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January 27, 2020

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Why not to stray from basic strategy
When playing blackjack, Grochowski explains there is nothing arbitrary about basic strategy. It considers every possible outcome of every possible play and is a solid guide to making the optimal play for most players.  read more

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Betfred announces grand opening of first US sportsbook

The world's largest independent bookmaker will unveil the new venue at Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort in Iowa on Thursday. The 3,500 square-foot sportsbook has 80 screens, 10 recliners, 22 lounging chairs, VIP areas, five high top tables, a full bar and food service.  read more
Betfred announces grand opening of first US sportsbook



NFL unveils Las Vegas draft celebration details

As the Raiders prepare for their first season in Las Vegas, the 85th NFL Draft will host various free events in Las Vegas, 23-25 April, including a red carpet at the iconic Fountains of Bellagio.  read more

MGM Resorts named gaming partner of Las Vegas Raiders

MGM Resorts will serve as an official home of the new NFL team's pregame and postgame party and founding partner of Allegiant Stadium.  read more

Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas hosting final party

Before shutting its doors on 3 February, the off-Strip property will offer free entertainment, food and beverage specials and more during Super Bowl Weekend.  read more

Detroit commercial casinos top $1.4 billion in 2019

Both MGM Grand Detroit and MotorCity Casino experienced their highest yearly adjusted gross revenue totals since opening in 1999.  read more

PT's Taverns to debut bar top gaming machines

A $25,000 cash giveaway will be held at all Las Vegas venues, including PT's Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar.  read more

Beau Rivage spa rated one of best in North America

MGM Resorts International's beachfront resort spa on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi lands at No. 28 on Spa and Wellness Travel's annual Top 100 list.  read more



FanDuel Sportsbook ready for Colorado launch

After partnering with Twin River Worldwide, FanDuel's online sportsbook and app experience will be available for residents and visitors to Colorado in the coming months.  read more

Wind Creek partners with Betfred for sports betting

Subject to regulatory approval, Betfred will be offering guests at Wind Creek Bethlehem in Pennsylvania their full sportsbook service at the casino as well as mobile and internet betting within state lines.  read more



Steele wins 2020 MSPT Cleveland Poker Open

Michigan's Patrick Steele topped the 611-entry field to win the 2020 Cleveland Poker Open $1,100 Main Event at Jack Cleveland Casino, and took home $124,461.  read more

Nominees for the Global Poker Awards announced

At least 12 nations will be represented at the Global Poker Awards in March with 16 former winners joining an impressive list of first-time nominees.  read more

Seminole Hard Rock crowns Lucky Hearts Poker Open winner

Brian Altman from Boston won the Main Event and $482,636 first-place check at the Florida casino last week.  read more



IP Casino guest hits $160,000 jackpot

An Alabama resident turned a visit to the Biloxi resort last week into a $160,000 payday after playing IGT's Pinball slot.  read more

Guest at The Orleans in Las Vegas wins $100,000

The local resident hit the video poker slot jackpot with royal flush while playing Game King at the off-Strip casino last week.  read more

Player scores $850,000 at Horseshoe Casino & Hotel

A 38-year old electrician from Tupelo hit a royal flush on a Mega Jackpot Progressive Ultimate Texas Hold’em machine at the Mississippi casino.  read more

Silver Strike slot machines return to Plaza

Committed to creating a vintage Vegas experience, the downtown hotel and casino will offer the unique slot machines that dispense specialty collector coins.  read more



Dave Matthews Band coming to Mohegan Sun

The band's 2020 North American summer tour begins with a two-night stand at the Connecticut casino in June at Mohegan Sun Arena.  read more

Jonas Brothers announces Las Vegas residency

On the heels of releasing their first new single of 2020, GRAMMY Award-nominated trio Jonas Brothers will begin a Sin City residency at Park MGM on 1 April.  read more

Comedian Chris Reid performing at Downtown Grand Las Vegas

Reid, formerly known as ‘Kid’ from the rap duo Kid ‘n Play, will appear at recently opened The Spare Room in Downtown Las Vegas on 29 February.  read more

The Mirage welcomes Chelsea Handler

Handler, one of the most successful figures in entertainment today, will perform at the Las Vegas Strip casino on 26 June.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Last week, two state Senate bills were proposed that would legalize gambling in Hawaii and establish a Lottery and Gaming Corporation. Currently, Hawaii and Utah are the only U.S. states to have an outright ban on all forms of gambling.
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