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August 28, 2017

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August 28, 2017

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arrowJohn Grochowski: What might be, might be

What might be, might be
What if I held the king? We usually advise against thinking of what could have been, but some what-ifs are too tempting to pass up.  read more

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MGM to introduce first free-roam virtual reality arena in Las Vegas

LEVEL UP, the new social gaming lounge at MGM Grand Las Vegas, will debut an interactive digital universe next week where players can choose from three immersive games in which teams can freely explore a virtual environment.  read more
MGM to introduce first free-roam virtual reality arena in Las Vegas



The Cromwell opens sportsbook

The boutique hotel on the Strip officially opened its sportsbook during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 23 August.  read more

'Pick the Pros' at Boyd Gaming properties

The Las Vegas Valley's longest-running free football contest will kick off this week at Boyd casinos across Nevada.  read more

Sportsbooks breath sighs of relief with Mayweather win

Had McGregor won, it would have been one of the most expensive losses in the history of Las Vegas sportsbooks. (ESPN)  read more



Black Oak Casino earns five Romero awards

During the Casino Marketing and Technology Conference in Las Vegas, the California casino received two golden awards, two silver awards and an honorable mention.  read more

Rivers Casino team works to maintain local outdoor destinations

Last week, Rivers Casino team members, partnering with the Hill House Association, will complete an outdoor beautification project along the Chauncey Steps in Pittsburgh.  read more

Cherokee Casino aids local school during budget cuts

Volunteers from Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs delivered 1,419 boxed items to Peavine Public School.  read more

Lightning Link Lounge opens at WinStar World Casino

The lounge features the largest collection in the world of over 150 Lightning Link units across 4,000 square feet in the Oklahoma casino's London Gaming Plaza.  read more

IP Casino's thirty-two recognized with 2017 Restaurant Award

The restaurant was honored for its wine program in Wine Spectator's Wine List Awards.  read more



The Reel Life: Gator wrestling edition

A professional gator wrestler is retiring in (obviously) Florida.  read more

Aristocrat unveils The Big Lebowski slot machine

Players can win big The Dude himself on the company's Arc Double cabinet as they play through two base game bonuses.  read more



Hellmuth wins $200K in Poker Night in America

Poker pro and author of "Poker Brat" Phil Hellmuth won the first King of the Hill belt during the tournament at Rivers Casino Schenectady on 22 and 23 August.  read more



Icon Paul Anka set to perform at Mohegan Sun

On 21 October, the artist will perform his hits from over the years at the Connecticut casino.  read more

Hit comedian returns to Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs

Joey "Coco" Diaz, known for his comedy acts and various roles on popular television series, will perform in the Qualla Ballroom at the Oklahoma casino on 12 September.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Multiple winning million-dollar wagers were placed on Floyd Mayweather over the weekend in Las Vegas, with $1 million and $1.2 million bets taken at MGM Grand and William Hill's Nevada sportsbook, respectively.
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