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February 27, 2017

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Resources for new video poker players
Where does one go when they want to learn more about video poker? John Robison has resources on hand, and some comments on smoking in casinos.  read more

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Casino City writer-turned-poker-pro wins Foxwoods Main Event

Ten months ago, Dan Podheiser left the ranks of Casino City to pursue his dream of playing poker professionally. It was a risk, but thanks to a new daily routine and a profitable run at the Winter Deep Freeze Poker Challenge at Foxwoods Resort Casino last week, the bold move is paying off so far for the newly expectant father. (Photo courtesy of Foxwoods)  read more
Casino City writer-turned-poker-pro wins Foxwoods Main Event



Q and A with Kara Scott, host of 888poker News

Casino City talks with Scott about her new show, being an ambassador for 888poker and dealing with jerks on the internet.  read more

Brazil Series of Poker returns to São Paulo

The PokerStars-sponsored event will run late March, offering players another opportunity to experience Latin America's poker scene.  read more

The 3rd American Poker Awards wraps up in Beverly Hills

The event, sponsored by PokerStars, recognized the game's brightest stars, breakout players and standout industry contributors.  read more

PokerStars teams up with Hippodrome Casino for London series

In early March, the PokerStars London Series will debut at The Hippodrome Casino London, featuring a £40,000 guarantee.  read more



MGM Resorts adopts BCLC's GameSense program

The company has licensed the responsible gambling program as part of an agreement with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, and will integrate it across U.S. properties.  read more

del Lago Resort and Casino opens Portico by Fabio Viviani

Cookbook author, TV star and chef Fabio Viviani will being farm-fresh ingredients to a restaurant at the recently opened New York casino.  read more

Atlantic City to add more skill-based games

Video game gambling machines for hit television series "Vikings" and Western film "Hang 'Em High" will appear on the floors of four properties in Atlantic City in the coming months.  read more

IP Casino awarded 10th AAA Four-Diamond Rating

The property's hotel has been recognized every year since 2007, acknowledging the staff's hard work and dedication to providing a high-quality travel experience.  read more



The Reel Life: Space vodka edition

A special report brings you everything you ever wanted to know about booze in space.  read more

Maryland seeks to bail on slot machine business

Though the state has received billions from gambling, the costs of slot machine ownership is proving to be more than expected, prompting policymakers to make deals with casinos to transfer ownership of slot machines in exchange for tax breaks. (The Baltimore Sun)  read more



Las Vegas eSports aims for millennials

A new 15,000-square-foot venue opens Friday and will host competitive video game tournaments in an attempt to attract the 15- to 34-year-old crowd that is typically uninterested in traditional gambling. (Associated Press)  read more



Bill Haley Jr. to rock Suncoast Showroom

In memory of rock icon Bill Haley, Bill Haley Jr.'s tribute group will carry on his father's musical legacy on 8 and 9 April at Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  read more

Tropicana Atlantic City presents multi-talented Aaron Lewis

The singer and songwriter who specializes in both hard rock and country will visit the New Jersey casino's showroom on 27 May.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
If Pennsylvania were to legalize online gambling in 2017, the state would see an estimated $426 million in tax revenue through 2022, according to Play Pennsylvania.
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