February.  read more

Beer Park to host Gator Day Weekend

The restaurant will smoke alligators throughout the weekend from 1-3 September at Paris Las Vegas.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
The commercial gaming industry brought in $40.28 billion in gaming revenue in 2017, a 3.4% increase over 2016, according to the American Gaming Association.
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