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What's the best video poker game to play?
Do you like action? Do you crave risk or do you avoid it? Are you methodical or do you wing it? Stickman explains how every video poker player is different and so are the games that suit them.  read more

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Realty Income acquires 21.9% stake in Bellagio

Realty Income signed a definitive agreement to invest approximately $950 million to acquire common and preferred equity interests from BREIT in a new joint venture that owns a 95% interest in the real estate assets of the Bellagio in Las Vegas.  read more
Realty Income acquires 21.9% stake in Bellagio



The Venetian unveils new Yahoo Sportsbook

The venue spans more than 12,000 square feet and features a 46-million-pixel, 1,770 square foot LED video wall that can display up to 40 independent sporting events at once.  read more

TWiG: Sin City music residencies

In This Week in Gambling's video, it's music to the ears of concert lovers as J. Todd runs down the list of performers in Sin City from now into 2024.  read more

Australia launches new national self-exclusion register

BetStop covers all Australian licensed interactive wagering service providers and will mean they are not allowed to open an account or accept a bet from self-excluded individuals, or send them marketing material.  read more

The Queen Baton Rouge opens DraftKings Sportsbook

The venue welcomed 1,000 guests who lined up outside to enter the 100,000-square-foot casino and new sportsbook in Louisiana.  read more

Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group fined $550,000

Australia's Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission found that the electronic games operator was operating 220 gaming machines without mandatory pre-commitment technology installed.  read more

Michigan authorities seize 50 gambling devices and cash

Investigators confiscated 48 computers, slot-style games and two gaming machines allegedly used for illegal gambling, plus $13,260 in suspected gambling proceeds from the Flint location.  read more

AGA says Americans are concerned about 'skill' games

The American Gaming Association says two-thirds of Americans are familiar with unregulated games of chance.  read more

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board bans four adults from gambling at casinos

The two males and two females left minors unattended in order to engage in gaming activities at three separate gaming establishments.  read more



Kentucky approves temporary sports wagering licenses

Eight operators -- including bet365, DraftKings and FanDuel -- received temporary licenses on Tuesday as the state plans to begin retail betting on 7 September with a mobile launch set for 28 September.  read more

Esports same-game parlays are ready for takeoff

Sports betting and media company Rivalry will feature "Same Game Combos" for top League of Legends, Counter-Strike, and Dota 2 matches.  read more

Churchill Downs to open six race and sportsbooks

Churchill Downs announced that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved temporary licenses for six properties in the Bluegrass State to begin accepting in-person sports wagers on 7 September.  read more

Beau Rivage Casino course to host Veteran Golfers Association Championship

The VGA will host its National Championship in Mississippi, on 18-21 September at Fallen Oak, which is ordinarily reserved exclusively for guests of the MGM Resort.  read more

Churchill Downs completes acquisition of Exacta Systems

Exacta is a leading provider of technology to support Historical Horse Racing operations across the country.  read more



$100,725 win at Valley Forge Casino Resort

A player at the Pennsylvania casino hit the Grand Progressive Jackpot on the Lightning Cash slot machine by Aristocrat Gaming on 29 July.  read more

Major jackpots payout on Las Vegas Strip

One individual hit it big not once, but twice on slots on 21 August at Caesars Palace, while another hit a progressive jackpot at Harrah's.  read more



Video poker win at Rampart Casino

The casino at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa made a $40,000 payout to a lucky Las Vegas local on a Multi-Hand Five Play draw poker machine on 18 August.  read more



Las Vegas' Sphere teams up with NV Energy

Sphere Entertainment submitted a 25-year agreement with the utilities company to provide the highest amount of dedicated solar power available to the Sphere.  read more

Ellis Island Casino announces deal for Las Vegas F1 race

Positioned at Turn 4, Ellis Island Hotel & Casino is a prime location for staying, viewing and enjoying the festivities taking place 16, 17 and 18 November in Las Vegas.  read more

Boulder Station's Game On debuts

The 8,000-square-foot sports bar and grill that features 60 TV screens, bar-top games, food and drinks opened this past Friday.  read more



More Las Vegas shows added for The B-52s

As it prepares to return to The Venetian Las Vegas this Friday, 25 August, the group will also make its way back to Sin City with performances to be held from 12-20 April.  read more

The O'Jays are bringing their final tour to Las Vegas

The Last Stop on the Love Train show will roll into the Palms Casino Resort in October.  read more

Erika Jayne kicks off Las Vegas residency

This past weekend, TV-personality and Billboard chart-topping dance artist Erika Jayne launched her new Las Vegas residency, Bet It All On Blonde, at House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  read more

Did You Know
Did You Know?
Last week, FanDuel Sportsbook began accepting wagers on Professional Pickleball Association Tour events in 10 states across the U.S. and the Canadian province of Ontario.
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