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Interview with a blackjack bully
We've all run into the Blackjack Bully, the player who constantly complains and comments about how fellow tablemates are playing. Scoblete sits down with one of those bullies and discusses what makes him tick  read more

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Massive jackpot win at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood

A Ft. Lauderdale woman placed a $5 bet and hit for $3,854,682 on the IGT Megabucks slots game Thursday shortly after midnight. The jackpot marks the highest payout in history for all six Seminole Gaming properties.  read more
Massive jackpot win at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood



Sycuan Casino unveils Padres-themed suite

The new Padres Suite at the Southern Cal casino offers pool views, a private wraparound balcony, plush king-size bed, relaxing sitting area and a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower.  read more

Casino Queen to rebrand as DraftKings at Casino Queen

DraftKings announced that Casino Queen will be rebranded as “DraftKings at Casino Queen”, including its physical location in East St. Louis.  read more

TWiG: Merger creates world's largest gambling company

Following a year-long process with regulators in different jurisdictions, the merger between Caesars Entertainment and Eldorado Resorts is finally complete.  read more

Harrah's Northern California welcomes August promotions

Every week in August, 100 winners will be drawn and awarded free slot play prizes based on their Caesars Rewards tier level.  read more

Ellis Island Casino launches cashless casino markers

Rather than receiving physical cash for a casino marker, guests at the Las Vegas property can use their Marker Trax slot credit line to play electronically on any slot machine on the property.  read more



Six Winners OTB venues reopen in CT

Six Winners off-track betting venues have reopened while six others remain closed until further notice. Two of the company's properties have closed permanently.  read more



$320,000 jackpot on The Strip

On Saturday, a resort guest won $320,000 with a $200 2-coin bet on Pinball in the High Limit Slots room at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  read more



Bally's Las Vegas officially reopens

This follows the reopening of sister Strip properties such as Caesars Palace, Flamingo, Harrah's and Paris Las Vegas.  read more

Updated dining options at SAHARA

The Las Vegas resort has new offerings at Beers and Bets and CASBAR Lounge, including big screens, refreshed menus and specialty cocktails.  read more

The Venetian Las Vegas announces new recycling program

The program's purpose is to recycle surgical face masks, which are being used by guests and employees as part of the resort's Venetian Clean initiatives.  read more



Dunst wins $777 NLH 6-Handed event

World Poker Tour commentator Tony Dunst emerged victorious to capture the $168,342 first-place prize and his second career bracelet.  read more

No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack goes to Cheung

The 1,579-entry field created a $710,550 prize pool and after seven hours of play, Allan "Treeoflife" Cheung claimed the bracelet and $120,082.95.  read more

Second WSOP bracelet win for Helppi

GGPoker crowned its second champion when Juha Helppi doubled his gold bracelet tally in the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship by defeating Jesus Cortes in heads-up.  read more

Gerhart wins second career bracelet

Ohio native Kevin "therealkg" Gerhart, who now resides in Las Vegas, captured $97,571.65 and his second gold bracelet after winning the $500 PLO 6-Handed event.  read more

Avant takes the $500 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout

For his first-ever World Series of Poker Cash, Raymond "avant9201" Avant took home $93,775.96 after being the last standing in the 1,452-player event.  read more

Another bracelet victory for Binger

The $400 No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed even had 2,408 entries with Nick "samadhi" Binger being crowned the winner of the $866,880 first-place prize.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
U.S. sports bettors increased their spending with licensed online sports betting operators by 12% in 2019, while spending with illegal bookmakers dropped by 25% in states that have legalized sports betting, according to a survey of 3,451 adults conducted by the American Gaming Association.
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